2019 Bear Valley Fat Tire Festival is on October 5
Bear Valley, CA…The Bear Valley Fat Tire Festival celebrates the awesome mountain bike trails and terrain in our backyard. This action-packed day is all about having fun with other mountain bike enthusiasts, riding great trails, and enjoying good food and brew. Festival participants can expect fun guided rides, exhilarating shuttle descents, lunch, games, and prizes. Basically, the Bear Valley Adventure Company is excited to share the Bear Valley trails with you.
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.
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.
Bear Valley Village offers a variety of lodging options, all walking or skiing distance from the trails. From ski in, ski out cabin rentals to family friendly condos, and a classic ski lodge you will find a nice place to stay. Bear Valley is only 3 hours from many parts of the Bay Area.
With no stop lights for over 35 miles and little traffic and no avalanche areas, Highway 4 (now a National Scenic Byway) is an easy driving route to your next winter recreation adventure. Nearby Bear Valley Mountain Resort, one of California’s finest mid-sized snow sport destinations, has all the amenities you come to expect at a modern area including 8 lifts and nearly 2,000 vertical feet on super scenic runs.
On December 1, 2018, Bear Valley Cross Country, Inc. was purchased by Bear Valley Adventure Company, Inc. (doing business as Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company), a subsidiary of Bear Valley Mountain Cooperative. The new company has a 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 opportunities to fellow outdoor enthusiasts.
Bear Valley Cross Country is currently the only cross country ski area in California to be owned by a Cooperative and it’s members. For information on becoming a member, please visit www.bvmcoop.org.