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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

BIGBEAR.COM Get Big Bear Lake’s most up-todate information 24 hours a day, seven days a week by logging onto BigBear.com. Up-to-theminute weather reports, road conditions, useful maps, and more… it’s all there at your fingertips. Convenient travel planning, including pet-friendly lodging, travel deals, vacation packages, events calendar, and Big Bear’s instant direct online booking, make this site your favorite Big Bear connection. Chat with a knowledgeable Big Bear Vacation Specialist at 800-424-4232 to get answers and book accommodations anytime 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. weekdays and 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. weekends.

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Produced by the Big Bear Lake Resort Association / © 2012 Big Bear Lake Resort Association / All rights reserved Design and production: Laura Patterson Design / Editorial: Connie Baker, Denise Di Salvo, Dan McKernan, Mimi Slawoff and Cathy Weil Permission to use or reproduce material herein must be with the express written consent of the Big Bear Lake Resort Association BIG BEAR LAKE RESORT ASSOCIATION / 630 BARTLETT ROAD / P.O. BOX 1936, BIG BEAR LAKE, CA 92315 FRONT COVER PHOTOS: GIRL IN KAYAK © SCOTT HOFFMAN / TWO CHAIRS OVERLOOKING SUNSET © TIM WOLCOTT/ROB WHIPPLE / MOUNTAIN BIKING © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS SNOWBOARDER © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS / ROCK CLIMBER © SCOTT HOFFMAN / WOOD TEXTURE © LAURA PATTERSON DESIGN BACK COVER PHOTOS: FISHING ON BIG BEAR LAKE © DAS - FILM INC. / CALIFORNIA TRAVEL & TOURISM / COUPLES MASSAGE © iSTOCKPHOTO SKIING AT SNOW SUMMIT © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS / WOOD TEXTURE © LAURA PATTERSON DESIGN

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Big Bear Lake The freshwater lake is seven miles long and approximately one mile across at its widest point. Its average depth is 35 feet and there are over 22 miles of shoreline. Lake activities include fishing, waterskiing, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, swimming, and boating.

Location Big Bear Lake, surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, is a mountain resort community located in San Bernardino County, 99 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

Elevation From 6,750 to 9,000 feet.

Environment Big Bear’s alpine environment is dominated by pine and oak forests. The area provides a natural habitat for wintering bald eagles and a wide variety of vegetation, including more than 20 wildflower species that are indigenous to the area.

Population

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Big Bear has 21,000 year-round residents.

Stanfield Marsh, Big Bear Lake

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o close to home… yet light years from the grind! That’s your easy-access alpine vacation in Big Bear Lake. Just a short drive for a quick daytrip, refreshing weekend getaway, or lazy extended vacation, Southern California’s favorite outdoor playground and relaxation haven offers every amenity and activity for winding down the stress and winding up the fun. The scenic drive up the mountain through pine and oak forests exchanges the city’s concrete jungles for your own personal vacation world. Soon, you’re at the crest, 7,000 feet above sea level. Aaaaahhhhhh! Inhale the fresh, pine-scented air. Take in the expanse of the enormous lake. Get out of the car and take a walk. Feel the cool mountain breeze. Look up: nothing but blue skies. Is that a bald eagle soaring overhead? Relax. Enjoy. You’re in Big Bear Lake.

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FAIR WEATHER If you prefer lots of sunshine and mild to moderate temperatures, then Big Bear is your place. At an altitude of 7,000 feet, Big Bear’s 300+ days of sunshine each year guarantee no “June Gloom” here! Summer temperatures average 77 degrees during the day and 45 degrees at night. Winter brings about 120 inches of annual snowfall with temps in the mid-40s during the day and mid-20s at night.


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HOW TO GET HERE FROM LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTIES VIA HWY. 330 / HWY. 18: From I-10 East to the I-210 West merger in Redlands, or from I-210 East, exit Hwy. 330 in Highland. Merge onto Hwy. 18 in Running Springs and follow to Big Bear Lake. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FROM I-10 TO HWY. 38: I-10 East to Orange Street exit in Redlands. Continue straight for one block to the second stop light at Orange Street. Turn left. After one mile turn right on Lugonia Ave. (this is Hwy. 38). Follow Hwy. 38 to the mountains. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FROM I-210 TO HWY. 18: I-210 East to Waterman Avenue North exit in San Bernardino. Turn left at Waterman Avenue North (this is Hwy. 18). Take Hwy. 18 through mountain communities to Big Bear Lake. FROM SAN DIEGO COUNTY TO HWY. 330 OR HWY. 38: I-15 North to I-215 North, stay on I-215 North throughout the 60 West/215 North merger, to I-10 East. Follow above directions for either Hwy. 330 or Hwy. 38. FROM THE HIGH DESERT TO HWY. 18 (EAST ENTRANCE): I-15 to Victorville. Exit at Bear Valley Road East to Lucerne Valley. Hwy. 18 bears right (south) in Lucerne Valley. Take Hwy. 18 to Big Bear. FROM LAS VEGAS TO HWY. 18 (EAST ENTRANCE): I-15 South to Hwy. 247 South (through Barstow). Take Hwy. 247 to Lucerne Valley. After two stop signs turn left onto Hwy. 18 toward Big Bear.

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Mother Nature’s

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WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, FALL

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Spring Hop into spring and embrace the sights and sounds of the pine-scented forest emerging from its snowy winter wrap. We promise that outdoor fun doesn’t melt with the snow: springtime forests come alive with birds chirping and kaleidoscopes of wildflowers blooming alongside alpine and lakeside walking, hiking and biking trails. Bring your tackle because springtime’s ideal conditions bring in the big catches! Trout and bass gulp just about anything in their paths after the long winter’s rest, making for great fishing for everyone from tykes to seasoned fishermen. For a little adventure, try off-roading on a guided jeep tour to the spectacular and historic backcountry. Hear stories about the gold-mining days and see how early Californians lived in the high country.

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Hands down, Big Bear’s unparalleled trails and terrain parks at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are havens for skiers and snowboarders. Between the two resorts enjoy 435 skiable acres, 26 lifts, four high-speed chairs, and more than 200 terrain features to ski or ride. But there’s more to Big Bear than its top-quality slopes. Strap on a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis and venture into the snow-flocked forest, where you’ll brake only for the occasional squirrel crossing! In the Village, browse quaint boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops, then warm up with a mug of hot cocoa inside a cozy diner. Join the kids for classic winter fun sledding or tubing at designated snow play areas. Free your inner child making snow angels or building a snowman in front of your cabin. When the sun goes down, cozy up to a toasty fire as a fresh snowfall silently blankets the sleeping town.

Summer’s the time to chill out and soak up Big Bear Lake’s endless summer fun at its seven-mile lake, which features classic to cutting-edge aquatic sports. From kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and parasailing to jet skiing and wakeboarding to lazy pontoon rides and supervised children’s swimming, water fun abounds. Thrill seekers soon discover that Big Bear’s unique New Zealand-style Jet Boat rivals any theme park’s roller coaster. For an even milder, easy-breezy lake activity, come aboard the pirate ship or the paddlewheeler for a narrated tour of the history, Hollywood movie sets and celebrity homes of Big Bear, or catch a slow ride on the Scenic Sky Chair from the forest floor to the top of Snow Summit to treat your eyes to spectacular panoramic views. Hop back on the chair for the return ride, hike down, or venture out to mountain bike the trails. If kicking back is your style, long summer days are anything but boring in Big Bear Lake. Nearly every week, concerts, festivals, car shows, and friendly outdoor competitions are held. If you’re pining for solitude though, head into the woods for a romantic picnic under the forest canopy, or relive our historic Old West on a sunset horseback ride.

