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Bear Valley

  This is my favorite mountain. Lots of diamonds and double diamonds. You can have so much fun here you never get bored. Says Ben.

Lots of really great runs, too many to name. I go here as often as I have a chance. Says Jake.

Bear Valley has an average fraction of black and red ski runs and an average fraction of easy trails. This is an average size ski mountain boasting a medium elevation difference when compared to other west coast ski resorts. The inspiring
    30 feet of yearly snowfall is an extremely fine coverage. Bear Valley gets covered by higher than average snow every season. This ski resort has 67 trails that you may ski on; there's a glorious diversity to gratify everyone. Bear
Valley has an ok selection of trails and enough good ski lifts to serve them all. The skiing and the snowboarding in this region is a glorious thing to do during the season. Having 1,280 acres of terrain being without skiing territory wonít happen. The 1,900 feet of altitude difference is not too bad; it's enough to get some decent time on the ski slopes between lifts. Bear Valley has a glorious pick of ski runs to fit all abilities; there's no way to get bored  
here. The grandiose mountain view of California and all the perfect slopes are motive enough to come here to ski. There are 11 ski lifts here, and they will get you up the mountain effectively. Some people prefer skiing and some snowboarding, either way, there are scores of great locations for that in close proximity. There's a ski trail map of Bear Valley on this internet page for your reference. In winter the Northern Sierra Nevada is a very good place if you love snowboarding and skiing. The California mountains in the wintertime are a good place for snowboarding and skiing. There arenít any hotel rooms close at hand, but if you're prepared to journey a short distance then no problem, but if you donít have reservations, you could end up slumbering in your car. The snow blanketed mountains of the Northern Sierra Nevada make for a good view. Getting a great workout and a chance to spend some time in the outdoors attract snow skiers from all over.



Hotels Near Bear Valley ski area, Northern Sierra Nevada, California

Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood
10.5 miles away
Tamarack Lodge At Bear Valley, Bear Valley
13.6 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.


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 Ski Areas Near Bear Valley ski area:
Kirkwood, California , 10 miles away
   2000 foot drop, 15 lifts, 65 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   15% Beginner
Sierra at Tahoe, California , 17 miles away
   2212 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
   25% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Dodge Ridge, California , 17 miles away
   1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
   20% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   40% Beginner
Heavenly, California , 25 miles away
   3500 foot drop, 31 lifts, 94 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   45% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
Homewood, California , 33 miles away
   1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   15% Beginner
Granlibakken, California , 37 miles away
   300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
   0% Expert & Adv.
   75% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Alpine Meadows, California , 39 miles away
   1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Squaw Valley, California , 40 miles away
   2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
   30% Expert & Adv.
   45% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Diamond Peak, Nevada , 42 miles away
   1840 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
   36% Expert & Adv.
   46% Intermediate
   18% Beginner
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 42 miles away
   2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
   25% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
 Whitewater Near Bear Valley ski area:
Mokelumne River - North Fork, Alpine / Amador / Calaveras County , 10 miles away, Class V+ - 24.9 miles long (Route 4 Bridge to Salt Springs Reservoir)
Stanislaus River - North Fork, Calaveras / Tuolumne County , 17 miles away, Class III-V - 3 miles long (Board's Crossing to Calaveras Big Trees)
Stanislaus River - South Fork, Tuolumne County , 17 miles away, Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Highway 108 Bridge to Lyons Reservoir)
 Trails Near Bear Valley ski area:
Emigrant Trail, Alpine , 2 miles away, 1.2 hiking miles, 463 feet elevation difference
Charity Valley Trail, Alpine , 15 miles away, 4.5 hiking miles, 2275 feet elevation difference
Hawley Grade Trail, El Dorado , 17 miles away, 1.8 hiking miles, 920 feet elevation difference
 National Parks Near Bear Valley ski area:
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park - CA , 56 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bear Valley ski area:
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe , 20 miles away
Lake Tahoe Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe , 20 miles away

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