Mammoth Mountain

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    On the Line: Lei Shishak of Sugar Blossom Bake Shop, Part Two

    In yesterday's interview, I learned about Lei's range of food preferences. Today she explains how she burns off all those calories. If you're a fan of baking (or know someone who is), tell us your favorite dessert in the comments to win the item at the end of our conversation. A winner will be annou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Mammoth Mountain to Acquire Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski Resorts for $38 Million

    UPDATE: Mammoth is picking up the two Big Bear area resorts for $38 million, reports the Los Angeles Times, which notes the move "comes in the midst of a historic drought." Mammoth CEO Rusty Gregory explains to the Times, "My father used to say in business you want to do the opposite of what everyon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Mammoth Mountain Gets a Nice New Snow Dump a Week Before Opening Day

    It's hard to grasp given the warm weather here, but Mammoth Mountain is set to open just days away, on Nov. 7. Helping to psyche everyone up there in the mountains above Bishop was a "solid storm system" that passed through Sunday and Monday, leaving a foot of fresh snow, according to resort spokes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are for Sale; Writer Will Work Cheap Promoting New Owner

    The owner of Snow Summit and Bear Mountain is seeking a buyer or buyers for the Big Bear area ski resorts.Houlihan Lokey "will contact various potential buyers, both within and beyond the ski resort industry, informing them of Snow Summit [Ski Corp.]'s attractiveness as an acquisition," reads a rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Only in Cali, Baby! Students Surf Huntington Beach Before Hitting Bear Mountain Slopes

    I've just spent about an hour fruitlessly searching for an old clip of mine from the '90s about the OP Wintersurf competition that pitted surfers and snowboarders against one another first in the waters of Huntington Beach and then on a slalom course in Big Bear, with the overall scores determining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    [BREAKING w/PHOTOS:] Mammoth Mountain by the Numbers: 10/11/12 = Snow Dump

    Those into numerology and any sign that a great ski and snowboard season awaits should be stoked to learn that today--10/11/12--snow is dumping at Mammoth Mountain.For photographic evidence supplied by everyone's favorite kinda-close, kinda-far, world-class resort, feast your eyes after the jump . . ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    5 Signs the 2011/2012 Ski and Snowboard Season Was Among the Worst Ever

    The local resorts have closed, but Mammoth Mountain is gearing up for a Memorial Day weekend of skiers and snowboarders in trunks and bikinis enjoying warm temps, a 12- to 36-inch base and spring conditions. More snow may fall Friday! But it will take more than a mammoth close to 2011/2012 to keep t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Snow Summit in Big Bear Reopens

    ​What the warm tropical storm taketh, the cold winter storm giveth.Snow Summit in Big Bear, which had to close Monday because warm rains washed away the snow that had been sticking to the slopes, reopens today thanks to the severe storm that wreaked havoc on Orange County Wednesday.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Mammoth Mountain Radio Ad Ridicules Mexican Food

    ​Driving today, listening to KLOS-FM 95.5, I heard an ad for Mammoth Mountain. Don't know if it was a resort, tourism board, or who (I don't ski--shit, I can barely walk on two feet). The ad was urging people to visit this winter, and to offer no more excuses, one of which involved getting "food p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Bear Mountain Opens Today, Completing SoCal Ski and Snowboard Pre-Thanksgiving Trifecta

    ​Bear Mountain in Big Bear opens today, joining sister resort Snow Summit and Mtn. High in Wrightwood in welcoming skiers and snowboarders before Thanksgiving.Well, paying skiers and snowboarders anyway. Snow Valley outside Running Springs also opens today. Mammoth Mountain near Bishop got the sno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Snow Summit Opens Saturday

    Today's opening of Mtn. High in Wrightwood may have lit a fire under Snow Summit in Big Bear, which is opening Saturday after previously indicating the public would not get to the slopes until Thanksgiving.However, there is still no announced opening date for Summit's sister resort, Bear Mountai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Mammoth Mountain Opens Today; Mtn. High, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain Not Far Behind

    ​It's a good year ski- and snowboard-wise if Central and Southern California slopes are open by Thanksgiving.Mammoth Mountain outside Bishop opens today.A storm Sunday dumped a foot of snow, and temperatures have been low enough to make manmade snow each day since.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Will Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Apply Lessons Learned to Pending Ski and Snowboard Bills?

    ​You may still be working on your summer tan, but the Southern California ski and snowboard season unofficially officially begins Sept. 18 with Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails at Bear Mountain in Big Bear. The free event features pro snowboarders competing on 110 tons of man-made snow for a total $20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    As Snow Falls, Legislation Rises

    ​Three to 6 inches of new snow are expected in the next few hours to start falling in the local mountains--including Big Bear, where 5 feet of white stuff dumped during the last round of storms. Mammoth Mountain got 7 inches of fresh snow in the last 24 to add to its 8- to 12-feet base of packed p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: New Year's Dispatch from Mammoth

    MammothMountain.comWax On, Wax Off has been chasing snow and festivities around California during the holidays. That, combined with shaky wifi and limited computer access, has made things on the blog a little slow. But this week is shaping up to be a raging good time up here at Mammoth Mountain. Wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Mammoth Mountain is a Northern Outpost of Southern California

    Flickr user jcookfisherLast week's storms brought the mountains to life for snowboarders all over Southern California. With well over 14 inches at local spots like Baldy, Mountain High and Bear, people grabbed their boards and headed for higher altitudes. Mammoth Mountain, the southern part of ... More >>

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    An Inconvenient Slope

    Big Bears ski resorts are covered in snow despite a chronic lack of natural snowfall. So where are the crowds? Dont blame global warmingblame the media