Summer

Fall As Big Bear’s summer colors transform into russet hues, the air sharpens to crisp nights and golden days. Amid the vibrant evergreen trees are oaks, cottonwoods and aspens splashed in brilliant amber, yellow and pumpkincolored leaves. Bring your camera to capture autumn’s blazing beauty. The lake continues as the main attraction with fishing and boating activities. Rent a pontoon or let a fishing guide handle the messy work while you focus on reeling in plump trout and bass. Harvest time in Big Bear means picking from a bounty of fall festivities. The annual Oktoberfest kicks up a lively mood with brew, brats, competitions and dancing fun for the entire family. At the Moonridge Animal Park, Big Bear’s own alpine zoo takes visitors on exclusive nightime Flashlight Safari tours of the animals’ world in the dark. 2012 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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Winter

Summer

Fall

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ust 99 miles east of Los Angeles, our alpine island in the sky enjoys four distinct seasons, each offering an entirely new experience whenever you visit. Immerse yourself in the pleasures of vibrant autumn leaves, crystalline winter snows, rainbows of springtime wildflowers and the lake shimmering in summer as each season’s adventures delight.

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Winter bliss.

LET IT SNOW.

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tep into our enchanted winter wonderland and awaken your childlike wonder from its own hibernation. The forest becomes blanketed in fresh powder and the azure of the lake rimmed in snow, the Village becomes resplendent in its winter white, and visitors and locals alike wear ear to ear smiles like a gingerbread man. It’s magical here in Big Bear Lake. Skiers and snowboarders can catch big air and magnificent views while cruising Big Bear’s pristine network of groomed powder trails. From your first step onto the chairlift, time stands still as you get in as many runs as possible before the sun sets. There’s a world of frosty fun beyond the slopes, too! Pack a picnic lunch (think hearty sandwiches and hot chocolate) and trek on snowshoes or cross-country with family and friends on trails valley-wide. With the snowy ground as your easel, be the first to make snow angels or build a snowman. You may even discover more than your own snowshoe prints, as the forest abounds with deer, squirrels, foxes, and raccoons, too. For over-the-top outdoor fun, take flight on a zipline high above the forest floor or race inner tubes in snow play areas where you can bank on plenty of the white stuff. Your kids will fill the air with laughter and beg for more. Perhaps your idea of enjoying the great outdoors is from the warm indoors. Mosey over to a cozy Big Bear

restaurant, get a window table and a hot toddy, and watch the scene outside that is reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting. Back in your cabin or condo, gather around a crackling fire and play games, read, or snooze.

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Welcome to Cloud 9 At the tops of Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, you are transported to a wintry snow globe surrounded by views of sugary white-capped mountains and glistening lake views below. The time has come to conquer the slopes! Whether it’s your first run of the day or 20th, you are bound for a dose of adrenaline! Anticipation builds as you chart your course down the mountain, with numerous well-marked runs snaking in all directions. The cool thing is that no matter what your ski or snowboard level, there’s a way down on easy groomers or through challenging bowls and chutes. So adjust your boots and bindings, chow down that energy bar, and push off down the mountain for a rush sure to bring a smile to your face and passion pumping through your veins, finding your rhythm on a perfect run to the bottom. 800.424.4232

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Experience a winter vacation close to home! Big Bear Mountain Resorts’ Snow Summit and Bear Mountain offer two distinct mountains to suit your style of downhill recreation, so it’s easy to see why we are Southern California’s favorite winter resort. Whether you spend the day, weekend, or week, you will find tremendous value by visiting either or both Big Bear Mountain Resorts. What you really get is two mountains in one – at a single rate with the interchangeable lift ticket valid at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Together, the two resorts are dressed to impress with more than 435 developed acres, 26 lifts, four highspeed chairs, 1,800 vertical feet, and more than 200 park features packed with thrilling jumps, rails, and funboxes. A free ground shuttle links the two resorts. At Big Bear Mountain Resorts, consistently high quality conditions are the result of advanced snowmaking technology at work and an unlimited water supply. Big Bear Mountain Resorts

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features two of the largest snowmaking systems in the world. Of course, Mother Nature comes through with natural snow, creating perfect-powder days for excellent skiing and riding. Come to Snow Summit with friends and family for a traditional alpine experience. There’s plenty of room to roam from the popular face of the mountain

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to peaceful, isolated trails with ideal ski conditions away from the pack. Remember, the earlier you arrive in the morning, the more runs you’ll enjoy. Arrive early enough, and you may find you have the east side of the mountain all to yourself. On the other side of the resort is Snow Summit’s Family Park, carved with easy-does-it jumps, bumps, and rollers.


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BEAR MOUNTAIN World Class Parks, Steeps, Learning Centers and More! 43101 Goldmine Dr. 909-866-5766ŗBearMountain.com

Whether you are just learning to ride, moving on to intermediate shred status, or honing a professional style, Bear Mountain has it all. Bear is an automatic attraction for avid skiers, too, because of its vertical terrain. The Park offers upwards of 120 beginner to advanced jibs, including a huge variety of rails, boxes and walls. It has over 100

snow features of all shapes and sizes, plus Southern California’s only Superpipe! No matter what your age or level, Big Bear Mountain Resorts’ expert instructors will help you get to the next level in a fun and laid-back atmosphere. So what are you waiting for? Grab your gear and head up to enjoy real snow, real close to home.

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SNOW SUMMIT Premium Experience, Fun For All! 880 Summit Blvd. 909-866-5766ŗSnowSummit.com

TEXT ALERTS! Text the word SNOW to 52406 to receive on-demand powder alerts and regular updates from Big Bear Mountain Resorts. You can customize the message you receive at BigBearMountainResorts.com. Standard text and data rates apply.

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SNOW FUN FOR KIDS

The ABCs of Snow Play with Kids

Kids love being the first for just about anything! Let your kids be the first to make prints in freshly fallen snow.

For kids, a visit to the snow is like stepping into the pages of a storybook. It’s a fairytale come true. And with Big Bear’s close proximity to nearby cities, there’s no reason not to declare a snow day and come up to play. Here are a few ideas to get you and your kids going. But follow your child’s lead for creative snow play.

Make a snowman by scooping up the snow and shaping it into your children’s own creation – fun for little hands and big hands alike. Explore the magical winter forest with a Big Bear Discovery Center naturalist to learn fascinating forest facts. Snow-laden branches sprinkle flurries. Or is that fairy dust?

Ready to rip!

It’s tube time! Not the boob tube, but inner tubing and sledding down snowy hills. Big Bear has two designated snow play areas. Build a fort, then start a playful snowball fight. Take cover in the fort! © LEE STOCKWELL / BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS

Dig the snow. Hand your kids buckets and shovels and let them build whatever their imaginations desire. Learn to ski or ride but leave the lessons to the pros at Big Bear Mountain Resorts. Instructors make learning fun for ages four and older. If your kids already ski, play “follow the leader” down the slopes. Stash healthy snacks in your pocket for quick energy lifts. And remember to always carry water. High altitude equals big thirst!

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Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your first time out or you wish to demo the latest and greatest, Big Bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ski and board shops outfit everyone for high performance on the slopes. Rental shops make it easy to get in and get out so you get more runs in. Most rental shops sell todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hottest gear and clothing styles, too.

Experience the serenity of the winter forest possible only on snowshoes or cross-country skis. Forge your own path at your own pace. No lift lines, no pressure, no closing hours. What you do get is an aerobic workout that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like exercise.

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Helicopter Tours Witness the beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains and the Big Bear area with an aerial view like no other, featuring the scenic countryside, landmarks, points of interest and real estate.

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Ziplining Over Snow Welcome to the world of zipliningâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; a rush that will live in your memory banks forever! Fly solo or with family or groups. Open year-round.

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Snow Play â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Got You Covered Experience the thrill of inner tubing down snow-packed slopes specifically designed for good times. Inner tubing in the winter wonderland is the ultimate outdoor outing for your family and creates memories to last a lifetime. Make it easy on your legs with a Magic Carpet ride to the top for less muscle stress and more time for family fun. ALPINE SLIDE AT MAGIC MOUNTAIN Year-Round Family Fun 800 Wild Rose Lane 909-866-4626Ĺ&#x2014;AlpineSlideBigBear.com BIG BEAR SNOWPLAY Largest snow play hill in the San Bernardino Mountains 42825 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-0075Ĺ&#x2014;BigBearSnowPlay.com

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Fun in the sun.

