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2013 ski season kicks off with cold temps in Southern California mountains

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The winter chill gripping Los Angeles and southern California is a perfect way to kick off the 2013-2014 ski season with Big Bear’s opening on Friday, December 6 and Mountain High opening the day before.

At Mt. Baldy, snow tubing opens Sunday, December 8. Lift number 2 has 90 percent coverage with plans to open December 14. The resort above Upland has been making snow with nighttime temperatures falling into the teens.

Big Bear

At Snow Summit, Chairs 1 and 2 will be open from top to bottom. This includes Miracle Mile and Summit Run. These trails vary in difficulty from lower- intermediate to advanced. Chair 8, the beginner’s lift, will also be open.

Visit the Big Bear Mountain Resorts website for current conditions.

Mountain High

Operating hours are 8:30am to 4:00pm. Night skiing will not take place this weekend but is expected to begin next Friday, December 13th, and continue 7 days a week through the end of the season. The North Pole Tubing Park is also scheduled to open Saturday, December 14th as well.

Visit the website for up-to-date information.

Mt. Baldy

Mt. Baldy’s lifts have been operating since 1952. Mt. Baldy’s lifts operate year round for hikers and bikers and includes concerts during the summer.

Mt. Baldy’s website has details on trail and lift operations.

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