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Friday, 04 October 2013 14:27

Big Air Competition

Conditions are great and our snowmaking team has been hard at work almost every night. Today the Cascade Park was shut down so that BCironworks can finally have a proper park build. They have been out all day, but I have not seen any leaks of what they are setting up, but you will not be disappointed. Word on the street is that Black Bear will be getting a full build on Thursday, leaving us with two new park set-ups this week.

This gives you with a great opportunity to get out there and start getting ready for the Big Air competition on February 9. The event has been capped at 100 competitors so make sure you don’t wait too long to register, registration is from 9:30-11AM in the Guest Services Lobby.

The participation fee is only $15 and you have the chance to win prizes from Buckmans and Rockstar. The top three competitors in each category will be rewarded prizes.

With a little under the week till the Big Air, it’s time to get out there and enjoy the great conditions and get some practice in before the big event. Don’t think you are up to competing? You can still enjoy the great conditions and check out all of the incredible tricks from the sidelines.

Friday, 04 October 2013 14:27

Lift of Love 2/14

Every month we try to come up with new ideas to have fun in the snow and to give our resort guests an experience that they can have for the rest of their lives.  Last year my fun new idea came from a ski resort out west that did a ski date afternoon.  Singles were paired up with a partner for an hour of skiing to see if they hit it off.  We decided to take that thought a little bit further and came up with Lift of Love; Ski Dating.  With speed dating still so popular we thought that putting a speed date into the time it takes to ride a ski lift to the top of the mountain as the perfect way to find your soul mate.  

Since we are all avid skier or boarders here it is important to us that a friend shares that passion.  We found out that our guests felt the same way.  You want to know that the person you spend time with and maybe even raise children with has the same values as you do…quality time on the mountain every winter!!!!  I know that when I was dating one of my first questions was “Do you ski” and when I found the man that did, we got married and honeymooned at Park City. I digress into my happy married life, but the Lift of Love is about finding a special someone for all our single friends on the slopes.  
LIFT OF LOVE AT BEAR CREEK 2/14
So how does the Lift of Love work?  Is it just a bunch of punks out for a joke?  The Lift of Love is a very serious (but fun event), all of our ski daters last year were truly out to find the love of their lives.  So with much care we created a line for boys and a line for girls and sent up willing participants to have seven minutes to get to know one another and see if they wanted to take a few runs together or if they wanted to come back to the Lift of Love and try again.  

The Lift of Love runs on the “A” lift and is exclusive to ski daters for the night.  Only Lift of Love participants are allowed on this lift on Valentines’ night. We are even offering a Lift of Love Lift ticket for just $14 that is available on Thursday, February 14 from 6:00-10:00PM.  Lift of Love participants sign up for the fun at Guest Services and will be entered in a drawing to win a free overnight stay in the hotel, too!

2012 was the first year that we offered the Lift of Love and the press loved the unique event.  We had national news coverage from Alaska to Philadelphia and blog mentions from Swany Gloves to local realtors.  We hope to make 2013 even bigger and better, and we hope that you will find your dream partner on the Lift of Love.
 
Check out the love for our Lift Of Love:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJBiUpNIIoQ
LIFT OF LOVE PROMO VIDEO

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Ski-Dating/139338833
The mountain looks great! I love the heart the lift guys made!!!!

 http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-berks/Still-single-for-Valentine-...
Local news

 http://swanygloves.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/find-love-on-the-ski-lifts-t...
WOW....Okemo, Snowbird and Bear Creek!!!!!
 
 http://www.buckscountyskiclub.com/events-activities.html
Ski Club call out

 http://www.lvhomeexpert.com/guide-to-lehigh-valley-valentines-day-specia...
Real estate agents are telling thier clients about our events.
 

 http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/6028/Bear-Creek-Mountain-Res...
Plus a few mentions in the Philly Singles scene

Hope to see you on the 14th at the Lift Of Love!

Tracy

Friday, 04 October 2013 14:26

Who needs a last minute getaway?

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend has arrived and we are thrilled to have 90% of our trails open! Although Mother Nature has proven to be a bit difficult this year, she has been generous this week allowing us 18 hours of excellent snowmaking yesterday!

The even better news is that this coming week is forecasted to be very cold, giving us great snowmaking conditions. I have more great news, we still have a few hotel rooms Book Your Bear Creek Getaway Now!available for tonight, Sunday & Monday evenings. With all of the snow we made yesterday and the cold temps coming Monday, it’s the perfect time for a last minute winter getaway! We have dropped our booking minimums for the weekend, so stay for one night or stay for 5. Either way, we’ve got you covered!

For booking information, call our reservations team at 1-866-754-2822. Hurry, space is limited!

Enjoy your weekend and we hope to see you on the slopes!
Megan

Friday, 04 October 2013 14:26

Opening Week at Bear Creek

What a great opening week. Bear Creek opened on Sunday, December 30 with 4 trails and 3 lifts. Bear Creek’s snowmaking team was hard at work all week and with the help of Mother Nature Bear Creek was able to have 99% of their terrain open by Saturday, January 5.

This past week the conditions could not have been better, the days were warm and sunny by the nights were colder and allowed Bear Creek to run the snowguns all night. Every morning  there was fresh man-made snow for first tracks and the crowds were minimal.  What a great opening week weather wise.

The terrain parks have not been completely set-up yet, but there have been features added to them almost daily. With a few more nights of ideal snowmaking BC ironworks should be able to have a full park build.

The weather does not look ideal for snowmaking this week, but it looks like there will be some nice warmer days this week to get out there and enjoy the snow that is on the mountain. Take a day off of work and get out there and enjoy the great conditions at Bear Creek. The season has just begun and it can just get better from here.

Friday, 04 October 2013 14:26

Well it is finally here!

It was another very anticipated start with the teases from Mother Nature, but the season has finally started at Bear Creek. With 5 inches of natural snow Saturday and a few full nights of snowmaking Bear Creek was ready to open Sunday, December 30 with 4 trails and 3 lifts.

The crowds steadily moved in all morning, not sure if it was the beautiful weather, the anticipation to ride or the $10 lift tickets.  The trails quickly filled up and Bear Creek had to open up A chair to help with the crowds at the lifts.  For an opening day things could not have gone any better.

Today is day two of the season, and conditions are even better, with another night of snowmaking Bear Creek was able to open more terrain and F Chair. The season is really turning around quickly. What better way to enjoy the season and ring in the New Year than skiing and riding. Bear Creek will be hosting a New Years Eve party tonight, complete with fireworks at 9:45 to ring in the new year. The slopes will be open till 1AM so get that chance to ride right into 2013 or just sit by the fire and enjoy music from a rocking DJ in the lodge, or have a few drinks at the Ice Bar. Whatever you choose to do make sure that you have a great holiday and stay safe tonight.

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