Snow Valley Mountain Resort
|Snow Valley Mountain Resort|
San Bernardino County, California
|Nearest city||Running Springs, California|
|Vertical||1,041 ft (317 m)|
|Top elevation||7,841 ft (2,390 m)|
|Base elevation||6,800 ft (2,100 m)|
|Skiable area||240 acres (97 ha)|
|Runs||10% Experts only|
|Lift system||12 lifts: 6 Double, 5 Triple, 1 conveyor|
|Terrain parks||The Edge, East Bowl|
|Snowfall||150 inches (380 cm)|
Snow Valley Mountain Resort is a ski resort located in Running Springs, California, United States. It is the oldest continually operating ski resort in Southern California and is also one of the largest ski resorts in the San Bernardino National Forest.
Originally named "Fish Camp" for the pond located in the area, the site was developed into a roadside resort and lumber mill in the 1920s by the Swetkowich brothers. In the 1930s the slopes were developed for tobogganing and skiing by the Arrowhead Springs Corporation, which named the development Snow Valley. The resort featured one of the first overhead cable ski lifts. In 1940 the resort was purchased by American ski jump champion Johnny Elvrum, who expanded it.
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- "The History of Skiing in Los Angeles, California". Pacific Rim Snow Sports Alliance. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- "About Us". Snow Valley Mountain Resort. Retrieved on 2010-12-31.