BigBearTricksTop freestyle skiing professionals from all over the world will be competing at the 4th Annual War of Rails March 1 – 3 at Big Bear Lake in Southern California.

Not only is it fun to watch these riders and skiers perform outrageous tricks, but War of Rails will feature free entertainment, music, games and prizes.

The competition happens in The Scene at Bear Mountain, easily viewable from any place on the13,000-square-foot sun deck. While at Big Bear, take advantage of spring skiing conditions. Big Bear is offering two spring season specials (they cannot be combined).The Kids Ski/Ride Free program (valid on weekdays all season long) enables kids ages 12 and younger to ski or ride free with each paid adult ticket. The special offer requires an overnight stay Sunday – Thursday.

The second program gives students a break with discounted, all-day lift tickets good for both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain when bundled together with discounted accommodations at a participating Big Bear lodge. Rates start as low as $69 per person, per night based on double occupancy.

With a solid four- to five-foot base, both resorts expect to continue operations well into April. Bear Mountain, known as the All-Mountain Freestyle Park, is the ultimate snowboarder’s dream with more than 150 jumps and nearly 80 jibs featuring rails, boxes, and wall rides. Snow Summit’s regularly groomed runs are great for carving the slopes, and its family-friendly Westridge Freestyle Park has something for every type of skier and snowboarder.

To book spring break reservations call 800-424-4232 or log onto

Los Angeles TravelingMom, Mimi Slawoff, writes a monthly family travel column in L.A. Parent magazine and freelances for several publications and websites. Follow her travel tales and tips on Twitter @mimitravelz.