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Hey Everyone! Here is a great article about our local Leland High Sierra Snow Play!! If you haven't been up to this great family tobogganing resort , you need to try it out this winter !
It's going to be a great snow season up here in 2019 so make your reservations quick while we still have openings in our beautiful rental cabins . Call us at 1-800-382-0334 or check us out at www.shadowridge.com.
onlyinyourstate.com Don't miss out on one of the country's best snow tubing parks this winter season. This place is an absolute blast and you're bound to love it.
SNOW COVERED HILLS! ITS ALMOST TIME FOR OPENING DAY AT LELAND SNOWPLAY!
The countdown clock has started and we are 4 days away from another season of fun in the snow! Leland Snowplay will be opening for the season this Friday, December 7, 2018, and just look at all that powder!
Now that the clouds have cleared, we will remain hard at work grooming the hills and finalizing a long summer of preparations. Based on what we have seen so far, we are very optimistic that this winter will be a vast improvement over the drought years we have all contended with recently. This will be the season we can all take full advantage of the snow-making (2015), magic carpet (2017), and surface lifts (2008)!
It's gonna be a good one, folks; we hope you don't miss out. Check out our newly redesigned website at www.snowplay.com for all the information you need to plan your day of snow play fun; dates of operation, prices, weather, road conditions, and answers to common questions are all provided there. If you can't find the answers to your questions there, we invite you to also visit our Frequently Asked Questions Google Page at www.sites.google.com/view/snowplay-facebook-faq. As a last resort, we ask you to contact us via Facebook, and we will direct you to the answers you need as soon as we can.
Here we go! Snowplay 2019 is upon us! Please share this wonderful news, contact your friends and family, and start making your plans. We can't wait to see you up here soon!
Yipee!! Leland High Sierra Snowplay is opening December 7th!
OPENING FOR THE SEASON!!!
Leland Snowplay is THRILLED to announce that we will be opening for the season this Friday, December 7, 2018, for what is already shaping up to be one of the best winters we've seen in years!
It has been snowing for much of the last two weeks, and we continue to augment what these storms have given us. It's looking awesome on the hill, and we are working overtime to make it perfect for your visit. The snow cats will be hard at work grooming the powder into the best snow tubing and sledding runs you can find. The Surface Lifts and our new Magic Carpet are in prime condition to wisk you to the Upper and Lower Mountain runs. The Lodge is warm and with delicious food and hot drinks waiting for you. And our Staff is eager to kick this season off!
It's been a long summer, but now it's time to enjoy a day in the snow! We invite you to make your plans now. Check out our newly redesigned website at www.snowplay.com for all the information you need to plan your Winter Snow Trip, including dates of operation, prices, weather, road conditions, and answers to common questions. If you can't find the answers to your questions there, we invite you to also visit our Frequently Asked Questions Google Page at www.sites.google.com/view/snowplay-facebook-faq. As a last resort, we ask you to contact us via Facebook, and we will direct you to the answers you need as soon as we can.
We can't wait to kick off this season! The Management at Leland Snowplay is looking forward to seeing every one of your smiling faces this winter. Please share this wonderful news, contact your friends and family, and make plans today for another season of SNOWPLAY!!!
POWDER DAY - OPENING DAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2018
It Was A First Chair Celebration - 7" New Snowfall
There's something truly special about First Chair of the season. Really though, even the second, third, fourth, and on and on are special when you get a Powder Day Opening Day. (Check out the photos)
In addition to the multi-day storm this week, we picked up another 7" of light, dry powder today with temperatures only reaching the 20's. Tomorrow is going to be incredible with untouched powder all over the mountain, along with mostly sunny skies and cold temperatures, keeping the new snowfall in pristine condition. Enjoy yourselves, this is what it's all about...
Tomorrow December 1st - DODGE RIDGE IS OPENING!! We are so excited! Call now to book your favorite winter vacation rental cabin!! 1-800-382-0334 or visit us at www.shadowridge.com
IT'S OFFICIAL - OPENING DAY SET FOR
Saturday, December 1, 2018
It’s official, following a great multi-day storm, tomorrow, Saturday, December 1 will be our opening day of the 2018/19 season. This past storm ended up delivering even more snowfall than originally forecast. Our base area picked up 17” since the multi-day storm began Tuesday evening and the summit picked up 30+”. We’ll get an exact measurement on the summit later this morning once Mountain Operations gets their final measurements.
For opening day tomorrow, we’re forecast to receive an additional round of snowfall with another 5 - 8” expected. This Saturday storm will be combined with much colder temperatures bringing the snowline down to the 4,000 ft. elevation. With the great snowfall already received and the continued snowfall in the forecast, we were able to make the official opening day announcement.
For opening weekend, as we get operations up and running for the season, we’ll have chairlifts 1, 3, 6, and 7 running along with the conveyor for children’s lessons. Check back with us later today to see what trails will be available for the opening weekend. This is exciting news and we can’t wait to kick-off the season with you tomorrow, Saturday, December 1 at 9am.
