Southern California Ski Trip

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The AARBF Southern California office hosts an annual ski trip weekend with generous support from China Peak Resort and the Bakersfield Firefighters Burn Foundation. This event is held during the month of March and is open to 25 burn survivors, ages 7-17 years old. The ski trips are an opportunity to learn a new skill, feel a sense of accomplishment and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.  Our goal is for each participant to experience a traditional fun-filled weekend of laughter, games and s’mores with their friends.

This trip begins at 10:00 AM on Friday morning and returns Sunday at 3:00 PM. Ski and snowboard lessons are generally provided by the resort. A small fee, typically $5, may be required. This event is staffed by AARBF personnel and fully-screened volunteers. 

When snow is not available, this activity is converted to a day trip which can include ice skating or tickets to a professional hockey game.  

Packing List:

  • Sleeping bag/Pillow
  • Extra blanket
  • Pajamas
  • Jacket
  • Warm clothing (see below)
  • Shoes and a pair of slippers
  • Beanie
  • Sunglasses
  • Snow boots
  • Toiletries
  • Bath towel
  • Extra socks
  • Snow pants
  • Gloves

We MIGHT have extra snow clothes, although it is not guaranteed. If you don’t have snow clothes, please try and borrow some, or look at thrift shops for them. Warm clothing includes: sweatshirts/hoodies, long-sleeved shirts/thermals, thermal pants, & t-shirts.

Note: Please do not bring anything expensive, or that can be damaged or stolen. AARBF is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged articles. Electronics are only allowed in the car, and not at the event.


  • Bakersfield
  • Southern California

**Angel Flight may be available with one month’s notice prior to registration. Contact staff in February in case you would like to register.**

Watch for this weekend trip to return in March 2023.

*Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation has decided to convert our 2021 SoCal Ski Trip into a virtual program this year. However, as we gear up for this event, we hope you enjoy this awesome video on how to make homemade skis at home.

*For more information on attending the Virtual Statewide Ski Trip, please contact Margarita Rodriguez at or 818-848-0223×16

For more information, please contact Margarita Rodriguez at or 818-848-0223 Ext. 16.