Ride Snowmobiles Around Ebbetts Pass and Bear Valley
- Family Time
Head to Ebbetts Pass near Bear Valley to ride snowmobiles for motorized thrills in the snow. It’s an exciting way to play outside with your family or a group during the winter.
Ebbetts Pass and Bear Valley is an 18-mile region with excellent snow play areas. You should start your trip at Bear Valley Snowmobile, a shop that provides rentals, sales, and service. The staff will help fit you with a helmet and give you tips before you set out. There are several groomed and ungroomed snowmobile trails between Bear Valley and Ebbetts Pass to choose from for your adventure. Lake Alpine Sno-Park to Ebbetts Pass is the best option for all skill levels. They have trail segments suitable for novice to expert snowmobile riders. Experienced snowmobilers have the option of riding on ungroomed trails in this area. Groups of intermediate riders will enjoy the 1.5-mile path between Lake Alpine Sno-Park and Bear Valley Village or the Spicer Reservoir quarter-mile trail.
If you’d like to expand your trip beyond snowmobiling, you can add on a visit to the Bear Valley ski resort. It’s a friendly and less crowded alternative to the more well-known resorts in Lake Tahoe. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, you can go snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and sledding.
Arrive on Friday and get settled into your lodge or resort. On Saturday, rent a snowmobile and enjoy the trails for 2-4 hours. Spend the rest of the day at the snow play areas after snowmobiling. Head home on Sunday after breakfast.
Things to Do
- Rent a snowmobile and explore the trails.
- Play in the snow at a sno-park.
- Go snowboarding, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, or sledding at Bear Valley Resort.
When to Go
The peak snow season is December through March. Check the weather forecast and the road conditions before you go.
It costs $159-259 per person to rent a snowmobile for 2-4 hours. A sno-park parking pass costs $15 for a day or $40 for the season.