Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mount Baldy San Gabriel Mountains

Mount Baldy is Southern California's other mountain destination. The correct name for the highest mountian in Los Angeles County is Mount San Antonio, although most people call it Old Baldy or Mount Baldy. During the winter months Mount Baldy is often covered with snow and visible form all of Los Angeles and Orange counties. Many people mistake Mount San Antonio for Big Bear but the two are two distinct mountains. When Baldy gets a really big snow fall its the closest Southern California ski area that compares with resorts in the Sierra Nevada. The steep terrain provides a local "big mountain" experience without the four hour drive north. Mt. Baldy is the steepest ski resort in Southern California and usually has more snowboarders than skiers beacuse of the technical challenge the terrain offers. There are four lifts and a total of 26 trails. Mt. Baldy is located about 45 miles from L.A. and Orange Counties. Mount Baldy ski area is located at Mt Baldy the end of Mt. Baldy Road Mt. Baldy, CA 91759 Phone Snow Report: 909-982-0800