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Snow Valley Welcomes Skiers, Boarders and Sledders

By Angela Yap | Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:00 am

It is a winter wonderland at Snow Valley, which has been blanketed with 22 inches of fresh snow that fell during the Christmas storm.

The mountain skies are blue and Snow Valley is open for skiers, snowboarders, snow play and sledding.

“The 2019-2020 season is off to a fantastic start and we look forward to enjoying many fun days on the mountain,” said Kevin Somes, general manager of Snow Valley Mountain Resort. “Snow Valley offers something for everyone from sledding and snow play, to runs for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.”

The Edge Terrain Park and Rim Progression Parks are open, featuring jumps, boxes and rails. Both parks offer over 40 features.

Located only 20-minutes from Lake Arrowhead Village, Snow Valley has been the mountain’s winter playground for over 82 years.

Snow Valley is one of the last ski resorts in California that is family owned and operated. The management style is evidenced in having great customer service and caring staff throughout the resort.

“Snow Valley offers night sessions on Fridays, Saturdays and select holidays through mid-March,” added Somes. “Visitors can enjoy night skiing this week, Jan. 1 through Jan. 4.”

“We are from Santa Monica,” said Susan White, who visited Snow Valley on Christmas Day. “This is amazing, and it is so close to our home at the beach and yet we could be here in 2 hours and stay at our cabin in Lake Arrowhead. This is a cool place to spend Christmas Day.”

“This is our best holiday skiing experience here at Snow Valley,” said Probin Tuladhar from Los Angeles, who was skiing with his family on December 29. “We decided to return to Snow Valley because it is so much closer to Los Angeles than other ski resorts on the mountains.”

“I skied for three hours including the Slide Peak,” said Megan Bradley, who came home to Lake Arrowhead for the holidays from UC-Berkeley. “The fresh snow is amazing!” Slide Peak offers some of the steepest terrain around the trails. Skiers and snowboarders often comment on how Slide Peak feels like its own separate ski area.

Open daily at 8:30 a.m., Snow Valley offers a first-class ski school for all ages and levels to learn to ski and to improve their skills to the next level. 

Both private and group lessons are available and private lessons can be booked in advance by calling (909) 867-2751, ext. 135. 

The Children’s Learning Center offers lessons for all ability levels as well. Dedicated to ages 4-12, it focuses on a traditional skiing and snowboarding experience by emphasizing the individual, with small class sizes and by paying close attention to developing and improving skills.

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