Awesome family resort, plenty of all mtn terrain
Needs more park, not great nightlife
Whenever I'm in SoCal during the winter I hit up Snow Valley because the drive from LA isn't bad, I mean it's a lot closer than Bear and definitely closer than Summit. Plus it's got some challenging terrain which s great for someone past beginner stage like me.
Coolest thing is the 50% offer for weekday lift tix. I think this deal is on a ton of sites but the one I always use is skiforfree.com and I put in the promo code "SV1" when I check out. That way I can print off the lift tix for me and my buds and hand them out when we carpool. Just don't lose the paper copy til you get to the mountain (Steve if your reading this, we're gonna put you in bubble wrap next time).
Only downside is the small park. It's got some jumps and pipes, but we all like aerials and wish it had more.