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Picture Ops!

The Big Bear Lake Area is a Photographer's Dream Here are some general locations you can visit for great outdoor photo shoots. Grab 3 friends with cameras and plan some spontaneous, winning snaps! If you're getting up for sunrise pictures, you'll want to go beyond the 2 lake crossings, though sometimes, these are the best places. Sunrises over water, are best seen from Stanfield Cutoff looking east over Baker Pond. Another good place is the west end of the airport, at Division. Pull in and park at the northwest … [Read more...]

Nuances of Mountain Living

Purchasing a Big Bear mountain home is a different decision than purchasing one “down the hill.” You’ll want to be prepared for the change from urban living to our mountaintop lifestyle. Expect changes in trash pickup, mail delivery and even grocery shopping. Trash pickup is determined by your neighborhood. Big Bear Lake and parts of Big Bear City have regular trash pickup. Once you get out to the east Valley, like Baldwin Lake, you have to take your trash to the dump (as a resident, there is no charge). Big Bear … [Read more...]

July 4th in Big Bear Lake

The annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fireworks are scheduled for the 4th of July at dusk (9:00 PM). The show, coordinated with music from the local radio station (KBHR 93.3), consistently ranks in the top 5 for California fireworks shows. The fireworks are organized by the Big Bear Rotary Club with support from the City of Big Bear Lake, the Chamber of Commerce, the Big Bear Lake Resort Association and local business and community donations. The spectacular show lasts 30 minutes. You can get out on the lake to … [Read more...]

Winter Cruising

Take advantage of Southern California's magnificent weather. Come cruise the mountains. Without precipitation and with the warm weather, one tends to treat Big Bear a little differently than during a snowy winter. Motorcycles are visible in January. Tops come down on the convertibles. Even the Corvettes come out of hibernation. Almost all the streets are dry from that great preholiday snowstorm and it is time to take advantage of this great Southern California weather.  This season has been much kinder, giving the … [Read more...]

Snowshoe Big Bear Lake

With some of the best snow in the country, Big Bear is calling you to come celebrate all that Winter 2012 has to offer. Snow conditions couldn't be better. We're not just talking about the fantastic skiing and snowboarding. The holiday snow fell everywhere, leaving a thick, inviting, layer of white throughout the valley. Need a break from "Machine Groomed Packed Powder"? Just need to walk? Get off the roads and paths. Both fun and useful, snowshoeing is well worth the try. Head into untouched snow! Be your own "Off … [Read more...]