Mammoth Mountain gets even MORE . . . ummm, mammoth?
Boardworld predicts a massive spike in the influx of Aussie park rats headed to Southern California this upcoming SoHe season, with the exciting news that not only has Mammoth Mountain just forked out a cool 38 million bucks to buy both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit resorts near Big Bear Lake in California’s San Bernardino Mountains (about 100 miles from LA), but they’re all now included on the one pass!
Previously known as the Mammoth ‘MVP’ Pass, it’s been rebranded as as the ‘Cali4nia Pass’, and now provides unlimited access to Mammoth Mountain, Bear Mountain, June Mountain and Snow Summit. That’s nearly 6,000 acres of wicked terrain - featuring a grand total of 240 runs, 61 lifts and 8,319 feet of vertical.
So why the massive stoke for jib monkeys in particular? Well, that’d be Bear. Fondly known as “The People’s Park”, Bear Mountain’s terrain park is internationally renowned for having one of the most exciting and innovative setups in the world. With a massive variety of hits scattered all over the joint, pretty much the whole mountain is one huge jib park - as if the world-class park facilities at Mammoth aren’t amazing enough!
This is what Bear has to say about their park scene:
“When you step into the scene at Bear you will find that MORE is what we are all about with more jumps, more jibs and more transitions than any other SoCal resort. Our nearly 200-acre winter playground offers upwards of 165 beginner to advanced jibs including a huge variety of rails, boxes, walls, over 100 snow features of all shapes and sizes, and 4 pipes including Southern California’s only Superpipe. While other resorts ‘claim’ it, we ‘build’ it. With unique features found only at Bear you will never find yourself getting bored.”
Impressive parks attract equally as impressive riders, and Jonathan Mcdonald is one of them. His Bear Mountain Rider Showcase (above) will give you a taste of the type of features Bear has in abundance. Even in a record low snowfall season like the last one, Bear never failed to come up with the goods.
Does a bear jib in the woods? Seems so.
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