Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Mt. Baldy

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Overall Rating: 3.6

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.1
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 52.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.2
  • Nightlife
  • 2.1

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 47%
  • Beginner
  • 14%
  • Families
  • 37%
  • Intermediate
  • 45%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 37%
  • Advanced
  • 43%

Helpful Highlights:

My family went there march 2012 never saw snow before so excited to play in it. It had lots of snow that year. Will be going back in march 2014 does anyone ...

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  • 4

    Excellent terrain

    by atm01 - 10th February 2009

    Pros: No lines, cheap ticket price, excellent terrain, close to LA

    Cons: sketchy access, slow lifts, sometimes rude service

    I discovered this resort last season, so glad i did. I bought a $100 club card in october where i get $18 lift tickets. So worth it if you plan on visiting ... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Downhill Terrain In SoCal

    by cpt0bvi0u5 - 9th February 2009

    Pros: Awesome downhill, not crowded, Just a fun place to ski/board

    Cons: Slow old lifts, Restaraunt is sketchy, icy if there is no snow. Chains needed.

    First thing is first. This is not a park for all the "bros" who go up to Mountain High and Big Bear looking for awesome terrain parks. This is all downhill.... Full review

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  • 3

    Mt. Baldy Review

    by skiboy07 - 4th January 2009

    Pros: No wait in lift lines, no traffic-easy drive, closest to LA/OC

    Cons: Icy, uneven terrain and crowded with tons of non-skiers (Families of 10+), unprofessional ticket agents

    Mt. Baldy is by far the closest ski area to the LA area. There is virtually no wait to the lift lines, a far cry from my experience at Big Bear and Mountain... Full review

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  • 5

    Hidden Secret - Never crowded

    by HBbob - 18th December 2008

    Pros: Super close to OC and LA. 45 minutes, Friendly staff, Sweet Board park, NEVER CROWDED,

    Cons: Some Gnarley runs if you get of line. Need chains to get there.

    I've been told Baldy is family owned and never advertises. Therefore the place was not crowded and it felt like we had it all to ourselves. There are many r... Full review

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  • 4

    Great Place! But Beginners be weary

    by rtd2870 - 17th December 2008

    Pros: Closest to LA/OC, Low Traffic, Challenging Terrain

    Cons: No Nightriding, Not Beginner Friendly

    Imagine, a beautiful day with a few lingering low clouds. You're climbing the mountain on the chair, enjoying a slow relaxing ride up 1300 ft. You hop off, ... Full review

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  • 1

    mt baldy review

    by MEJIAFAMIL - 1st December 2008

    Pros: none

    Cons: everything

    My family and i decided to spend thanksgiving at Mt baldy , you know do something different. We showed up checked in everything is well till we get settled ... Full review

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