The downhill trails at Snow Summit Mountain Resort in Big Bear, California are steep, rocky, and very loose… and just when you think the trails can’t get any harder, there’s a booter or a mandatory drop. That combination makes for some pretty hairy riding, but despite the demanding trail conditions, the local riding scene continues to thrive.
This past summer, Big Bear local and Chains Required team rider Scott Durkin took the time to show me around his stomping grounds, and I got intimately acquainted with Big Bear’s dust and rocks. During one of the lift rides to the top, Scott mentioned in passing how there were no videos showcasing the riding at Big Bear that come anywhere near professional quality. It seems like everyone nowadays has a GoPro, but how many helmet cam videos can you watch before you get fed up with the perpetual shaking?
Well, Scott teamed up with local filmer Tony L’Ambrose, and they decided to change that. The result is the video below. Check it out, and let them know what you think in the comments section!