There is a Pocono's regional thread that has discussion on this. I'll copy my posts from over there.
I just graduated from Villanova. Bear Creek is a 45-60 minute drive up 476 depending on the traffic (40 miles away). Big Boulder is 90 miles but only 90 minutes away. Straight shot up 476 as well. Big Boulder does College Nights on Wednesday nights, passes are only $15. Blue Mountain is about 65 miles away but takes about 90 minutes to get there as well.
Big Boulder gets the best snow coverage and has the best parks overall. If you want something quick and pretty fun, Bear Creek has really nice parks as well.
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It depends on how many times you plan on going out during the year. Bear Creek's season pass is pretty expensive especially considering their mountain isn't that good and the season is short. Bear Creek closed on 3/16 this year while Big Boulder was open until 4/20. I've never ridden a single trail at Bear, only their terrain park because the "mountain" aka hill is so tiny.
Instead of getting a season pass I just tried to ski on the cheap. I had Wednesdays and Fridays off so I went on weekdays instead of weekends. Bear Creek is like $20 for 4-10 weekday or weekend but their all-day weekend rate is $60 which is a rip off for that mountain. Monday is college night at BC only $15 I think.
Big Boulder is only $25 I think for night skiing 3-9pm and only $15 on Wednesdays for college night. I got about 15 days in this year and probably spent around $300-350 on lift tickets but I also got to go to 3 different mountains (Bear Creek, Blue and Big Boulder).
It's all personal preference but I think you would get bored with a season pass to Bear. I'd recommend just skiing on the cheap like I did and experiencing all the mountains.
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