Bear Valley Resort, CA, Had to Cancel its Mountain Bike Season This Year Because There’s Still Too Much Snow

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Bear Valley Resort is a year-round vacation destination near Bear Valley, California. | Photo: Bear Valley Adventure

Who would have thought that too much snow could be a bad thing? That seems to be the case for Bear Valley Resort, situated near the charming town of Bear Valley in California, whose mountain bike season has been officially canceled due to lingering snow.

It’s mid-July…

The resort reported that it will not open its mountain bike operations this summer due to the snowpack that still stubbornly sits on the mountain, sharing in a social media post Friday: 

“As fantastic as the record snowfall was for the ski season, the ice and snow are not melting as fast as we had hoped. And so, we have had to make the difficult decision not to open for mountain biking this summer. Once the snow does melt, the trail needs quite a bit of work to be ready, at which point it isn’t feasible to open for a short time. We are disappointed, obviously.”

At the end of the day, it is not humankind that has control over what it wants to do with the mountains—the mountains are not ours. On a normal year, mountain bike season would already be in full swing at Bear Valley. Yet this is no normal year, as shown by the record-breaking snowfall this past winter and a still-lingering snowpack in mid-July. Mother Nature always has the final word, and she’s laughing at us right now.

About Bear Valley Resort 

Bear Valley Resort, situated in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, is a destination for skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking enthusiasts. During the winter season, the resort offers 10 chairlifts that access 1,680 acres of skiable terrain in a picturesque alpine setting. In the summer, Bear Valley’s extensive trail network provides an exciting playground for mountain bikers. With downhill trails to scenic cross-country routes, riders of all skill levels can explore mountain landscapes while immersing themselves on any one of Bear Valley’s mountain bike trails.

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Winter trail map of Bear Valley. | Photo: Bear Valley Resort 
Bear Valley Mountain Bike Trails. | Photo: Bear Valley Resort

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