Sledding Days is planned for Saturday and Sunday of Presidents Days weekend. Stay tuned for updates.
The third Sledding Day was full of sliding fun and great memories. The cold gray skies kept the groomed snow hard and fast. Hot chocolate and a roaring fire inside the Intorf Lodge provided warming relief. It was satisfying to see how the slope used for the Longboard Races doubled as a true community sledding hill. Lots of folks asked about the next one. (We are talking about the Martin Luther King Holiday in January.) Stay in touch for the next event.
We thank all those who donated. The money will be used to hold future events and to improve the amenities at the Ski Bowl.
Special thanks to those that volunteered their time and talents: Glenn Bardet, J.D. Defenbau, Kathy Bardet, Ben Bardet, Mitchell Bardet, Curtis Cross, Scott Sibbald, Jessica Nelson, Don Fregulia Jr., Max Breedlove, Geoff Newsted, Susan Jacobson, Vicki and John Rowden, and Jeb Ellermeyer and crew at Pisten Bully in Reno. Their efforts helped make the first Sledding Days at the Historic Johnsville Ski Bowl a complete success.
The day started a little gray, but visibility quickly improved. The snow was hard and fast. We sold all the hot dogs, hamburgers, and donuts we had purchased for the three days. Nothing but hot chocolate will be available for today. So bring your lunch, the lodge will be open and the hill is groomed. Hope to see you there.
The Ski Hill Committee of the Eastern Plumas Recreation District is pleased to invite the public to enjoy the holiday snow and the groomed slopes of the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl. The hill has been groomed and will be available for sledding, tubing, and skiing. The Intorf Lodge will be open with a warming fire. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be sold. Donations are appreciated to cover the expenses of opening the hill and for future improvements.
The Hill will be open December 26, 27, and 28 from 10am to 4pm.
The Plumas Ski Club joined the Plumas Eureka State Park Association…PESPA…for the Association’s annual Gold Discovery Days http://www.plumas-eureka.org/ . Gold Discovery Days is an annual three day event that highlights living and working conditions in and around Johnsville during the late 1800s. Ski Club members shared the stories of the early days of longboard skiing and ski racing with Discovery Days attendees. The Ski Club sponsors three commemorative longboard ski races a year (when there is snow). Dates for next winters ski races will be found on the Plumas Ski Club website http://plumasskiclub.org/ .
The Annual Fourth of July parade in Graeagle provided Ski Johnsville with the opportunity to show off the ski hill grooming machine. Tom Connolly along with regular Ski Johnsville volunteers, coordinated the inclusion of the machine in the parade and its transport. Tom also designed the new logo for the door. The banner was designed and produced by Wild Hare Sign Company of Quincy.
The towing for the machine was donated by Plumas County District 5 Supervisor, Jeff Engle using his dump truck.
The Groomer, donated by Stover Mountain of Chester in 2013, was recently given a major servicing by Kassbohrer All Terrain Vehicles, Inc. of Reno. The work prepared the machine for next winter’s snow (yes there will be snow).
Glenn Bardet and his extended family cooked and served at the MVID BBQ following parade. They also set up an impromptu information center for Ski Johnsville on the Village green. The center featured long board skis, the Ski Johnsville banner hung high in the trees and pictures of the remodeling efforts on the Old Maintenance Building, the current home of the Groomer. Ski Johnsville received $164 in donations and fourteen volunteers for future work.
The Eastern Plumas Recreation District thanks Glenn, Tom, Supervisor Engle, and all those that contributed to a fun successful Fourth for Ski Johnsville.