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 and from (a short 10 min ride) so you can experience both resorts for the price of one. Both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are now open for the 2013-2014 season. Check out their web sites for further resort information.
Big Bear Snow Play and Alpine Slides: Who doesn’t love a little snow tubing?! Big Bear has two locations that offers this and more. If you need a break from the slopes, this is always a good alternative! Information for Alpine Slides can be found here and for Big Bear Snow Play, click here.
Snow Shoeing and Cross Country Skiing: Lucky for us (and you), there are some great trails and designated areas for this sort of thing. This is a great way to explore Big Bear at your own pace. Several locations such as Bear Valley Bikes, Goldsmith’s and Blauer’s have rentals and trail maps to help point you in the right direction.
Big Bear Crossfit: The great thing about the Crossfit movement is you can workout wherever you may be (for the most part). I personally have visited several “boxes” other than my own and find it always to be a positive experience. This is not just a winter sport, Big Bear Crossfit offers classes 6 days a week and welcomes walk ins with open arms. If you aren’t from around here, come crash a class next time you’re in town. And for all you local first timers… check out the 60 day challenge. Great way to get in shape at no cost to you. Be sure to check out the current schedule prior to your visit.
These are just a few of the more popular activities offered. If you want to explore some more (indoor ones too), check out this website. If you didn’t already, you’re sure to find some fun for the whole family.