Bear Valley Mountain is a friendly and relaxing High Sierra escape located in the beautiful Central Sierra Mountains. Nestled off Scenic Highway 4, this year-round destination offers activities from relaxation to extreme adventure in every season. Whether you’re looking to get your heart racing or to just slow down and savor the Sierra, Bear Valley is the perfect destination to enjoy the outdoors as Mother Nature intended.
A spectacular snow sports destination, Bear Valley averages over 30 feet (9 meters) of snow annually at its 8,500-foot (2591-meters) summit and features 67 runs, 1900 vertical feet (579 meters), 10 lifts and a beginner carpet lift. Lift tickets, rentals and learn to ski/board packages plus child care for age 2+ are all available.
Even when there’s no snow in the forecast, Bear Valley uses state of the art technology to deliver ski-ready conditions to the mountain over winter. See the video below from low-precipitation early February 2018 for more info:
If you’re looking for mountain serenity, Bear Valley delivers. Enjoy spectacular views, and amazing sunsets over the Sierra.
Bear Valley Mountain is also a summer playground surrounded by two of California’s largest federally designated wilderness areas, the Mokelumne Wilderness and Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, where hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking and rock climbing are spectacular. Additionally, the mountain includes an Adventure Park for kids and glamping (glamorous camping) with glorious views of the valley.