Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Bear Valley

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Overall Rating: 3.9

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 61.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.1
  • Nightlife
  • 2.1

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 35%
  • Beginner
  • 35%
  • Families
  • 48%
  • Intermediate
  • 39%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 30%
  • Advanced
  • 39%

Helpful Highlights:

Loved Bear Valley! Took a day trip up from the Bay Area with a group of 4 and we had a great time. Lift lines weren't long at all, and the Grizzly Bowl was ...

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  • 5

    Trees

    by coastsider - 17th March 2010

    Pros: no peope, short drive , good snow

    Cons: slow lifts, short runs and no jumps at the terrain park.

    Just love Bear. I learned there and it's a great spot for variety. theres everything from fast runs to steep powder. ... Full review

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  • 4

    my place

    by buonasera23 - 17th March 2010

    Pros: close,easy to get to

    Cons: limited

    Been skiing here since the late 70s. Nice little place ,short lines, friendly people. More grooming and I'd go more often. Especially if they groom the lowe... Full review

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  • 4

    The secret of Highway 4

    by edumanig - 17th March 2010

    Pros: easy access going there and coming down, no freeway traffic unlike going Tahoe

    Cons: short run for beginner,

    There's a lot of good stuff in this resort. 1. Traffic is very predictable from 680 and 580, unlike going Tahoe coming back is always busy in Sacramento ... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Family Resort in The Sierras

    by cmf - 22nd February 2010

    Pros: family friendly, best value packages

    Cons: Scanning passes slows the lift lines down

    One of the best kept secrets. Bear Valley has the great family deals. We choose their learn to ski or snowboard package for the kids. It was only $199, i... Full review

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  • 5

    Rare Bear

    by Lemmon2004 - 8th February 2010

    Pros: Mid-mountain base, 4 dimensional mountain, Beginning through advanced riding

    Cons: Ticket Scanning, some old lifts,

    I Boarded 3 out of 4 days at Bear its a great mountain for beginners. The intermediate runs are short and few if your skill level is in the middle & your l... Full review

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  • 5

    Snowcat skiing with lifts

    by brynd - 24th November 2009

    Pros: Powder all day long

    Cons: Have to get the Lower Mountain Open ASAP

    I've skied for more than 40 years now. Done Tahoe, Squaw Valley, Alpine, etc. and now I am a season pass holder at Bear Valley. This is the best "little" re... Full review

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