Sierra Club Home Page Sierra Club San Diego  
Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet  
chapter home
get outdoors
activity sections
contact us
join or give
Explore, Enjoy and Protect

Ski Section
San Diego Chapter
activity sections
chapter outings
In This Section
meeting location
ski gear
mailing list
  Current Schedule:
  Past Schedules:
clair tappaan lodge pictures
bear valley review
british columbia trip
historical info

2005-2006 Ski Section Schedule

Sierra Club San Diego Ski Section Calendar

Monthly Meetings   2005 Trips   2006 Trips

Monthly Meetings
Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9, and Apr 13. PROGRAMS NEEDED!! Beginner class at 6PM, trip descriptions at 7PM, Program at 7:30. Clairemont Community Room, Clairemont Town Square Shopping Center, 4731 Clairemont Dr (on Lakehurst Ave), Thomas Brothers 1248E1. Look for the City of San Diego Community Office on the south side of the driveway between Von's and Big Lots.

For November 10: A Winter Odyssey through Sequoia. Skiing and camping among the pristine Lodgepole forest to the high windswept landscape of the Tablelands is brilliantly photographed by Reiner Stenzel and Alvin Walter. Come enjoy the best of 2005 winter photos presented by Alvin Walter.

For December 8: Teleskiing videos and instruction. See the gurus of the sport: the late Allan Bard who was a legend among his peers, Craig Dostie; the publisher and writer of Couloir and Teleski Magazine, and Alvin Walter, the local steep chutes enthusiast. Filmed and photographed locally by Alvin Walter.

For January 12: Mt. Whitney Ski Descent via the Mountaineer's Route. Steve Popper took advantage of last year's heavy snow pack to ski a classic climbing route. The Mountaineer's route was first climbed by John Muir on October 21, 1873. Also, we will discuss avalanche safety and describe a close call that happened last year.

For February 9: TBA


Nov 12, SAND SKIING at ALGODONES DUNES, all levels, old XC skis and boots provided, $25 per car BLM parking fee, car pool encouraged, motel Friday night recommended. Mike Fry, 858-748-5166

Nov 24-27, MAMMOTH THANKSGIVING, All levels. Homey condo accommodations, a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner and (with help from mother nature) great skiing. Price is about $210 for four nights lodging and two dinners. Carpooling is encouraged. Chapter fundraiser. Send $20 deposit (payable to Sierra Club) to Ski Section, 4017 Mt Blackburn Ave, San Diego, CA 92111-3818. Barbara Domurad

Dec 29-Jan 2, BEAR VALLEY NEW YEARS BUS TRIP, all levels. Come join us to bring in the New Year at Bear Valley. Located in the Sierra's between Yosemite and Tahoe, the area affords us the opportunity to ski the lifts, the tracks or the backcountry. We will be staying in condos at the ski area which will give us easy access to all options. Skiers at all levels are welcome. Your trip cost of $365 covers lodging, transportation and instruction. Chapter fundraiser. Send $35 deposit (payable to Sierra Club) to Alice Fichandler, 4520 Greene St., San Diego, CA 92107, 619-226-6083


JAN 8, SUN/M1B, TELESKI CLINIC AT WRIGHTWOOD RESORT. Ldr: Alvin Walter, 858-586-1982. Asst: Ellen Feeney, 858-586-1982. For first timers thru experts wanting to further develop their skills.

JAN 13-16, TIOGA PASS WINTER RESORT. Int. to adv. skiers. Ski to a snowed-in lodge on the east side of Yosemite with heated cabins, shower, etc. The food is outstanding, lodge is cozy and company great! Cost is about $400 per person. Includes 6 delicious meals and lodging. Carpool and 1st night motel is not included. Chapter fund raiser. Trip is limited to 12. Send $40 deposit (payable to Sierra Club) with 2 SASE or email to Coordinator: Rhea Leptich, 4017 Mt. Blackburn Ave. S.D. 92111-3818.

JAN 22-25, PEAR LAKE SKI HUT, H20D. The trip is now full. Contact Fred for waiting list. Ldr: Fred Gabbard, 619-297-6471. Asst: Jim Crouch. The Pear Lake Ski Hut in Sequoia National Park is reached by ascending six miles of steep trail from Wolverton Meadow. It requires stamina and ski mountaineering experience; not for novices. Day tours in the adjacent Tablelands. You must pack in your food, fuel, water filter, sleeping bag and personal gear. $54 + carpool and first night motel. Limited to 10.

