Category: Snow/Weather

Southern California was blessed with a very late summer sub tropical rain storm on Tuesday evening courtesy of Hurricane Paine.  Although the rain did little to relieve our drought and expanding lake shoreline, it did give the forest and its residents a nice soaking.  Later that evening we were treated with a spectacular sunset and the fresh smell of rain in the air....

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Full Closures on Arctic Circle to Begin in October

Big Bear, CA, September 9, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, will close State Route 18 in the “Arctic Circle” Monday through Friday, October 3, to October 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No closures are scheduled for Friday, October 14. The closure limits are between Snow Valley Mountain Resort and Big Bear Dam. The full closure will take place during daytime hours due to safety considerations and additional work. Caltrans will be completing annual routine maintenance in preparation for winter. Some of the work items that will be completed are: rock climbing and bank scaling, turnout clearance, drain cleaning, and...

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Thanks For A Great Season, From Big Bear Mountain Resorts

Big Bear, CA, April 9th, 2016 – All good things must come to an end, but what an incredible ski season Big Bear Mountain Resorts have had. Snow Summit is now closed for the winter season, but Bear Mountain will remain open until Sunday, April 10th.  Come up and spend the final day of the season with Bear Mountain Resort. Please be sure to check the road and weather conditions before your trip. All ticket purchases will take place at the resort. For more information visit bearmountain.com Thank you for a great...

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Thanks to Big Bear Lake, Ski On!

Big Bear, Ca, March 23, 2016 – Many resorts were hopeful for a longer ski season thanks to El Niño this year, but officials at Mountain High Ski Resort said a dry March has led to an early end to the season. An average season for Mountain High typically ends in mid-April, but the prolonged drought has proven an unrelenting adversary for the ski resort. The two ski resorts in Big Bear, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, run by Mammoth Resorts, should remain open until April, say Big Bear Mountain Resort officials. Nearby, officials at Snow Valley Mountain Resort, in...

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Quick Hitting Pacific Storm to Roll Through This Afternoon and Evening

Big Bear, CA, March 11, 2016 – A fast-moving but vigorous Pacific cold front will sweep across our region from this afternoon through this evening. This system will spread brief heavy rain, high mountain snow, and strong winds to the area. There will also be isolated thunderstorms over the coast, valleys and mountains. The main impact will be widespread wind gusts over 40 mph. Secure loose objects such as garbage cans and lawn furniture. When you’re on the road, slow down. Crosswinds make it harder to control vehicles, especially high profile and/or lightweight vehicles. If driving in the desert, visibility...

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