Mt. Baldy

6700 Mt Baldy Road, Mt Baldy , CA (Driving Directions to Mt. Baldy)
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Mt. Baldy Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 4 Beginner
  • 8 Intermediate
  • 8 Advanced
  • 6 Expert
Mt Baldy has been around for over 50 years. Take a step back in time where things move at a gentle pace. Located just 14 miles North of the 210 Fwy. in the City of Upland, Mt Baldy is the largest, closest, and best mountain in Southern California. It has 2100 vertical feet of terrain and over 400 skiable acers.

This ... year Mt Baldy has added a ski and snowboard park that will be open this year by the end of November. We have many more jumps, rails, boxes and wild features to get your mojo pumping. Mt Baldy is also proud to announce the long awaited completion of our 7 million gallon snow making reservoir. This means bigger and better snow coverage throughout the season. If you haven't been to Mt Baldy in a while, now is a great time to come check us out!
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Mt. Baldy Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Mt. Baldy Operations

Status

Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 4

Weekday Hours

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Trails Open/Total

0 of 26

Weekend Hours

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Mt. Baldy Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

6,500 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

2,100 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

8,600 ft

Mt. Baldy Ski Pictures and Photos

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Mt. Baldy Reviews & Tips (84)

It was fun. I learned not to go when it has not snowed and if it man made snow because it is more is then snow and it really hurts when you fall and is harder to make turns for a beginner.
Mt. Baldy review written Dec 30 2013 - 03:07 PM
 
Naomi Beginner Snowboarder
its all about telegraph n down through ice house canyon and coming out at the start of the switchbacks thats where you find the rush,or big butch,either way,bearmt. summit, snow valley ,mt.high doesnt offer no real sking its more like going down fair ways on a golf coarse.and be treated like your every move is being watched by the corporate ass wipes that dont know shit on there serveilance cameras .as for you wimps the owners at mt.baldy are very knowledgable and have run this mt,for many many years without any problems its been passed down in the family,so if you dont have anything good to say get the fuck on down the mt, and dont come back,its been a great 36years without having to deal with weekend kooks. keep burning the killer skunk and say no to corporate butt horns ,,san clemente to mt baldy rocksaa
Mt. Baldy review written Apr 02 2013 - 07:05 PM
 
mick m Advanced Skier
I learned to ski at baldy, and the mountain is great, when it has snow. unfortunately it never has snow. Also to all those complaining about the staff, the reason they dont have quality employees is the rampant wage theft, that and they dont give their employees breaks, also many times the employees will be there for hours after their shift because the management was to high or drunk to remember to schedule people for the rest of the day. I would love to ski there, but i would rather hike a mountain to ski than give the owners my money.
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 01 2013 - 09:06 PM
 
Allen Advanced Skier
Had a great time at Baldy this Tuesday Feb. 28th. I was the first skier on the lift. I got in about eight runs before lunch. Ate , then took a hike for an hour. I was back in LA before Traffic starts around 3:30...
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 28 2013 - 10:14 PM
 
Chef D. Scherer Advanced Skier
Don't purchase the learn to ski/snowboard package as the lesson is only an hour long and you don't learn anything. Also, if you have kids, you'll need to purchase the lift as well in order to go up with the kids otherwise, they won't be able to take the lesson. Very misleading.
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 25 2013 - 05:06 PM
 
TD Beginner Snowboarder
The good: Excellent costumer service, people are really nice, great attitude and genuine. The beginner slope was actually really nice, though short. I spent a good amount of time there teaching my sister how to board. The bad: Other than the beginner slope, there's not much to talk about. Snow coverage on the advance runs were very thin, my board were scratched a good amount (though most of them not very deep). Getting out of the chair lift can be tricky too because the immediate hill is not very even. Overall: probably wouldn't go back unless a big storm had just passed. Though may not be as bad for beginner.
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 04 2013 - 02:57 PM
 
Cindy Intermediate Snowboarder
Forgot to add that the parking attendant on 1/21 was rude and uninterested in customer care and service. Parking is free, but come on....a bit of a smile and courtesty isn't too much to ask?! Rest of staff fine, altho' lacking in information about some basics. Like temp @ top of mountain, what time it was etc. T.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 24 2013 - 04:30 AM
 
T. Intermediate Skier
Surprisingly uncrowded on 1/21...a Holiday! The lifts are very slow and the ride down without skiis a FRIGHT! For those of you with height issues/fears....don't go to Mt. Baldy. The 2 runs open were pretty good. Need to keep your eyes open for small rocks in the midst of all the runs. Beautiful warm and sunny day. How long will the snow last? T.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 24 2013 - 04:25 AM
 
