As I do about twice a week I drove up to Snow Valley ski resort to see what’s going on and it is always well worth the lovely drive up to the site on Hwy. 18.
Snow Valley is busy, both on weekdays and particularly on weekends when most people drive up through Running Springs, pass the small community of Arrowbear Lake, wind around a few interesting curves on Hwy. 18 and then find a space in Snow Valley’s huge parking lot. It’s a lovely drive and well-worth the 15 or so minutes it might take from Running Springs.
Many years ago the local ski area began the process of making snow when it’s needed. Prior to the equipment at the site if there wasn’t snow the ski area couldn’t open. The ability to make snow for many ski areas has been revolutionary and while it’s expensive, it’s worth it. Since Running Springs had a snowfall a few weeks ago there’s plenty of natural as well as man-made snow on the slopes.
For new skiers or snowboarders who want to get more familiar with skiing or snowboarding there are always employees who can (and do) give great lessons in both skiing and boarding. For children 4-12 years old they can take advantage of the children’s learning center. Adults aren’t left out either because, for those who want to learn how to ski or snowboard there are patient and talented ski instructors who will probably help take away the panicked look on new skiers and boarders.
Before I left Snow Valley earlier today I talked to some of the skiers and they all told me they were (or had) a ball on the slopes. They also said they love, love, love Snow Valley.
For information or for a toll-free snow report call (800) 680-SNOW (7669). You can also look for information on Facebook, Twitter or You Tube.
Come on up to the beautiful San Bernardino mountain ski area called Snow Valley. I guarantee you’ll go home with great memories and you’ll want to come back up again soon. The food and drink in the cafeteria and bar area will help your day in the mountains be even more memorable.
If you need gas for your car or other services stop in Running Springs or Arrowbear Lake which are located on Hwy. 18 about five miles south of the well-known ski area. Local services include food, gasoline, lodging, a small but great market, restaurants and many other services.
Come enjoy the day (or days) in the Running Springs area communities. We’ll be happy to see you and hope you’ll make our communities a frequent destination!