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.
Update from Alta Sierra: It’s amazing what the Fire Fighters can do & we’ve been with them as they’ve utilized our parking lot and ski resort for Headquarters! Still long way to go but these men & women are incredible. Over 809 people on this fire! Yes Alta Sierra is still here! pic.twitter.com/cQTLqNxXPj
— Alta Sierra Ski Area (@Altasierraski) August 21, 2021
Controlled burn set by the Firefighters near our shop to reduce fuel on the ground. Ski Area & the community of Alta Sierra still safe and we cannot thank everyone involved enough. Long way to go so keep 🙏🏻 coming. pic.twitter.com/i3wRMA0P8j
— Alta Sierra Ski Area (@Altasierraski) August 23, 2021
— Alta Sierra Ski Area (@Altasierraski) August 20, 2021
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
Summit Elevation: 7,091′
Base Elevation: 6,491′
Average Snowfall: 80″
Number of Trails: 11
Number of Lifts: 3