Bear Valley Mountain Resort Announces Opening Day Wednesday, December 7, 2005

BEAR VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ — What:

Recent storms have helped to create idyllic skiing and snowboarding conditions at Bear Valley with a current snow base ranging from 22 to 34 inches. Bear Valley will be opening its upper mountain with three to four lifts in operation providing access to 75 percent of the total terrain. All support facilities will be open. More terrain will continue to open as conditions allow, with snowmaking operations running 24/7.

When:

Bear Valley will celebrate opening day Wednesday, December 7 at 9 a.m. PST. The Resort is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:

Bear Valley is conveniently located on scenic all-weather Highway 4, regionally located between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. No traffic restrictions are reported for the area. Access to the resort from the surrounding area is also available on Calaveras Transit on the Bear Valley Ski Bus. The shuttle will run all weekends this season (except Christmas Day). For more Ski Bus info, pick up locations and times or to book a reservation, please visit: http://www.calaverastransit.com/skibus.htm

About Bear Valley

One of California’s premiere winter destinations, Bear Valley is completing the first phase of a three-phase facilities upgrade that will enhance and expand the resort’s facilities and nearby lodging. Access to Bear Valley Mountain Resort for skiers and snowboarders has never been easier, thanks to its new Direct-to-Lift (DTL) Day Pass that allows guests to go straight from the car to the ski lift. DTL day tickets can be purchased online through Bear Valley’s web site at www.bearvalley.com or at any one of Bear Valley’s retail partners such as REI and Helm of Sun Valley.

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