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Snow Resorts and Park Information
Mountain Resorts dual mountain lift tickets and season passes
are valid at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Access 23 lifts,
55+ runs and the most amazing collection of parks, pipes and
rails around. The Outlaw Funpark has been featured in more
magazines and videos than perhaps any other funpark in the
world. It's almost as if some boarders hijacked the grooming
equipment and custom tailored the terrain to their liking.
Pro rider Neal Drake returns to Bear to design terrain parks.
More boarding stuff includes the mountain's superpipe and
the Quiksilver Terrain Park. The folks at Big Bear are also
working on a park designed for beginner and intermediate riders.
This should limit some "obstacles" in the big boy parks. Bear
is also home to "Geronimo," which is probably the best run
in all of Southern California. Vital Statistics: Directions:
Take Interstate 15 north to I-215 north to I-10 east to Highway
30 north to Highway 330 east. Past Running Springs, the road
turns into Highway 18 east. Turn right across the Big Bear
Lake dam, continue two miles east on Big Bear Boulevard to
Goldmine, and turn right. General Information: (909) 585-2519,
Snow Report: (800) BEAR-MTN. Web site: http://www.bigbearmountainresorts.com/
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Mountain Resorts dual mountain lift tickets and season passes
are valid at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.Seven terrain parks
for snowboarders, ranging from easy to edgy. The Ego Trip
Super Park, with larger and more technical features, is designed
for advanced riders while other parks are geared for both
beginners and intermediates. Westridge, at 1.25 miles in length,
is challenging but not overwhelming, while the Little AirLine
is perfect for beginners with mellow bumps and a few bank
turns.Directions: Snow Summit is 130 miles northeast of San
Diego. Take Interstate 15 north to I-215 north to I-10 east
to Highway 30 north to Highway 330 east. Past Running Springs,
the road turns into Highway 18 east. Turn right across the
Big Bear Lake dam. Pass Big Bear Village to Summit Boulevard
and turn right on Summit Boulevard. Snowboarding: Two full-sized
halfpipes, plus the Ego Trip Super Park for advanced riders
( with limited entry and a required release of liability,)
and Family Park, an area designated for slow skiing and snowboarding.
General Information: (909) 866-5766, Snow Report: (888) SUMMIT-1.
Web site: http://www.bigbearmountainresorts.com/
the same elevation as Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, but it
receives more natural snow due to its location in the San
Bernardino Mountains. The Snow Valley staff also has the capability
of producing manmade snow on 92 percent of the mountain's
terrain -- add that to an average annual fall of 135 inches
and you've got a good base for some serious shredding. Snow
Valley features a vertical rise of 1,030 feet, along with
30 trails on 240 acres of terrain. Vital Statistics: Directions:
Take I-15 north to I-215 north to I-10 east to Highway 30.
From Highway 30, take Highway 330 into Mountain Resorts. Highway
330 turns into Highway 18. Snow Valley is five miles east
of Running Springs on Highway 18. General Information: Snow
Report: (909) 867-2751 or (800) 680-7669.
major mountain resort to San Diego. Though you won't see it
in a lot of publications, this is a great choice if you want
to avoid mountain driving. The mountain features a vertical
rise of 1,600 feet, with 47 trails and 220 acres of terrain.
For the boarders, Mountain High has five terrain parks, two
halfpipes, one jib park and one snowskate park. Vital Statistics
Directions: Mountain High is 135 miles from San Diego. Take
I-15 north and exit on Highway 138 (Palmdale/Lake Silverwood
exit), go west 13 miles to Highway 2 and then through Wrightwood
to ski area. Snowboarding: Three top-to-bottom terrain parks
and two competition halfpipes. General Information: (760)
249-5808, Snow Report: (888) 754-7878. Web site: www.mthigh.com
Mid-California Mountain Resorts
in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range, about 30 minutes
north of Mammoth, Its steep front face is challenging for
most advanced boarders. Beginners and intermediate riders
will enjoy lots of wide, open terrain and an easy, efficient
June Mountain is 400 miles north of San Diego.
Take Interstate 15 north to Highway 395, then north to Highway
158. Snowboarding: Customized Snowboard Park
(760) 934-2224 or toll-free: (888) JUNE-MTN.
Web site: www.junemountain.com
Mountain is a little too far north to be considered a Southern
Californian resort, but really, it's the best mountain this
side of Tahoe. Bought in 1956 by owner Dave McCoy, Mammoth
is home mountain to many pros. The resort has spent $120 million
in the last five years to bring you the ultimate skiing and
boarding experience. The Gondolas The Panorama Gondola, a
lift that moves you 2,000 feet in just under nine minutes,
has two sections: base to McCoy Station and McCoy Station
to the top of the mountain. Mammoth opens McCoy Station, the
new mid-mountain chalet, in December. The chalet features
a $5 million facelift, complete with a restaurant and food
court. Snowboarding Less time on the lift means more time
on the three full-time halfpipes and three Snowboard parks.
State-of-the-art machinery enables the crew to sculpt creative
and challenging pipes, wherever they please. Vital Statistics:
Directions: Mammoth is 375 miles north of San Diego. Take
I-15 north to Highway 395 north to Highway 203. Snowboarding:
Three full-time halfpipes and three Snowboard parks. Lodging:
Contact Mammoth Lakes Visitors Bureau at (888) GO-MAMMOTH.
General Information: (760) 934-0745, toll free (800) MAMMOTH.
Snow Report: (888) SNOWRPT. Web site: www.mammothmountain.com
Northern California and Tahoe/NV Area
The Lake Tahoe area has 15 downhill and 13 Nordic resorts.
which hosted the 1960 Olympics and is undergoing a major expansion.
which focuses on families and has some of the most excellent
halfpipes and upper carving runs.
a small resort that targets day skiers. For the cross-country
set, many alpine areas also offer trails for kicking and gliding.
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