Big Bear Lake, California—In addition to opening seven more runs in the last week, Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) is excited to announce the opening of Bear Mountain’s halfpipe this Saturday, January 21st, 2006. Several days of around-the-clock snowmaking provided a large amount of snow that has been concentrated in the halfpipe, just in time for Sunday’s USASA contest.

“Having the halfpipe open is perfect for all snowboarders and skiers looking for more tranny in The Park at Bear Mountain, stated Marty Ward, PR Director for BBMR. “At 12 feet high, 55 feet wide and 400 feet long, it’s great for beginners because it’s less intimidating than a superpipe, yet it is still fun for advanced pipe riders, added Ward.

At Big Bear Mountain Resorts one lift ticket gives you access to more open terrain, more lifts operating and more terrain features than any other Southern California resort with a free shuttle running between the resorts! The resorts are operating 21 lifts as needed, including four high-speed quads accessing five top-to-bottom runs and a variety of interconnecting trails for all ability levels. There are now more than 80 terrain features in the All-Mountain Freestyle Park at Bear with 7 jibs in The Scene. The Ridge at Snow Summit has 39 terrain features including fun-sized features on Sundown in the Family Park!

Current weather and snowmaking conditions are available by calling 800-BEAR-MTN. Reservations for the weekends are recommended and easy to make by calling 909-866-5841 or by visiting bigbearmountainresorts.com.