“Ski With A Patroller Day” is open for registration

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 25, 2012 - If you’re an advanced Snowboarder or Skier able to volunteer 14 days between December 2012 and March 2013, you’re invited to Bear Mountain’s Ski With A Patroller Day (SWAP) on Saturday, December 8th. You’ll respond alongside seasoned patrollers as they give first aid to injured guests, or work the … [Read more...]

Power Outage for Areas of Big Bear Thursday Evening

Big Bear, CA, November 8, 2012 - Residents began reporting areas of Big Bear Lake that were without power at approximately 7:45pm Thursday evening.  Wet roads and poor visibility may have contributed to the events but unconfirmed reports of an accident at Catalina in Big Bear Lake may be the cause of the power outage.  Crews for the electric … [Read more...]

Unseasonably Wet Summer Monsoon Season In Big Bear Valley

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Big Bear Valley, CA, August 30, 2012 - A moist, southerly monsoon flow has once again returned to southern California, for our typical afternoon showers and thunderstorms expected through Friday, with more moisture possible over the holiday weekend and into next week. This has been an unseasonably wet summer monsoon season, and the most … [Read more...]

Chain Installers Invited to Apply With Caltrans

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Big Bear Lake, CA, August 27, 2012 -- The state Department of Transportation is accepting applications for chain installers in local mountains this winter. Applications are available online at www.dot.ca.gov/dist8. Applications must be postmarked by Sept. 24 and mailed to Caltrans Maintenance, Chain Installer Application, 175 W. Cluster Street, … [Read more...]

Flood Advisory in Big Bear Through 3p.m. Saturday

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Big Bear Lake, CA, August 11, 2012, 1:15p.m. -- The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the southern part of San Bernardino County, which includes highways to and through Big Bear. There are reports of street flooding in parts of the valley, and large rocks on Highway 38 near Angelus Oaks. Motorists traveling on mountain … [Read more...]

San Bernardino National Forest Fire Restrictions Increase

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San Bernardino, CA, June 29, 2012, 8:00am – As the seasonal fire danger increases, forest officials are increasing fire use restrictions on the San Bernardino National Forest effective today (Friday, June 29, 2012). The forest experienced less than average winter snow and rainfall, and the seasonal outlook calls for a warmer summer with below … [Read more...]

Snow Summit Remains Open

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Big Bear Valley, CA, April 10, 2012 - Snow Summit is expected to remain open through at least April 15th, with fun and complete services for the whole family including all levels of terrain. Conditions are very good on most runs with 10 to 30 inches of snow and fresh snow is expected this week. K-BEAR meteorologist Ben Brissey says a couple of … [Read more...]

Late Season Storm Impacts Big Bear Valley

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Big Bear Lake, CA, March 19, 2012, 2:00pm - KBHR Meteorologist Ben Brissey  said today the late season winter storm that blasted the area over the weekend has finally moved out of southern California, but not before dropping one to two feet of new snow on the Big Bear Valley, with nearly 3 feet reported at resort level, bringing our total … [Read more...]

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Mountain Travel Tips For Driving In Winter Weather

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Big Bear Lake, CA, March 16, 2012, noon - Winter storms have been sporadic this year, but K-BEAR Meteorologist Ben Brissey says there’s a big one projected for this weekend that could bring several inches of snow. So if you must get in your car and travel anywhere in the mountains this weekend, Caltrans has a few helpful tips to make your drive … [Read more...]