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'The Bachelor' Films In San Francisco: Ben Flajnik Takes His Ladies Skiing

  First Posted: 09/30/11 04:12 PM ET   Updated: 11/30/11 05:12 AM ET

We've been swooning over "Bachelorette" runner-up and Sonoma winemaker Ben Flajnik since he sparked rumors about a potential mayoral run.

Turns out the local hottie has bigger ambitions on his hands: to find the kind of love he wasn't lucky enough to discover last season. ABC producers decided to give him a second chance, and for the past week, the newest "Bachelor" has been spotted all over town with a camera crew and a gaggle of girls in tow.

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Our friends over at SF Weekly got their hands on some snapshots from a particularly amusing gimmick. Looks like the producers tried to turn Russian Hill into some sort of urban ski area -- on one of our hottest Indian Summer days of the year. At least the leading ladies could still impress him with skimpy outfits if their skiing skills left much to be desired.

Take a look at the shenanigans below, courtesy of photographer John Riley, who was lucky enough to stumble upon the scene:

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story suggested that this event took place on Nob Hill. Further scrutiny revealed that it took place on Russian Hill.
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