May 23rd, 2013 — California, Resort Reviews, Skiing, Snow, Snowboarding
Snow Valley Ski Area is located in: Running Springs, CA
Phone: (909) 867-2751
About the Resort:
Snow Valley Ski Area is a great place for beginning skiers and there are few resorts that really cater to this market as well as they have. If you are considering vacationing near Running Springs, this is definitely the resort to stop in. The management is terrific and the accommodations are truly top notch. Many people consider this resort to be the premier place to learn how to ski. There are also plenty of opportunities for more advanced skiers to have fun and 70% of the trails here are intended for intermediate or advanced skiers. The resort has done a great job of balancing everything out.
What You Need to Know:
The season here is pretty short, running from November through March. It is located in Southern California, so snow making is necessary. However, they do a great job of keeping the trails well maintained and we found everything to be well groomed. The entire resort takes up around 240 acres and there is a very long vertical for those that are a little more well versed in skiing.
There are eleven lifts that move well over 10,000 people every hour, and we didn't find that there was a long wait, even during the peaks season. The usual hours of operation are from 8:30am to 4pm, but they open a half hour earlier on Saturdays and Sundays.
Tips for Beginners:
As we mentioned previously, this is a beginner paradise. About 30% of the trails here are suitable for beginners and there is an entire learning center that was built to offer quality instruction. The terrain park is also a great place to get in some practice and lessons are held throughout the day. They are very good with teaching children to ski and the adult classes are also very beneficial.
The resort offers a special package for beginners that includes everything you'll need to learn, with your lift ticket, cost for the lessons and gear included. We found the lesson prices to be quite low, especially considering the quality of the instruction. All of the trails here are patrolled consistently and it's a very safe place to ski.
Full Day 1/2 Day Full Day 1/2 Day
Adult $40 $35 $40 $35
Junior $13 $13 $13 $13
Senior $26 $21 $19 $17
*Note: 1/2 day starts at 12:00
Tuesdays 2 adult for price of one. Family Pack (2 adults, 2 kids) is $79. Under 5 and over 70 ski free.
Adult Junior Senior
Ski Package $17 $13 $17
Snowboard Package $30 $30 $30
How to Get There:
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Snow Valley is 30 minutes from the base of the San Bernardino Mountains. Take the I-10 Fwy to Redlands and transition to Hwy 210 north to Hwy 330. Follow Hwy 330 up the mountain where it joins Hwy 18 in Running Springs. Snow Valley is just 5 miles east of Running Springs on Hwy 18.
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