Tag: Snowboard

Fundraiser for Local Snowboarder Drayden Gardner

Big Bear, CA, June 18, 2012, 8:00am – Local 12-year-old Drayden Gardner continues to reach new heights in the sport of snowboarding.  Drayden has been chosen as one of only two junior snowboarders invited to participate in the World Heli Challenge in Wanaka, New Zealand.  As a Young Gun in the Challenge, he will compete alongside the 30 main event snowboarding and skiing athletes this July 31st through August 16th.  Drayden’s snowboarding career so far includes a long list of accomplishments including 4th place in the USASA Nationals in Halfpipe, 8th place in the USASA Nationals in Slopestyle, 1st place in the Gatorade Free Flow and many, many more for 2012.  Drayden’s main goal is to compete in the most elite board sport contests world wide including all TTR ranked events, X-Games and US Olympics for snowboarding.  Already, he has competed in over 200 competitions in both snow and skate.  As a community, we can help send Drayden to New Zealand at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Old Country Inn on Wednesday, June 20th beginning at 4pm to closing.  Dinner is $5.99 per plate with the option to purchase raffle tickets for prizes. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31555.mp3|titles=Drayden Gardner – Cathy Herrick...

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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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Team Jordan Antarctica Send Off/ Warren Miller Screening of “Like There’s No Tomorrow”

  Join Team Jordan, (Jordan Romero, Paul Romero & Karen Lundgren) and watch the latest Warren Miller Film: “Like There’s No Tomorrow” at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center on Thursday December 8th.  This is going to be the big send off for Team Jordan before they make their way to Mount Vincent Massif in Antarctica. This is the last peak the team will climb in their quest to climb the 7 summits! Attendees can walk away with some awesome prizes, and will even get a chance to see Jordan in his Antarctica gear!  Help Support these Big Bear locals make history and complete their goal!   Check out www.jordanromero.com for information on the team’s progress and ways you can...

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Winter Knocks On Big Bear’s Door

Big Bear, Ca, November 3, 2011, 3:00pm – The scenic sky chair at Snow Summit will be not be open this weekend as Big Bear Mountain Resorts gears up for the winter season.  The mountains have been testing their snowmaking equipment to ensure everything is in working order.  Local ski and board shops are also gearing up for the season by getting the latest equipment in stock, and shops like Chains Required is clearing out its summer bicycle stock to make room for winter apparel and gear.   The Snow Summit race team is preparing for race season by doing dry land training, and weight training at some of the local gyms.  At Mountain Fitness Center over 25 people are taking a seven week class to get their body and mind ready so that they can be ready to ski the first day the slopes are open.  The winter chill is definitely in the air as temperatures are set to drop into the high 30’s with a chance of snow this weekend.  Residents are encouraged to prepare their vehicles by having snow chains in your car during the winter...

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