A ski slope on a sunny winter day with frozen snow covering the trees and the ground at Mount San Antonio (Mt Baldy), south California.

Best Places to Ski and Snowboard Near Menifee

Posted on 29 Jan, 2020

When the snow starts coming down outside, you don’t want to stay cooped up inside! It’s time to grab your skis or snowboard and hit the slopes. When you live in Menifee, you’re just a short drive away from a number of great ski and snowboard resorts. Here are a few of the resorts within driving distance from Centennial that feature fun activities for skiers, non-skiers and families.

Big Bear Mountain Resort
Double your fun at Big Bear Mountain Resort. Located just 80 miles from Centennial in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Mountain Resort includes two ski areas, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Bear Mountain is known for its innovative terrain parks like The Scene, while Snow Summit features family-friendly activities like the Grizzly Ridge Tube Park. Both properties offer lessons and rentals as well as a number of restaurants and shops where the non-skiers in your family can relax.

Mountain High Resort
Mountain High Resort, located about 75 miles from Centennial in the San Gabriel Mountains, is one of the most popular resorts in the state. With three separate areas, Mountain High has something for everyone. Love today’s freestyle culture? You’ll want to check out the West Resort. More interested in long trails and challenging slopes? The East Resort is for you. Looking to ski with the whole family? Head over to the North Resort. And if you’d rather just curl up with a good book and cup of hot chocolate, each resort has its own lodge that’s perfect for lounging.

Snow Valley Mountain Resort
If sledding is more your style, visit Snow Valley Mountain Resort. On weekends (including Fridays) and holidays, you can head up the mountain on a scenic chairlift ride before coming back down on the longest downhill sled ride in the region. The price includes your sled, so don’t worry about bringing your own! Snow Valley also features trails for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and ability levels as well as private and group lessons.

Mt. Baldy Resort
Feeling daring? Mt. Baldy Resort is known for its black-diamond and double-black-diamond runs. But it’s not just for experts: Mt. Baldy is also a great place to learn to ski or ride, with a dedicated area for lessons. The tubing park is fun for all ages, and the non-skiers in the family can take the chairlift to the Top of the Notch Restaurant and Bar and enjoy the stunning views over a tasty lunch.

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