Tag: Snow Summit

Big Bear Winter Festival, February 27th 

Big Bear, CA, January 23rd, 2016 – The first-ever Big Bear Winter Festival means so much more than traditional play in the snow! Winter sports have ordinarily been of the ski or snowboard or ice skate or luge variety, and while we wouldn’t want to see those snowy standards going away, it’s always interesting to see what kind of new winter fun people are getting up to. Something that’s been growing for awhile now is the bike-to-snow trend, as in fat bikes, those cycles ready-made for snowy terrain, and Big Bear is all about this here-to-stay trend. Saturday February 27th is the date of the fest, and people...

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations In the Big Bear Valley

Big Bear, CA, December 30, 2015 – The Big Bear Valley has many things to offer locals and visitors alike on New Year’s Eve 2015. One annual tradition not to be missed is Snow Summit’s New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade. You can watch as skiers and snowboarders descend the dark slopes of Snow Summit lit only by the torches they carry. It’s a great way to kick off your New Year’s celebrations. Following the Parade there will be two fantastic parties at Summit. Hawks ’52 will have a live acoustic act and Slopeside Speakeasy will have DJ Slipmatt spinning in the New Year. Wyatt’s Saloon at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center will be hosting Big Bear’s only family-friendly New Year’s celebration with live music from the Doo Wah Riders along with DJ Joe Vonesh spinning your favorite tunes. Wyatt’s will be serving up great ranch-style grub, and lots of good company. There will be children’s activities including a bounce house, arts & crafts, games and more. Enjoy complimentary Champagne at midnight and complimentary Shuttle Rides Home! Nottingham’s Tavern will take you back to the 1920’s with their Theme Mystery Night (1920’s attire encouraged, but not required) and their New Year’s Eve Party will have live music by Izon Eden. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight for those over 21! They always sell out, so pre-purchase your tickets at Robinhood Resort...

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Brent Tregaskis Summit VP/GM is named GM at Colorado’s Eldora Resort

Big Bear Lake, CA 9/8/15 – Brent Tregaskis long time Summit employee and current Vice President/General Manager announced that he is taking a position as General Manager at Colorado resort Eldora near the town of Boulder Colorado.  Brent went to to describe this a great opportunity for him and his wife Bonnie to be close to family living in Colorado.   Besides, he explains, as an avid powder skier that region is famous for deep fresh snow.   Brent  has spent the last 17 years as general manager of Bear Mountain Resort under the ownership of Booth Creek then Snow Summit. “Big Bear has been home for thirty years, and leaving it is not an easy decision.  I truly loved working with Dick Kun and the company he built.  I have been the General Manager of Bear Mountain longer than any previous GMs, 17 years, which has brought a stability to the operation and allowed it to excel.  The team there is exceptional,” said Tregaskis.  “I have also really appreciated the opportunity to work with Mammoth since they purchased Big Bear Mountain Resorts.  It has been exciting, and I believe that many of the creative changes being implemented now and planned for the future will bring significant improvements to the profitability of the operation and enhance the growth of Big Bear.” “After much consideration, however, I have decided it is time...

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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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