Cross Country Skiing
Nature... Family... Fitness
Bear Valley Cross Country lies in the heart of the Central Sierra between the Mokelumne and Carson Iceberg Wilderness areas. You will enjoy some of the best cross country skiing on an extensive trail system of over 3,000 acres. Amenities include 38 trails carefully groomed for both track and skate skiing, and snowshoeing, the trailside Meadow Cafe, a complete rental, demo and retail facility, 4 trailside huts, picnic tables, park benches, two kids' ski trails, a waxing hut, groomed downhill practice area and a sledding/tubing facility. The elevation of 7,000 to 7,800 feet guarantees first to open (usually mid November) and last to close (usually mid April) status amoung Sierra cross country centers. Trails are open from 9am to 4:30pm daily.
Bear Valley Village offers a variety of lodging options, all walking or skiing distance from the cross country ski trails. From ski in, ski out cabin rentals, to family friendly condos and a classic ski lodge, you will find a nice place to stay. Bear Valley is a short drive from the Bay Area. With no stop lights for over 35 miles and little traffic and no avalanche areas, all-weather Highway 4 (now a National Scenic Byway) is an easy driving route to your next winter recreation adventure. Nearby Bear Valley Mountain, one of California's finest mid-sized snow sport destinations, has all the amenities you come to expect at a modern area including 9 lifts and nearly 2,000 vertical feet of super scenic runs.
Bear Valley Cross Country ski center converts to the Bear Valley Adventure Company in the summer with bike rentals, sales and repair, flatwater kayak school and rentals, a variety of special events and races and is your connection to all of Bear Valley's summer adventures.
We received lots of rain yesterday (Saturday) and then a little dusting of snow last night. The next chance of weather looks to be around Friday or Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. We hope to receive enough new snow to be xc skiing over Thanksgiving weekend and we will let you know as the snow falls what is happening!
The staff continues to get the store ready for our planned opening date - stay tuned and keep doing your snow dances. We will be posting on Facebook as well and, if you haven't already, please like our page (link below) and feel free to share the cool photos and updates with your friends.
The annual "Wine Tasting in the Meadow" event on Saturday, November 29th is now sold out.
We hope to see you next year at this annual Wine event.
However, there are many other WinterFest events over the weekend, including a ski movie at the BV Lodge on Friday evening "Pretty Faces"; Open House at various businesses on Saturday during the day (stop by and pick up a free raffle ticket for the Saturday evening raffle); at the BV Lodge - Ullr Bonfire & Libations, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving movie, Fashion Show by Reba Sports and Live Music all on Saturday evening...and of course a raffle!
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Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company
P.O. Box 5120 • #1 Bear Valley Road
Bear Valley • CA • 95223
Phone: 209-753-2834 • Fax: 209-753-2669