The Santa Sighting video from Bear Mountain Ski Resort is a real hoot! I don’t know who the boarder is, but he does a great job. Very Merry! I can’t even ride the rails and this guy is catching Xmas packages while doing stunts. Amazing!
Maybe Santa brought you those new boards, bindings or boots. Whatever, it’s a great time to hit the local resorts to try out your new stuff.
Bear Mountain is reporting mostly sunny skies with a high of 42; cool enough to keep those packed powder runs and that light, fluffy snow in the trees.
Sister resort, Snow Summit also reports an amazing blue bird day with excellent snow conditions and mostly sunny skies. Nearly every run is open at both resorts. Night session is every night through Jan. 1 from 3 to 9:30pm.
Mountain High reports that all THREE resorts are now open with plenty of terrain for every level of skier and snowboarder. Thanks to recent snowfalls and good snowmaking temps, the mid-winter conditions are great and all roads are open and clear.
Wrightwood was expecting mostly sunny skies with cool temps in the mid 30s and dry North breezes. Anyone trying to avoid the crowds should head over to the North resort where they will find 70 acres of lower-level terrain perfect for kids and families. Your single lift ticket is good at all three areas.
Bear Mountain says skiing today is going to be amazing. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, freshly groomed packed
powder runs and features.
Yesterday’s storm gave them up to two feet of new snow. Holiday rates are now in effect.
Snow Summit reopened today with 1 to 2 feet of fresh powder. Nearly the entire mountain is open with plenty of wide open runs for beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders.
it’s hours today and Friday are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night sessions are
every night beginning Saturday through New Year’s Day. Holiday rates are also in effect.
Hwy 330/18 the front
way to Big Bear is going to be closed for a while, but there are still two more ways to Big Bear. Take Hwy 38 through Redlands, chains are required on all vehicles except 4WD and AWD with snow tires, or go Hwy 18 the back way through Lucerne Valley, no chains required however chains are currently required in Big Bear.
Mountain High in Wrightwood has received two feet of new snow. The entire West Resort will be open today with the exception of Woodworth Gulch.
Tickets are still at regular season rates but will go to Holiday Rates on Dec 25th.
Night Sessions will take place tonight from 5 to 10 p.m. Off tomorrow.
Then back on Christmas Day through the remainder of the holidays.
The resort is evaluating the East and North resorts for a possible
opening. There is a very good chance the North Resort will open for
skiing and snowboarding in the next several days.
The East Resort is
great from the top down to about half way. The bottom portion still
needs quite a bit of work.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort really has become a winter wonderland. The resort reports a fresh
6″-10″ fell overnight and it is still snowing.
Up to a foot of new snow
is expected throughout today. When you add that to the storm totals since Friday, Mammoth has received an amazing 10 to 15 feet of snow!
The white powder allows the mammoth resort to offer everything from soft
powdery groomed runs to knee deep and chest deep snow.
But please take extra
precautions if driving up to Mammoth for the Christmas holidays. Thursday and Friday
promise Mammoth’s famous bluebird skies allowing areas like the top,
backside, Chairs 12 and 9 to open with miles of untracked
The resort’s current snow base is 10 to 16 feet deep with fresh powder, packed
powder, and machine groomed conditions. The temperature at Main Lodge at 8 a.m. was 24
degrees with 4 mph winds, at the top it’s 20 degrees with 18 mph winds.
All lifts are operating today, wind and weather permitting,
except for Chairs 9, 12, 13, 14, 20, 23 and The Upper Panorama Gondola.
Santa takes a ride at Bear Mountain Ski Resort, photo courtesy of Bear Mountain
Looks like it’s going to
be a white Christmas after all. Mountain High Ski Resort in Wrightwood is reporting 6 to 9 inches of new snow and forecasters predict the resort may receive another foot of new snow by tomorrow.
But the winds are very heavy, so Mountain High is going
to remain closed today and let the snow accumulate. It hopes to be
open first thing tomorrow morning.
Please check the snow report here
BEFORE heading up. As of right now all roads are open however chains or
4 wheel drive are required so if you plan to visit us, make sure you
Bear Mountain Ski Resort in Big Bear is open with a little fresh snow this morning. It reports 3 inches from last night. Today’s forecast calls for a mixture of
rain and snow while tonight’s forecast predicts 7 to 11 inches of new
As for road conditions, Hwy 330/18 the front way, and Hwy 38 thru Redlands
are closed. Hwy 18 thru Lucerne Valley is open with no chains at this
time, however we do expect that to change with increased snowfall.
in mind road conditions are in a constant state of change. Please check
the road conditions with Cal Trans and our reports before your visit.
As a new storm moves into Southern California, Mountain High Ski Resort is expecting several inches of snow by tomorrow. Look
for increasing clouds today followed by light snow showers this evening
above 7,000 feet.
Night skiing has been temporarily put on
hold because of the storm. The resort in Wrightwood will decide whether we
offer it this Friday or Saturday the day before.
The East Resort was scheduled to open this weekend, but the opening has been put on hold
indefinitely until snowmaking resumes or we receive enough natural snow
to open it.