Bear Mountain for some black diamond runs/and their famous park features. Within 2 miles is Snow Summit, which doesn't have many park features and is more of a place to just cruise down the hill. Then again, neither Bear or Snow Summit has many steeps. Relatively easy courses to go down the hill vs. Mammoth or Tahoe. Snow Summit is more popular with skiers. I also feel like the runs are longer there. If you are planning on just making a day trip from Socal, leave the resort by 3 p.m. or earlier (as in driving out of the parking lot) to avoid massive traffic going down the mountain. Takes about an hour to get down the mountain with little to no traffic. About 2 hours with heavy traffic.
Last edited by GrapeDrink; 03-18-2010 at 04:30 AM.