Athlete, handyman, air traffic controller. Our subject of the week has no shortage of skills, but family man is his preferred job. He shares memories about both his parents, plus gives advice about where not to fight in today's installment. Read our interview with David Paul Fune of Splashes, Part ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have required skiers and snowboarders under 18 to wear protective helmets.State Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat and child psychologist, authored SB 105, which had received bi-partisan support in the state legislature.
The traditional New Mexico smothered burritoSince most of Orange County's so-called historians--all five of them--care more about buildings than businesses, and since Orange County food history mostly exists in memories and not textbooks, we've decided to create a new column here at our infernal ... More >>
A Ladin-speaking après-ski booth selling waffles and hot wine in northeastern ItalyThink of Italy, and you think of steaming-hot cups of coffee and glasses of good wine, but do you think of steaming-hot cups of wine?Yet mulled wine, called vin brulè in Italy (literally "burned wine"), is common ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Flickr user Jon PalosUsually, almost nobody comments on the articles here at "Wax On, Wax Off." Every now and then, some sweet person will say something like, "I'm really glad I found this blog." That's about as involved as our readers normally care to get. But last week's story about a fight ... More >>
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