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Snowfall a welcome sign for dry mountain towns, snow enthusiasts

By in Press Enterprise on January 10, 2018

By Laylan Connelly

With word of new snow on the mountains, Laura Kless woke up at dawn Wednesday, Jan. 10, dusted off her snowboarding gear and hit the winding road up to Big Bear from Huntington Beach — she wanted to be one of the first to get a taste of the slopes.

Kless, a skier in high school who used to ditch class after fresh storms and picked up snowboarding over the past 20 years, knows the best day to hit the mountain is right after a snowfall.

“It’s beautiful, bluebird skies,” she said after her first run at Snow Summit, noting that there were few crowds. “There is absolutely no one in the lift lines so you can just continually run up and down the mountain, which is nice.”

  • A winter scene during Tuesday’s snow storm in the Big Bear Valley, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Eric Reed/For The Sun/SCNG)

  • A backpacker makes his way into the woods during Tuesday's snow storm in the Big Bear Valley, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Eric Reed/For The Sun/SCNG)

    A backpacker makes his way into the woods during Tuesday’s snow storm in the Big Bear Valley, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Eric Reed/For The Sun/SCNG)

  • A Blue Heron takes off from Big Bear Lake during Tuesday's snow storm in the Big Bear Valley, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Eric Reed/For The Sun/SCNG)

    A Blue Heron takes off from Big Bear Lake during Tuesday’s snow storm in the Big Bear Valley, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Eric Reed/For The Sun/SCNG)

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