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“my kids liked it”
Review of Snow Valley

Snow Valley
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Owner description: Popular ski/resort area that receives the most natural snowfall in Southern California.
Reviewed 16 February 2016

my kids (7 & 5 yrs old) are tired of riding tubing. so we decided to try skiing this year. enrolled both of them in learning center. both of them liked it. however the little one (5 yrs old) wanted to ride with parent on second day. so we took her out and ski together. overall snow valley seems good choice for beginners.

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Its good as only a short drive to get to if you local but always check for snow chain advisories but if you stuck some of they guys will let use and bring back for a fee of course at side of road where they fit them but better than having a wasted trip average fee around $50 total to hire,fit and remove again they charge $40 alone for fitting also bring some snack with you as food expensive at cafe and only 2nd class at that

1  Thank Steven M
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Had the best day skiing yesterday with my daughter! Easily drove up to this fun, charming ski resort from one of the beach cities in Orange County in less than two hours. Beautiful sunny warm day. Slopes were well groomed, staff very friendly and organized at the ski rental. (Mountain is actually bigger than it looks in the picture as you can't see the upper area.) Also shared some laughs on the sledding run! SV provides the sleds and there's a lift. This was Super Bowl Sunday and we had a blast watching the game in the lodge at the end of the day. There was a drawing for prizes every quarter. This was a perfect ending to a great day because we missed a lot of the traffic heading back down from the mountain.
Pray for snow because it is quite a gift to enjoy skiing in sunny warm Southern California. SV may not be a Squaw Valley or Mammoth but it's a great alternative for those who love to ski without the time consuming hassle of a larger resort!

1  Thank Yana K
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Snow Valley is a family fun place. They offer sledding on one side of the mountain along with an area where little kids can build snowmen and just play in the snow that is completely safe from the ski and snowboarding traffic. The runs are not that challenging and the mountain itself is much smaller than the other two resorts in the area but the lack of huge crowds is what really makes this place enjoyable. You can ski without the fear of an out of control snowboarder cutting you off.

1  Thank egchora
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Reviewed 23 January 2016

Love this place! It's the same size (Ski-able acreage) as Snow Summit, 30-45 minutes closer, and much less corporate. Slide Peak is amazing, as is the back country. The front of the mountain also has nice solid runs for everybody - boarders and skiers of all levels. Everyone is always smiling, friendly and helpful. Lines can get long on popular holiday weekends (just like everywhere else), so if you can - avoid those weekends. But even then, the slopes don't feel crowded.

If you've got beginners - they've got the ultimate beginners slope, it's very gentle and long. It's also easy to find 1/2 off deals (Circle K currently has one), and there's always the Snow Jam Card (snowjamcard.com 1/2 off, and 2nd, 4th and 6th time is free. It also saves you time, you go to customer service to pick up tickets, not the ticket windows).

Best place to take a break is the Hideout! Love it! It's part way up the mountain and a great place to take a break and have something to eat or drink .

1  Thank beentheredonethatoo2
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