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History of Skiing in Southern California

During the 90s, small ski areas were bought out by some of the bigger ones.



1990 February USASA held its premiere National Championships at Snow Valley.
1992 February Kerry & Bev Brown open Rim Nordic Ski Area.
1994   Dave Tollakson, National Ski Patroller at Bear Mountain, died on a climb of San Gorgonio while preparing for his assent of Mt. Everett.
1995   Steve Reneker, friend of Dave Tollakson, carried Dave's ashes and the FWSA banner to the top of Mt. Everett.
    Bear Mountain was sold to Fibreboard.
1996   Dave & Judy Wilson acquired Green Valley Lake Snow Bowl and renamed it Big Air Green Valley Snowboard Park.
1997 March 25-27 USASA held their annual Snowboard Championships at Big Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.
  June 14 Oaktree Capital Management purchased Mountain High from Terry Tognazzini and renamed the resort New Mountain High.
    Booth Creek Ski Holdings, Inc. purchased Bear Mountain and changed it's name to Big Bear Mountain.
1998   New Mountain High purchased the European ticketing technology developed by SkiData which allowed them to sell lift tickets by the day, hour, or run.
1999 February Kerry and Bev Brown, owners of Rim Nordic Ski Area, purchased Green Valley Lake Cross Country from Dave Williams and renamed the resort Green Valley Nordic Ski Area.
  May Lyle Ferguson and the Howes foreclosed on the Big Air Green Valley Snowboard Park.




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