“This is pretty unreal, especially for Southern California,” said Justin Kanton, spokesman for Big Bear Mountain Resort. About 48 inches of snow had fallen there by Friday morning, which was Bear Mountain’s opening day.
“I’d like to take credit and say that we planned it this way, but of course Mother Nature really holds all the strings when it comes to delivering the goods with snowfall,” Kanton said.
Across the region in Palmdale, which saw 4 to 5 inches of snow, the digging out process was made more difficult by the fact that the city’s public works crews don’t have many snowplows, Mayor Steve Hofbauer said.
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