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