- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 5
- All Mtn. Terrain 4
- Terrain Park 3
- Nightlife 1
Pros: Foot rest for 4 on the Quad, excellant grooming
Cons: no more grill to cook burgers on
Recommended For: Single/Newlyweds, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Mar 1, 2009
Just returned from a week of calm sunshine, minimal lift lines and 10 feet of well groomed packed power at good Old Bear Valley, CA. We stayed in a cabin down the road but I did see great deals for rentals if just visiting for a few days.
This place has a cosy old school feel about it with warm genuine staff eager to insure all riders and skiers are having the best that Stanislaus National Forrest and Bear valley can provide.
We had to notice Bear is feeling the effects of the current economic downturn.
Zero lift lines (and I mean nobody) and similar densities in the parking lot with all that sweet deep is surreal for anyone accustomed to the opposite.
Add to that great deals on ski and board equipment in their sport shop and a cook that makes a 4 forks bowl of chili and the inescapable conclusion will emerge you need to support this venerable institution. Come get some!
In closing, plan to visit Bear Valley California soon because there are less than 30 days remaining in the 2008/ 2009 ski season and to add your support to my plan to add a Starbucks kiosk in the lodge to further delight people like myself loving their daily coffee.