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Bear Valley CA Resort

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

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

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.


  • 2590m
  • 579m
    Vertical Drop
  • 2011m


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  • Terrain Parks


  • Longest Run

    2 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    680 ha

  • Snow Making

    40 ha

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski Season: 26/11/2016
  • Days Open Last Year: 165
  • Projected Closing Ski Season: 09/04/2017
  • Projected Days Open: 151
  • Years Open: 49
  • Average Snowfall: 912cm

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Bear Valley Reviews

  • dave

    • 2
    10th March 2016

    Full review

      it is raining at bear today take your umbrella! notice they are not saying it is raining. nice? the griz opens maybe...
  • dave

    • 2
    10th March 2016

    Full review

      it is RAINING AT BEAR TODAY TAKE YOUR UMBRELLA! NOTICE they are not saying it is raining. nice? THE GRIZ OPENS MAYBE...

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Tourist Office

  • Bear Valley

    P.O. Box 5038

    95223 Bear Valley

    United States

    Phone: (209) 753-2301


Hotels in Bear Valley

Bear Valley Lodge

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