Okay snow, less crowded than Big Bear
long waiting for ticket and rental
Been to Snow Valley twice, once on weekend and once on Friday. Both times we had to wait in line for 1 hour just to buy lift tickets. Then we had to wait in another line for 45 minutes to get rental for kids. You have to buy ticket in order to get rental. That means you cannot even start lining for rental until you buy a ticket. This was the same even on normal Friday. I arrived there at 8 am but it was already 10am when I was finally able to ski. Totally unacceptable. Even you purchase tickets online before you come, it makes no difference because you have to wait in the same line anyway. What's worth in purchasing online?
At least be sure to get rental somewhere like Sports Authority before you get there.