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Weekday Warriors – Midweek ski getaway popularity rises as rates drop

Arialle Hess  
As skiing and riding become more and more popular, so do the lines. If you venture to any ski resort on a weekend, upon rounding the mountain bend, you will see what looks like thousands of tiny ants crawling across a white blanket. The slopes are a little crowded, but there is no denying the allure of daytime skiing; the sun is warm, the visibility is perfect, and the snow is just right for digging in those edges. If you want to avoid the lift line wait time, but don’t want to deal with the dark, cold, …

20th Anniversary

Arialle Hess  
Bear Creek Mountain Resort has been a premier destination ski resort with beginner-friendly staff and slopes for two decades. New for the 2019-2020 season will be the 3-month long celebration of the resort’s 20th anniversary of skiing and riding. Many locals are excited for the anniversary; not only to celebrate what the resort has become, but also to take a trip down nostalgia lane.
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The 2019 Snowmobile Drag Races

Arialle Hess  

This calendar year is packed with new and improved events at Bear Creek Mountain Resort, but amongst them is one particular event that doesn’t always get its perennial glory; the Snowmobile Drag Races. Due to snow conditions and weather circumstances, these races don’t always happen. Spring hits early and the slopes …

The Pursuit of Paradise

Arialle Hess  
Rossignol’s entry-level ski every novice should try.
When it comes to beginner skis, technology has come a long way. Skiing wasn’t always the easiest sport to learn, but thanks to the piste pioneers, it is much more fun for beginners. Rossignol’s 2018/2019 P100 novice alpine ski was new to the Bear Creek rental fleet this December. Over the past three months, many first-time skiers came to Bear Creek and, unknowingly, rented a worthy contender of “best beginner ski.”
 
Rossignol Pursuit 100/200 Ski
Level: beginner/intermediate
Terrain Type: piste (groomed)
Retail Price: $500
 
With modern advancements, skis now come in all different shapes and sizes. The rental P100s (or retail P200s) are far from your parents’ toothpicks in both aesthetics and functionality. A few features on this ski that have changed entry level skiing are the rocker and side cut. Both play an enormous role in assisting the skier when making turns.
 
Most skis have a camber, or upward curve in the middle of the ski. This provides that “ …

Winter Mountain Events!

Arialle Hess  
What’s going on at Bear Creek during the 18/19 ski season? Weather you ski or ride, we all can relate to that giddy feeling when snow covers your boots and bindings as you turn to shuck a few inches of fluff, or when you dig an edge into that Type-A-personality laid corduroy, slashing its perfection and leaving your track. But if sliding down the slopes is overrated for you, then you will want to check out the Calendar of Events for some awesome winter events, enjoyed by both spectator and participant.
 
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