Historic Bear Valley Village is located at 7,300 feet in California's Central Sierra,surrounded by numerous lakes and meadows, national forests and protected wilderness. Bear Valley offers many exciting recreational activities and events both summer and winter. Fall is a quieter time, and the foliage is lovely.
Spring through fall there is so much to do: hiking, biking, swimming, rock climbing, hunting, boating, tennis, fishing. It's a wonderful place for kids, and there are a variety of summer camps - archery, climbing, soccer, racing, adventure, and plain old summer camp. Bear Valley Lake with two beaches is 3 minutes away, Lake Alpine less than 10 minutes, the Stanislaus River 15 minutes, and a multitude of lakes and trails abound throughout the protected wilderness around Bear Valley.
Summer events at Bear Valley includes the Music Festival late July/early August, and activities such as golf, wine tasting, antiquing, spelunking and horseback riding are 30 minutes or less away.
Winter is of course a wonderland at Bear Valley: the village is intimate, cars stay parked in the large lots and you can ski, cross county ski, snowmobile, walk and snowshoe everywhere in the village. Buses do round trips to the mountain throughout the day; you can ski down to the bus stop, spend your day at the mountain, and ski home to the cabin. Winter holidays in Bear Valley are very special indeed!