Its cold up here on the mountain. Expect day time high temperatures to top out at the freezing level (32 degrees) with a south wind in the 10 mph range and mostly sunny skies with occasional clouds rolling through. The weekend forecast calls for more cold weather through Sunday with over night lows dipping deep into the teens.
Snow making conditions are prime right now and will continue to be over the weekend. We will open for 4 sessions of tubing this Saturday & Sunday and if snow making efforts continue as they are now we could be looking at a possible opening of Lift #2 late next week.
The El Nino forecasts continue to stick with earlier predictions. Most of the sources we read are pointing towards a significant drop in the jet stream to be peasant by mid December and for the ‘Pacific Conveyor Belt’ to come to life and begin bringing those storms one after another as been predicted for the past few months.
Season Pass Sale ends this Monday better get your now.
See you on the mountain.
Sugar Pine Chair Lift (chair 1) ferries riders from our parking lot to the Top of the Notch Restaurant. It gives access to miles of hiking trails including the popular route across Devils Backbone to the summit of Mt San Antonio (Mt Baldy). The ride is approximately 17 minutes and travels a distance of 1 mile.
The Top of the Notch Restaurant is a full service restaurant with sweeping views of the LA basin located at 7800′ above sea level in the San Gabriel Mountains. Visitors reach the restaurant by hiking, or via the Sugarpine chairlift. The restaurant operates seven days a week during the ski season, and on weekends once winter operations have concluded. The Notch serves casual American food, in a beautiful alpine environment.