Big Bear’s Big Snow

Eight inches of fresh powder fell on the first Monday of March.

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Spring less than a fortnight away, but the piling on of flakes brought skiers out to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain on Monday, March 7.
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"Both 100%" of Snow Summit and Bear Mountain opened after the significant storm.
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Photos from the mountain were more January than March, at least in chilly vibe.
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Skiers enjoyed the powder even as it continued to come down.
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A return of El Niño was promised for March, and lovers of winter sports remained on the watch for the first flakes.
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The spring breezes and March wildflowers at this part of the mountain would have to wait another day.
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Soon enough, these picnic tables will be full of summer visitors looking for a high-elevation cool-down.
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As of the March 8, the day after the big blow-through, 26 out of 26 trails remained open.
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Mid-March is on approach, but more precipitation is due; how many more inches will fall at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit before the 2015-16 season bids farewell?
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