Bear Mt. had the highest rating for its terrain parks among resorts in the Far West. The ratings were based primarily on readers' average ranking, number of reviews, and specific comments made in OnTheSnow.com over the winter season. "More and more skiers and snowboarders are relying on the word of their peers when they make resort choices," said Mountain News President and Publisher Rob Brown, whose company publishes OnTheSnow.com. "We believe the importance of reader advisories will continue to grow each year and these annual awards provide a peek into their thinking." The reviewers were clear in their comments: "Bear Mt. has less crowds, better and more terrain features, and more terrain in general… Great job building jumps and other features… Great beginner mountain and good advanced runs… This is the "place to be" to learn to ski or snowboard… 750 acres includes everything in the trees that is not just trail area." Bear Mountain is 90 miles east of Los Angeles and serves as a haven for a rabid cadre of snowboarders and freeskiers who enjoy the area's three terrain parks and pipes along with a double black run sure to get the most adventurous freeskier's blood rushing. Click HERE to read the reviews.


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