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Bear Valley

Bear Valley Ski Resort Guide

Bear Valley, United States

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers and Intermediates.
Highest Lift8,497ft
Resort Height7,697ft
 Nearest AirportsReno Tahoe and Modesto City
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Bear Valley

The American ski resort of Bear Valley is at an altitude of 7,697ft.


Bear Valley has direct access to 67 marked pistes, served by a total of 10 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 7,697ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 8,497ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Bear Valley offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Bear Valley offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Bear Valley.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Uptight'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Bear Valley?

The next notable snow forecast is 14in, expected on 9 December, with around 15in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Bear Valley

Ski Area Stats

Bear Valley Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
103 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Bear Valley Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift8,497ft
Resort Altitude (Bear Valley)7,697ft
Lowest Trail6,594ft
Max Vertical1,903ft

Location and Map

Where is Bear Valley?

This ski resort is in United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Bear Valley is Reno Tahoe, 127 minutes drive away.

Modesto City and Sacramento airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 10 ski lifts are able to uplift 12,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Bear Valley open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Bear Valley, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Bear Valley Tourist Office for the latest.

Bear Valley