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Mtncwby
Sun Jan 06 2019, 01:48AM Email Thread Print View
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This holiday season had to be a record breaker for tourists visiting big bear.
I've heard that many locals are really angry....
There was supposed to be a meeting at city hall to limit the amount of people visiting big bear...when you can't even get to the store....we have a problem.
I'm well aware we need the money,..but enough is enough.....
We need a break.
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ROCK
Sun Jan 06 2019, 06:27AM

my job is to keep them running
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its like this every year. nothing will happen etc etc etc. if they don't come then everyone loses. I like the chances of making money. WE ARE A TOURIST TOWN PEOPLE AND ALWAYS WILL BE

my job is to keep them running
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Polar Orbit
Sun Jan 06 2019, 06:55AM
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Don't go to the markets after the lifts close unless you just want to laugh at the tourists.
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MrOwl
Sun Jan 06 2019, 06:59AM

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Polar Orbit wrote ...

Don't go to the markets after the lifts close unless you just want to laugh at the tourists.


They can provide some fine entertainment.

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Benny (N6BWX)
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Yeah it's been this bad before, it's actually been worse. A few years ago when we had that couple feet of snow around the holidays it was chaotic. It's not that bad really, it's all mostly all snow players.... resorts have been busy, but not this kind of busy. Just need to know when to travel and how to get there!

After today, things will somewhat return to normal! !yay

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BootsNBridles
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I don't know why it always comes down to "Big Bear is a tourist town so they can do anything they want" and "We have to do something" butting heads. There ARE problems caused by the tourists and their sheer numbers. There are ALSO solutions to a lot of those problems! It hasn't always been like this and I'm willing to bet the majority of those who've been here a long time don't base all their income on tourists. Those who came here to get rich off of tourists should probably start looking for another place where that will actually happen. If we continue to let the tourists rule and we don't deal with the problems then eventually the valley will be someplace that NO ONE wants to live or visit. It's time to find those solutions and make it so our elected officials have to enforce them. There are examples of mountain towns who have done this and are successfully making tourists and locals happy. Vail anyone?
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I'm not happy about Vail's $209/day lift ticket price.
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Polar Orbit
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Are they trying the new traffic control at Moonridge, are haven't enough
folk made it UTH yet?
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Benny (N6BWX)
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Polar Orbit wrote ...

Are they trying the new traffic control at Moonridge, are haven't enough
folk made it UTH yet?


They've been doing traffic control in Moonridge, at both resorts. But all these visitors are not up here to ski & snowboard, so it's not a resort thing. The majority are snow players, day trippers coming up just to play in the snow.

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NShore.Allen
Sun Jan 06 2019, 02:07PM

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The chain up outside the moose last nigh was crazy.. some said they did not chains but got kicked out of their rental and were headed down anyway hence the chaos on the AC. The traffic down 38 this morning 10am wasn’t bad, the uphill was bumper to bumper from before AO to jerks lake. Those folks should be headed down soon.

If the city was allowed to restrict visitors/tourists, how would someone get on the invitation list?


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Fawnskindawn
Feb 17 : 11:27am
Now it is time For the Daytona 500

Fawnskindawn
Feb 17 : 11:27am
Well said Benny.

Benny (N6BWX)
Feb 17 : 11:22am
If you want to post productive suggestions to help people that's awesome, we're all for it and that's what this is for! But the past few days has been nothing but whining about traffic and how much Big Bear sucks and how glad folks are to be moving out. Do whatcha go to do, the rest of us are moving forward with or without you to try and create a resolution that will better our valley for everyone.

booboo
Feb 17 : 11:10am
Dinner at BBNona's house.

FF Mac
Feb 17 : 11:06am
Benny,

I get that, but people coming up here and that live DTH need to see these conversations so they know what go’s on up here from a local’s perspective so they know what creates issues. I see it as an educational tool. I’ve been using this site since 2007 and I use it because I know I can have those conversations with other locals in an easy and quick way. Navigating deep into the website to post something that 10% of people go see is pointless in my humble opinion, but whatever man.....will do.

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booboo
Feb 17 : 10:59am
Quiet,slow day in Crestline.Main streets low traffic and look good on the cams.Sky getting grey,sun in and out.Very quiet holiday weekend.

BootsNBridles
Feb 17 : 10:56am
So sorry. I asked an honest question. I have seen all kinds of lengthy convo's on here so I wasn't sure why some were ok and some weren't. I'd never seen anyone told to move their convo elsewhere until this weekend. There aren't any rules posted so the only way to find out is to ask questions. Didn't mean to upset anyone. No more questions!

lupin
Feb 17 : 10:55am
Thanks for that info Benny. Ice dams urgg.

Benny (N6BWX)
Feb 17 : 10:55am
Good chance Vegas will see snow again tonight.

NShore.Allen
Feb 17 : 10:54am
Cold? something different this morning: Plane being de-iced in Vegas

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Benny (N6BWX)
Feb 17 : 10:44am
You're sooooo lucky! I'm out working in all this cold! Roads were still pretty icy this morning, with the freezing temperatures, we're starting to get some ice jams and running water is beginning to back up in a few areas, especially around the airport. Hope AR is ok and drying out.

BBNona
Feb 17 : 10:42am
Loving this weather and four days off work. I’ve made linguini with clam sauce, beef stew and chili! Great cooking weather!

Benny (N6BWX)
Feb 17 : 10:36am
Thank you Nona! Enjoy your day, stay warm out there. Freezing, litrally!

BBNona
Feb 17 : 10:36am
I stand corrected! I get it!thanks Benny



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