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Hit the slopes at a local ski resort.

The San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains are more than a dramatic backdrop for foothill towns such as Claremont. Winter brings skiing and snowboarding close to campus. For the scoop on local ski resorts, we turned to Tom Elgin ’05, director of On The Loose, the outdoors club for the Claremont Colleges.

Mt. Baldy: Only half an hour from campus, Mt. Baldy offers steep and varied terrain. Only a few runs are groomed, but Elgin finds the sparse forests are perfect for making your own trails.

Bear Mountain/ Snow Summit: These resorts in Big Bear are both run by the same company, but each resort has its own emphasis. Bear Mountain is heavy on freestyle terrain, with plentiful jumps and a 15-foot halfpipe for snowboarders. Elgin reports that Snow Summit is better for beginners, as it is less steep and offers a family fun park with smaller jumps.

Mountain High:
Elgin finds this is a good all-around resort. Trails are varied, though they’re not as steep as some resorts. Mountain High also offers a decent-sized terrain park with a small halfpipe.

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