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Where to see snow in Southern California?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by David Nguyen, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. David Nguyen

    David Nguyen Well-Known Member

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    My significant other and I would like to experience snow without actually going to a ski resort, as we can't afford to have the whole experience of renting a cabin and going skiing or snowboarding.

    I know its a strange question, but if anybody knows an alternative to driving 2-3 hours up into the mountains, then please enlighten me. [​IMG]
     
  2. Peter Kline

    Peter Kline Well-Known Member

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    Jack Briggs back yard? [​IMG]
     
  3. Francis Collins

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    Had you gone to Bear Mountain?
     
  4. David Nguyen

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    Nope, never been anywhere near the mountains - we're city slickers. [​IMG]
     
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    Try a snow cone[​IMG]
     
  7. Chris Derby

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    I know you said no ski resorts, but when it snows up in the (closest) mountains, this is where you will find it.

    These are the two easiest... Usually not amazing, but sometimes they get a really nice dusting.

    Wrightwood: www.mthigh.com

    Big Bear: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com
     
  8. Dennis Nicholls

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    It's sure depressing to see people asking where they can find snow, while I'm up here in Canada asking where I can go where there's NO snow!

    Ah...California dreaming...
     
  10. Khoa Tran

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    yeah Wrightwood, www.mthigh.com the closest...i have a season pass there =P

    it's about an hour drive from OC and you don't have to pay anything except gas and some lunch....just go up there and play with the snow on the side, just be courteous to us snowboarders because you guys aren't paying for parking....
     
  11. Ron Etaylor

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    During the holidays doesn't it snow every night on Main Street in Disneyland?
     
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    That's kind of like saying, "I'd sure like to see the ocean, but I'd rather not drive 2-3 hours to the beach..."
     
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    Make a weekend trip to nyc with your girly. No money eh? Not a bad idea to start saving up for next year.
     
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    Good thing I only live 10 mins from the beach then, right?
     
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    Yes it does, it snows little tiny soap bubbles. But, it does look very, very cool. Add in all the Christmas decor and lights and it's tough to beat.
     
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    Ha, right now it's California drenching. Lots and lots of rain. Thing is, it's a warm rain so I'd guess the mountains won't be seeing much snow from this Pineapple Express.
     
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    Actually, Mammoth Mountain got 16 feet of new snow from Dec 17-21. :)
     
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    This is funny seeing all of these smart comments...... People are so bored and selfish and useless..... The are a couple of options locally, to avoid the multi hour trips, traffic, etc... Drive above Beaumont, to Oak Glen, where there is snow when it's Get gets to the lower elevations, like tomorrow, and Mt Baldy is also an easier drive , but not tomorrow, and even Just going up the back side of big bear can get you into some beautiful snow without going all the way into town. Also check Lake Arrowhead, it's nice, and an easier drive than Big Bear as well. Have fun.
     
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    Strange, this thread. As Ron notes, right now we're being drenched in SoCal. Today, Los Angeles got pummeled with more rain. Now cold weather is making its way here (cold, that is, by SoCal standards). However, I did read in the Times that the snow level has declined to 2,000 feet. So, the snow is pretty close for an Angeleno seeking a winter wonderland without having to drive too far.


    So, Ashley, how did you manage to find this thread and resurrect it? (I mean, it has been seven years.)
     

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