Snow Valley Mountain Resort

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Snow Valley Mountain Resort
Snow Valley CA 2010 1.jpg
Location Running Springs
San Bernardino County, California
Nearest city Running Springs, California
Coordinates 34°13′24″N 117°02′15″W / 34.223375°N 117.037423°W / 34.223375; -117.037423Coordinates: 34°13′24″N 117°02′15″W / 34.223375°N 117.037423°W / 34.223375; -117.037423
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)

29 total
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg 14% easiest
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg 45% More difficult
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg 31% Most difficult

Ski trail rating symbol-double black diamond.svg 10% Experts only[1]
Lift system 12 lifts: 6 Double, 5 Triple, 1 conveyor
Terrain parks The Edge, East Bowl
Snowfall 150 inches (380 cm)[2]
Night skiing Yes

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 four 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.[3] The resort featured one of the first overhead cable ski lifts.[4] In 1940 the resort was purchased by Norwegian-American ski jump champion Johnny Elvrum, who expanded it.[3]

In 1974 W.R. Sauey became the owner of Snow Valley. His company the Nordic Group owns and operates Snow Valley. [5]

The resort operates under Special Use Permit from the United States Forest Service.[6]


  1. ^ Snow Valley, LLC (2010) Snow Report - Snow Valley Trails Snow Valley Mountain Resort. Retrieved on 2010-12-10.
  2. ^ "Southern California Ski Area Analysis." Retrieved on 2010-12-16.
  3. ^ a b "The History of Running Springs". The Rim of the World Historical Society. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "The History of Skiing in Los Angeles, California". Pacific Rim Snow Sports Alliance. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "About Us". Snow Valley Mountain Resort. Retrieved on 2010-12-31.

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