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Bear Valley Mountain

December 08, 2009 20:45 ET

Bear Valley Mountain's 2009-10 Season Starts Saturday, Dec. 12, Providing Skiers With Access to 400 More Side-Country Acres, New 40-Foot School Bus Terrain Park Feature, Best Deals on Lodge/Lift Ticket Combo Packages

Bear Valley Still Provides Top Value for Bay Area, Central Valley and Sacramento Area Families, Couples and Groups; Single Tank of Gas Gets You There; Enjoy Two-Day Skiing and Riding Vacations for as Little as $85 per Person per Day; Season Pass and Lesson Combo Package Discounts Available

BEAR VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - December 8, 2009) - Bear Valley Mountain today announced it will kick off its 2009-10 season this Saturday, December 12, with access to 400 new acres of side-country slopes, more thrills in its epic terrain park featuring a new 40-foot school bus, and discounted season-pass and lesson combo packages -- all while still offering the best prices in lodge-and-ski deals in the Northern Sierras.

Why You Belong at Bear in 2009-10

--  Bear Valley's "Bear Tracker" Snowcat Tours will give skiers and riders
    looking for the ultimate in fresh-powder skiing a chance to get off the
    beaten path with access to an additional 400 acres of side-country terrain.
--  Terrain park daredevils will relish opportunities to perfect their
    skills and increase their thrills with a slide across the top of a 40-foot
    school bus feature added to the advanced-level park.
--  Skiers and boarders desiring to spend more time on the mountain and
    improve their abilities can purchase a three-lesson combo package for $60
    less than the price of a regular season pass, and get a free season pass
    good for the rest of the season upon completion of their lessons.
--  Because Bear Valley is close to the Bay Area, Central Valley and
    Sacramento area, groups, couples and families from these regions can get to
    Bear on a single tank of gas; ski and stay overnight for as little as  $85
    per person per day.

"Every season Bear Valley Mountain continues to provide skiers and boarders with improved skiing and riding experiences, families with affordable vacation packages, and thrill-seekers with access to more snow-covered acres and bigger and better terrain park features," said Martin Wegenstein, Bear Valley Mountain CEO. "Fill your tank once, get to the mountain quick and easy up scenic Highway 4, spend a day or a few nights, and enjoy the best winter experience the Northern Sierras provides."

Available to Skiers and Boarders at Bear Valley Mountain This Season:

--  Season Pass Lesson Combo for $399 -- Allowing skiers who want to get
    started in the sport or advance to the next level to purchase three any-
    level lessons and get a season pass following completion of their lessons.
    This is $60 less than the price of a regularly priced Adult unlimited
    season pass.
--  Bear Tracker Snowcat Tours -- When weather permits and conditions are
    right, the six-hour "Adventure," four-hour "Excursion," or "Private" tours
    provide access to an additional 400-acres of powder-covered, side-country
    terrain. Discerning skiers and boarders desiring to break away from in-
    bounds runs can get access to the Bear Tracker for as little as $85.
--  Mountain Meadow Combo Pass -- $559 allows skiers to enjoy Bear
    Valley's world-class downhill and cross-country terrain the entire season.
--  Skiing and Lodging Packages -- For an $85 double occupancy rate,
    couples, partners, groups and families can ski all day and stay at the
    world-famous Bear Valley Lodge. Rate includes lodging, lift ticket and free
    breakfast available to lodge patrons.
--  Cub Club -- For only $120, children ages 4 to 8 can spend the day with
    an instructor and other "cubs" as they venture onto the slopes, play in the
    snow and learn to ski. Cubs will spend a day with seasoned instructors,
    enjoy two lessons, play in the snow and be treated to lunch and snacks.
    Half-day programs available too.
--  New this year, The Bear Valley All-Mountain Team -- Teenagers 13 to 18
    can become "experts for life" through this innovative program that teaches
    them how to navigate everything the mountain offers. For $599, teens spend
    six weekends with dedicated coaches making their way through the groomed
    trails, moguls, trees and terrain parks.
--  Single-Day Lift Passes -- For only $59, Adult skiers and boarders can
    gain access to Bear Valley's nine lifts and 1,280-acres of groomed terrain.

About Bear Valley Mountain

Bear Valley Mountain is the Northern Sierras' premier family winter sports and lodging location. Conveniently located on National Scenic Byway Highway 4 in the Northern Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, it provides 1,280 acres of varied terrain, more than 67 runs and two terrain parks, 1,900 vertical feet and 30 feet of average annual snowfall. More information is available at

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