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Wednesday, 19 March 2014 00:00

Closing Day Announcement

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It has been an incredible season at Bear Creek, with the record setting snow falls and cold temperatures we were able to have one of the best seasons we have had in years. This was our earliest opening ever and we are now more than half way through March still with excellent conditions.

We would like to take this time to thank everyone who has made this a successful season. But like every year it must come to an end. We are sad to announce we will be closing for the 2013/14 ski season on March 30 at 4PM. That leaves you with just under two weeks to get in those last few runs of the season. So grab your friends, family or co-workers and take advantage of the conditions with these great deals.

The Wednesday Family Day has been extended and now includes Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of the season. Family Days allow you to get up to 6 Extended Day Lift Tickets for just $53 or up to 6 Extended Day Lift Tickets and Rentals for $99!

If weekdays do not work with your busy schedule we have extended our Family Night on Sunday to and all day deal. From 8:30-10PM pay just $85 for up to 6 Evening Lift Tickets or $159 for up to 6 Lift Tickets and Rentals!

March Madness package is back and starting at $79 per person, per night (based on double occupancy).  It includes your hotel room, lift tickets the night you arrive and a lift ticket for the next day.  You also receive 50% ski and snowboard rentals.  The package is valid Sunday through Thursday. 

Now is the time to take advantage of one of these great deals and hit the slopes for some late season turns.

Thanks for the great season.

Ryan

Saturday, 08 March 2014 09:59

Late Winter Fun!

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It has been a phenomenal season so far at Bear Creek.  The skiing and snowboarding has been the best we have seen in years.  Pennsylvania has set records for snowfall and consistently cold temperatures, a great combination for late winter and early spring fun.  We have a ton of snow on the trails and with the temperatures warming up it is a great time to get out with family and friends, soak up some rays and enjoy the soft snow!

We have some great deals to make hitting the slopes in March irresistible.  We are expanding our Wednesday Family Day offerings to include Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of the season.  Family Days allow you to get up to 6 Extended Day Lift Tickets for just $53 or up to 6 Extended Day Lift Tickets and Rentals for $99!

If you can’t make it up during the week, we also have Family Night on Sunday evenings, $85 for up to 6 Evening Lift Tickets or $159 for up to 6 Lift Tickets and Rentals!

For those seeking an overnight getaway check out the March Madness package starting at $79 per person, per night (based on double occupancy).  It includes your hotel room, lift tickets the night you arrive and a lift ticket for the next day.  You also receive 50% ski and snowboard rentals.  The package is valid Sunday through Thursday.  Basically you are paying for the room and skiing and riding for free, how can you resist that?

See you on the slopes!

Mark

Friday, 04 October 2013 14:31

Garlic, Garlic & More Garlic

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Garlic Garlic and more Garlic! If you aren’t already following the Bear Creek Pinterest page, you should be because we a pinning away in preparation for our upcoming Garlic, Cheese & Summer Mountain Festival scheduled for August 25. I can’t stop searching for yummy garlic recipes. I thought that I would share two of my ‘must try’ favorites. Along my travels, I found this cute Garlic Lover photo.

Garlic Lovers Unite at the Cheese, Garlic & Summer Mountain Festival

Friday, 04 October 2013 14:31

Cheese & Garlic Lover's Recipe Contest

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This summer seems to be flying by, before you know it the Cheese, Garlic & Summer Mountain Festival will be upon us! Did you know that we are now accepting entries for our 3rd Annual Garlic & Cheese Lovers Recipe Contest? That’s right, calling all chefs or kitchen gurus! Our recipe contest selection team is collecting entries through August 10. Don’t worry, recipes don’t need to be original, they can be but you can also take something and add your own twist.

All of the details can be found on the recipe contest page HOWEVER recipe criteria are as follows: Recipes may be copied or original. If copied from another source, that source must be revealed in the submission.

  • Each recipe must be an appetizer with at least 8 appetizer servings.
  • Recipes must be typed or legibly written or printed.
  • Directions to prepare recipe must be clear and complete.
  • Each recipe for the Garlic Lover’s Appetizer Contest must use at least 2 cloves of garlic.
  • Each recipe for the Cheese Lover’s Appetizer Contest must use 1 cup shredded cheese (4 ounces).
  • Use specific standard US measurements for each ingredient with can and packages sizes listed in the order of their use in the recipe.

