Another weekend of powder and Pure Mountain Fun!

February 23, 2017 - Forecast is calling for snow on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, and we're excited to enjoy some fresh powder with YOU. Are you making plans to be in Bear Valley? We'll have live music on Saturday with Grover Anderson, and our first "Fresh Tracks" day for our BV Peaks season passholders on Sunday. Stay up to date with conditions via Mattly's Weather Report. We can't wait to see you up here!  

Spring on the Slopes: Plan your $89 getaway today!

February 22, 2017 - Stay and play! Spend the day on the slopes, and your evenings enjoying your favorite beverage by the Cathedral Lounge fireplace with your family and friends.Getaway packages are available Sunday-Thursday evening for your stay, with lift tickets valid the next day (Monday-Friday). Book today - packages are based on availability! Book online here: call the Lodge at 209.753.2327 to make your reservation!Two-night minimum, Sunday-Thursday nights, non-holiday, per night... Read More...

FRESH TRACKS: Calling all BV Peaks passholders!

February 22, 2017 - Hi, BV Peaks passholders! With more fresh snow on the ground this year than the past several years, now’s the time to come up to Bear valley for some Pure Mountain Fun. Don’t forget to use your vouchers! If you haven’t picked up your vouchers yet, you can get them from the season pass office! Or let us know if you’d like them mailed to you by sending us an email with your name and current mailing address to: used up your vouchers? Worry not! We still have ... Read More...

Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something?

February 20, 2017 - Today is looking to be a snowy day - 8" of FRESHIES and counting - winds are light to moderate at this time. Please “bear” with us as you may experience some delays on lift openings. Our crews are working hard to shovel out the lifts and create a safe experience in ALL THIS POWDER SNOW.  For updates check out Mattly’s weather.  Drive safely and remember to carry chains!  

POW for President's Day Weekend!

February 16, 2017 - Snow is FALLING here on the mountain, and is projected to continue throughout this holiday weekend here at Bear. Do you know what that means? Fresh powder, fresh tracks, and some more EPIC riding here on the mountain. Are you joining us? Keep track of weather conditions via Mattly's Weather Report.We're kicking off the long weekend tomorrow with a Burton Demo Day, available all day just off of the Sun Deck. Come try a board and slash some powder! On Saturday and Sunday, come down to the... Read More...



February 9, 2017 - With cold temps back on mountain, Snow began falling early afternoon today.  Super excited to start turning lifts tomorrow.  Should be fantastic snow conditions, so come on up for some PURE MOUNTAIN FUN!  The weekend forecast is calling for Sunshine - setting up a spectacular weekend on the slopes!Here is the planOpen with Cub, Supercub, Panda and Lil' Cub.Additional terrain will open as conditions allow, but expect delays.  Grizz will not open tomorrow.All guest services will be open and we... Read More...


Rain, Rain, going away.....Snow here soon

February 8, 2017 - We are nearly back to cold temps, but today was wet.  5 more inches of the wet stuff today and 1-2 inches expected overnight.  As a result we will continue to suspend lift operations through Thursday, February 9th. The heavy rainfall is creating very unstable conditions and HIGH AVALANCE danger. For those driving up on Highway 4, please drive carefully as there is a great deal of flooding on the HWY today.  Snow is in the forecast late Thursday and into early Friday morning so stay tuned for... Read More...


Weather Persists - Lift Operations Suspended for 2/8/17

February 7, 2017 - Unfortunately the intense rain, slush and snow has created very unsafe conditions on the slopes and the roads.  For the safety of all that might be thinking about traveling to our special part of the Sierra, we encourage you to stay home safe at this time.  We WILL NOT OPERATE LIFTS on Wednesday, February 8th.  We will evaluate conditions and weather Wednesday afternoon and post our plans for Thursday, February 9th as soon as determined. The village restaurants are open and ready to serve a... Read More...


Another Weather Event In Play

February 6, 2017 - The good news is there is another load of snow coming down.  The bad news is rain will follow and the combination will likely create hazardous conditions and please expect delayed openings during this cycle.  We will be sure to post "Special Notices" on our home page and social pages as we get updates.  Oh yes, but more good news....cold temps come back into the picture late Thursday and we might just be set up for another EPIC weekend.  Stay tuned!   Check out Mattly's weather page daily for... Read More...


Last Minute Getaway? Do it!

