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Message from Plumas Eureka State Park Association re: Longboards and Cross Country Skiing

Message from Plumas Eureka State Park Association re: Longboards and Cross Country Skiing

Below is a message from Tim Hardie from the Plumas Eureka State Park Association regarding the Longboard races and cross country trails inside the Park.

“GOOD AFTERNOON TO ALL

News  from YOUR WINTER programs

1)World Championship Longboard Races on Ski Hill  yesterday

Congratulations to the right honorable winners of today’s race! Conditions were some of the most brutal we’ve ever had, but these men and women persevered through                       the driving rain!

See everyone again next month!

Women’s

1st Wendy Antibus

2nd Lisa Wezo Pace

3rd Jessica Nelson

Men’s

1st Ryan Murray

2nd Saylor Flett

3rd Dave Arsenault

Long Live Longboards!

2) Grooming by your winter team has produced a great community recreational area from the Jamison Road off A-14 thru Campground to Museum for x-country skiers  and snowshoers .   Because of the sloppy conditions, the Road to Campground from Museum has been closed do to** Avalanche  Danger*** below is a sample of conditions on these trails that is published on Web site and Facebook  by Ken McMaster every time the trails are groomed to keep visitors aware daily conditions  in PESP.

TRAIL REPORT:

Plumas-Eureka Trailhead: CLOSED DUE TO AVALANCHE DANGER…WILL REOPEN WHEN CONDITIONS ARE BETTER

Bear Scat Flat: CLOSED, as it is within the Plumas-Eureka system.

Lower Campground: OPEN- GROOMED, no set track.

Upper Campground: OPEN- Groomed, no set track.

Camp Lisa: CLOSED…A large tree/downfall is across the downhill portion of the Camp Lisa Trail, preventing us from grooming it. We’ll remove it as soon as personnel and conditions allow and then reopen the trail.

Harper’s Way: OPEN- Groomed, no set track.

Jamison: OPEN- Groomed, no set track.

Dog Trail: Groomed, no set track. One mile out and one mile back trail. Poop station located near start of trail. Please pick up after your dog.

Snowshoers: the trail system is wide, please stay to the complete opposite side of the groomed trail (not down the middle). Thank you.

***NO WALKING ALLOWED ON THE TRAILS, PLEASE…IT RUINS THE SKIING AND MAKES GROOMING MUCH MORE COMPLEX!!!

Reminder: Please do not park in front of the Jamison Trailhead area or block the access to the Dog Trail…really makes grooming difficult, if not impossible…Thank you.

As our trail system is funded on a donation basis, it is greatly appreciated that contributions be made at the museum trailhead (insert donation in the slot on the door!). Suggested is $5.00/day or $25.00/person for the season or a family of two or more @ $40.00 for the season…we currently operate on the honor system.

Your continued support through donations is greatly appreciated and tax deductible (PESPA is a 501c-3 organization). Donation envelopes are available at the Museum Trailhead, and the donation slot is located on the Museum Door. Cash is accepted or you can make a check out to PESPA (Plumas Eureka State Park Association) and put it in the slot or mail to P.O. Box 1148, Blairsden, CA 96103. Include your email address for a return email notification of receipt for tax purposes…

Thanks to all for your support!

Tim Hardie

PESPA Bd.”

JANUARY SLEDDING DAYS RAINED OUT

JANUARY SLEDDING DAYS RAINED OUT

Unfortunately the Sledding Days Scheduled for January 16 and January 18 have been cancelled because of rain.  We will be scheduling more Sledding Days in February.  Check back in a week or two for details.

SLEDDING DAYS 2: JANUARY 16 AND JANUARY 17

SLEDDING DAYS 2: JANUARY 16 AND JANUARY 17

The second round of sledding days for this winter will be held on January 16 and January 18 in conjunction with the Longboard Races on January 17.

Come join us!

Come join us!

SLEDDING DAYS–DAY THREE, FUN TO THE LAST

SLEDDING DAYS–DAY THREE, FUN TO THE LAST

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.

Thanks Glenn

Thanks Glenn

The last Climb.

The last Climb.

The last pull...hope he didn't forget anything.

The last pull.

Last Run.

The last run.

Thank's for coming.

Thank’s for coming.

Put the fire out.

Put the fire out.

 

The end of the day.

The end of the day.

 

Into the barn.

J.D. parks it.  Great job.

SLEDDING DAYS–DAY TWO, A FUN DAY WITH CLOUDS

SLEDDING DAYS–DAY TWO, A FUN DAY WITH CLOUDS
Another Great Day

Another Great Day

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.

Selling Food

Selling Food

It's not cold in here.

It’s not cold in here.

SLEDDING DAYS–DAY ONE, A DAY OF FUN

SLEDDING DAYS–DAY ONE, A DAY OF FUN
SLEDDING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

SLEDDING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Saturday, our first Sledding Day at the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl.  Beautiful  sky, great snow, and hundreds of enthusiastic sledders, tubers, skiers, boarders, and watchers… a perfect day.  The Hill will be open Sunday, December 27 and Monday December 28.   Hope to see you up there.

Welcome

Welcome

 

On the way up

On the way up

On the way down

On the way down

Tandum

Tandem

Just warmin'

Just warmin’

 

 

SLEDDING DAYS DECEMBER 26, 27 and 28

SLEDDING DAYS  DECEMBER 26, 27 and 28
SLEDDING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

SLEDDING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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.

Lost Sierra Hoe Down: Sept 24-27th

Lost Sierra Hoe Down: Sept 24-27th

Hoe Down 2015 Poster

Gold Discovery Days

Gold Discovery Days

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/ .

Plumas Ski Club promoting SkiJohnsville and the Longboard Races

Plumas Ski Club promoting SkiJohnsville and the Longboard Races

The Groomer in Graeagle for the Fourth

The Groomer in Graeagle for the Fourth

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 Groomer's new look.

The Groomer’s new look.

The  towing for the machine was donated by Plumas County District 5 Supervisor, Jeff Engle using his dump truck.

Supervisor Engle with the Groomer in Tow

Supervisor Engle with the Groomer in Tow

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.

Fourth of July fund raising booth

Fourth of July fund raising booth

The Eastern Plumas Recreation District thanks Glenn, Tom, Supervisor Engle, and all those that contributed to a fun successful Fourth for Ski Johnsville.