Winter blew in, tipped her hat, and that changed everything in the Big Bear Valley.
In a few hours time, the temperatures plummeted, the roads went from clear to R-2 chain conditions and the mountains were engulfed in white.
With 6″ of fresh snow, the mountain resorts took full advantage of the cold storm and started blowing snow in earnest.
With this encouragement from Mother Nature and Thanksgiving coming so soon, Big Bear promises to be a slope rider’s paradise in time for the holidays. We expect an Opening Day announcement any moment now.
One look tells you, Fall and Winter have met. The last of the Autumn colors have given over to the bright white snow. We begin the transition to the Winter Wonderland of the San Bernardinos. Pure White, dark Evergreens and the subtle background browns, focused against Big Bear’s famous blue skies; these are now the predominant colors.
Bundle Up! Cozy and warm is what you want to be because, storm #2 is blowing in Sunday afternoon. If you haven’t shaken out your sweaters, snow pants and extra blankets, now is the time. The temperatures have dropped into the 20′s at night and are headed toward the teens.
There is a possibility of a few more inches to dust the hills and homes. This should be real encouragement to all those who have waited too long for the frosty weather to return.
We are all looking forward to a lovely white Winter.