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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...]

Big Bear Lake’s Snow Summit

I finally made it to the slopes. It’s been almost two years since my last snowboard outing. After years of begging my nephew to come up and ride with me he called me over the holidays and informed me he was ready to join me on the slopes. What I didn’t know was my nephew had been preparing for this day for quite a while. He took some lessons last year and without my knowledge had become a competent snowboarder. When he arrived the night before with some of the nicest, most expensive gear I have ever seen, I knew I … [Read more...]

A Big Bear New Year’s Eve

Snow Summit’s Torchlight Parade Big Bear Lake offers some of the best New Year’s Eve entertainment in the Inland Empire. Treat yourself to the only torch light parade in Southern California. At 7:00 PM. Snow Summit will temporarily interrupt their night session. Hundreds of employees and their families will chairlift to the top, where everyone will receive a red torch. As the snowboarders and skiers make their way down Miracle Mile, a glowing red snake can be seen all across the Valley. If you want to watch the … [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...]