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The grand centerpiece of our mountain resort is of course the lake. Above the lake are skies that absolutely pop with the prettiest blues you’ll ever see! Whether you choose to play on the lake or just view it from atop an overlooking vista, its magnificence will automatically draw you in. The lake is stuffed to the gills with trout, bass, and catfish. It’s easy to get hooked on the great fishing dawn to dusk. If adventure on the water is what you seek, then you’re in for a treat. Just about every mainstream aquatic sport happens here, from motorized boats to people-powered kayaks and canoes. There are even some activities on the cutting edge, like New Zealandstyle jet boat rides and the Cable Wakeboard Park. Along the 22 miles of shoreline, several marinas provide all the gear you need to navigate your way on water. There’s plenty of action in town, too. Stop by for weekly and seasonal events and festivals, like the Cowboy Gathering, Antique Auto Show, Big Bear Renaissance Faire, and Art on the Lake. With so much to see and do, there

are numerous reasons to visit each and every season. Consider it an open invitation to have your fun in the sun.

Gateway to Adventure and Discovery The Big Bear Discovery Center is an educational and informational portal to the San Bernardino National Forest and is located within the heart of the Big Bear Valley. Its goal is to create awareness and teach you to become a more responsible caretaker of a national forest while increasing your enjoyment and knowledge of the great outdoors. Services include providing Adventure Passes, maps for hiking and biking and off-roading, camping information, and Forest Service permits. The Center offers naturalist-led interpretive tours such as snowshoe tours and bald eagle celebrations in the winter and Pacific Crest Trail hiking tours and Big Bear Lake canoe tours in the summer. BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER Your “Gateway to Adventure and Discovery in the Great Outdoors!” 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38) 909-866-3437ŗSBNFA.org

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he combination of a cool alpine lake, surrounding lush forests, and approximately 320 days of sunshine per year is a magnetic force that lures you to Big Bear spring, summer, and fall. Once Old Man Winter packs it in, the sun warms up the mountains, days become longer, and outdoor recreation blossoms! A walk or bike ride through the forest brings you face to face with colorful wildflowers and nature’s intoxicating, woodsy fragrance. Chattering squirrels and chirping birds bring the forest to life. You might even catch a glimpse of a deer darting through the trees. If you plan to take a trip with your significant other, swaying pine and oak trees provide a romantic canopy as you bask in conversation and share a private picnic for two. If you have children, introduce them to a real 3-D adventure they can grasp. The fresh mountain air will stimulate your kids’ senses as they scout out animal tracks along the trails. Imaginations run wild as shrubs and tree logs become forts and rocks become gems worthy of being stuffed into pockets.

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BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER Your “Gateway to Adventure and Discovery in the Great Outdoors!” 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38) 909-866-3437ŗSBNFA.org SNOW SUMMIT SCENIC SKY CHAIR 880 Summit Blvd. 909-866-5766ŗSnowSummit.com

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Hiking trails are abundant in the San Bernardino National Forest, most notable the Pacific Crest Trail, which snakes through the north and east ends of Big Bear Valley. Most trailheads are easily accessible, and you’re treated to lush meadows, natural springs, and outstanding panoramic views! As you delve deeper into the woods to explore, you may find some boulders to climb or a down tree that is great fun to walk across. Various evergreens, from white firs to Jeffery pines and Ponderosas, provide shade throughout. See trails map on page 19 to pick out your next hike in Big Bear.

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TRAIL 2 WOODLAND 1.5 mile loop, easy A unique nature trail with 20 posted stops. Pick up a pamphlet at the entrance and take the self-guided tour where you will learn about botany, geology and the wildlife of this woodland area. You can leave your car in the parking lot if it exhibits an Adventure Pass.

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.6 mile round-trip, easy The Lodgepole Pine Trail is on the south side of the lake and is a gentle walk down a path along a stream, ending up at the Champion Lodgepole Pine, one of the largest known lodgepoles in the world. Begin by driving up Mill Creek Road (Forest Road 2N10-dirt road) for 4.5 miles, turn right on 2N11 and continue one mile to the trailhead.

ROCK TRAIL 4 CASTLE 2.4 miles round-trip, moderate Castle Rock Trail is one of Big Bear’s most popular trails. The trail begins one mile east of Big Bear Dam on Hwy. 18. On the south side of Hwy. 18 is a small brown sign that marks the trailhead. Park at the turnout along Hwy. 18. The elevation gain is 500’, making it a steep climb for the first .5 miles. The well-marked trail levels out for another .7 miles. At the top is an impressive granite rock outcropping providing 360º panoramic views.

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9 miles, low intermediate A very popular novice ride that starts by taking the Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair. This ride has a 3-mile roller coaster ride to Grandview Point Junction. There you have the option to ride 2.5 miles to Grandview Point, where the view is beautiful and well worth the extra time.

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BULL LOOP BIKE TRAIL 9 JOHN 14.9 miles, advanced to expert To complete this loop you’ll need stamina and basic navigation skills. Start at Van Dusen Canyon Rd. (3N09) and ride up 3.5 miles to Holcomb Valley to 3N16 turn left, to 3N07 turn right, to 3N43 turn left to “The John Bull Trail” (3N10). It’s about 3 miles of technical riding before you come to 3N32; Turn right to 3N16; Take another right at 3N09, which will lead you back to your starting point.

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Get back to nature and pitch your tent or park your RV in all the best places. Camping is the essential memory maker. Take pleasure in a hike in the afternoon, warm up next to a bonfire at night, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mores.

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Saddle Up Experience the beauty of Big Bear from a great vantage pointâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; on horseback. After all, horses love trailsâ&#x20AC;¦and so will you as you discover dozens of choice trails in the region. Saddle up yearround for hourly, half-day, sunset rides, and tours through National Forest areas. Your kids will also love the petting zoo and pony rides that are available. BALDWIN LAKE STABLES & PETTING ZOO Discover the peaceful countryside of Big Bear on horseback. 46475 Pioneertown Rd. 909-585-6482Å&#x2014;BaldwinLakeStables.com

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Segway Tours Action Segway Tours introduces a new and environmentally-friendly approach to explore Big Bear Lake by means of electric two-wheeled Segway Personal Transporters. Enjoy a fun and educational tour of the mountain resort on a Segway x2 model, which has the ability to navigate varied terrain with minimal environmental impact. ACTION SEGWAY TOURS The newest and most unique way to explore Big Bear! 652 Pine Knot Ave. Unit #5 Ĺ&#x2014;"DUJPO4FHXBZ5PVSTDPN

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Ziplining Experience the sensation of flying through the air just like a bird. Ziplining tours in Big Bear Lake give you the opportunity to do just that. You will no longer need to travel to faraway exotic places to get a rush of adrenaline: just a short drive away is Big Bear, where you can now zip through the woodlands on exciting ziplines. ACTION ZIPLINE TOURS Fly through the treetops â&#x20AC;&#x153;Action Zipliningâ&#x20AC;? 41647 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-0390Ĺ&#x2014;ActionZiplineTours.com

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Amusement & Fun for Kids of All Ages Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is a year-round attraction that offers all kinds of fun activities for kids of all ages! Experience the only authentic bobsled track in Southern California, take a wild ride on the water slide, get a hole in one at the miniature golf course and go for a spin on the go-cart oval track. At Big Bear Funplex you can have a laser tag battle with your friends, ride a minirollercoaster, get squirrely with bumper cars, and play the latest video games. ALPINE SLIDE AT MAGIC MOUNTAIN Year Round Family Fun 800 Wild Rose Lane 909-866-4626Ĺ&#x2014;AlpineSlideBigBear.com BIG BEAR FUNPLEX Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always fun happening at the Funplex! 40679 Big Bear Blvd. Ĺ&#x2014;#JH#FBS'VOQMFYDPN


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Strikes, Spares and Gutter Balls Bowling is always great fun with the entire family or with a group of friends. The Bowling Barn offers year-round entertainment with 16 bowling lanes open to the public daily, including bumper bowling for the youngsters and glow bowling every night. THE BOWLING BARN There’s Always a Party at The Bowling Barn! 40625 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-2695ŗBowlingBarn.com

Wildlife Up Close The Moonridge Animal Park has a collection of over 160 animals representing 80 species on display. Meet the zoo’s premier residents, like the grizzly bear family, a three-legged bear named Hucklebeary, and two mountain lions. Unusual inhabitants include wood bison, fishers, ringtail cat, and coatimundi. You will also see wildlife native to the Big Bear area, such as mule deer, grey fox, coyote, bobcat, and raccoon.

