Snowboarder Magazine’s The Launch is complete. More than 80 riders under 21 infiltrated Bear this week and took over the insane setup. Words can’t do the event justice. If you want to be amazed at the rising talent of snowboarding check out SNOWBOARDERMAG.COM. With edits from event plus crazy photos from each day.
Today is the Asbury Demo. The Ashbury pro team will be riding the hill and getting down in The Scene at 2:00. Come check out Ashbury’s product line and team while enjoying the final days of the 2012/13 season.
Below: Clayton Shoemaker shows The Launch standouts Red Gerard and Toby Miller inside our Piston Bully snowcat.
Filed Under: Conditions, Events, Miscellaneous, Pictures, Terrain Park.
Tags: Ashbury, Ashbury Demo, Bear, Bear Mountain, bear mtn, Clayton Shoemaker, Red Gerard, Snowboarder Mag, Snowboarder Magazine, the launch, The Launch 2013, Toby Miller
Posted: 4/6/13, 7:10am, by Miles
It’s official Snow Summit and Bear Mountain’s last day of the 2012/2013 winter season will be April 7th, 2013! The current sun and spring conditions are making for a really fun last week, so come out and spend a few more days with us on the slopes!
Check out our current discounts and specials and Screamin’ Deal Season Pass Sale that will leave some money in your pocket for next season!
Filed Under: Conditions, Events, Snow Report.
Tags: Bear Mountain, Big Bear Lake, end of season, last day, Snow Summit
Posted: 4/5/13, 5:14am, by Kim
You have seen the pictures in magazines and on websites, you have seen the footage in edits and videos, but have you seen it in person? That’s right coverage of The Launch is usually not too hard to find, Snowboarder Magazine covers the whole thing and with so many top notch young athletes the shots end up everywhere. There is something really special about seeing it go down in person though. Some of the riders look so little riding up to the massive features that it doesn’t even look possible. Then they blast off and throw down a double cork like no big deal!
The build that our Park Staff put together for the event this year is truly jaw-dropping. Here is what Snowboarder Magazine had to say about the set up, “Bear provided multi-faceted components with tons of lines–serving both the level of riding and the riders’ attention spans–including a pole jam closeout to wallride feature and a large butterpad with gaps on and off and an additional close-out. Unique transition hits filled any extra space. Clayton is as economical as he is creative; no area of The Launch park is unused, providing a perfect playground for snowboarding’s elite youth.” Yes Clayton and the boys did what they do best and made one of the best and craziest setups ever! Big ups, and big thanks to Clayton, Park Staff, and everyone at Snowboarder Magazine.
For the full recap check out snowboardermagazine.com.
Filed Under: Events, Miscellaneous, Pictures, Snow Report, Terrain Park.
Tags: Bear Mountain, Giro Helmets, red bull, Snowboarder Magazine, The Launch 2013, Volcom Snow
Posted: 4/4/13, 5:11am, by Miles