Category: Sports

7th Annual ‘Tour de Big Bear’ Scheduled For August 6

Big Bear, CA, March 18, 2016 – The Big Bear Cycling Association announced that it has scheduled the 7th Annual Tour de Big Bear for Saturday, August 6, 2016. For the fourth year, this year’s title sponsor is Remax Big Bear. “Last year’s Tour de Big Bear was a sell out for the sixth consecutive year, with over 1700 riders,” says Craig Smith, president of BBCA. “We are excited to announce a new race addition to this year’s event and continuing to grow our very successful week-long summer cycling festival.” The first of its kind in the United States, the seven-day Big Bear Cycling Festival brings in thousands...

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Big Bear Is One Of The Most Important And Amazing Ski And Snowboard Destinations In The Country

Big Bear, CA, February 13th, 2016 – Did you know that Big Bear is one of the most important and amazing ski and snowboard destinations in the country?  According to a new article in Ski Magazine, it just might be. Big Bear Mountain Resorts is a fantastic winter sports location, and it’s not just because of the beautiful snow and stunning scenery… it’s because of the wide variety of people it attracts.  Just in lining up for the lift or grabbing a bite at the Beach Bar your’re apt to see a vast array of our world’s different cultures...

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Shaun White Becomes Part Owner of Big Bear Mountain Resorts

Big Bear, CA, January 29, 2016 –  Action sports icon Shaun White is returning to his childhood stomping grounds with the deed in his hand. In a deal announced yesterday, White has joined the Mammoth Resorts’ ownership team as an investor, with an immediate focus on Big Bear Mountain Resorts. “It’s amazing that I’m now an owner of the mountain where I grew up riding,” said White. “As an owner I’ll be able to make changes and shape the future of the mountain and how people enjoy it–whether they’re beginners or professionals.” White’s presence will be felt everywhere from the...

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Missing Skiers Found

Big Bear, CA, January 8, 2016 – Shortly after 1:20 p.m. yesterday, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of missing skiers and snowboarders at Snow Summit. It was originally reported that an off-duty female employee of Snow Summit had gone out of bounds, became disoriented as fog and snow conditions persisted throughout the day, and was lost in the forest on the back side of the mountain. Deputies were able to make contact with the female via cell phone and get a screenshot of her location just before her battery went dead. As search efforts were initiated, deputies received information that two male subjects had located the female’s tracks at the top of the mountain and decided to follow them into the out of bounds area. They also became lost, but were able to locate the female. Deputies made contact via cell phone with one of the males and were able to obtain GPS coordinates of the subjects’ general location. Due to heavy snow conditions, access could only be gained using heavy equipment. The Snow Cat, snowmobiles, and four-wheel drive search vehicles were deployed from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station with search teams that included 4 deputies and 8 Search & Rescue members. The search teams ultimately located the subjects on Forest Service Road 2N10 at approximately 4:15 p.m. When they were located, a third male was with them and it was reported that an additional...

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Amgen Tour of California Interested in Big Bear Lake Return

Big Bear, CA October 26, 2015 – The Amgen Tour of California officials tell local organizers that Big Bear is looking good for a 2017 return. Kristen Klein, President of Amgen Tour stated “Big Bear Lake is a very important partner for the Tour.  We have enjoyed an outstanding relationship with the City, as we have hosted three stages in the event’s 10 year history. The community support, spectacular scenery and spectator interest make Big Bear Lake an ideal location.” While the community awaits the return of the Amgen Tour of California, professional and recreational road cycling events are again being planned in and around Big Bear for 2016. The five stage Redlands Bicycle Classic is once again in discussions to host it’s Time Trial stage in Big Bear in April and the week long Big Bear Cycling Festival and 7th Annual Tour de Big Bear will host over 2000 recreational riders in August, 2016. Craig Smith, President of Big Bear Cycling and the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the Amgen Tour of California stated, “Big Bear Lake has become the Cycling Capital of Southern California and we remain very excited about professional and recreational road cycling in our community and the hopeful return of a 2017 Amgen Tour of California shows that Big Bear Lake is an important home for professional cycling in Southern California.”...

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