Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Fire up The Snow Making Machines for the First Time This Season!
As a full time resident of Big Bear Lake CA I have been watching for the first sign that the Snow resorts were preparing for their Winter 2017-2018 Winter Season and today they have gone into full Snow Making Mode!
With the sudden drop in temperature they have a great opportunity to lay down a base on some of the key runs in order to hopefully open by Christmas.
Very little information is available on the Snow Summit and Bear Mountain websites at this time but that may soon change. Perhaps we will get lucky and have a snow storm blow through before the Holidays hit! Keep your fingers crossed ;)
The National Weather Service has issued both a High Wind Warning and a Red Flag Warning until December 7 and 8th respectively. High winds are due to local Santa Ana conditions that are very common for this time of year. Along with the dry air and windy conditions, there is an elevated risk of Wildfire.
However at this time the air in my area (Moonridge, Big Bear Lake) is very calm so I'm hoping that the high winds don't materialize as predicted for this week.
Snow machines have been running non-stop for over 36 hours now. With night time low temperatures in the 20's and predicted day time temps in the 40's, conditions are perfect for continuing to build a solid base of man made snow on key runs at the resorts. Was at Union Bank yesterday making a deposit and the young teller helping me mentioned that Snow Summit was hoping to open this Friday. We shall see.... :)