Mt. Waterman is a ski area located in the state of California in USA. The resort is in the town of La Canada Flintridge, CA.
We recently ranked all of California's ski resorts, so you can see where Mt. Waterman stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mt. Waterman is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Mt. Waterman. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mt. Waterman's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mt. Waterman around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mt. Waterman Terrain Overview
Mt. Waterman has a total of 27 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mt. Waterman is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 150 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 61 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.6 square kilometers.
Mt. Waterman's slopes see on average 180 inches (4.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 15 feet every year!
Mt. Waterman Elevation
Mt. Waterman has a summit elevation of 8,030 feet, or 2,447 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 7,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,030 feet (314 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 8,030 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Mt. Waterman Difficulty Level
56.4out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Mt. Waterman has 150 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mt. Waterman's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 20% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 60% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Mt. Waterman good for beginners?
Mt. Waterman is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 40% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Mt. Waterman Location
Mt. Waterman is located in the state of California, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of La Canada Flintridge, CA.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 93553 USA
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Getting to Mt. Waterman
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Waterman), its coordinates of 34.34900, -117.92900 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of La Canada Flintridge, CA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mt. Waterman.
|Ontario International Airport||ONT||Ontario, CA||28 mi|
|Los Angeles International Airport||LAX||Los Angeles, CA||39 mi|
|San Diego International Airport||SAN||San Diego, CA||119 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mt. Waterman.
|Hollywood Burbank Airport||BUR||Burbank, CA||27 mi|
|Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field)||LGB||Long Beach, CA||39 mi|
|John Wayne Airport||SNA||Santa Ana, CA||47 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Waterman, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mt. Waterman.
|Snow Summit Mountain Resort||Big Bear Lake, CA||8,200 ft||63%||60 mi|
Mt. Waterman Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||8,030 ft|
|Base Elevation||7,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,030 ft|
(20% Beginner, 20% Intermediate, 60% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||180 inches|