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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:04 pm
 
We are looking for a snow play area close to San Jose bay area for our
3 year old daughter. We dont have any plan to do skiiing or
snowboarding or take any classes. This trip is mainly for our daughter
to play around in snow for some time, maybe do some slides with tubes
etc. One option we have is to go to Lake Tahoe area. But that seems a
bit overkill for what we are trying to do. Also a 2-3 hour drive will
be better for a day trip.

Thanks a lot for your help.

-Dipu
 
sally
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:04 pm
 
"PeterL" <po.ning@gmail.com> wrote in news:1168470573.886548.321810
@p59g2000hsd.googlegroups.com:
Quote:
However, with the severe cold front coming in, they are predicting snow
in Sacramento. So you may get snow in the Santa Cruz mountains.

We may get a couple of inches of snow around Castle Rock State Park tommorow
(Thursday). The park is near the intersection of Hwy 9 and Hwy 35. You'd
better head up there as soon as you see the snow, since it will likely melt
within 24 hours.

Mount Hamilton and some of the east bay peaks will probably also get snow,
though access to these is more difficult than to Hwy 35 on the peninsula.

Other than that, head out I-80 into the Sierra foothills. Some of the snow
areas are less than 3 hours from San Francisco.
 
PeterL
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:33 pm
 
dipum...@hotmail.com wrote:
Quote:
We are looking for a snow play area close to San Jose bay area for our
3 year old daughter. We dont have any plan to do skiiing or
snowboarding or take any classes. This trip is mainly for our daughter
to play around in snow for some time, maybe do some slides with tubes
etc. One option we have is to go to Lake Tahoe area. But that seems a
bit overkill for what we are trying to do. Also a 2-3 hour drive will
be better for a day trip.

Thanks a lot for your help.

-Dipu

Unless you rent your own snow machine, there is nothing within a 1 hour
drive of San Jose.
 
PeterL
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:09 pm
 
PeterL wrote:
Quote:
dipum...@hotmail.com wrote:
We are looking for a snow play area close to San Jose bay area for our
3 year old daughter. We dont have any plan to do skiiing or
snowboarding or take any classes. This trip is mainly for our daughter
to play around in snow for some time, maybe do some slides with tubes
etc. One option we have is to go to Lake Tahoe area. But that seems a
bit overkill for what we are trying to do. Also a 2-3 hour drive will
be better for a day trip.

Thanks a lot for your help.

-Dipu

Unless you rent your own snow machine, there is nothing within a 1 hour
drive of San Jose.

However, with the severe cold front coming in, they are predicting snow
in Sacramento. So you may get snow in the Santa Cruz mountains.
 
Robert
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:21 am
 
<dipumisc@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1168459449.904009.208050@i39g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
Quote:


We are looking for a snow play area close to San Jose bay area for our
3 year old daughter. We dont have any plan to do skiiing or
snowboarding or take any classes. This trip is mainly for our daughter
to play around in snow for some time, maybe do some slides with tubes
etc. One option we have is to go to Lake Tahoe area. But that seems a
bit overkill for what we are trying to do. Also a 2-3 hour drive will
be better for a day trip.

Thanks a lot for your help.

-Dipu

Cottage Springs on Hwy 4 near Arnold.


Leave early. great inner tube hill

Bob
 
Calif Bill
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:01 am
 
"Robert" <sabu77@comcast.net> wrote in message
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Quote:

dipumisc@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1168459449.904009.208050@i39g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...


We are looking for a snow play area close to San Jose bay area for our
3 year old daughter. We dont have any plan to do skiiing or
snowboarding or take any classes. This trip is mainly for our daughter
to play around in snow for some time, maybe do some slides with tubes
etc. One option we have is to go to Lake Tahoe area. But that seems a
bit overkill for what we are trying to do. Also a 2-3 hour drive will
be better for a day trip.

Thanks a lot for your help.

-Dipu

Cottage Springs on Hwy 4 near Arnold.

