Snow Valley Mountain Resort
- Jack Northrop, world-renowned aviation designer, builds the first "sling lift" in San Bernardino Mountains.
- Prior to its construction, people were forced to hike up the hill in order to ski down.
- Skis weighed nearly 20 pounds and were roughly eight feet long.
- Originally named "Fish Camp" for the pond located nearby (located at the top of Chair 5); the hill quickly became a favorite among the few locals who knew how to ski.
- Norwegian ski jumper, Sverre Engen, opens "Fish Camp" as a commercial ski area complete with food concession and ski rentals.
- Under a "Ski Permit" granted by the U.S. Forest Service, Engen constructed a small lodge and remodeled the sling lift for the increasing number of visitors.
- Snow Valley installs the latest technology snowmaking fan guns, which replace compressed air type snowmaking guns.
- Water cooling towers were installed which reduces snowmaking water temps from 49 degrees to 37 degrees.
- Snow Valley's base area Chalet is remodeled to provide for more user-friendly food and beverage guest service.
- Rick Redin is appointed as Snow Valley's Operations Manager. Rick had previously worked for 23 years at Mount Snow Resort in Vermont. Throughout his employment at Mount Snow, Rick worked a variety of different positions including his most recent position there as the Maintenance Manager.
- Snow Play proven to be a growing success, Snow Valley enhances its Snow Play area with snowmaking and more terrain.
- CLAWA (Crestline Lake Arrowhead water agency) and water pipeline approved, Snow Valley continues to move forward.
- Two new Bombardier snow grooming machines have been purchased.
- Four new snow making fans added.
- New tractor with mower to enhance trail maintenance.
- Kevin Somes joins the Snow Valley family as Marketing Manager.
- New conveyor lift purchased for the Children's Learning Center.
- Rick Redin appointed General Manager.
- The terrain park is renamed, "The EDGE."
- Snow Valley continues to move forward with regards to the CLAWA project, continuing the permit process and working closely with the United States Forest Service.
The first Saturday of October Snow Valley supported a day in honor of FIRST RESPONDERS. Thank you so much. My grandson is becoming a CERT first responder. I've been on board for 2 years. On October 14th they hosted the Pine Cone Festival. Way to go Snow Valley.
So I live in the area of this resort so I come here often. It's a very family friendly place and all the people who work here has always been so friendly and polite! It's so much fun and a great place to spend your day. I'd highly recommend going to Snow Valley!!
This is a good place to go snowboarding if you have no where else to go. The price is fair. We went in February and the slopes were very icy. The staff was not very friendly, they made rude comments to us and multiple other people. It's not a terrible place, but I've been to better.
I honestly enjoyed my time last winter I was here, I'm preparing to go here once again this upcoming winter. The service here is great and so are their prices. I booked classes for myself and my 2 kids which they enjoyed, and the prices for classes beats any other prices around.
Excellent family resort. The staff are incredibly friendly and try to make your experience great. The location and price can't be beat when you consider how quickly you can get to this resort. Now, this isn't Jackson or any other world class resort. This is a place for families to come enjoy themselves without breaking the bank. It's also a perfect place to learn. Give this place a shot, you won't be disappointed.