The Storm Has Arrived - 3:21pm, 3/1/2015
Mother Nature adheres to her own schedule. Luckily our snowmakers stick to theirs. We turned the snowmaking system on at about 2 pm yesterday and it ran through this morning. We will fire it up again tonight to supplement the natural snowfall. That is how we will make sure you’ll find the best conditions for skiing and riding in Southern California at our resorts.
There is a saying about not liking Mondays, but from the way tomorrow is shaping up- what’s not to like? Mid-week powder days are the topic of conversation when looking back at a season and this one’s sure to come up later. Forecasters are sticking to their earlier predictions and talking about total accumulations of 10-12 inches by the time things wrap up. Sounds like Monday might be taking the title of Funday this week…
Don’t forget you can save money on lift tickets when you plan ahead. Purchase lift tickets 24 hours in advance through our website or by calling (909)866-5766 and save up to $15 per ticket.
Better Late Than Never… - 5:48am, 3/1/2015
Good Morning! We expected our storm to pull in overnight, but it looks as if things are really just getting going this morning. We did receive about an inch of snow as of 5 am and the National Weather Service has continued the current Winter Storm Warning calling for a 100% chance of snow today. Predictions are calling for snowfall totals in the area of 12 inches with locally heavier amounts. Snow should continue through the night and tomorrow with lingering snow showers through Tuesday morning.
So… Our storm had a schedule of its own, so did our snow makers- and they stuck to theirs. We made snow all night last night and we will continue into this morning with snowmaking taking place on a trail or two throughout the entire day. Our snow makers, groomers and Park Staff have been getting ready for this storm and will continue to work right through it to ensure you will find the best conditions for skiing and riding in Southern California at our resorts.
Lifts open up at 8 am this morning to a surface of machine groomed, packed powder. Have a great day!
Here It Comes…Are You Ready For Tomorrow? - 2:36pm, 2/28/2015
In a few minutes we will officially enter the Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service. The Warning takes effect today at 4 pm and is scheduled to stay active through 4 pm on Monday. Total snowfall predictions are varied, but it looks as though we will get at least 3-5 inches of natural snow with some estimates claiming we could see local accumulations between 1 and 2 feet! Tomorrow could be the powder day of the season. Where will you be?
At 8 am the place to be is going to be on the first Chairlift. There are no such things as friends on powder days- it’s first come, first served. You can catch up over a hot chocolate once you have had a chance to track things up a bit. Save time and get the most out of your morning by setting a few things up tonight. If you are going to be purchasing a lift ticket take care of it tonight. You can pick up your lift ticket at any ticket window and get directly on the lift without waiting in line in the morning. If you will be renting equipment you can go get outfitted and pick everything up tonight between 6 pm and 9 pm so tomorrow you will be stepping right onto the chairlift. Like we said, there are no friends on powder days and a little preparation the night before could mean the difference between fresh powder or not!
Has it been a while since you have danced in the powder? If so, why waste time pulling those muscle memories up from the deep? The way to get right on track in the powder is to take a lesson. Let one of our seasoned pros take you out, analyse your skills and help you build on them with some suggestions to improve your skiing both in and out of the powder. You’ll have more fun and thank yourself at the end of the day. Lessons may be arranged through our Snow Sports School or over the phone by calling (909)866-5766.
Don’t forget- if you just can’t pull yourself off the slopes this afternoon, there is no need to stop. Snow Summit will spin the lifts and light the slopes until 9:30 pm tonight. So get your fill- rest, rise and repeat!
Good Morning And Welcome To A Snowy Saturday - 8:38am, 2/28/2015
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Big Bear area which takes effect at 4 pm this afternoon and remains in effect through 4 pm Monday afternoon. The Warning calls for periods of snow showers with locally heavy snowfall for the mountains above 5,000 feet. Our snow makers have been at it every moment conditions have allowed this past week and it looks like they will be able to continue through this storm further ensuring you will find the best conditions in Southern California at our resorts.
We have more open terrain than any other SoCal resort with better coverage, better snow conditions, better features, better parks and better events. Your one ticket gets you two resorts. Why go anywhere else?
Get Ready for the Next Round of Weather - 2:37pm, 2/27/2015
Things are getting are very exciting around here… you can almost smell the storm coming. We are expecting another round of winter weather this weekend where we could get up to a foot of new snow. Nine inches of new snow was the final count from the previous round of weather last weekend and we have been making snow at an enormous rate ever since. It seems as though all your snow dancing is paying off.
Come play in fresh powder this weekend, and as always make sure that you plan ahead. Have chains in your car at all times, dress in layers of clothes to keep you warm and dry while plowing down the slopes, but most importantly, make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to get up here. Oh, and be prepared to tell your boss that you are snowed in so that you can get an extra day on the slopes. That’s a little cough you’re developing, right?
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