Big Bear celebrates spring with 2 feet of fresh powder

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 21, 2011 11:56 am

It may be March Madness, but the snowstorm that blanketed Big Bear Mountain Resorts over the weekend with nearly two feet of fresh powder is a March Miracle for Southern California skiers and snowboarders.

With Spring Break in full swing and great deals in effect, it’s the perfect time to hit the slopes and enjoy the mid-winter conditions before the season ends.

“It’s hard to believe Sunday was the first day of spring,” said Chris Riddle, director of marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. “We couldn’t ask for better conditions to kick off the Spring ski season. We’ve got some great specials right now, including our Super Sunday deal, $99 Weekend Special and our Screamin’ Deal Season Passes. We’re also gearing up for the Grenade Games at Bear Mountain this weekend. It’s a huge contest featuring some of the world’s best pro snowboarders that was created by two-time Olympic silver medalist Danny Kass. It’s going to be an incredible week and weekend at the resorts. With all the snowfall, we have a solid snowpack that will last well into April, so there’s still time to get in on some excellent skiing and riding before the season ends.”

The recently introduced $99 Weekend Special allows skiers and snowboarders to ride Saturday and Sunday for one low price. And the Super Sunday deal offers a $49 lift ticket on Sundays through the end of the season. Guests must purchase tickets online for the Weekend Special and the Super Sunday Deal. The ultimate discount of the season, the Screamin Deal Season Pass Sale, is now underway, giving skiers and riders the best rates for this season and all of next season.

Guests are reminded to check out 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:

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