Dear EscapeMakers,

Now there’s an affordable, convenient way to plan an overnight ski trip to Lehigh Valley: the Stay & Ski package.

You can hit the slopes of Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie or Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton. At night, relax in your choice of 13 local hotels and inns.

Bear Creek is a 330-acre resort with a mountainside hotel, spa, two restaurants and group meeting facilities. You’ll find 21 trails on 86 acres, seven lifts and three terrain parks on 13 acres.

Blue Mountain has the highest vertical drop in Pa. at 1,081 feet. With three terrain parks for snowboarders, 19 tubing slides and 34 ski trails, the mountain is equipped with two high-speed detachable lifts as well as a six-seater and a quad.

Rates start at $59.99 per person, per night, double occupancy. Packages are available through March 31, 2010 (weather permitting).

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