Tag: So Cal

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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Things to do in Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca, December 27, 2011, 4:00pm – The Big Bear Valley has many different activities for visitors and residents to enjoy this holiday season.  The Moonridge Animal Park provides a home for many indigenous and mountain area animals, including the grizzly bear and bald eagle.  The Big Bear Discovery Center is open Thursday’s through Mondays, and offers visitors a chance to brush up on the history and wildlife of the Big Bear Valley. The new Action Segway tours offer tours from a different perspective, in different areas of the valley.  They are housed in the new village shops and courtyard in the Big Bear Lake Village.  Local gyms such as Big Bear Total Fitness and Mountain Fitness Center are open this week, and offer day passes, and both have excellent facilities for all your exercise and high altitude training needs. For those that want to relax, take a look at one of our spa’s or wellness centers, such as Elevations Day Spa, the Village Spa, or if you want to stay in by the fire, make an appointment with a licensed masseuse from Mobile Mountain Massage.    Additional activities you can do on your own time include snowshoeing, and taking a stroll down the Alpine Pedal Path on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake.  There are many local trails, including the Woodland Trail, Cougar Crest Trail, and Pine...

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Christmas Weekend Activities

Big Bear, Ca, December 22, 2011, 12:00pm – With the snowfall we received earlier this week, Big Bear is a beautiful white landscape.  This holiday weekend, there are many different activities that families and friends can participate in.  The Alpine Slide and Big Bear Snow Play will both be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, allowing children of all ages to take a ride down the hill on their inner tubes, and sleds. The Bowling Barn, Big Bear Fun Plex, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain will all be open both days, with night sessions being offered at the slopes.  The Moonridge Animal Park, and the Big Bear Discovery Center are both open on Christmas Eve, and closed on Christmas, so you can say hi to the animals, and find out more about Big Bear’s History.  Additional activities you can do on your own time include snowshoeing, and taking a stroll down the Alpine Pedal Path on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake.  There are many local trails, including the Woodland Trail, Cougar Crest Trail, and Pine Knot trail that are great snowshoeing trails.  ACTIVITIES: – Alpine Slide: Christmas Eve = 10-5 pm, weather permitting; Christmas day = 11-4 pm. – Big Bear Snow Play: Christmas Eve = 10-4 pm; Christmas day = 11-4 pm. – Bowling Barn: Christmas Eve = 10-5 pm; Christmas Day = Noon-10 pm....

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1st Goldsmith’s Race Results

Big Bear, Ca, December 20, 2011, 8:00am – The first Goldsmith’s Ski race of the season took place this past Sunday, and despite cold weather conditions and low visibility, many local children and even a few adults braved the temperatures and participated in the slalom race.  The harsh conditions made for an icy course, resulting in quite a few racers skiing off course, or not finishing.  Stand out performances of the day went to John Micheal Fabrizi with the fastest combined time of the day with one minute and 19 seconds for both runs, Nationally ranked Stephanie Lebby, who with total combined time of one minute and twenty three seconds was the fastest lady of the day, and was only beat by three boys.  In the Masters division Susan Kendall laid down the fastest masters time for both men and women with a time of one minute and 33 seconds. Forty Six year old Kendall raced in the collegiate league in her twenties, and has proven that she still remembers her college race training.  Other winners for the race team and masters in their respective categories include:  Johann Auer, Emerson Warren, Sean Murphy, Elle Williams, Alec Burton, Kelly Kai Tokunaga, Delany Warren, McKinley Warren, John Boucher, Alex Baroian, and Marcelle Howard- Goodsell.  Winners in the Dteam categories include: Ryan Dosa, Callie Brzenzski, Devon Garber, Haley Hoskins, Jonas Simko, Annaliese...

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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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