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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1996 | TIM MAY
Ten years ago, snowboarders were seldom seen slashing and thrashing the slopes in Southern California. But yesterday's alpine renegades--long regarded with hostility by kinder, gentler skiers--are sliding into the mainstream. At Bear Mountain Ski Resort in Big Bear, Mt. Baldy and Mountain High in the San Gabriel mountains, boarders this winter account for between 40% and 50% of lift ticket sales, resort managers say.
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BUSINESS
October 3, 1991 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
With temperatures soaring and autumn beginning to feel like summer you might think that sports apparel maker Ocean Pacific Sunwear Ltd. would be blanketing billboards with swimsuits, right? Wrong. The OP ads on 125 billboards in Orange and Los Angeles counties feature the company's winter snow-boarding line.
NEWS
January 18, 1993 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this sylvan-laced resort community shaken last year by a series of alarming earthquakes, a steady, gradual upheaval of a different sort has been taking place in recent winters. Long the domain of family-oriented Southern California skiers, Big Bear Lake has become increasingly infiltrated by the snowboarding set, a youngish crowd of adventurous athletes who view the slopes as frozen surf and savor the ski lifts more as a lifestyle than as weekend recreation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two snowboarders who purposely skied out of bounds and touched off a massive rescue effort last winter were ordered to pay $7,000 in restitution Tuesday. Municipal Judge Barbara Lee Burke sentenced Claudio Maluje, 28, and Patrick Jenks, 24, for knowingly snowboarding out of bounds. Their disappearance in February set off a search lasting more than 24 hours in which the two men were tracked through ravines around the Snow Crest ski resort 30 miles north of Glendale.
NEWS
February 2, 1990 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was precisely the sort of terrorism that yuppie traditionalists in their perfectly matched ski pants and parkas had predicted. A kindly 66-year-old ski instructor had his 5- and 6-year-old students spread out on a gentle slope for lessons when a figure suddenly appeared on the hill above, plummeting like one of Lucifer's fallen henchmen on a contraption that looked like an elongated skateboard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1998 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two snowboarders who became lost in February, triggering a massive search-and-rescue operation, were found guilty Thursday of knowingly leaving the boundaries of an area ski resort, a misdemeanor trespassing charge that carries a maximum sentence of up to six months in jail and a fine of $10,000. Claudio Maluje, 28, of North Hollywood, and Patrick Jenks, 24, of Glendale, are due back in Los Angeles Municipal Judge Barbara Lee Burke's courtroom July 10 for sentencing.
HEALTH
February 5, 2007 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
My first snowboarding lesson, undertaken just a couple of months ago at Bear Mountain near Big Bear Lake, taught me one thing -- how to fall. That was a good thing, too, because I did that early and often. The seat of my pants saw more snow than the bottom of my board. Later, while nursing my aches and bruises, I heard that a Los Angeles firm had just launched the sale of a padded snowboarding suit.
NEWS
March 23, 1999 | MICHAEL LUO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shelby Ganitch is hardly your daredevil snowboarder, her family says. The Irvine Valley College freshman was simply carving her way down the mountain three weeks ago at Snow Summit ski resort when she caught an edge and pitched head-first onto the hard-packed snow. She's been in a coma ever since.
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