T. Intermediate Skier
I went on 1/2/13 for MLK day with my son. Snow was sparse and lift #1 wasn't open to ski down to. Not that I would have anyway because the lifts are incredibly slow. There were really only 2 runs open and for the most part it was an excellent day. The sun was shining there was enough snow and no lines. The ticket price was ok for what you get.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 23 2013 - 04:16 PM
 
Brian Advanced Skier
This place is awesome. There is nothing to complain about, and even with a little snow its fun! Keep it a secret because the best part is that no one goes here.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 21 2013 - 10:53 PM
 
Chris Intermediate Snowboarder
1st time ever to Mt Baldy. Went on a Wednesday so there was no one there. Winds were howling and it made the 15 minute chair lift from the parking lot a little uncomfortable. I can see this place being quite fun midweek after some serious snowfall. As for the conditions this time? Mostly rock hard packed pow and ice. My board got beat up pretty bad after a run on the fire road when half the trail was less than an inch or two deep. I would definately go back after a snowstorm!!
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 20 2013 - 12:21 AM
 
Steven Intermediate Snowboarder
Took the kids who ski and board- fun family day. A little unusual with having to lug your stuff to the top, but not bad. Free parking, free ride up if you buy a ticket. Early in the season so not much open but NO WAITING in lines. So, great for the kids to practice and get used to being on the snow again. My tip: The Yacht club "restaurant" is open to anyone if you pay the "extra" to order off of their menu. BUT their menu is better- and sandwiches include fries etc. SO, overall, you pay less and get table service. Try that. We'll be back as we like the chill vibe!
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 02 2013 - 02:21 PM
 
Meg Advanced Skier
Snowcat skiing is off-trail, downhill skiing that is accessed by a snowcat instead of a ski lift. Snowcat skiing is essentially about skiing in a natural—albeit highly selected — environment without the effort or gear compromise required for hiking into these areas as in ski touring or ski mountaineering. The service is less expensive than heliskiing and is more environmentally friendly than heliskiing
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 02 2013 - 02:12 PM
 
Joe Advanced Snowboarder
will someone please tell me what "Cat Skiing" is? is it just like it sounds? Im really curious....
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 02 2013 - 02:07 PM
 
Sheena Intermediate Snowboarder
Getting there early was a superb idea. Plenty of room to practice and teach my friends who were first timers. The staff was super friendly and helpful and the snow was great. Icy at a few parts but we had good cloud coverage and so there was several times where new fresh snow kept landing. A few cons but not too many Summary Pros: - Short lift lines - Great for beginners - Small crowds, easy to avoid people and be avoided - Great food quantity and pricing - Plenty of good powder and not much ice until the last hour or so of the day Cons: - Limited runs to early season - Beginning slopes have limited options for jumps and tricks - Can get sunny very quickly if weather doesn't hold well Overall, its better for beginners than Mountain High and Big Bear
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 02 2013 - 01:54 AM
 
JJ Beginner Snowboarder
I've gone several times but always after a good dump of mother nature. Just like any other resort in so cal, don't go at the end of the season when we hardly have any snow at any local mountain and then complain about the bad runs! This is Cali not Colorado or the east coast that get lots of snow. Best time to go is after a nice storm like the one we just had. And about the staff, well all the local resorts hire young teenage people, what do you expect? My advise, never pay full price, none of the resorts in Cali are worth the full price. But for the deals i've gotten on this website, can't complain.
Mt. Baldy review written Dec 17 2012 - 09:11 AM
 
Mary Intermediate Skier
The re-occuring theme, " It's not the mountain..." it's the family that thinks they own the mountain that hires punk a** kids trying to be cool, They will give you dirty looks and lame service becuase they are still trying to be cool "highschool forever dude!" The the owners, not the kids are to blame, they are the ones that cannot control their staff and are ruining what could be a great thing. Get rid of the cool guys and girls get some real people in there and you will have something great. Otherwise, this mountain is stained by poor ownership and the smell of a teen spirit staff.
Mt. Baldy review written Apr 17 2012 - 01:39 PM
 
Mike Advanced Snowboarder
rude staff
Mt. Baldy review written Apr 17 2012 - 01:16 PM
 
Ted Beginner Snowboarder
Took my 8 year old intermediate skier this weekend, and the trip was a huge waste of time. I knew only one lift was open, but the conditions were completely unskiable. Taking money from people to ski that day was a total rip off, and they should've kept it closed. We had absolutely no glide and ended up pushing ourselves downhill. Went back and got my money back from the ski rental after two tries down the unskiable slope, but had still wasted the gas money and the liftopia ticket money. Do not bother going up unless there is a huge snow dump.
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 06 2012 - 03:06 PM
 
E.N. Advanced Skier
When this place has a good dump of snow and all lift are open it's one of the best. Great trails! 2012 has been bad. Only the beginner trail is open and tubing traffic crowd make it hectic. Let's pray for some more snow soon! Last year was awesome!
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 19 2012 - 10:00 PM
 
