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February 22, 1992 | From Associated Press
A Laguna Niguel ski racer was fatally injured when he lost control during a competition and slammed into a snow-making machine at 84 m.p.h., authorities said. David J. Erickson Jr., 24, died Thursday from head and upper body injuries suffered at the Snow Valley contest, San Bernardino County Deputy Coroner Linda Osborne said Friday. Erickson, who was wearing a helmet during the contest, was taken to Bear Valley Community Hospital and pronounced dead about 9:55 p.m.
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March 1, 2013 | By Brian E. Clark
In honor of National Play Hooky & Ski Week (what, you've never heard of this holiday?), Liftopia -- the largest online marketplace for deals on lift tickets -- is offering incentives to hit the slopes. Liftopia officials said more than 100 resorts across North America are participating in the sale, offering significant discounts on lift tickets March 4-8. “Our 'National Play Hooky & Ski Week' sale is a favorite among our customers -- but possibly not their employers -- due to the killer savings, fewer crowds, and more fresh powder that can be found when hitting the slopes mid-week,” said Liftopia co-founder Ron Schneidermann in a statement.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2006 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
It was a rare Hollywood Bowl performance in 1935: Competitive ski jumpers soared over a nearby canyon slope covered with snow trucked in from the mountains. Among them was Norwegian immigrant John Elvrum, known for an aggressive, crowd-pleasing style. By 1941, he was taking a chance on a more natural ski area with the unlikely name of Fish Camp. When Elvrum bought the property in the San Bernardino Mountains, one of the first things he did was change its name to Snow Valley Ski Resort.
TRAVEL
December 23, 2012 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Southern California Edison helicopter crashed in the San Bernardino National Forest on Wednesday morning, leaving a male pilot with a broken leg and head injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said. The pilot was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center after the 10:16 a.m. crash in the Snow Drift area of Snow Valley near Highway 18, said San Bernardino County Fire spokeswoman Tracey Martinez. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
NEWS
November 4, 2003 | Pete Thomas
Southern CALIFORNIA'S ski and snowboard resorts escaped fire damage, but near Big Bear Lake, mandatory evacuations, road closures and power outages hindered preparations for the approaching snow season. In fact, when wintry weather arrived late last week, resort operators at Snow Valley, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain had no personnel to fire up their snow-making equipment until Sunday.
TRAVEL
December 4, 1994
Lake Arrowhead Resort is offering a $149 midweek Snow Valley ski package for two through March 31, 1995.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2000 | By MITCHELL LANDSBERG,
"Helloooo snow!" Che Begay was wearing four shirts, two pairs of pants and a pair of bright orange goggles that dangled from a band around his neck. It was New Year's Day, he was leaning on a snowboard at the Snow Valley Mountain Resort in the San Bernardino Mountains, and he was feeling pretty smug about life in the 21st century. "It's crazy," the 28-year-old electrician from San Bernardino was saying. "Because all last year we had nothing but sunshine."
NEWS
March 22, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
California ski resorts are offering thanks to the snow gods for the best late-season conditions in years. If you were ever going to play ski or snowboard hooky, this is your week. Mt. Baldy , to my mind the best and most convenient Southern California ski resort, has three feet of new snow. Roads were clearing early Tuesday and were expected to be drivable by afternoon. All runs were open on a mountain offering stunning views. With gas at around $4 a gallon, the easy access (off the 210 about an hour from downtown)
SPORTS
November 1, 1996 | PETE THOMAS
Fall will take on new meaning today for many, thanks to the recent blast of winterlike weather, which has covered the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains with snow. Snow Summit in Big Bear Lake received four to six inches Wednesday night and will open today, the earliest opening in years. "This is the earliest we've ever opened on man-made and natural snow," said Jen Taquet, spokeswoman for the mountain.
