Nestled in the heart of the Central Sierra between the Mokelumne and Carson Iceberg Wilderness areas, Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure Company is located on all-weather Highway 4 / Ebbetts Pass, a designated National Scenic Byway.
Each having worked for over 30 years in the ski resort industry, Paul and Dianne Petersen share their knowledge and passion for both winter and summer sports and adventures with guests of Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure Company. Their mission is to promote and offer quality year 'round people powered recreational opportunites to fellow outdoor enthusiasts. Paul is a 35 year veteran ski instructor, including 12 years on the Professional Ski Instructors of America National Team. He has been a leader in the cross country skiing industry for decades and has owned and operated Bear Valley Cross Country since 1979.
During the winter season, Bear Valley Cross Country boasts an extensive trail system of over 3,000 acres. Amenities include 35 trails carefully groomed for track, skate skiing and snowshoeing, ski school, the Meadow Cafe, a complete rental, demo and retail facility, 4 Trailside Huts, a sledding/tubing facility and a variety of special events and races. The elevation of 7,000 feet to 7,800 feet guarantees first to open (usually mid November) and last to close (usually mid April) status among Sierra cross country centers.
During the summer season, Bear Valley Cross Country converts to Bear Valley Adventure Company with bike, flatwater kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals, sales, and repair, retail clothing and accessories, mini-mart, fishing and camping supplies, a variety of special events and races, and is your connection to all of Bear Valley's summer adventures.