Monster Night Jam at Bear Mountain

Hey you little monsters. Here’s a chance to rock your world at the Monster Night Jam at Bear Mountain Ski Resort on Friday night.

Come out for the Pro-Am night rail jam. Registration will be held on-site.

Show off your monster air in a fun event that offers cash and prizes for the top competitors.


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Right stuff at Wrightwood

The results are in. The $25,000 Cholula Triple Air Show and Monster Boarder Babes was reportedly one of the best contests of the year at Mountain High Ski Resort in Wrightwood.  

Resort officials said this will be remembered as the year where amateurs threw down and took the top spots.
Here’s a list of the winners:

Open Womens:
Mary Sallah                 
Nicki Slechta               
Laurie Currier             
Bethany Lamrecht      
Jamie Madrid                
Nirvana Ortanez            

Open Mens:

Sam Hulbert             
Brandon Reis                
Mac Spedale                
Nick Sibayan
Greg Bokenkamp         
Matts Kuli
Zach Stone                  
Forest Schmidt              
Alex Dawoud                 
Kyle Lopiccolo            
Ian Thorley                
Jared Dawoud              
Randy Marino                
Cody Rosenthel              
Austin Granger              
Joe Eddy

Best Trick:  

Sam Hulbert     Switch Back 900   



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Twofer youfor Wednesdays


Hey, hey, hey! Still plenty of time to get up to the local mountains and enjoy some fine skiing. And finally, we’ll be looking at sunny skies!  OOOOOOOhhhh OOOOOOhhhh!


Why not save some money at the same time! Mountain High Ski Resort in Wrightwood is still offering its two for one Wednesday special.


This Wednesday, Skinnie Magazine is throwing the party with music, vendors and great giveaways. 


The Wednesday getaways run through March 12. So come on up and enjoy live music, drink specials, celebrity radio remotes, vendors, giveaways, and 2 for 1 Lift Tickets.

Remember two-for-one tickets must be bought onlinie.


-2 for 1 Adult 8-Hour Tickets (Regularly $51.00 each)

-2 for 1 Adult Night Tickets (Regularly $30.00 each)

1) 2 For 1 Tickets must be purchased here online.  This offer is not available at the resort.  So don’t give the ticket sellers a hard time. 🙂
2) **New** 2 For 1 Tickets can now be redeemed at ANY ticket window.
3) Both tickets must be used on the same day.
3) Offer not valid in conjunction with any other discount or promotion.


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Regulars stomp goofy!

Yes, you heard me right. The regulars stomped the goofy-footed snowboards in the first Regular vs Goofy Snowboard Contest at Bear Mountain Resort over the weekend. 

We always said there was something wrong with someone who boards with the wrong foot forward! But really both teams threw in some awesome combinations. Congratulations to everyone!

List of winners

Regular Top 5
Juuso Laivista
Keegan Valaika
Stian Solberg
Erich Drummer
Robbie Walker

Goofy Top 5
Louie Vito
Forrest Bailey
Clayton Shomaker
Tyler Flanagan
Jonas Michilot

Jusso Lavista

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Video wars break out at Mountain High

You have to check out the Video Wars at Mountain High

They are amazing. I wasn’t sure what kind of quality the contest might draw, but since we live near Hollywood I guess I should have expected something great.

Think of them as our own Academy Awards for snowboarders.  

I loved the best video by Mike Benson below. It made me laugh out loud in the office, which always draws attention. I thought the astronaut sequence in the beginning was a blast.

Best editing went to Gregory Scott. Some of his fast forwards gave me vertigo, and I thought some of the cuts were too jumpy for my tastes, but it is still a great job.

I thought the falls in the best riding video by Mark Biggins were hilarious. Their is some serious riding in this video so the guys are obviously really good. But they also included their falls, which makes the video all the more realistic.

Congratulations to all the winners. Great job, see you someday at the Oscars!  

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Bear Mountain hosts snowboarding extravaganza

The Wide Open #5 hits Bear Mountain today for a weeklong snowboarding extravaganza! This years event features the first Goofy Vs. Regular pro snowboard contest.

It will also include the unveiling of pro boarder JP Walkers jib in The Park, photo and film shoots, giveaways, and after-parties. With 3 to 4 inches of new overnight snow on a 3-4 foot base, the Big Bear resorts are offering some of its best conditions in years.

The Wide Open featuring daily activities and contests. Pro snowboarders will include Antti Autti, Chad Otterstrom, JP Walker, Scotty Arnold, Zak Hale, Clayton Shoemaker, Simon Chamberlain, Louis Vito, Leanne Pelosi, Chris Bradshaw. Many will compete in Goofy vs. Regular Snow Competition for $50,000.