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Hook Up with a Fishing Guide If you really want to get a handle on where the fish are biting, take a guided fishing charter with one of Big Bear’s expert fishing guides! They’ll show you the hot spots and the best lures to help you catch monster trout. You are 95% certain to catch fish with one of Big Bear’s top fishing aficionados. BIG BEAR CHARTER FISHING Catch some fun! 398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-866-2240ŗBigBearFishing.com BIG BEAR FISHING ADVENTURES Get Hooked on Fishing 400 Pine Knot Ave. 909-436-8882 BigBearFishingAdventures.com CANTRELL GUIDE SERVICE Fish with a professional, licensed guide on a comfortable 24 foot pontoon boat! 400 Pine Knot Ave. 909-585-4017ŗBigBearFishing.net FISH BIG BEAR CHARTER SERVICE Relax, have a great time and create lasting memories 500 Paine Court 909-635-7501ŗFishBigBear.net LUCKY BEAR FISHING CHARTERS Family + Friends + Fishing = FUN! FUN! FUN! 603 Landlock Landing Rd. 909-866-7303ŗLuckyBearFishing.com

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This unique jet-powered boat is the only one of its kind west of the Mississippi. The boat slings, dips, swings, twists, and spins you for a 30-minute thrill ride that will have you screaming for more. NEW ZEALAND-STYLE JET BOAT RIDES Extreme Boat Ride and Lake Tour for the Thrill Seekers! 400 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-4359 ŗ BigBearParasail.net

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If you’re looking for something a little more extraordinary, take flight over the lake in a parasail to get a bird’s eye view of the lake. Flyers go about 600 feet out and reach a height of 300 feet above the water.

Ride the Wake Choose from a number of ways to ride wakes from behind a boat. Licensed operators provide top-notch service for wake boarding, wakeskating, and waterskiing for all skill levels from first-timer to expert. BIG BEAR WAKEBOARD CABLE PARK Full Service Marina & RV Park 398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-878-4386ŗBigBearBoating.com DESIGNATED WAKESPORTS AND THE CABLE PARK The Action on the Lake! 603 Landlock Landing Rd. 909-556-3345ŗDesignatedWakesports.com NORTH SHORE LANDING Get Wet Water Sports Center 909-878-4FUN (4386)ŗBigBearBoating.com

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Cruise the Lake on a Boat Tour Enjoy interesting facts and tidbits about Big Bear’s environment and colorful history narrated by a knowledgeable skipper. Big Bear Lake has three options for a tour on the lake, including a replica pirate ship and two paddlewheel boats. BIG BEAR PIRATE SHIP Aboard the “Time Bandit” 398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-878-4040ŗBigBearBoating.com BIG BEAR QUEEN “Your best introduction to Big Bear!” 500 Paine Court 909-585-6468ŗBigBearMarina.com

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Some of the finest freshwater fishing in California can be found in Big Bear Lake. There is an abundance of trout, bass, catfish, and blue gill to be caught. Big Bear Lake is also well known as a good trolling lake. You will need to have a fishing license, which can be purchased at sporting goods stores and marinas.

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PARTIAL STREET INDEX ADAMS DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 AEROPLANE BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7,8 ALAMEDA CT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 ALAMEDA RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 ALPENWIG DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 ALPINE WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 ALPINVIEW DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 ALTA VISTA AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 ANGELES BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8, 9 ANITA AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 ANTELOPE MTN RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 ARAPAHOE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 ARBOR LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 ASH LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C11 ASHWOOD DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 BALDWIN LAKE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B11 BALDWIN LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9,10 BARBARA LEE LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 BARKER BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 BARRANCA BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A10 BARRETT WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 BARRYMORE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 BARTLETT RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C4,5 BARTON LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9,10 BEAR LOOP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 BEAR LOOP ACCESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 BEAR MTN RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7,8

BEAUMONT LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 BEDFORD CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 BELMONT DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 BERNHEART LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 BIG BEAR BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . B6,7,9,C1-3,6 BIG TREE LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 BLUE JAY RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 BLUE MTN RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 BLUE WATER RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 BLUEBILL DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B9 BOOTH WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 BOW CANYON DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 BOWLES BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 BREWER WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 BROOKSIDE LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 BROWNIE LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5, 6 BRUIN TRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 BUFFLEHEAD DR . . . . . . . . . . . . A9,10,B9,10 BUTTE AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7,8 CANYON CREST DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8,9 CANYON RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 CASCADE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D9 CATALINA RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6,7 CEDAR DELL LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 CEDAR MTN RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 CHEROKEE ST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 CHICKASAW LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3

CHIMNEY PEAK RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 CHINOOK RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 CHOCTAW DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 CIENEGA RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C3 CINDERELLA DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8,9 CLINE MILLER PL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 COLUMBINE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D9 COLUSA DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C8 COMANCHE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2,3 CONSTELLATION DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 COUGAR RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 COUNTRY CLUB BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . B7-10 COVE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 COY LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 COYOTE CT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 CRAGS LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 CRATER CT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 CRATER MTN RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 CRESTWOOD DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D6 CRYSTAL MTN RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 CURLY DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 DAVOS DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 DAWN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 DEER HORN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 DEERTRAIL DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 DIVISION DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B7 DORSET DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7

DOWNEY DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 DRAKE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B10 DUTCH WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 EAGLE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B,C5 EAGLE MTN DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 EAGLE MTN RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 EAST BIG BEAR BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 EDELWEISSE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 EDGEMOOR RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C3,D4 EIDER DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B9 ELMWOOD PL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 ELYSIAN BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 ERWIN RANCH RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B11 ETON LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 EUREKA DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D5 FAIRWAY BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9,B7,8,10 FAWNSKIN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 FEATHER MTN RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 FENWAY DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7,8 FLICKER RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 FLINTRIDGE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D8 FOREST RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C3 FOX FARM RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6,7 GARDEN PL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 GARRICK WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 GARSTIN RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6 GILDART DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7

GILROY DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 GLEN MTN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 GOLD MOUNTAIN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B9 GREEN MTN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7,8 GREEN WAY BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 GREEN WAY DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 GREENFALL LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 GREENSPOT BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B,C10 GREY BACK TRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 GROVE WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 HALE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 HATCHERY DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D11 HEMLOCK LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C11 HICKS DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 HILLEN DALE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 HILLTOP LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 HOLCOMB VALLEY RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B4 HOLCOMB VIEW DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7,8 HOLDEN AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 HOPI LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2,3 ILLINI DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2,3 IROQUOIS LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 IRVING WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 JASPER DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 JAY BIRD LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D3 JEFFRIES RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5 JUNIPER DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B,C7 KAYAH DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 KEAN WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 KERN AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D9 KINGSTON LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7,8 KLAMATH RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 KNICKERBOCKER RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D5 LA CRESCENTA DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D8 LAKEVIEW DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C3,4 LAKEWOOD DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B11 LODGE RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 LOFTY VIEW DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 LONDON LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 LOOKOUT DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 LOOKOUT MTN RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7,8 LOWE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 LUNA DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D8 MAHOGANY LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9,10,D9,10 MALABAR WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 MALTBY BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 MANN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 MANZANITA LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C11 MAPLE LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-D10 MARLOWE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 MASON DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 MC ALISTER RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B,C7 MEADOW LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8,9 MENLO DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D8 MESQUITE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 MICHAEL AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 MIDWAY BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A10 MILL CREEK RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D4 MINTON DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C8 MITCHELL LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C11 MOHAWK DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 MOJAVE BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 MONTCLAIR DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 MOONRIDGE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6,7,D7,8 MOONRIDGE WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6 MOUND ST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 MOUNTAIN LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 MOUNTAIN VIEW BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . A7,9 MT DOBLE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B8,B9 MT SHASTA RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 MT VERDI RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 MT WHITNEY DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 MULLINS DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 MUROC DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 MYRTLE AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 NANA AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 NANDINA DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8,9 NAVAJO ST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 NORTH BAY DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 NORTH SHORE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . A7,8,B2,4 NORTH SHORE LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 OAK AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5 OAK DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9 OAKGLEN RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 ORANGE AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9 PAINE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C4 PANAMINT MTN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7,8 PANORAMA DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 PARADISE WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B9 PARK AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5,6 PEGASUS DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B9 PENNSYLVANIA AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5 PETER AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 PINE KNOT DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5 PINE LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10

