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Snow Report:
Highway 4 @ Highway 207
Bear Valley, CA 95223
Skiable Acres:
1,280 acres
Vertical Drop:
1900 feet


Although Bear Valley is considered a mid-size ski resort, it ranks as the 8th largest ski area in California. The diverse terrain offers skiing excitement for all abilities. With 67 trails serviced by 11 lifts that accommodate 12,000 skiers per hour, you'll spend more time skiing and less time waiting in line.

Bear Valley Ski Area provides a scenic view of the Sierra. Views from the resort drop 3,800 feet into the deep, granite cut of the Mokelumne River. Snowmaking the natural way dumps an average of 450 inches of snow annually. But just in case, state of the art snowmaking equipment blankets 35 percent of the terrain with high-quality snow throughout the season.

The Grizzly Bowl, one of Bear Valley's biggest attractions, boasts more than 1,000 feet of vertical with an array of steep chutes and wide open bowls. The "Grizz" is one of the most challenging descents in all of California.

The ski area is conveniently located on scenic Highway 4, just two hours east of Stockton, 2.5 hours from Sacramento and 3.5 hours from most Bay Area locations.


Daily: 9am - 4pm
Half Day: 12:30pm

Mid-November to mid-April
Lift Ticket Prices:

Lift Tickets
Adult (20-64) $59
Half Day (AD) $50
Teen (13-19) $49
Child (6-12) $16
Kinder (5 & Under) FREE
Senior (65 -74) $25
Super Senior (75+) $10

Military & College disounts available with proper ID

Mountain Stats

Skiable Acres:
1,280 acres
Average Snowfall:
450 inches
Easiest: 25%, More Difficult: 40%, Most Difficult: 30%, Experts Only: 5%
Base Elevation:
6600 feet
Vertical Drop:
1900 feet
Lifts and Runs
Number of Lifts:
10 Lifts
Total Runs:
67 Runs

1 Carpet Lift, 6 Double Chairs, 2 Triple Chairs, 1 High-Speed Quad

Lift Ticket Rates

Lift Tickets
Adult (20-64) $59
Half Day (AD) $50
Teen (13-19) $49
Child (6-12) $16
Kinder (5 & Under) FREE
Senior (65 -74) $25
Super Senior (75+) $10

Military & College disounts available with proper ID

Basic Directions

From Sacramento:
Take Interstate 5 south to Stockton. Take Highway 4 east from Stockton all the way to Bear Valley. Bear Valley is approximately 135 miles from Sacramento

From the Bay Area:
Where 580 East splits by 205 toward I5 North and I5 South. Take 205 - 5 North about 12 miles East on Hwy 205. Merge into 5 north & go to Stockton (about 12 miles). Take Hwy 4 East and go on about 50 miles into Bear Valley. The tricky part is Hwy 4 around Stockton. in order to keep on 4, interchangeably get 99 - on & off. Just keep eyes open: watch for signs to stay on Hwy 4.

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