Bear Valley Winter Trips We had a day for backcountry at Bear Valley and decided to go checkout nearby Mt. Reba, a prominent local peak overlooking the Mokelumne River Canyon. We found beautiful slopes of all different difficulty levels going down, and potential for lots and lots of backcountry exploration. Don't go too far down canyon or you'll be skinning back up to the car. If you have a Bear Valley season pass, you may access one of the lifts lower down at Bear Valley resort to return.