Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center spent $1.4 million to build a new quad chair lift during the off-season. The lift will double the resort's uphill capacity, has a vertical rise of 485 feet, and is approximately 2,200 feet in length. The chair completes Bear Creek's five-year chairlift renewal plan, with all lifts now state-of-the-art and no lift more than six years old.

Bear Creek day passes start at $36 for adults and $33 for children, with extended day rates of $44 and $38.

Bear Creek also has added 14 new automated snow guns to its inventory, increasing production by 30 percent, allowing trails to open earlier in the season, and maintaining snow depth and surface conditions throughout the winter.

Other improvements include the relocation of the family terrain park from the bottom of Grizzly trail to Teddy Bear trail in order to increase capacity, enhancement of the teaching terrain area to afford greater safety and no cross traffic, and the expansion of the ski patrol facility.

Bear Creek offers trails on more than 86 acres of skiable terrain, including Sasquatch, the property's most challenging black diamond, an expanded beginner area with a carpet lift and triple chair, and one of the biggest snowtubing parks in the region.

Bear Creek Mountain Resort is nestled on over 330 acres in Macungie, Pennsylvania. The resort offers skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing winter activities and hiking, biking, fishing, boating, tennis, and nearby golf during the spring through fall months. Guests can plan an event in the spacious banquet and meeting facilities, dine at The Grille at Bear Creek or the Trail's End Cafe, relax at The Spa at Bear Creek, or vacation at the hotel, The Inn at Bear Creek, with indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs.