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Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company

Highway 4, Bear Valley, CA 95223
+1 209-753-2834
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Great place to start or support outdoor adventures on bike, kayak, xc skis.

Friendly, knowledgeable staff, great bike, kayak and cross country ski goods and service... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Carolyn S
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Sacramento, California
Super fun and easy!

Bear valley X country was my first cross-country experience, and it was a great one! Fun for kids... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
nina r
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San Diego, California
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Highway 4, Bear Valley, CA 95223
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Friendly, knowledgeable staff, great bike, kayak and cross country ski goods and service. Well-informed advice on hiking and mountain biking trails in the area, plus road biking options. The cross country trail system and the teaching staff can't be beat, for any level of skier....More

1  Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Bear valley X country was my first cross-country experience, and it was a great one! Fun for kids and adults. Many routes have beautiful scenery. Along the way, you can stop at one of the cafes for lunch. well groomed trails, friendly staff, and trails...More

Thank nina r
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Paul and Diane Petersen and their dedicated team truly run one of the biggest and most beautiful X-Country centers in the world. If you like to X-Country ski or want to learn how this is the place to go. California sunshine and lots of snow...More

Thank Dardanelle44
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Paul and Dianne were wonderful setting us up for day of xcountry. Beautiful trails, not crowded because so much space, excellent grooming, sunny, a foot of fresh snow on a fine base. Definitely coming back. Lunch at cafe at warming hut very good! I could...More

1  Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Beautiful place, friendly staff, a variety of trails from easy to challenging all well marked. Nice indoor and outdoor café with inexpensive food.

1  Thank Galyn S
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I rented my cross county ski equipment from Bear Valley Cross Co. Wonderful friendly knowledgeable organized staff. The staff processed so many cross country skier and maintain their smiles and humor the hole time.. The ski circuts was great, groomed nicely and plenty of snow.

1  Thank Yellowbilledtours
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Setting: valley floor and up through forest to vista points. Trails: mostly double tracks so I could ski next to my kids, wide enough for skaters. No snomobilers yay! Can quickly get far from the highway noise and the sledders/tubers at entrance. Terrain: varied from...More

Thank Climbert8
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Sledding hill at the Bear Valley Cross Country portion was terrible. Small tiny hill. Had to find a sledding hill nearby on side of the road.

Thank petrod21
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

My wife and I skied Bear Mountain cross country ski center today, on a shallow base, and enjoyed well groomed novice trails in the meadows and some intermediate higher woods terrain under delightfully warm partly sunny skies. The spring-like conditions meant bare spots and some...More

1  Thank jheyl
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I've been cross-country skiing since 1979 at several resorts in California (and in Oregon and Idaho). In my opinion, Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company has the best cross-country ski trails in California. There is a good mix of easy and expert trails through...More

1  Thank BV_Mtn_Girl
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BVXC
We are sorry you were disappointed in our sledding & tubing area on Thanksgiving Weekend. This was our opening weekend and, as you know, California does not have much snow on the ground yet at this early date. We discounted the rental rates this weekend due to the smaller than normal hills and low snow coverage. We take great care in grooming and providing a safe sledding/tubing area for our guests, especially during low snow times. Please give us a try again when we have more snow (and thus bigger hills) available. Thanks!
30 November 2015|
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Response from petrod21 | Reviewed this property |
Then don't open yet if you don't have enough snow to make a decent hill or mention that on your website at least so people aren't driving all the way up to Bear Valley to be disappointed.
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