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Mt. Waterman to open resort to cyclists

June 21, 2013|By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com
  • FILE PHOTO: Snowboarder Brian Bello, 35 of North Hollywood, waits for some friends near lift #2 at Mt. Waterman Ski Area in the Angeles National Forest on Saturday, January 8, 2011. After two dry winter seasons, the owners of Mt. Waterman expect to open their small mountain resort to cyclists in July 2013.
FILE PHOTO: Snowboarder Brian Bello, 35 of North Hollywood,… (Raul Roa / Staff…)

After two dry winter seasons made skiing at Mt. Waterman all but impossible, owners of the facility in Angeles National Forest plan to open up their small mountain resort to cyclists next month.

Mt. Waterman, located about 34 miles north of La Cañada Flintridge, was unable to allow skiers and snowboarders on the slopes the last two years due to a lack of snow. The owners do not have the capability or the funding to make snow and rely on nature.

Six bike trails, as well as scenic lift tours to the top of mountain, will be offered in the summer season starting in July, according to the resort’s Facebook page. The official opening date has not yet been confirmed.

Mt. Waterman will also serve food and drinks at the warming hut, located at the top of ski lift No. 1.

Prices are $20 for a single bike ride or $40 for an all-day pass. A trip up the mountain without a bicycle will cost $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 7 to 12. Children six years or younger can get a lift up the mountain for free. Hours are Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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