Bear Creek Has Something for Everyone

Posted on January 14, 2013 by

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Every winter, Fleetwood students have migrated to one spot in particular for snowboarding and skiing: Bear Creek Mountain Resort.

Located nearby in Berks County, Bear Creek has plenty of winter activities for everybody to enjoy.

Before it became the ski resort it is today, the area where Bear Creek is now located was once known as the Rittenhouse Gap Mines.

These mines were a part of the Mid-Atlantic Iron Belt. The mines were abandoned shortly after the end of World War I.

In 1967, the facility opened its doors as a ski resort for the first time. Its original name was Doe Mountain Ski Area.

In 1999, Doe Mountain Ski Area changed ownership, which developed it into the ski resort known today as Bear Creek.

Today, Bear Creek has transformed into a multipurpose winter facility. It offers sports such as snowboarding, skiing, biking, fishing, and even snowtubing.

Bear Creek has a variety of trails for snowboarders and skiers of all skill levels. There are even lessons available for those who are new to these winter sports.

If anyone is worried that the lack of snow Berks County is receiving will negatively affect snowboarding conditions, they need not fear! Bear Creek has snow-making machines, so a shortage of snow during the winter months will not stop any winter activities.

Although winter sports may be the main attraction at Bear Creek, there are many more things to do.  Bear Creek’s facility also offers a hotel, a spa, and various dining options as well.  Corporate meetings, banquets, and even weddings can be held there too.

There is something for everyone, even those who are not fond of skiing or snowboarding.

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