SledFest 2023 | Know before you go
THIS IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND SNOWMOBILE EVENT
HCO (Highcountry Octane Films) SLEDFEST 2023 is an annual snowmobile social and spectator event like no-other in the U.S.! Bear Valley Ski Resort up Highway 4 in the western Sierra is the ONLY ski resort in the country to open its slopes to snowmobiles. The parking lots fill with RV’s to enjoy overnight camping, fire pit socials and riding the slope right from your RV. NEW for 2023, RMSHA (Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Assoc) is bringing its Points Championship Race to the event with Pro Racers/Teams from all across North America. There will also be a “locals” class! ( w paid entry fees) Other activities include Avalanche Beacon Course and Instructors to learn Search skills, a Friday night film premiere and night ride, food/beverages and bathrooms as the resort opens for business. Rooms available at the Resort Lodge (bearvalley.com) This event has been built as a social event to bring the snowmobile community of California TOGETHER and we welcome visitors from other states as well.
***PLEASE CHECK-IN/REGISTER at the Resort when you arrive!***
Day tickets will be FREE at the ticket window. You need to pick one up to enter the grounds for liability reasons. So please make sure to pick up your tickets for all three days. We will ask you to leave if you’re on the mountain without a proper lift ticket.
We are pleased to offer both day and night parking right at the base of Bear Valley Resort. We’ve created parking bundles so you can pre-pay everything upfront at our parking kiosk upon arrival. Once you pay and pick up your parking ticket, please place this on your dashboard for the duration of your time at the resort.
Non-Towing cars & trucks – $55
Vehicle WITH Trailer or RV – $85
Cars & Trucks – $20 per day
RV / Trailer w Tow Vehicle- $30 per day
Food & Beverage Package
For this year’s event, we’ve put together a package for all your meals. The SledFest Meal Pass costs $140 and comes with six meals over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
We will also offer the option to pay for meals individually, though you’ll save more by buying the meal pass!
Throughout the weekend, we will have our on-site bar Monte Wolfe Saloon open, where we serve craft cocktails as well as beer and wine. The Monte Wolfe Saloon will be open Friday evening and from 10:00 AM onward on Saturday and Sunday!
Friday night film premiere in the theatre from 7-10 PM followed by a night ride from 10-11 PM.
Saturday hill climbing, drag racing, snowbike races and beacon training with avalanche awareness.
Sunday #sidehillgill clinic
NDF FOUNDATION AVALANCHE TRAINING WORKSHOP
Snowmobiles apply 2.5 to 5 times more stress on the snowpack than a skier or rider. The stress bulb of the snowmobile reaches deeper into the snowpack. Additionally, snowmobilers can cover much more ground on a given day on our snowmobiles effectively applying that stress to more areas. With the increased power and capabilities of snowmobiles and snow bikes, motorized travelers are able to climb higher and further than human-powered backcountry travelers. This puts motorized travelers at a greater risk of entering avalanche terrain unaware of their surroundings and the potential dangers in the backcountry. Avalanche education is essential for motorized backcountry travel!