Bear Creek is a ski resort near Macungie, Pennsylvania, in the Berks County region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. It was formerly known as the Doe Mountain ski area.
The official name of the property is Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center. It is a year round resort on more than 330 acres 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 26000 square feet of banquet and meeting space.
Bear Creek is the only ski resort located in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas, though many ski resorts are located 30 miles north of the Lehigh Valley, in The Poconos.
Bear Creek Mountain has a summit elevation of 1100 feet and vertical elevation change of 510 feet. There are 86 acres 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 of snowfall each winter. The resort opened in 1967. Bear Creek was formerly known as Doe Mountain, until 1999.
Bear Creek in Pop 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.