Often applied to politics, the phrase it’s a slippery slope refers to the way every debate ultimately ends with a downhill ski race at dawn. Settle the score with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$29 for a scenic lift ride and lookout lunch for two (a $70 total value)
- Two round-trip lift tickets (a $25 value each)
- A $20 voucher valid at the Top of the Notch restaurant
$55 for a scenic lift ride and lookout lunch for four (a $140 total value)
- Four round-trip lift tickets (a $25 value each)
- A $40 voucher valid at the Top of the Notch restaurant
Adventurers hop aboard the Sugar Pine chairlift that ferries them for 10–15 minutes to the upper heights of Mt. Baldy, where jaw-dropping vistas and hiking trails overlook the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and the Mojave Desert. Located 7,800 feet above sea level, the Top of the Notch restaurant complements the views with dishes such as The Notch burger ($9.45), the Baldy Yacht Club sandwich with turkey and bacon on sourdough ($10.45), and beer-battered fish 'n' chips ($13.95).
Both the restaurant and lift operate only on Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Check the website for weather conditions.
From this high up, the world seems small and compact, framing the ocean, mountains, and desert in the same field of vision. Though Mt. Baldy's soaring peaks seem to shrink the globe to the size of a globe, they also grant access to nature's majesty throughout the year. Four chairlifts gently propel skiers through the San Gabriel Mountains over the trails and 600 acres of skiable earth ranging from gentle slopes to natural quarter pipes. In the warmer months, hiking trails blaze through mountainsides, affording glimpses of historical mining facilities and natural wonders, such as canyons, fauna such as bighorn sheep, and Mother Nature's secret collection of acre-long coffee spoons.