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Mt. Reba Backcountry Ski

Bear Valley Winter Trips
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 5.1 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  We had a day for backcountry at Bear Valley and decided to go checkout nearby Mt. Reba, a prominent local peak overlooking the... more »

Tips:  A GPS track is NO substitute for skiing ability, avalanche safety knowledge, winter travel experience, map and compass navigational... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

Park at the first Bear Valley Resort parking lot, where the buses park. Be sure to park well off to the side, and don't block any paths uses by snow plows.

2. Bear Prints

Look out of evidence of wildlife - in this case, a fresh bear track on the skin track.

3. First Knob

Go up the first hill to the ridge, then traverse along or just below the ridge top the gully between the parking lot and Mt. Reba proper.

4. The Ascent

A party ascend slopes that can be easily descended.

5. The Ridge traverse

Skiing along the ridge to get to the true summit is worthwhile because of the views.

6. Mokelumne Canyon Views

Views to the North of Mokelumne Canyon are impressive! Kirkwood ski resort can be seen off in the distance. Don't ski too far downhill, or it is a long way back up.

7. Ski Downhill

There are lots of options for skiing down depending on your ability and the snow conditions. If you go too far, you'll have you climb back up to the parking lot a long way, so pick your path carefully!