fresh snow blankets Big Bear for big rail jam weekend

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 22, 2011 2:39 pm

Big Bear Mountain Resorts received 2 feet of fresh powder over the weekend, resulting in ideal mid-winter conditions. The recent storms have brought back a winter weather pattern with epic conditions, making it the perfect time to head to the mountains.
“Winter is far from over. You can sense the excitement of riders itching to get on the mountain to enjoy some of the best snow conditions this season,” said Chris Riddle, Director of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts.
“We expect clear skies and cool temperatures throughout the week. We now have a substantial snow pack that will last us well into the Spring.”
Bear Mountain will host Craig Cokers War of Rails this Saturday, February 25.  One of the most epic freeskiing contests of the season, War of Rails features 65 of So Cal’s best freeskiers competing for a $15,000 purse and $8,000 grand prize. That’s 8 grand to the winner! The qualifying round begins at 11:30 a.m. with a 30-minute jam session complete with $100 bills awarded for best tricks. The semi-finals will be at 1:00 p.m. in the same format, followed by the finals at 2:15 p.m. is the place to check for the latest on events, lift ticket deals, weather and snow conditions and road information.
There are still three ways to Big Bear, including Hwy 38 (through Redlands), Hwy 18 from Waterman through Lake Arrowhead and Hwy 18 (the back way through Lucerne Valley).  Hwy 330 is closed below Running Springs. For up-to-the-minute mobile reports, guests can sign up for BBMR’s Text Club: