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Snow Valley Reviews


Great choice for the budget minded or for families with young skiers


Pros: Plenty of parking, no lift lines or crowds, budget options, lift serviced snow play for the little guys, separate progression area, huge viewing deck

Cons: inadequate snowmaking, shorter season, smallest Big Bear Resort, really short season on the backside

Snow Valley is located in Running Springs, CA.  As you come up the front side of the mountain, it is the first of the Big Bear Ski Resorts.  For those staying in Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, and Arrowbear it is the closest ski area.   I taught my son and his friends to ski at Snow Valley and, for the family with young or varied aged children, there is no better option.  We skied there for a number of seasons. They have a huge parking lot so no shuttles and a short walk to the lifts!  Lift lines are practically non-existent; on Presidents' Weekend, we experienced our longest wait ever -  10 minutes at the base.  The runs are wide and the terrain is...
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