Bear valley offers outdoor activities all year long. In the winter you can enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, dog sledding and backcountry adventures. In the summer, have fun kayaking, hiking, biking, rock climbing, tennis, disc golf, river rafting, off roading and fishing. There is something to please everyone in the beautiful Sierra Nevada’s.
In the summer, Bear Valley hosts many camps. One such camp is the Bear Valley Safe and Active Family Experiences. They offer a full 8 week program, a weekly program Monday through Friday, and a daily program. Activities include rock climbing, kayaking, wind surfing, sailing, archery, bike tricks, river slides, swimming, arts and crafts, guitar, violin, and piano. For more information and to register go to http://www.bearvalleysummercamps.org/.
For information about season passes, visit http://www.bearvalley.com/tickets-rentals/season-passes/. You can save hundreds of dollars on family passes if you buy before September 30, 2010.
To contact Bear Valley use the form at http://www.bearvalley.com/the-mountain/about-bear-valley/contact-us/. The main office is open 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Thursday.
Bear Valley is located in Northern California between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite on Highway 4. For directions you can use MapQuest Directions. When using MapQuest keep in mind that the mountain is located just up the road from Bear Valley Village on Hwy 207; Continue 2 miles east past the village to reach the mountain. Other directions are found on the Bear Valley website: From the Bay Area
Take 580 east to 205 east to 120 east to 99 north to 4 east and continue to Bear Valley.
From the Central Valley
Take 99 north to 4 east and continue to Bear Valley.
Take 99 south to 12 east to 49 south to 4 east and continue to Bear Valley.
From Lake Tahoe / Reno
Winter – (Ebbetts Pass closes): Take 80 west, 50 west, or 88 west from the greater Lake Tahoe basin, to 99 south to 4 east and continue to Bear Valley.
Summer – Take 4 west off of 88 at Woodfords and continue to Bear Valley.