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Big Bear Winter Fun For Everyone!

Whether you're a skier, rider, sledding junkie or exercise enthusiast... Big Bear has it all! Sure... summer time is a bit on the warmer side, but that doesn't mean you have to be stuck indoors all winter long. You may be a full-timer or here on vacation, either way there are several ways to get up, get out and breathe some fresh air. Check it out... Bear Mountain and Snow Summit: Our two local ski resorts offer a wide range of ski/snowboard lessons, terrain for all abilities and a shuttle that will take you to … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Faces a Crisis

– And Comes Out Stronger – Like the rest of America, the residents of Big Bear were glued to their television sets as a madman went on a rampage throughout Southern California. The difference, of course, is that this drama suddenly began unfolding in our own backyard. When I first heard that Christopher Dorner’s pick-up truck was sighted in the hills between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, I was sure it was a hoax. This sort of thing doesn’t happen in Big Bear - we’re safe up here. We feel insulated from this sort … [Read more...]

Winter Fun – Big Bear Real Estate

As soon as the first prediction of snow is forecast, the excitement builds across the Valley. Many of us choose to live in Big Bear because of the variety of recreational opportunities. Both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit lead the industry in snowmaking. That means plenty of snow, even when the afternoon temperatures hit 60 degrees. Bear Mountain caters to snowboarders. There is free public internet access everywhere. We recommend you start at Red Bull Plaza. The Park at Bear Mountain is devoted to free-style … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake – A Ski Season Preview

There’s a chill in the air and in Big Bear that means only one thing, winter is right around the corner. If you love winter sports it’s time to get excited. Here’s a little pre-season info to get you thinking about all the winter fun you’re going to be having in Big Bear this season. Skiing and Snowboarding We’d be spoiled of we had just one local ski area in Big Bear, but we’re blessed with two world class resorts, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. There’s something for every skill level and taste, long cruisey ski … [Read more...]

Hot Dawgs and Hand Rails (HDHR)

Snow time in the mountains of Big Bear Lake…almost! Saturday, September 24th, Bear Mountain will open for a unique pre-season party. Forty top jib riders will compete for $15,000 in cash prizes . This eighth annual event will see Nick Visconti return as defending champ. The contest begins at 2:00 PM and goes until dark. Arrive early and watch the staff lay down 110 tons of ice. The unique 2011 features are sponsored by Red Bull. They include a huge wall with a ledge, stairs, down rails, close out rails, and bank … [Read more...]

Big Bear Real Estate – Finding A Place In Big Bear To Call Your Own, Part 2

Big Bear is an excellent real estate value right now. Combine the unbelievably low interest rates available today with some of the best prices to hit our market in decades and you would be surprised how much property you can afford up here. There are dozens of great buys in the mid-price range ($175,000 to $350,000) and many of Big Bear’s most desirable neighborhoods have cabins and homes listed at these prices. The Boulder Bay area is a wonderful year-round location with the focus being beautiful Big Bear Lake. … [Read more...]