Uncrowded, great after it has snowed, challenging runs
Slow lifts, expensive for what you get if you buy the day pass
I moved to Southern California last year, and heard about the great deal Mt Baldy had on - an season pass for under $100, which they are doing again for the 10-11 season. It's a bargain, and last year we more than got our money's worth. This place is by no means a ski resort, nor is it a huge mountain that people could come and enjoy themselves for a week on, but we went 12 times last year on day trips, and each time we had a blast. The slopes were never crowded, although there are few lifts and they go slowly. Sure, the place could do with development, but I guess if that happens more people will turn up and the prices will increase, so i'd rather keep it as it is. I wouldnt recommend the place for beginners, there is a newbie area but its very limited. I would say its best for skiers and snowboarders who are comfortable with blue runs. Otherwise, you're not going to have the most fun here.