Mt. Baldy

CayleeAbout 70 minutes from Hollywood and 7,800 feet from sea level stands the most elevated restaurant in Los Angeles county – Top of the Notch, part of a ski resort located on Mt. San Antonio (“Mt. Baldy”). Thanks to Mount Baldy Ski Lifts, in operation since 1952, you can arrive in style for some “haute cuisine” and a local beer. If you’d like to incorporate an alpine hike into your excursion, you may want to dine afterward – just one strong beer at this altitude can make you a bit careless. The staff will be happy to substitute a veggie patty for any of their signature burgers, and if you’re lucky, Caylee will be your server. She is not a fellow Escapee, but a third generation local. She’s been riding the ski lift here since she was about knee high. Find out more about her on

View from Mt. Baldy

Author: gregsimsmusic

Greg Sims is an award-winning composer for film, television and advertising. He escaped to LA in 2015 where he has been scoring feature films and documentaries and blogging about his adventures in Los Angeles.

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