Alta Sierra Ski Resort at Shirley Meadows is near Lake Isabella in Kern County and offers 600 feet of vertical descent, two lifts, and a small selection of runs including two beginner, three intermediate, and two advanced ski runs. Adult lift tickets are $37 a day. They have a Tube Park with an automated lift that will take you and your Tube to the top of the Tube Course. So, if there’s some snow, it could make for a fun day only a few hours from Ventura. Snow/Weather Forecast:
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Ski, Snowboard, or Tube at Alta Sierra (Kern County)
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From the Alta Sierra Ski Resort website:
“The Alta Sierra Ski Resort is located approximately one hour from Bakersfield, CA., in the Southern most tip of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The Resort is 7000 ft. in elevation and the weather can get very cold. You will want to dress in layers, with a water resistant jacket, pants, shoes or boots. We recommend that everyone participating in a snow related activity consider wearing a helmet. We offer a small selection of rental helmets on a first come first serve basis, or you can purchase one from our ticket office.

The ticket office is the first building on the mountain and will be your first stop. This is where you will purchase your passes, and purchase any items you may need or have forgotten. Please be aware if you are paying by credit card, we accept Mastercard or Visa. We do not accept American Express, Discover or Personal Checks. You will then proceed to the rental office to pick up your equipment. Be prepared to leave your drivers license which is required as a “deposit”.

Our Ski packages includes: boots, skis, and poles -$20.00 full day or $15.00 half day (starts at 12:30pm). The Snowboard package includes: Board and Boots for $35.00 full day or $25.00 half day.

Our prices for Friday’s are more economical than other days of the week. The Friday Special for children 12 yrs. and under is $50.00 and $60.00 for adults. This includes the lift pass, rental equipment, and a 1 hour lesson. If there are 20 or more in your group, I can give you a 20% discount which lowers the amount to $48.00 for adults and $40.00 for children 12 and under.

We have a charming warming hut that is the perfect place to come in out of the cold. Some people pack a lunch. However, we feel that our lunches are very affordable, and it’s one less thing for you to worry about. We offer breakfast items in the morning, burgers, hot dogs, soups, salads and more as well as a variety of drinks. There are tables set up for you to enjoy your meal inside or two fire pits with seating outside. The warming hut hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Be sure to arrive no later than 10:00 am to assure a close parking spot as well as rentals. You can check our web site: for our opening date and driving directions.

Finally, Alta Sierra Ski Resort is a family friendly resort and our goal in every department is to assure a fun filled memorable experience for all our guests!

We hope to see you on the slopes!” From the Alta Sierra Ski Resort website

Ski, Snowboard, or Tube at Alta Sierra (Kern County)
Ski, Snowboard, or Tube at Alta Sierra (Kern County)