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Monitor Pass Open May 12, 2023 – Ebbetts Pass Remains Closed

ALPINE COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to reopen State Route 89 between Route 4 and U.S. 395 (Monitor Pass) at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2023. Crews have removed snow and ice, removed debris, … Read More

Big Trees Park Dogwood Festival – May 13, 2023

You know what they say, winter’s not over until the snow falls on the dogwood blossoms.  The blooms aren’t happening yet (on May Day), but either way, it’s always fun to visit the Park during the festival. You can follow … Read More

BV Moonlight Ski Tour on May 4th, 2023

Save the date on Thursday, May 4th, for a guided full-moon ski and snowshoe tour. They’ll start near sunset, then venture into the meadow as the day transitions to night under the full moon’s glory. Warm beverages will be provided, … Read More

Wildfire Preparedness Event – May 6, 2023

Wildfire prevention-savvy speakers, experts & exhibitors, new color map of the Highway 4 Wildfire Defense System of fuel breaks, info on the free Door-to-Door Chipper Program, the latest on CAL FIRE ‘s Defensible Space Zones, grazing Motherlode goats, Ebbetts Pass … Read More

Bear Valley Happenings in Late April

Enjoy live music and an extended winter sports season in Bear Valley this weekend.  We are expecting beautiful weather, and there is still plenty of snow so now is the time to enjoy!  See more here.

50th Annual Bjornloppet – April 15-16, 2023

The Bear Valley Adventure Company is excited to host the 50th Bjornloppet XC Ski Race Weekend on April 15 & 16, 2023! This event is one of the longest-running cross country ski races in California and is a special opportunity … Read More

Caltrans Begins Assessing Mountain Passes

STOCKTON – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 10 has begun assessment of the Central Sierra passes for reopening this spring after record rain, snowfall and high winds wreaked havoc in the Sierras this winter. Caltrans’ goal is to … Read More

Seasonal Road Closures in Effect as of December 15th

Sonora, CA – Stanislaus National Forest seasonal road and trail closures begin tomorrow. To find out which ones are closed, the forest has put out the free Stanislaus National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map, or MVUM. The closures begin on Thursday, December … Read More

White Pines Laser Light Show and More November 25th

Friday, November 25, 2022 Opening Day in Bear Valley – The mountain will be open on weekends only until December 17, 2022.  Cross country skiing at the Bear Valley Adventure Company is open now but always check their hours and conditions before traveling. Join … Read More

And That’s That…The Pass Is Closed For The Season

STOCKTON – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed State Route 4/Ebbetts Pass and Route 108/Sonora Pass for the winter. Route 4 is closed from the Mt. Reba turnoff just west of Lake Alpine to Silver Creek, 5 miles … Read More