… City of Big Bear Lake

Pays Tribute to DICK KUN


E T Russell ____ Mayor Dave Caretto and the Big Bear Lake City Council are delighted to invite the community to help honor Dick Kun with a Special Tribute on April 27th at 6:30 P.M. in Hofert Hall. This will acknowledge Dick for his incredible stewardship over the last fifty plus years of operating Snow Summit, and several decades of ownership of Bear Mountain. 

The two resorts have been exceptional anchors for the local economy. Dick’s insightful generation of snowmaking, lift-line management and extreme customer-service, established Big Bear Lake to be ‘the’ destination for close to a million skier and snowboarders every year.

Dick was also instrumental in creating the Resort Association, now known as the Visitors Bureau, to accommodate, lodge and serve our over-night guests and those visiting for an exciting day the mountain. He recognized the value of retail stores, restaurants, service providers and lodging entities to being critical partners to accommodate a full service resort town.

His community service endeavors included Rotary Club of Big Bear, The Chamber of Commerce, and numerous local organizations and causes. In additional Dick participation in state and National ski and travel organization further established Big Bear Lake and a substantial resort community.

The honorary tribute for Dick Kun will occur on Monday, April 27th at 6:30 P.M.  at the Hofert Hall within the City of Big Bear Lake Civic Center located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd. For those that don’t attend, may want to tune into the local BBEAR CHANNEL 182.