TRAVEL
December 11, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
Skiing and snowboarding are seldom a steal, but resorts are waving around all sorts of lodging and lift ticket deals this season. Here is a sampling of some of the most promising offers, from free birthday passes to discounted season passes. Note that mid-December and late January are good times to find value and that the best offers — and shortest lift lines — happen midweek. Restrictions almost always apply: Jackson Hole, Wyo.: Until Dec. 23, buy a two-day lift ticket at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for $74 a person a day and receive two free nights of lodging, based on four people in a one-bedroom condominium in the Aspens.
NEWS
March 22, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
California ski resorts are offering thanks to the snow gods for the best late-season conditions in years. If you were ever going to play ski or snowboard hooky, this is your week. Mt. Baldy , to my mind the best and most convenient Southern California ski resort, has three feet of new snow. Roads were clearing early Tuesday and were expected to be drivable by afternoon. All runs were open on a mountain offering stunning views. With gas at around $4 a gallon, the easy access (off the 210 about an hour from downtown)
TRAVEL
December 12, 2010
Here are some places where you can take on the outdoors by foot. Note that many ski resorts that have Nordic centers also offer snowshoeing. Rim Nordic Ski Area, Snow Valley: This cross-country and snowshoeing center is on Highway 18 between Running Springs and Big Bear Lake. Equipment rentals are $8 to $15, trail passes are $10 to $17 (kids 10 and younger are free). Lessons available. (909) 867-2600, http://www.rimnordic.com . Palm Springs Tramway: Ascend nearly 6,000 feet during a 10-minute tram ride from the desert floor to the mountains overlooking Palm Springs, then snowshoe through Long Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2010 | By Ari B. Bloomekatz
Citing strained food and fuel supplies because of rough weather and tough road conditions, San Bernardino County officials Sunday evening closed visitors' access to the Big Bear Valley. "It's been very difficult, if not impossible, for fuel trucks to get up the mountain and for trucks carrying food to get up to grocery stores," said David Wert, spokesman for San Bernardino County. "The gas stations are running out of gas, and the grocery stores are running out of food." The closure comes at the peak of ski season and is a blow to local businesses and resorts that rely on heavy tourist traffic at this time of year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2006 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
It was a rare Hollywood Bowl performance in 1935: Competitive ski jumpers soared over a nearby canyon slope covered with snow trucked in from the mountains. Among them was Norwegian immigrant John Elvrum, known for an aggressive, crowd-pleasing style. By 1941, he was taking a chance on a more natural ski area with the unlikely name of Fish Camp. When Elvrum bought the property in the San Bernardino Mountains, one of the first things he did was change its name to Snow Valley Ski Resort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Southern California Edison helicopter crashed in the San Bernardino National Forest on Wednesday morning, leaving a male pilot with a broken leg and head injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said. The pilot was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center after the 10:16 a.m. crash in the Snow Drift area of Snow Valley near Highway 18, said San Bernardino County Fire spokeswoman Tracey Martinez. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
TRAVEL
February 24, 2002 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
We went in search of snow. It did not seem an unreasonable quest. It was late January, after all, and we looked toward the mountains, where snow is often found. Our two children had made it through the holidays, through all the white-mantled tales and movies and songs, patiently accepting our promises of post-New Year sledding and snow forts. We chose a weekend when those who live in snow country said the odds were pretty dang good.
SPORTS
December 28, 1995 | BOB LOCHNER
It's that week again in the mountains. Skiers, snowboarders and just plain inner-tube riders are on the move into snow country to experience, at least for a few days, the thrill and chill ordinarily missing from life in the balmy Southland. At least, everyone is trying to move, but as usual, there are lines everywhere--on the highways, at the lifts, in restaurants and outside restrooms.
NEWS
November 4, 2003 | Pete Thomas
Southern CALIFORNIA'S ski and snowboard resorts escaped fire damage, but near Big Bear Lake, mandatory evacuations, road closures and power outages hindered preparations for the approaching snow season. In fact, when wintry weather arrived late last week, resort operators at Snow Valley, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain had no personnel to fire up their snow-making equipment until Sunday.
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