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download 2014-2015 Buckhorn Application Form in MS Word format

download Our Club Poster in Adobe PDF format

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The Club is a backcountry/off trail resort for downhill skiers, snowboarders, and cross-country skiers. Our dwelling is a frozen in time 1950's ski lodge that's run along the lines of a co-op. The lodge is a two story rustic hut that sleeps up to 40 people with full kitchen facilities. Buckhorn has a gripper tow that gives you access to over 40 acres. Low cost memberships are available. Once members learn the open & close up procedure, they have year round use of the lodge. We have pool parties, beach parties, canoe trips on the Colorado River, hikes to a 60' Kodak moment waterfall, low cost trips to Mammoth, a yearly weeklong trip to a ski resort out of state, and whitewater rafting on the Kern River. The rafting equipment is supplied by members, so members only pay for camping and meals (contact us for more details). To try out our resort costs $20 per adult for lodging, while children, 16 years old or younger, are no additional cost. You must sign a waiver of liability.

Please note, this Buckhorn site will remain (unchanged) for a while as we prepare our new site.

Please visit our new Buckhorn site at: Buckhorn Lodge
for breaking Buckhorn Ski and Snowboard Club news and information.

Or, take a look at our FaceBook page at: SkiBuckhorn
Or check us out on Wikipedia at: Buckhorn_Ski_and_Snowboard_Club

Buckhorn Calendar of Events 
  • October 29, 2016: Halloween and Winter Cleanup
  • November 22, 2016: Warren Miller Show, downtown LA
  • December 11, 2016: Christmas Party at John and Kathy S.'s home
Notes from the Board

2016-2017 Membership Dues
Annual membership dues are ... due! We will have lots of expenses in the coming year. Please send to treasurer Bob M. at:

3134 Killybrook Lane
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626-2614

The membership form can be downloaded from this web site - click the link on the left. Full membership: Family $175. p/yr.; Single $125. p/yr.; Social: Family and/or single is $75. p/year. Send dues/roster changes to Bob M.

Gripper T-Shirts - We have unique T-shirts for sale - "Get a Gripper" with Buckhorn's ski trail map. T-SHIRTS , LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS, SWEATSHIRTS. Place your order with Russell D. for T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and sweat shirts with our three official Buckhorn designs. Colors are khaki and white, please specify size. Very nice and unique and only $15. For more info., call Russell D.

"Get A Gripper"

Comments from the Board -
1) Please always complete a lock up check list. This must ALWAYS be done when closing up. We have had items left unlocked or open and we need to know who needs help!!
2) If you need a new Lodge Proceedure please call or email Rod and he will send you one.
3) Every guest MUST sign a release form. NO EXCEPTIONS. Insurance requirement!!!
4) Mobile equipment that is used on the road or elsewhere other than for exclusive Buckhorn maintenance and rescue is owner's full responsibility for liability and insurance. Our insurance does not include any personal cars, bikes, snowmobiles, etc.

Parking Passes - The Forest Service is now requiring us to post the Adventure Pass when parking outside of Buckhorn property. They will be issuing new passes to us so make sure your dues are paid up so we can foreward one to you.

In the Pines

The Lodge from Above

Hangin Out!

Fun with Friends by the Lodge Fire

The "Dummy" Team

 What's Happening

2017 Skiing Trip: We are planning next year's week trip.

Buckhorn Ski Video - Here’s a little Buckhorn video that my son Sören and his friend Patrick put together: Buckhorn_Ski_Video - Tim W.

2016/2017 Mammoth - The Buckhorn 2016/17 Mammoth weekends are being planned. The condo sleeps 13 people and has three bathrooms. The bus stops at the condo and takes you to the mountain - you don't have to use your car to get to the ski area. Also, you are two blocks from several restaurants and the Von's Grocery Market.

Buckhorn Mountain Topkoverfest

Powder and Smiles!

Boarding at Buckhorn on January 22, 2005

Web, Flyers, Cards ... Business cards are complete with the following beautiful picture of skiing at Buckhorn to advertise our web site.

First Tracks at Buckhorn

Call Rod R. if you would like some cards. The web site has been revamped and we are going to be using it more for schedules, announcements, and communication. If you have pictures or info, please send to: The Buckhorn phone is no longer in service. Click on the Club Poster link (in the left column) to download "The Buckhorn Club Poster" in .pdf format.

The Bunny Hill - February, 2006

More February, 2006 Skiing

The Lodge Four Days Before Christmas

Skiing Buckhorn on January 29, 2005

Winter, 2005

More on What's Happening

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Do you like to ski, snowboard, water ski, cross-country ski, hike, canoe, or do other outdoor events? Would you appreciate free passes and discounted prices for all of the above activities? Would the use of a cabin in the mountains, big enough for a family or group (it sleeps 40) appeal to you? Would you enjoy the company of other fun families and singles for snow ski trips, ski programs, bike rides, water ski trips, and parties?

If you answered YES to any these questions, the Buckhorn Ski/Snowboard Club is for you! We are a non-profit group of enthusiastic families and singles from Southern California who operate our own ski area in the San Gaberial Mountains high above Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Carl N. at Buckhorn

Our members pay nominal yearly dues and receive unlimited lodge use and special skiing discounts. By acting as a group and working together we are able to enjoy many extra activities at minimal expense! We want to expand our actvities, so we invite you to grow with us! We are sure that you will agree that the above benefits, for both winter and summer, are too good to miss! As a member, you can enjoy the privileges of our lodge and ski area, the use of free equipment for cross-country skiing, our own Bunny-Slope for kids and beginners, yearly trips to famous ski areas (Colorado, Canada, and France have all been past destinations), monthly weekend trips to Mammoth, and seasonal events and parties.

If you have any questions or would like to "check us out" please send an e-mail or send a letter to:

Buckhorn Ski/Snowboard Club
3134 Killybrooke Lane
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-2614

To Send New Content for the Web Site: - If you have additional content for this Buckhorn web site, like photos, information, stories, links to other sites, etc., please email to

Directions to the Lodge
Travel north on the 5 freeway. You will pass the junction of the 5, 101, and 10 freeways, but stay on the 5. Next you will pass the Harbor freeway 110. At this point, start looking for Route 2 to La Canada. Go north on the 2, which eventually goes to an off ramp. Turn left onto the Angeles Crest Highway. The Lodge is about 37 miles from this point. When you pass the Newcomb Ranch restaurant/bar you have about 7.6 miles to go. Next, watch for the sign marking Cloud Burst Summit, elevation 7018 feet and you'll be 1.3 miles away. Start looking for the Buckhorn Campground sign. At this point, you're ¼ mile away. Now look for the Buckhorn Ski Club sign on your right. If it's summer, drive through the gate. If there's a fair amount of snow on the ground, park across the street in the parking strip. REMEMBER WE'RE BETWEEN WATERMAN & SNOWCREST SKI RESORTS. Just some more help: Look at the small white highway signs, placed every couple of hundred feet on both sides of the road-- the ones with the little reflectors. The Lodge is just past the 58.33 mile marker. If you get to any sign higher than 58.45 you have passed it. If you're coming from the Riverside area, please note that the road from Mountain High is closed when the snow gets too deep.

Buckhorn Directions

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