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Goldsmith’s Race Series Kicks Off This Weekend!

Big Bear, Ca, December 16, 2011, 4:00pm – The Goldsmiths Race Series will kick off this Sunday, December 18th at Snow Summit.   Children and adults of all skiing abilities can participate in the race series that will occur each month through March.  The series has been around for a long time, and was previously known as the Alpine Race Series and is for members of the race team, development team, master’s team, and general public to participate in. Proceeds from the race go towards purchasing training equipment for the race team.  Interested skiers can register in the clubhouse on Sunday, the 18th before the race, which will at 10:00am, with course inspection starting at 8:30am.  The race will be a slalom format, and will take place in the Jim Bollingmo Race Arena, located at the bottom of Miracle Mile, and is a great area for spectators.  The series will continue with the second race taking place on Janaury 15th, and additional races on February 12th, March 4th and culminating on March...

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Big Bear Lake Ranked 4th In Trip Advisors Top Winter Vacation Getaways!

Big Bear, Ca, December 7, 2011, 9:00am – Big Bear Lake has been ranked on Trip Advisors “Top Winter Vacation Rental Getaway Destinations” for 2011.  The ranking was based on TripAdvisor’s vacation rental inquiry data for the winter months. Big Bear Lake ranked 4th in the top 10 list of winter vacation desitnations. Trip Advisor stated that the draw for Big Bear is that it is situated within a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, and stated that our valley  is a scenic winter wonderland.   Also in the top 10 were the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Breckenridge and Vail Colorado, and Park City Utah.  Rick Shoup, President and CEO of the Big Bear Lake Resort Association told KBHR that the Resort Association is thrilled to be in the top 10. In a recent online search of basic phrases such as ski vacation packages, and ski vacation, nationally Big Bear searched in the top 10 each time, even being placed as the third place spot nationally.  Shoup also told KBHR that one of the reasons Big Bear is ranked so high is that it is affordable, close to many large cities, and that the Resort Association offers ski and lodging packages.  For more information on lift and lodging packages, go online at www.BigBear.com. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31221.mp3|titles=Trip Advisor Rank 4 December...

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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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Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Opening This Week

Big Bear, Ca, November 7, 2011, 12:00pm – Big Bear Mountain Resorts announced today that Bear Mountain and Snow Summit will be opening this week for skiers and snowboarders.  Bear Mountain will open on Wednesday, November 9th,  and Snow Summit will open Thursday, November 10th.  With four to six inches of natural snowfall over this past weekend, and snowmaking at every opportunity, both resorts will be opening with nearly full width runs and quality snow.  Both resorts will be open at 8:30am, and will close at 4:00pm.  At Summit, chairs 1, 2 and 8 will be open, and at Bear Mountain chair 9 will be open.  More lifts and runs will continue to open as snowmaking continues.  With more cold weather ahead, and snow predicted this weekend, Big Bear Mountain Resorts is ready for the winter season, and they are inviting everyone to get an early start on the slopes.  For more information go online at...

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Big Bear Mountain Resorts Gears Up For Winter

Big Bear, Ca, November 4, 2011, 3:00pm – Big Bear Mountain Resorts announced earlier this week that they have transitioned Chris Riddle into the position of Vice President of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts.  Additionally Rio Tanbara  has been announced as the new Director of Marketing for Bear Mountain and Clayton Shoemaker as the Director of Youth Marketing and Park Development for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. “Having called Big Bear Mountain Resorts my home mountain for over 20 years, I am excited to play a larger role this season in making Bear Mountain the ultimate ski and snowboard scene of Southern California,” says Tanbara.  Snow Summit has closed down the scenic sky chair this weekend as both resorts gear up for the winter season.  The coating of snow the valley received today will provide Big Bear Mountain Resorts with a good start to the snow...

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