Alta Sierra Ski Resort in Southern California was bracing for a great February and March due to all the snow they’ve gotten this season. The ski resort had struggled to bring in guests for years due to the state’s drought, so the 231″ of snow they got this season was the break that they needed.
Then the mudslides and floods happened. Alta Sierra has been shut down since March due to the U.S. Forest Service keeping Highway 55 closed. Its current timeline for reopening is uncertain, meaning that Alta Sierra is closed for the season.
KGET News reports that Alta Sierra has lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue this winter due to road closures. They’re pondering closing for good if they can’t figure it out financially, but want to work with the state and local county to find grants in order to stay open for future seasons.
The video from KGET is below.