Big Pines, California

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Big Pines
Unincorporated community
Jackson Lake,  west of Big Pines
Jackson Lake, west of Big Pines
Big Pines is located in California
Big Pines
Big Pines
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 34°22′44″N 117°41′24″W / 34.37889°N 117.69000°W / 34.37889; -117.69000Coordinates: 34°22′44″N 117°41′24″W / 34.37889°N 117.69000°W / 34.37889; -117.69000
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Los Angeles
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 92397
Area code(s) 760/442

Big Pines is an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is in the Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains, and is the highest elevation on the San Andreas Fault. Located in the Swarthout Valley, which was itself first settled in 1851, Big Pines began as a year-round recreation area built by Los Angeles County in 1924.[1] It is a popular ski area close to Los Angeles, as it has a history of significant snowfall, even as late as May.[2][3] It also hosts Mountain High Ski Resorts. Big Pines is bordered on the east by Wrightwood, California.

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  1. ^ Krig, Pat; Van Houten, Barbara (2004). Images of America: Wrightwood & Big Pines. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-2899-4. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "California Hit by Snow; Girl Dies in Drift". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 5 May 1930. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "World's Ski Record Broken". Eugene Register-Guard. 2 February 1931. Retrieved 29 August 2011.