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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  • 4

    Great mid-size resort!

    by jvolk - 19th February 2013

    Pros: Short lift lines, open trails

    Cons: Limited terrain park, short open hours

    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 ... Full review

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  • 5

    Family Friendly, No Frills, Just Fun

    by rmg - 22nd December 2012

    Pros: Great Value, Friendly Staff

    Cons: Short season

    We Love Bear Valley! My kids and I have learned how to snowboard here. We keep coming back for easy access, no lines, great, friendly people, and a fun sn... Full review

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  • 5

    Did WInter Forget About Us???

    by aspen3200 - 11th January 2012

    Pros: No Lines, Hidden gem

    Cons: No Snow so far! But thats all CA!

    This is now becoming a joke. Where is the snow? Ski Resorts in West Virginia have better snow conditions than California. Much like last year, the snow will... Full review

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  • 4

    Best Deal in the Sierras bar none

    by tduncan - 27th January 2011

    Pros: cheap,no lines,terrain variety,not snobby,

    Cons: nothing fancy,not for nightlife

    Don't know what happened to "Mr. Horrible", but BV is the best deal in the Sierra. On the cheaper side AND two HUGE benefits: (1) no lines, unless you cal... Full review

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  • 1

    Horrible resort!!!!

    by djgray - 26th March 2010

    Pros: food and one lift

    Cons: everything else!!!

    This resort has no vertical!!! runs are even shorter!!! you have to hike a lot to get around!!! no fun!!! not family friendly. not a good experience!... Full review

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  • 5

    Excellent backyard resort

    by brynd - 23rd March 2010

    Pros: Great Expert terrain - like lift accessed snowcat skiing

    Cons: Poor middle management. Questionable marketing decisions

    I have skied for 40 yrs. I was a ski rat a Squaw for many years in my teens. Done Tahoe, been there , done that. Bear Valley is absolutely one of the best ... Full review

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