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Snow Summit has received 6+ inches of fresh snow and we have also been making snow since early last night. We have packed powder conditions and the snow coverage is good on Miracle Mile, Upper Summit Run and the Bear Bottom Beginner Area. Today’s forecast calls for even more snow, and the snowmaking looks favorable for the rest of the week. Although high wind warnings are in effect, Big Bear is not typically affected as we are not in the passes or canyons where the strongest winds occur. With this inside slider snowstorm combined with around-the-clock snowmaking, we will be opening more lifts and runs soon.
We are kicking off the new year with fun on the runs on machine groomed packed powder. Snow flurries have begun this morning and our snowmakers have been taking advantage of the cold weather and making lots of that fun white stuff the past few days. The forecast calls for more chances of snow tomorrow with highs expected in the 30’s. Come enjoy excellent conditions and get your new year started off right! We recommend using Hwy 38 (through Redlands) or Hwy 18 (the back way through Lucerne Valley). Hwy 18 thru Lucerne Valley and Hwy 38 thru Redlands are open with chains required on all vehicles except 4WD and AWD vehicles with snow tires. Hwy 330 is closed below Running Springs. There is a detour through Lake Arrowhead with chains required however this route is much longer and not recommended. All vehicles must always carry chains when traveling in the mountains during winter months.
Snow Summit and Bear Mountain purchased over $500,000 in new snowmaking equipment for the 2010-2011 winter season. Today we unloaded a delivery of the latest technology snowmaking fan guns to make more quality snow at the earliest date possible. Each resort’s snowmaking system can convert about 5,000 to 6,000 gallons of water per minute into snow, which is a stream flow that would fill up a back yard pool in just 5 minutes! Traditionally our target opening day is the Thanksgiving holiday, weather permitting. Our crews are preparing for the cold weather and setting up the new fan guns. We’ll let you know as soon as we charge up the lines! Learn more about snowmaking.