Veterans and active military members ski or snowboard free Monday at Bear Mountain, Snow Summit and Mountain High resorts in honor of Veterans Day. The Southern California ski resorts have just opened after a cold front that swept in last week dumped a little snow and dipped temperatures low enough for snow-making machines to kick into gear.
Mountain High opened Sunday with lifts accessing beginner and intermediate terrain, and Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are scheduled to open Monday, according to their websites. All three resorts honor the Veterans Day freebie for active-duty military, veterans and retirees who show an ID. Snow Summit, also in Big Bear Lake, hasn't opened yet.
Otherwise, early-season lift tickets at Bear Mountain in Big Bear Lake cost $35 for all-day and $20 half-day for adults. Snow Summit costs $35 for all-day and $30 half day fora adults. Lift tickets at Mountain High in Wrightwood cost $45 for adults and $25 for children through Thanksgiving.
Resorts will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.