Mt. Baldy, CA

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8 thoughts on “Mt. Baldy, CA

  1. skier72 April 22, 2020 / 8:58 am

    This place once proposed to build an expansion with a high-speed quad chairlift, and several (double?) chairlifts. It seems it never got off the ground.

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    • Somebody April 22, 2020 / 9:30 am

      I don’t know why it needed to be a HSQ or why they needed to install so many chairs back there. One 5,000′ long used double or triple would do the job just fine.

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      • skier72 April 22, 2020 / 12:30 pm

        It does seem very overkill to have a high-speed quad, plus 6 additional fixed grips. One double (or triple) seems like it would serve the terrain just fine.

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        • powderforever45 April 22, 2020 / 7:47 pm

          Plus that terrain would be very steep so only advanced and experts would be going back there. I think a triple or a low capacity HSQ would be fine.

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      • Joe Blake April 23, 2020 / 6:04 pm

        Maybe this is moot if they aren’t pursuing anything, but with any proposal on public land, a common strategy is to over-propose so one has the ability to compromise in theory without compromising in reality. At one point, I think right when Boyne took over, CM proposed a tram to the top of the King, but they let that go while gaining clearance for several upgraded lifts and two new lift lines. They also let go of lift-access mtb as well as the Park’s tacit tolerance of controlling/skiing Kemper’s, while in theory retaining the East Peak pod. This may have been a similar tack for Baldy.

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      • Shady Sean May 5, 2020 / 9:14 am

        Hahahahahahaha…that proposed expansion has been in Baldy’s trail map since like literally 1988! 😂

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  2. Truckee Local August 17, 2021 / 4:29 pm

    LIke a lot of the SoCal mountains, the snow quality at Baldy is highly variable. They don’t have much snowmaking at all, maybe just on a couple of trails. But if you catch it on the right day, it’s great. Although it’s considerably closer to the LA metropolitan area than the Big Bear resorts or Mountain High, Baldy gets overlooked a little because it’s small and so dependent on natural snow. There is nothing glitzy or pretentious or new about Baldy. For being small and funky and having pretty ancient lifts, it reminds me of Donner Ski Ranch up west of Truckee, another often-overlooked resort that can be really fun.

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