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...]

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...]

Bear Mountain Resorts Shareholders Approve Sale to Mammoth Mountain

Big Bear, CA, November 3, 2014 - With the final shareholder votes tallied, the Snow Summit Ski Corporation, a long standing icon of the Big Bear Valley, will change hands perhaps later this month.The official count of 68% in favor and 11% against the sale was announced at the annual stockholders meeting. Thus the sale of Snow Summit and Bear … [Read more...]

Mammoth Resorts to Acquire Bear Mountain Resorts

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 24, 2014 - Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, owner of both Mammoth and June Mountain, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts which includes both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, for 38 million dollars. Closing is subject to certain conditions including shareholder approval. The … [Read more...]

Dick Kun Receives Lifetime Achievment Award From National Ski Areas Association

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Big Bear, Ca, May 13, 2011, 1:00pm - Dick Kun, President of the Snow Summit Ski Corporation, recently received the prestigious lifetime achievement award from the National Ski Areas Association.  Kun, who has been skiing since he was nine years old, took over operation of Snow Summit at the age of 24 when his step father, Tommi Tyndall, then head … [Read more...]