Wind Hold Update: More good news!

January 16, 2017 - Winds have subsided - Front and Backside operational !  Lessons ARE RUNNING.  Please check back here, or via one of our social media platforms, for real time updates daily 

Wind Hold Update

January 16, 2017 - We are currently on windhold here at Bear Valley. Peak at break on Kuma at 74mph this morning. We are assessing the situation and are standing by to bring you more information. Please check back here, or via one of our social media platforms, for real time updates as they come in. Thank you for your patience!

Power Outage Update

January 13, 2017 - Bear Valley Mountain has been experiencing a power outage due to a downed tree. PG&E is currently on-site and will restore power to the mountain as quickly as possible. Bear Valley will continue to run on auxiliary power until power has been fully restored. With fresh powder and amazing weather this weekend - be prepared for some Pure Mountain Fun! Check out our events page to see what is happening on the mountain! 

bear valley re-opens tomorrow Friday the 13th

RE-OPENING TOMORROW!! - Lucky Friday!!

January 12, 2017 - 9am opening tomorrow. We plan to operate Kuma and Cub at 9am. Staff will continue to work on polar as the morning progresses and we will do our best to get that open - but it will be delayed.  This has been an unbelievable snowstorm and more terrain will be made available as soon as we can.  Thank you for patience through this amazing snowfall.  A special thank you to our crews around the mountain!!  The task to dig out of snow is huge and we are grateful for their dedication and commitment to... Read More...

No Rest for the Weary

January 11, 2017 - Most of the current staff (some nearly 30 years) cannot recall experiencing anything close to this unprecedented weather event, beginning last Sunday with rain, that has now delivered over 60 inches of snow in the past few days, high winds, extremely dangerous avalanche conditions; and it continues to snow at this time. As a result we WILL NOT OPEN ON THURSDAY JANUARY 12, 2017.We do believe that by late Thursday we’ll be looking at partly cloudy skies, and snow removal and management efforts,... Read More...

Bear Valley Several Feet of Snow

Another Relentless Pounding....

January 10, 2017 - Several feet of snow has fallen since the rain turned into snow in the early morning hours of Monday Jan 9.  The snow has not stopped since and we are getting ready for another equivalent round tonight.  We will update again at end of day tomorrow - but as a result the SKI AREA WILL NOT OPEN  ON  JAN 11, 2017.  Cannot say enough about our amazing outdoor crews that work extremely hard in tough conditions to prepare for your arrival.  We look forward to getting the lifts turning again soon!... Read More...

Lifts still on hold at Bear Valley

Waiting Out Mother Nature

January 8, 2017 - For the continued safety of our employees and guests we WILL NOT OPEN LIFTS AT THE SKI AREA WEDNESDAY JAN 11 and we'll provide another update in 24 hours.  The large amounts of snow received thus far has been met by a small team of operations and maintenance crew. WE THANK OUR TEAMS ON SITE working hard to remove and manage the snow during these extremely challenging times. See Mattly's snow report for latest snow totals and forecast for SUNSHINE AND AMAZING SNOW CONDITIONS later this week and... Read More...

BEAR VALLEY EXTREME WEATHER IN FORECAST - LIFT SUSPENSION

Extreme Weather Forecast - Lift Operations Update

January 7, 2017 - We have been carefully monitoring the weather and forecast for an even more extreme WET event headed our way tonight and tomorrow. For the safety of our employees and guests, we have decided that we WILL NOT OPERATE LIFTS tomorrow, Sunday, January 8th, and ski area mid mountain lodge services will be suspended as result. We will evaluate conditions and weather Sunday afternoon and post our plans for Monday, January 9th as soon as determined. 

Bear Valley Opening Polar Express 2017

POLAR EXPRESS TIME!

January 6, 2017 - We are excited to announce that the POLAR EXPRESS LIFT opened today! Stay tuned for more updates as we bring you more Pure Mountain Fun here at Bear Valley Mountain. For up to date reports on lifts, trails and conditions, be sure to follow Mattly's conditions reports on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. 

Upcoming Holiday Events at Bear Valley! Snow, Santa, and More!

December 23, 2016 - Snow is falling! This should set up for some pure mountain fun in the coming days.Starting at 4:00 PM on December 24th, stop by Sky High Pizza & Pub for some cookie decorating and then take a picture with Santa from 5:30 - 7:00pm at the Cathedral Lounge in the Bear Valley Lodge.On Christmas Day, catch Santa on the slopes of Bear Valley Mountain from 12:00 - 2:00pm.If you missed EcoBikeADVentures on the mountain last week, they will be returning December 26th - January 1st from 3:00 - 7:... Read More...

100% of the Front Side Bowl is Now Open!

December 19, 2016 - Even with thin snowpack cover of 18”avg, the rain helped us in a huge way by setting up an incredible supporting snowpack. 100% of the Front Side Bowl is now open! Our team is now working hard at getting the back side of the mountain open. Keep checking for more updates!Now Open:Lifts:Kuma ChairCub ChairSuper Cub ChairKoala ChairLil Cub Carpet Lift Runs:Mikey’s Meadow, groomed – beginnerCub Meadow, groomed – beginnerEgo Alley, groomed – beginnerRodeo, groomed - beginnerMokelumne West, groomed... Read More...

More Terrain to Open This Weekend - Pure Mountain Fun 7-Days a Week!

