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

Vertical drop:
600 feet/182.8 meters
Top elevation:
7091 feet/2161 meters
Base elevation:
6500 feet/1981 meters
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/96.6 km northeast from Bakersfield, California, USA.

It is a great place for snowboarding. 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 there first.

It is a lovely place to snowboard, with 600 ft/182.8 m vertical drop and top elevation at 7091 ft/2161 m. Base elevation is at 6500 ft/1981 m. The resort offers 2 lifts totally with 8 runs, 30% for beginners, 40% for intermediate and 30% for advanced snowboarders. Longest run is 11482 ft/3500 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. The resort has a tube park with automated lift, taking you and your tube to the top of the tube course.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Bakersfield
57.9 miles/93.181 km, 1 hour 17 minutes
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 miles/100.91 km, 1 hour 30 minutes
Take 65 South to SR155. Take SR155 East and turn right on Rancheria Rd.
BY AIR
Alta Sierra Airport,
345 miles/555.22 km
BY TRAIN

Amtrak serves the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.

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