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Where to ski around Barstow, CA?

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Thread Starter 
I might have to visit family in Fort Irwin, CA (which I understand is not too far from Barstow, CA) Any mountains in the vicinity?
post #2 of 12
Try Mammoth on 395 unless there is lots of snow in the south land mnts, San berdo or San GAbriel, which is unlikely. What time of year?
post #3 of 12
Mountian High 30 min
Big Bear 1 hour
Mammoth 3.5 hours
Mt Charlston 3 Hours
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Thread Starter 
This would be late December. Most likely around New Year's eve. When I googled For Irwin to Bear Moutain, it was almost 4 hours???
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There's going to be crowds no matter where you go, but Mammoth is big enough to find some solitude. And yeah it's kind of expensive, but it's a great place to ski.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
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???
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Originally Posted by kelly001 View Post
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.
post #8 of 12
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I should have mentioned, I'm looking for something with a 2 hour drive. So I can escape the family for the day and come back not too late in the evening.
post #9 of 12
Dude you have got to get out of that trip. We should be thinking of excuses for you. Barstow is in the middle of hell. I suggest an unexpected illness to come up a few days before the trip.
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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:.
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Thread Starter 
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.
post #12 of 12
Kelly,

It will not be the first time you escape from the Planet of the Apes...:

Barstow....Come on... you may want drive a little bit and come to Squaw Valley and ski with us.....
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