Bear Valley Ski Area

Skiing and Snowboarding

Bear Valley

Bear Valley is known as a family-friendly resort with lifts and runs for everyone from beginners to advanced skiers. The ski area is 48 miles east of Angels Camp, with lifts covering elevations from 6,600 feet to 8,500 feet.

skier on steep slope

The day lodge is at an elevation of 7,750 feet. Being in one of the heaviest snowfall areas in California, the resort usually has plenty of snow.

Lift Operation Hours:
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Weekends and Holidays

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Midweek

Lifts: 1 high-speed quad, 2 triple chairs, 5 double chairs, and 1 carpet lift.
New for 2017: A new lift is under construction to replace the Bear chairlift. The new lift will transport 6 passengers at a time from the mid-mountain ski lodge to the top of the mountain, at 8500 elevation, nearly three times faster than the current lift.
Terrain: 1,280 acres of skiable mountain with 1,900-feet of vertical drop. 67 trails (25% beginner, 40% intermediate, and 35% advanced). Two Terrain Parks.
Map of Bear Valley Ski Runs

Bear Valley Ski Area
Single Day Lift Tickets
2017-18 Prices

Following the lead of other ski resorts, Bear Valley has introduced DYNAMIC PRICING for daily unrestricted lift tickets. Tickets purchased online in advance are cheaper than those purchased at the mountain. Weekend and holiday tickets are more expensive than weekdays. Price ranges shown below may not reflect the full discounts you can obtain by purchasing tickets online in advance of your arrival. These tickets are non-refundable and not able to be exchanged.
Bear Valley Online Ticket Purchases

Age Regular
1Free on Sundays
Multi-day tickets are also available.
Adult 20-64 $74 - $95
Teen 13-19 $64 - $78
Child 6-12 $26 - $36
Kinder 5 & under $13 - $19
senior 65-74 $43 - $57
Super Senior 75+ FREE
Active Military and Dependents1 $25

Bear Valley Mountain Ski and Snowboard Rentals


Hours: 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
2017 2018 Season Peak Dates: EVERY Saturday, as well as specific holiday dates: 12/23/17 1/7/18, 1/14/18, 2/18/18.

Rental Package Adult (13+) Child (12 & Under)
1 Skis, boots and poles, or board and boots

Prices subject to change.
Full Package1 $48 ($52 peak) $36 ($41 peak)
Skis or Board Only $41 ($45 peak) $35 ($38 peak)
Boots Only $23 ($27 peak) $18 ($20 peak)
Poles Only $10 ($13 peak) $10 ($13 peak)
Helmets2 $16 ($20 peak) $16 ($20 peak)
Powder Pants Bib $23 ($27 peak $23 ($27 peak)


Bear Valley Mountain Ski and Snowboard Lessons
2017-18 Seasons

Children's Lessons - Ages 4 - 12

Children will be placed in groups with others with similar abilities and ages. Packages include lift ticket and rental equipment.
Full Day Sessions: Four hours of instruction on the snow (part in AM and one PM) with a one-hour lunch break, rental equipment, and lift ticket. A healthy lunch is included in the full day program. Check-in between 9:00 - 9:30 AM. Pick-up at 3:00 PM
Half Day Sessions: (only available on weekends and peak days) Three hours of lessons on the snow, lunch, rental equipment and lift ticket. Drop off between 10:30 and 11:00 AM, pick up at 3:30 PM.
Lessons only prices are available (no equipment rental or lift ticket).
Midweek Single Lessons are offered at 10 AM and 1 PM. Lessons last for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Reservations: (209) 753-2301, Ext. 777.

Lessons Regular Peak Days1
12017 2018 Season Peak Dates: EVERY Saturday, as well as specific holiday dates: 12/23/17 1/7/18, 1/14/18, 2/18/18.
Late charge of $20 per half hour for late pick up of children. Any late pickup is charged a minimum of $20. Prices subject to change.
Ski or Snowboard Full Day Package $146 $159
Ski or Snowboard Full Day Lesson Only $136
Ski or Snowboard Package, Half Day $139
Midweek Ski or Snowboard, Single Lesson Package $109
Midweek Ski or Snowboard, Single Lesson Only $68

Adult Lessons - Ages 13+

Students will be placed in groups with others of similar abilities. Packages include all-day lift ticket and complete rental equipment. Group lessons are 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Lesson Times: 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM (meet on the snow 10 minutes before starting time.)

Lessons Regular Peak Days1
1Peak Days: EVERY Saturday, as well as specific holiday dates: 12/23/17 1/7/18, 1/14/18, 2/18/18.
Packages include rental equipment and lift ticket.
Prices subject to change.
Group Lesson Only $57 $63
Adult Lesson Packages $125 $138
Adult Beginner Lesson Packages $120 $130

Advanced Lessons and Adaptive Lessons are available. (209) 753-2301 ext. 777


Bear Valley Mountain Facilities

Mountain Lodge, Lockers, Sundeck, Lost & Found
First Aid Station and Ski Patrol: Located on the lower level at the north end of the Mountain Lodge.
Sports Shop: Hours 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday; 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Weekends & Holidays.
Wifi: Free at hot spots at the Sun Room and Hungry Bear Food Court.

Food Services

Cub Cafe & Expresso Bar: Muffins, pastries, coffee, tea, etc.
Hungry Bear Cafe: Complete meal service, breakfast and lunch, snacks
Monte Wolf Saloon: Drinks, appetizers
JB's BBQ: Weekends and peak days on the sun deck

Free Shuttle Bus Service

Free shuttle buses connect the Mountain Lodge with more distant sections of the parking lot and with Bear Valley Village. The parking lot buses run continuously. Bear Valley Village buses are hourly on weekdays and every half hour on weekends and holidays:
Weekday Schedule: Shuttle leaves Bear Valley Village Center on the hour and from the Mountain Resort on the half hour, beginning at 8:00 AM. The last run to the village is at 4:30 PM. (There is no service between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM)
Weekend and Holiday Schedule: Shuttle leaves Bear Valley Village Center and the Mountain Resort every half hour, beginning at 8:00 AM and making the last departure at 5:00 PM.
Times subject to change.


Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods in Arnold
Ski and Snowboard Rentals

925 Highway 4, Arnold   (209) 795-1686   Open Monday through Saturday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Sundays 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
You may pick up ski & board equipment after 3:30 PM for next day use. 7-Day rental rates available.
Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods

Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods Snowboarding and Skiing Rental Prices - 2017-18

Rental Equipment Full Day Half Day* Additional Days
*Half Day begins at 11:30 AM. Child is 12 and Under. Prices subject to change.
Adult Board or Skis & Boots $36 $31 $25
Child (12 and Under) Board or Skis & Boots $25 $22 $18
Adult Board or Skis Only $26 $21 $18
Child Board or Skis Only $18 $15 $13
Adult Boots Only $17 $14 $12
Child Boots Only $12 $11 $9
Helmets $7 $7 $7