Bear Creek Mountain Resort of Lehigh Valley
Video released on: March 12, 2012
Tracy: Welcome to this edition of Lehigh Valley Visions. Today we’re visiting Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie. Here, you can take in views of the mountains from your guest room, ski both day and night, or just relax and indulge yourself with some well-deserved pampering. I can’t wait to get started. Come on, let me show you around.
Many guests choose to spend a few days at the resort. So the first thing they do is check into their room in the Slopeside Hotel. It features 118 single guest rooms and suites, with microwaves and mini-fridges. Some suites also have jacuzzi tubs, kitchenettes, and fireplaces. All guests have access to the hotel business center, fitness center, pools and hot tubs. Another popular option that some guest rooms have is this: ski-in/ski-out access. You’re beginning to see the appeal of Bear Creek. Let’s head to the mountain.
The resort boasts over 86 skiable acres of slopes, trails and terrain parks. Newbies will enjoy the seven beginner trails, while more experienced skiers will want to tackle the six intermediate trails and four expert trails. All trails are lit for nighttime skiing, and offer 100% snow-making capabilities. For snowboarders, there are three trails. In the BC Ironworks Terrain Park, get a variety of jumps, rails, and boxes so they can pull off all sorts of tricks and aerial maneuvers.
If you haven’t yet mastered the slopes, fear not. Just enroll in a Learn to Ski class at Bear Creek Snow Sports School. Book a private lesson with an instructor, or an Adult or Youth Discovery Package. The Kodiak Kids program is designed to get youngsters skiing through half-day, small group instruction. There are also special clinics for women and free-style skiers. And Bear Creek provides a daycare service for moms and dads whose little ones are a bit too young for skiing.
If you prefer your snow sports sitting down, check out Bear Creek’s 1000 foot long snow-tubing runs. Their five runs are the steepest in the region. The rental center has all the equipment you need for the day, or the entire season. Ready to purchase your own skiing equipment? Then stop in the Slopeside sport shop for ski equipment, apparel, and much more. Already own equipment that could use some tweaking or needs repairs? Bring it to the tune shop for adjustments.
Bear Creek gives you three dining options from which to choose. The Trails End Cafe is located in the south tower, and serves soups, salads, sandwiches, and pizza. The Mountain Eatery offers fast, cafeteria-style dining in the lodge, which is sure to fill you up and get you back on the slopes in no time. Want a relaxing meal? Then head to The Grille, which features fine dining, and a full service bar.
During your visit, make an appointment at The Spa at Bear Creek. There are six types of massages, including Swedish, hot stone, and deep-tissue. Or indulge in a body scrub, wrap, soak, or facial. This is the perfect place for physical and emotional cleansing. Given my current condition, I may have to go through twice. There’s also a salon, offering hair services and nail treatments to beautify and refresh you. They even offer special services for kids and teens.
Bear Creek is also known for its impressive event space for everything from weddings and parties, to conferences and meetings.
Female Speaker: Tracy, let me take care of that for you.
Tracy: Thanks. It has over 26,000 square feet of flexible event space, including a lodge, two ballrooms, two executive board rooms, and a fireside suite.
When the snow isn’t falling, and the weather warms up, check out other outdoor activities at Bear Creek, including mountain biking, hiking, geocaching, disc golf, fishing, and biking. But I think my favorite activity is still here, in the spa.
Well, I think that brings us to the conclusion of another episode of LeHigh Valley Visions. Thanks so much for joining us. I hope you enjoyed the tour. Are you guys coming, or what?
Male Speaker: Nah, go on without us.
Tracy: Oh, brother. Men.