Leave early. great inner tube hill

Bob


Up towards Dodge Ridge on 108 is probably the closest big snow area.
 
Icono Clast
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:17 am
 
dipumisc@hotmail.com wrote:
Quote:
We are looking for a snow play area close to San Jose bay area

The closest thing I've ever found to a San José Bay is Saint Joseph
Bay on the Gulf Coast of the USA.

There's a sub-urb of San Francisco called San José.

Quote:
This trip is mainly for our daughter to play around in snow for
some time, maybe do some slides with tubes etc. One option we have
is to go to Lake Tahoe area.

Out in California not far from San José are mounts Hamilton and
Diablo that, according to some reports, might be getting some snow in
the next few days. Also near that town is the Santa Cruz Mountains
where it sometimes snows.

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Brian K
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:31 pm
 
On 1/11/2007 7:17 AM Icono Clast wrote:
Quote:
dipumisc@hotmail.com wrote:
We are looking for a snow play area close to San Jose bay area

The closest thing I've ever found to a San José Bay is Saint Joseph
Bay on the Gulf Coast of the USA.

There's a sub-urb of San Francisco called San José.

This trip is mainly for our daughter to play around in snow for
some time, maybe do some slides with tubes etc. One option we have
is to go to Lake Tahoe area.

Out in California not far from San José are mounts Hamilton and
Diablo that, according to some reports, might be getting some snow in
the next few days. Also near that town is the Santa Cruz Mountains
where it sometimes snows.

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Wherein, Dion Warwick asks the musical question: "Do you know the way to
San Jose?" :)

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ls
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:57 pm
 
Icono Clast wrote:
Quote:
dipumisc@hotmail.com wrote:
We are looking for a snow play area close to San Jose bay area

The closest thing I've ever found to a San José Bay is Saint Joseph
Bay on the Gulf Coast of the USA.

There's a sub-urb of San Francisco called San José.

Sub-urb? San Jose is 45 miles south, has 200,000+ more people and is
about 175 square miles, compared to San Francisco's 46. Not exactly a
suburb.
Asking about the San Jose bay area works. It's just like asking about
the South Bay area , North Bay area etc. etc.

Quote:

This trip is mainly for our daughter to play around in snow for
some time, maybe do some slides with tubes etc. One option we have
is to go to Lake Tahoe area.

Out in California not far from San José are mounts Hamilton and
Diablo that, according to some reports, might be getting some snow in
the next few days. Also near that town is the Santa Cruz Mountains
where it sometimes snows.

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Icono Clast
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:14 am
 
ls wrote:
Quote:
Icono Clast wrote:
dipumisc@hotmail.com wrote:
We are looking for a snow play area close to San Jose bay area
The closest thing I've ever found to a San José Bay is Saint Joseph
Bay on the Gulf Coast of the USA.

There's a sub-urb of San Francisco called San José.

Sub-urb? San Jose is 45 miles south, has 200,000+ more people and is
about 175 square miles, compared to San Francisco's 46.

See sig.

Quote:
Not exactly a suburb.

UhHuh. How often do you see questions about sub-urbs? San Francisco
is among the most asked-about places in this forum; San José among
the least and most of those are about getting somewhere else, usually
here, from its airport.

Quote:
Asking about the San Jose bay area works.

UhHuh. And on what map in what atlas is it found?

Quote:
It's just like asking about the South Bay area , North Bay area
etc. etc.

You are apparently unaware that South Bay, and its area, is about
four hundred miles from San Francisco, not quite as far from San José.

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SMS
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:45 pm
 
dipumisc@hotmail.com wrote:
Quote:

We are looking for a snow play area close to San Jose bay area for our
3 year old daughter. We dont have any plan to do skiiing or
snowboarding or take any classes. This trip is mainly for our daughter
to play around in snow for some time, maybe do some slides with tubes
etc. One option we have is to go to Lake Tahoe area. But that seems a
bit overkill for what we are trying to do. Also a 2-3 hour drive will
be better for a day trip.

