February – March 2013
Hiking doesn’t have to stop in the winter. If you enjoy visiting wild places you’ll be thrilled to know that snowshoeing can be a fun, energizing and beautiful way to experience the marvels of backcountry winters. The relative ease of snowshoeing allows folks to venture into the winter wilderness without the required years of ski and snowboard training. Let MAS guide you efficiently and comfortably through spectacular winter scenery and experience for yourself the thrills of backcountry snowshoeing.
Add some pizazz to your winter and visit Bear Valley for this fun and challenging backcountry snowshoe adventure. Stomp across snow covered ridges and bowls and soak in the splendors of the alpine environment. Along the way your guide will share natural history and backcountry travel tips. This trip typically covers 4-6 miles through a variety of terrain in a non-motorized area along the Mokelumne Wilderness. The vistas are world-class so don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore a winter wonderland with MAS.
Do you have a desire to skin up, ski down and then do it again? If so, the Bear Valley Adventure Race is your venue for thrill and skill in both resort and backcountry terrain*. We’ll offer two different courses of vertical challenges for novice and advanced racers. We’re broadening this “randonee” race to include all hedonists: alpine tourers, telemarkers and splitboarders.
Bear Valley Cross Country will host the 40th Annual Bjornloppet XC Ski Race and Festival on March 9th and March 10th, 2013! This is one of the longest running ski races in the west and it is open to all ages! In addition, the California Senior Winter Games will be held that same weekend. Bjornloppet athletes age 50 and up can participate in the Bjornloppet races and use their race results for both the Bjornloppet and for the California Senior Winter Games gold, silver and bronze medals.