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CONTENTS 5

Region at a Glance — Map

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Four-Seasons Year-Round Resort

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Winter Bliss

GETTING HERE AND GETTING AROUND

A NEW VACATION EVERY SEASON

FUN IN THE SNOW – FROM SKIING TO MAKING SNOW ANGELS

YOUR PERSONAL BIG BEAR CONNECTION –

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The Sky’s the Limit

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Hiking and Biking Trails — Map

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Waterfront Activities — Map

DESIGNATED HIKES AND RIDES FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES

NAVIGATE YOUR WAY ON THE LAKE

Big Bear Map THE DEFINITIVE MAP OF BIG BEAR / INCLUDES STREET INDEX

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Dining and Shopping Guides

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Unwind and Rejuvenate

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Special Occasions

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Events and Entertainment

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The History of Big Bear

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A Place to Rest Your Head

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Packages

WHERE TO EAT AND SHOP IN BIG BEAR

SPA TREATMENTS AND ROMANTIC GETAWAYS

WEDDINGS, REUNIONS, CONVENTIONS

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LET US ENTERTAIN YOU — CALENDAR OF EVENTS

GRIZZLY BEARS, GOLD MINING, AND THE FIRST DAM

LODGING GUIDE

© CEDRIC GLASIER

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FUN IN THE SUN – SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL

SCREAMIN’ DEALS ON STAY & PLAY VACATION PACKAGES

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2012 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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