Category: Big Bear Businesses

Here’s What’s Happening in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, CA, January 2nd, 2015 – Once again, Yahoo Travel has listed Big Bear Lake as one of the Top Ten lake vacation destinations in the country!  As we start the new year, here are just a few of the fun things you can do in this pristine resort community; The Big Bear Jeep Experience gives customers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get behind the wheel of a high-performance Jeep for some thrilling 4 x 4 action in the backwoods. Action Tree Rope Climbing Tours offers a new outlook for outdoor adventure. Experience Big Bear’s pine forest from a completely different perspective with the only...

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Kristine Yoshida selected to receive Woman of Distinction Award

Big Bear, CA October 3, 2015 – State Senator Mike Morrell of the 23rd District recognizes woman who have gone above and beyond to serve others through community service or civic involvement.  Kristine Yoshida, from Big Bear Lake has been selected to receive the Woman of Distinction award on October 16th, 2015. Kristine, along with her husband Jeff and two teenage sons Cole and Conner have been residents of the Big Bear Valley for 20 years.  In addition to owning and running her business Summit Dental, Kristine enjoys hanging out with her family, traveling, cooking, and staying physically active. Prior to living in Big Bear Kristine was a student and graduate of UCLA Dental School where she received multiple academic awards and was on a research team with the chair of Biomaterials.  After graduating in 1994, she completed a prestigious General Practice Residency at the Long Beach VA Hospital, where she was the only female dentist resident. Locally, Kristine is a member of the Village Business Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and an active member of Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley.  Kristine believes that giving back to the community is an important responsibility she has because Big Bear has been so generous to her. Woman of Distinction Awards acknowledging remarkable woman for their contributions to our state and region has been an annual legislative tradition since 1987.  Celebrations include weekly...

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EBBIE Award for Excellence in Business

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Bear Mountain Resorts Shareholders Approve Sale to Mammoth Mountain

Big Bear, CA, November 3, 2014 – With the final shareholder votes tallied, the Snow Summit Ski Corporation, a long standing icon of the Big Bear Valley, will change hands perhaps later this month.The official count of 68% in favor and 11% against the sale was announced at the annual stockholders meeting. Thus the sale of Snow Summit and Bear Mountain to Mammoth Mountain was ratified. The largest concern expressed at the November 2, 2014 stockholders meeting seemed to be access to free lift tickets and parking privileges. President and CEO Dick Kun stated that that it was a good deal for the shareholders who will receive in the neighborhood of $600.00 per share, but also draws to a close any future stockholder privileges. He further went on to explain that their aging management team along with winter resort industry consolidation was what helped lead them to the sale decision. In addition, Mr. Kun, the major stockholder, told the audience that during the negotiation process, “they never lost sight of shareholder concerns, and getting the highest possible price per share or return on investment.” In order to complete this transaction, the Forest Service must issue a new use permit, but according to Brent Tregaskis, newly named area General Manager, “this should not be an issue as Mammoth has the highest reputation as a resort operator.” According to others on...

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City Council Reaffirms Restrictions on Large Weddings at Alpenhorn B & B

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 28, 2014 – The Big Bear Lake City Council was asked to consider an appeal from the Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast regarding large weddings conducted on their grounds. Earlier this month, the city’s planning commission approved a conditional use permit allowing weddings, but limited the size to 49 guests and in addition required the construction of an ADA compliant bathroom on the grounds. Linda Carpenter, owner of Alpenhorn, appealed the decision stating that limiting the number of guests will hurt her business. Her attorney added, “the restrictions are not needed and are overreaching”. The council chambers were filled with neighbors who objected to noise, parking issues, and party goers associated with a wedding business conducted in their neighborhood. After hours of testimony and discussion, the council voted 5 to 0 to uphold the planning commission’s original decision reaffirming the restrictions. Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast, which is located at 601 Knight, near the Middle School in Big Bear Lake, will have 90 days to comply with the Conditional Use Permit in order to continue with weddings at that location. In addition, the council approved being a host city for Special Olympics athletes participating in the 2015 World Games scheduled for next summer. Also, conceptual approval was given for a Stanfield Cutoff parking lot which would provide the needed space for a bike lane on the...

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