Thanks a lot for your help.

-Dipu

Go to Yuba Gap off of I-80.

"Yuba Gap south side of I-80 at Yuba Gap exit in Nevada County. Snow
play area, cross-county ski trails. No snowmobile activity. No overnight
parking and no busses <sic> allowed. No parking on entry road."

You'll need to buy a $5 Sno-Park day pass.

It's 2.5-3 hours, all freeway other than the last mile. They have a
little cafe there, restrooms, etc.

"http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/pages/1233/files/snoparks.pdf"

I've been there a couple of times. It can be very crowded. Not sure if
there is any snow there now.

It's been a bad snow year so far, so you may need to go to higher
elevations to find snow. You could try somewhere up on Old Highway 40,
near Norden. Maybe out behind the Sierra Club lodge
("http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/lodges/ctl/brochureW.pdf"). Anyone
can go into the lodge, and they have XC ski and snowshoe rentals, though
check if they have really small snowshoes. The good thing about the area
of the SC lodge is that there is usually snow up there even in low-snow
years. They ask for some sort of donation to use their trails, I think
$5. Parking is free. I don't know about tubing, but they have some small
hills out behind the lodge.
 
ls
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:03 pm
 
Icono Clast wrote:
Quote:
ls wrote:
Icono Clast wrote:
dipumisc@hotmail.com wrote:
We are looking for a snow play area close to San Jose bay area
The closest thing I've ever found to a San José Bay is Saint Joseph
Bay on the Gulf Coast of the USA.

There's a sub-urb of San Francisco called San José.

Sub-urb? San Jose is 45 miles south, has 200,000+ more people and is
about 175 square miles, compared to San Francisco's 46.

See sig.

Not exactly a suburb.

UhHuh. How often do you see questions about sub-urbs? San Francisco
is among the most asked-about places in this forum; San José among
the least and most of those are about getting somewhere else, usually
here, from its airport.

Asking about the San Jose bay area works.

UhHuh. And on what map in what atlas is it found?

It's just like asking about the South Bay area , North Bay area
etc. etc.

You are apparently unaware that South Bay, and its area, is about
four hundred miles from San Francisco, not quite as far from San José.

Surprise... another San Franciscan with a superiority complex.

Quote:

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sally
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:00 am
 
fyi - there is snow in the hills this morning: an inch or two along the
higher sections of Hwy 35 on the peninsula and a little more on Mt. Hamilton.
The weather is warming up and it will probably be gone by tomorrow.
 
Icono Clast
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:39 am
 
Avoiding the facts . . .
ls wrote:
Quote:
Surprise... another San Franciscan with a superiority complex.

When you've been consistently among the top two favorite cities in
the known universe, it's hard not t'be. The other? Sydney.

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Don Kirkman
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:40 pm
 
It seems to me I heard somewhere that Icono Clast wrote in article
<45acb521$0$4883$88260bb3@free.teranews.com>:

Quote:
ls wrote:
Icono Clast wrote:
dipumisc@hotmail.com wrote:
We are looking for a snow play area close to San Jose bay area
The closest thing I've ever found to a San José Bay is Saint Joseph
Bay on the Gulf Coast of the USA.

Asking about the San Jose bay area works.

UhHuh. And on what map in what atlas is it found?

It's just like asking about the South Bay area , North Bay area
etc. etc.

You are apparently unaware that South Bay, and its area, is about
four hundred miles from San Francisco, not quite as far from San José.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Bay_(San_Jose,_California)

[Start]
The South Bay is a subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area, California,
United States and is roughly synonymous with Silicon Valley and the
Santa Clara Valley.

Note that in Southern California, "South Bay" refers to South Bay, Los
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Angeles.

The South Bay includes:
San Jose, California
Santa Clara County, California
Silicon Valley
Santa Clara Valley
Sunnyvale, California
[Stop]

From Craig's list: >s.f. bayarea | san francisco | south bay | east bay
| peninsula | north bay
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