Tag: Snowboarding

11 Year Old Drayden Gardner Heads to USASA Nationals For 4th Time

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USARC Ski-A-Thon Two Weeks Away

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US Adaptive Recreation Center Holds 2011 Skiathon

Big Bear, Ca, February 8, 2011, 8:00am – Skiers and snowboarders can spend a day on the slopes, never wait in a lift line, enjoy a complimentary lunch, have chances to win great prizes, celebrate at an after-ski party with silent auction and entertainment, and do it all to support children and adults with disabilities.  They achieve this by participating in the 2011 Ski-A-Thon, returning to Bear Mountain Resort on Saturday, March 5, 2011. The event is “free” for skiers and snowboarders whose entry fee is covered by donations made in their name. This FUNdraising day on the slopes enables winter sports enthusiasts to generate much needed resources for the United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC,) the non-profit organization that has provided adaptive recreation programs for over twenty years.  Located at Bear Mountain, the USARC is an independent organization dedicated to the belief that success in challenging outdoor experiences not only brings a necessary and healthy  component to the lives of those with disabilities, but that the resulting self-confidence can be transferred to other aspects of their lives.  Proceeds from the Ski-A-Thon are used to purchase specialized ski equipment, train hundreds of volunteers, and subsidize the cost of providing one-on-one private lessons to Southern California’s disabled community. Donors can deduct pledges on their taxes.  For more information about the Ski-A-Thon, and to get involved, go to usarc.org or call...

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Big Bear Youth Drayden Gardner and Dusty Henricksen Score on Skating Circuit, While Toby Miller Trains in Snowboarding’s Project Gold

Big Bear Valley, CA — The Big Bear Valley is home to a number of young superstars. While 13-year-old Jordan Romero was making his way to the peak of Mt. Everest, 10-year-old Drayden Gardner and seven-year-old Dustin Henricksen segued from snowboarding competitions to making their mark on the skateboarding circuit, competing in California Amateur Skateboard League events. Earlier this month, Gardner received a trophy for his fourth place finish in the Vans Skate Park CASL Street Competition, earning him a place in July’s California State Games, a statewide sports festival that is a grass roots program of the United States Olympic Committee, per his mom Holly (McDonald) Gardner, who notes that Drayden will compete in streetstyle, mini-ramp and pool riding disciplines. Henricksen, a first grader at Baldwin Lane, also earned a fourth place ranking in the Vans Skate Park Bowl Competition and will join Gardner at the next CASL competition on June 19 at the Fontana Skate Park prior to the State Games festival in July. The two had competed in the USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain, Colorado in April, where 10-year-old Toby Miller, a fourth-generation Big Bear local, won a national snowboarding title for his age group. Given this impressive finish, Miller, who has recently been training in Tahoe, has been invited to train with the U.S. snowboarding coaches (including Olympian Shaun White’s coach) on Mammoth Mountain this...

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Big Bear Mountain Resorts Wrap an Epic Ski Season–Unless This Week’s Storm Brings More Snow

Big Bear Lake, CA — Our season on the slopes has come to a close—unless we get more snowfall. After nearly six months and over 12 feet of snow, Big Bear Mountain Resorts have wrapped this ski and snowboarding season as of yesterday’s final session at Snow Summit. However, given the possibility of additional snowfall later this week, Snow Summit may re-open for the weekend should we get another substantial snow. Though, should this be the end, Big Bear Mountain Resorts say that this winter season is going down as one of the best in Big Bear’s history. Season passes for next winter are on sale, and “screamin’ deal” discounts are in effect through the end of May; visit BigBearMountainResorts.com for more information. Update as of April 28: It’s official, Snow Summit Resort is closed for the season and will not re-open for the weekend. The scenic sky chair at Summit will be open for the summer season, starting Friday, May 21 for the Amgen Tour of California which finishes at Snow Summit, and will remain open on weekends leading into the summer months. The Bear Mountain Golf Course is expected to open May 21 as...

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