Bear Creek's Blog

Spring is in the Air

Arialle Hess  
Everyone knows the familiar feeling when you hear the chirping of the birds early in the morning. You haven’t heard it in months. You know Spring is coming. On days like this, the sun shines a little brighter and the air feels a bit warmer. Mother Nature is tricky though, you never know when she will hit you with a blast of a snow storm. For skiers and riders all over Pennsylvania, this is what we& …

2018 Olympic Winter Games

Arialle Hess  

Every few years, there comes a time when even the summer-seeking heat-freaks become avid winter enthusiasts. During this time, the excitement is contagious, and no one can escape the energizing atmosphere. On February 8th, everyone will have their attention turned to PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

It’s hard to imagine the …

The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers 2/2/18

Arialle Hess  

Get ready for the big game at Bear Creek! Aside from live music on Saturday, special ticket pricing on Sunday and live coverage of the big game, our snowmaking team is making sure you have a winning day on the slopes!
Assistant Snowmaking Manager Kevin Jennings is here to let us know what we can expect heading into the weekend.

Q: Earlier this week we had some unusual sightings at BC; the snowmakers were out during the day! Tell us about your mid-morning runs.
A: The weather in the past has shafted us …

The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers 1/26/18

Arialle Hess  

Mother Nature is finally bringing back some cold over-night temps. Assistant Snowmaking Manager Kevin Jennings is here to recap his weekly work in preparation for this weekend.

Q: After the rain storm on Tuesday, your team was able to get back on the guns later in the week. How did production go on Wednesday night?
A: The forecast looked great for Wednesday, however, production wasn’t at an all time high. Early in the night the humidity was too …

The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers 1/23/18

Arialle Hess  

Mother Nature hasn’t been in our favor much over the past few weeks, so today Assistant Snowmaking Manager Kevin Jennings will review the past few rain storms and share updates on Bear Creek's slope conditions and snowmaking plans.

Q: MLK weekend is always huge for ski resorts, but the 60⁰ rain storm had to make an impact, so how did you combat Mother Nature?
A: The rain definitely did some damage on the slopes which caused our delayed opening however, on Saturday night we were able to put down 2.2 million gallons of water which drastically helped …