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Skiing in Alta Sierra Ski Resort, Wofford Heights, California USA

Vertical drop:
600 ft/183 m
Top elevation:
7091 ft/2161 m
Base elevation:
6500 ft/1981 m
Lifts:
2
Runs:
8
Alta Sierra (aka Shirley Meadows) is a very small ski resort located in Wofford Heights, in the Greenhorn Mountain, at about 60 mi/96.5 km northeast from Bakersfield, California, USA.

It is used as a day resort for beginner and intermediate skiers. When you arrive in Alta Sierra, the first building you meet is the ticket office, where you can buy your passes and tickets, so make sure to stop first there.

It is a lovely place to ski with 600 ft/183 m vertical drop and top elevation at 7091 ft/2161 m. Base elevation is at 6500 ft/1981 m. The resort has 2 lifts totally with 8 runs, 30% for beginners, 40% for intermediate and 30% for advanced skiers. Longest run is 3500 ft/1066 m and ski season lasts from December to March.

It is highly recommended to wear a helmet, if you want to participate in any activities in the snow. If you don’t have a helmet, you can always rent one from the resort. If you have an active military ID card, you get 20% off in equipment rentals.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Bakersfield
58 mi / 93.2 km, 1 hr 17 mins
Take 178 East through the Kern River canyon and take the 155/Wofford Heights exit. Follow the signs to Wofford Heights. Once in Wofford Heights make a left on SR155 and then turn left on Rancheria Rd.
BY CAR FROM Porterville
62.7 mi / 101 km, 1 hr 30 mins
Take 65 South to SR155. Take SR155 East and turn right on Rancheria Rd.
BY AIR
Alta Sierra Airport,
345 mi / 555.2 km
BY TRAIN

Amtrak services the entire USA. Check the website for fares, tickets and schedule.

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