Joe Advanced Snowboarder
El niño is Baldy's best pal best terain in so cal if it is covered, that being said even if it is bring the rock board and bs ready to p-tex after the best conditions. If it dumps this is where you want to be the day after, if not don't waste the time and money.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 12 2012 - 10:15 PM
 
Pow chaser Advanced Snowboarder
I agree with Tsao Ling. I still wouldn't have gone if they paid me and I wish I read these reviews before, but I haven't been to any SoCal mountains yet. When we got to the "snow", my friend and I actually ended up walking up to the top of the only run to what we thought was a chairlift that would take us to more than a 2" base of slush. It sounds stupid, but from just looking at the run there is no way anyone can consider that a run. We said fuck it, packed our shit and got some good night boarding in at Summit for only 15$ more. Even if you are a beginner don't take the 20$ offer. You won't learn until there is actually some snow there.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 01 2012 - 08:49 PM
 
N.S. Intermediate Snowboarder
Just simply don't waste your time and stay away. Spend the money and make the drive to go else where. I can not believe how unorganized and ancient this place is. Safety seems to be a foreign concept to them. Most of the crowd that was there was there for the tubbing area. In order to get to the tubbing area people need to walk across the one and only run that is open. When going through this area you need to dodge tons of pedestrians, including a ton of little kids. Some of these kids were throwing rocks in the snow area where you snowboard and it scratched the bottom of my board. Need less to say, I was less than happy about this. The staff was not very knowledagle and not very willing to help you at all. The locker area very small in you need a ton of quarters for the lockers. If you do decided to try it, inspite of my advice, go with very low expectations and two rolls of quaters. Also, please email me to let me know how it went, chili4@yahoo.com.
Mt. Baldy review written Dec 31 2011 - 02:35 PM
 
Eric Intermediate Snowboarder
I took my girlfriend to Mt. Baldy to teach her how to snowboard...The prices were cheap so it seemed like a good place to learn...There was only one run open...whatever we propably would have been on one run anyways anywhere else...the problem was that the run is way to flat and slushy. She couldn't even go fast enough to effectivly learn. And not to mention there where so many rocks!!!!!!!...When a resort cares about my equipment and snowboarding experience, I give them my full support....Someone needs to invest a couple million in this place to jumpstart. It would be a sweet place if they came up to speed with todays snow making and chair lift technology. Save your money and the bottom of your board and don't go!!!!!!
Mt. Baldy review written Dec 30 2011 - 03:57 PM
 
Brent Advanced Snowboarder
two thumbs down for MT. BALDY disrespectful staff with dumb little attitudes. FALSE ADVERTISING AS WELL!!!!!!!! idk what else to say, either listen and stay away from mt baldy or just go check it out and be disappointed for yourself. they say their begginer slope is open only and they say its like big bears intermediate run but DONT BUY THAT LIE!!!!!!! IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mt. Baldy review written Dec 30 2011 - 02:23 PM
 
thumbsdown Advanced Snowboarder
We were not lucky to have much snow, but the place must be good with lots of snow. But the lounge is UGLY and the restrooms MESSY and DIRTY. Skiers spend lots of money there, why don't they bother to fix this place and make it more nicer?? Only reason we went there it is the closest to us, otherwise I would go to Big Bear or other place. Ugh, keep on dreaming about Mammoth...Our daughter skied for the first time, took a ski lesson and learned well, the instructors are nice and good at their job. Waiting for more snow, will go there again.
Mt. Baldy review written Dec 27 2011 - 02:31 PM
 
Vered Muller Beginner Skier
only one trail was open, slushy snow i will came back only if there is frsh snow
Mt. Baldy review written Dec 25 2011 - 11:47 AM
 
Sergio Intermediate Snowboarder
MAKE SURE TO CALL THEM! THEIR WEBSITE IS NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE! I HAVE GONE 4 TIMES AND 2 OF THE TIMES I HAD TO TURN BACK DUE TO HORRIBLE WEATHER AND INACCURATE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE. WHEN THEY SAY " COME ON UP" , MAKE SURE TO CALL AND ASK IF ALL THE SLOPES ARE OPEN. BESIDES THAT, ITS A REALLY PRETTY PLACE TO SKI.
Mt. Baldy review written Dec 20 2011 - 03:10 PM
 
unknown Intermediate Skier
Been a long time since I dawned skis! Mt Baldy was a wake up call! Sink or swim. Swimming was gr8!!! The staff was over the top, and the open slopes where challenging and rewarding. If you are suicidal or getting back in the saddle Mt Baldy is a good place to go. Pace Yourself.
Mt. Baldy review written Apr 11 2011 - 09:34 AM
 
