Tag: Snow Summit

Snow Summit Kicks Off Summer on Saturday

Big Bear Lake, April 18, 2014 – Snow Summit reopens its renowned bike park for the summer season this Saturday, making it the first and only lift-serviced bike park open in North America. The base area at Snow Summit will be a Vendor Booth City, featuring dozens of brands like Troy Lee Designs, Five Ten, Smith Optic, Ryders Eyewear, Marin Bikes, Freestyle USA, and Trek. Some of the attractions are DJ Slip Matt, raffles, prizes, huge product giveaways. Drink specials will be available for the 21 and older crowd. Summertime season passes for the Bike Park are now on sale too. Other summertime activities to enjoy at Summit include hiking, sightseeing, and the Scenic Sky Chair. Chris Riddle, Vice President of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts, said, “We’re excited to be the first bike park to open for the season, and we’ll be one of the last to close. It’s going to be a long, fun season here at Snow...

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Dorner Reward Still Not Fully Disbursed

  Big Bear, CA, February 11, 2014 – The City of Los Angeles offered a $1 million reward last year for the capture of fugitive homicide suspect Christopher Dorner, however the Big Bear couple taken hostage by Dorner and two other men who were to share in the reward money haven’t received all that they were promised.   Lee McDaniel encountered Dorner at a Corona gas station on Feb. 7, 2013 and alerted police to his presence in the Inland Empire and Snow Summit employee Daniel McGowan called authorities when he spotted Dorner’s burning truck in Big Bear later that morning. Jim and Karen Reynolds of Big Bear, were tied up by Dorner on Feb. 12 after they discovered him holed up in one of their vacation rentals. Karen got loose and called 911 after he fled in their car. As of today, about $860,000. has been distributed. The problem is that the $1 million reward is actually a combination of several awards that had their own rules. The city of Riverside has rescinded their promise of $100,000. because the precise terms of the pledge, that Dorner be arrested and convicted, were not met. A panel of judges assigned to choose the recipients of the $1 million reward waived the arrest-and-conviction requirement of the Los Angeles portion of the reward, calling it impossible to meet. McDaniel was awarded 5%,...

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Kids Ride Free With PB&J

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 1, 2014 – Even without the recent snowfall, our local ski resorts would’ve been busy this weekend, hosting special events on both days. Today, it’s the Peanut Butter and Rail Jam at Bear Mountain, Volcom’s amateur snowboard contest. This free event features multiple divisions for men and women of all ages, and the top 5 in each division qualify for the 2014 World Championships and a shot at a $15,000 purse. The Big Bear competition is free to spectators with lift tickets or passes. Today and tomorrow, Women’s Edventures is offering ski and snowboard clinics, at both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. The workshops include lunch, goodie bags, four hours of instruction, video analysis plus a personalized strategy for improvement. The team of female, professional instructors carry advanced certification in  Alpine, Nordic and boarding to accommodate students of all skill sets at Lake Tahoe and at Big Bear Mountain Resorts. It’s too late to join in this weekend, but you have until February 22 to sign up for the next Edventure, which is scheduled for March 1st and 2nd. For details, call (714) 469-6748....

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Snow Summit Corporation Up For Sale

Big Bear, CA, June 20, 2013 – According to a press release on behalf of the Snow Summit Ski Corporation, the company’s Board of Directors have retained the investment banking firm of Houlihan Lokey to market the corporation that owns and operates Snow Summit and Bear Mountain with the possibility of selling it to one of a number of interested buyers.  Houlihan Lokey will contact various potential buyers both within and beyond the ski resort industry informing them of the Snow Summit Ski Corporation’s attractiveness as an acquisition as the leading ski resort company in Southern California with average annual skier visits of a little over 700,000.  Last year, Snow Summit celebrated it’s 60th Anniversary.  The Snow Summit Board anticipates that, if an offer of sufficient merit is received, it will be presented to all the shareholders for a vote of approval or rejection.  This process is likely to take several months, if not longer, and a sale will not necessarily occur.  Dick Kun, President and CEO of the company, stated, “Confidentiality is a necessary part of this process, so, at least for now, Snow Summit management and Directors will not be able to answer questions that go beyond what has been stated in this release.  Thank you for your understanding.”  Snow Summit and Bear Mountain have been described as the largest economic engine of the region and one of...

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Victor Alvarez Memorial Race At Snow Summit

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 8, 2013 – The 17th Annual Victor Alvarez Memorial Race and Silent Auction is this Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Snow Summit. It’s a way to remember Victor and it’s also a fundraiser for the Snow Summit Junior Race Team. Enter for your chance at a $3075 cash purse. It’s a Pro-Style Giant Slalom Race. Registration begins at 8am in the lower level of the Bear Bottom Lodge. Qualifications begin at 10am with head-to-head eliminations starting at 1pm. The entry fee is $50 for children and $70 for adults, and includes a lift ticket, T-Shirt and race fees. There will be a silent auction open to the public in the Bear Bottom Lodge. Prizes include hotel accommodations, ski and snowboard equipment, clothing and...

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