NASTAR Racing 2020
Macungie, Pa. – Bear Creek Mountain Resort is a four-season resort located in Macungie, Pa., just miles from I-78. The resort is a premier destination with beginner-friendly staff and slopes.
Even though Bear Creek is known for its beginner friendly staff and slopes, that doesn’t mean it can’t pose a threat when it comes to racing. The BCMR race program proved itself more than capable when a handful of racers returned home with medals from the 18-19 NASTAR Nationals.
Although most skiers and riders at this small mountain might not take a step on that podium, that doesn’t mean they have to miss out on all the action. NASTAR racing at Bear Creek welcomes both skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. It is an official race and times are logged amongst those pro and amateur across the country, however, it is a welcoming race to all who are willing to try. You might not get nationally recognized, but you can at least compete for bragging rights amongst your friends and family, and maybe a chance to take home a platinum, gold, silver or bronze pin.
The two-hour race session takes place three times each week between January and March. NASTAR races take place Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting at 6:45pm, as well as Sunday mornings at 10am. Giant Slalom races, or GS, is a wider-turn course that is set by professionals every Tuesday. Slalom, or SL, is a tighter-turn course that is set every Wednesday. Sundays alternate between race types and are held on Timberline slope.
“This race is super fun and super affordable” says Arialle Hess, Marketing Content Strategist. “You can prove yourself in just two runs for only $5, or for those who might need redemption runs, you can purchase unlimited tries for just $10.”
The race course is only accessible via ski or snowboard and spectators with valid lift tickets are permitted. The friendly atmosphere allows everyone to feel like a champion and experience the thrill of downhill racing in a safe area.
Bear Creek Mountain Resort is a year-round resort that features a 118-room hotel, two restaurants and bars, a full-service spa, indoor and outdoor heated pools and hot tubs as well as activities and amenities for all ages. Furthermore, the resort is a premier location for special events such as weddings, meetings, and social gatherings.
Bear Creek is located at 101 Doe Mountain Lane, Macungie, Pa. For more information please call 610-682-7100 or visit bcmr.com.