What’s it like being at Snow Summit on the busiest day (Jan. 12, 2008) in the mountain’s 56-year history? To be perfectly honest, it was surprisingly pleasant.
As I clicked my boots into my skis, I felt the glory of the 18-inches of snow that had fallen the weekend prior. I then made my way to one of the chairlifts and was surprised at how uncrowded the place felt despite the fact that they had completely sold out for both day and night skiing. It was the perfect weekend to get to know the mountain better.
A mere two to three hour drive from the desert-town we call Los Angeles, Big Bear Lake is truly a unique Southern Californian luxury. According to www.bigbearlakecalifornia.com, Big Bear Lake is one of the sunniest places on earth, averaging about 300 sunny days a year.
That’s why Snow Summit and Bear Mountain’s snowmaking capabilities are so important. Regardless of how good the snowfall is, Big Bear Mountain Resorts spends millions of dollars every year on the top snow-making technology in order to cover their mountains with enough fluffy white flakes to satisfy an army of SoCal skiers and snowboarders who want everything Big Bear Mountain Resorts has to offer: sunny ski slopes, over 55 runs, 26 chairlifts, a lift ticket that allows you to go to both mountains, night skiing, lodge-like restaurants with four full-service bars and an impressive array of snowboarding jumps, jibs and pipes.
I would suggest you beat the weekend mountain traffic by leaving L.A. by 6 a.m., or play hooky and go during the week. Don’t forget sun block and a hat because you have about an 82-percent chance of it being a sunny day.
For more information, visit www.BigBearMountainResorts.com.
Article posted on 1/22/2008
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