[R34R, Bear Valley Mountain Ski Area] and Bear Valley Lodge and Village Resort have teamed up with ski and stay packages for this winter. Midweek packages offer the lowest rates, but weekend packages are available, too.

The Midweek Stay and Play Package, which starts at $85 per person per night, combines lodging and lift tickets for Sunday through Thursday night stays at the Bear Valley Lodge. The lift tickets in the package are valid for Monday through Friday skiing or riding during non-holiday and non-peak periods. The lift tickets must be used at the same time as the lodging.

The Bear Valley Lodge requires advance reservations and double occupancy for the Midweek Stay and Play Package. The package includes free bus service to slopes. It is available starting at $75 per person per night for those who want to cross-country ski instead. A 10 percent county room tax is added on to the rates.

The ski-in lodge, which offers private rooms with private bathrooms, has a four-story granite fireplace in a cathedral lounge. Dining is available in the Creekside Room, and après ski time is spent in the Grizzly Bar. A free continental breakfast is included in the package.

Bear Valley Lodge also offers weekend specials periodically. Contact the lodge for details and availability. Reservations are available online or by phone.

More information. Or call 209-753-2327.