Johno Intermediate Skier
Just gotta know where and when during the season to ski certin parts of the mountain. Baldy is epic!.... Ego snow is here now... won't be for long... plannin on havin lots of fun before they close.
Mt. Baldy review written Apr 11 2011 - 12:31 AM
 
P.A.Y. Advanced Skier
Went there for the first time last week. Coming from Austria I have great expectations in skiing resorts. There were only 2 slopes that had enough snow to ride on but they were all in really good condition and maintained really well. The lifts are really old and are definitely in need of some upgrades. I think even as a kid in austria, I do not remember riding on a lift that old. Besides that Mt. Baldy is definitely worth the trip. Its only an hour from the LA metro area which is another big plus.
Mt. Baldy review written Apr 07 2011 - 02:07 PM
 
Markus Advanced Skier
We thought the season was over in early March, but we got up to Baldy after a recent storm on the 15th. The mountain was covered and the snow was great! If you want enough snow to ski on, though, you need to come right after a storm - one cold enough to dump snow, not rain. We love Baldy for a quick local day. The terrain is challenging enough for a quick ski fix and the views are great. If you are a beginner, be prepared to do some blue runs for sure and take the lift back down to the parking lot. If you enjoy sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace in the lodge, be prepared for beautiful views in a lodge that hasn't been updated since - well, a super long time, but there is a fireplace and sometimes it is even on. Food is typical beach-shack, local ski lodge type - not great and really expensive. The lifts are super slow, which can sometimes lead to longer lines. If you're headed up right after a storm, bring your chains, and watch-out for sliding sports cars! All in all, even though the place is rustic, when the snow is great, it is the best local skiing around. Enjoy!
Mt. Baldy review written Apr 03 2011 - 09:01 AM
 
M & D Advanced Skier
The closest mountain to Downtown Los Angeles, Mt Baldy should be reserved for the more advanced skiers and riders. The recent storms in late March delivered Baldy a decent amount of snow. The windy peak elevation sits at 8600'. Steep trails, decent terrain, technically challenging areas with trees and rocks, Beginners be warned, there aren't many enjoyable bunny slopes .. the flats are SUPER-flat, and the steeps are, well, Steep. The only con is that the lifts are antiquated, there's no terrain park, and the bar is beer and wine only. * no hard-alcohol. -- other than that, for the price and relatively close proximity, I would def give Baldy a recommendation for any rider or skier that is looking for a mountain that is more on the challenging side. - Cheers to everyone in the Southern California Ski Scene.
Mt. Baldy review written Apr 01 2011 - 04:18 PM
 
Mattygraphics Advanced Skier
Mt. Baldy is not for the faint of heart and thin skinned. You need guts and heart to ride this mountain. Don't expect to be hand held or pampered. Mt. Baldy requires those who are wild and free! Not for beginners but, if you want to improve your skills quickly, this untouched-beautiful mountain is for you. Brava to Mt. Baldy!!!
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 26 2011 - 10:40 PM
 
Richard S. Abarientos Intermediate Skier
If you don't have skills you might end up with some hospital bills. Hands down the best terrain in So Cal. After a good Snow Storm the place is awesome otherwise save your money or you will need repairs. Not A place for Beginners the lifts are old school and you'll end up being the @!shole who stops the lift because you face planted getting off. Steeps and Tree runs galore. And never bring your nice board to Baldy. As long as you know what to expect your golden.
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 25 2011 - 09:34 PM
 
LsdBoarder Advanced Snowboarder
Went after a recent snowstorm. Make sure to have lots of time and bring chains if the roads are snowy. Awesome SoCal local resort for more advanced skiers. The lifts and lodges are like a throw back in time...
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 25 2011 - 02:13 PM
 
kbleeds Advanced Skier
great place to go after snowstorm, beautiful tree skiing. agree with other comments-not a place for beginners.
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 24 2011 - 04:09 PM
 
tina Advanced Skier
Great place for people who CAN ski/snowboard. Not a place for beginers, so stay away. When it's got snow it's great. Big mountain feel, steeps, trees, and challenging.
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 24 2011 - 02:25 PM
 
Jay Advanced Skier
I thrashed my board, core shots, gouges, hurt my wrist on some hidden boulders.. Baldy is an old fashioned ski mtn.. No perks but steep terrain with boulders lurking everywhere waiting to POP you when you bail... I was able to find some nice stashes of POW...in the forests...that was great.. be prepared to shell out some dough to have your base repaired and tuned up, its a grinder...
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 23 2011 - 06:52 PM
 
Christopher Advanced Snowboarder
When it snows, Baldy is the best ski hill in SoCal, hands down. Kinda like a mini Mammoth. However, if no snow, better watch out for snow monsters as they may reach up out of the snow and grab your ski/board. Otherwise, it's a great place, steeps, trees, chutes, and vert.
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 23 2011 - 04:11 PM
 
