Bear Creek Mountain

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Bear Creek Mountain is a ski area located in the state of Pennsylvania in USA. The resort is in the town of Macungie, PA.

We recently ranked all of Pennsylvania's ski resorts, so you can see where Bear Creek Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Bear Creek Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Bear Creek Mountain. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Bear Creek Mountain's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Bear Creek Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Bear Creek Mountain Terrain Overview

Bear Creek Mountain has a total of 21 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Bear Creek Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 86 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 35 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Bear Creek Mountain's slopes see on average 100 inches (30 m) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
86(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
100"(3,048 cm)

Bear Creek Mountain Elevation

Bear Creek Mountain has a summit elevation of 1,110 feet, or 338 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 510 feet (155 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Bear Creek Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,110'(338 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
510'(155 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
600'(183 m)

Bear Creek Mountain Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
34.6out of 100
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Bear Creek Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Bear Creek Mountain has 86 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Bear Creek Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
Green Circle
30%(26 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
40%(34 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
30%(26 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Bear Creek Mountain good for beginners?

Bear Creek Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Bear Creek Mountain Location

Bear Creek Mountain is located in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Macungie, PA.

Macungie, PA 18062 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
41.21000, -75.68000

Getting to Bear Creek Mountain

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Bear Creek Mountain), its coordinates of 41.21000, -75.68000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Macungie, PA to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Bear Creek Mountain.

Newark Liberty International AirportEWRNew York, NJ87 mi
Philadelphia International AirportPHLPhiladelphia, PA95 mi
LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY99 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Bear Creek Mountain.

Wilkes Barre Scranton International AirportAVPWilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA9 mi
Lehigh Valley International AirportABEAllentown, PA40 mi
Reading Regional Airport (Carl A Spaatz Field)RDGReading, PA59 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Bear Creek Mountain, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Bear Creek Mountain.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Jack FrostWhite Haven, PA2,000 ft41%8 mi
Montage MountainScranton, PA1,960 ft44%10 mi
Big BoulderLake Harmony, PA2,175 ft30%12 mi
Whitetail MountainMercersburg, PA1,800 ft39%18 mi
Camelback MountainTannersville, PA2,050 ft38%20 mi
Shawnee MountainEast Stroudsburg, PA1,350 ft36%34 mi
Elk MountainUnion Dale, PA2,693 ft46%36 mi
RoundtopUnityville, PA1,400 ft41%43 mi
Mountain CreekHackettstown, NJ1,480 ft40%52 mi
Winter4Kids (Youth Only)Vernon Twp, NJ1,435 ft43%57 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%62 mi
Spring MountainSchwenksville, PA528 ft25%65 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%72 mi
Campgaw MountainMahwah, NJ720 ft14%77 mi
SawkillWallkill, NY2,215 ft12%82 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%91 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%100 mi

Bear Creek Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,110 ft
Base Elevation600 ft
Vertical Drop510 ft
(30% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres86
Avg. Annual Snowfall100 inches
Bear Creek Mountain Stats
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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.