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 >>
I can relate to professional snowboarder Tim Ostler in this way. Years ago, as the last skier off the chair for the last run of the day at Brian Head, Utah, a binding broke off a ski, I tumbled near the top of the run and remained there until a ski patrolman came to save me. Ostler, of Murray, Utah, ... 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.
It's cranberry spray all right, but not an Ocean Spray commercial. It's episode three of Red Bull's Winch Sessions videos, featuring wakeboarder Josh Tranby and a custom-made Cloud Street winch that pulls 4,000 feet of Spectra-fiber line at 50 mph.Other episodes feature snowboarders, paraglide ... 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 >>
Yes, by most leading indicators, the U.S. economy--what's the technical word for it again? Oh yes--BLOWS! However, an, erm, un-leading indicator shows one economic sector bouncing back.Mountain destinations across the western U.S. reportedly experienced sharp increases in July occupancy and steep ... 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 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 >>
Will it ever snow again in our local mountains? Who knows? But here are 10 winter 2009/2010 trends in apparel and equipment tracked by SnowSports Industries America (SIA), the nonprofit North American trade group for the industry.
flickr user Alena RomanenkoFall is a brief season for Southern California. The first part of it sort of gets blended into the end of our summer. The groms go back to school, the weather gets hotter and the offshore Santa Ana winds start howling down the canyons. Things get dry and crackly, all ... More >>
The lifts are still running at Mammoth and our local mountains, but SnowSports Industries America (SIA) reports the retail side of the industry got hammered in February, continuing a steady decline that began last November, at the height of the Christmas shopping season.
"Snow sports ... More >>
Being cold below ground in Yorba Linda does not stop our favorite disgraced son Richard Nixon from finding himself in the news. The hits just keep coming, don't they? But far more fascinating than Dick being blamed for the Cambodian genocide, joined in the hereafter by Watergate- ... More >>