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USARC Ski-A-Thon Helps Those With Disabilities Enjoy The Slopes

Big Bear, Ca, February 20, 2012, 3:00pm – Skiers and snowboarders can spend a day on the slopes, never wait in a lift line, enjoy a complimentary lunch, have chances to win great prizes, celebrate at an after-ski party with silent auction and entertainment, and do it all to support children and adults with disabilities. The 2012 USARC Ski-A-Thon is less than two weeks away on Saturday, March 3 at Bear Mountain, and there is still plenty of time for you to register and participate. This FUNdraising day on the slopes enables winter sports enthusiasts to generate much needed resources for the United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC,) the non-profit organization that has provided adaptive recreation programs for over twenty years.  Located at Bear Mountain, the USARC is an independent organization dedicated to the belief that success in challenging outdoor experiences not only brings a necessary and healthy component to the lives of those with disabilities, but that the resulting self-confidence can be transferred to other aspects of their lives.  Proceeds from the Ski-A-Thon are used to purchase specialized ski equipment, train hundreds of volunteers, and subsidize the cost of providing one-on-one private lessons to Southern California’s disabled community. Donors can deduct pledges on their taxes. For more information about the Ski-A-Thon, and to get involved, go to usarc.org or call the USARC at...

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Saturday Night League and Goldsmiths Race Results

Big Bear, Ca, February 13, 2012, 3:00pm – This past weekend brought a little snow to our valley, along with some ski races.  The Saturday Night Race League held their second race for the 18 and over crowd, with more racers showing up to participate in the series that helps support the Snow Summit Race Team.  Kelly Kai Tokanaga, who races for Snow Summit as a J1, was the fastest skier of the night at the age of 18 with Wade Reeser and Thad Epting taking 2nd and 3rd.  In remembrance on Stephanie Murphy who recently passed, her friends Kim Williams, Tracy Dowty and Tiffany Burton created Team Steph and raced in her memory.  On Sunday the 3rd Goldsmiths Race took place with 14 year old Evan Williams bringing the fastest time of the day with a combined time of 1 minute and 15 seconds.  Other winners in their respective categories were Mark Millson, Elliott Lebby, Sarah Auer, Chase Dowty, Elle Williams, Alec Burton, Mckinley Warren, John Boucher, Susan Kendell, Eugene Cleary, Granite Shelton, Trinity Dostrow, Devon Garber, Haley Hoskins, Jonas Simko, Makaela Baptista, Scarlett Brigham, Eric Miller, Sierra Kim, Nate Williams and Charlotte Miller. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31350.mp3|titles=Night league team...

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Saturday Night Race League

Big Bear, Ca, January 25, 2012, 3:00pm – Adult ski racing is back at Snow Summit for the second year after a hiatus.  The Saturday Night Race League, which is for adults 18 and older will start this Saturday, January  28th, and will feature a duel giant slalom style course.  Skiers and snowboarders can participate in the Giant Slalom race that takes place in the Jim Bollingmo Race Arena at the bottom of Miracle Mile, which is a viewer friendly slope, so spectators are welcome and invited to cheer on their friends and family.  Registration will take place from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the VIP Room located in Bear Bottom Lodge.  Inspection will take place from 5:00 to 5:45pm, with the race to start at 6:00pm.  The Saturday Night League is a fundraiser for the Snow Summit Race Team.  Skiers can create a team of three, and enter the team for the four race series for $300.00, which includes night lift ticket.  If you can only make it to one event, or choose to ski as an individual, the price is $25.00 per race, and teams or individuals can sign up early at Goldsmiths...

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Learn a Snow Sport This January

Big Bear, Ca, January 4, 2011, 12:00pm – January is Learn a Snow Sport Month, and if you haven’t already learned to ski or snowboard, now is the perfect time.  In partnership with the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are offering FREE rentals throughout the month of January, to first time beginners ages 8 and older who purchase a beginner lesson package. New this year is The BIG Deal, which Big Bear Mountain Resorts says is their best value beginner package for adults ages 13 and older. This package includes 4 hours of instruction, a beginner lift ticket on your first day AND for your next visit a Beyond Beginner package which includes an all-mountain lift ticket and 2 hours of instruction valid during any non-peak day* and non-holiday* period.  For more information go to...

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Fresh Snow Means More Snow Play This Weekend

Big Bear, Ca, December 2, 2011, 12:00pm – Big Bear has turned into a winter wonderland over night with 14 to 16 inches of new snow on the slopes, with extra snow making occurring overnight.  According to Big Bear Mountain Resorts, more runs and chairs are expected to open this weekend, making for an excellent weekend on the slopes. New park features are also being created, which will offer freestyle skiers and boarders with more jumps, rails, and boxes to hit.  For those of you who want to explore the forest without getting on skis or boards, Goldsmith’s Boardhouse and Bear Valley Bikes sell and rent snowshoes.  Snowshoeing is great for beginners, with an easy 10-step program to follow. Take 10 steps, and you can snowshoe, it’s that easy.  The Discovery Center does offer snowshoe tours for those that would rather have a guided tour through the forest.  In addition to being a fun experience, snowshoeing also is a great form of exercise.  Whatever you choose to do this weekend, enjoy the fresh snowfall, and get...

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