Tag: Skiing

Michael Radford and Rachael DesRochers win Victor Alvarez Ski Championship

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 25, 2012 – The 2012 Victor Alvarez Memorial Ski Race was held on Saturday March 24th and as promised it was simply one of the best winter sporting contests of the year. Over 50 competitors showed up to see who would capture the title “fastest ski racers in Southern California”.  First the men’s field was narrowed to the top 32 qualifiers and the women’s was limited to the top 12.   Head to head dual giant slalom courses were set with horse gates in order to start competitors precisely together.  To get to the final four each skier had to complete and win a combination of 10 races during the day, in other words, speed and stamina were key to victory.  The top spot for men went to former Snow Summit Race Team member Michael Radford now skiing for Montana State University.  Second place was Kelly-Kai Tokunaga J1 Snow Summit Team racer and third went to Kyle Wormsbecker,  head coach for the Snow Summit Ski Team.  Fourth place went to John Michael Fabrizi local J2 Snow Summit ski team member. The women’s top racer was Rachael DesRochers former Snow Summit race team member taking first place.  Second was Karen Lundgren, race team coach and world famous mountain climber. Third was Sara Schacht race team coach and former race team member. Fourth place was Elle Williams and...

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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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Enjoy the Fresh Snow This Holiday Weekend!

Big Bear, Ca, February 17, 2012, 4:00pm – The recent snowfall the Big Bear Valley received has created great conditions for this holiday weekend.  With 14-16 inches of fresh snow on the slopes and surrounding mountainside, skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers are in for a great weekend.  Nearly all the runs are open at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, and Big Bear Mountain Resorts is Southern California’s “Learn to Ski & Ride Headquarters,” so those needing lessons or a refresher will find excellent classes and instructors.  Outdoor enthusiasts who are interested in going snowshoeing, can stop by the Discovery Center for guided tours, or they can go to Goldsmith’s Boardhouse, North Shore Trading Company or Bear Valley Bikes to rent snowshoes.  Motorists are advised to drive with care as roads may be icy or slippery, and are reminded that there are three routes in and out of the valley for your driving needs.  Highway 38 is on the east side of the valley and often is an easier route to take when departing on holiday weekends, as there is less traffic.  Highway 18 down through Lucerne Valley is also another way down the mountain, and is ideal for those traveling back to the desert communities, Arizona, or Nevada.  And as always carry chains in your vehicle as it is the law that you have them in your car when...

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Adult Night League Starts & Snow Summit Race Team Represents!

Big Bear, Ca, January 30, 2012, 3:00pm – This past weekend the slopes were filled with people as skiers and snowboarders enjoyed great snow with wonderful southern California weather.  On Saturday and Sunday Snow Summit Race Team J-4 and J-5 racers competed in the Kyle Warren Memorial South Series giant slalom ski race.  Top finishers for the Snow Summit Race Team included Mckinley Warren, Emerson Warren, Johann Auer and Alec Burton who beat the competition both days by over 15 seconds.  Notably the J5 girls held their ground on Sunday against Team Mountain High with the six Snow Summit Race Team Girls taking the first top six spots, while on Saturday and Sunday J4 boys Emerson Warren, Johann Auer and Chase Dowty, all race team kids, battled it out for the top spot.  In the adult racing arena, the first race for the Adult Night League was held on Saturday Night, and race team coach Thad Epting of Team Tequila put down the fastest time with Wade Reeser of Team Goldsmith, Snow Summits Mountain Manager taking second place.  Kyle Wormsbecker, head coach for the Snow Summit Race Team invites everyone to come out and race.  The next night league race will be held on February 11th, and is open to anyone 18 and older. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31317.mp3|titles=Ski Race Results 1/29/...

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