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    Right on the front page of the Snow Summit website
    The Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair and the Bear Mountain Golf Course are scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend.

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    Same owner of Bear Mountain Resorts. Pat Follet of Team Big Bear fame, has been spearheading the project, he's been to Mammoth to check out their operations, there is talk of northshore style bridges and stunts, trails for all disciplines, ziplines, climbing wall, food service,etc. They want to make it truly world class and have a variety for every level of rider, as well as amenities for non riders.
    As far as the "rumor" is concerned, I've been hearing this from more and more people up here, so I really believe its going to happen, in which capacity this season, who knows, but in a few years, I think it will be everything we can hope for here in So.Cal

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    if we get a dh park at either BB or snow summit im going to poop myself with excitement
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    Quote Originally Posted by nokfir2 View Post
    if we get a dh park at either BB or snow summit im going to poop myself with excitement
    Dude. Where were in 98-03? Summit was
    the dh park back. I really hope this happens
    too!

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    In 98 I was 12 and living in NY lol.

    I've only been out here for a year.

    What are the odds this happens this summer?
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    Heck, I'll poop someone else's pants if this happens!

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    Reading these posts on rumors of a new MTB park makes me excited as well. I've been in the IE coming up on 2 years. I am a Colorado Transplant and I miss the bike parks like no ones business. My fingers are crossed it happens.

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    I've never been to Snow Summit. I am hoping to go within the next few weeks. The website says it will be opening for weekends on 5/18/12.

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    Snow Summit bike park would be the shizzz!!!!!

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    Keep us posted Jeff as it is a long drive to Mammoth. Sure would be nice to have a true bike park here in our own backyard.

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    DH bikes were being allowed this past weekend at snow summit. $25 all day. Had a blast yesterday!

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    Was there on Sunday, It was nice to see all the bikes out there. Trail selection is still somewhat limited but I am happy to see they were more tolerant to "Big Bikes". I talked to Pat at the end of last year's season and he mentioned that they were being more "lenient" with the rules. This past weekend they didn't even flinch with our 40+ pounder DH machines. Hopefully it lasts. It would be nice to have a full blown bike park in BB, I remember the days when Summit had a real park and it would be awesome to have it in our backyard again.

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    Right there with you munkyspank. It was tech, steep, loose and dry out there! Awesome.

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    What's the going rate for a ticket there?

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    they hassled me about my 38.5 pound steed

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    are the BB runs mostly downhill /am? is there a lot of climbing ? trying to decide what kind of tires to go w/

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    Most of the stuff is more XC/All-Mountain in nature. If you take the lifts up to the top of Snow Summit, there is not a lot of climbing. If you want to do loops around Snow Summit or you want to do some of the trails on the other side of the lake then there will be climbing involved. It really just depends on what you want.

    There are a few Downhill trails if you know where to look, but most of the fun trails are flowy singletracks. A few of these can get really loose, but there are no huge drops, etc. that you would see at a place like Mammoth.

    I run 2.35 Hans Dampfs on the front of both my bikes - 26 and 29 full susp. I have a 2.1 Ground Control on the back of my 29er and a 2.2 Rubber Queen on the back of my 26er. You could certainly get by with a lot less tire if you wanted to.

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    thanks man. repped

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    Check out the Big Bear/Skyline Trail project:

    Skyline Kickoff, Big Bear's New Trail - YouTube

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    Now if we can just add some nice DH runs, this could become a destination location for all bikers. It would be great not to have to drive to Mammoth all the time although I do love it up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMBA south west View Post
    Check out the Big Bear/Skyline Trail project:

    Skyline Kickoff, Big Bear's New Trail - YouTube
    What is the timeline for this trail opening?

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    That youtube video mentioned multi-use so I doubt there will be any I'M Totally DH'in going on, but it may be good for super D or XC races.

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    2013 Snow Summit Bike Park?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimphatty View Post
    2013 Snow Summit Bike Park?
    I keep hearing the rumors and hope they come true.. The off property trails are still fun but hopefully they bring the inbounds riding back.

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    Yes, it is definately going to happen. Im sure it will be a work in progress for the first year. There will also be zip lines and a climbing wall as well. The idea to make SS family friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    Yes, it is definately going to happen. Im sure it will be a work in progress for the first year. There will also be zip lines and a climbing wall as well. The idea to make SS family friendly.
    Hopefully.. Although it is nice to pull up to an empty parking lot in the "off-season".. I grew up riding SS on my skis then board then MTB after that. I might just have to get a season pass again if they go through with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    I keep hearing the rumors and hope they come true.. The off property trails are still fun but hopefully they bring the inbounds riding back.
    Yes, the unmarked trails are the funner ones for sure!

