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Bear Creek Reviews

Knucklehead

A big fan of Bear Creek - BUT

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Pros: A very well done little resort. They did a great job turning it around. Good grooming. Close for central NJ

Cons: Small

The place makes me feel good.  Go for the opening day special.  Scoot around as quickly as possible, leave when it gets crowded.  This is a beginner's mountain, or if you are there for a conference.  It has charm but no challenge. 
vsirin

Beat Creek nights

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Pros: excellent Nastar course, great lodge

Cons: terrain

Bear Creek is about an hour from Philadelphia and about the same from central NJ. It is exceptional in that you arrive at this little PA ski hill in Macungie (about 15 minutes south of Allentown) and the place is absolutely hopping. You may need to park far far from the lodge at 6 PM on a Tuesday or Wednesday. The second amazing feature is that the lodge is spectacular - far nicer than Stowe, Killington, Sunday River, Whiteface, or anywhere else in the east. The mountain used to be called Doe but a few years ago it was bought and the people put some big investment into the facilities - great lodge, a hotel on the hill, big terrain park, new snowmaking, and lights all over the mountain...
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