Resort Poll 2013: Top 10 Parks

3. Bear Mountain, California

Ian Sams. Bear Mountain, California. PHOTO: CHRIS WELLHAUSEN

Parks: Nearly the entire mountain

Pipes: 8’, 13’, 18’

Jumps: 105

Jibs: 80

Peak Features: January



Ask how many parks Bear rocks and you’ll get a simple answer: one. More than 85 percent of the mountain is dedicated to park features. As Chris Bradshaw explains, “The park staff is always working hard to keep it fresh and constantly changing it up so it never gets old.” When the setup is at full capacity in January, Bear boasts 45 jumps and 60 air features including quarterpipes, rollers, hips, and road step-downs. For kicker killers, Bradshaw suggests the double line on Central Park. “It’s the best jump line in Southern California. Period.” If that’s not enough, Bear also runs three pipes and 80 jibs, including the street-inspired features in the Red Bull Plaza. The best part? With Bear’s warm temps, you can rock a sweatshirt all winter.