PINE MTN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 PINE VIEW DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 PINEWOOD CT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 PINEWOOD DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 PINEY RIDGE PL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 PINION AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C10 PINION DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 PINTAIL DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B9 PIONEER LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 PLUMAS CT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C8 RACCOON DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 RAINBOW BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7,8 RALEIGH DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 RED ROBIN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 REDWOOD DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 RIDGE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 RIDGESIDE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 RIENHART LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9,10 RIM OF THE WORLD DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 RIVERSIDE AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9 ROBINHOOD BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 ROCKY MTN RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 ROSE HILL DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 SAHUARO DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 SALEM DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 SAN ANSELMO DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 SAN BERNARDINO AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D9 SAN MARTIN CIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 SAN MARTIN DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 SAND CANYON RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 SANTA BARBARA AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D9 SAW MILL DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8,9 SEQUOIA DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 SHAKESPEARE LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 SHAY RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A10,11 SHEEPHORN RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D8 SHERIDAN DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 SHERWOOD BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7,8 SHORE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B9 SIERRA AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 SILVER PINE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9 SILVERADO RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D8 SIOUX DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 SITES WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 SNOW RIDGE RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 SONOMA RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 ST CLOUD CIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 STANFIELD CUTOFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B6 STANFORD WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 STARR DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8,9 STARVATION FLATS RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . B6 STATE CT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C10 STATE LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C11 SUGARLOAF BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7,8 SUGARPINE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 SUMMIT BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D6 SUNNYSLOPE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C8 SUNSET DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7,8,D8 SUNSET LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9 SWAN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5,6 TEAL DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 THRUSH DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6 TIGER LILY DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8,9 TINKER BELL AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 TRAVERTINE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C8 TRINITY CT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 TULIP LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D3 TUOLUMNE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8,9 TURLOCK DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 VALLEY BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 VALLEY VIEW DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B,C9 VAN DUSEN CANYON RD . . . . . . . . . . A8-10 VILLA GROVE AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7,8 VILLAGE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C4 VINE AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 WALDSTRASSES WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 WALLACE LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 WATER VIEW DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 WATERVIEW DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C3 WENDY AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 WESLEY CT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 WHIPPLE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 WHISPERING FOREST DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 WHITE MTN RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 WIDGEON DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B9 WILDHORSE LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D11 WILLOW LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C11 WINDING LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 WOLF RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 WOODSIDE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 WREN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5 YOSEMITE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 ZACA CT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 ZACA RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10


Emergency Numbers and Transportation EMERGENCIES 911

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ANIMAL SHELTER 909-866-4943 BEAR VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 909-866-6501 BIG BEAR URGENT CARE 909-878-3696 CALTRANS ROAD CONDITIONS 800-427-7623 KBHR 909-584-5247 MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT 909-866-5796 SHERIFF 909-866-7581

Airport Services for private pilots. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is the only airport serving all the Big Bear Valley communities. Hangar rentals, tie-downs, auto storage and overnight parking are available. BIG BEAR CITY AIRPORT 909-585-3219

Buses Daily round trips to San Bernardino from Big Bear. Also manages the buses and Visitors Trolley that make stops throughout the Big Bear Valley. MARTA BUSES 909-878-5200

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Taxis Servicing Big Bear Valley, Southern California and all major airports. Allwheel-drive vehicles to pick you up all year round. BIG BEAR CAB CO. 909-866-TAXI (8294)

Pet Sitting Service

Need to surf the web or access your email? Get online with a hot cup of java!

If you travel to Big Bear with your pet and plan to be away from your fourlegged friend to go skiing or attend an event or another activity, let one of Big Bear’s pet sitting services take care of your pet.

BIG BEAR LAKE BRANCH LIBRARY 41930 Garstin Dr., Big Bear Lake 909-866-5571

BIG BEAR PET LODGE & PET SITTING 46379 Pelican Dr. 909-633-8551ŗBigBearPetLodge.com

BIG BEAR VISITOR CENTER Parking area at 630 Bartlett Rd., Big Bear Lake 800-424-4232

KITTEN KAPOODLE PET SITTING SERVICE 259 S. Eureka Dr. 909-855-0406

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Eat, drink, shop

AND BE MERRY.

Happy Hour at Nottinghams Tavern

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a unique cultural dining experience with the best Indian and Nepalese food in California, using only the freshest and finest ingredients and spices. Sweet Basil Bistro offers a country Italian menu with gourmet dishes such as lobster lasagna or grilled chicken breast with a creamy basil pesto over linguine. No matter what you crave, Big Bear has it. Pizza is always a good choice after a day of playing in the forest or on the lake. Noble Roman’s Pizza, located in the Funplex, serves a little slice of Italy in generous portions. If you like lots of cheese and pepperoni, this is your spot! Maggio’s Pizza adds a special zest of flavor, from its pastas to calzones to pizza pies. Here’s where locals dine in to get a taste authentic

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ki resorts, forest adventures, and a gorgeous freshwater lake top the list of Big Bear experiences. However, it’s Big Bear’s gourmet food and home-style cooking that will satisfy your gourmet appetite! Big Bear’s variety of cuisines, sensational signature dishes, and other unique culinary twists caters to all “tastes” of life. If you prefer lake views and succulent entrées presented with a flair, choose Evergreen International. This steak and seafood restaurant offers elegant ambiance and exceptionally fine cuisine with an extensive wine list sure to please. Nottingham’s Restaurant offers a formal yet cozy, dining atmosphere perfect for romantic dining. Quintessential California cuisine—steaks, seafood, grilled entrées, and pasta specialties—are accented with select wines from Sonoma and Napa Valley. Consider a dining experience at the historic Knickerbocker Mansion! The Bistro at the Mansion offers exquisite dinners on Friday and Saturday nights with a chef’s menu that is sure to please the most discriminating palate. Captain’s Anchorage, once owned by Hollywood great Andy Devine, is known for its filet mignon stuffed with Dungeness crab, topped with artichoke hearts, and smothered in a rich béarnaise. Big Bear’s wide selection of ethnic fare brings flavors from the Far East, Nepal, Bavaria, Mexico, and Tuscany. Himalayan Restaurant tops the list for

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Italian family recipes that have been handed down from one generation to the next. Some insider tips to consider are Maggio’s famous Mexican Spaghetti or its Pesto Primavera Pizza. Not only does Big Bear Mountain Brewery make its own micro brews, it also serves delicious cheeseburgers and homemade chili. Diamond Lil’s Saloon has an Old West charm that dishes up cowboy-style grub for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Both places offer a casual pub atmosphere great for kicking back, watching a sports game on TV, munching down yummy morsels, and enjoying an ice-cold beer. Some other delightful gems are Bear Belly Deli on the Moonridge boardwalk, which features Boar’s Head brand meats and cheeses for scrumptious deli-style sandwiches. If you’re on the north shore, stop by The Gold Pan Restaurant for a genuine home-style meal. Bill Knick’s Café, located inside The Big Bear Discovery Center, is well known for its robust and flavorful soups. For giant proportions, dine at Grizzly Manor Café, where pancakes are bigger than the plates! Some locals claim that Grizzly Manor not only serves the biggest burger, but it’s known as one of the juiciest and tastiest burgers in town! When your sweet tooth craves for something sugary, whether it’s chocolate, cinnamon, or a lemon tart, you’ll enjoy the variety of baked goods at Sugar Pine Bake Shop with two locations to serve you. 800.424.4232

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Big Bear Mountain Brewery

Continental/American

40260 Big Bear Blvd.

American

Big Bear Discovery Center 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin

Continental Cuisine

Knickerbocker Mansion 869 Knickerbocker Rd.

