Snow Valley

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Overall
3.7

A small family-friendly resort with a good mix of terrain, Snow Valley is less than 2 hours drive from Los Angeles and makes for a great day trip. The resort doesn't see many crowds, most likely since there is no lodging nearby. Conditions also tend to vary as it has a lower elevation than nearby Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Nevertheless, this laid-back resort is great for those looking for a quick ski fix and even offers night skiing on Fridays and Saturdays.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Snow Valley vs
Snow ValleyBear Mountain
beginner14 %42 %
intermediate47 %39 %
advanced32 %3 %
expert7 %16 %
total runs28 38
ski area240ac 748ac
summit elevation7,841ft 8,804ft
total lifts12 13
child lift ticketFree $40
adult lift ticket$79 $99
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall52″ 58″
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Snow Valley Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 3 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Superb!4.8 / 5Apr 28, 2018
Arek H. Arek H.
advanced snowboarder
As of new local down here in Southern California I've been going to this Resort for the past 2 years. Has a lot of touches of what I grew up with when I lived up north the smaller mom-and-pop feel that the skiing and snowboarding Community originally grew up on still alive and well at this Resort. Everyone has knowledge everyone is laid- back.... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Apr 28, 2018
Helene F. Helene F.
advanced skier
This resort is my backyard playground, here in sunny, Southern California. Despite a very dry year, the snow surfaces team created magic to allow skiing with virtually no natural snow. The resort also installed a high speed six pack chair last summer allowing you to reach the top of the mountain in about 5 minutes. As always, the amazing staff... More
Good!3.9 / 5Nov 30, 2017
BWBranden W.
expert snowboarder
Family friendly, great for beginners, and great for advancing skill level. This resort has a friendly staff and a amazing learning center. The food is great. Over all, great place.... More

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