Mountain gets a dusting of snow

February 6th, 2014 | by Skip Descant | Comments
Patches of snow are found outside Mountain Station on the patio Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The Mountain Station received an inch or two of snow last nigh. This winter has been unusually dry. Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun

Patches of snow are found outside Mountain Station on the patio Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The Mountain Station received an inch or so of snow last night. This winter has been unusually dry. Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun

Finally, a little powder on top of Mount San Jacinto and surrounding mountains.

“Only a dusting so far in Long Valley,” Lena Smith, spokeswoman for the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, wrote in an email this morning.

It’s been a nearly snow-less winter for the mountain, contributing to decreased ridership on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and visitation to the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area and the miles of trails in the high-altitude back-country.

However, a look at the live cam of Long Valley shows an inch or two of snow. It’s not much, but intensely welcome.

A screenshot from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway's Long Valley Cam shows snow Thursday morning.

A screenshot from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Long Valley Cam shows snow Thursday morning.

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