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A mere 30-minute drive from campus, with some of the best slopes in Southern California.
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25 minutes. From campus take Monte Vista Ave North. Continue North as it becomes Padua Ave. Turn right on Mt. Baldy Rd, and follow it through Baldy village until it dead-ends at the Baldy Ski Area parking lot. There are rarely enforced chain/4WD restrictions, but if there's fresh snow you'll often need chains for the switchbacks at the end of the road.
26 runs, 4 lifts, 400* acres, 1400'* vertical (5650'-7050'*).
Mount Baldy differs from other area ski resorts by offering not so much runs as mountainsides. Only one or two runs are groomed, but the sparse forests are perfect for making your own trails. They don't get much snow (bring your rock skis), but when there's coverage, there's no better place to spend an afternoon after classes. They often have a few jumps and jibs to play on, but there's not much of a terrain park.
It doesn't mention it on their website, but if you leave early they'll give you a voucher pro-rated by how many hours you skied.
*Acreage/vertical reported by the mountain's website are larger, presumably because they are for the property owned. The numbers above are from weather.com and represent the skiable area.
Snow Report: (909) 981-3344
Reservations: (909) 982-0800
Edited by (in order): OTL Staff, OTL Staff
Last updated: 05/25/2009