Ski season — and too much snow — hit the slopes in Southern California mountains – San Bernardino Sun


The Southern California ski resorts are ready for the winter-sport enthusiasts to climb the mountains. Now all the resorts need is a little less … snow.

Weather conditions were making accessing the resorts difficult Thursday, Nov. 28.

The roads to Mountain High in Wrightwood, which opened Nov. 24, required 4×4 vehicles to get there, according to the resort. Mountain High estimated it had received up to 24 inches of snow in this storm and said the West Resort was open.

Officials there were preparing for a “possible” weekend opening of the East Resort. The Yeti’s Snow Park will not open on Friday.

Mt. Baldy Resort, like Mountain High in the Los Padres National Forest, was closed Thursday and Friday because of avalanche danger, its website said. The resort was scheduled to open Saturday.

In the San Bernardino Mountains, all three routes to Big Bear — highways 18, 330 and 38 — were closed Thursday night. Highway 18 was open for downbound traffic. The good news is that road conditions were expected to improve as the storm moves out Friday night.

Snow Valley Mountain Resort in Running Springs was scheduled to open at 9 a.m. Friday. Officials there said 2-3 feet of snow had fallen between Wednesday and noon Thursday.

At Big Bear Mountain Resort,14 inches of snow had fallen during this storm, the National Weather Service said at midday Saturday. Snow Summit opened Thursday with Bear Mountain opening on Friday.


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