Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Bear Valley

Planning a ski trip to Bear Valley? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Bear Valley stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Bear Valley review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

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

    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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  • 5

    Bear Valley Review

    by anonymous_user - 25th January 2008

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Awesome snow, great terrain, no lines, and friendly people - tough to beat combination. It has snowed 3 feet in the last week and the roads are well mainta... 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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  • 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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  • 5

    Bear Valley Review

    by anonymous_user - 28th January 2008

    Pros:

    Cons:

    We had a really great time. 2 kids (8/10) and husband and myself. It is an intermediate and expert skier's paradise. I'm an intermediate skier and the back ... 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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