Closed (end of season)
Season Start/End: 12/21 - 4/14
Elevation
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6600ft - 8500ft
Trails
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25%| 40%| 35%| 0%
Lifts
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9
Lift Tickets
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from US$19.00 to US$67.00
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Bear Valley CA Resort
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Located on Highway 4 between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite in the Central Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Bear Valley Mountain Resort is a family-friendly resort that accommodates skiers and riders of all levels and abilities.

The ski area is comprised of great intermediate and advanced terrain mixed with multiple options for beginners and intermediates. The resort is known for being a relaxing High Sierra escape complete with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.

Bear Valley CA Resort
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Averaging 359 inches of snowfall annually, Bear Valley offers over 75 trails with 25% beginner, 40% intermediate, and 35% advanced terrain spread across 1,680 accessible acres.

For freestylers, there are two progressive terrain parks with beginner to advanced features, while advanced skiers and riders can join a snow-cat tour to adventure into untracked powder in the sidecountry.

Bear Valley also features over 3000 acres of Nordic Trails, one of the largest in the US, for track and skate skiing, and snowshoeing. 

Bear Valley CA Resort
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Bear Valley was originally called Grizzly Bear Valley named during a scouting expedition in 1855. In 1952 the Orvis family purchased 480 acres of property and built a large log cabin and created a cattle ranch. Bruce Orvis then created Mt. Reba Ski Bowl and established Bear Valley as a winter playground.

Elevation

  • 8500ft
    Summit
  • 1900ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 6600ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
  • 5
  • 1
  • 9
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    25%

  • Intermediate Runs

    40%

  • Advanced Runs

    35%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Terrain Parks

    3

  • Longest Run

    1 MILES

  • Skiable Terrain

    1680 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski Season: 12/21/2013
  • Days Open Last Year: 165
  • Projected Closing Ski Season: 04/14/2014
  • Projected Days Open: 151
  • Years Open: 47
  • Average Snowfall: 359"

Bear Valley Reviews

  • Great mid-size resort!

    by jvolk

    19th February 2013

    Full review

    • Overall Rating 4
    • Family Friendly 5
    • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
    • Terrain Park 4
    • Nightlife 3
    • Short lift lines, open trails
    • Limited terrain park, short open hours
     
  • Family Friendly, No Frills, Just Fun

    by rmg

    22nd December 2012

    Full review

    • Overall Rating 5
    • Family Friendly 5
    • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
    • Terrain Park 3
    • Nightlife 3
    • Great Value, Friendly Staff
    • Short season
     
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Tourist Office

  • P.O. Box 5038

    95223 Bear Valley

    California

    United States

    Phone: (209) 753-2301

    fun@bearvalley.com

Common Misspellings

  • Baravalle, Bare Valley, Bear Valle, Bear Vallie, Bearvalley, Bearvally

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