Bear Valley is planning improvements |

Bear Valley is planning improvements

Susan Wood
Bear Valley Ski Resort is under new management and undergoing changes through the years totaling about $600,000 in planned capital improvements.

Bear Valley Ski Resort – which sits on the Alpine-Amador County line – has new management and a big plan for improvements.

Bear Valley’s revitalization is expected to amount to more than $600,000 in capital improvements for this year. Among the improvements, Bear Valley will perform a floor-to-ceiling makeover and on-hill maintenance, and add equipment such as two snowcats.

General Manager Jim Gentling, chief operating officer, is working closely with Bear Valley’s team “to ensure a new and rejuvenated feel and experience this winter.” Gentling works for Summit County, Colo.-based Dundee Realty, which just bought the resort off Highway 4.

These upgrades are part of a $10 million master plan, which will bring a high-speed chairlift. More than $15 million is also proposed in development at the base level.

The resort off Highway 4 is even asking for suggestions on future improvements. Those wanting to participate may visit

Season passes cost $399, unless ordered early by e-club members, who can save $50. In addition, families can save $25 off junior and child passes.

Bear Valley is situated between Lake Tahoe resorts and the massively growing Central Valley area including Stockton and Tracy.

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