909-878-9190

Captain’s Anchorage

Steak & Seafood

42148 Moonridge Way

909-866-3997

Diamond Lil’s Saloon

American

501 Valley Blvd., Big Bear City Airport

909-585-2005

Evergreen International

Steak & Seafood

40771 Big Bear Blvd.

909-878-5588

Himalayan Restaurant 672 Pine Knot Ave. #2

American

909-866-6226 Nepal/Indian

909-866-2907

$5.95 & UP

$12.50 & UP

$14.95 & UP $3.00 & UP

$3.00 & UP

$1.50 & UP

$5.00 & UP

$6.50 & UP

$11.95 & UP

$5.00 & UP $6.95 & UP

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ENTERTAINMENT

BAR

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DINNER

$10.00 & UNDER

909-866-1870

Bistro at the Mansion

41268 Big Bear Blvd.

$5.95 & UP

909-866-2337

Bill Knick’s Café

Grizzly Manor Café

$5.508.95

909-585-4266

PETS ALLOWED

Deli

42530 Moonridge Rd.

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Best Indian and Nepalese Cuisine in California OPEN DAILY FOR LUNCH AND DINNER (Closed Wednesdays)

909-866-2907 672 Pine Knot Ave. in the Village

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42160 Big Bear Blvd.

Pizza/Italian

909-866-8815

Noble Roman’s Pizza

American

In the Big Bear Funplex 40679 Big Bear Blvd.

909-866-7499

Nottinghams

American

Corner of Pine Knot Ave. & Big Bear Blvd.

909-866-4644

Sugar Pine Bake Shop

Bakery

40191 Big Bear Blvd. SugarPineBakeShop.com

909-866-2300

Fresh Italian

40629 Big Bear Blvd.

909-866-9212

39204 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin

Tiffany Lounge at Best Western Big Bear Chateau 42200 Moonridge Rd.

$7.50 & UP

American

909-866-4310

Continental

909-866-6666

$1.75 & UP

$4.50 & UP

$7.00 & UP $3.50 & UP

$9.00 & UP

$4.75 & UP

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RESERVATIONS

$4.00 & UP

CATERING

BAR

$15.00 & UP

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TAKEOUT

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$4.95 & UP

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Maggio’s Pizza

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ADVENTURES IN SHOPPING

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very vacation should have a little time set aside to explore the local shops. Stroll around town and browse the collection of quaint boutiques, specialty stores, and gift shops filled with unique treasures. In Big Bear Village you’ll find something for just about everyone on your shopping list. Before you know it, shopping becomes like everything else in Big Bear: fun, invigorating, and satisfying, especially when you find that perfect gift! Remember to treat yourself to something special, too. Big Bear’s mountain motif and colorful history can be found in many items, including gallery artwork capturing Big Bear’s beautiful natural environment, and you’ll find all the summer and winter recreational gear you need. Take a shopping break to nibble on a red velvet cupcake or lunch al fresco. With Big Bear’s wide selection of cafés and restaurants, you’re sure to please your appetite and revitalize your shopping energy.

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BEAR VALLEY BIKES A full service bike shop, including sales, services, repairs, guided tours and free trail maps. 40298 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8000Ĺ&#x2014;BVBikes.com BELLOWS SKI & BOARD RENTALS Specializing in ski and snowboard sales and rentals for more than 60 years. 40977 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4447 BLAUERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SKI & BOARD SHOP Big Bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and most complete snowboard and ski shop. 41177 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-5689Ĺ&#x2014;BlauerSnowboards.com

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GOLDSMITHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BOARDHOUSE & SKI RENTAL Customer service is the # 1 goal at Goldsmithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 42071 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2728 GoldsmithsBoardAndSki.com

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YARN DESIGNERS BOUTIQUE Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an oldster or a youngster, if you love yarn, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be glad you visited usâ&#x20AC;Ś 439 West Big Bear Blvd. 909-584-9715Ĺ&#x2014;YarnDesigners.com

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THE ADVENTURE OUTPOST In the Big Bear Discovery Center A Unique, Educational and Exciting Shopping Experience! 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38) 909-382-2626Ĺ&#x2014;SBNFA.org

GALLERY OF THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finest Green Gallery Master Landscapes of Timothy Wolcott 40700 Village Dr. 909-878-9214 GalleryoftheAmericanLandscape.com

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Not much to it –

JUST RELAX.

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TAKE TIME TO JUST CHILL

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hatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better than lounging on your cabinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deck, soaking up rays, feeding your nose with pine-scented aromas, and listening to the natural music of chirping birds? Not much. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better than being in your slippers and bathrobe with a cup of hot java, curled up next to a crackling fire reading the latest best-seller? Not much. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better than sitting in a steamy outdoor Jacuzzi frothing with bubbles, a glass of pinot noir in your hand, and snowflakes gently falling on your head? Not much. When it comes to rest and relaxation in Big Bear Lake, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really not much to it. In todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hectic world the best thing you can do is take a time-out and just chill. The mountains are 180 degrees opposite to the city. This is a world of serenity, solitude, and tranquility. Maybe you want to dip your toes in the lake, feed the ducks, and watch the sailboats drift by. Maybe you want to take a boat onto the lake and go with the flow. Maybe an afternoon nap on the porch looking at the trees and clear skies is what you need. Make it simple and let the warmth of the sun and

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coolness of the freshwater lake blend together to soothe your mind and soul.

Four Seasons to Unwind It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter what time of year you visit Big Bear Lake because nature is always here to comfort you. In the spring, brightly colored flowers blossom, the lake sparkles like an engagement ring, birds whistle beautiful songs, and sunsets glow. Summertime is like a Zen master who will teach you how to appreciate the finer things in life. Come autumn, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find bliss while surrounded by fluttering golden

and auburn leaves. Daytime temperatures are mildly to moderately perfect for an afternoon walk in the woods, and at night thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like snuggling under a down comforter with your favorite warm beverage. In winter itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a given that wood-burning fireplaces are the heart of cabins and lodges. Just peek outside, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see smoky chimneys up and down the street.

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Open Up and Say Spaaaaaah

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Romance in the Mountains is Magical Not only is Big Bear close to home, but it’s close to the heart with beautiful mountain vistas, a sparkling blue lake and stunning sunsets. Whether it’s a first date or a 20-year wedding anniversary, our mountain resort is packed with amenities and attractions to woo your special someone.

When the Sun Goes Down—Stars Align As the evening comes, treat yourselves to a candlelight dinner at one of Big Bear’s fine-dining restaurants, or choose takeout for two delivered to your hotel or lodge. The night sky will soon fill up with thousands of stars unspoiled by city lights. Watch shooting stars from your deck and make a wish. Settle in for a romantic evening with a nightcap of sparkling wine, and wrap yourselves up in a warm blanket in front of the fireplace. Enjoy the sounds of the crackling fire, and savor the memorable day that you just spent together. Wake the next morning to the music of singing birds.

Lodging Choices for a Romantic Getaway

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There are a variety of accommodations to make your time together an unforgettable experience. Big Bear’s bed & breakfast inns offer charming settings with a touch of elegance. B & Bs are decorated with bouquets of fresh flowers and shimmering candles. Many B & Bs have in-room Jacuzzis and offer special services such as couples’ massages. Other lodging choices include private vacation home rentals right on the lake or intimate, cozy cabins in the forest. Perhaps a full-service hotel suits you because of its many “spoil-me” services. Whatever your fancy, Big Bear is certain to have the perfect accommodations for you and your significant other. Make plans and book your accommodations today for a romantic getaway you’ll always remember!

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A visual aid for

SPECIAL OCCASIONS.

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Day Spas and Massage Services Please see listings on page 42.

For your next special occasion, let pine-scented forests, crystal-clear skies, lush meadows, and mountain vistas work in your favor as the visual aid. There’s no scientific explanation for the way Big Bear Lake refreshes the human spirit. Whether it’s a church retreat, corporate meeting, or family reunion, you’ll notice how everyone in your party tunes in with each other in this beautiful slice of heaven.

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years of real world experience, helping your team find its natural direction. Activities to unite your organization include high-adventure ropes courses, classroom based corporate development, kayaking excursions, mountain bike trips, and ziplining.

