Tag: Snow

5th Annual “Snowshoe The Bear” Starts “Conquer The Bear” Series

Big Bear, Ca, February 20, 2012, 12:00pm – The recent 14 inches of snowfall the Big Bear Valley received will be perfect snowpack for the 5th annual Snowshoe the Bear race that will take place this Saturday, February 25th. Snowshoe the Bear is a great event for anyone who has ever wanted to give snowshoeing a try.  There is a challenge for everyone at every level with a 5 and 10k course.  You don’t need to own a pair of snowshoes to compete, as you can rent them from may shops around the Big Bear Valley including North Shore Trading Company, Goldsmith’s Boardhouse and Bear Valley Bikes.   If you are renting from a local shop, be sure to call ahead and reserve a pair, as they can run out.  Snowshoe the Bear is the first event in the Conquer the Bear and Conquer the Cub series, in which participants compete in the snowshoe race, Paddlefest in July, a road bike race in August, and a trail run in September.  Those that complete all of the races will Conquer the Cub or Conquer the Bear.  For more information on Snowshoe the Bear, or the Conquer the Bear series go online at...

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Best Snow Anywhere!

Snow– we have plenty of it here at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain! Despite the lack of snow in other California regions, Big Bear  Mountain Resorts has been fortunate with snowmaking and early season snowfalls providing snow depths of 1-3 feet, very good snow coverage and nearly 100% open runs- that’s almost 438 skiable acres! While the weather has been relatively mild in the valleys and beaches, we have been making snow the past couple of nights up here at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain and the snow conditions are better than you might think. Enjoy the wide open runs and the most terrain park features in So Cal. Visit www.bigbearmountainresorts.com for...

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Leaving Town For The Holidays? Winterize!

Big Bear, Ca, December 20, 2011, 3:00pm – With the holidays upon us, and many second homeowners returning to their mountain getaways, or mountain residents leaving the valley to spend the holidays with family, the Department of Water and Power wants to remind homeowners to winterize their homes. To avoid leaking or bursting pipes, the DWP reminds valley residents to drain your pipes in the winter months when you will be away from your residence for an extended time.  Winterizing, as they call it, will help your pipes from freezing, and in turn leaking or bursting.  To drain your water, find your stop and waste valve, which is located between your house and water meter, and use it any time you leave your house for an extended period of time to drain your water lines, and remember to also shut your water off.  If you are experiencing a small leak, call a plumber, however if you are finding an excess of water in your home, call the DWP, as they need to see if the freezing temperatures compromised your pipes, and caused a large leak or crack.  The DWP can be reached at 909 866 5050, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can also find complete information on how to winterize your home online at...

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More Snow Makes For Great Skiing & Boarding!

Big Bear, Ca, December 19, 2011, 12:00pm – This past weekends snow fall has added 12 to 16 inches of fresh snow at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.  With additional snow making taking place at every opportunity, the slopes are in perfect condition!  Between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, there are 25 lifts running, with nearly all runs open, and over 150 snow features!  If you don’t know how to ski or snowboard, or want a refresher, both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit offer lessons for all ages, and all abilities.  If you need rentals, there are many local shops that provide rentals, and some shops such as Goldsmith’s Boardhouse even have snowshoes for rent in addition to their ski and board rental fleet.  If you are planning on skiing or boarding this holiday season, you can pre purchase your tickets online before they sell out.  Go to...

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Drive Safe In The Snow

Big Bear, Ca, December 12, 2011, 2:45pm – With winter road conditions in effect KBHR and CalTrans would like to remind motorists to drive carefully, and remind drivers of current chain restrictions.  Currently chains are required on Highway 18 the front grade, portions of Highway 38 through Redlands and Mentone, and on roads within the Big Bear Valley.  Chains are required for 2 wheel drive vehicles, which means you need to install chains on your drive wheels.  Always carry chains or cables when driving in the mountains in the winter months, as it is California Law.   This will secure the safety of the motoring public, the safety of others, and allow CalTrans and the California Highway Patrol to keep these roadways open to...

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