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Mt. Baldy

Mt. Baldy

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Core Strengths

Mt. Baldy
Travel Ease
91.1
Overall
41.7
Expert
32.1
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

173

Rank in
Region

4

Rank in
State

21

This resort is often compared with:

Bear Valley
Mountain High
Snow Valley
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Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Mt. Baldy

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True Snow: 167" per year
Snow Quality Rank

187

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

Dump Potential Rank

217

Mt. Baldy is ranked No. 217 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

7.9%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

8.3%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

55.1%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

217

Mt. Baldy is ranked No. 217 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

187

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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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.