Snowboarders Revel in Snow at Mountain High - NBC 7 San Diego

Snowboarders Revel in Snow at Mountain High

The late-winter storm dropped snow and just under 1.5 inches of rain in some areas of Southern California on Saturday



    Greg Bledsoe's Forecast for Sat. 3-17 (Published Saturday, March 17, 2012)

    Snowboarders and skiers hit the slopes on Sunday of the Mountain High ski resort in Wrightwood where more than a foot of new-fallen snow and freshly-groomed slopes awaited.

    The “March Miracle” arrived just in time for thrill-seekers to squeak in one more day of runs this season down the meandering slopes of one of Southern California’s most popular destinations.

    “I’m stoked because it’s the first actual powder day of the whole season,” said snowboarder Jamie, one of the first people to line up at the lifts at Mountain High. “All the trails are finally open. … Perfect.”

    Big Bear reports two feet of fresh show from what workers there call "the biggest storm of the season."

    On Mammoth Mountain: "Another 15" of snow in the last 24 hours brings our storm total to 3-5 feet ," ski resort staffers posted to Facebook along with a picture that would tempt any snowboarder to ditch work or school Monday.

    Mammoth even posted a great video of a bear sighting during the weekend storm.

    In San Diego, the cold, wet weather disappointed at least one tourist.

    Maurissa Ray complained the storm ruined the Spring Break she was promised.

    "I was promised 90-degree weather and beautiful beaches," Ray said. "I might as well have stayed in San Francisco because it's sunny there and it's not here."

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