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Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Macungie, Pennsylvania

Vertical drop:510 feet
Base elevation:590 feet
Peak elevation:1,100 feet
Skiable acres:86
Longest run:7,400 feet
Bear Creek Mountain Resort doesn’t claim a lot of natural snow or a high vertical - an average annual snowfall of 40 inches falls on its 510 feet of vertical - but it does claim close proximity to Philadelphia, which draws a lot of urban skiers, and 100% snowmaking kicks in when Mother Nature doesn’t. 21 trails are available to skiers and boarders, appealing mostly to novice skiers. There are several trails with short but steep pitches for the advanced skier. Two large areas are available for new skiers, with their own rope tows and chairlift. All trails are lit for night skiing.

For those who would rather slide down the mountain on an inner tube, Bear Creek also has a snow tubing park, with 750-foot long runs and a 17% grade. Tubing tickets are sold separately from lift tickets.

Bear Creek has three separate terrain parks spread over 13 acres. Cascade Park is geared towards the beginner skier or snowboarders and includes small jumps and easy rails. Black Bear Park contains more advanced features, such as as 20- to 50-foot tabletops. Family Park rounds out the three terrain parks.

4 hour lift tickets are available for purchase, along with extended day and evening tickets.

Although Bear Creek primarily receives day visitors, there are many lodging and dining options available nearby. Several local hotels offer inexpensive “ski and stay” packages. The Inn at Bear Creek is a full service hotel located directly at the resort. The hotel offers discounted midweek packages including lodging and lift tickets. As with many mid-Atlantic resorts, you will find better prices and less crowds if you visit Bear Creek midweek.

Bear Creek was previously known as Doe Mountain but changed its name when it switched ownership in the late 90’s.

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Key Statistics

Resort Name: Bear Creek Mountain Resort
Vertical Drop: 510 feet
Base Altitude: 590 feet
Peak Altitude: 1,100 feet
Trails: 21 Trails:

  • 30% beginner
  • 40% intermediate
  • 30% advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 86
    Longest Run: 7,400 feet
    Lifts: 6 (3 quads, 1 triple, 2 carpets)
    Night Skiing: Yes, on 100% of terrain
    Terrain Park: Three terrain parks covering 13 acres; expert, beginner, and family-oriented parks.
    Tubing Park: 5 lanes with a 17% grade. The tubing park is 1,000 feet long.
    Address: 101 Doe Mountain Lake
    Lehigh Valley, PA 18062
    Phone: (866) 754-2822
    Latitude: 40.476200
    Longitude: -75.625822
    Links: http://bcmountainresort.com/
    7:15 pm on September 29 / Allentown Queen City Municipal Airport
    68° F
    Wind Speed:0 mph
    Barometer:29.75 in
    Dewpoint:64 °F
    Visibility:10.00 mi
    Sunrise:6:57 a.m.
    Sunset:6:48 p.m.
    Definitely too warm for snowmaking. 

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    News about Bear Creek

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      November 20, 2019 - Thanks to unseasonably cold temperatures in November, four additional Mid-Atlantic ski resorts will be kicking off their winter seasons by this weekend.

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      December 14, 2017 - The past week saw the arrival of cold temperatures, and the dip in Mercury allowed ski areas to fire up their snowguns. Although lifts have already started running at several resorts, by the end of the December 16-17 weekend nearly every ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic will have kicked off its 2017-2018 winter season. DCSki has the latest opening information here.

    Snowpass Program Provides Free Skiing for Fourth and Fifth Graders in Pennsylvania

      November 5, 2017 - For the fourteenth year, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) is offering a Snowpass program that allows fourth and fifth graders to his the slopes free, up to three times each at each participating Pennsylvania resort, with some limitations.

    Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Gains Momentum

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    The Weekly Altitude

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