Bear Valley Village is a year-round mountain resort community shaped by the early Native Americans who called it home followed by pioneers and immigrants as early as the 1820s seeking gold, mountain men and trappers, and skiers enjoying Mount Reba and the back-country of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Bear Valley Village honors its past with a robust mountain culture that permeates the quaint village.
Located in central Northern California, the village is conveniently accessible via the all-weather historic Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway (Highway 4) corridor. Bear Valley Village is home to a variety of services, shops, restaurants and a wide range of accommodations. Surrounded by two of California's largest federally designated wilderness areas and the Stanislaus National Forest, outdoor activities in Bear Valley are abundant. Winters provide skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Hiking, fishing, cycling, rock climbing, kayaking, camping and a variety of cultural events make for perfect summer companion activities.
Rest your pioneer spirit and replenish with dinner at the Creekside Dining Room. Next day, take in the views from the Bear Valley Mountain Resort, of which any time of year are absolutely breathtaking - picture perfect. From the southern lot, travelers can view the Dardanelle Range with its signature "sleeping lion" and "elephant" outcroppings. A short drive to the end of the resort brings you to the spectacular Mokelumne Peak and canyon. You won't want to lean over too far!