Photo: Snow blankets parts of Southern California

Moorpark resident Matteo Jackson, 21, puts the finishing touches on a  snowman on the beach Tuesday in Big Bear Lake.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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A winter storm dropped nearly a foot of snow on the San Bernardino Mountains, stranding vehicles on the road. The snowfall, however, did create perfect winter sports conditions.

Man-made snow augments fresh snow at Snow Valley Mountain Resort in Running Springs, Calif.
Man-made snow is sprayed upon the slopes to augment fresh snow at Snow Valley Mountain Resort in Running Springs, Calif.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Store owner Adam Hurlbut shovels snow from in front of Sugar Mountain gift store in Running Springs, Calif.
Store owner Adam Hurlbut shovels snow outside his Sugar Mountain gift store in Running Springs, Calif., on Tuesday after nearly a foot of snow fell in the San Bernardino Mountains.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Rancho Palos Verdes residents Michele Gunter, left, and daughter Kaia walk their dog Elsa.
Rancho Palos Verdes residents Michele Gunter, left, and daughter Kaia walk their dog Elsa along the lakeshore of Big Bear Lake on Tuesday after the first big storm of the year dumped nearly a foot of snow in the San Bernardino Mountains.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

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A snowshoer walks through fresh snow along a road in Big Bear Lake.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Vehicles that were abandoned, stuck or wrecked along the highway in Crestline, Calif., after a snowstorm.
A sampling of the dozens of vehicles that were abandoned, stuck or wrecked along Highway 18 in Crestline, Calif., on Tuesday after a snowstorm. Some motorists did not heed warnings to stay off mountain roads during the storm.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Man-made snow augments nearly a foot of fresh snow at Snow Valley Mountain Resort in the San Bernardino Mountains
Man-made snow augments nearly a foot of fresh snow at Snow Valley Mountain Resort in the San Bernardino Mountains on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 in Running Springs, CA.
(Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)
Tina Lewis, 19, of Fullerton sleds with friends in some fresh snow in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Tina Lewis, 19, of Fullerton sleds with friends in fresh snow Tuesday at Big Bear Lake.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Bauch rows his hand-built wooden rowboat with the snow-capped mountains within view of the Peninsula in Long Beach.
(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)