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Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company

P.O. Box 5120, Highway 4, Bear Valley, CA 95223
209-753-2834
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Bear Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 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 meadows, aspen forests, along creeks and along a ridge with views of the Sierra Mountains.... More

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San Leandro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Friendly Family-oriented Fantastic bike mechanic Fabulous scenery everywhere you go Farsighted: they have created guidebooks of local places of interest for bikers, hikers, and water enthusiasts Fido oriented - there is a Winter trail for dog owners, free of snowmobiles, for pedestrian powered locomotion Fitness focus: you can be a hard-core outdoor jock or a weekend warrior and BV Cross... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My husband, 20 month old daughter, and I went to Bear Valley XC to get a cross country skiing lesson. We wanted to try XC skiing and hoped it was something we could do with our daughter since downhill skiing and snowboarding was out of the question. We called a few days ahead of time to schedule the lesson and... More

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San Francisco, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Great place with manageable crowd for younger kids less than 10 yrs old. Relax and friendly and you dont feel the squeeze and rush of tahoe

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

I spent a weekend last March in a cabin near Arnold doing a team building retreat with a group I whitewater raft with. So, we went XC skiing at Bear Valley Saturday, and to Calaveras Big Trees State Park on Sunday, before heading back to the Bay Área. It was an AWESOME beautiful weekend from start to finish. Bear Valley... More

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California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Open to allowing guests to play during the fall and Winter believe it or not...Course is well designed and the trees and topography add to the challenge...

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Sausalito, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

My husband and I have been xc skiing here at least a couple times a year for the past 4 years and we absolutely love it! There are lots of flat, green trails to learn on and to practice your skills. But there are also plenty of blues and blacks to challenge more advanced skiers. I have skied the same... More

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Murphys, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

Bear Valley Cross-Country has to be one of the best layed out and well run nordic ski areas in the U.S. and Canada. The trails are groomed each evening and the variety of trails is wonderful. The warming hut is a hit with everyone who stops by for a hot drink and a rest on the deck. The owners of... More

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Oakland, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2009

I have been cross-country skiing here for years and love it! The only thing better than taking Equipe out to the hut on a clear day is swooping down from the hut at Bjornloppet when the snow is just right! The views are incredible and the Aspen Forest and Walden meadow are gorgeous. These resort is very accessible for new... More

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SF Bay Area
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2008

The sledding hill is overpriced for what it is. $10 per person, not per sled, for anyone participating. $2 access fee to accompany sledders. $40 for our family of four to go sledding is too much in my opinion, especially if you have young children like ours that get tired from repeatedly walking up the hill after a half hour.... More

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