Mountain Ranch, CA, April 9, 2013: More than 100 volunteers and local emergency responders will take part in the second Annual Calaveras emergency exercise on Saturday, 20 April in the Mountain Ranch area. This exercise will test the preparedness and response of local, regional and state agencies should a real crisis occur that has the potential to overwhelm the responders...
Bear Valley Will Party, Pondskim and Race To Close Out a Great 2012/2013 Season
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 04/08/2013 01:29 PM
Bear Valley, CA. April 6, 2013 ‐ Bear Valley Mountain, the Central Sierra Nevada’s premier family skiing and snowboarding resort, announced today that, weather permitting, the resort plans to close for the winter season following the last day of skiing and riding scheduled for Sunday, April 14, 2013. Several events are planned for closing weekend including the resort’s annual “Reggae on the Mountain”, “Pondskimming” and “Jib Jam” events which are all happening Saturday April 13th, 2013. On the last day of skiing and riding, Sunday April 14th, the resort has more in store, including its annual Season Passholder Appreciation BBQ and the annual “Slush Cup” Giant Slalom, fun race, which benefits the Bear Valley Education Foundation (B.V.S.E.F.). A full calendar of events and times can be found at www.bearvalley.com....
Rain and Snow Today Then Sunny and Windy Skies Return This Week
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 04/08/2013 09:26 AM
Bear Valley, CA...With some snow at higher elevations Mother Nature is still trying to add a bit to the snowpack totals for this year. After today though it looks like spring will return. 7-DAY FORECAST Today Snow showers, mainly before 11am. High near 37. North northeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Blustery, with a east northeast wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 50. Windy, with a east northeast wind 27 to 32 mph decreasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 mph. Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 29. East northeast wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph...
Bear Valley Cross Country Says Thanks For A Fabulous Season!
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 04/07/2013 10:09 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Bear Valley Cross Country celebrated its last day of winter operations with an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday March 31. We want to extend a heartfelt thanks for a great ski season due in large part to all of you. From Wine Tasting in the Meadow in November to the Sunday Ski Improvement series, Wednesday/Sunday Strider Glider class, Thursday Adult class to record turnout for the 40th annual Bjornloppet and Tour de Bear Valley, great skiing and snowshoeing memories were made here in Bear Valley! You guys ROCK!
Bear Valley Mountain Report for April 6 with Mattly Trent
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 04/06/2013 09:35 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People…….Partly sunny today with a high near 47. West southwest winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. The weather this time of year can change in as little as 1hr. As always, talk to Patrol and we’ll let you know where it’s good. Stay tuned and have a great day! Our daily Bus Schedule has changed: the shuttle bus now runs on the Hour everyday from the Village to the Mountain. Peace out, Mattly
Grab your fiddle! Come join us for a fun afternoon sampling local wines and listening to Jimbly Leg Band on Sat, April 6 1:30-4 PM! $15 donation includes 8 wine tastes. All proceeds go to Calaveras County Search and Rescue
Families and Friends of Calaveras County Use Hearts and Feet to Fight Cancer
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 04/02/2013 01:44 PM
Angels Camp, CA...April 2, 2013, In its 12th year, walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Calaveras County. Teams of Calaveras County residents will gather at Bret Harte High School on April 27th at 9:00 a.m. for an overnight relay against cancer. Relay For Life is a family-oriented team event where participants walk relay-style around the track and take part in fun activities off the track. Teams can include coworkers, club members, family, and friends that have gathered donations prior to the event....
Bear Valley Summer Day Camp June 24 - August 16!! Sign Up Now
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/02/2013 12:02 AM
Bear Valley, CA...The Bear Valley Summer Day Camp returns for eight weeks of High Sierra fun this June, July & August and we want your children to be a part of it. We craft our slate of camp activities against a backdrop that includes pristine alpine lakes, rivers, peaks and trails, putting your children in experiences that will read as fun in the moment and treasured memories in the future. Join us for eight weeks, eight hours, or anything in between!
Anyone Want to Buy a Mountain Resort and Town? Have a Spare $20 Mil Laying Around?
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 03/30/2013 11:43 AM
Bear Valley, CA...From the we really didn't want to post this and have been dragging our feet dept: It's Official Bear Valley is on the market. Needed a benevolent, well funded visionary to complete the vision and implement the approved plan for Bear Valley's Future. The rumored price is in the $20 million range. From the Listing: "Bear Valley is a popular, 1,700-acre ski resort in Northern California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Located halfway between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite in California’s Gold Country, Bear Valley is a family-friendly community and year-round recreation area that is only 3.5 hours from the Bay Area. Winter activities that include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and backcountry adventures. Summertime brings hiking, biking, kayaking, river rafting, fishing, rock climbing and off-roading....