Skiers and snowboarders can expect fresh snowfall and clear weather Sunday at winter resorts around the Southland before another storm moves through next week.
Mountain High in Wrightwood reported 5 inches of new powder at its base and 10 inches at its peak on Sunday morning.
“Today is expected to be clear and epic. We’ve got back-to-back storms headed our way so get ready. The majority of the mountain is open and 40% of trails have been groomed,” the resort wrote on its website.
Those headed to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain in the San Bernardino National Forest can expect between 4-6 inches of new snowfall.
A winter storm watch will be in effect from Monday afternoon through Monday night for Riverside and San Bernardino county mountains, where the snow level could drop to as low as 3,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm could bring another 6-12 inches of snowfall in places above 4,500 feet, forecasters said.
But a break in the action Sunday gave snowgoers a chance to hit the slopes.
“Snow showers and winds will taper off around midday Sunday with highs struggling to get above freezing. We’ll get a short break in the action Sunday afternoon ahead of our next big storm arriving on Monday,” according to the Bear Mountain website.
Meanwhile, Snow Valley in Running Springs will have its first night session of the season Sunday and will stay open until 8 p.m. should weather permit after receiving 10-12 inches of fresh powder overnight.