There will be prizes for First, Second and Third place in each the Garlic and Cheese recipe categories. The top ten finalists will be selected to prepare their recipe to present to the judges at the Bear Creek Cheese, Garlic & Summer Mountain Festival on August 25. The winners will receive:

For Cheese Lover’s Recipe Contest:

  • First Prize: A Mid-Week Ski and Stay Package valued at $200
  • Second Prize: A $50 Gift Certificate to Bear Creek Mountain Resort
  • Third Prize: A $25 Gift Certificate to Bear Creek Mountain Resort

For Garlic Lover’s Recipe Contest:

  • First Prize: A Mid-Week Ski and Stay Package valued at $200
  • Second Prize: A $50 Gift Certificate to Bear Creek Mountain Resort
  • Third Prize: A $25 Gift Certificate to Bear Creek Mountain Resort

To enter, send your recipe to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ‘contest entry’ in the subject line or by mail to:

Events at Bear Creek
101 Doe Mountain Ln.
Macungie, PA 18062

Want to know more? Email Tracy H at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Happy cooking!

Megan

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Now Booking: Winter Vacation!

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While some of you might just be starting to think about your summer getaway plans, our minds are focused on winter! Yesterday was the start of our 2013-2014 winter season hotel bookings. If you are a frequent guest in our hotel, you may or may not know that every year on July 1, winter hotel bookings open. Those of you who are interested in celebrating Christmas, New Year’s Eve & Day, President’s Day or Martin Luther King Day with us should start making your plans now. Typically these are the first weekends to fill.

Friday, 04 October 2013 14:30

Summer of Seafood

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Happy Summer! That’s right, today is the first day of summer. Although it’s been a bit rainy this month, this weekend is looking like the seasonal summer weather will return!

Is seafood one of your summertime favorites? If so, The Grille is where you’ll want to be later this month. This week is Lobster Week and we couldn’t be more excited.  All week we are featuring special like lobster bisque, whole steamed lobsters, lobster rolls and a delicious lobster flambe! Lobster week runs through Sunday, June 23. Be sure to call The Grille to make your reservation, 610-641-7149.

To add to the fun, Crab Night will be held on July 11 in the Rock Garden. Reservations are required and there is a minimum crab order per party. Enjoy an outdoor crab feast with your closest friends and family. Reservations must be made before July 5! Call The Grille at 610-641-7149 to reserve your Crab Night meal now.

Finally, Oyster Night returns..twice!  Once again we will be hosting buck-a-shuck oyster night at The Grille. Join us on July 31, September 11 or maybe both nights for a yummy oyster feast. Our Malpeque oysters will be sure to please your palette. Reservations can be made online or by calling The Grille.

Not a seafood lover? No worries, The Grille will be serving their regular dinner menu in addition to our seafood specials. Don’t miss the summer of seafood at The Grille!

Megan

Friday, 04 October 2013 14:30

Thinking About Mother's Day?

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, have you thought about what your plans are yet? If you are still weighing your options, we’ve got a few suggestions that mom is sure to love.

While our Mother’s Day brunch is sold out, we still have plenty of reservations available for dinner at The Grille. Let mom take her chef hat off for the night and have our staff take care of dinner, we even do the dishes!

Reservations available for dinner at The Grille

If dinner isn’t quite what you are looking for, why not make a reservation for mom at our Martinis & Manicures event next Wednesday, May 15. Each event attendee will receive a mini-manicure and a martini while lounging in our rock garden and listening to live music. Reservations can only be made online and are just $20 per person, so don’t wait too long on this one. Can’t make it to Martinis & Manicures? Our full service salon and spa, The Spa at Bear Creek, is open daily and we even sell gift cards.

Treat mom to a gift card to The Spa

Perhaps you are looking to treat mom to a weekend getaway? If so, we offer an array of getaway packages at The Hotel at Bear Creek. If she’s into the great outdoors, relaxing at the spa or checking out the local attractions, our getaway packages have something to offer all moms. Contact our reservations team for complete availability and pricing at 1-866-754-2822.

Getaway Packages at The Hotel are perfect for Mom

Now that we’ve given you a few suggestions, all you have to do is choose! We hope to see you and mom soon! As always, for the most up to date resort information visit our websiteor our facebook, google +or twitter pages.

Megan

Friday, 04 October 2013 14:30

May Happenings at Bear Creek

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The spring weather seems to finally have arrived and we couldn’t be happier. Just because there isn’t snow on the ground doesn’t mean that we aren’t busy at Bear Creek! May is the kick off to many of our summer events and promotions. I think you will be pleased when you see our schedule of events.

Let me take some time to fill you in on the happenings at the resort.

