Based around the column "Trevor's Travels" published each Sunday in the San Bernardino Sun, with some detours along the way.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The first snow resort that people see when they come up the mountain is Snow Valley. It's the ideal place for people who don't want to drive any more - Big Bear is about another 20 miles further on. It's also the first place to feel the effects of the end of the season. It's mostly not a lack of snow but enthusiasm that causes the slopes to close. Snow Valley also suffers from the lack of a natural water supply and so making snow is more difficult for them. Although I'm not a skier, there is something sad at the sight of these slopes gradually losing their coverage together with the empty parking lots. Ah well, next year is around the corner.