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Bear Creek Ski & Recreation Area

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Address: 101 Doe Mountain Lane, Macungie, PA
Phone Number: 610-682-7100
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Popular with urban skiers from Philadelphia, this area offers 18 trails for...

Popular with urban skiers from Philadelphia, this area offers 18 trails for skiers and boarders, appealing mostly to novice skill level.

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Nice local mountain

Grew up skiing / snowboarding here. Good for day and night skiing. Base area provides plenty of amenities. They need to install a high speed quad, you spend more time on lift than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Thomas Y
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PA
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PA
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Grew up skiing / snowboarding here. Good for day and night skiing. Base area provides plenty of amenities. They need to install a high speed quad, you spend more time on lift than on the slopes.

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Lake George, New York
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9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my children ages 7- 17 here to go snowtubing. They have about 8 - 10 lanes of tubing so there was very little wait time. I was most impressed by the friendliness of all staff from the parking attendants to the people at the slopes. Even though it was very crowded every thing moved smoothly. I would definitely... More 

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East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Why go all the way up to the poconos when you have this in your back yard!! Skiing and tubing galore. The hotel has an outdoor heated pool and a few hot tubs and there is nothing cooler - pun intended - to do then swim in the middle of winter and watch people skiing down the slopes!!! Awesome!!

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1 Thank momoffiveinpa
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Endless fun all at your own pace. Ski slope and snowboarding options for the beginners to well advanced. Tubing hill is at night only and doesn't run very late. There's only 1 hill with multiple side-by-side lanes. 1 person per tube only and they're very strict about that regardless of age. If you stay in the lodge you can enjoy... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It was a beautiful Fall Saturday early evening wedding outside with all of the hay stacks and mums surrounding you. The ceremony had the sun setting in the background. It couldn't been any more beautiful. Then inside to a beautiful hall, great staff and fantastic food. Afterwards to the bar located inside along with two other weddings that took place... More 

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Lancaster
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This ski resort is only 10 mins. from home and we've been going up there for 35 years. It is still a small resort but still has a little bit for everybody. A great learning hill and the instructors are very helpful. If you can avoid the weekends please do as the slopes get pretty full during those times. We've... More 

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Thank Gregory R
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I tried to like this place, after about a dozen trips there. There were occasions where we enjoyed one activity, only to be let down by another. For starters, I will never ski here again. The on-snow customers are largely kids on snowboards or park skis and have little regard for the age old rules of the slopes. Both of... More 

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145 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I was here as a guest in the summer month of August so I can not report on the outdoor winter activities. The lake was off limits and that was a huge disappointment. There are hiking trails and the grounds are meticulous. As for the suites outstanding. Beautifully decorated, large rooms with kitchen area, microwave and small refrig full size... More 

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NE USA
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255 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Summer visit, as we were watching a mountain bike event at the resort. Great grounds, well maintained and the event went smoothly. We did eat at The Grille and enjoyed sitting outdoors. Anytime is the perfect time to visit, as there are a variety of activites going on. For example the Cheese & Garlic Festival is hosted by Bear Creek... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wonderful resort! Not only the skiing and snowboarding, but great place during the other seasons for various events such as their wine festival. Their spa is amazing and the grounds are also great for a hike.

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