Honoring Dick Kun

Pictured - Randall Putz, Gloria Meade, Dave Likins, Bill Jahn, Marlene Cain, Liz Harris, Loren Hafen, Dave Caretto, Dick Kun, Simeon Prophet, Rick Herrick, Jim Miller, John Eminger, Bob Jackowski, and Heather Obernolte

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 30, 2015 - On Monday evening in Hofert Hall, Mayor Dave Caretto and the Big Bear Lake City Council invited the community to join them in honoring Dick Kun. They were there to acknowledge Dick for his decades of exceptional stewardship of Big Bear's two resorts and service to this community. Dick's attention to … [Read more...]

Mammoth now owns Big Bear Mountain Resorts

Big Bear Lake, CA. March 3, 2015 - In a recent letter sent to Snow Summit stockholders sale of Big Bear Mountain Resorts to Mammoth Mountain was closed on Friday, February 27th.  A momentous day for the Big Bear Valley but it was possibly overshadowed by the pending weekend snowstorms.  Snow Summit began life as a modest ski endeavor with a … [Read more...]

Winter Sports in the San Bernardino Mountains

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Big Bear Valley, CA, November 29, 2014 - In 1925, Walter Kruckman ran a bus line which serviced the San Bernardino Mountains. The Motor Transit Company had a franchise to the mountains which required them to operate a year-round bus service, even though they traveled empty in the winter months. Kruckman came up with the idea of developing public … [Read more...]

Big Bear Expecting Tons of Snow September 27

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Big Bear Lake, CA, September 26, 2014 - Right on the heels of the news of the acquisition by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Bear Mountain is having its winter kickoff party this weekend. The 11th annual Hot Dawgz & Handrails is set for Saturday, September 27 from 9 am to dark, and 40 pro snowboarders will compete for cash on 130 tons of man-made … [Read more...]

A Fugitive in Our Midst: Christopher Dorner in Retrospect

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 10, 2014 - In February of 2013, many of us began following the news of a disturbed, disgruntled ex-cop as he crisscrossed southern California: A pair of murders in Irvine, an attempted boat theft in San Diego, an officer shot in Corona, and a fatal ambush in Riverside. It was chilling to watch Christopher Dorner’s path … [Read more...]

Kids Ride Free With PB&J

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 1, 2014 - Even without the recent snowfall, our local ski resorts would’ve been busy this weekend, hosting special events on both days. Today, it’s the Peanut Butter and Rail Jam at Bear Mountain, Volcom’s amateur snowboard contest. This free event features multiple divisions for men and women of all ages, and the … [Read more...]

Ski Resort Opens in Time for Thanksgiving

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Big Bear Lake. CA, November 28, 2013 - Bear Mountain is open for the 2013-14 winter season as of Wednesday, November 27. Chair 9 opened initially, giving access to 1300 vertical feet of terrain and 27 intermediate-to-advanced features, including 4 jumps and 23 jibs.  along several trails: Upper Park Run, Expressway, The Gulch, and Lower Park … [Read more...]

In Loving Memory: Sean Jacques 4/28/1967 – 10/16/2013

Sean & Suzie Jacques

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 24, 2013 - A Celebration of Life for Sean Jacques is scheduled for Saturday, November 2 at Bear Mountain Resort at 4:30 p.m. Sean passed away October 16 and is survived by his wife, Suzie, his son Anthony and daughter Alexandra as well as his parents, sister, nieces and nephew. Following his wishes, his organs were … [Read more...]

Bear Mountain Hosts 4th Annual War Of Rails

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 2, 2013 - Bear Mountain is hosting the 4th Annual War of Rails this weekend. The event brings together top freestyle ski professionals from all over the globe to compete for a $30,000 cash purse. The professionals will take to the sky with outrageous tricks and impressive agility. Bear Mountain will showcase the raw talent … [Read more...]

USARC Ski-A-Thon set for March 2

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 24, 2013 - The U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center at Bear Mountain Resort provides adapted activities to physically and cognitively challenged children and adults. Part of the nonprofit organization’s costs – including subsidizing lessons, purchasing equipment and training 200 volunteers and staff members – are met by … [Read more...]