Mount Waterman

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Mount Waterman
United States

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About the Ski Resort

Mount Waterman is a skiable area in the Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, California. It is located on the State Route 2 (aka Angeles Crest Highway) It reaches a height of 8,030 feet, has an overall vertical drop of 1,030 feet. Mt. Waterman is leased under a Special Use permit from the US Forest Service.The area is Unincorporated rural Los Angeles County

Mt. Waterman is not really a resort, but a ski area.
Mt. Waterman facilities include a ticket booth at the base near the Hwy (6,900'), Warming Hut (with a small restarant), restrooms, Ski School, Ski Patrol (First Aid), Ski rentals and a heliport, halfway up the mountain. Near the top there is a 5 million gallon (tadpole filled) reservior for a future snow-making system and at the summit(8,036') there is a plateau with large boulders. Waterman has 3 double chairlifts to serve its ski runs. Mt. Waterman has no snowmaking equipment.

Vehicle access for the skiing public is via State Route 2. During non-snow months, vehicle access to the ski area's buildings at the top of the advanced/expert face runs is available via a dirt logging road from Hwy. 2 by-passing the ticket booth winding through the forest for 3/4 mile. This old logging road ends at the warming hut, though it is not open to public vehicles.

There are popular, steep backcountry ski trails on the west side of the mountain, though skiing these trails is not recommend since it is not patrolled. During El Niņo 1998 County Sheriff ticketed some backcountry skiers who entered these areas. Several skiers and snowboarders went missing and had to be rescued that year.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: No
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: Yes
Cross country: 30 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  20 %

 More Difficult:  20 %

 Most Difficult:  60 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  8,002 ft
Summit elevation:  9,001 ft
Vertical drop:  999 ft
Skiable area:  150 acres
Annual snowfall:  0 in
Snowmaking:  0 %
Number of trails:  0
Number of lifts:  3
Types of lifts:  3 chair lifts

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  No
Ski lessons:  No
Snowboard lessons:  No
Ski rentals:  No
Snowboard rentals:  No

Ski Resort directions

Mt. Waterman is located 43 miles from Los Angeles.