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All Day It's Winterfest Weekend as Bear Valley Comes Alive for the 2017/18 Season
Bear Valley, CA...Bear Valley Mountain Open for Food, Drinks, Retail, Repair and Guest Services. The slopes need a little more help from Mother Nature so we will not be opening lifts this weekend, however, there will be lots of fun to have on and off the mountain.   Come for breakfast or lunch at the Ebbetts Grill on the mountain, visit the season pass office, Reba Sports retail store, the repair shop and we’ll have a climbing wall and holiday ornament decorating for the kids!

Reba Sports Thanksgiving Sale

One Day Only at the Ski Area shop!

BVSEF Ski Swap
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Kids outgrowing their equipment?  Visit the Sunroom to find great deals on gear!

Warren Miller Movie, “Line of Descent”
7:00 PM

It’s movie night in the Cathedral Lounge! After a day of hitting the slopes stop by the Cathedral Lounge at the Bear Valley Lodge for a special Warren Miller movie. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 & under. All proceeds will benefit schools to help kids enjoy snow sports. Every attendee will also receive a free lift ticket for the 17/18 winter season. Movie starts at 7:00 PM.

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Saturday, November 25th

Bear Valley Snowmobile Open House
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Free tri-tip sandwiches, salads, chips, and beverages.

Snow Play at Tamarack Lodge
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Come build a snowman and play in the snow! Call 209-753-2310 for more information.

Wine Tasting in the Meadow
12:00 PM

$10 per person, pre-registration required, space is limited. Call 209-753-2834.

Tamarack Lodge Winterfest / Marshmallow Roast
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Call 209-73-2310

Bear Valley Fashion Show with Reba Sport
6:00 PM

Grab a seat in front of the catwalk in the Cathedral Lounge and enjoy some lights, music , and runway action. Our Bear Valley models will be showing off the newest ski & snowboard fashion – all available at Reba Sports this winter.

Ullr Bonfire & Tree Lighting
7:00 PM

Join us at the fire pit in front of the Bear Valley lodge for our annual bonfire and tree lighting. Help us send our wishes for a great upcoming winter to Ullr, the Norse God of Winter/Skiing. Hot chocolate and S’mores will be available.

8:00 PM

Right after all of the activities in front of the lodge, head on into the Cathedral Lounge for our first BVLive show of the season, with GROVER ANDERSON!

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Sunday, November 26th

Bear Valley Mountain and Cross Country Ski Areas Open

Weather permitting, call 209-753-2301 or 209-753-2834

Tamarack Lodge Open House
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Call for more information, 209-753-2310
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, Dale Laitinen. Reception - Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 2-5 pm. Exhibition runs October 8 through November 26, 2017 At Petroglyphe Gallery 8317 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea is a celebration of Dale Laitinen's favorite places seen while crisscrossing the great state of California.  Laitinen states, "Twenty years ago my wife and I chose Mountain Ranch, uprooting home, studio, family and pets to a beautiful place tucked away in Calaveras County.  The now infamous Butte Fire swept through our area and destroyed all that we had built for those years.  Crossing California is a rising from the ashes exhibit as a way of moving forward from catastrophe."

In this exhibition, Dale Laitinen has chosen a multi medium way of depicting varied landscapes, employing water media, acrylics, and oils. He states, “Although my theme remains constant, my technical use of mediums is as diverse as California. Expect scenes of Tahoe, Yosemite and other Northern California locales…but also be prepared for some surprises.”

When Laitinen returns home to Northern California after traveling, teaching, and observing all over the country and abroad, he sighs in appreciation for all that is offered in this magnificent area. This is easily detected in the predominant subject matter of his work.

Dale Laitinen is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. He is a past juror of many national and regional exhibitions including Watercolor West, Kentucky Watercolor Society, Utah Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Oregon, Red River Watermedia Show, Magnum Opus and numerous others. Some of the periodicals featuring him have been Southwest Art Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Magazine, and Drawingboard Magazine.

Marisa Chaffey and Denise Ebbett, owners of Petroglyphe Gallery share, “It has been an honor to represent Dale Laitinen and his fine art since our opening in 2011.This exhibit is an opportunity for Mr. Laitinen to share his newest collection since the Butte Fire. We look forward to unveiling these stunning works, which showcase his talent for both Sierra landscapes and Coastal landscapes.”

Reception and Demonstration at Petroglyphe Gallery, Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 2-5pm. Watch artist Dale Laitinen at work and visit with him to learn more about his process and the inspiration behind his new collection.

Wine and cheese will be served. There will be a free drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate to the gallery.
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Yoga - Gentle Flow
Sierra Stange instructs a gentle flow yoga class which includes slow movement and restorative poses. Class is suitable for beginners and intermediates.
$15 drop in or save by purchasing multi-class pass.

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