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  1. #76
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    Longshot/spam

    Looking for a seasonal rental in the BV village for this winter. My family has been renting homes/cabins/shacks for 30+ years in blue lake springs, Meko Rd, big trees village, Arnold, Dorrington, etc. And now just want to be as close to the ski hill as possible with a minimal daily drive. Any property considered please pm me if you have any thoughts or suggestions.

    Btw great thread Mike keep the central stoke flowin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by telemike View Post
    Group drops Bear appeal
    Written by Sean Janssen, The Union Democrat December 18, 2012 10:15 am

    A Twain Harte-based environmental organization has withdrawn its appeal of a U.S. Forest Service approval for a major expansion of the Bear Valley Mountain Resort.

    The decision Friday by the Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center comes after negotiations with the resort to ensure mitigation measures for increased greenhouse gas emissions and a letter from the Bear Valley Water District clarifying sewer service capabilities for the project.



    It paves the way for the resort to go forward with expansion plans that include: two new chairlifts to provide service between Bear Valley Village and the resort, upgrading the Super Cub chairlift, adding 174 more parking spaces, constructing a 12,500 square-foot lodge and adding 85.5 acres of developed trails.

    The environmental document approved by Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor Susan Skalski was appealed Oct. 30 by CSERC to Pacific Southwest Regional Forester Randy Moore, based in Vallejo. Moore had 45 days to overrule, reverse or return the decision to the Stanislaus but the appeal was withdrawn before he did so.

    “From the beginning, our center emphasized that we do not oppose the expansion of the ski area and that we are highly sensitive to the need for the Bear Valley area to have some sort of boost that can help it to recover from its depressed economy,” CSERC Executive Director John Buckley said in a prepared statement. ““In this situation, there were many flaws in the (environmental review) document that we could have used to successfully litigate and block the project. But we focused strictly on trying to improve the project, rather than aiming to prevail in court. This negotiated agreement should be a win-win outcome for all sides.”

    Attempts to reach Bear Valley Mountain General Manager Jim Gentling on Monday for comment were unsuccessful.

    Though the ski area expansion is now cleared to move forward as soon as next summer, the resort’s ownership was scheduled for a public hearing this morning in Markleeville on further growth plans. The Alpine County Board of Supervisors was set to discuss and potentially vote on plans to add more than 300 condominium units, a new lodge and additional commercial development in the village just east of the Calaveras County line on Highway 4.
    I'm as big an environmentalist wacko as they come, but having dealt with a couple of these types of settlements lately, the highlighted comment usually means the environmental group got their pay off. Good for BV though. I believe expansion is the only way they will survive.

    And thank God for this snow man! I know Dodge and Bear live and die by having a big x-mas week. So happy they both opened!

    Hope to be up on the 5th or 6th, Mike.
    Last edited by GiBo; 12-19-2012 at 11:07 AM.

  3. #78
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    BV roll call for tomorrow?

    not me

    davieboot - you visiting us at DR this weekend?

  4. #79
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    Excellent day up Poison into Bee Gulch today east of Bear Valley Resort. Cold but still, so t shirt skinning. Stayed to the southerly slopes with wonderful mixture of nice wind buff and soft powder. Can't wait til the snow settles out a bit and we can get into Underwood.

  5. #80
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    Quote Originally Posted by telemike View Post
    BV roll call for tomorrow?

    not me

    davieboot - you visiting us at DR this weekend?
    Won't be at Dodge this weekend, I just like to keep tabs (grew up there).
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  6. #81
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    If I can at all swing Monday Mike, I'll give you a shout. Leaving town the 26th, so tons of shit to do before that and with all the crazy xmas shit. But I may be able to sneak in a morning session...

    Have fun tomorrow night. Hope to make one of those one of these days...

  7. #82
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    Headed to Clovis area for the holiday. Anyone interested in a mellow tour around the Hunington area after this storm cylce? You know you wanna.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss Worthington View Post
    Headed to Clovis area for the holiday. Anyone interested in a mellow tour around the Hunington area after this storm cylce? You know you wanna.....

    Where are you thinking about going? Me and my dad might be out after it gets chewed up at CP.

  9. #84
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    Even dogs and cats can get along on a powder day

    Bear had a good shakedown day Thursday.
    It was more like a weekend crowd with the lot and lines full.
    People were smiling despite a few lift shutdowns.

