Category: Recreation

Mammoth Resorts Town Hall

At last night’s town hall meeting organized by Mammoth Resort’s Chairman and CEO, Rusty Gregory, the audience of approximately 100 people were given an opportunity to ask questions and receive information on the acquisition of Mammoth Resorts, including Snow Summit and Bear Mountain by the Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners. Gregory announced that “this is our first step in what we knew was coming, a roll up of the business”, meaning a consolidation of the ski industry.  Although terms of the sale were not disclosed, Aspen and KSL Capital recently purchased Intrawest, a mountain resort and adventure...

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Mammoth Resorts Hosts Town Hall Meeting Tonight

Mammoth Resorts, including Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, are being acquired by a newly formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, LLC  and KSL Capital Partners, LLC.  Mammoth Resorts CEO, Rusty Gregory, will be hosting  a town hall meeting tonight at Bear Mountain’s main lodge at 5pm.  Gregory will be answering questions about what the sale means for our local mountains and the Big Bear community.  The meeting is open to the...

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Spring Break Ski Camp

Big Bear, CA – Longtime Snow Summit CEO and innovator, Dick Kun, brought the joy of skiing to the residents of Big Bear as well as all of Southern California. One of his passions was getting the local kids on the slopes at an early age and exposing them to a lifelong love of skiing. In honor of his legacy, donations have been made to fund the Dick Kun Kid’s Ski Camp. The camp begins on Monday, April 3rd, and ends on Friday, April 7th, and is open to kids in grades 3-7. It runs from 8:30am to noon...

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Air Rescue 307 Finds Injured Hiker After Activation of Personal GPS Locator Device

Lake Arrowhead, CA – On Wednesday, March 8th, members of the Sheriff’s Department Emergency Operations Division received information regarding an injured hiker in the Pinnacles area of Lake Arrowhead. The Office of Emergency Services for the State of California received an activation from an In-Reach personal locator device. The activation included text messages, which said the victim, William Simpson, a 67 year old man from Santa Monica, had fallen while hiking and was suffering from injuries. The crew of San Bernardino County Air Rescue 7 was requested to assist. The crew responded to the location using the GPS coordinates provided...

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MWD Hatching Rainbows

The Big Bear Municipal Water District, whose mission is to manage Big Bear Lake, is embarking on a remarkable effort to help enhance the trout population and fishing opportunities for Big Bear Lake.   Hatchery raised fish which are then planted in lakes throughout California is a common practice but access to young trout for planting have been a challenge due to drought conditions and hatchery closures.   Mike Stephenson and the MWD board are pursuing a local, indoor, high tech hatchery to be located on underutilized MWD property now being used for RV parking and boat storage. After a...

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