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Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts Opens Today for Skiing And Snowboarding

by Keith Hunt

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Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts announced that they will be opening today for skiing and snowboarding on beginners area only. There is currently a 5-10 inch base of man-made snow. First chairlift ride on today and tomorrow will be 7.30am.

“We expect nothing but clear skies in the forecast for the next 7 to 10 days. Temperatures will be in the 40’s and 50’s over the weekend with north winds, simply great weather for a day in the mountains,” states Ron Ellingson, President of Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts Inc.

“The snow tubing park will also be in operation during the day with first session at 8.00am. Tubing is an activity the entire family can enjoy. Unlike skiing or snowboarding no special equipment is required. We provide the tubes. All you have to do is dress warm and you are ready for snow tubing.”

The Mt. Baldy snow tubing park is located at an altitude of 7800 feet and is reached by taking the Sugar Pine chairlift up from the ski area parking lot. Ticket packages include round trip ride on the Sugar Pine chairlift, hour and half session and tube rental.

“The Top of the Notch Restaurant and bar, adjacent to the tubing park, is open for those that would rather spectate than participate. Mt. Baldy has something for all members of the family,” concludes Ellingson.

Mt. Baldy is the closest ski resort to Los Angeles, Orange County and most of the Inland Empire. The ski lifts can be reached within 60 minutes from most of these areas. Mt. Baldy is just north of Upland and Claremont. Take the Mountain Avenue exit in Upland off the 210 Freeway and go north following signs to Mt.. Baldy Resorts. Or take the Baseline exit in Claremont and go north on Padua and turn right on Mt. Baldy Road. Mt. Baldy Road dead ends in the Ski Area parking lot.

For more information about snow tubing packages and times please call 909.982.0800 or go to

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts Opens Today for Skiing And Snowboarding