Although the Warners are in California, it's a bit of a drive for us Bay Area weekend warriors... but you can stop on the way in Lassen to get a short lap in (like we did)... or in Chico to sample some Sierra Nevada Brew straight from the source... wherever your priorities lie...
A few weeks ago, we were on our way up to the Wallow Huts in Oregon. We could go through Nevada, hit up the Ruby's... maybe go see how Terminal Cancer has filled in... But when the time came, we were told to go somewhere else. So we made our way north up to Cedarville, where our friend Dozier moved a while back.
So we left Oakland around 10 am, arrived at Lassen NP around 2 pm, skied in the moonlight off the shoulder of Brokeoff Peak around 6 pm, and arrived at Dosier's place around 2 am. After trying to soak in his wood heated hot tub, which was hovering at around 211 deg F... we bunked for the night.
Cedar Pass Ski Area (rope tow & T-bar... open weekends). Since we only had a half day to explore (we had to leave by 2 pm to get to Oregon by midnight), we did a few laps off of Payne peak and the ridge that runs north from there.
The Miley Bros had an extra day to explore the range and turned their attention to the Southern Warners, where the bigger peaks can be found. Here's Nick's pics... with some of the Southern Warner's pictured. And be warned, there is a pic of the G-funk junk... LINK
And here's what he had to say...
Below is the link to the pics from the Warner Range section of the road trip I just got back from. This place is not huge, but is worth the drive from tahoe as the terrain is packed w chutes, hits, cliffs, glades and steeps. There's a little ski hill on cedar pass that splits the range giving easy access to some goods. However, the real gems are in the southern range. However, access is an issue in the range... With the help of my buddy Ryan Dozier we did a day figuring out one access point. We'll definitely be back this season when they get more snow!