Book your children's lessons online https://www.dodgeridge.com/snowsports-school/childrens-lessons/
Book your Adult/Teen Lessons online https://www.dodgeridge.com/snowsports-school/adult-teen-lessons/
Give us a call at (209) 965-3474
Happy Thanksgiving from the Shadow Ridge Vacation Rentals Family!!
We are so Thankful for all of the wonderful guests who visit our beautiful cabins in the village of Twain Harte CA. We are especially Thankful for our awesome property owners who provide us with the nicest cabins around for your perfect vacation stay.
Thanks Dawn! Yet another happy Shadow Ridge Vacation Rentals customer...check us out now...you won't be disappointed!
From rustic to luxurious,
Our beautiful cabins in the village of Twain Harte
can sleep from 2 to 17 people.
You can choose a cabin with a large Spa or Fireplace, one overlooking the Golf Course or even a spacious 4 cabin compound on Twain Harte Lake!
We have Pet friendly cabins too!
Our Luxury accommodations and Gracious Hospitality will delight you!
yelp.com I've rented many cabins through this property management throughout the years and I've never been disappointed. All the cabins that I've visited have been clean, well equipped and best of...
✨SOUND ON🔈 Here is a short video by @raggedwoodproductions of our beloved course. Give him a follow for some awesome videos!! Come by and experience the tradition this weekend!! Open Friday- Sunday🎉 ⛳️ #thminigolf #twainharte #raggedwoodproductions #minigolf #mini #golf #tradition #fun #mytuolumnecounty #tuolumnecounty
uniondemocrat.com A large barn in Twain Harte edged out Universal Studios in Los Angeles as the setting of a winter promotional campaign for Zappos, one of the leading online retailers. A crew of 25 people flew from Las Vegas, where Zappos is based, for the photo shoot at Bennet Barn from
Wow! What a crazy and busy summer it has been! We just want to thank all of our wonderful guests who stayed with us this summer and we look forward to seeing you again next year. 🌲🌅
The Fireside Lodge is our beautiful new addition to the Shadow Ridge family of cabins! Located around the corner from Twain Harte Lake in a quiet ‘off the beaten path’ street that is easy to access with flat parking so it is perfect for all year around vacations!
The Fireside Lodge cabin!
March is looking like a great month for Skiing & Snowboarding!
FIVE AND A HALF FEET OF SNOW IN 3 DAYS!
This past weekend an amazing Sierra Nevada winter storm started on Thursday night and by Sunday morning it had dumped five and a half feet of fresh powder on the slopes of Dodge Ridge creating the best conditions of the season.
For this upcoming weekend we are expecting more wintery weather with several special events on Sunday, March 11, exclusively for current season pass holders, including a First Tracks early lift opening at 8:15 am, Bring-a-Friend Day and free demo skis, while supplies last.
Come on up and join us for more winter fun this weekend at Dodge Ridge- family owned and family loved since 1950!
🛷❄️SNOW IN TWAIN HARTE❄️⛄Tons of it! We woke up to 14 inches of new snow this morning and more to come later in the day! March Snowplay is happening now! Dodge Ridge Ski Resort & Leland Snow Play are both open with over 4 Feet of new snow ! Make your cabin rental reservations now by calling 1-800-382-0334 or visit us online at www.shadowridge.com
Book your cabin now!! www.shadowridge.com March Snow Play Vacations Sound Perfect!
SNOWPLAY MARCH MADNESS!!!
In the winter recreation industry, it is either feast or famine... and March is definitely going to start out as a feast of SNOWPLAY FUN! We are sitting on fantastic conditions, and are 100% open and in full operation to start the month, 10 am to 5pm, six days a week (closed on Wednesdays); please see our attached calendar and pricing chart for details.
In addition, the National Weather Service is predicting major storm activity over the next several days. We are anticipating "one of the more substantial snow storms in recent years" (per the NWS) and several feet of fresh natural snow by the weekend, on top of the 3 feet of (mostly) man-made snow we have been cranking out the last two weeks. Once the storms pass out of the region, we are confident that we will be sitting on the absolute best snow conditions we have seen this entire season.
Not only have we been giving you great tubing and sledding these past couple of weeks, but Dodge Ridge Ski Area (our neighbor just 20 minutes away) will be reopening this Friday for a Powder Weekend! Meanwhile, all of our local hotels, cabins, restaurants, and shops are primed to kick off this month in a WINTER WONDERLAND! There is no better time this season to plan your snowplay trip in Tuolumne County.
As a reminder, please pay close attention to your favorite weather app regarding the timing of these storms. Likewise, please consult CalTrans regarding evolving road conditions and chain controls.
EVERYONE in our Sierra Community is thrilled with the change in the weather we are experiencing. We are working hard to make something wonderful from this season that started so slow. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take advantage of this wonderful March Snowplay; you won't regret it. We truly hope you can join us soon!
Come on up for great March skiing at Dodge Ridge and book your cabin now at Shadow Ridge Vacation Rentals! call us at 1-800-382-0334
DODGE RIDGE OPENS THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 2
with A POWDER WEEKEND
After receiving a foot of new snowfall from the past week, this week's huge forecast is upon us. Yesterday we picked up 8 inches of new snowfall at our base area with cold temps in the low 20's and teens. We'll have a break in the weather today before the next round of snowfall arrives Wednesday evening. This next round will be a multi-day storm forecast to deliver snowfall totals of 3+ feet by Saturday morning with continued cold temperatures in the 20’s and teens. Forecasters are additionally indicating a very positive outlook for the following week of March 5 – 11 with a strong pattern in place for continued significant winter storms.
