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Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company

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Address: Highway 4, Bear Valley, CA 95223
Phone Number: +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. Well-informed advice on hiking and mountain biking trails in the area, plus road biking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 13, 2016
Carolyn S
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 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. Fat tire snow bikes a fun recent addition. Also tubing and children's sledding, if that's... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 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 are not very crowded.

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New York, New York, United States
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 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 make this place so good. I can't think of anything to improve. I would like... More 

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Stockton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 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 use a few more reassurance trail markings as I couldn't always sync up the map... More 

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

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

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 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.

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Cupertino
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 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 flat to steep and hilly ups and downs The trails criss-cross each other a lot,... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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182 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 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.

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Carmel Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 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 exposed rocks, but the groomers had made the best of it to provide nice tracks... More 

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Bear Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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