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Bear Creek Ski & Recreation Area

101 Doe Mountain Lane, Macungie, PA
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Macungie
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Our day trip was mid-week which was the ideal time to go. Only 1/3 of the main parking lot had cars = super short lift line waits. We too were astonished by how fantastic the lodge is: carpeted, with beautiful rustic wood, soaring ceilings and a great selection of really good food. There was a separate room for folks who... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I attended a mountain biking banquet here with my boyfriend. They had a super cute picnic type buffet set up which I thought entirely appropriate. We traveled around the facilities and thought the sloped looked polished and not as crowded, as say, Camel Back (good thing). they had a full sized heated pool and randomly placed hot tubs. The facilities... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This mountain is close to where I live, so it is the go to for a night of skiing. The conditions vary widely, from heavy granular slush to icy nightmare to groomed corduroy. There are three terrain parks, nothing special. Sasquatch and Extreme can be challenging, but frequently too icy. The prices are fair, the lift lines are very fast... More

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Dover, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is our first trip. If you know what you're doing and a veteran on this type of thing. I'm sure you'll be fine. But I was left to figure out things on my own. I also wish things like these will not be very expensive. But I guess that's the nature of the activity. Nice place and lodge. My... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The tubing is a must do just for the thrill. Absolute fun. Little pricey but it is worth the money in smiles and speed. You'll understand once you do it. The skiing is just ok. The staff and everyone are great, but the "hills" is what gets to you. I don't recall ever going to a mountain and getting stopped... More

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Bath, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

We spent New Years Eve here .A real resort feel. The People were great, friendly and a beautiful view from the lodge. Inside was warm and friendly. Outside the ski mountain was a little small but the tubing was very good .the only thing i didnt like about tubing was you had to stop yourself. We would like to go... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The tubing at Bear Creek was fine, a 10 - 15 minute wait at the top, after a decent ride on the "electric sidewalk" > although you are not allowed to sit on your tube for the ride back up to the top...must go up "standing up" . Kind of a shakey ride, like surfing on a back and forth... More

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Medford, New Jersey
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15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I took my first ski lesson here (January 2012) and tried a few more lessons other places (Camelback and Killington) and have to say this, by far, is the BEST place to learn. They set it up in stations so you move to the next as you master the one you're on. There are about 4-5 people in each group... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

this is awesome, you can ski, snowboard, stay overnight, eat drink, it's beautiful, the people that work there are great, family friendly, you can spend the day or a couple of days... great food, nice place all the way around...must go... even if you dont ski.... you'll enjoy.the rooms . the fire place,

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15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Been there in Feb '13 with my two daughters of 16 and 13. The resort is very, very nice nice, slopes perfect for beginners or medium skiers. Tubing was incredibly fun for both kids and us, parents. Service is excellent. View from the room facing the slopes is breathtaking, especially at night. Had a great time and would definitely come... More

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