It's the first snow of the season, and we got enough powder and the weather is just cold enough that some of it is sticking around. Enough for Mountain High Ski Resort in Wrightwood to open for Business Sunday at 8:30am.
Tickets will be $45 for adults and $25 for children ages 7 to 12. Kids 6 and under can ski for free with a paying adult.
Visitors and locals are excited about the big flaks that came down in Big Bear Friday. While some were caught off guard – most people enjoyed the fresh powder.
Like Al Briese and his son will, "He loves seeing all the snow on all the cars, he calls them white cars becase they're all covered in snow," said Briese.
"It's great news for business, snow is gold up here. It's not just white, we really need it can't wait for the slopes to get open," said Mark Desrochers, who works at Maggio's Pizza in Big Bear.
The folks on snow summit can't wait either – the ski resort is hoping for heavier and stronger snow storms, in order to open. Though they're not ready quite yet snow summit is preparing to open up the lifts to skiers and snow boarders, their hope is to do it by Thanksgiving.
"We keep expecting it to kind of settle in and become heavier and heavier and they're still saying it's supposed to tonight and maybe getting as much as 7 inches," said Chris Riddle, the V.P. of Marketing for Snow Summit.
Once the snow builds up – and the slopes open up, this season visitors will enjoy a brand new perk in Big Bear, a trolley service that picks people up at hotels in big bear village and drops them off at ski resorts.
"It's $5 dollars unlimited on and off service for the whole weekend. And if it's a holiday its three days on and off for the whole weekend," said Sandy Benson, with Mountain Transit.
Snow Summit is helping out Mother Nature with man-made snow, which they hope in combination with the real stuff will be enough to open the resort on Thanksgiving.