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Snow Valley Mountain Resort

35100 State Highway 18
909-867-2751

About Us:

1924:
 - 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.

1937:
 - 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.

2000:
 - 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.

2001:
 - 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.

2002:
 - Snow Play proven to be a growing success, Snow Valley enhances its Snow Play area with snowmaking and more terrain.

2003:
 - 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.

2004:
 - 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.



Reviews

Mike Web

Rating:
Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
Thay opened a bike park. So I decided to come check it out. The park is great and the staff is very friendly. I had a good time and will be back.

John Macatee

Rating:
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
Wow, I haven't skied in years and had the best time!! I must say the facility, organization, quality and quantity of top of the line rental equipment was terrific. The staff was terrific, all friendly and helpful. My granddaughter was enrolled in the children's classes, she got a little scared, however the staff was great, Tricia, was especially helpful and made all the difference!! She completed her class and we will all be back! I had the best time! That new chair lift is really great!!

K Parks

Rating:
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Perfectly placed so you don't have to drive to far for other bear mountain. Definitely good for beginner to intermediate level... Good for kids... Food and beer is pricey though like an amusement park... Lift tickets are pricey on weekends, so in essence you're going to pay about a hundred per person for snowboarding one full day... So if you got the cash to throw around, v have some fun snowboarding with friends. Good luck

Michele Root

Rating:
Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
Great place not too far from home to spend a day in the snow. Decent prices.

Young Zheng

Rating:
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Their price is the lowest price among Big Bear Area. The stuff is friendly and patiently. I signed up for a learning class, instructor John is very nice and ask us to teach him how to say ban knees in Chinese, so that he can instruct us better. I really enjoy skiing here, although I cut my finger at the most steep route. Please remember wear gloves when you skiing!~

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