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SEASONAL CLEARING OF EBBETTS PASS BEGINNING SOON IN ALPINE COUNTY Snow Will Be Removed From Highway At The Lake Alpine Sno-Park ALPINE COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin the seasonal clearing of State Route 4 (SR-4) … Read More

9th Annual Sweeney’s Soup Kitchen Charity Fund Raiser

Saturday, February 2, 2019 – The Sweeney’s will be once again opening their Kitchen at 6pm for your chance to mingle with friends while raising money for a good cause. Bring your special soup, bread or dessert to share. The … Read More

Bear Valley Annual Crab Feed

February 16, 2019 Crab Feed and Auction!! Proceeds benefit the Bear Valley Parents Group and the Bear Valley Education Foundation. Join them in the Perry Walther Building. Crab and other delicious dinner items! PLUS an auction.  Auction items donated by … Read More

Upcoming Events in Bear Valley – February 1, 2019

February 9, 2019 – BV Live Presents: Mike Saliani Mike Saliani is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area. He has performed and recorded professionally for the last thirteen years as a bandleader, sideman, and session player with a … Read More

Grizzly Bowl Now Open – February 1, 2019

Bear Valley’s Grizzly Bowl is Now Open along with all the rest of their terrain – Get all the latest news at

Saturday Snow Play & Marshmallow Roasts at Tamarack Lodge

Tamarack Lodge Snow Play.  5 acres of land to play on. Restrooms, cozy common room with gas fireplace, inside and outside picnic area, small sledding hill -use of snowshoes and sleds for a small donation.  Gas BBQ rental or kitchen … Read More

This Weekend in Bear Valley – Jan 18-20, 2019

Why Not This Weekend, EPIC Conditions! If you’ve been waiting for a weekend to spend at Bear Valley, this is it! After an epic day on the slopes, you can enjoy our Winter Explosion event. This Saturday, once the lifts stop running we will … Read More

SWS Mountain Guides News

Winter in California – The Snow Can’t Stop; Won’t Stop! After the Mid-November storm, described in our last newsletter, the 2019 Winter took a pretty slow start. Even an early January storm that dropped 3-6ft last week only brought the … Read More

Holiday Music at the Markleeville Library

December 21, 2019, 2:30 to 4:30 pm.  You are invited to join the Library Players for holiday music, cookies, cider, coffee and tea downstairs at the Markleeville Library.  Listeners and singers are both welcome.  Song books will be provided.  

Winter Road & Trail Closures on Stanislaus National Forest begin Dec. 16, 2018

The STF Motor Vehicle Use Map indicates which roads and trails will be closed and may be picked up at any ranger district office, or by visiting STF’s maps webpage at  Please note if the MVUM identifies a road as … Read More