Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and Sledding

Bear Valley Cross Country boasts one of the largest cross country ski areas in the nation with an extensive trail system of over 3,000 acres with 35 groomed trails for track and skate skiing, as well as snowshoeing. After getting up close and personal with some of the most breathtaking winter scenery, stop by the Meadow Café for a cup of homemade soup or a sip of wine. Everything you need, from rentals and lessons to outdoor wear and snacks are here, including a sledding and tubing area with gentle-to-moderate hills.

CCR Insider: For a great level workout, take “The Runway” (an actual airplane runway in summer) or for an awesome view, climb to Osborne Ridge – there’s a new ski hut, too!

“Snowshoeing Black Spring Road”  and “Big Meadow in Winter”, credit: John Michnowicz