Beware of Falling Snow: You will want to be mindful of the snow levels we currently have and the potential for snow to fall from rooftops. Snow coming from rooftops can travel 20-30 feet from buildings--keep your distance from buildings with accumulated snow--especially buildings with metal roofs (which is how most of Serene Lakes cabins are constructed.) Snow can come off roofs very forcefully, unpredictably and at great distances.
In 2020, A 14-year-old boy was saved after snow fell off the roof of the Serene Lakes cabin his family was renting. Truckee Fire Protection District responded to a 911 call after family members couldn't find the boy. Family members said the boy was playing in a 'snow cave' next to the cabin for several hours and never came back inside.
Firefighters and paramedics arrived on scene and immediately suspected a roof avalanche and began probing the debris at the bottom of the roof. Crews were able to locate the boy with a probe and recovered him alive about 5 feet under the snow after several hours had passed.
Bear Awareness - We have a rather persistent bear hanging around Serene Lakes looking for food. The bear has been seen at multiple locations, and it has also gotten into vehicles, open garages and cabins. We contacted Megan O'Connor with California Fish and Game, who provided us with the following guidelines to help discourage the bear from sticking around. Remember: A garbage bear is a dead bear.
The three most effective methods for effectively deterring bears and most wild animals are: removing food sources, using scent deterrents, and hazing. Click Here to see more information regarding deterring bears.
If you don’t lock your cars, it sounds like you might have a problem. No food wrappers, stale cherrios, etc should be in cars, period.
Please report every incident involving bears (entering cabins, cars) at this website as they need documentation before anything might be done. Please take pictures and notes.