With the powder day conditions, we will have a majority of terrain open from base to summit with chairlifts 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7 scheduled to operate. Chair 8 will also run on Friday, but with a possible early morning delay as we dig out from the heavy Thursday Storm. All lifts are scheduled to operate on their regular schedule of 9am - 4pm. As always, please ski and ride with care and always ski and ride with a buddy and keep your buddy in view.
For additional details and updates on the forecast and operations, check out the Snow Report Page http://www.dodgeridge.com/snow-report/snow-report/
Way To Go Leland Snow Play!!
LELAND SNOWPLAY IS OPEN!!!
Thanks to the colder weather and the tireless efforts of your snow-making crew, we are back open today, and will remain open EVERY DAY through President's Weekend and Ski Week. We will be open using 95% man-made snow, and are looking forward to even colder temperatures and possible natural snow to start next week.
The big hill, kiddie hill, and lifts are looking great for the holiday weekend, but keep in mind that this is only because of our snow making efforts; the rest of the region remains largely snow-free and we don't have the snow coverage in the non-tubing snowplay areas. Check out the conditions and make your plans as soon as possible. Hope to see you up here over this holiday and special week of SNOWPLAY!
Great News for Presidents Holiday Week!
REOPENING FOR SNOWPLAY TOMORROW!
Leland Snowplay will be reopening tomorrow, Friday, February 16, for what is sure to be a busy Holiday stretch! We have every intention of being open EVERY DAY (10am to 5pm) through the weekend, ski week, and (hopefully) far beyond.
Check out the video; temperatures this week have dropped significantly, allowing our Snow-Making Staff to crank our tons of fresh snow. This will allow us to provide 100% coverage on all of our Larger Tubing Hills, the Kiddie Hills, and our Lifts/Tows. Using 95% man-made snow to start this holiday period, we are looking at great tubing and sledding conditions, and are looking at another boost from Mother Nature to start next week! However, because the Sierra's have received very little natural snow so far this season, please bear the following in mind BEFORE planning your trip:
- There is very little snow anywhere outside of our Snow Park. If you are planning a trip to the snow, but not to see us, you will be hard pressed to find any snow at the moment. We have snow only because we worked hard to make this weekend happen.
- Man-made snow is great for tubing and sledding, but we don't have the amounts of snow to provide the type of general snow play (snowmen, snowball fights, etc) we wish we could.
- Conditions are likely to change over the course of the holiday weekend. We are expecting temperatures to continue to drop and some additional snowfall from Mother Nature early next week. Although we are currently experiencing clear roads (no chains) and cold/sunny days, that is probably going to change. Please pay attention to your favorite weather app and consult the Cal Trans Roads Page for the most current information on road conditions.
Again, we are thrilled to be able to reopen for you. Our mountain communities have taken quite the hit this winter due to the drought, but we are working hard, and hope you will lend a hand in supporting our business, as well as our local hotels, cabins, restaurants, and shops. Every one of us stands ready (and well rested) to give you the best holiday we possible can. We hope you can join us to take advantage of every ounce of SNOWPLAY we can squeeze out of this winter weather!
Leland High Sierra Snowplay Inc
PRESIDENT'S DAY SNOW REPORT
Efforts Underway to Reopen for the Weekend!
Due to statewide drought and heat-wave conditions, we were forced to temporarily close almost a week ago. Conditions have changed slightly over the last few days, and as we near the President's Day Weekend, we are making every effort to REOEPN for the holiday. Please pay close attention to this and upcoming updates:
Temperatures have dropped enough over the last couple of days for us to start making snow again! Given the forecast, we are optimistic we can continue to make significant amounts of snow over the never several days, and are VERY hopeful (just shy of being certain) we can reopen before this holiday weekend. However, contrary to how you may interpret the evening news, we are NOT receiving any meaningful amounts of natural snow in the Sierra's (we need feet of snow, not inches). As a result, if we are able to reopen for this weekend, it will be on 95% man-made snow and the sleepless efforts of our dwindling staff to make that happen; i.e we will have the only snow around, and we will have to be judicious in how we use that snow to ensure the best weekend we can. The results will likely be 99% coverage and good snow-tubing / sledding conditions on the main hill, kiddie hill, and lifts/tows. The conditions everywhere else will remain largely bare; i.e. great conditions for snow-tubing, but not so great if you are looking for the type of general snowplay (snowball fights, snow angles, snowmen, etc) Mother Nature has given you in years past. This is simply reality as we put forth every effort to combat Mother Nature this season.
We want to get this update as soon as possible for people who are hoping for snowplay this holiday weekend. Again, although the drought continues, we are taking advantage of temperatures conducive to making snow this week, and are VERY optimistic that we will be able to reopen for this holiday weekend! Further announcements will be forthcoming throughout the week.
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