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Mt. Baldy

Mt. Baldy

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

177

Rank in
Region

4

Rank in
State

21

Best time for snow at
Mt. Baldy
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Mt. Baldy

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Monday
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0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
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Night
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Night
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Thursday
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True Snow: 167" per year
Snow Quality Rank

186

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

218

Mt. Baldy is ranked No. 218 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

5.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

8.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

65.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

218

Mt. Baldy is ranked No. 218 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

186

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Mt. Baldy

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
19
score
91.1
Expert
rank
120
score
32.1
Overall
rank
177
score
39.0

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2100 ft

8600 ft
Base Elevation: 6500 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Mt. Baldy

Mt. Baldy averages about 14 feet of snow per season but with extreme volatility. 8% of winter months see 90 inches or more but over 1/3 of months get less than a foot of snow. The Southern California mountains get occasional rain, but only about 1/4 as often as ski areas in eastern North America. Mt. Baldy has exceptional steep tree skiing after major snowfalls. Snowmaking can cover only about 15% of acreage.

Accumulation and Preservation

In the worst 1/3 of seasons Mt. Baldy is never as much as half open, while in the best 1/4 of seasons most of the steep and varied terrain is open for over 2 months. The steeper terrain on Thunder Mt. has the best snow preservation in Southern California but the other half of Mt. Baldy gets a lot of sun and will melt/freeze swiftly in warm weather. Skiing extends to at least late April in the top 1/4 of seasons.