Cross Country Skiing in Bear Valley, Central Sierra, California USA

Trail system:
over 3000 ac/12.14 km²
7000 to 7800 ft/2134 to 2377 m
Bear Valley is a ski area located near Angels Camp, on highway 4, between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, approximately 3 hours southeast of Sacramento, California, USA.

Bear Valley is the perfect place for cross country skiing. Cross Country Ski area is located in the heart of central Sierra between the Mokelumne and Carson Iceberg Wilderness areas. It is an area specialised in cross country skiing.

Bear Valley Cross Country has a trail system over 3000 ac/12.14 km². Facilities include 35 trails, that are carefully groomed and appropriate for all winter sports.

It also comprises Meadow Cafe, a complete rental, picnic tables, a new waxing hut, demo and retail facility, park benches, a sledding/tubing facility, 4 Trailside Huts and groomed downhill practice area. The elevation of 7000 to 7800 ft/2134 to 2377 m guarantees that cross country center is the first to open and the last to close.

How to Get to Destination

164 mi / 264 km, 3 hrs 5 mins
Follow I-880S to San Jose. Take the exit 31 for I-238 to I-580/Stockton/Fresno. Follow the signs for I-238/I-880/Castro Valley/Stockton Fresno and enter I-238 S. Enter I-580E. Go straight for I-205E. Enter I-5N. Take the exit California 4E to Downtown Stockton. Enter CA-4 E. Enter CA-4 E/CA-99 S. Take the exit 252B to enter CA-4 E to Farmington Rd. Turn right to CA-4 E/Farmington Rd. Go to CA-4 Bypass E/Angels Camp Bypass. Head straight for CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
BY CAR FROM Central Valley
89.6 mi / 144.2 km, 2 hrs 4 mins
Follow CA-108 E/E F St. Continue to follow CA-108E. Enter CA-49 N/W Stockton St. Turn left on CA-49 N/Golden Chain Highway N/S Washington St. Make an open right turn to Parrots Ferry Rd. Head straight to Parrots Ferry Rd. Turn right to CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
125 mi / 201 km, 2 hrs 41 mins
Follow CA-99S. Take exit 273 to Liberty Rd. Turn left on Liberty Rd. Turn right to CA-88W. Turn left to CA-12E. Continue to CA-49 S/Golden Chain Highway S/W St Charles St. Turn left to CA-4 Bypass E/Angels Camp Bypass. Continue straight to CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
Columbia Airport,
50.6 mi / 81.4 km

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