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Ski Safety – How to reduce the risks of injury while skiing or riding

Arialle Hess  
There is always that same question you hear circulating around townies that never make it to the mountains. “Is skiing dangerous?” When I hear that, I internally respond with “well, is driving a car dangerous?” Your answer is subjective. Subjective to what you have experienced, what you have saw or heard on the news, and what you know and put into practice.
 
This article isn’t to argue a solid “yes” or “no”. The reality of recreational sports, as with driving a car, is that you will be subject to some risk. The goal is to educate yourself and implement slope safety procedures, thus reducing your risk to injury.
 
Ski Patrol might seem like fun suckers to teenage shredders, but they argue that you can have loads more fun when you aren’t in the patrol hut with a broken arm. Solid point. Each skier and rider is responsible for his or her own safety whether you are a novice or expert. Below are five ski and snowboard safety tips to keep at hand whenever you hit the slopes.
 
ski instructors during a lesson
 

Take a Lesson

If you are a beginner, a lesson is a great way to be safely introduced to skiing or riding.
 
Although you might just want to chase that giddiness, it pays to learn a thing or two before your fun streak comes to an abrupt end.
 
The certified instructors will teach you the essentials, like how to stop, knowing well that you will probably fall while learning how to master the carve turn.
 
The important thing is that you have the essentials to fall back on in case your comfort zone starts getting pushed passed its healthy limits.
 

Ski Valentine’s Day in PA! – Unique date ideas for the 2020 day of love

Arialle Hess  

Bear Creek is not in the business of matchmaking, however, the resort offers a pretty unique experience to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you are struggling with ideas for this year, take a look at this romantic ski resort for something different.

This February 14th, the restaurants of the Lehigh Valley will be jam-packed and ready to serve a delectable dinner. There is no shortage of upscale dining, however, romantic date activities can be hard to find. Mid-February is the dead of winter and views outside your door can be anything but inviting, …

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 …