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Storm Dispatch: Mt. Baldy, California

Pacific storm blankets SoCal's best little ski area with four feet of powder

The massive snowfall that has blanketed the West hasn’t forsaken the mountains of Southern California. Locals keep a close eye on these systems, and over the last decade we’ve been regularly disappointed by a shift in the jet stream or warm temperatures. But the most recent series of cold storms graced the raw, rugged terrain of Mount Baldy, a mom-and-pop ski area located just 45 miles from Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Mountains, with four feet of snow, rewarding locals with a day to remember. Hello, old friend, it’s been a while. —David Reddick