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Bear Creek Ski & Recreation Area

Address: 101 Doe Mountain Lane, Macungie, PA
Phone Number: 610-682-7100
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Macungie
Type: Ski & snowboard areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Popular with urban skiers from Philadelphia, this area offers 18 trails for skiers and boarders...
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Type: Ski & snowboard areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: 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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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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195 reviews 195 reviews
72 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Went down to the Bear Creek Ski area this afternoon and was pleasantly surprised to find a decent ski area within an 1 hour drive from my home. I have three children under 12, so this type of ski area is great for little ones trying to learn their way on the slopes. I was expecting to find no more... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Bear Creek is a nice Family Ski Mountain, A mountain where the whole family can learn to ski and then use their skills on the mountain. It is also a great warm up mountain. I (am almost 70) like to go there to warm up for the season. A group of expert skiers may want to go elsewhere, but for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

While the atmosphere is nice, the experience that my fiancee and I had with the food and the service at "The Grille at Bear Creek", which is the sit-down, full-service bar & grille at Bear Creek Mountain, was poor. We waited far too long for both our appetizer and our main course. All we wanted was a warm dinner, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I love having a respectable ski resort within a 40 minute drive from my house. Decent trails, fun terrain park, and the tubbing hill looks fun (never done it though). I got my wife a private lesson from April. She was great!! I highly recommend her for a beginners private lesson. Bear Creek is a great compromise for those of... More 

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I really enjoyed skiing this mountain. The place is great, and the lifts and lodge are modern, clean and cool. The ski runs where cute and are awesome when you are a beginner, but also fun for all kinds of skiiers. The restaurant was great too, and has a great view of the mountain.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is not a VT or western ski resort. But for the SE Pennsylvania and NJ locals, it is a great place for a day of skiing. Slopes are mostly blue or green and accomplished skiers will be bored. But for most everyone else, it is a great deal of fun!

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Millstone, New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Hit the slopes Saturday night. Took the kids to practice skills. Parking was good, ticketing quick and rentals efficient for the kids. Had the shop wax my skis, and they performed well. Overall the area is small but skis very well. Grooming and terrain parks are excellent. Steeps are short but nice. The lodge and atmosphere are excellent. Everything was... More 

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We've been coming to Bear Creek for several years; however, this year, they ran out of tickets for the last four elementary age children..............why couldn't they bend the rules to include 4 kids in our group of 29 people??????

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I really enjoyed the women's first timers clinic with Mary and Cathy. This is a great beginners mountain and when I bring my husband back we can see what the blue diamonds are like :)

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Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had the opportunity to ski this area with our 8 and 6 year old grandchildren on New Years Day. In spite of limited snow, the day was very enjoyable. We had friends and family (a total of 5 kids and 6 adults. All levels of skiers but a great time was had by all. Outdoor pool was fun for... More 

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