Bear Valley

Bear Valley is a friendly and relaxing High Sierra escape located in the beautiful Central Sierra Mountains. Nestled off Scenic Highway 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. 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.

Location

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.

Seasons

  • Summer: Mid-June – Mid-September
  • Winter: November – Mid-April
  • Daily Lift Operations: Lifts Open 9am to 4pm Daily during winter season conditions permitting

Elevations

  • Base Elevation: 6,600’
  • Peak Elevation: 8,500’
  • Vertical rise: 1,900'

Snow

Average Annual Snowfall: 240 inches Snowmaking: 10 out of 10 lifts

Monthly Snowfall Average

  • November: 36 inches
  • December: 72 inches
  • January: 73 inches
  • February: 80 inches
  • March: 70 inches
  • April: 39 inches

Trail Classification (total mountain acreage)

  • 25% Beginner
  • 40% Intermediate
  • 35% Advanced
  • 0% Expert
  • Skiable Acres: 1680 ac
  • Trails: 75

Lift System

  • Total Number of Lifts: 10
  • Express Quad: 1
  • Triple Chairs: 3
  • Double Chairs: 6
  • Surface Lifts: 1

Climate

Bear Valley sees more than 300 days of cloudless, sunny skies per year.Average daytime highs and night time lows in Fahrenheit.
  • Nov: 47 high, 24 low
  • Dec: 40 high, 20 low
  • Jan: 36 high, 16 low
  • Feb: 39 high, 18 low
  • Mar: 44 high, 21 low
  • Apr: 50 high, 26 low
  • May: 60 high, 32 low