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Big Bear’s outdoor arena, at an altitude of 7,000 feet, provides the perfect location for you and your team to reach new heights. The natural beauty of Big Bear Lake and a wide range of outdoor activities are unsurpassed anywhere else in Southern California. Our team-building programs help you achieve your goals of building morale, improving focus, and developing leadership. Programs are custom designed by professional organizations with

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he natural alpine scenery that surrounds Big Bear Lakeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;from lakeside to the mountaintopsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; creates stunning backdrops for events, which explains why so many events are held each year at this mountain resort. Each weekend you can count on something happening in Big Bear Valley, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the call of brass horns, the cadence of thumping drums, the electric twang of a steel guitar, or harmonious voices of a theatrical chorus line. It might be lively characters in 16th-Century costumes causing a mighty stir, or it could be a troupe of tiny tots dressed in lederhosen and dirndls prancing around to polka music, or perhaps itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cowboy posse gathered around a campfire telling original stories, keeping the audience spellbound. One thing for certain is the folks of Big Bear know how to entertain.

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sun goes down, the fun continues in Big Bear Lake. Maybe youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the mood to just lounge around at Big Bear Mountain Brewery with a group of friends to sip a brew and laugh at all the funny things that happened on the slopes; maybe you feel like a game of shuffleboard, ping-pong, or darts at Nottinghamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; upstairs pub. You might want to catch the big game at Diamond Lilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or just stop by for happy-hour specials. Tiffanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lounge at the Best Western Big Bear Chateau provides live music on weekends. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a party at The Bowling Barn, which offers glow bowling every night, a fullservice bar, arcade, and billiards. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plenty for the youngsters to do at the Funplex such as laser tag, video games, and a mini rollercoaster. Whatever mood youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in after the sun goes down, the good folks of Big Bear are certain youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a good time!

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Independence Day Fair JULY 4th HOLIDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Live entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities, outdoor beer garden, and BBQ.

Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market Every Tuesday 8:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. April â&#x20AC;&#x201C; September.

Fall Fest SEPT 1-2, 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Artists, crafters and vendors, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities, live entertainment, and food.

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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!

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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.

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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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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.


OCTOBER Oktoberfest Eins, zwei, drei, g‘suffa! Take a break from your responsibilities, lower your inhibitions, and surrender to the spirit of the annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest.

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Kenda Cup West / California State Cross Country Series The best professional mountain bikers in North America will be in Big Bear for the 6th stop on the Kenda Cup West Bike Series. Also, there is racing for all amateur level racers. Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival Enjoy the 7th annual JazzTrax Summer Music Festival from the shores of Big Bear Lake, which features the biggest stars of smooth jazz performing from a floating stage on the lake.

Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival View a variety of independent short and feature-length movies, from the bone-chillingly suspenseful to the gory and grotesque. Attend seminars and receptions during the weekend-long festival.

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3rd Annual Blues for the Zoo Concert A special music event to help support Moonridge Animal Park’s sanctuary, rehabilitation, and education programs.

Big Bear Lake Troutfest Anglers can win big at the Troutfest, with over $100,000 worth of prizes in cash, awards, and merchandise.

Tour de Big Bear Ride stunning 25, 50, 70, or 100-mile stages at 7,000‘ including portions of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California route.

Flashlight Safari Bring your flashlight to view the zoo’s nocturnal animals. Learn about their feeding habits, night vision, and more.

23rd Annual Big Bear Fun Run More than 500 vintage autos, muscle cars, roadsters, hot rods, and customs for a Show and Shine event followed by a late afternoon cruise around the lake.

NOVEMBER Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting Ceremony Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for an evening of caroling, the tree lighting ceremony, and entertainment for an old-fashioned Christmas.

Renaissance Faire Meet the queen and her court; see jesters and jousters; enjoy a Renaissance-style feast; and shop for trinkets. Big Bear Cowboy Gathering and Storyfest Cowboy music, poetry, and storytelling, Wild West reenactments, blacksmith demonstrations, Western and Native American arts & crafts, and a cowboy chuck wagon food court.

J U LY Big Bear Bar-B-Que and Beerfest Come taste the best Bar-B-Que in Southern California, with over 50 vendors, for your tasting pleasure. Fireworks Spectacular See one of California’s top ranked pyrotechnic displays reflected on the lake.

Mountain Christmas Boutique A unique high-country shopping experience with a holiday flair and 60-plus vendors from throughout the western U.S. selling handmade goods.

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Christmas in the Village An old-fashioned Christmas gathering with strolling musicians, Victorianstyle carolers, children’s choirs, Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and, of course, Santa Claus.

Fall Fest Commemorate Labor Day weekend with family fun at Fall Fest, a celebration of the end of summer and the beginning of fall, with live entertainment, games, artisans, and vendors.

Big Bear Paddlefest A two-day expo of clinics, races, and paddling. Big Bear Chili Cook-Off Great chili, live western music, children’s events and activities, fine western artists, and street dancing! Over 100 booths!

New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade Head to Snow Summit for the spectacular sight of skiers and snowboarders gliding down the mountain in a steady stream of torchlights. Later, join friends at either Snow Summit or Bear Mountain for a fun New Year’s Eve celebration.

Endure the Bear Trail Run Starts in the Village and follows pristine National Forest trails on the south shore of Big Bear Lake. Includes 30K and 15K as well as a 5K Family Fun Run & Walk.

Autumn Wine Walk Stroll from merchant to merchant, tasting selected wines. Hors d’oeuvres are served in most locations, and the evening is all about mingling with old friends and meeting new ones. 2012 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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HOW BIG BEAR LAKE GOT ITS NAME

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natural lake at the east end of the valley, now known as Baldwin Lake.

Quite a “Rich” History Big Bear Lake was once a gold-mining mecca before it became a popular fourseason resort. In 1860, a bear hunter named William Holcomb discovered gold in the backcountry after tracking a bear’s blood trail to a creek filled with flakes of gold. He tried to keep it a secret, but word soon spread, and Southern California’s largest gold rush was on! From 1860 to about 1875 the area was teeming with prospectors. Today, only a few relics and structures from the Gold Rush days remain. Big Bear Off-Road Adventures offers gold-mining tours all year round. Big Bear Discovery Center offers tours in the summer and provides self-guidedtour brochures for folks who want to venture out on their own. Visitors will see actual remnants of the gold mines and learn about several sites of interest, such as Metzger Mine, Lucky Baldwin Mine, Two Gun Bill’s Saloon, Hangman’s Tree, and Wilbur’s Grave.

More Historic Facts Big Bear’s first dam, completed in 1884, was soon followed by the Valley’s first hotel in 1888. In 1949 the first ski resort opened, and sure enough, Big Bear Lake became Southern California’s favorite mountain getaway.

Museum BIG BEAR HISTORICAL MUSEUM Northeast end of Big Bear City Park off Greenway Drive, just east of the airport. 909-585-8100ŗBigBearHistory.org

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f some friends told you they had just spent a fun-filled weekend at a popular Southern California resort called Yuhaviat, you probably wouldn’t know what they were talking about. Yuhaviat is a Serrano Indian word that means “Pine Place,” and it was Big Bear Valley’s name for more than a thousand years. In 1845, Benjamin Davis Wilson rode into Yuhaviat Valley with a posse of 20 men. They were chasing Indians who had been raiding their ranches in Riverside. As they entered the valley, they found it swarming with grizzlies. That’s not a misprint, indeed they were grizzly bears! Wilson divided his men into twoman teams. Each team went out, roped a bear, and brought it back to camp. They had eleven bears at the camp at the same time. This prompted Wilson to come up with the name Big Bear Lake. However, it should be noted that Big Bear Lake is a man-made lake that didn’t exist in 1845. The lake Wilson named Big Bear was actually the

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here are so many reasons to get away to Big Bear Lake. You may choose to visit simply for its scenic wonders and clean, fresh air, or you might prefer to play hard on its alpine terrain. Whatever calls you to visit Big Bear Lake, you can count on one thing for certain: a pillow with your name on it. The hospitality in this mountain community is like a mother’s hug, warm and always inviting. After a day of fun in Southern California’s most desired playground, you’ll want to kick off your shoes and relax at one of Big Bear’s great lodging choices, ranging from full-service hotels to charming bed & breakfast inns to rustic cabins to luxurious vacation homes. Whether it is lakefront, in the village, at the base of the slopes, or countryside, every lodge in Big Bear creates a relaxed and pleasing atmosphere. No matter what your taste or budget, a comfortable place to rest in a cozy setting is assured.

