Its a beautiful day up on the mountain. We are seeing temps in the low 50’s now and expect them to climb a bit this afternoon. Winds are on the light to moderate side out of the east with crystal clear skies.
We are expecting the tail end of a front to effect our weather this coming week with a slight chance of some light rain and snow showers Tuesday with southwesterly winds through most of the work week leading up to Thanksgiving along with a big dip in temperatures through the holiday weekend. Forecasts are calling for 10 to 15 degrees below average through out the south land.
We will be open Thanksgiving Day through Sunday for scenic rides to the Top of the Notch restaurant. With the cold temps we anticipate making snow around the clock beginning Tuesday or Wednesday with the hope of opening the Tubing park the second half of the holiday weekend.
The folks at NOAA are still holding strong with their predictions of a strong El Nino effect for the upcoming winter. They maintain that the sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean are currently reaching their peak and that we should be seeing the effects of the ENSO by mid December.
Sounds good to us… 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.