February 2, 2017 - Weekend Fire Sale!   We had an unexpected cancellation and our loss is your gain!!  Seriously, you could SAVE over $300! With snow on the way and conditions forecasted to be clear on Saturday and Sunday, all you need to do is get here!  Here are the details:1) QUEEN GETAWAY - $89 / night for queen room, 2 night minimum, includes  2 free tix (total) – total weekend getaway package $178.00  Package value ​$463.36Doing the math -  Lift Tickets $79 x2,  Weekend room rate $152.68/night (2 night min... Read More...

Can you say POW DAY?

February 1, 2017 - Snow is in the forecast for rest of this week, Grizzly is open, and we're getting excited for fresh powder and fresh tracks here at Bear! A projected 1-3 inches tonight, and it's not stopping until Saturday. Keep checking Mattly's Weather Report for more information as the storm rolls in. Saturday, February 4th at 3:30 PM, be sure to join us for a special presentation on avalanche safety awareness, presented by the Nickolay Dodov Foundation. Open to the public! Learn more here. 

Bear Valley Opens Grizzly Bowl

GRRRRRR-IZZLY Bowl Opens Tomorrow

January 27, 2017 - We are excited to announce that the infamous Grizzly Bowl will open tomorrow.  There will likely be a slight delay as teams prepare access.  Have fun and be safe!!  

bear valley powder alert

Might Be the Best Day of The Season - 113" Storm Total

January 23, 2017 - 30" of new snow last's epic! 113" for the storm total, 183" in 2 weeks, 279" for the season and 153" for our current base. Join us Tuesday January 24th 2017.  We're still assessing the Lwr mtn for Avalanche hazards which remain at 4 High currently but patience is the key here.Until then copious amounts of quality riding is to be had on the frontside/backside and village sides of our Mtn. Stay safe, ride with a friend and be aware of deep tree wells as they are abundant... Read More...


Too Much Snow? Really?

January 22, 2017 - Ironic, but, yes, that is the situation.  After over 6.5 feet of snow in the last 4 days and the expectation for another 18 inches overnight we plan to close operations on MONDAY JAN 23rd to recover our infrastructure.The massive amount of snow combined with high winds and road closures forced many California resorts to shut down on Sunday.  We are thankful to our operation teams for making a heroic effort to get open today and provide a full weekend of skiing/riding on the fresh powder that... Read More...

Bear Valley January 2017 Storms

Crazy Storm Cycle of JANUARY 2017 - Pounding continues!

January 22, 2017 - January Storms have been unprecendented or as Mattly puts it "copious amounts of snow"....however you look at it, the snowpack is in great shape and the fresh powder is too good to not time to make plans to get to the slopes!!  To keep up to date on what is happening at Bear Valley here are some sources you should keep handy.If you are social type - Like our facebook....videos, weather, discounts, events and moreweather page - forecasts Lifts & trails - what is opened/closed... Read More...

Fresh Powder and FREE Events Tonight!

January 21, 2017 - With 12" of new snow overnight and a whopping storm total of 58", expect some awesome powder here at Bear Valley. Tonight, we also have the Backcountry Film Festival and DJ Ajax at the Bear Valley Lodge! Admission is FREE to both events!Catch the Backcountry Film Festival in the Cathedral Lounge - doors opening at 6pm or dance the night away with DJ Ajax in Sky High Pizza & Pub starting at 8pm!There is always something happening at Bear Valley, check out our events page at www.bearvalley.... Read More...

Delays due to Extreme Weather!

January 20, 2017 - Bear Valley is currently experiencing some weather delays at the mountain today due to extreme weather! Kuma and Super Cub are both currently open while our outdoor ops are hard at work trying to get the other lifts open. Stand by for more updates!

Free Admission to the Backcountry Film Festival this Saturday, January 21st!

January 19, 2017 - Winter Wildlands Alliance's Backcountry Film Festival is coming to Bear Valley on Saturady, January 21st! Join us for a series of winter sports films and a short avalanche safety presentation hosted by the Nickolay Dodov Foundation.Admission is FREE, though donations are appreciated and go directly to the Nickolay Dodov Foundation. Doors open at 6 PM and films begin at 7 PM.We hope to see you at the Cathedral Lounge in the Bear Valley Lodge for this special event!To learn more about the... Read More...

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!