Category: Recreation

Dick Kun – Big Bear and Ski Industry Icon Passes Sunday Evening

UPDATE: Big Bear Lake, CA  November 29, 2016 – A memorial service for Dick Kun has been scheduled for Saturday, December 17th at 3pm at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center.  Big Bear Lake, CA  November 29, 2016 – Big Bear Mountain reported to it’s employees and the ski industry that Richard ‘Dick’ Kun, former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Snow Summit Ski Corporation and one of the true icons of the American Ski Industry and Big Bear Valley for a period of five decades, passed away Sunday night at his home after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease. His...

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Bear Mountain Opens Friday

Big Bear, CA, November 24, 2016 – Both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit have been blowing snow for more than a week now and Big Bear Mountain Resorts have announced that Bear Mountain will open Friday at 8:30 am with top to bottom runs on chairs 9 and 7. Hours through the weekend will be 8:30 – 4. The opening date for Summit will be announced very soon. Besides world class skiing and snowboarding at both mountains, there’s also great food and family fun to be had in a scenic, alpine setting. New at Snow Summit this season is...

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It’s Snowing in Big Bear

Big Bear, CA, November 18, 2016 – Snowmaking has begun! On Wednesday, November 16, the snow guns at Bear Mountain Resorts fired up to take advantage of several days of cold weather. The conditions, dry and cold, are exactly what the resorts need to get a good start on their base. Bear Mountain is focusing their efforts on Chairs 7 and 9 while Snow Summit is keeping the guns trained on Chairs 2 and 4. Snow Play in Big Bear City has also been able to take advantage of our cold temps and started blowing snow last Friday and was able...

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First Annual Big Bear Comedy Festival This Weekend

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 4, 2016 – The Big Bear Comedy Festival takes place over 2 days in 4 fantastic venues. The premiere festival hosts 14 professional headlining comedians with varying comedic styles, which guarantees that there will be something for everyone. These comedians have been seen on Conan, Kimmel, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed, Gotham, and more. All the talent will be in town for the entire festival, hanging out in all the named venues, creating what is going to be an electric atmosphere and an unforgettable weekend, that will leave you with a comedy hangover...

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Stay Safe and Use a Designated Driver this Halloween

Big Bear, CA, October 24, 2016 – For all those planning to party this Halloween, be sure to stay safe and use a designated driver! Our wonderful mountain community has a great program, the Big Bear Designated Driver Program, which offers incentives for designated drivers across the mountain. The Big Bear Designated Driver Program was put in place by the Breakthrough Task Force in order to keep the roads safe for both residents and visitors. The program does not provide designated drivers but encourages people to be the designated driver for their group of friends or family. Many wonderful businesses on the mountain participate in the program. Designated drivers who dine or shop at these businesses receive perks for committing to be the designated driver for their group. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Big Bear Designated Driver sticker in the window! The Restaurants and bars that serve alcohol give out official designated driver wristbands to the designated driver along with a discount of the establishment’s choosing such as free nonalcoholic drinks for the night, a free appetizer, half price off your meal and so on. After visiting the alcohol serving restaurant or bar, the designated driver can redeem this wristband at participating local shops and restaurants as a coupon. The California Highway Patrol supports the designated driver program because it works and saves lives. Remember, if...

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