Mt Baldy, home to the steepest terrain and highest elevation in So-Cal, is bringing back their Virtual Season Pass this year for $119! ($84 w/ Blackout Dates)
For the price of 2 lift tickets you can have access to the sickest pow days in Cali all year long!
Check out their website: http://www.shopbaldy.com/AffLogin.lasso?AffID=ppwqhv4sqafk&StoreID=
They're also running a Beginner Season Pass for $49 which includes a FREE lesson and laps around the beginner run and park all season! So check it out!
I am just as anxious as everyone to ski Waterman this year and it is frustrating to see that each week some event or incident presents a new roadblock to it's opening; however, it is not the sole fault of Cal Trans (a State Agency) or the Forest Service (Federal Agency), and definitley not the City of LA. The truth is that the area is now similar to that of a battlefield or bombed out city. In early December Hwy 2 was open from La Canada to Wrightwood and I drove it (and posted a review on Skisocal.org). It is pretty difficult to describe how much destruction the fire caused.
It's probably too early to tell, but anyone know if there is any likelihood of Cal-trans clearing the roads to Baldy early Sunday morning, after this storm passes? Without 4wd, I'm not likely to make it up there without clear roads.
With the intermixed rain Baldy had yesterday and last night, I am curious to find out if the lower runs are/will-be open and/or skiable yet. Thanks in advance!
Today was a beautiful day to take a drive along Angeles Crest Hwy. It is now open from La Canada to Wrightwood, with some snow still at higher elevations. I suggest you get up there and check it out before this Sunday, as the approaching storm may bring conditions sufficient for it to close again very soon. The road crews are still working hard repairing areas damaged by the Station Fire. The Forest Service is patroling and making certain everyone know that, although the road is open, the forest land is actually still closed for vistiors due to safety concerns.
Check out the article in October 2009 issue of Skiing Mag: LA Story. There is a full feature article on Mt. Waterman, not just a breif quarter page mention, but a good history and summary of the mountain's life. Really looking forward to getting in some good days there in 2009/10! And, of course, really grateful that the fire didn't damage the ski area property. Mt. Waterman has endured a lot over the years--the place seems to be indestructible.