detachable chairlift in Bear Valley will be the first six-pack installed
in California’s Central Sierra. The speed-reducing detachable lift technology
provides guests with a relaxed loading and unloading experience, while
reducing wait times in lift lines or on the lift. The new lift will carry
guests to the mountain’s peak in just over three minutes.
“We are thrilled to announce yet another major improvement to the mountain that will greatly enhance the guest experience for this coming winter season,” said Andrea Young, general manager at Bear Valley. “In the past three years, Skyline has invested over $7 million into Bear Valley with a focus on creating high quality adventures for the entire family for winter and summer recreation.”
The new lift unloading terminal extends one hundred twenty feet further uphill than the previous lift, providing improved access to intermediate and advanced terrain, along with providing service to Bear West (aka Backside), the Village Side and all areas in the Upper and Lower Mountain bowls.
Bear Valley is the premier family mountain sports, recreation and lodging destination in the Central Sierra. Located between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe on National Scenic Byway Highway 4, and surrounded by two of California’s largest federally designated wilderness areas, outdoor activities in Bear Valley are abundant. Bear Valley is known for its warm, welcoming staff, affordable ticket prices, terrain variety, and a commitment to providing the ultimate mountain experience. The mountain offers 1,680 acres of varied terrain, 8 chairs (2 high-speed) and 2 surface lifts, more than 70 trails (and access to “side country” adventure terrain), two terrain parks with more than 18 features, and 1,900 vertical feet. Bear Valley averages over 30 feet of annual snowfall per year. Bear Valley Village is home to a variety of services, shops, restaurants and a wide range of accommodations. Winters provide skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Hiking, fishing, mountain biking, cycling, rock climbing, kayaking, youth sports camps, a kids adventure park, camping and a variety of cultural events make for a perfect summer of activities. More information is available at www.BearValley.com.