OPENING UPDATE: Unfortunately the weather has not been as cold as forecasted and we have not been able to produce adequate slope coverage for a Saturday opening. We will continue to make snow today and tonight with hopes of opening on Sunday, this is not a definite so please check back for opening updates.
OPENING DAY UPDATE: Snowmaking weather will return tonight. If we can produce a decent amount of snow tonight then there is a possibility we can open for the 2012/13 season on Saturday, December 29! Check back tomorrow afternoon for a opening day announcement. Lets hope we get some decent coverage tonight. Think Snow!
Snowmaking Update: Our snowmaking team has been making progress but unfortunately we have not been able to produce enough snow to open for skiing and riding.
There is an opportunity for snowmaking Tuesday night and later this week as weather permits. Keep checking back for snowmaking and opening updates.
SNOWMAKING UPDATE: Last night our snowmaking team was able to make snow on all trails. Temperatures ended up being 4 -5 degrees warmer than forecasted and production was limited. We should be able to make snow tonight however production will be marginal.
Unfortunately there are no chances of opening for skiing and riding on Monday and Tuesday will be based on how tonight goes. Keep your fingers crossed for cold weather!
You might be wondering how we actually make snow. While searching the Internet to find a great way to explain how snowmaking works, I came across two great informational videos.
These videos were produced by onthesnow.com, their meteorologist, Joel Gratz, explains the science behind snowmaking, why skiers and snowboarders should care and why resorts across North America need man made snow to keep the lifts running.
In the first, Making Snow On The Mountain, you will learn about what a snow gun does, how it works and what our snowmaking team has to do to make great snow. In the second, The Business Of Snowmaking, you will learn about the logistics, economics and elements required to make snow.
I encourage you to take a few minutes to learn about the snowmaking process and why it is so important to Bear Creek.
Don't Miss The Final Hot Deal Of The Year!
Why not get in a last minute getaway before the holiday season?
This Hot Deal includes:
- Overnight Accommodations
- $10 Bear Creek Dining Card
Starting at $99 per night in a standard room. Upgrade to a suite for only $20 more. Rooms are based on double occupancy and availability. Must stay between December 2, 2012 and December 6, 2012
Book online using code HTDL or call The Hotel 1-866-754-2822 to book your package today!
Gobble, Gobble and Happy Thanksgiving! November is a time for homecoming and historically Thanksgiving is one of the most travel heavy times of the year. According to various websites 56% of modern day Thanksgiving Pilgrims will travel at least 100 miles by car, with the average distance of 214 miles, but Orbitz, the travel website, has air travel at its peak in July. So armed with this information, the moral of this story is that all travel can be a hassle no matter what day you travel, it just depends on who you ask!
I am blessed with the fact that all my family now lives nearby and my even more special family of friends are right in my neighborhood. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is a huge night for us to get together and enjoy some quiet time before the hectic holidays hit. This year we will be at Bear Creek together for the Pub Crawl. What a great way to host a party…let Bear Creek do all the work!
We will begin the night in the Trails End Café where Victoria and Ben are the Mixologists for the night. Bar None Entertainment will be spinning tunes and handing out prizes for trivia. Then we will crawl on down to The Turkey Bar that will be set up in the rock garden with patio heaters and fire pits to keep us toasty and warm. But it is the cool games that I am most looking forward to at The Turkey Bar. There will be four of them all based on Minute to Win It games but with a Thanksgiving twist.
When it is time to move on to the third bar we will be heading into The Grille for a drink special and to listen to Jake Kaligis and The New Constitution play. By crawling through the resort and visiting all three bars, I can then be entered to win an off peak season pass OR an overnight stay in The Hotel at Bear Creek. What an awesome prize!!!
So on Monday of Thanksgiving week I can say that I am so looking forward to this Wednesday night and spending a fun night at Bear Creek with all my friends. Hope to see you at the Turkey Bar.
Are you tired of being stuck inside after this past storm, did you miss your chance to show off your impressive costume for a second year in a row? Well you still have a chance to get out and show it off.
Join us tonight, October 31 for a 21+ Halloween party at the Trails End Café.
The festivities will begin at 7PM, and include $5 drink and $2 draft specials all night. We have a whole list of special drinks for the evening. Try a Cranberry Ginger Martini, Spiked Apple Cider, Pumpkin Nut Martini or a Carmel Appletini. If these sound a little too sweet for your taste buds, we will also have Victory Ale and Red Hook Pumpkin Ale beer specials all night.
There will be Halloween themed games and horror films played all evening. Don’t forget to enter our Halloween costume contest. You just might have a chance to win prizes. We will be awarding prizes to the Best Overall Costume, Prettiest Costume, Scariest Costume, Best Couple and Best Group.
Don’t sit around at home in the dark alone for another evening, grab your friends and come to the Trails End Café for an evening of frights and delights.
UPDATE: Due to mass power outages we have extended this promotion and earlybird season pass rates through November 4, 2012!
Attention all potential skiers and snowboarders! In my opinion, we are currently hosting one of the best season pass promotions we have ever offered! From now until November 4, 2012 at 11:59pm you can enter to win a Bear Creek season pass for life, for free!
There are two ways to enter:
1. Purchase your earlybird pass online, over the phone at 1-866-754-2822 or in person at Guest Services.
2. Mail your name, address, phone number and email address to 101 Doe Mountain Lane Macungie, PA 18062 Attn: Marketing
One lucky winner will be selected on November 5, 2012 to win their pass and future pass for life! For complete promotion details, click here. Good Luck!