California Ski Resort Has Been Spared (So Far) Despite Uncomfortably Close Wildfire

California Ski Resort Has Been Spared (So Far) Despite Uncomfortably Close Wildfire

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California Ski Resort Has Been Spared (So Far) Despite Uncomfortably Close Wildfire

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French Fire: 13,816 acres burned, 10% containment; Evacuation orders  expanded | KGET 17

French Fire. Courtesy: KGET 17

Alta Sierra Resort has been under constant threat from the French fire burning in southern California for the last week. Thankfully, the ski resort’s manager is reporting that none of the resort’s structures have been damaged so far, according to Bakersfield Now.

Pretty remarkable that nothing has been damaged when you look at the pictures and videos Alta Sierra has been sharing on their Twitter page. The fire appears to be surrounding the ski area from all sides. It must be a nerve-wracking time up there.

The ski area is hosting firefighting crews that are battling the blaze, and the resort’s manager has spoken to local news agencies about the current state of the fire. It seems like he’s hopeful that the ski area will be spared, but they’re not out of the woods just yet.

“It’s a godsend this place got saved, I don’t know how it went around us,” Brian Kelly, General Manager at the Alta Sierra Ski Resort, said. “These firemen are superheroes, I really don’t know how it did it, but more importantly the community has been saved also, that’s bottom line way more important than the ski resort.”- Bakersfield Now

The fire is 10% contained and has burned over 13,000 acres as of this morning. A member of the US Forest Service shared an update yesterday with a helpful map to understand how close the fire is to Alta Sierra Ski Resort.

Sending prayers, hopes, good vibes, and energy over to the firefighters battling the French Fire, Alta Sierra Ski Area, and everybody who lives in the area.

Alta Sierra Ski Area Stats and Information

Alta Sierra Ski Resort Trail Map | Liftopia

Summit Elevation: 7,091′

Base Elevation: 6,491′

Vertical: 600′

Average Snowfall: 80″

Number of Trails: 11

Number of Lifts: 3

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