Snow Valley is one of the best resorts in Southern California. It's easy to reach with minimal traffic, the employees are friendly and courteous and they have lots of discounts and deals on passes and packages. As far as family friendly it is THE best resort in the area. It's a place you can take the kids and let them ski and ride knowing they are safe. Lift operators, instructors and ski patrol takes good care of kids on the mountain. Friendly Mountain Hosts are there to greet you and answer your questions. By far it's the best place to learn to ski or board. Perhaps best of all, it's almost never crowded with no wait in line for lifts.