We received many inches of snow last night. I'd estimate a minimum of 6 inches and maybe 8 to 9 inches just in the town center neighborhood. i haven't heard from Pine Cove or Fern Valley yet.
the really good news is the roads, including secondary streets, are all clear. Hwy 243 from the town entrance to village Center is plowed to the pavement. Some sun or temperatures above 38º will turn the thin layer of snow and crusty ice to slush. There's gravel or ashes on the road too.
Kudos to CalTrans, Riverside County transportation and all of the local plow entrepreneurs to have turn a problem into a way to live and work in winter wonderland. Is this "Only in Idyllwild".
Perhaps not, but here's an idea. The Winter Olympics start in two days. Vancouver needs snow, Idyllwild has snow. Idyllwild needs commerce, Vancouver has billions. Why not hold some of the outside snow events here!!
I'll be writing the President of this Winter Olympics with this suggestion, but for those who read this early, get your room reservations now!
Pictures will come later. Sorry!