Bear Valley is located in San Bernardino Valley, CA and it is higher up the mountain and receives more snow then the resorts at the bottom.
The slopes and runs are a little more difficult than the resorts at the bottom. Because it is located in Southern California, we don't always get the best snow and really any snow. Therefore, most of the snow is manmade and during the bad seasons, there are tons of dirt spots on the mountain. But they do make sure that there is snow on the runs.
I would recommend this resort for the beginner/ immediate skiiers and snowboarders.