Old Timer Advanced Skier
Icy and ungroomed with exposed rocks everywhere. Scratched up my board pretty good.
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 10 2011 - 06:13 PM
 
Kevin Intermediate Snowboarder
slushy snow and minimum coverage, i would only come here if there's fresh snow. wouldn't recommend.
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 08 2011 - 03:12 PM
 
Dani Advanced Snowboarder
I was hesitant to go there at 1st, being a socal resident and usually only going to big bear or mammoth if i board in state, I figured wed give it a shot. We went during a weekday right after a holiday wkend and after a short drive to the mountain it was pretty much EMPTY! it was awesome. i got like 15 runs in on a half day, some of the mountain was closed. overall very fun. watch out for the idiots in the pro/rental shop trying to price gouge you, you may need to refer them to the price chart incase they try to score an extra few bux. RENT a board/skis 100%. i deffinately would not bring my own board to this mtn bc its ungroomed and really rough on your equipment, it has so many hazards your gonna get some dings and chunks taken out of your board for sure no matter how good you are. Might as well trash their stuff instead of yours on this unforgiving mtn. THANKS FOR THE CHEAP TIX LIFTOPIA!
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 08 2011 - 04:35 AM
 
Brad Advanced Snowboarder
poorly groomed, very icy. but overall the vibe and scenery are great. went on a weekday.
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 07 2011 - 01:01 PM
 
baz Intermediate Snowboarder
pretty icy. Went right after it rained. :(
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 07 2011 - 10:40 AM
 
c Intermediate Snowboarder
Went to Baldy this past Friday(4th) and it was better than the first time I went last month. All four chairs were open but there were thins spots already on the 2 of the 3 chair four runs. The staff this time were much nicer than before so different people I guess. Overall had a good time but get there asap the snow is melting really fast.
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 06 2011 - 05:41 PM
 
Andrew Intermediate Snowboarder
We were at Baldy again on the 3rd March 2011. The 3 runs on the exposed side were really patchy and torn up, but th elee side of the mountian was great. Jus tlet the sun get on it for an hour and it was fun spring snow. Mt Baldy is one of my favourite places to ski. Visually beautiful, plenty of advanced runs, and friendly staff. You can ski in the morning then come back to the west side and blade or swim. Where else in the world can you do that?
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 06 2011 - 11:35 AM
 
Genevieve Advanced Skier
Mt Baldy has old school charm with it's woooden slat chair lifts and the Notch restaurant.I have been going there since I was a little 12 years old.Best place in So. Cal for advanced runs and vertical drops.When Baldy has enough snow , nothing compares !
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 05 2011 - 11:41 AM
 
William LaPalia Advanced Skier
Parking was crazy but definitely one of the most beautiful places I have been in awhile! Staff was nice and slopes were great. Awesome discount too!
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 03 2011 - 02:58 PM
 
Lindsey Intermediate Snowboarder
Was great, baldy is fantastic when it dumps. Tickets are no problem.
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 02 2011 - 06:17 PM
 
Mhn Advanced Snowboarder
EPIC! SUNDAY WAS AMAZING! FRESH POWDER everywhere we went. hiked to some points, dropped in, Cruised through trees and mountain ranges of beauty! Thanks Mt. Baldy!
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 01 2011 - 10:56 PM
 
LBHERE Intermediate Snowboarder
This mountain is for serious skiers/ boarders only. For the most part it is steep with lots of trees.. hazards are not marked and you are free to ski virtually wherever you want. No jibs etc, no scenesters, no benches at the top of the lift, old school chairlifts that look like they're gonna fall apart, hazards everywhere. Definately the wild west ski resort of socal. I love it. Tickets worked great too. No problems.
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 01 2011 - 07:18 PM
 
R R Advanced Skier
I love Baldy, have been coming here for years. Now I bring my kids here. Terrain is not suitable for beginners. Great atmosphere, locals are a hoot and when its on its on!!
Mt. Baldy review written Mar 01 2011 - 02:19 PM
 
Greaser Advanced Snowboarder
Baldy is awesome after a big dump. but beware that under that 2 feet of freshies there are still rocks. Got the core shot of my life last weekend after it snowed 15+ inches....another base weld on my AC 3s
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 28 2011 - 04:58 PM
 
Adam Advanced Skier
Not for beginners. Experts Only. Great when there's lots of snow. Deadly when snow is scarce.
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 27 2011 - 11:10 AM
 
KPDON Advanced Skier
Went on a weekday, so very few people. Not worth the full ticket price, but with Liftopia it's okay. Not that many easy runs, not good for little kids just learning (no magic carpet), but was great for my 7 year old intermediate skier.
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 24 2011 - 03:04 PM
 
