Tag: Snowboarding

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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Local Boys Compete at the USASA 23rd National Championships in Colorado

  Copper Mtn, CO, April 11, 2012, 8:00am – Seven local Big Bear boys attended the USASA 23rd National Championships at Copper Mountain in Colorado held from March 31st to April 5th.  Drayden Gardner, a five-year veteran of the National Championships, took 4th place out of 69 riders in halfpipe and 8th place out of 75 riders in slopestyle for the Breaker Boys division aged 12 to 13.  Kolman Lecroy took 3rd overall out of 15 riders for the Grommet Boys aged 8 to 9.  Evan Heckman took 2nd overall, Jaromie Nolan took 4th overall and Adam Eisenman took 6th overall out of six riders for the Open Class Men’s Division.  Justin Hill took 7th overall out of 14 riders for the Menehune Boys ages 10 to 11.  In the Skier Men Division, Tucker Keating placed 2nd overall in the 13 to 15 aged boys.  Since 1988, USASA has fostered the competitive spirit of snowboard athletes and developed a solid grassroots organization that allows boys and girls of all ages and abilities to participate in over 500 organized snowboard events that qualify for national and international competition.  The United States of America Snowboard Association, or USASA, events have represented the recreational and competitive interests of amateur snowboarding and freeskiing in the United States supporting 33 series across the country.  Their goal is to promote safe, fair, and fun events while fostering a competitive...

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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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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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Hit The Slopes at Big Bear Mountain Resorts

Big Bear, Ca, November 21, 2011, 3:00pm – Big Bear Mountain Resorts is in great shape, and has opened up more runs after Sunday night’s snowfall resulting in 5 inches of snow at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. With the colder temperatures at night, snow-making equipment has been adding snow to the runs, which means now is the perfect time to hit the slopes.  If you don’t know how to ski or board, or want to learn something, take a lesson at either Summit or Bear, as lessons are available for both skiing and boarding, and for people of all ages, and levels.  Early season rates will continue for both day tickets and season passes through Wednesday, November 23rd.  Night skiing is set to start this weekend, so make sure you have your cold weather gear ready for great day and night skiing at Big Bear Mountain Resorts.  For more information and to order tickets or season passes, go online at...

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