The spring weather seems to finally have arrived and we couldn’t be happier. Just because there isn’t snow on the ground doesn’t mean that we aren’t busy at Bear Creek! May is the kick off to many of our summer events and promotions. I think you will be pleased when you see our schedule of events.
Let me take some time to fill you in on the happenings at the resort.
The hotel has vacation packages that are sure to be loved. Right now, we are taking reservations for our first spring hot deal. This package starts at $110.95 and includes lodging, breakfast, unlimited access to resort amenities and a Mountain Activities Pass for everyone in your reservations.
The hot deal rate is based on availability and per night. The rate is valid for a stay any night Sunday through Thursday this May or June. Hurry, you only have until May 5 to book and secure this rate. Booking information can be found here.
The Grille & The Trail’s End Café:
The Grille is currently taking reservations for Mother’s Day brunch on may 12. You won’t want to wait, reservations are almost full. Why not treat mom to a delicious brunch at the resort? After all, she deserves it!
Also at The Grille, Prime Rib Fridays have returned and we’ve added mussel and surf and turf specials all month long. If prime rib, mussels and surf and turf aren’t up your alley, you will love Italian Night every Monday in the Trail’s End Café!
May 23rd is the official start of outdoor deck dining, Martinis & Manicures is scheduled for May 15, and live music returns every Thursday night.
The spa is kicking off the summer with $10 off new services including a Micro Body Buff Polish and a Luxury Hydrating Wrap. The Spa is also hosting a summer event series entitled, Relax, Rejuvenate & Be Well This Summer. Our first event, Nutrition is Key will be held on May 28 with Robin Landis from 6-7pm.
Our events schedule is bursting at the seams so mark your calendars. In May, we are hosting a Cuarto de Mayo event on 5/4, Martinis & Manicures on 5/15, our first Bluegrass, Blues & Backyard Picnic on 5/19, Music Under The Stars on 5/23 and our weekly Disc Golf Shootout every Wednesday.
The season started off a little later than we had wanted but Bear Creek made up for it with the great snowmaking and conditions throughout the entire season. There were incredible amount of snow made late March in to February. You can see the terrain change with the large piles of snow that had to be pushed out nightly.
Though I did not ride as much as I would have like this season, it was only 23 days compared to 46 I rode last year, the conditions were great everyday that I was out. There were numerous blue bird days and the snow was great almost every day.
This was a strange season, as spring approached the interest in Skiing and Snowboarding declined quickly. This was good as a day rider but as a resort this had to hurt. Most of the day you could ride any trail and see only a handful of guests despite the wonderful conditions.
This was an unusual ending to the season, I cannot remember the last time that Bear Creek closed with all trails open and fresh snow a few days before, but when the interest is not there, I can see why you would want to end it on a high note instead of dragging it out any longer. Like every other season, Bear Creek ended their season with a bang. On Saturday there was a cardboard box race with over 50 competitors, these competitors created racing machines from just cardboard, duct tape and zip ties. After the race there was live music on the deck by Local Dub. Sunday the season ended with a chilly day of Pond Skimming and live music by Trouble City All Stars. There were over 60 competitors who tried there hardest to skim over the chilly 100ft pond. The lucky competitors who made it were entered to win a season pass.
Though the season started off a bit late, it was still filled with great conditions and excellent weather for the majority of the season. With 76 available days of skiing and riding, there was no reason why you should not have enjoyed these great conditions and fresh man-made snow.
It is that time of year again where the season begins to dwindle away. The days are becoming warmer and guests begin to participate in other spring sports. But it is not the end, there is still a ton of snow and our snowmakers made snow the past three nights to ensure the best possible conditions for our guests.
There is still plenty of things to look forward too, including our Spring Fling Weekend. On March 16 we will start the festivities off with our Cardboard Box race. Participants have to create a Cardboard box racer only using cardboard, duct tape, zip ties and paint. This may seem impossible, but the creations that show up and perform are absolutely impressive. The sleds race in a elimination format until the fasted sled prevails. Think you got what it takes, then maybe you will win one of the prizes for fastest or most creative sled.
We end the Spring Fling Weekend on March 17 with our Annual Pondskimming. This is one of the best places to celebrate St. Pattys Day. Grab a cold beer and watch all of the crazy skiers and snowboarders try to skim across our icy cold pond. The lucky skimmers that make it across will be entered to win a season pass. But the majority of the skimmers will end up swimming. This is a great event to watch but even more fun to participate in.
Tracy told you about our Lift Of Love event in her last blog post, here. Well I’m happy to tell you that the event had a great turnout and proved to be another successful matchmaking night at Bear Creek. I thought that I would share a few photos from the night.
Lift Of Lovers
Lift A on the Lift Of Love
Lift Of Love Snow Heart
Lift Of Love Carnations courtsey of Phoebe Floral
Lift Of Love Flirtini at the Trail's End Cafe
Check out some media love we received about the event:
Will we see you next year on the Lift Of Love?
Don’t forget about our upcoming events:
- Season Passholder Day 3/10
- Spring Fling 3/16 & 17
- Snowmobile Race 3/23 & 24
- Spring Wine & Food Festival 4/5, 6 & 7
We were fortunate to be mentioned on the Lehigh Valley InSite over this weekend. Their 10-year-old blogger, Abigail, recaps her snowtubing experience at Bear Creek. Check out this excerpt:
This past Sunday (Super Bowl Sunday to be exact), I had the opportunity to pass the hours leading up to the big game by taking my sister-in-law’s family and ours to Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center for a fun morning of snow tubing. It’s not often I find myself on a mountain in frigid temperatures at 8:30 a.m., but the things you do for your child, niece and nephew... Read Abigail's complete post on the Lehigh Valley Insite page.
See you on the slopes!