Tag: Bear Mountain

Think “Out of the Box” on Beautification

Big Bear, CA, January 15th, 2016 – A competition wants local resorts to think “out of the box” on beautification. Out Of The Box is an invite only resort competition taking place over the 2015-2016 winter season. Four resorts will receive identical containers full of raw materials to create, destroy and modify as they see fit- the goal being to design the most fun, most imaginative, most photo-friendly snow park possible. Bear Mountain’s creations will be unveiled and opened to the public initiating the second phase of the competition. Resort guests are invited to compete in the Best #GoPro INSTAGRAM contest....

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Woman Killed in Skiing Accident

Big Bear, CA, December 1, 2015 – A 21-year-old woman from Ohio was killed during a skiing accident on Sunday in Big Bear. KTLA television reports Natalie Altieri of Canton, Ohio, was skiing at Bear Mountain when she collided with a metal stairway, according to a brief statement from the San Bernardino County Coroner’s office. Altieri was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead less than an hour after the collision. According to the coroner’s statement, Altieri died of “injuries sustained in the accident.”  An autopsy was set to be conducted to determine her cause of death.  Altieri was a fashion design student at the University of Cincinnati.  University President Santa J. Ono reacted to her death with a statement on twitter, saying in part, “my heart goes out to the friends and family of Natalie Altieri. We are fortunate that she graced the halls of the University of...

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12th Annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails Kicks off the Winter Season

Big Bear Lake, CA September 14, 2015 – The 12th Annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails takes place on September 19th, and will host over 50 professional riders from all over the world competing for $16,000 worth of cash prizes.  Guests will be able to enjoy access to over 40 of the industry’s leading vendors. Bear Mountain will also ship in over 140 tons of ice to be chipped into snow creating an innovative and skate-inspired course in “The Scene.”  These brand new features from HDHR will be showcased for the first time at the event and later installed in the Red Bull Plaza for the public. Gates open at 10:00am with the first heat beginning at 2:00pm.  Admission is free to the public. Along with all the fun of HDHR comes the three day online season pass sale, happening September 19-21.  This is your chance to purchase 2015/16 passes at a special rate. Purchase an Adult Bear/Summit Anytime Pass for just $549 and get a $50 resort credit. Purchase online or by calling 844.GO2.BEAR. If you cannot make it to this stellar event be sure to follow Snowboarder Magazine for a live webcast of all the fun.        ...

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Honoring Dick Kun

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 snowmaking, lift-line management, and customer service have created two world class resorts that bring close to a million skiers and snowboarders to our mountain community every year. Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are critical in helping to drive the economy of Big Bear. Dick also helped create the Resort Association, now known as the Visitor’s Bureau. He recognized the value of having Big Bear businesses work together to help give visitors to our valley a better, more full service experience while staying in our community. Dick has also helped by lending his voice and expertise to many local organizations and causes. He has been deeply involved with both the Rotary Club of Big Bear and the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce. Longtime, well known members of the community as well as dignitaries from the city, all pictured above, spoke eloquently in paying tribute to Dick Kun’s many years of service to our community. The word describing Dick that was repeated the most was ‘visionary’. Thank you, Mr. Kun.  ...

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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 permit from the National Forest service in the early 50’s.  Snow making and thirst for winter activities enabled Snow Summit to grow along with the entire resort industry.  While many mom and pop ski areas in Southern California have come and gone, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain emerged as innovators and leaders in the industry.  Executives for Mammoth, CEO Rusty Gregory and Dave Linkins, previously expressed their excitement for this deal as it will bring their total skier day tally to over 2 million annual visitors.  This type resort consolidation, which is now common place, will  make them one of the biggest in North America.  In addition, CEO Rusty Gregory, commented on future resort development that “we come from a small community and are sensitive to wants and needs of a mountain resort community”.   Summit President, Dick Kun, in his farewell letter indicated that he was “deeply grateful for 65 years of support and that lasting memories will comfort, what for some will be difficult”.  And now with...

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