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Related Regions: Sierra Nevada, Southern California, California, United States, North America

Overview

With a summit elevation of 8,600 feet, Mt. Baldy, California boasts 2,100 feet of vertical. The Southern California mountain also features 26 trails serviced by 4 ski lifts. The mountain offers a seven-lane tubing park located at the top of the Sugar Pine Chairlift 1 as an alternative or addition to your ski day. Also located at the top of that 15-minute lift ride is the Top of the Notch Restaurant, a scenic dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner at 7,800 feet that overlooks Southern California.

Baldy is a great ski resort for those new to skiing or riding with its dedicated Flow Zone area, a terrain-based learning setup designed to focus on progression with rollers and banked turns. Staff is standing by at the Mt. Baldy Flow Zone to give tips, assist with the basics and familiarize gear. Advanced and expert skiers and riders, and those who manage to progress their skills to that level will find plenty of challenge at Baldy with a healthy percentage of steeps on the trail map.

Where Is Mt. Baldy Ski Resort Located?

Located 45 miles or just about an hour northeast of Los Angeles, California, in the San Gabriel Mountains on Mount San Antonio, Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts is part of the Angeles National Forest. Baldy is approximately 40 miles northwest of the San Bernardino International Airport, but the closest airport is Ontario International Airport (ONT), about 30 minutes south of the ski resort.

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Elevation

  • 8600ft
    Summit
  • 2100ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 6500ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 4
  • 0
  • 4
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    20%

  • Intermediate Runs

    40%

  • Advanced Runs

    20%

  • Expert Runs

    20%

  • Runs

    26

  • Longest Run

    2.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    800 ac

  • Snow Making

    80 ac

More Info

Terrain

While Mount Baldy has something for everyone, it has a ton of runs designed for expert/advanced skiers. In fact, 54% of the runs are advanced while 15% are beginner and 31% intermediate. The ski resort receives about 170 inches of fresh snow each year with snowmaking ensure that you can enjoy the resort throughout the season.

The base elevation is 6,500 feet, and the longest run is 2.5 miles. If you want to take advantage of the snow, head to Chair 3 to get to Thunder Mountain. Since the runs are north facing, the snow tends to last longer.

The ticket office and restrooms are the only services at the parking lot level. Ride the first chair to the main part of the ski area, where rentals, lessons, basket check, tubing park, first aid and a restaurant will be found. Skiers often choose to ride the chair back to the parking lot at the end of the day. By the way: Gas up. There is no gas station at the ski area.

If you want to ski on the lower portion of the mountain, then do it early. With a lot of north-facing slopes, there’s a lot of thaw and shade conditions, resulting in softening later on in the day. California mountains usually don’t have consistent snowfall. So, if it’s predicted in the forecast, get to the mountain ASAP since natural snow only lasts a max of a few days.                                                                                                                                 

If a lot of snow is predicted, head straight to Chair 4, and take advantage of some sun while heading down the hill to the base. On an average day, there’s a lot of spring conditions and corn snow off of Chair 4.

Breakfast Places

  • If you have time for a sit-down breakfast, the Farm Cottage is the place to go. Located on an actual farm, the setting is gorgeous and the food amazing. 5200 Carnelian St, Alta Loma, CA 91701

Our Favorite Lunch Spots

  • For a quick bite, head to Claro’s Italian Markets. It’s a local supermarket chain that provides pre-made food that is delicious and fast. 1655 N Mountain Ave, Upland, CA 91784
  • With its vintage cars and rustic look, you’ll surely enjoy your meal at the Grizzly Cafe. This place is perfect if you want an omelet in the morning or a rib-sticking country fried steak for lunch. 1455 California Hwy 2, Wrightwood, CA 92397

Dinner

  • Spraggi’s is and upscale Italian restaurant, serving all your favorite classic dishes. Sit outside, or head to the bar. 1651 W Foothill Blvd, Upland, CA 91786

Apres/Nightlife

  • At Creekside Tavern, you can buy a bottle of wine or beer, and then smoke some nice cigars. With TVs, chess tables and a great bar, you and your friends will definitely find something to entertain you. 6870 Mt Baldy Rd, Mt Baldy, CA 91759

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/26/201904/21/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    175
  • Projected Days Open
    200
  • Years Open
    67
  • Average Snowfall
    178"

Best Mt. Baldy Hotels

Mt Baldy - Mt Baldy Lodge Motel
6777 Mt. Baldy Road Mount Baldy, 91759
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* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Mt. Baldy Reviews

Mm Jj
21st March 20195
anonymous
8th March 20195
Have skied every mountain in SoCal with the exception of waterman. When Baldy gets snow, it is hands down the best there...Full review
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Contact Info

  • Mt. Baldy

    P.O. Box 459

    91759 Mt. Baldy

    California

    United States


    Phone: (909) 982-0800

    thelifts@mtbaldy.com

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