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Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center

S'no time like the present

S'no time like the present

Although you've barely put away your bathing suits, the folks at nearby ski and winter resorts have been preparing, almost since the last snow season ended, toward this winter.

No, we don't have 15,000-foot mountains that climb above the tree line, but we do have plenty of options within a few hours drive. Snowmaking starts as soon as two consecutive nights are cold enough to let the frozen mixture stick and accumulate. Tentatively, the slopes are scheduled to open between the day after Thanksgiving and the middle of December, and will stay open until the middle or end of March. They run out of skiers long before they run out of snow, which means plenty of room and no lines for...