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04-06-2013 01:35 PM
LA Forever Big Bear is done for the season, it ends tomorrow, the 7th. The winter for Southern California started out well, but ended way too soon.
02-27-2013 06:56 PM
SDLyfe
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Originally Posted by Dim Mak 1470 View Post
I still haven't gone to this resort but I really want to. I fell really hard on my lower back yesterday at Mt. High & was hoping that Bear would still have a bit more coverage. I've only gone once this season without hearing a scraping sound when carving or slowing down =/
Bear is def. worth it....too many little groms at Mountain High...I do like the night sesh's at MH tho
02-26-2013 12:13 PM
wernersl Bear has been pretty decent for the little snowfall weve had this year. So far just one icy ass day and that was in January.
02-26-2013 12:11 PM
Dim Mak 1470 I still haven't gone to this resort but I really want to. I fell really hard on my lower back yesterday at Mt. High & was hoping that Bear would still have a bit more coverage. I've only gone once this season without hearing a scraping sound when carving or slowing down =/
02-25-2013 05:17 PM
wernersl I go pretty much whenever I get the chance. Nice thing about having a pass this season...Just go for even a few hours on the weekends before the crowds roll in. Mid-week...A bad day on the mountain is far better than a good day at work! Thats how I look at Bear/Summit. That said...my tailbone is still wrecked from an early season blowout at bear. Also...they could stand to take grooming lessons from Heavenly and Mammoth.
02-23-2013 01:37 PM
jdang307 That's going a bit far. Indoor? Hah.

When it hits 40-50F, which it does a lot. It's pretty nice. If it stays below that with no new snow it's an ice cube. If it gets above that then you do get slurpee conditions later.

I go maybe 3-5 times a year. Since I'm self-employed I just wait for the good days and go. Last time I went it was snowing (6 inches or so) while we were there.

The rest of the year I just plan big trips.
02-23-2013 04:02 AM
wildshoetwt
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I don't even go unless it's a dump.

But warm weather does soften things up a little. I won't go if it hasn't snowed and it's cold.

I went and it was soft packed groomers and powder on the sides. Typical 2nd day conditions.
Really warm weather is when it turns into a glorified snocone, the cat tracks turn into log flumes and the steeps turn into dusted ice from all the side slippers.

Maybe that's when it's too warm. That's the worst though, you get soaked and you can't wear anything more than a tshirt/sweater or you just sweat the whole day.

Bear is rarely a good experience for me. I've had more fun at indoor skiing areas than @ Bear with no recent pow
02-23-2013 03:50 AM
jdang307 I don't even go unless it's a dump.

But warm weather does soften things up a little. I won't go if it hasn't snowed and it's cold.

I went and it was soft packed groomers and powder on the sides. Typical 2nd day conditions.
02-23-2013 12:15 AM
wildshoetwt I pretty much refuse to ride Bear unless there's been at least an 1" of snow overnight. Place is just pure hardpack and ice otherwise and poorly groomed.

I can ride Mammoth for weeks without snowfall and leave tired, I ride Bear for 2 days without snow and I leave with deep bruises, a headache, and sprained wrists.

Just assume it blows unless there's been snow lately.
02-21-2013 02:17 AM
jdang307 Heading up in the AM. Couldn't go today. Wish I did.

Oh well. Still hope to find some stashes.
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