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Snow brings skiers to SoCal mountains

For the first time in four years, ski resort operators in Southern California (SoCal) received enough snow to open for Thanksgiving weekend!

The storm on Saturday, which came out of the north, dropped 3-6 inches of snow in mountain regions and along the Grapevine area of Interstate 5. Snow fell in decreasing amounts until the early afternoon.

Chris Riddle, the director of marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts, which include both Bear Mountain and Snow Sumit, said that 4-6 inches of snow had fallen at Big Bear and talked of the pent-up demand of skiers and snowboarders.

Kim Hermon, marketing manager of Mountain High Ski Resort in Wrightwood in the San Gabriel Mountains, was equally happy about the natural snowfall and Thanksgiving timing of the snow.

The storm skirted the Los Angeles area, for the most part, and delivered rains to San Diego County.

Today, with the passage of the storm, gusty Santa Ana winds with peak speeds of 60 miles/hour were expected in the mountains.

-Bill at Cheshire Cat Photo™

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