By Michael P. Neufeld
UPDATE 2: Tuesday, January 24 – 3:55 a.m.
Running Springs, CA – Crews at Snow Valley Mountain Resort have been working to prepare the resort for a 9 a.m. reopening today (January 24).
The resort received 26-28 inches of new snow since Sunday triggering a closure on Monday but the resort should be open for business today.
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UPDATE: Monday, January 23 – 1:23 p.m.
Running Springs, CA – Snow Valley Mountain Resort — with 18 to 20-inches of new snow since Sunday — is preparing to reopen on Tuesday, January 24 at 9 a.m. The resort was closed on Monday due to extreme weather conditions due to the recent series of storms.
“We did receive close to a foot of snow before heavy rain showers began last night,” General Manager Kevin Somes posted on Facebook.
“Caltrans advised the public around 8:30 p.m. that Highway 18 between Arrowbear and Big Bear Dam was closed due to flooding. When there are tall snow berms, the road becomes almost like a canal and water levels quickly rise. While the storm changed over to 100% snow in the early morning hours, the roads remain treacherous,” Somes explained.
“Additionally, we’ve been experiencing very gusty winds and almost whiteout conditions,” Somes added.
THE DECISION TO CLOSE
“With those situations in mind, I made the decision along with our senior management team to not open today. I should note that besides Snow Valley three other local ski areas are not operating today,” Somes continued.
Somes noted that the safety of Snow Valley’s guests and employees is the resort’s top priority.
“It is our full intention to open Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.,” Somes stated, “but there could be delays due to road conditions, weather, digging out the ski area, etc.
“We appreciate your patience and your support of Snow Valley,” Somes concluded.
Individuals with questions, comments or concerns, should contact Somes directly via E-mail at email@example.com.
Running Springs, CA – Snow Valley Mountain Resort is closed Monday, January 23, due to extreme weather conditions.
“We apologize for the inconvenience,” Somes explained,, “but the safety of our guests and employees is our primary concern.”
Snow Valley plans to reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24.
“We have plenty of new snow and fun,” Somes added.