With a massive manhunt underway for Christopher Dorner in and around Big Bear Lake, creating a frightening and eerie situation for residents of the San Bernardino County mountain community, the area's two largest ski areas, strangely, remain open.
Apparently it has been determined that Dorner, an ex-LAPD officer suspected to have killed three people and still seemingly intent on killing others, poses no threat to ski operations or skiers and snowboarders visiting the slopes.
Bear Mountain stated Friday on its website: "With the approval of the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit will be open with full operations today."
The same statement appears on the Snow Summit website.
Snow Summit's Friday night session, however, has been canceled because of what has been described by the sister resorts as "a dynamic situation."
Meanwhile, police have been going door-to-door and searching abandoned cabins for Dorner, 33, who is on a mission to kill former LAPD colleagues and their family members as revenge for his firing in 2008.
The manhunt focused on Big Bear on Thursday after Dorner's burned-out vehicle was found in the mountain community, two hours from Los Angeles.
Nearly a foot of new snow had fallen in the region as of 12:30 p.m. Friday.