October 9, 1999 |
After half a century wrangling with snowdrifts and ski bums, 79-year-old Lynn Newcomb is winding down his days on Mt. Waterman, the ski area he helped build in the Angeles National Forest north of La Canada Flintridge. The resort, with vintage ski lifts and no snow-making equipment, was open just five days last winter for lack of snow. Newcomb says he is planning to sell the works to Torrance-based BRGS Inc., a partnership that lists snow-making equipment as its top priority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 2000 |
The new owners of the Mt. Waterman and Kratka Ridge ski areas say they're close to completing the first phase of snow-making systems that will enable them to greatly increase their operating days. A snow-making system could be operating as early as March 11 on a portion of Kratka Ridge that will be set aside for snow play, as well as a beginner area for skiing and snowboarding, said Barry Stubblefield, president and chief executive of La Canada Flintridge-based Mt.