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The Cal Alumni Association Transfers Ownership of Pinecrest Chalet to 2014 Matthew Trust

December 2, 2019

Effective December 2, 2019, the Cal Alumni Association’s Pinecrest Chalet will operate under new ownership. The Chalet will continue to operate as a year-round mountain resort. All current bookings and reservations will be honored under the new proprietorship.

Pinecrest Chalet is located in Pinecrest, California, in the Stanislaus National Forest. The town of Pinecrest is home to Pinecrest Lake, Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, and the Cal Alumni Association’s Lair of the Golden Bear family camp, all approximately a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Pinecrest Chalet offers 23 cottages and chalets, and is a unique venue for weddings, family reunions, and retreats.

Founded in 1952 as a rustic three-story dorm room with a separate kitchen, the Chalet has grown considerably over the past 60 years and has hosted thousands of guests from around the world. Today, each free-standing chalet has a full kitchen and sleeps up to 14 guests, and more intimate cottages provide cozy accommodations for two to four people.

The Cal Alumni Association acquired Pinecrest Chalet in May 2009 as a complementary property to its neighboring Lair of the Golden Bear summer family camp. Chalet guests can purchase daily passes to the Lair for dining and activities, a benefit 2014 Matthew Trust plans to continue as a service to longtime Lair enthusiasts.

For more information about Pinecrest Chalet’s new ownership, contact (209) 965-3276. To make a reservation, call (209) 965-3276 or visit Pinecrest Chalet’s website at