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EVENTS CALENDAR 2012 JANUARY

MARCH

Snowshoe Tours Explore Big Bear’s beautiful backcountry on a guided snowshoe tour with a naturalist. Learn about Big Bear’s ecology and natural history in a pristine winter setting.

Trans Am / High Cascade Finals Finals are here! A gathering for amateurs to push each other in a jamstyle jump-jib environment.

Volcom PB & Rail Jam at Bear Mountain Volcom Stone’s amateur snowboard series. The event is free, on a firstcome, first-served basis. Tons of free prizes and food!

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Polar Plunge Brave men, women, and children take “the plunge” in freezing-cold Big Bear Lake to raise money for the Special Olympics. CATS presents Bearly Broadway A variety show based on Broadway themes and songs.

Eagles Celebration at the Discovery Center Special program at the Discovery Center, with informative talks and demonstrations devoted entirely to bald and golden eagles!

Victor Alvarez Memorial Race All proceeds go to the Big Bear Ski Education Foundation.

M AY Amgen Tour of California The Amgen Tour of California is considered cycling’s most important and successful stage race in the United States. This year, Big Bear is the site of the race’s Stage 6 Finish, which is also known as the Big Bear Climb!

USASA Slopestyle Men, women, and boys and girls of all ages and abilities participate in organized snowboarding at Bear Mountain.

May Trout Classic This long-established fishing event has grown quite a reputation with anglers as the tournament that stocks “trophysize” rainbow trout!

FEBRUARY

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5th Annual Snowshoe the Bear Snowshoe event for all skill levels. The 5K and 10K course starts at Big Bear Village and goes onto National Forest trails. Winterfest XOS Productions combines extreme sports, fashion, and music at this three-day winter extravaganza. Analog Go Huck Yourself at Bear Mountain Amateur slopestyle contest. Free giveaways, DJ, prizes, and more.

APRIL

Women’s Edventures A two-day clinic and workshop at Snow Summit designed for women who wish to learn or improve skiing and/or snowboarding skills. © LEE STOCKWELL / BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS

Fishing Season Opens Big Bear’s marinas and fishing guide services open for the season. See pages 25-26 for complete listings. Pontoon boats, fishing boats, gear, tackle, fishing licenses, and guide services available.

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2012 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

Farmers Market Opens Enjoy farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers all summer long. The Farmer‘s Market also features unique arts, crafts, and handmade items by local artisans. Enjoy the outdoor patio with dining and the espresso bar. Earth Day Celebration Celebrate Earth with a special program at Big Bear Discovery Center. 800.424.4232

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Bear Country Fair Enjoy country fair activities for the whole family, including face painting, jewelry making, a bear toss, and bearroaring contest.

JUNE Big Bear Discovery Center’s Summer Concert Series From June to September, various live performers light up the stage at the Discovery Center’s outdoor amphitheater. Enjoy live music all summer long amongst the forest pines and starry skies. Fishin‘ for $50K Imagine reeling in a fish worth $50,000! The angler who catches the grand-prize-tagged trout will win $50,000. The other nine tagged fish are worth cash prizes and a variety of Big Bear lodging and adventure packages. CATS presents The King and I Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony award-winning classic is brought to you by the Community Arts Theater Society of Big Bear Valley.


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