Bear Valley Mountain
Ages: 0 and up
Cost: Child (6-12 years) $19 | Teen (13-19 years) $49 | Kinder (1-5 years) $5
Bear Valley Mountain, located at an elevation of 8,500 feet, offers skiers and snowboarders a combined 1,280 acres of snow. The resort has 67 trails, most at an intermediate level (40%), and 35% at an advanced level, with the remaining 25% at a beginner level. Bear Valley has nine lifts to get skier and boarders where they want to go: one is a high-speed quad lift, one is a carpet lift, two are triple chairs, and five are double chairs. Equipment is available for rent.
Both private and group lessons are available for skiers or snowboarders aged 4 and older. Morning, afternoon and full-day sessions cost between $57 and $120; the full day session includes a lunch and one-hour lunch break. Adaptive ski packages are also offered, but by reservation only. To schedule a lesson or for more information, call 1-866-550-2827.
Hours of operation: Weekdays, 9am-4pm; Weekends, 8:30am-4pm.