Bear Mountain is a "decent" place to ski. I just moved to so cal from New England and this place was a horrible surprise. Basically Bear Mountain is on par with some of the smaller, more run down areas in PA. However, there aren't a lot of options here for skiing, so this place isn't terrible when you look at it that way.
You get to ski
Lift lines are atrocious
Trails are poorly marked / maintained
Parking is a joke (be prepared to take a cattle car from the parking lot to the ski area!)
Trails are congested
Traffic is a nightmare (Use 38 if you're not in a hurry)