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Bear Valley: Backcountry skiing with a guide, Day trip

Bear Valley
Bear Valley

A certified guide will take you on a fun and adventurous day of skiing and snowboarding through some of the best closed sidecountry runs and terrains in the mighty Bear Valley, California, home to some of the most spectacular alpine scenery in the United States.


Sierra Nevada (California)

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr




  • Ski and board in the underrated and beautiful Bear Valley, California!
  • Stunning scenery including pretty tree glades, open bowls and scenic ridges!
  • Learn the best techniques for backcountry skiing!
  • Ski in relative peace due to uncrowded slopes!


I invite you to join me on this truly awesome day of backcountry skiing and snowboarding, as we traipse and travail around a wide array of uncrowded and untracked terrains and landscapes, all whilst picking up a variety of techniques to improve your experience, in the beautiful and delightful Bear Valley, California.

Located close by to the internationally renowned and famous Lake Tahoe, Bear Valley can often be overlooked for skiiers and snowboarders, resulting in the benefit of crowds not being too overwhelming, even in peak season.

Being just three hours away from the state capital, Sacramento, Bear Valley is perfect for skiiers and boarders of an intermediate to advanced level, and the conditions of the area allows for itinerary’s to be tailored easily.

Meeting nice and early in the morning, we then head off on a full day of skiing and boarding, as the numerous runs available to us mean we will never run out of powder to discover!

Some of the scenery around here has to be seen to be truly believed, as alpine forest tree glades give way to wide open bowls, scenic ridges and gorgeous, sweeping panoramic views, all adding up to a magnificently idyllic and tranquil experience.

At the end of the day we will have had a lot of fun, taken a lot in and hopefully given you some epic memories to take home with you.

Bear Valley is a unique destination that will make you love California even more – book now to discover!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Activity

– Meet in the morning in Bear Valley

– Ski/board all day

– Finish in afternoon



More info

  • Avalanche Level I Course recommended

  • Splitboards recommended

Meeting point

Bear Valley, California

About the guide

One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides North America

Meg James


June, 2023

Can not review - guide cancelled but the trip was not to Perce Rock if we had gone - sadly.. tour was was what was advertised and destination was not where planned Ultimately the full day paddle was canceled by the guide company Effort was there and communication was good! Just booked what I wanted and was not what the guide could offer …

Shawn Linio


March, 2023

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Bill Mullins


December, 2022

The guide was super kind friendly and helpful and we had a great time

thilo riegel


August, 2022

Ended up booking a one-night-and-one-day hike summiting Mt Shasta because Mt Rainier was booked out.

Chris King


August, 2022

Our guide Adrian was outstanding. Great trip, great guide. My son and I loved it- I would highly recommend the experience.

Nico Dekker


August, 2022

Very good guide and fantastic climbing experience.

Eglė Audronytė


August, 2022

I really loved it. Intro to rock climbing was an amazing experience. Explore-share team were so helpful in the process. The trip that I chose in the first place was not available and they managed to find alternatives and offer me the best possible solution in that situation. In the end I had a wonderful day and could not be happier!

Mitchell Johnson


June, 2022

Worth every minute! Would highly recommend!!

Paul Panelli


June, 2022

Our guide Lizzie was THE BEST. Highly recommend her for other groups.

Phillip Lolonis


March, 2022

Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.

Peggy Meyer


March, 2022

Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.

Lexi Brandon


February, 2022

It would have been helpful to know it was suppose to be a Matterhorn prep course. The goals of the group were a little different.

Lucie Laurendeau


February, 2022

All perfect

douglas lord


January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Anthony Stanzi


January, 2022

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