Theres just no better time for Bear Mountain to be hosting a huge event like the Wide Open. On top of our 3 4 foot base of fresh powder, the Park gets an entire makeover so guests can enjoy a world-class terrain park offering new setups, new terrain features, a variety of junkyard jibs, built-up jumps, Southern Californias only Superpipe and so much more, said Assistant Marketing Director Kim Hermon.


Feb. 21 KROQ Storms the mountain
Feb. 22 Industry Day & Office Boyzz
Office Boyzz Competition/Rail Jam in the Scene
Feb. 23  Goofy vs. Regular Snowboarding Competition
Presented by ThirtyTwo and Lost Energy Drink, the contest will bring the best professional snowboarders aligned by stance, Goofy and Regular, together to battle. Ghostface Killah, an original member of Wu-Tang Clan, will be performing at the base of Bear Mountain on the sun deck at the end of the contest.
Feb. 23 — J.P. Walker unveils his Bear Mountain signature jib.
Feb. 24 thru 28
Photo and film shoots
Feb. 24 Monster Night Jam
Pro- Am night rail jam in the scene with cash and prizes for top competitors.
March 1 — Active Burton Bro Down.
Am Slopestyle competition on Central Park.

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Catch Triple Air in Wrightwood


The Triple Air Show returns to Mountain High on Saturday.  With $20,000 in prize money for the men and $5,000 for women, the competition presented by Powder and Sun is one of the richest one-day snowboarding events in California

The top 16 men and top 6 women will compete, with the top man taking home $10,000 and top woman getting $2,000.  Shaun White, Blaise Rosenthall, Matt Hammer, Gabe Taylor have competed in the past. 

The Triple Air is where we shine.  Its our largest event of the season and we have riders coming from as far away as Utah and Colorado, says John McColly, Director of Marketing. 

The Cholula Triple Air Show is a modified big air contest with three enormous jumps. Boarders are judged on their overall performance, including technical difficulty, amplitude, and execution.

This years event consists of 2 divisions: Open Class Men and Open Class Women. 

Entry is $150 and includes a lift ticket, breakfast and lunch, raffle, and awards party. Registration takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 9 am in the Big Pines base lodge at the West Resort. 

Practice starts at 9 a.m., and the event begins at 10:30 a.m.  Pre-registration is not available and HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. 

Competitors are treated to a huge raffle plus and after-party in the Bullwheel Bar and Grill.  This years party features the So Hot Olympics with models, games and drinks from 

Entry is $15 for the general public.

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Snowboard camp planned


Teens want to learn to ride their boards better!

Join High Cascade Snowboard Camp from March 16-21, when they bring their snowboard camp experience to Bear Mountain in Big Bear.

These six-day all-inclusive camps include: food, lodging at The Block hotel, lift tickets, giveaways, activities, professional coaching, supervision, fun and more for teens ages 13-17.

There’s no better way to learn the art of freestyle snowboarding.

Camp is a limited offering: capping sign-ups at 24 campers. For details and more, check out

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Big Bear gets fresh snow for holiday weekend


Big Bear ski resorts received two to three inches of new snow yesterday. Looks like they’ll have a fresh surface for the holiday weekend.

Bear Mountain will host a couple events this weekend. On Saturday, the resort will unveil Pro Rider Laurie Heiskari’s signature jib.

The USSA FIS Slalom competition will be held over the three-day President’s day weekend.

On Monday, USASA Boarder Cross will be held. This grassroots organization allow skiers of all ages and abilities to participate in organized skiing. For more information see

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Skier pops the question at Snow Summit

I think I’m going to cry. Just give me a minute!

Alright, we all know how ROMANTIC a ski trip can be. Nothing like sharing a beautiful day of skiing with a beautiful woman. Makes for a perfect day.

So we knew it was bound to happen that someone would take advantage of all the new snow in the local mountains to propose to their girlfriend this Valentine’s Day. 

Just ask a Long Beach couple. Last week, 31-year-old Regi Russell Solon proposed to his girlfriend of four years, Lisa Palmer, 28, at Snow Summit.

Regi and Lisa are originally from the East Coast, but met in Long Beach. Shortly after they met, Lisa planned a trip to Snow Summit. It was the first time either one of them had skied in California.

It was on that trip to Snow Summit Lisa planned that I fell in love with her, said Regi. So when it came to the proposal, I knew the perfect place to ask her was at Snow Summit.

With this romantic backdrop, still strapped to his skis, Regi got down on one knee and proposed to Lisa. She said yes.

If I tried that I’d probably fall over and down the hill. Still it’s a lovely story this Valentine’s Day.

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