Bear Creek Ski and Recreation Area

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Bear Creek Mountain Resort
LocationLongswamp Township, Berks County,
near Macungie, Pennsylvania
Nearest cityAllentown, PA
Coordinates40°28′34″N 75°37′33″W / 40.47611°N 75.62583°W / 40.47611; -75.62583
Top elevation1,100 feet (340 m)
Base elevation590 feet (180 m)
Skiable area86 acres (350,000 m2)
Longest run0.9 miles (1.4 km)
Lift system7
Terrain parks3
Snowfall30 in/year

Bear Creek is a ski resort near Macungie, in the Berks County region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. The resort opened in 1967. It was known as the Doe Mountain until 1999.

The official name of the property is Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center. It is a year-round resort on more than 330 acres (1.3 km2) that features a variety of activities and amenities. In addition to skiing, guests can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, fishing and boating in the summer months. The resort also offers a 116-room hotel, a full-service salon and spa, three dining facilities and over 26,000 square feet (2,400 m2) of banquet and meeting space.

Bear Creek Ski Lodge

Bear Creek is the only ski resort located in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas, though many ski resorts are located 30 miles (48 km) north of the Lehigh Valley, in The Poconos.

Bear Creek Mountain has a summit elevation of 1,100 feet (340 m) and vertical elevation change of 510 ft (160 m). There are 86 acres (350,000 m2) of skiing terrain. The longest run is .9 miles in length. The mountain has a total of 21 slopes and 7 lifts.

It also features night skiing and snowtubing. The mountain summit receives an average of 30 inches (76 cm) of snowfall each winter.

Bear Creek in popular culture[edit]

The name was changed from Doe Mountain as a marketing strategy to avoid being characterized as a small ski area.

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