Eli Intermediate Skier
I've been here twice so far. Once on a sunny day with all artificial snow and another right after a storm. The runs are awesome with the powder but you end up waiting 10-15 min (sometimes even 20+) in between runs due to the people and lifts. There are a lot of beginners here and they fall when they get off causing the workers to stop the already slow lifts to help them out. All in all, I'd say it's a great place to go if you get discount tickets here on Liftopia, skidazzle, or Mt Baldy's Chamber of Commerce has $20 tickets sometimes. Get around the slow lifts by going on a day that's not so packed. Side note: The bartender's are friendly and they hook it up.
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 23 2011 - 11:39 AM
 
Kenny Intermediate Snowboarder
I decided to finally give Baldy a try after living in SoCal for over six years. I've heard of its infamous "parking lot runs" and wanted to see what the hype was about. After waiting for a new storm to drop the goods, I bought my ticket on liftopia and headed up the next day. They spin their lifts before 8am, which is great for the early birds looking for untracked runs. I'm an avid backcountry snowboarder, so I was not planning on riding any groomed trails. All though the coverage that day wasn't quite enough to shred down to the parking lot, the runs I did have in south bowl were fantastic. I only got a small taste of the terrain in south bowl, but I can easily see how the parking lot runs would be incredible if the snow pack was deeper. It became tracked out and crowded by noon, so get there early after it storms! Took some video footage in and around south bowl: http://www.vimeo.com/20185711 I also highly recommend chains even if you have four wheel drive; the hairpins do get very slick.
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 22 2011 - 04:16 PM
 
pkm Advanced Snowboarder
Quiet and hidden, away from the rude skiers and boarders that you often find at the bigger SoCal resorts. The lifts are slow and outdated, but with the little snow they get, it hardly justifies any upgrades. But when there is good coverage, excellent runs! Bring chains, those hairpin turns up the mountain are tricky after a storm. (4WD/AWD highly recommended!)
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 22 2011 - 03:04 PM
 
Diana Intermediate Snowboarder
Spend a little more money and go somewhere else. What a NIGHTMARE!! Lift ticket prices were good, but when you get there, no body knows their head from their a**. Poor customer service. The workers on the lift were either asleep or texting. The place needs a major CHANGE.
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 16 2011 - 05:21 PM
 
Ej Advanced Skier
Awesome experience!
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 15 2011 - 02:59 PM
 
Molly Intermediate Snowboarder
Liftopia discount is the only way to go. There is such little snow right now there that it's not worth the full admission price. YES bring your print out because they do need it(took it from me). The staff from window people on up to the manager are extremely rude and unfriendly so bring your print out and buy the tickets at least a day or two in advance. As for the the mountain...3 out of the 4 runs were open(as of 2/6)...there was just enough snow for those to be open. It's slushy with a few icy patches so falling doesn't hurt as bad so I guess that's a small plus. The restaurant/bar area is decent though...food is priced lower than snow summit so that was cool. Overall go soon or wait till we hopefully get some more snow because they aren't getting anywhere near cold enough to make snow at night right now so it's just melting away.
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 09 2011 - 01:01 AM
 
Andrew Intermediate Snowboarder
The Discount from Liftopia was great! Took our excited 11 yr old daughter to snowboard for the first time but arrived to an extremely RUDE staff member at ticket window named AMBER! Liftopia states that there is no need to print out tickets (NOT TRUE!!! PRINT IT OUT & HAVE IT WITH U)..After a long dragged out arguement with Amber and finally asking for Mgmt, she finally gave us our already pre-paid lift tickets while rolling her eyes and scolding us that it was the very last time she would allow anyone in without the print-out!! Great discounts and great spot for beginners...Very unfriendly and RUDE STAFF!!
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 07 2011 - 06:11 PM
 
Eva Bratton Beginner Snowboarder
The confirmation email from Liftopia says that you don't have to bring a printed copy to get you tickets. That is NOT true: your photo ID and your confirmation number are not enough. Even if you have a digital copy (for instance, on your iPod) they do not accept it. The arguments given by the staff were rude and unfair. Otherwise I had a good time.
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 07 2011 - 03:21 PM
 
RH Beginner Skier
I got an idea that this is not a place for people who expects this place to serve your full resort expectations: some people would be happier with the Snow Summit. (I love the Snow Summit too) But I love it there; quiet, and the view of the shinny ocean in the late afternoon is awesome. It is more like a private mountain experience for me. I hope there will be adquate snow falls soon, and oh, the liftpia discount continues.
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 04 2011 - 09:00 PM
 
