Strapped for Cash? Strap on the Snowshoes!

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Fawnskin, CA, January 6, 2014 - For the third year, the Southern California Mountains Foundation will team up with REI, Rancho Cucamonga to host Winter Trails Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Winter Trails Day is a national event that offers those new to snow sports an opportunity to try snowshoeing and other winter activities for free. On … [Read more...]

Ski Resort Opens in Time for Thanksgiving

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Big Bear Lake. CA, November 28, 2013 - Bear Mountain is open for the 2013-14 winter season as of Wednesday, November 27. Chair 9 opened initially, giving access to 1300 vertical feet of terrain and 27 intermediate-to-advanced features, including 4 jumps and 23 jibs.  along several trails: Upper Park Run, Expressway, The Gulch, and Lower Park … [Read more...]

Biggest Snowfall of Season Brings Fun and Prizes

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 9, 2013 - They're the kind of weather conditions that make Big Bear southern California's favorite four-season resort: residents and vacationers woke up this morning to piles of fresh powder gleaming in the sunlight. It was the single biggest snowfall so far during the 2012-2013 winter season, with 12 to 18 inches … [Read more...]

If you can walk, you can “Snowshoe the Bear”

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 5, 2013 - The 5th annual Snowshoe the Bear event is scheduled for February 23, and with two race lengths starting in the Village, all skill levels are welcome. Snowshoeing requires no training – in fact, many participants are first-timers. The 5k/3.1-mile course is an easy loop around the slopes of Towne Trail, … [Read more...]

“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...]

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