In sunny, semi-arid Southern California, Big Bear Mountain Resorts rely heavily on its huge snowmaking system. We make snow whenever we can from early November through February, even if it's a good year for natural snow, so as to ensure the best possible conditions all season long, which usually starts in mid November and ends mid April. Aggressive, large-scale snowmaking allows us to offer good conditions early in the season, rapidly opening new runs and lifts such that by the Christmas holiday period we usually have most of the mountain open with a good solid base and few or no bare spots.
We are usually open by the Thanksgiving weekend, we are hoping the weather will cooperate soon and we will be able to begin snowmaking.
Looks like I might be hitting the slopes Thanksgiving weekend.../crosses fingers