Big Bear offers lift and lodging packages

Big
Bear Lake
Resort Association has lift and lodging packages start
as low
as $69 per person per night, with double occupancy. The deeply
discounted packages
include discounted accommodations at one of Big Bear’s participating
lodges bundled
together with discounted, all-day, interchangeable lift tickets good for
both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Lift tickets include complimentary
shuttle service between both
resorts.

“With so many competitive rates on the Internet it’s
important for us to keep our package rates on the low end,” said Big Bear Lake
Resort Association Visitor Information Services Director Rebecca Hrabia. “The
packages are ideal for bargain hunters looking for an affordable getaway this
winter.”

The bundled Lift and Lodging packages are designed to
convenience Big Bear guests with one stop shopping, but more importantly the
price cuts help guests save a significant amount of money during the current
economic crunch. Midweek Lift and Lodging packages start as low as $69 per
person per night, with double occupancy. Weekend Lift and Lodging Packages are
from $89 per person, per night, with double occupancy and require a minimum of
two nights lodging and two days of lift tickets.

 ”Regular rates for lift tickets are $56 midweek and $69
peak weekendsyou do the math,” added Hrabia.

 Both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain provide excellent snow
conditions throughout the winter season with more than 435 developed acres, 26
lifts, four high-speed chairs, 1,800 vertical feet, and more than 200 park
features.

 During these economic times
it makes sense to plan for a winter stay-cation within a reasonable driving
distance. Big Bear Lake  is an easy two-hour drive from most Southern
California cities.

 Lift and Lodging Packages are
not valid on select holiday periods. The discounted packages are good for any
time of the week starting November 30, 2011 to the end of the 2011/2012 season.

Price is per person, per night based on double occupancy, and subject to
availability. Minimum of two nights of lodging and two days lift tickets for
weekend packages are required.

At least half of the guests in the party must
purchase lift tickets for the weekend packages. Lift ticket vouchers and
lodging discounts are not valid during the holiday periods; December 17-18,
2011; December 23-31, 2011; January 7-8, 2012; January 14-16, 2012; and
February 18-20, 2012. Dates are subject to change.

Other restrictions may
apply. For more details about these great discounted packages, log onto www.bigbear.com or call 800-424-4232.

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Get VIP treatment with RFID gates at Mammoth Mountain

With the understanding that guests want to ski, not wait in ticket lines, skiers
and snowboarders at Mammoth will enjoy direct-to-lift access thanks to a newly
installed RFID gate system.

The new system will help eliminate two of the
largest issues for any ski resort: cumbersome lines at lifts and ticket windows.

By using MyMammoth passes that can be re-loaded with lift access credits online
or over the phone, guests can bypass ticket windows altogether and head straight
to the lifts.

With 68 total RFID gates installed across 19 different lifts,
Mammoth’s will be the largest RFID system at a ski resort in North
America.

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Mammoth Mountain offers blizzard of improvements

A
five-year resort enhancement plan will kick off for winter 2011-12 with
a blizzard of improvements as Mammoth Mountain continues to build on a
reputation as the premier mountain resort in California. Cutting edge
changes in store will provide faster access to the slopes, a completely
transformed culinary experience, a new high-speed quad, enhanced air
service and a snow tube park catering to the whole family. 


Mammoth
Mountain is installing a new Doppelmayr high-speed quad chairlift to
replace Chair 5, a fixed-grip 3-seat lift. The new lift, the High-Five
Express, 
will whisk
2,400 people uphill per hour (600 more people per hour than the old
chair) and will cut ride time in half.

Adding to the #1 network of ski
lifts in North America as ranked by the readers of Ski Magazine for the last two years, the chair terminals will be positioned to provide improved access to more terrain on one of the mountain’s highest access points and most popular locales.

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Mountain High builds LA features in terrain park

Mountain
High will add four new “Los Angeles Features” to the terrain park for the 2011/12 winter season. The
Concert Hall Handrail is the first of the four features to be completed.

This massive down-flat-down staircase handrail combo is an exact
replica of the iconic concert hall rail in Los Angeles and will be the
centerpiece of Mountain High’s terrain park this coming season.
 

“If
you live in Los Angeles, Mountain High is your backyard,” says Mountain
High marketing consultant, Brad Farmer. “So, we thought it would be
really interesting to bring iconic features that people would recognize
from the Los Angeles area to the terrain park.”

The
Concert Hall has some insane handrails that snowboarders and skiers alike have
dreamed of sliding. This coming winter at Mountain High, they can do
just that.

“Snowboarding
is becoming more accessible and influenced by urban lifestyle,” says
Mountain High team rider, Nick Visconti. “Bringing the iconic features
of Los Angeles to Mountain High is an incredibly creative idea and the
epitome of current snowboard culture. I seriously can’t wait to ride and
film on these new features this winter.”

The
Concert Hall Hand Rail is just one of four new features that will be
introduced at Mountain High this winter. The next three consist of The
Hollywood Wallride, LA Convention Center Rails and The Wedge
Quarterpipe.

“I’ve
really been inspired by how close Mountain High is to Los Angeles and
how relevant the urban culture is at this particular mountain resort,”
says Farmer. “When we started planning a new marketing concept and
thinking about how to connect the city to the mountain, this whole idea
unfolded as if it was meant to be. It’s very exciting to see it all
coming together and I believe the Mountain High customers are really
going to enjoy the new offering.”

Look
for Mountain High to be stepping up its complete terrain park game this
winter. Not only will these new features be in place but there are
plans to get really creative with more urban and skate influenced setups
including tons of tranny everywhere thanks to their new Zaugg Monster
Transition Cutter.

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Hit the slopes at Big Bear Mountain resorts

An unexpected cold snap and 4-6 inches of snowfall at Big Bear Lake allowed early season snowmaking
at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.  Big Bear Mountain Resorts opened Bear Mountain Resort on Nov. 9 and Snow Summit Mountain Resort on Nov. 10.

This early winter-like weather has provided many runs and features
to snowboarders and skiers anxious to get a taste of the 2011/2012
Season with early season lift ticket rates.

“With this rare shift in the weather, we opted to fire up the
snowmaking guns to give our visitors an early start to a great season. 
The recent temperatures are ideal for snowmaking and will be just what
we need to ensure that our guests have a great opening day experience,”
said Chris Riddle, Vice President of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain
Resorts. 

“In sunnySouthern California, we rely on our unmatched
snowmaking systems to provide quality snow for hundreds of thousands of
skiers and snowboarders each season. Rather than rushing to open, we
decided to take a few extra days to provide the quality snow conditions
our guests have come to expect.”

Bear Mountain is open from the top to the
bottom on Park Run with plenty of terrain features.  Snow Summit is also open top to bottom with Miracle Mile and Bear
Bottom Beginner Area.  Collectively, Big Bear Mountain Resorts expects
to have 5 lifts open with additional lifts and runs to open as
snowmaking continues. 

Season pass holders are encouraged to get a head start on the season
and discounted lift tickets are also available for only $40 for adults
(ages 22 and older); $35 for young adults (13 – 21) and seniors (62+);
and $15 for children.  Half-day rates are also available.

All roads are open and updates will be provided daily online or via
text message. To receive updates on the latest conditions and opening
day information, text “SNOW” to 35253 or call 800-BEAR-MTN or 888-SUMMIT-1.  To view updated videos, photos and terrain maps, log on to www.bearmountain.com or www.snowsummit.com.

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