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Hotels Pamper yourself with the full-service comforts of Big Bear’s fine hotels, whether you prefer an elegant European chateau or fashionably rustic Adirondack lodge capturing the essence of the alpine environment, all without breaking the bank!

Resort Cabins Catch some zzz’s at accommodations that are defined by the mountains. Resort cabins resembling storybook cottages are perfect whether you have a small family or it’s just you and your significant other. The properties are easily identifiable as a group of freestanding rental units; a quaint village of cabins. Most properties have outdoor recreation areas with games and other amusements to suit kids of all ages!

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Bed & Breakfast Inns Whether you’re getting away for relaxation, romance, or recreation, each Big Bear B & B offers a unique experience, from the elegantly rustic to modern contemporary. After a restful night in plush accommodations, your scrumptious gourmet breakfast is served each morning to start the day.

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Stretch out and take in the fresh air at one of Big Bear’s resort lodges. These comfy facilities have four or more rental units within a common building with access to all rooms and Jacuzzi suites from an outside walkway. You’ll find lodges located throughout Big Bear Valley, from the shorelines to the crests of the mountain tops. Whichever one you choose, you’ll surely enjoy a memorable mountain retreat.

The Big Bear Hostel offers clean, comfortable rooms at affordable prices. The hostel brings a European spirit to the mountain resort. It offers communal -style lodging and a fun atmosphere; is easy on the pocketbook; and is ideal if you are traveling abroad, are an outdoor enthusiast, or are open to communalstyle lodging.

Vacation Home Rentals and Cabins Plan your vacation with the entire family or multiple families in a private home or cabin. These single-lot vacation rentals are ideal for large groups, but also quite cozy if it’s just you and your spouse. There are many cabins from which to choose, giving you ample opportunity to find a getaway to the best of your liking. Whatever you desire, a simple log cabin in the woods or a deluxe mansion on the lake, you’ll find it here. Perfect for weekend jaunts or extended vacations. Think of it as your very own home in the mountains.

Condominiums Condos are the ideal resting spot if you wish to stay at the base of the ski slopes or right on the lake. All condos are conveniently accessible to the wonderful recreational activities that have made Big Bear such a popular Southern California vacation destination.Condominium vacation rentals range from four-star luxury to comfortably economical. 2012 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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PETS NEED VACATIONS, TOO! Those lovable, furry critters such as Fido, Koko, and Murphy can vacation with their owners, thanks to the number of pet-friendly accommodations in Big Bear Lake. Our mountain setting is ideal for pets because it allows them an opportunity to get back to nature and experience the great outdoors. Most lodging facilities in Big Bear that are pet friendly accept all types of pets. To see the entire list of “pet-friendly” accommodations in Big Bear, log on to BigBear.com/childdogfriendly.

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800-817-3687

POOL

CENTRAL RESERVATIONS

LODGING GUIDE

PRIVATE HOMES & CABINS Access Big Bear Cabin Rentals

300

137

800-363-8303

$$ $$

Big Bear Vacations

800-279-4906

Cal-Pine Vacation Rentals

800-965-7463

$$

2800

$

20

Grey Squirrel Vacation Rentals

800-381-5569

$$

271

Luxury Connection

909-878-5080

$$$

350

800-866-3446

$

27

RS Vacations

855-366-0800

$$

66

Village Reservations Service

800-693-0018

$

1000

Alpine Village Inn

909-866-5711

$

30

Big Bear Lakefront Lodge

909-866-8271

$$

98

Fireside Lodge

909-866-2253

$$

102

Guhos Ranch

909-866-6636

12

Hillcrest Lodge

800-843-4449

$

30

Honey Bear Lodge

800-628-8714

$$

92

Knight’s Inn

909-878-0115

$

96

C4

52

C4

12

C6

42

C3 15

C4

14

N/A A8 ▲

16

◗ ◗

706

800-509-2604

Vacation Rentals

◗ ◗

Big Bear Vacation Homes

Pine Knot Guest Ranch

◗ ◗

$$

Big Bear Vacation Cabins

◗ ◗

N/A

37

C6 2/25 C5

39

C2

23

C4 D4

41

B8

C4

20

C4

52

C4

18

C4

46

C4

C4

RESORT LODGES

$$

◗ ●

30

C5

20

C4

Motel 6

909-585-6666

$

418

Robinhood Resort

800-990-9956

$$

81

120

C4 28/29

Sherwood Forest

800-990-9956

$$

54

120

C4 28/29

The Kleine Haus Lodge

909-264-5971

$

10

The Wishing Well

800-990-9956

$$

42

120

C4 28/29

125/80 ■

● ■

B7

C5

GROUPS Camp Tanda ( 30 person minimum )

909-866-4254

$

Singing Pines Lodge

909-866-2532

$$

909-866-8900

$

38

49

80

C3

49

C4

30

C4

HOSTEL Big Bear Hostel

HIGH SEASON WEEKEND RATE RANGE: $ STARTING UNDER $100 $$ $101 – $200 $$$ $201 – $350 $$$$ $351+

Indicates Central Reservation Service members whose facilities have been RA rated and can be booked by calling 800-424-4232.

Any Ratings indicated by the Big Bear Lake Resort Association (“RA”) central reservation service personnel, on RA’s website(s) and/or in RA sponsored print material, including this guide, reflect a review by the RA as to the individual lodging provider’s availability of amenities and overall cleanliness only. The information used to determine the rating is believed to have been accurate on the date of review, however, the RA hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and title. The RA’s review specifically does not include inspection for safety or compliance with applicable codes or regulations. The RA is not liable for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any lodging provider or for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting there from.

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26 Lifts including 4 High Speed

Wide open groomed runs with snowmaking from November until April.

%LJ0RXQWDLQ)XQ$OO<HDU/RQJ For those passionate about the mountains, Big Bear Mountain Resorts is your perfect getaway. Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are located just a short drive away but will make you feel as though you’re a million miles from the city and daily grind. There’s really no explanation, it just feels a little better at 7,000 feet. Winter brings skiing and snowboarding with all the amenities. Huge snowmaking systems guarantee it. Bear Mountain has World Class Freestyle Parks plus the all new Skill Builder Parks. Snow Summit features wide open family cruising and the best variety of terrain around. Summer fun includes Golf in an alpine setting. Ride the Scenic Sky Chair up and down, for breathtaking lake views and the mountain top barbecue. Take your mountain bike up and ride some of the best terrain around from beginner to expert. We’ve got it all, all year round.

From first timers to seasoned pros Bear has it all!

Take your bike up the Scenic Sky Chair and ride it down.

Play Golf at 7,000 feet.

www.bigbearmountainresorts.com General Information 909.866.5766

Ride the Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair all Summer Long


! Snowmaking ! 2 Magic Carpet Lifts

(no more walking!)

Come play all day at the largest snowplay area in the San Bernardino Mountains! #JH#FBS#MWEt#JH#FBS-BLFttXXX#JH#FBS4OPX1MBZDPN

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LIVE IT. UP.

â&#x20AC;Świth vacation package deals all year round! Your outdoor adventures await, and now you can visit Big Bear any time of the year and save with vacation packages. Take the stress out of your vacation planning by combining your lodging accommodations with your favorite activity or event. You may choose fromâ&#x20AC;Ś Ski and Snowboard Lift Tickets

Day Spas and Massage Charter Fishing Trip Mountain Bike Rentals Pontoon and Fishing Boat Rentals Standup Paddleboard, Canoe, and Kayak Rentals Big Bear Discovery Center Tours Jet Skis, Wakeboarding, and Waterskiing Special Events Tickets Romantic Getaway Snowshoeing Oktoberfest Tickets Big Bear Lake is the vacation that gives back! Simply book your entire trip online at BigBear.com or call 800-424-4232, and save money with vacation package deals.

Big Bear Visitor Center 630 Bartlett Road I P.O. Box 1936 I Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

800-424-4232 BIGBEAR.COM

2012 Big Bear Lake Visitor Guide  

The official Visitor Guide of Big Bear Lake is a 60+ page full color glossy magazine provides information about recreation, lodging, attract...