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Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

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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.

  • 3.4

Our overall star rating is not based on a simple average but takes several factors, including the age of a review, into account.

  • Beginner
  • 3.7
  • Intermediate
  • 3.9
  • Expert
  • 2.8
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3.1
  • Family Friendly
  • 3.9
  • Nightlife'
  • 2.2
  • Terrain Park
  • 2.6
  • Value
  • 3.8

51 Total Reviews:

  • 5 Star Reviews (24)
  • 47
  • 4 Star Reviews (14)
  • 27
  • 3 Star Reviews (8)
  • 15
  • 2 Star Reviews (3)
  • 5
  • 1 Star Reviews (2)
  • 3

We have been going here for years and it is where our kids learned to ski starting at age 3. They are...

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  • Elizabeth (15th March 2020)

    We have been going here for years and it is where our kids learned to ski starting at age 3. They are...

  • Keli K (26th February 2020)

    Incredible mountain that still has the small town feel, even though it's got a decent amount of vertical and terrain, especially when...

  • slucas (6th December 2019)

    Amazing slopes, great snow, family friendly

  • Jim (26th November 2019)

    Compared to other west slope Sierra Nevada resorts, Bear Valley offers better skiing conditions year in and year out on the upper...

  • Unhappy Potentialcustomer (15th January 2019)

    NOT family friendly! If I can't get my question answered and make arrangements with the ticket office or Guest Services or main...

  • mikerobinson617 (7th January 2019)

    I have been skiing there for 40 years. I love its location I love the quality of it snow etc. But here...

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation