Bear Valley Ski Trail Map

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Aug 22, 2014 3 Comments ›› kevinmastin

More ski trail maps from the archives

This fall I’ve been asked for a number of samples from other ski areas’ trail maps. I don’t have all of my work here on the website, but I have been pulling up a few from the “archives.” Here’s one I did a couple years ago for Bear Valley Mountain in California.

 

Bear Valley Ski Trail Map

This is the main part of the mountain, Upper Mountain, Snow Valley, Grizzly Bowl and Bear West.

Bear Valley Ski Trail Map

Bear Valley Ski Trail Map

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and this is the newer expansion into Bear Valley Village.

Bear Valley Village Map

Bear Valley Village Map

 

Mount Reba

Doing the research for these maps can be a lot of fun! When the resort opened in 1967 it was called Mount Reba Ski Bowl. Some of earlier trail maps I found were illustrated by a great commercial artist, Bob Shedd. He had a very classic, “advertising-style” pencil and marker technique that I really like:  simple, but very effective.

Mount Reba Ski Trail Map by Bob Shedd

Mount Reba Ski Trail Map by Bob Shedd

I also came across this beauty by Hal Shelton. Shelton didn’t do nearly as many ski maps as Bill C. Brown or James Niehues, but the few he did were masterpieces.

Bear Valley Ski Trail Map by Hal Shelton

Bear Valley Ski Trail Map by Hal Shelton

 

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Comments

  1. Ted says:

    Hi! I grew up in Arnold and Mt. Reba was my local ski hill! Is there a way I can purchase a copy of the trail map?

    • Zach says:

      I am also interested in this as well! Please let me know if the mount reba map or the map by hal shelton is still available!

      • kevinmastin says:

        Unfortunately, I don’t have the publishing rights to print those for you. Look at SkiMap.org they usually have some good images that you might be able to print or make a screen wallpaper for yourself!

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