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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...]

Want to EARN your Big Bear Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s How.

It’s almost that time. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie… yep, it’s Thanksgiving! A day we all look forward to, especially when it comes to food. That being said, maybe a little jog would make you feel a bit better about indulging? If so, this year Big Bear has officially hopped on the Turkey Trot train and will be hosting its first annual run this Thanksgiving Day. The Big Bear Turkey Trot falls under the umbrella of Open Air Big Bear, and offers 3, 6, and 9 milers ranging from $35 - $45 (see … [Read more...]

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...]

7 Things to Do Outdoors During Big Bear’s Winter

We moved to Big Bear back in the mid-90’s because of all of the outdoor activities. We love to ski the mountain or depending on the snow pack and the temperatures, we’ll hike the East valley. 1. The East valley is also home to Baldwin Lake Stables. You can go for a group ride or a private ride on the forest trails in Baldwin Lake. Be sure to call and make reservations in advance. 2. Snow Tubing at Alpine Slide - We purchased a half day ticket last year for us and the kids. It is enough to tire everyone out. We … [Read more...]

Summer Cycling Events in Big Bear Lake

After the Big Bear Climb, the fantastic Amgen race in the Spring, the end of July and beginning of August are prime times for bicycling in Big Bear. Well organized and waiting for you, tune into http://www.bigbearcycling.com. The Big Bear Cycling Association is a non-profit organization devoted to all things cycling in the San Bernardino Mountains. As well as workshops and loads of events, they schedule weekly group rides for all levels and ages. In an hour and a half, you'll have the ride of your life! Saturdays … [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...]

Big Bear Rescue Zoo

Located in Moonridge next to the golf course, the “Big Bear Rescue Zoo” is open daily from 10AM to 5PM (weather permitting, Memorial Day to Labor Day). It was formerly known as the “Moonridge Zoo”, but changed its name last month. The Zoo was created in response to the devastating 1959 fire which left injured animals. The Zoo now rehabilitates and cares for animals that can’t be released back into the wild. They have used some of the animals to create educational outreach programs, visiting schools and youth … [Read more...]

The Tim Wood Group Proudly Sponsors – The 2012 Music in the Mountains Concert Series

The 2012 Music in the Mountains concert series kicks off this weekend in Big Bear with Singers and Songwriters; "A Tribute to Fathers" featuring Mike Cross, Simply Voices and special guest, Kai Clark Band, son of Gene Clark, co-founder of the 60’s rock band, The Byrds. This popular outdoor concert series has quickly become a Big Bear classic and tickets sell out every year. The concerts are held in the Big Bear Discover Center’s outdoor amphitheater located at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin. The … [Read more...]

Fishing Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is a fisherman’s paradise - crisp, clean mountain air, clear blue alpine waters, and some of the best fishing in Southern California, all surrounded by towering pines and majestic mountains. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a novice, Big Bear Lake provides the perfect environment for relaxing by the lake and catching a variety of fish. The State of California requires that every fisherman (and woman) over the age of sixteen have a valid fishing license in their possession while fishing. … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake is Open!

The first of April marks the beginning of our season out on the lake. The East Ramp on the North Shore is open to the public for boat launching, picnicking, and fishing from the shore. The hours for East Ramp are from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, daily. They are extended to 7:00 PM on May 10. The local marinas are also open for boat rentals and great fishing advice. All boats on the lake must have a permit and state registration. You can obtain permits at the boat ramps and most of the marinas. Motorized boats pay $25 for a … [Read more...]