Welcome to the 2016-17 season Bear Mountain! Another mecca of snowboarding is checked off the list. With Summit and Mt. High looking to open in the coming days, Bear kicked off the season in its usual style of rails, style, and sun on Friday, Nov. 25. Riders from all over descended upon the Southern California resort still hungover from Thanksgiving to scratch the itch and ride for the first time since March. With no traffic problems leading up to the mountain, Bear treated their powder hungry patrons with 12 features in a top to bottom run including down bars, boxes, tubes and bonks. Lucas Magoon, Jon McDonald, Ian Sams, Jordan Small, and Mike Gray were all in attendance to give a majority of riders something to look up and aspire to for seasons to come. As the sun lowered, music was played by DJ Slip Matt and beers were drank to soothe the first day soreness of attempting tricks a bit too early in the season. Cheers to charging and opening weekend! It only gets better from here!