Bear Creek Ski Area

Macungie, Pennsylvania

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Skiing began here in the mid-1960s after several parcels of land were purchased on the low-lying plateau between Allentown and Reading. With just two slopes and a T-bar, the area would eventually grow to 15 runs and seven lifts. Ownership of Doe Mountain switched hands a few years back after years of struggle, and today the revamped ski area is known as Bear Creek. Improved snowmaking, an overhauled base lodge, and a new deck have helped turn the place around. An eight-lane snowtubing area with its own lift is based in front of the lodge. Tubing ticket sales are limited, so reserve in advance. Bear Creek is one of the closest ski areas to Philadelphia, with its other primary markets serving Allentown, Reading, and Wilmington. While mostly a local day area, Bear does a good bit of night business as well. This eTrail contains a thorough description of the resort including driving directions, mountain statistics, trail profiles, extensive lodging

Bear Creek Ski Area Professional Review and Guide

"Skiing began here in the mid-1960s after several parcels of land were purchased on the low-lying plateau between Allentown and Reading. With just two slopes and a T-bar, the area would eventually grow to 15 runs and seven lifts. Ownership of Doe Mountain switched hands a few years back after years of struggle, and today the revamped ski area is known as Bear Creek. Improved snowmaking, an overhauled base lodge, and a new deck have helped turn the place around. An eight-lane snowtubing area with its own lift is based in front of the lodge. Tubing ticket sales are limited, so reserve in advance.

Bear Creek is one of the closest ski areas to Philadelphia, with its other primary markets serving Allentown, Reading, and Wilmington. While mostly a local day area, Bear does a good bit of night business as well. This eTrail contains a thorough description of the resort including driving directions, mountain statistics, trail profiles, extensive lodging"

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Resorts
Nearby City: Macungie
Vertical Drop: 500
Season: Mid-December to late March
Trailhead Elevation: 600 feet
Top Elevation: 1,100 feet
Additional Use: Skiing, Snowboarding
Local Contacts: All contact information for the resort, services, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Bear Creek Ski Area

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