WRIGHTWOOD (CBSLA) – The rains that fell across Southern California also brought plenty of snow to the region’s mountains, to the delight of skiers and snowboarders.


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As of 9 a.m. Friday, Big Bear Mountain Resort in the San Bernardino Mountains – which has been open since last week — reported 4 to 8 inches of snow, while the city of Wrightwood in the San Gabriel Mountains received 1.6 inches of snow, its first snowfall of the season.

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Mountain High Resort near Wrightwood reported that it could open as soon as Sunday.

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Snow plows were out in force Thursday, with chains required on Highway 18 in the San Bernardino Mountains on all vehicles except those with four-wheel drive with snow tires.