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    Ok, I know its early! Cant wait for that dam snow to melt away!!!

    Any new news on the proposed, or supposed building that is to hopefully take place this coming season? Someone please confirm this is going to happen! I just picked up a Knolly Delirium dam it!!!

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    There is confirmation, on my part, that cannot be confirmed......I know that sounds uncommited, but my sources would like to keep it that way.
    The Skyline Trail is well under way, 3.5 miles, of proposed 15 miles of awesome singletrack is already cut, but its going to be and hopefully stay more XC orientated, since it is a multi-use trail, with small climbs, flats and small DH's. I had the opportunity to ride the unfinished cut sections a few times before the snow and have to say that, if the rest of the trail is like the first 3.5 miles, we are going to have a world class trail up here...something long over due.

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    Any idea if upper fall line and Colin bailey are going to be restored? I heard they got trashed by our friends in the forest service...

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    The Forest service is trying to close some of the horribly cut illegal trails, the ones that may be fun, but cause lots of damage from run off, although I haven't ridden upper Fall line this past year, I heard that they are restoring it, but I dont know exactly what that means.
    With the Bike Park opening....you really wont miss some of those off mountain trails anyway, which will be safer for other trail users anyway.....cant count the close calls I've had with some idiot who rides fast pass other users.

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    Good point...I guess I am a bit cynical about the park happening until I actually see it...

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    Jeff, can you elaborate more on the "bike park"? Are they actually going to allow bikes to go down the ski slopes or are we still going to have to go into the National Forest? Hopefully it will be a little more DH friendly.

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    Yes, the bike park, if everything gets the green light, will have all types of trails on the mountain, including dh trails and northshore type bridges, ramps and ladders. The masterplan is to have a pump track, possibly a bmx trail, also for non riding folks, zip lines and climbing walls.
    I'm hoping as well as most of the riders up here hope this all happens, but we will all believe it when we see it.

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    It HAS to be dh friendly or else what's the point?

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    Are there any planned meetings coming up to discuss this? I would hope so as they need to have a plan in place to make something happen this summer. Is the park going to be solely owned by Summit or will the NFS be in the mix? Anytime government is involved, it slows the process down.

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    It will be a Snow Summit thing but they have to get permits from the forstry, just like any other entity using public land. There are no public discussions, as none are needed, the team at SS has tons of experience in this field and have travelled all over looking at other existing parks, including Whistler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    It will be a Snow Summit thing but they have to get permits from the forstry, just like any other entity using public land. There are no public discussions, as none are needed, the team at SS has tons of experience in this field and have travelled all over looking at other existing parks, including Whistler.
    Anything new Jeff? Opening weekend dates, build info etc...

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    I have not heard of an official opening day but I would guess mid May, since there is still snow on the mountain. I will keep everyone posted as I hear any news

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    Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are now closed for the 2012/13 ski and snowboard season, however summer activities are right around the corner! In addition to the Sky Chair and Golf Course, we have some exciting changes in store including new purpose-built bike trails and a 1,050 foot zipline.

    The Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair is scheduled to open weekends only beginning May 25th and daily beginning June 15th. The Bear Mountain Golf Course and Driving Range is scheduled to open May 17th, however the Pro Shop will be open for season pass sales beginning May 13th.

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    Great place. Pretty sure this is going to be an annual trip for me. That elevation was brutal but helped when I got back to sea level.

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    Anybody know whether Fall Line is open? I heard rumors that Upper Fall Line was blocked off this summer for some reason.
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    Both Upper and Lower Fall line are open, but please, if your not going to ride inside SS, please respect the other trail users, hikers, bikers and equestrians, I had too many close calls by some morons, who for some reason, cant or wont give the right a way to uphill riders and hikers. My 10 year son and I have almost been plowed into a few times, if it happens( getting hit), Im going to stick their full face helmets and Gopro up their arses with their heads still in them, maybe that would make the Gopro video of the week. Sorry to rant, but its happened too many times, we are trying to make Big Bear an awesome bike riding destination again, lots of hard work by lots of people, dont need anyone to screw it up.

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    Any Big Bear Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Zuarte View Post
    Anybody know whether Fall Line is open? I heard rumors that Upper Fall Line was blocked off this summer for some reason.
    Opening day the upper was closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Island20v View Post
    Opening day the upper was closed.
    Thanks for the heads up.
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