Bear Creek Ski and Recreation Area
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|Bear Creek Mountain Resort|
|Location||Longswamp Township, Berks County,
near Macungie, Pennsylvania
|Nearest city||Allentown, PA|
|Top elevation||1,100 feet (340 m)|
|Base elevation||590 feet (180 m)|
|Skiable area||86 acres (350,000 m2)|
|Longest run||0.9 miles (1.4 km)|
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 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.
Bear Creek in popular culture
- Bam Margera visited Bear Creek for a portion of his television series, Viva La Bam. During his visit, the band Clutch performed at the bottom of the tubing hill.
The name was changed from Doe Mountain as a marketing strategy to avoid being characterized as a small ski area.