Good grooming, SoCal location, beginner runs
Crowded, icey, limited terrain
This place is like a dream come true for SoCal. Being a Southern California guy myself, it's very convenient to get to; only two hours from my home town, a large ski resort. But the fact is, by any other standards, it's just not that good. The conditions are horrible. They rely heavily on snowmaking, and they are quite good at it, but it still is icey and not that great. They have no ungroomed bowls and no powder. The good thing is that their excellent grooming prevents moguls. They only have 31 runs, and only 3 expert runs. They only have 1 run which is green the whole way through, but the blue courses would be considered green at any other resort.
That being said, there is one good thing. Their rating system is exceedingly relaxed, which means that intermediate skiers can ski blue and intermediate skiers can ski black. However, advanced skiers will find very little for them there, because of a decreased amount of steeps.
Overall, Snow Summit is a relatively average ski resort with little to offer except for a convenient location. Beginner and intermediate skiers will be able to ski higher than their level. However, it is very family friendly and excellent for young and inexperienced skiers. Still, the proprietors could do better to make it more difficult.