(Big Bear Lake, CA – December 3, 2013) – Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) is offering big savings at the Ski Dazzle Ski Show & Snowboard Expo in Los Angeles on December […]Read More
Riglet Park Offers Snowboard Lessons, Mini-Features for Children 3-6 (Big Bear Lake, CA – October 28, 2013) – Winter is right around the corner and adults aren’t the only ones […]Read More
Flying Squirrel Zip Line Brings Guests to New Heights! Snow Summit Adventure Park NOW OPEN with new activities for all ages
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA (June TBD, 2013) – Snow Summit Adventure Park announces the opening of the side-by-side Flying Squirrel Zip Line tomorrow, July 4. The addition of the zip […]Read More
Ryan Tarbell's full part is out and insane. Ryan is owning his shuffle to slide style and junk jibbing in this season long recap which includes an extended cameo from Anthony Mazzotti. Then there's the ender on the Bear Middle School down-flat-down-donkey, aka "The Jeffy Rail", that proves just how nasty Ryan Tarbell is!Read More
Cody Warble was part of the Grom crew at Big Bear for The Launch. We gave him some homework and had him create a “what I did on my winter vacation” Dispatch. Though we suspect he may have had help. Either that or the kid not only rides but is also witty beyond his years.Read More
Words: Pat Bridges
Photos: Ryan "Huggy" Hughes
Few contest spots are as coveted as being selected to appear on the start sheet at Bear Mountain's Hot Dawgz And Hand Rails. Each fall the best jibbers on earth take a jab at winning this esteemed event. Those challengers whose rep doesn't earn them the chance to ride are stuck in the crowd conjuring what could have been. Knowing the plight of these unknown rulers Red Bull, Bear Mountain and Snowboarder Magazine came together to hold an official Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails qualifier on Saturday March 17th. Over thirty riders braved the blizzard like conditions to put their boardin' abilities to the test in Bear Mountains Scene. Top tricks of the day included Tom Pelley's BS 270 out on the down-flat-down, Andrew Paine's gap to 270 on the down-flat-down, Jeremy Estorga's front blunt 270 out and back 270 to regs on the down-flat-down, and Scott Banks gap to back lip and gap to flat on the down-flat-down. Congratulations to everyone who settled the Scene on Saturday and be on the lookout for Jeremy Estorga, Jordan Small and Scott Banks as they drop in this Fall as officially invited competitors at the 2012 Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails presented by Bear Mountain and Red Bull.
This edit comes straight from suzygreenberg of their vacation to Big Bear. Featuring Austen Granger, Ted Lavoie, Chris Brewster, Brendan Hupp, Pete, Vedo, and Stevens.Read More
Red Bull Plaza is now open to the public at Bear Mountain. Check out our full coverage of their new setup right here.Read More
Words: Laura Austin
Photos: Huggy & Mike Yoshida
Last night we were lucky enough to get an exclusive first look at Bear Mountain’s new Red Bull Plaza. And no we didn’t just look at it, be we got to watch the likes of Forest Bailey, Chris Bradshaw, Lucas Magoon, Daniel Brown, Will Bateman, Pat Lynch, Brett Wilkinson, and Big Mike take full advantage of this urban style setup under a full moon the night before it opened to the public. Let’s just say you are going to want to check this thing out for yourself.
Nestled off to the side of Bear’s chair 9 is what we would consider the “street scene”. This area contains 13 different setups, 21 features all together, and infinite ways to hit them. The Red Bull Plaza includes a 30’ marble ledge, two 20’ concrete rails, three ledges, two banks, a kink building wall, building wall with a ledge attachment, four stair sets, two down rails, bleacher box, planter ledge box and a down-flat-down ledge wall. Forest Bailey was definitely taking advantage of what all the new setup had to offer. “It’s sick as a whole because you can choose tons of different lines and it’s basically like having a skatepark in the snow.”
This zone is definitely different from your typical resort experience. “It’s a place you can just come and hang out.” According to Bradshaw. “If there’s crowded liftlines you can just bring your backpack with some snacks and hang out and hike with all your buddies.” Which is definitely nice, you don’t have to worry about people on the lift, or a peanut gallery at the base watching your every move.
Clayton Shoemaker, Director of Youth Marketing and Park Development for Big Bear Mountain Resorts, said they had a plan for this setup over a year ago. They wanted to take all the Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails features and put them in one compact area for the public to enjoy. And thanks to Red Bull they were able to turn this vision into reality. “It isn’t just features in a straight line,” said Shoemaker. “There are ways to connect 3,4,5 features in a row. It’s a way to bring the urban feel, that the guys are out there filming on, to the mountain.”
Each year they plan to do more and eventually create a “mock city” as Shoemaker put it, with permanent features and all they have to do is come in and put snow around it. But without getting to far ahead of ourselves, The Red Bull Plaza is already changing the face of what mountains are capable of putting together. The public can now take the things they only see pros do in movies and try it within a well-maintained set up without worry about the cops busting them for trespassing.
Brandon Hobush takes some laps at Bear Mountain early December. Lucky kid.Read More