Doe Mountain Ski Area

Winter is coming…which means the snow sports season is almost upon us. There is only one ski resort in Berks County, and it is currently known as Bear Creek. The resort opened in 1967 and it was known as the Doe Mountain until 1999, when it became Bear Creek. The name was changed from Doe Mountain as a marketing strategy to avoid being characterized as a small ski area. Source Wikipedia

Doe Mountain 90s

Doe Mountain 90s
Doe Mountain 90s
Doe Mountain 90s

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  1. I spent several days in 1968 and maybe 1969 progressing in my learning to ski at Doe Mountain. My real learning was at Chadd’s Peak in very northern Delaware with a rope tow. I loved every moment at Doe Mountain and at Chadd’s Peak. Back then I don’t remember a chair lift, the lift at Doe was a Poma “lift”. It was an advancement over the rope tow, being that one stayed with their skiis on the snow and as one stood on their skiis you would either put the disc between your thighs and let the “lift” gently pull you by your butt. The very similar lift was a bar that you pulled next to your upper thigh and it would pull you by the butt. Both required the skiier to remain upright and not sit and of course the natural response to an object that felt like a chair was to sit. So I would sit and fall. It was a little embarrassingly to fall, however I was born and raised in New Orleans and snow was very special fun and falling wasn’t so bad. I was living in the far north as I was in the US Air Force at Dover Air Force Base (I was essentially conscripted). These are such pleasant memories.

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