23/24 Season Opening Day!

Join us for the Grand Opening Day Celebration at Bear Valley Resort!

We’re thrilled to announce the dawn of a new era at Bear Valley, and we’re kicking it off with an unforgettable weekend of activities and festivities. Get ready to immerse yourself in a day filled with fun, adventure, and the start of a new era! The Bear is Back. 

Season Opening Details: December 9th & December 10th 

We will be operating on off-peak pricing for opening weekend. 

CLOSED Dec.11th-Dec.15th, reopen 7 days a week starting Dec. 16th 

Terrain Open: 

Moke Express

             -Moke West
            -Lodge Run


             -Cub Meadow

 Panda Carpet

             -Learning area

 Cub Club Carpet

             -Mikey’s Meadow


Event Highlights for December 9th,2023:

8:55 am – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Mokelumne Express

Join us for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the start of this new chapter for Bear Valley. It’s the dawn of a new era, and we can’t wait to share it with you!

9:00am – First Chair Giveaways 

  • Ski Lift Chair Giveaway (First Chair @ Mokelumne Express)
    • Be among the first 20 in line for the first chair at Mokelumne Express and receive an exclusive Bear Valley branded ski lift chair from Ski Life Designs! It’s a collector’s item you won’t want to miss.

Throughout the Day:

  • Guest Services (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
    • Our Guest Services office opens its doors for pass pickups, waivers, and everything you need for an amazing day on the slopes.
  • Ebbetts Cafeteria (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
    • Delicious meals and snacks available all day to keep you fueled up for the adventure.
    • 8am-10am: Breakfast 
    • 10:00-11:00am : Snacks available for purchase 
    • 11:00-3:00pm: Lunch 
    • 3:00-4:00pm: Snacks available for purchase
  • Reba Sports (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
    • Explore our retail offerings and find the perfect gear for your skiing or snowboarding experience.
  • Rentals/Repair Shop (8:30 am – 4:00 pm)
    • Open for rentals and repairs, ensuring your equipment is in top shape for the slopes.
  • Monte Wolfe Saloon (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
    • In need of a refreshing drink? Monte Wolfe Saloon has you covered.

Special Events Throughout the Day:

  • Meet Santa Claus (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)
    • Capture the holiday spirit with a visit from Santa! Get your photo taken and create cherished memories.
  • Raffle Station (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)
    • Enter to win NEW Bear Valley merchandise and raffle prizes  from our friends at SNAC, Sierra House, and Murphys Pourhouse. Drawings held every half hour!


Stevenot Winery Tasting (12:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

  • Experience a delightful tasting flight of four wines on the Sundeck. Purchase your tasting at Monte Wolfe Bar and receive a wristband.
  • Live Music by Daniel Kushnir (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
    • Live tunes on the sundeck while enjoying the mountain vibes.

Closing and Evening Entertainment:

As the day winds down, our activities come to a close at 4:00 pm at the resort, except for the Monte Wolfe Saloon, which will remain open until 5:00 pm. 

Grizzly Lounge Winter Menu Debut (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm) inside the Bear Valley Lodge 

We’re thrilled to introduce our new Winter menu! Join us for an evening of culinary delights as we welcome the winter season in style.

Creekside Bistro (5pm-9pm) inside the Bear Valley Lodge 

Come be a part of this momentous occasion and make memories that will last a lifetime. We can’t wait to welcome you to the new era of Bear Valley!