Our Story

A destination for adventures no matter the season, Bear Creek Mountain Resort is nestled on over 330 wooded acres in scenic Berks County, Pennsylvania. The resort offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in the winter, and hiking, biking, boating, disc golf, tennis, and numerous other outdoor activities during the rest of the year. Guests can dine at The Grille or the Trail’s End Cafe, and relax at The Spa at Bear Creek. Our spacious outdoor and indoor venues are surrounded by mountain views for memorable celebrations and events.

 

A Look Back…

​​In the late 1800s, this area was home to the Rittenhouse Gap mines, part of the Mid-Atlantic Iron Belt. For decades, the mines powered industry and innovation, even drawing the attention of Thomas Edison, who created a more cost-effective way to extract iron ore from crushed rock. Built in the 1850s, the Catasauqua-Fogelsville Railroad transported iron ore along the Lehigh River, including to the Lock Ridge Furnace in Alburtis, where the ore was used to make cannons and machinery. The Rittenhouse Gap mines were abandoned after World War I when the iron industry was drawn to the upper Midwest.

In 1967, Doe Mountain Ski Area was the first ski resort to open its doors in the area, offering a modest t-bar, rope tow, and two trails. Over the years, the facility has grown, expanding to 23 trails with seven lifts. In 1999, Doe Mountain changed ownership. Today, it is a year-round resort, welcoming guests for adventures and celebrations in the mountains.

 

Donation Requests

We have been committed to supporting our local community for over 20 years. We review all donation requests within two weeks. If the request is approved, the donation requester will be contacted by email. Approved donations will receive two complimentary lift tickets that can be used anytime, valued at $120.

 

How to Request a Donation

  • Requests must be made 30 days prior to the event
  • Must provide a description of the organization affiliated with the contributions
  • Must include a self-addressed, stamped return envelope
  • Requesting organization and auction must reside locally (within a 50-mile radius of Bear Creek Mountain Resort)

Donations must be sent through our mailing address: 

Atten: Donations

101 Doe Mountain Lane

Macungie, PA 18062