The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature’s phone with today’s Groupon to Mt. Baldy. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get a two-hour tubing adventure for one (a $35 total value). The tubing adventure includes:<p>
- Two hours of tubing
- Inner-tube rental
Round-trip chairlift ride to the Mt. Baldy Monster Energy Tubing Park<p>
- For $29, you get one all-day ski-lift pass (a $69 value).<p>
Lifts operate seven days a week with varying hours daily; customers can check the online schedule for details. All lift operation is subject to weather conditions. Call the facility or check the previous link for weather and road conditions. Tubing lanes are located at the top of the Sugar Pine Chair lift and are open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please arrive 30 minutes early to allow for a 15- to 20-minute ride up the lift.
Mt. Baldy’s ski lifts gently propel patrons through the San Gabriel Mountains over the 26 slopes and 800 acres of skiable earth that cover the outfit’s expansive terrain. En route to the tubing park, snow bunnies can gaze at the snowy tundra passing below or read cursive poetry slalomed into the mountain’s side. At the top of the tubing hill, thrill-seekers leap into oversized inner tubes and skitter down the mountain at breathless speeds until the hill’s end or the tubes run out of gas.
Alternatively, four chairlifts glide up the mountain’s sides, dropping skiers and snowboarders at a variety of terrain ranging from gentle slopes to natural quarter pipes. Below chair number three, experts rip down one of Thunder Mountain’s double-black-diamond runs, and beginners dig out their snow legs along Mullin’s Mile. A permanent terrain park with a few slider features and a small jump beckons to trick riders leaping off chair number two while prepping the snow-snake footprints of new skiers for exhilarating whooshes down Bonanza run.
Ski lifts and hiking trails blaze through mountainsides, affording glimpses of historical mining facilities and natural wonders, such as canyons and Mother Nature’s secret collection of acre-long coffee spoons. While en route, skiers can keep retinas peeled for wildlife in the form of bighorn sheep and rattlesnakes. There are no gas stations in Mt. Baldy, so visitors should plan accordingly.
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.