Ski resorts in the Big Bear area received 8 to 11 inches of snowfall last week — and more is on the way.
But it's not just the slopes that are covered in white. Photographers Nicholas and Alena Barnhart captured glorious early-morning skies at Big Bear Lake and its surroundings last weekend.
The pictures show snow on the lakeshore with dramatic skies — streaks of pinks and golds — at various points around the lake, like the harbor at Fawnskin and Boulder Bay.
The snow completes a mountain tableau all but forgotten during the state's devastating drought.
"[E]veryone is waiting for the next storm to hit this week to bring more snow for the skiers/snowboarders and vacationers for the Christmas holidays," Nicholas Barnhart writes via email.