Bear Creek Mountain
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!
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 work with Bear Creek Mountain. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Bear Creek Mountain's website.
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, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.
Bear Creek Mountain's slopes see on average 100 inches (2.5 meters) of snowfall a year.
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.
Bear Creek Mountain Difficulty Level
36.2out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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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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 Airport||EWR||New York, NJ||87 mi|
|Philadelphia International Airport||PHL||Philadelphia, PA||95 mi|
|LaGuardia Airport||LGA||New York, NY||99 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 Airport||AVP||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA||9 mi|
|Lehigh Valley International Airport||ABE||Allentown, PA||40 mi|
|Reading Regional Airport (Carl A Spaatz Field)||RDG||Reading, PA||59 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.
|Jack Frost||White Haven, PA||2,000 ft||43%||8 mi|
|Montage Mountain||Scranton, PA||1,960 ft||46%||10 mi|
|Big Boulder||Lake Harmony, PA||2,175 ft||31%||12 mi|
|Whitetail Mountain||Mercersburg, PA||1,800 ft||41%||18 mi|
|Camelback Mountain||Tannersville, PA||2,050 ft||39%||20 mi|
|Shawnee Mountain||East Stroudsburg, PA||1,350 ft||37%||34 mi|
|Elk Mountain||Union Dale, PA||2,693 ft||48%||36 mi|
|Roundtop||Unityville, PA||1,400 ft||43%||43 mi|
|Mountain Creek||Hackettstown, NJ||1,480 ft||42%||52 mi|
|Winter4Kids (Youth Only)||Vernon Twp, NJ||1,435 ft||45%||57 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||35%||62 mi|
|Spring Mountain||Schwenksville, PA||528 ft||26%||65 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||37%||72 mi|
|Campgaw Mountain||Mahwah, NJ||720 ft||14%||77 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||13%||82 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||49%||91 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||55%||100 mi|
Bear Creek Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,110 ft|
|Base Elevation||600 ft|
|Vertical Drop||510 ft|
(30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||100 inches|