    I found Powdrhound on the lift and got to spin a few laps with him.




    for a Kirkwood slut Powdrhound knew his way around the mountain pretty well



    It wasn't all like this midmorning run, a short skate/hike from the lift,
    but I got to put down three overlapping lines in one of my favorite spots.
    Last edited by SailCat; 12-21-2012 at 11:36 AM.

  10. #85
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    Yes, a Fine day at Bear.
    Could it really be 45 years since my first ski day there?
    The rocks and trees are still in the same positions.
    My favorite lines were sweet.

    Thank you, Bear Valley, for such a successful promotion.


    Let it Snow!

  11. #86
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    It warms my soul to see peeps actually trying to get together for some touring out of Fresno/Clovis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS View Post
    It warms my soul to see peeps actually trying to get together for some touring out of Fresno/Clovis.
    Same here. Central west slope has a lot of unsung greatness. Especially considering it is in California.

  13. #88
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    I'll be at BV for the weekend. Any chance Grizzly wil spin?
    Red jacket and moment bibbys- come say hi.

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    Any reports from China Peak?
    Heading back home (pine ridge at the top of the 4 lanes) and debating riding 24/25th in the am. Only info I can get is from their web site.
    Grew up skiing that mountain but don't know anyone there who skis any more they all moved to fresno
    Drink to remember not to forget!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meggers View Post
    Where are you thinking about going? Me and my dad might be out after it gets chewed up at CP.
    I gotta be honest, I dont' have a clue. I left the area before I ever started touring & don't know what's good. I've been told Red Mtn and Bear Butte are options, but never tried either. I'm throwing myself open to suggestions and meeting new mags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Don't Surf View Post
    I'll be at BV for the weekend. Any chance Grizzly wil spin?
    Red jacket and moment bibbys- come say hi.
    Ooooh, I'm going to say doubtful. It takes pretty good coverage. Maybe somebody who was up there could speak to how it looked down there. The website is projecting no Griz tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss Worthington View Post
    I gotta be honest, I dont' have a clue. I left the area before I ever started touring & don't know what's good. I've been told Red Mtn and Bear Butte are options, but never tried either. I'm throwing myself open to suggestions and meeting new mags.
    Red Mountain is a lot flat but good skiing when you get there. Bear Butte is a great short, fun one with only one flat spot. If you're ambitious, Kaiser Peak is the best by a lot.

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    Dodge opener was excellent today.

    Hoss - sounds like you are in good hands with meggers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meggers View Post
    Red Mountain is a lot flat but good skiing when you get there. Bear Butte is a great short, fun one with only one flat spot. If you're ambitious, Kaiser Peak is the best by a lot.
    I haven't managed to scare up a partner yet and don't particularly fancy getting out in unfamiliar terrain by myself. If you're interested in meeting up and maybe showing me around (or just letting me tag along), that would be awesome. If not I'll just see what I can harvest inbounds at CP on Monday.

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    Dodge delivers - 18-24" on top over the last 24 hours - refresh machine in effect - nobody here - we ain't rad, just fun





    Red Mountain was my first ever backcountry ski tour to the top of and off of a mountain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss Worthington View Post
    I haven't managed to scare up a partner yet and don't particularly fancy getting out in unfamiliar terrain by myself. If you're interested in meeting up and maybe showing me around (or just letting me tag along), that would be awesome. If not I'll just see what I can harvest inbounds at CP on Monday.
    I'd suggest staying at the resort. I was up today and coverage is pretty grim below 75000 which would mean lots of rocks at any place that'd be worth skiing. But CP was great today!

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    Had a blast storm skiing at BV this weekend, until a ski went KABOOM
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    Quote Originally Posted by meggers View Post
    I'd suggest staying at the resort. I was up today and coverage is pretty grim below 75000 which would mean lots of rocks at any place that'd be worth skiing. But CP was great today!
    I'll be up at CP tomorrow morning. Say hi if you want. Bright orange pants, bright green jacket, white lid: Can't miss me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss Worthington View Post
    I'll be up at CP tomorrow morning. Say hi if you want. Bright orange pants, bright green jacket, white lid: Can't miss me.
    will do. I'll be the girl with the tiara glued on her helmet with a green jacket, I'll probably be with an old man covered in snow (my dad)

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    Santa and Owen are bros

    and, yes - that is a bandolier of candy canes Santa's got

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