Barba Intermediate Skier
Went with my wife and a few friends to Mt Baldy and were sadly disappointed. The lift to get to the top of the mountain is ridiculous, and the chair lifts are old and rickety. The conditions on the slopes were pretty bad. It is definitely worth the extra hour and money to go to Big Bear.
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 01 2011 - 05:16 PM
 
John Beginner Snowboarder
The lift to and from the mountain is ridiculous. I was afraid I was going to drop my squirming 13 month old on the way up and down. Old, rickety, icy, scary. Not a good time. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with kids...or anyone who has ever been to a real resort. Big Bear is worth the drive.
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 01 2011 - 03:30 PM
 
Tess Intermediate Snowboarder
The staff at the ticket booth is very rude, they have no customer service skills at all. The mountain is small but because of the short drive, it was nice but we wont be going back after our last trip.
Mt. Baldy review written Feb 01 2011 - 12:03 AM
 
Alba Intermediate Snowboarder
Easy drive from Laguna Beach, no crowds, good enough practice for my 7-yr old, made it home for dinner. Love the Liftopia discount.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 31 2011 - 02:22 PM
 
brucev@dessci.com Advanced Skier
For the cost of $32 thanks to Liftopia, it was great. The runs though were far and few in between. They should've had some of the runs closed since it was all rocks and pinecones. We did find one run that was great except for the snow boarders that think it's ok to just sit down in the middle of the run, all over the place, and that be safe? Overall we had a great day b/c the scenery is amazing, getting there is a piece of cake from west la and it's a nice change from going to Mammoth! I would definitely check it out after a snow storm.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 25 2011 - 02:20 PM
 
D Advanced Skier
This odd mountain was only worth it because of the discount from Liftopia. It has been warm recently but there was barely any snow, only muddy slush and rocks. One of the runs is just a frozen river that we watched experts struggle to get down or just slide carefully down on their edge, and the runs are very short. It's not their fault that the weather hasn't been good for keeping the snow, but we were skiing on bushes, rocks, and just slush. We got there at 11 and had done the entire mountain by 2 and only found one run worth doing twice. The chairs hurt because some are missing slats on the seat portion, so it wasn't all that surprising to find bruises on the back of my legs the next day in the size and shape of the bar behind your knees, which 2 days later is still sore. Nothing about this experience was that great, the runs were not good enough at all to redeem other poor conditions. It does seem like it would be much better if there as enough cover to use the bottom half of the mountain, but it also doesn't seem like that could hardly ever be possible. Overall, it was a strange experience that I don't ever plan on making the mistake to repeat.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 24 2011 - 02:18 PM
 
Jen Advanced Skier
Good with the discount. Has enough to keep you interested. I hope they are able to invest in their infrastructure some day--the chairs and lodge have been the same forever. Beware of the line to take the chair down to the parking lot at the end of the day if there's not enough snow to ski/board down it. The employees are all really cool and nice.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 19 2011 - 05:11 PM
 
Justin Advanced Snowboarder
When they have enough snow, Baldy is amazing! If you are looking for a fancy resort with high-speed lifts, go elsewhere. If you want sick steeps and world class, off-piste terrain, this is the place! Some of the most incredible expert runs I've ever skied are on the lower part of the mountain (down to the parking lot) - but there is rarely enough coverage to hit those. Go midweek and have the whole mountain to yourself. The road up (and down) can be treacherous in the snow - be careful and carry chains.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 16 2011 - 08:45 PM
 
Mike Advanced Skier
This was a good place for me to practice snowboarding, I'm still a beginner. Chair 3 was closed due to wind, but the intermediate runs on the other side were cool. There was harldy anyone there friday, I did 12 runs from 11pm to 4pm when it closes. Just be prepared for riding the main lift 15 min up to the top and then having to get on another lift to actually start a run. I made lunch and ended up buying some food at the lodge because I didn't want to ride all the way back down to my car.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 16 2011 - 07:46 PM
 
Meri Beginner Snowboarder
This is the most run down, dirty, nasty place I have ever skied. After a nice short drive from Orange County on a beautiful day we were met by sheer disappointment. We were parked on the only piece of frozen ice left in the parking lot. The porta potty's in the parking lot were full to the top, litteraly. You get your discounted lift ticket from a nice person (now I know why they are discounted). Go to use the perminent restrooms and the lady is hosing them out with a garden hose!? Does that pass a health inspection??? And then you climb up a little hill to the lift to take you up to the ski mountain, and the chairs look like they are from the 1960's and most likely have not been repaired since then. So after a rather hair raising ride to the top you unload in a rather nice mountain setting. But then you have to take a ride on another vintage lift to some nice blue runs and as you unload at the top your knees hit your chin because there is such a mound of snow that no one bothered to shovel down! The snow coverage was on the lite side, no ones fault for that and the runs were fun. But then its time to go to the lodge/resturant, seems nice, foods probably pretty good but we have a bathroom issue AGAIN! No toilet paper in any stall, not so nice after skiing for a few hours. Ski a little more on the other side, fine and then take the vintage lift down the hill and head home. Someone needs to put a little effort into this place.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 14 2011 - 09:25 PM
 
