Today marks out 10th day up at our cabin in Arnold, CA, snuggled into the gateway of the Sierras at 4,500 feet elevation. Sadly, we’ll be heading back Friday morning. But New Year’s Day, we headed up Highway 4 about 25 miles and 2,500 vertical feet to Bear Valley Village and the ski area. It’s a bit early in the season just yet, but within a few weeks the skiing should get pretty good and stay good into April. We stopped in at the Bear Valley Lodge, enjoying once again about the largest fireplace I’ve ever seen. A detour into the Grizzly Lounge rounded out the excursion.
So, I thought I’d bring you back a few photos. Click on images for the larger version.
Of course, it’s completely appropriate to be driving a vehicle designed by Bavarians.
And finally, I call this one the ski lift to enlightenment.