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Bear Valley Mountain

Bear Valley Mountain

March 25, 2010 12:00 ET

Bear Valley Mountain and Dodge Ridge to Host a Ski Free Day

All Veterans and Active Military Personnel in Conjunction With "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" Ski Free March 30th, 2010

BEAR VALLEY, CA and DODGE RIDGE, CA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2010) -

Who:   Veteran and active military personnel
When:   Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Where:   Bear Valley Mountain and Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area

Bear Valley Mountain, in partnership with Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area, announced today that both resorts will honor all veterans and active military personnel on March 30th, "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day," with a free ski day. All military personnel with proper ID will receive a free all-day lift ticket.

"We are proud to partner with Dodge Ridge to offer this program to recognize our veterans and all those who serve in the U.S. military. We are pleased that the State of California has taken a step to officially welcome our Vietnam Veterans 'Home' with this holiday, and this free day is just a small token of our appreciation and gratitude for the years of dedication and service to our country," said Jon Mahanna, Mountain Operations Manager for Bear Valley Mountain and Vietnam Veteran, Chapter 391.

The idea for this program comes as a result of Governor Schwarzenegger signing the AB 717 on September 25, 2009, establishing March 30th as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day." Bear Valley Mountain and Dodge Ridge see this day as a time to recognize the men and women who put their lives on the line fighting for our country.

Family-oriented Bear Valley Mountain will operate Tuesday, March 30, 9:00am - 4:00pm. Other events planned for the month of March include $12 Tuesdays, Bear Valley's annual Slush Cup Race, Village Jam, Wine & Jazz and Season Pass Holder Appreciation Day.

Dodge Ridge is open for skiing and riding 7 days a week from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Dodge is rounding out the season with a wide variety of events for the entire family including a Skier/Boarder-Cross Race on March 27 and the Annual Pond Skim, Brewfest and Chili Cook Off on Saturday, April 3rd and Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 4th. 

About Dodge Ridge
Dodge Ridge is your all mountain winter sports area in the Central Sierra with downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing & snowshoeing. Located an easy 30 mile drive east of Sonora, on all-weather Hwy. 108, Dodge Ridge features 10 lifts, with 59 runs and 4 terrain parks spread over 815 acres and 1,600 vertical feet. Please visit for more information and to plan your visit today.

About Bear Valley Mountain
Bear Valley Mountain is the Northern Sierras' premier family winter sports and lodging location. Conveniently located on National Scenic Byway Highway 4 in the Northern Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, it provides 1,280 acres of varied terrain, more than 67 runs and two terrain parks, 1,900 vertical feet and 30 feet of average annual snowfall. More information is available at

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