Fort Irwin is east of Barstow. Most of the closest mountains mentioned seem to be West of Barstow (except Mammoth which is North). Any mountains East of Fort Irwin???
East: well there's Utah, Colorado, New Mexico:, at that time of year Mammooth is your best chance of decent snow. Mnt Home if there is snow, any of the resorts North of San Bernadino. Mammoth is BIG ! Albeit crowded at the Holliday.
Kelly001, I think you should work on being Hijacked, and taken to a secret location: where only skiers would go. Then after an appropriate amount of time, say 3 days, you could miraculously escape from your hijackers just in time to return home. Ah, sorry that you missed Barstow:.
I agree guys, I'm so not into the idea of going to Barstow/Fort Irwin, CA especially at that time of year. I was supposed to be going to France and get some skiing in the Pyrénées but plans had to shift and now here I am contemplating spending a winter vacation in the middle of a desert.