February 8, 2013 |
Despite a massive manhunt for an alleged cop killer, tourism officials are making clear that the town of Big Bear Lake and its two nearby ski resorts are open for business. More than 100 officers, many in tactical gear and armed with automatic weapons, were executing door-to-door searches around the town of Big Bear in search of former LAPD Officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, who is suspected in three murders. Bear Mountain ski resort closed early Thursday afternoon in response to the manhunt but on Friday the mountain and its neighboring resort, Snow Summit, opened as usual Friday.
December 23, 2012 |
Where is the John Muir of the San Gabriel Mountains? The Ansel Adams of the San Bernardinos? The Donner Party of the San Jacintos? All right, maybe one Donner Party was enough. But Muir, Adams and company are among the reasons the inland mountains of Southern California have never quite matched the attention won by their taller northern neighbors, the Sierra Nevada. Still, hikers, board-riders, skiers and snowball-tossers in Southern California find no shortage of peace and exhilaration.
November 12, 2012 |
Veterans and active military members ski or snowboard free Monday at Bear Mountain, Snow Summit and Mountain High resorts in honor of Veterans Day. The Southern California ski resorts have just opened after a cold front that swept in last week dumped a little snow and dipped temperatures low enough for snow-making machines to kick into gear. Mountain High opened Sunday with lifts accessing beginner and intermediate terrain, and Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are scheduled to open Monday, according to their websites.
October 18, 2012 |
Ready to hit the slopes this winter? Resorts from Mt. Baldy to Mammoth Mountain will be on hand at the Ski Dazzle Expo in Los Angeles in mid-November. More than 300 exhibitors and vendors from resorts in the West will participate in the four-day expo at the L.A. Convention Center. An added bonus: All who enter receive a two-for-one lift ticket offer good at Big Bear Mountain and Snow Summit this season. The deal: There are a lot of free things to do at Ski Dazzle: free ski lessons for kids, free rail slide lessons and a free rock-climbing wall.
November 10, 2011 |
All hail 11-11-11. What a difference a date makes. Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts opened Wednesday and will mark 11-11-11 with $11 lift tickets on sale Friday only. To get the lift ticket discount, you must reserve lodging for a night or more during the winter season. The deal: The 11-11-11 Special Package requires at least a one-night stay Sundays-Thursdays (no weekends). The lift ticket voucher is good Mondays-Fridays, except holidays. The $11 lift tickets are limited to two per reservation, but additional lift tickets may be purchased for 25% off. Additionally, guests will receive 11% off the lodgings reservation.
April 8, 2011 |
Southern California ski and snowboard resorts keep getting the white stuff. Some resorts plan to stay open for a while; at least one will close after this weekend. Big Bear received 5 to 6 inches of fresh snow overnight Thursday -- frosting on the cake after a very generous season for local skiers and boarders. Be aware that this will be Bear Mountain’s last weekend, but sister resort Snow Summit is staying open indefinitely. All season passes, including Bear-only season passes, will be valid at Snow Summit beginning Monday.