MJG Intermediate Skier
For those of you who know June Mountain, Baldy is set up very similar-ride lift to lodge at base of two ski chairs. Multiple intermediate runs off east chair; lots of variety and length off west chair. On south side of San Garbiels, so gets a lot of snow. Good place to go right after snow and for a few days, but expect conditions to deterriorate after a few days of sun. Liftopia discount was very good. All skiers and staff very friendly and laid back-low key resort. Not the rush or crush of some other LA ski resorts.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 08 2011 - 09:34 PM
 
Greg Advanced Skier
Go if Snow. Sketchy road, sketchy rocks, sketchy lifts. Amazing terrain if the snow is right, expect to wait for tickets and possible lift breakage. Like Raymond said, expect some core shots and massive board/ ski damage if less than 2 feet of fresh. You can get the best runs of your life or/ and kill yourself or your friends all at the same time. STEEP AND DEEP or CUT and GOUGE!!!
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 07 2011 - 11:13 AM
 
matt V Advanced Snowboarder
Don't ride down to the parking lot unless your snowboard is disposable.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 06 2011 - 02:20 PM
 
Raymond Koehler Intermediate Snowboarder
Fresh powder, awesome variety of runs for all expertise. Really nice quaint lodge to warm up and have a drink. Make sure you have chains on your tires for small 2wd vehicles. Great trails through the woods, just a beautiful small place that's close to LA.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 06 2011 - 01:08 PM
 
Mike Intermediate Snowboarder
When there is powder this is the place to go!! I was there yesterday and it was awesome! FRESH POWDER in the morning and MORE FRESH POWDER in the afternoon when they opened lift 4! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! Pros: wide runs, lots of trees! cheaper lift deals, cheaper food, closer to LA and pretty easy to get to! Oh, and the staff was very nice! Cons: VERY old and slow lifts with seats that need replacing, needs more lifts or a snowcat to access more terrain, needs less rocks!!!! BEWARE if you have a new board!!!
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 04 2011 - 06:03 AM
 
Francesca Advanced Snowboarder
Purchased two day passes on line for Jan 1, 2010 day of skiing. Road delays were minimal and on the slopes in 20 minutes with no lines. Road conditions had recent repairs and return trip took over one hour down the canyon due to traffic. Snow conditions great and one of best ski days in years. Great conditions following a storm and short drive from LA and Orange County.
Mt. Baldy review written Jan 03 2011 - 08:00 PM
 
RJR Advanced Skier
After a 1 hour, 44 mile drive from Orange County, we arrived to the parking area at 7:30am on 12/28. The weather was absolutely sunny and gorgeous. We were on the slopes before 8:30am and pretty much had the east side of the mountain to ourselves with only a few other groups schussing and riding down the runs. The resort finally opened the west side lift, Chair 4, in the afternoon. So the lifts and runs were not crowded at all because they had closed the road up to the resort to do road repairs. The website said that if you weren't at the resort before 9am, you would be turned back unless you had a printed copy of your ticket reservation. This was our first time at Mt. Baldy. For the price with the liftopia discount, it was well worth the short easy drive and no lines. We only had to wait a couple of times at Lift 3. We will definitely go back, but we are concerned that if they oversell and the parking if full, then it will be way too crowded. Food prices were much lower than most ski resorts!
Mt. Baldy review written Dec 31 2010 - 02:33 PM
 
Carolyn Intermediate Skier
Pro: Excellent snow, wide variety of runs (moguls, trees, bowls, canyons), and friendly staff. Cons: We arriaved at 7:45 a.m. and didn't ski until noon. Like the website said, we called the night before and checked the website in the morning and its said the road was open. The Fire Department also said the road to the resort was open (12/27) on the AM Radio - However, the County had it blocked and said it was closed until January. After an hour and a half waiting, the County opened it to skiiers/snowboarders and residents only. Apparently, the same thing had happened the day before. Then there was more than an hour waiting in line to pick up pre-purchased tickets. (Only THREE windows for lift tickets). I'm torn - the skiing was great but getting there makes it barely worth it. My tip would be for the RESORT to communicate with the County/Fire Department on road conditions and to add more ticket windows.
Mt. Baldy review written Dec 29 2010 - 06:18 PM
 
Randy Advanced Skier
One of the best places in SoCal after a snowstorm. They rely on all natural snow so if there hasn't been a storm in a while it's not worth it. Pros - Open runs, not crowded, long trails
Mt. Baldy review written Nov 04 2009 - 01:33 PM
 
Danny Intermediate Snowboarder

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