Destination . . .Plumas County
Plumas County is much more than a winter resort. The unique hotels, B&Bs, and lodges that make up Plumas County are all historic and unique. They also offer enchanted evenings under the stars, morning runs and brisk walks. This makes Destination Plumas County stand out from the rest. There are events, activities, and relaxation for everyone to enjoy.
Chester Community Park has opened an ice skating rink. The rink offers 45-minute sessions at $5.00 per person and includes skate rental. Fridays, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturdays, noon – 4:00 p.m. Sundays, noon – 4:00 p.m. A firepit and heat lamps keep you warm while you turn on the ice. You can also roast marshmallows for s’mores, which is a must-have for every outing. They can also be used to warm up with cocktails or other beverages in the evenings. January through March www.lakealmanorarea.com
Take a ranger-led snowshoe hike off-trail and explore the wild and wintery Red Fir Forest at Lassen Volcanic National Park. The ranger-led snowshoe hikes are approximately two hours long and cover approximately one to two miles of moderately difficult terrain. The exact route may vary depending on snow conditions and other factors. To receive a free ticket (first-come), meet at the Kohm Yahm-mahnee Visitor Center at Lassen Park, at the Southwest Entrance via Hwy 36. The hikes begin at 1:30 p.m. Instructions on how to put on snowshoes are available. Visit www.grouphikes.com to schedule a group hike. https://www.nps.gov/lavo/planyourvisit/ranger_led_programs.htm. January through March For more information and conditions, call 530.595.4480
The Historic Longboard Racing Revival Series puts a vintage spin on skiing at Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl. In 1861, downhill skiing was first developed in Onion Valley between Quincy & La Porte. The goal is beat the 1867 1st-speed skier mark of 88mph, set by Cornish Bobon’s 12-foot-long wooden skis. This must-see event (and be there) is subject to snow conditions. It takes place at noon every Sunday from January through March. 530.832.4309. www.plumasskiclub.org.
Quincy, the Quincy Chamber of Commerce’s annual Groundhog Day, starts at 1:00 p.m. There will be mini-contests throughout the afternoon, with prizes. This includes”TheBach,” a bachelor/bachelorette auction; a chili cook-off; beer and wine poured; homemade goodies to taste; and vendors galore to delight any shopper. Chuck Wood, the world-famous groundhog, gives his winter prediction at 4:00 pm on February 4, 2023. www.quincychamber.com
The Almanor Foundation hosts the Chilly Chili Cook-Off. There are 15 chilis to try. Enjoy adult beverages, s’mores kits for just $1, live music from the local singing dentist, and a toque contest. All proceeds will go to the local ice skating rink. February 18, 2013, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. $10 for adults; $5 for children. Visit www.st-peter.com for more information https://almanorfoundation.networkforgood.com/events/49522-chilly-chili-cook-off
There are many snow activities to choose from. Cross-country skiing is available in most of the county. This includes traversing Chester Meadow, which is located in the shadows of Lassen Peak. It also offers cross-country skiing along the west shore trail at Lake Almanor, with open views of the lake and Dyer Mountain. Coppervale offers family-friendly, affordable downhill skiing. We also offer sledding and snowmobiling. You can enjoy the snow by simply walking out of your lodging’s front door and making snowmen, snow angels or engaging in a fast-paced snowball fight.
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