Snow Valley

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  • Don't waste your money

    Nov 29, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 1st ski area on your way up the mountain
    Cons: least amount of snow and lifts compared to others in Big Bear

    Summary: I live in Redondo Beach so Big Bear is the closest mountain for snow. Only about a two hour trip. I suggest that you make your way up to Bear Mountain or Snow Summit and skip Snow Valley. Snow Valley is the first area for ... read more

  • You get what you pay for and Snow Valley is a deal!

    Dec 16, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Small resort with inidivualized attention, great for beginners and Bargains!
    Cons: crappy snow, not many runs unless sllide is open

    Summary: I grew up in Lake Arrowhead and have skiied Snow Valley many times. I have since moved to Colorado in search of bigger and better mountains. But I will always value my first times at Snow Valley. Yes, it is rather small, and yes, there are a TONSof ... read more

  • A whole lot of fun!!!!

    Feb 27, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wide open area; nice and friendly employees
    Cons: none

    Summary: Me and my family just came back from a fun weekend from Snow Valley. The trip itself is not that bad since we are coming from San Diego. Its about 2 1/2 hrs. This is my first time so I was a bit apprehensive. My husband knows how to ski but our kids are ... read more

  • Snow Valley Rulz!!!

    Dec 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: good snow
    Cons: there are no cons

    Summary: snow valley is the best now because they have new machines for making snow, the conditions are great, and the have cheap prices, so go to valley and dont drive an extra hour or pay more, just go to valley. they even have a skate park, nobody else ... read more

  • Snow Valley Sucks!

    Apr 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: none
    Cons: Terrible service

    Summary: I'm from Hawaii and go to Southern California about once a year during the winter season to visit relatives and snowboard. I've been to Snow Valley several times before and although the conditions there aren't the greatest, I've had fun there in the ... read more

  • Great when there is natural snow!!

    Dec 30, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: close to L.A.
    Cons: close to L.A.

    Summary: NONE of the Southern California ski areas can be compared to Mammoth or any of the Tahoe-area resorts. They are all relatively small, the snow is rarely good, and TONS of people head up on the weekends, making them way too crowded. Of all the ... read more

  • Worth it for locals, not for tourists/travellers

    Dec 17, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: close to LA, San Diego, relatively cheap
    Cons: Doesn't get much natural snow, not very big

    Summary: I grew up at the base of this mountain so I've had plenty of opportunities to board at Snow Valley. Although Snow Valley is a decent resort for its size, I would not recommend it to anyone travelling or to anyone in search of mammoth-quality resorts. ... read more

  • snow/skateboarders paradise

    Dec 15, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: caters to skateboarders and snowboarders
    Cons: very small, tends to get very icy

    Summary: sure, snow valley has icy snow conditions, and the place is small -- but how many resorts have you seen with both a snowboard park and skateboard park? snow valley used to be skier friendly, but now follows the 90s trend toward snowboarding -- it's main ... read more

  • Not Worth The Money

    Dec 2, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: none
    Cons: its a bad resort

    Summary: Granted, the conditions in Southern California aren't great, but they can be much better than the slopes of Snow Valley. Snow Valley is the smallest, and worst of the So. Cal resorts. It is usually not groomed well, and the trails are nothing to write ... read more

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  • Ok for the Price

    Feb 21, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheap, not crowded - good for beginners
    Cons: Cheap, Very small

    Summary: Snow valley is cheap, and that's the only reason for coming here. Let's face it, it's small and ghetto. The day that I went, there was only one blue run available besides the terrain park. We rode it ALL DAY. On the plus side, I'm still just ... read more

  • Great when It has Mother Nature to help

    Jan 24, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Closer then Big Bear. Slide Peak moguls when open. Great for entry level skiers.
    Cons: Very confined , awful when crowded. Backside needs lots of natural snow. Slow fixed lifts

    Summary: Snow Valley is the first place you hit on the way to Big Bear. More of a open mountain with minimal treeline style runs. Snow Valley has somewhat declined of the past decade, a unique area, but unable to match the growth of it's competitors. I always ... read more

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