Big Bear Mountain Resorts is throwing in the towel this Sunday, April 7 as the resort is marking the end of its 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season. Along with 75-90 inches of natural snowfall, Big Bear was able to extend their season in large part due to the countless hours and elite snowmaking that went in to providing fantastic conditions all season.
“Even in a season like this, where natural snowfall was well below average, we were able to make great snow and host big events right up to the end,” stated Chris Riddle, VP of Marketing. “Being the only Southern California ski and snowboard resort open this late in the season, we have truly shown dominance in our snowmaking capabilities.”
A lot of Big Bear’s incredible snowmaking ability comes from its location near Big Bear Lake. The lake provides an ample amount of water during the winter season for the mountain snowmaking needs, which allows nearly 100% of their slopes to be covered throughout the season. This is a remarkable feat taking into account Mother Nature’s threat of warm weather and sunshine usually trademarked in Southern California.
“A big ‘Thank You’ goes out to all guests who came out this season to enjoy our new additions and made this a fun season for everyone,” continued Riddle. “We look forward to many more decades of hosting happy skiers and snowboarders.”
Big Bear is excited to finish off the season with a special surprise, which is an event and video series called The Launch, presented by Volcom, Red Bull, and Giro, which will be featured on Snowboarder Magazine’s website. The top talent in snowboarding under the age of 21 will compete on some of the biggest and baddest features in Bear Mountain’s hyped park.
If you’re already bummed about the winter season wrapping up, don’t worry just yet! Exciting new summer events and activities at Big Bear Mountain Resorts will be announced soon.