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Spicer Road and Ebbetts Pass are open!

On 6/28/17, the Forest Service announced they had made repairs to Spicer Reservoir Road and that it is now open to the public for your paddling enjoyment! This is going to make for a great summer on the Hwy 4 corridor! Give SNAC Arnold a call at 209-795-9310×2 to make your summer reservations. Kayak, Canoe or SUP – your call! On 6/30/17, CalTrans announced that they had cleared the snow and made the necessary repairs to Hwy 4 and that Ebbett’s Pass is now open. Why not head up the hill and take the most beautiful drive in the world and explore the Ebbett’s Pass Scenic Byway this summer? Thanks Forest Service & CalTrans for clearing the way!

Paddling Season is Here!

We had a great Winter 2016/17 Season and are busy doing the switchover at SNAC Arnold. We’ve already received many of our 2017 Kayaks and SUPs, so if you’re looking to purchase a new Hobie Mirage Drive Kayak, now’s the time.  Thinking about stand-up paddling?  We already have our SUPs!  The lower elevation lakes are looking full – so what are you waiting for?  Boats and Boards arriving regularly….Happy Paddling!

Artists Make Plug Ugly Mine Disc Golf Course Beautiful!

Thanks to Adam Stanton for this awesome sign welcoming Disc Golfers to the new course in San Andreas. He must have heard about the Hwy 4 Disc Golf Artists who claimed 18 tone poles (recycled 7.5 gallon propane tanks) to use as their canvas for expressing what this course means. People will want to come out to Plug Ugly just to see the tone pole Art! We have professional Artist, Staria Stine with two beautiful tones “Be Inspired” and “Love Your Planet”. Tourney Players, Rob Cole and Teri Warnick and their families painted tones showing Black Bart, miners, fishermen, waterfalls and other scenes of the natural beauty that can be found in the area. There are too many great artists to name, but they shared their take on the cement plant, our local elephants at PAWS (the wildlife sanctuary in San Andreas), Basket Chains, Trees and leaves, Cala-veras (coke can style), Dis-Cover Calaveras, a wine barrel, of course, and many other Calaveras themed designs. Thanks also go out to Dan O’Boyle and Gary Herd of the Historical Society who are putting together a large sign giving us a historical perspective on the Plug Ugly Mine. What a Community effort this course has been! Come on out Labor Day weekend to check it out, and then play the Grand Opener on 9/10/16!

Spring is Perfect for Disc Golf!

Stop by SNAC Sonora, Murphys & Arnold for a great selection of everything you’ll need to get your Disc Golf game on. We stock Discs, Bags, Baskets and accessories. If you need a free map to any of our local disc golf courses – just ask! If you’re on the Sonora side, play the Three Links Course. In Murphys, check out Feeney Park and outside of Arnold, there’s White Pines. When the snow melts – head up to Bear Valley. Later this Spring we’re looking forward to finally getting to play in San Andreas at the new Plug Ugly Course. For updates, check out Hwy. 4 Disc Golf on Facebook. Play on!

SNAC is Getting Ready for Paddling Season!

As the Big El Nino winter season comes to a close at our local ski areas, SNAC Arnold begins the Spring Switchover. Paddling at the lower elevations is great for those who have their own kayaks, canoes & SUPs. Right now we’re in the process of putting away our winter toys, receiving our 2016 boats & boards and setting up the Kayak Showroom. If you’re in the market for a standup paddleboard – come see us as we have a great selection of sale SUPs in stock now! Our 2016 model Ocean Kayaks are in stock, so if you’ve been looking for a Malibu II, Scrambler or Nalu, we have ’em! More Kayaks will be arriving later in April and May and we’ll let you know when we’re ready to rent at SNAC Arnold!

What’s New this Winter at SNAC?

Skis & Boards 2015

Check out Mervin Manufacturing’s Lib Tech Men’s Snowboards & Women’s Gnu Snowboards. These are Made in the USA Boards! Pair Union Binding with Men’s and Women’s 32 Boots to round out your package. After renting and selling Rossignol Skis, Boots & Bindings for more than 15 years we know Rossi’s quality, fit and durability can’t be beat, and their prices are awesome! Looks like we’re going to have a big El Nino Powder year, worthy of new gear – so come to SNAC Arnold and let our Techs set you up!

SNAC Sponsors Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows!

Touring camp in Cordova with PNH Adventure.

Touring camp in Cordova with PNH Adventure.

On Saturday, November 21st at 6:30p The Warren Miller Chasing Shadows film will be aired at the Bret Harte High School Auditorium in Angels Camp. This is a great fundraiser for the AMA Youth Sports Program and also a chance to win some awesome prizes. SNAC has donated a Door Prize of a pair of Rossignol Ski & Bindings or Snowboard & Bindings (up to a $500 value!) and Bear Valley is kicking down a Free Mid-Week restricted Lift Ticket voucher for every attendee! What a way to start the big El Nino 2015/16 season! To purchase your $25 ticket visit

SNAC’s Post Labor Day Kayak Sale!

If you’ve been waiting to get a used kayak – wait no longer! SNAC Arnold is selling a few kayaks in varying condition now! If you’re in the market for a single – our best seller, the Ocean Kayak Scrambler is perfect for fishing & camping out of! We have one for $395 and one for $495 (regular price $599). Time to sell our #1 double, the Ocean Kayak Malibu II. Regularly sells for $679 , but we have one for $545 and one for $595! If you’re a little taller or bigger, opt for the Malibu II XL, regularly priced at $879. We have one on sale for $645 and one for $695. Used boats sell quickly, so if you’re interested, call 209-795-9310×2. Used kayaks come with seats and you get 10% off accessories for your boat at time of purchase. Happy Paddling!

Boats & SUPs For Sale

SNAC SELLS NEW & USED KAYAKS & SUPs! SNAC has one of the best selection of new kayaks and standup…..