More Terrain to Open This Weekend - Pure Mountain Fun 7-Days a Week!

December 16, 2016 - Thanks to a tiny bit of help from Mother Nature and the ongoing efforts of our snowmaking and slope maintenance crews, as well as lift maint, ops and patrol, we’ll be offering additional fun for this Saturday, 12/17 and Sunday, 12/18! Additionally, beginning 12/17, we will officially be open 7-days a week.Here’s what’s planned for Saturday and beyond: Lifts:Kuma ChairCub ChairSuper Cub ChairKoala ChairLil Cub Carpet Lift Runs:Mikey’s Meadow, groomed – beginnerCub Meadow, groomed – beginnerEgo... Read More...

Join the BV Volunteer Ski Patrol Team

Join the Bear Valley Ski Patrol Team!

December 14, 2016 - Have you felt the call to become a volunteer ski patroller?  Then come to Bear Valley NSP tryouts 12/28 or 1/7!If you have ever considered joining the Bear Valley Volunteer Ski Patrol now is YOUR chance to try out.  We invite skiers and boarders to try-outs on December 28th and January 7th.  Join us in the cafeteria near the TV at 7:30-8:00 AM on those dates to meet us and register.  For more information go to www.bvnsp.com or contact us at info@bvnsp.com .  If your plans don’t coincide with... Read More...

Bear Valley Ca offers More Terrain Tickets $59

More Terrain to Open for This Weekend - Tix Still $59.00

November 30, 2016 - Thanks to a nice addition of snow we are excited to provide a little more Pure Mountain Fun this weekend.  BUY TICKETS ONLINEHere is the plan:Lifts – 9am to 4pm - Cub Chair,  Lil Cub Carpet Lift and  Bear ChairFor those of you "in the know" and wondering, why not Kuma Chair?  In low snow, Bear chair offers a better unloading ramp - you may have already known that as well  ;)Trails-Mikey’s Meadow, groomed – beginner Cub Meadow, groomed – beginnerEgo Alley, groomed – beginnerMokelumne West -... Read More...

First Turns of Season on Cub Chair!

November 27, 2016 - 14 inches of Snow overnight combined with our snowmaking base allowed us to open an additional trail today off of Cub Chair Lift.  Cub Meadow and a healthy section of Ego Alley are open with machine groomed packed powder. If you are within 100 miles of BV, get here for a blue bird day and first turns of the season - CUB LIFT IS OPEN UNTIL 4PM TODAY!  Our friendly and professional lift operators look forward to seeing you, as does the rest of our team! Visit Mattly's weather report later this... Read More...

Bear Valley Opening Day Scheduled for Friday, November 25

It is Official - Opening Day 2016/17 Season is Nov 25th!

November 24, 2016 - Bear Valley will kick off the 2016-17 winter season this Friday, November 25, thanks to snowmaking and a little help from Mother Nature. Cub Chair lift will start turning at 9 a.m. and guests will have the opportunity to enjoy an entire weekend of skiing, snowboarding and family activities.  Note: Open Weekends Only until Dec 17thThe inaugural weekend kicks off with special pricing of $49 for adult and teen lift tickets. The weekend will also feature Bear Valley’s annual Winterfest Celebration... Read More...

Bear Valley Opening Day and How to Make It Snow

Looking Good!

November 23, 2016 - With some help from Mother Nature, snowmaking technology and a "sign" in the sky, we are feeling pretty darn optimistic that we will be turning a chair on Friday (access to Cub Meadow).  Now to the "average bear" that doesn't seem like a lot, but for those of you that just can't wait to get in a ride on the white stuff, even a short run (and you know who you are), this is great news  ;)     In an effort to keep things moving along, we did some research to give you some insights to help kick... Read More...

BEAR VALLEY, CA WINTERFEST 2016, opening day

Opening Day Update

November 22, 2016 - We are getting ready for your arrival on Friday Nov 25th.  Exactly what activities will be available will be determined as we get closer to opening day.WHAT WE KNOW  will be open at the ski area:Season Pass Office - pick up your 2016/17 passTubing Hill - get tickets at Season Pass OfficeReba Sports - Will be having a big sale, professional boot fitting available and winter gear.BVSEF - Ski Swap - Click here for detailsDevelopment Team meeting & Social - 1pm Sunroom for parents and athletes... Read More...

A Walk in The Park with David Vassar in Bear Valley, CA

A Walk in The Park with David Vassar

October 28, 2016 - GET TICKETS NOW  We are very excited to partner with Backcountry Pictures to present a retrospective of David Vassar films that encourage enjoyment, awareness, and care of the outdoors and scenic lands. We invite guests to come out and enjoy this event as part of our opening weekend celebrating the start of the 2016-17 season“A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” is presented by the Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning writer, director, producer, David Vassar and will take place on... Read More...

BEAR VALLEY, CA WINTERFEST 2016

Winterfest 2016/17

September 25, 2016 - BOOK NOW  Thanksgiving weekend means WINTERFEST CELEBRATION and we are making plans for winter excitement that will kick-off on Friday Nov. 25th.   You can expect fun activities like downhill skiing and snowboarding, bonfires, movies, live music and great food.  More details coming soon, but now is the time to book your stay for the weekend!  To make reservations CLICK HERE or Call Bear Valley Lodge at 209-753-2327.Friday, November 25Bear Valley Mountain Opening Day - Projected, weather... Read More...