Mt. Waterman Ski Area needs your help!

Attention Skiers/Snowboarders......
Mt. Waterman Ski Area needs your help!

Mt. Waterman is one of the last family owned ski areas around and the closest resort to us here in Los Angeles. They reopened last year after being closed for many years, if you haven't been you really need to check it out. They have great terrain and an old school feel. They are getting amazing snow this year but no one has been able to take advantage of it yet because there is too much snow!

CalTrans has not been able to get the road open yet due to all the snow and does not have a timeline for getting it open. Resorts like Mt. Waterman need to take advantage of every opportunity they have to be open and make money ensuring the viability of the resort for following seasons.

Please take a moment to click on the link below and fill out the form asking CalTrans to get the road open as soon as possible. Pass this on to every skier and snowboarder you know.
To make it quick for everyone here is the info I entered:

State Highway Number - 2

California County - Los Angeles

Town or City Nearest - La Canada

Nearest major cross street - Pacifico Mountain Road

Direction of Travel - Eastbound

What time of day did you notice this problem? - 12 noon - 1 pm

Please select the type of Maintenance Service from the drop down list: ROADWAY-Flooding, Drainage

Please describe the geographic location and description of the problem (Required):
Please clear the road to Mt. Waterman and Newcomb Ranch as soon as possible. Thank You.

Don't forget to enter your email address.


Re: Mt Waterman Ski Area Needs Your Help

This is the response I received via email from Caltrans:

Sergio Torres to me:

Dear Citizen,

Thank you for your recent e-mail. We appreciate your concern for keeping our freeways throughout Southern California safe and clean. The Area Superintendent and Supervisor responsible for maintaining this region have been notified and will investigate your concern. Once completed, maintenance will be scheduled for cleanup or repairs as soon as possible. We really appreciate your vigilance and interest in protecting your roadways!

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

Route: 2
County: Los Angeles
City: La Canada
Cross_Street: Pacifico Mountain Road
Direction: Eastbound
TimeofDay: 12 noon - 1 pm
Problem: ROADWAY-Flooding, Drainage
Location: Please clear the road to Mt. Waterman and Newcomb Ranch as soon as possible. Thank You.

Crest Highway

It's not just a matter of clearing the snow from highway 2. There are huge portions of the road blown out and rocks slides. Although it does looks like it could open in a month or so. check out the news release from cal trans: