Big Bear, Ca, December 19, 2011, 12:00pm – This past weekends snow fall has added 12 to 16 inches of fresh snow at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.  With additional snow making taking place at every opportunity, the slopes are in perfect condition!  Between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, there are 25 lifts running, with nearly all runs open, and over 150 snow features!  If you don’t know how to ski or snowboard, or want a refresher, both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit offer lessons for all ages, and all abilities.  If you need rentals, there are many local shops that provide rentals, and some shops such as Goldsmith’s Boardhouse even have snowshoes for rent in addition to their ski and board rental fleet.  If you are planning on skiing or boarding this holiday season, you can pre purchase your tickets online before they sell out.  Go to