The Hotel:
The hotel has vacation packages that are sure to be loved. Right now, we are taking reservations for our first spring hot deal. This package starts at $110.95 and includes lodging, breakfast, unlimited access to resort amenities and a Mountain Activities Pass for everyone in your reservations.

The hot deal rate is based on availability and per night. The rate is valid for a stay any night Sunday through Thursday this May or June. Hurry, you only have until May 5 to book and secure this rate. Booking information can be found here.

The Grille & The Trail’s End Café:
The Grille is currently taking reservations for Mother’s Day brunch on may 12. You won’t want to wait, reservations are almost full. Why not treat mom to a delicious brunch at the resort? After all, she deserves it!

Also at The Grille, Prime Rib Fridays have returned and we’ve added mussel and surf and turf specials all month long. If prime rib, mussels and surf and turf aren’t up your alley, you will love Italian Night every Monday in the Trail’s End Café!

May 23rd is the official start of outdoor deck dining, Martinis & Manicures is scheduled for May 15, and live music returns every Thursday night.

The Spa:
The spa is kicking off the summer with $10 off new services including a Micro Body Buff Polish and a Luxury Hydrating Wrap.  The Spa is also hosting a summer event series entitled, Relax, Rejuvenate & Be Well This Summer. Our first event, Nutrition is Key will be held on May 28 with Robin Landis from 6-7pm.

Events:
Our events schedule is bursting at the seams so mark your calendars. In May, we are hosting a Cuarto de Mayo event on 5/4, Martinis & Manicures on 5/15, our first Bluegrass, Blues & Backyard Picnic on 5/19, Music Under The Stars on 5/23 and our weekly Disc Golf Shootout every Wednesday.

Hope to see you at the resort soon! As always, for the most up to date information visit our website or our facebook, google + or twitter pages.

Megan

Friday, 04 October 2013 14:29

The Season Has Ended

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The season started off a little later than we had wanted but Bear Creek made up for it with the great snowmaking and conditions throughout the entire season.  There were incredible amount of snow made late March in to February. You can see the terrain change with the large piles of snow that had to be pushed out nightly.

Though I did not ride as much as I would have like this season, it was only 23 days compared to 46 I rode last year, the conditions were great everyday that I was out. There were numerous blue bird days and the snow was great almost every day.

This was a strange season, as spring approached the interest in Skiing and Snowboarding declined quickly. This was good as a day rider but as a resort this had to hurt. Most of the day you could ride any trail and see only a handful of guests despite the wonderful conditions.

This was an unusual ending to the season, I cannot remember the last time that Bear Creek closed with all trails open and fresh snow a few days before, but when the interest is not there, I can see why you would want to end it on a high note instead of dragging it out any longer. Like every other season, Bear Creek ended their season with a bang. On Saturday there was a cardboard box race with over 50 competitors, these competitors created racing machines from just cardboard, duct tape and zip ties. After the race there was live music on the deck by Local Dub. Sunday the season ended with a chilly day of Pond Skimming and live music by Trouble City All Stars. There were over 60 competitors who tried there hardest to skim over the chilly 100ft pond. The lucky competitors who made it were entered to win a season pass.

Though the season started off a bit late, it was still filled with great conditions and excellent weather for the majority of the season. With 76 available days of skiing and riding, there was no reason why you should not have enjoyed these great conditions and fresh man-made snow.

Friday, 04 October 2013 14:29

Spring Fling Weekend

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It is that time of year again where the season begins to dwindle away. The days are becoming warmer and guests begin to participate in other spring sports. But it is not the end, there is still a ton of snow and our snowmakers made snow the past three nights to ensure the best possible conditions for our guests.

There is still plenty of things to look forward too, including our Spring Fling Weekend. On March 16 we will start the festivities off with our Cardboard Box race. Participants have to create a Cardboard box racer only using cardboard, duct tape, zip ties and paint. This may seem impossible, but the creations that show up and perform are absolutely impressive. The sleds race in a elimination format until the fasted sled prevails. Think you got what it takes, then maybe you will win one of the prizes for fastest or most creative sled.

We end the Spring Fling Weekend on March 17 with our Annual Pondskimming. This is one of the best places to celebrate St. Pattys Day. Grab a cold beer and watch all of the crazy skiers and snowboarders try to skim across our icy cold pond. The lucky skimmers that make it across will be entered to win a season pass. But the majority of the skimmers will end up swimming. This is a great event to watch but even more fun to participate in.  

Don’t miss out on this great event or any of our other upcoming events. The Snowmobile Drag Races, Adult Prom, 80’s Style, Spring Wine & Food Festival or our Bluegrass & Blues Picnic.

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