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 Road” Vehicle! Snowshoeing offers you a chance to head into the deeper snow and visit areas that are otherwise unavailable during the Winter season. Walking in snowshoes can be no more strenuous than a walk along the North Shore’s Alpine Pedal Path, but much more rewarding.
Beginner or experienced, there are 2 ways to snowshoe in the mountains of Big Bear:
Bring, buy, or rent your own. Many of the ski and board shops sell and rent snowshoes. Visit the Big Bear Discovery Center for suggestions of where to go for a “trek”.
Or, if you have never tried snowshoes, reserve a spot at the Discovery Center for a great lesson and combined guided tour. Weather permitting, the Discovery Center offers guided snowshoe tours in scenic areas around Big Bear Lake.
Offering an educational experience as well as a non-strenuous walk, a naturalist will be your host leading you through areas of the forest where you will learn about the ecology and natural history of Big Bear. Geared for beginners to experts, everyone will expand their understanding of what the Big Bear outdoors has to offer.
Snowshoe Tours are offered on weekends through March 4, 2011.
Saturdays at 9:00am, afternoons at 1:00pm.
Sundays at 9:00am.
This is a full 3 hour tour. You will definitely want to bring your cameras and sunscreen. Snowshoes and a snack will be provided by the staff. Meeting at the Discovery Center, participants caravan to the starting point. Reservations are highly recommended, as sessions are limited to 12 people. Call, 909-866-3437 to reserve your places and check weather conditions.
Children (8-12): $20
National Forest Association Member Rates:
Children (8-12): $15
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