FEB 11-12, SAT--SUN/V8E. MT BALDY SKI HUT WEEKEND. Ldr: Alvin Walter, 858-586-1982. Asst: Reiner Stenzel (Chair of L.A.'s SMS-Ski Mountaineer's Section). Climb or ski to the comfortable Baldy Ski Hut and plan to spend two days skiing the chutes of Baldy Bowl.

FEB 16-20, 22nd ANNUAL YOSEMITE CROSS COUNTRY SKI BUS TRIP, all levels. This trip is fun for families and beginners. You don't even have to ski to enjoy Yosemite! Cost: $470 (two per room), $390 (3 per room), or $375 (4 per room) - two beds per room. Includes all bus transportation, first night motel, 3 nights at Yosemite Lodge, and ski instruction. All prices are per-person. Meals are not included. Ski and snowshoe rentals available. Send $50 deposit (payable to Sierra Club) to: Monique Alkemade, 11309 Carmel Creek Road, San Diego, CA, 92130, 858-509-9203. Please include your address, email and phone number on the check or in a note! This is a chapter fundraiser.

FEB 18, SAT/V10E, SAN ANTONIO SKI LOOP. Ldr: Alvin Walter, 858-586-1982. Asst: Reiner Stenzel (Chair of L.A.'sSMS-Ski Mountaineer's Section) Climb and ski to Thunder Mtn then traverse the ridgeline to Bighorn and ski out Icehouse Canyon. A short car shuttle will be arranged.

MARCH 11-12, SAT--SUN/V8E, MT. JEPSON SKI MOUNTAINEERING SNOWCAMP. Ldr: Alvin Walter, 858-586-1982. Asst: Craig Denson. Climb and ski to the base of Little Draw Bowl to set up a snowcamp, then ski the chutes of Mt. Jepson and Mt Charlton.

MARCH 17-20, MONTECITO-SEQUOIA LODGE. All levels. Three nights in a terrific lodge in the western Sierras (with hot tub) and plenty of good food, guided X/C skiing in the backcountry or on set tracks (possibly without guide). Two types of rooms; private lodge rooms with bath $535, or a room with shared bath in the surrounding cabins $453. These prices are double occupancy, putting more people in the room means you can subtract $10 pp/per nite. A single room adds $25 pp/per nite (plus tax). Tax is included. All meals from Friday dinner through Monday lunch are included. Chapter fundraiser. These prices do not include any gratuities, carpooling costs, your park entrance fee, the motel the night before or any alcohol you have at the lodge. To sign up please send your $50 deposit (payable to Sierra Club), along with your name, address, phone and e-mail info (if you don't have e-mail, send 3 SASEs) to Jackie Gray, 4259 Feather Ave, San Diego, CA, 92117.

Mar 25-26, WBC Snow Camp (not a ski section outing).

APR 8-11, ROCK CREEK LODGE Advanced beginner to expert Snowed-in lodge at 9500' in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Wonderful backcountry touring in and around the Little Lakes Valley, surrounded by 13,000' peaks. Excellent meals. Modern cabin with bath are about $375 (per person, 2005 prices) for 3 nights, including breakfasts, and dinners. Rustic cabins without bath are $300 per person. Carpool and first night motel not included. Rock Creek will not promise us that they will be open this late in the season. They will not take our deposits at this time. Stay tuned for updates. Let Evie know that you are interested in the trip. Evie Jones Burton, 3146 Garrison St. San Diego, CA, 92106, 619-226-2728.

APR 8-11, ROCK CREEK SKI HUT, Leader and assistant needed. Rustic tent cabin with wood floor at 10,000' on wilderness boundary. $105 per person, food not included. Car pool with lodge trip. 6 mile ski in, easy ski access to Little Lakes Valley. Trip limited to 6.

APR 8-11, LITTLE LAKES VALLEY SKI BACKPACK and SNOW CAMP. Int. to Adv. free, car pool with lodge and hut trip. Ldr: Mike Fry, 858-748-5166. Asst: Afra Roet.

Refund Policy: Note that sickness or injury does not play a part in refunds. You may purchase travel insurance from any travel agent. Travel insurance usually covers sickness, injury, family emergencies, lost luggage etc.

Full Refund: 1. We cancel the trip or 2. The leader determines you shouldn't be on the trip or 3. You find your own replacement and they reimburse you.

Partial Refund: 1. We find your replacement and keep only your deposit or 2. We can't replace you, but we get a refund (or are not charged) by our providers because of your absence. You get back whatever we get back.

Up to Top