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Big Mountain skiing in Los Angeles
I recently moved out to Los Angeles for school and have been looking into where to shred the next few years. The general consensus seems to be Mammoth or bust, but that is five hours away. There's Big Bear too, but I'm more into cliff related schtuff. Waterman and Baldy seem interesting, but tiny and barely open. What do you all think is the best ski resort near LA and the best one for skiing steeps? #shredtillurdead
Mammoth or bust, and thats not a bad thing. Weather isn't snow friendly by LA.
Mount Baldy is sick on a pow day!! If not head to mammoth.. mammoth is the second best ski area in the USA.. shits on colorado
Unfortunately you have hit it on the head. There is some good backcountry, check the Teton Gravity Research forums for info on that, but it is basically Mammoth or Baldy, if it has snow, or Waterman, which usually does not open. Get used to driving to Mammoth. I went to college in Santa Barbara, which is 6 hours from Mammoth. We had a ski team, which meant you paid $300 at the beginning of the season and had a condo to crash at in Mammoth whenever you wanted. It was college living, so often 20 people there, crashing on the floor in a sleeping bag, but who cares. I went 2 or 3 weekends a month and had a blast. USC and UCLA also have ski teams with similar arrangements, does your school. After school I spent half a decade skiing Squaw. Then I blew out my knee and moved down to the OC. I, and many other people like me, make the drive about 3 weekends a month. You can get some good skiing in down here, you just have to plan and be willing to drive.
The only mountain I like better in California is Squaw, although Kirkwood and Alpine are very close. Mammoth is one of the great mountains in North America.
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