Local mountain resorts telling people to stay away due to COVID-19 outbreak

It’s the kind of snow skiers and snowboarders dream of, fresh powder coming down easy, but it's off-limits. Snow resorts in The San Bernardino mountains are closed, and even stopping in the right if the road to play in the snow may get you a ticket.

Even residents in Big Bear and Running Springs can only let their children play within their own private property, and they better keep distancing and face mask guidelines.

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The Big Bear Sheriff's Department posted a warning to their social media:

'Significant snow is expected in SoCal mountains this week, however SNOWPLAY IS PROHIBITED IN BIG BEAR VALLEY. Ski resorts, snow play areas, public lots and on-street parking in the City of Big Bear Lake are closed. Follow Gov. Newsom's order to shelter in place.'

Mammoth Mountain posted this message to their Twitter page:

'While operations are suspended, remember there is no skiing, riding or uphill access of any kind. This is for everyone’s safety. We can’t wait to return to doing what we love with all of you – stay safe, stay healthy & please respect the direction of state and local government.'

For their updated COVID-19 information and resources, click here.

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