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Big Bear Vacations is proud to celebrate 20 years of making lifetime memories for our guests. With over 350 vacation rentals ranging from rustic and simple cabins to luxurious and grand homes, our friendly and knowledgeable Vacation Planners are ready to help you find the perfect place to make your own memories in Big Bear!

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Big Bear Equestrian Center Now you can board your horses with us while enjoying the fantastic Big Bear weather and its surrounding mountain beauty.

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Bear Valley Farms Bring the family for pony rides, petting zoo, hay rides, corn maze, and much more. Special events and birthday party bookings available.


FAIR WEATHER If you prefer lots of sunshine and mild to moderate temperatures, then Big Bear is your place.

Take your time to browse through Big Bear’s official Lodging and Visitors Guide, where you’ll find useful information and great ideas to help with your next vacation.

At an altitude of 7,000 feet, Big Bear’s 300+ days of sunshine each year guarantee no “June Gloom” – you’re sure to experience plenty of “bluebird” days 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.

BigBear.com – Once you get closer to making your final decision, be sure to visit BigBear.com to refine your plans. BigBear.com offers a wide range of lodging inventory to choose from including full service hotels, private home vacation rentals, resort lodges, bed and breakfast inns and rustic cabins. BigBear.com also offers online booking, travel deals, vacation packages, events calendar, up-to-the-minute weather reports and road conditions. You may also call 800-424-4232 to speak to a local specialist. When in town, go mobile – Once you get to Big Bear be sure to visit BigBear.com on your mobile device. It’s a handy tool that you’ll want to

keep by your side to find local businesses and get special deals and coupons in Big Bear. Book your overnight stay on your mobile device.

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Driving Directions

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Four-Seasons Resort

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Vacation Itineraries

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Winter Activities

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Spring, Summer, Fall Activities

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Marina Guide

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Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Trail Maps

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Waterfront Activities Map

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Big Bear Overview Map

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Big Bear Partial Street Index

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Snow Summit Bike Park Trail Map

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Hiking & Biking Map (with Trail Listings)

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Emergency Numbers, Community Services

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Dining and Nightlife Guides

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION: LAURA PATTERSON DESIGN 760-934-7609

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Weddings & Special Occasions

SPECIAL THANKS TO RICK KEPPLER FOR HISTORY FACTS AND PHOTOS

EDITORIAL: DAN McKERNAN AND DAWN ELIG

FRONT COVER: BIG BEAR LAKE © JOHN WORTHAM PHOTOGRAPHY

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SKIER © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT FISHING © DAN McKERNAN

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JET SKIERS © DAN McKERNAN

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Day Spas & Massage

BACK COVER: FALL HIKERS © GREG ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

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Real Estate

MOM & DAUGHTER © LEE STOCKWELL

MOUNTAIN BIKER © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

THIS PAGE: COUPLE AT BIG BEAR LAKE © YANAWUT SUNTORNKIJ / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

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MOBILE PHONE © DESIGN SEED

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WOOD TEXTURE THROUGHOUT © HOMYDESIGN / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

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WILDFLOWERS AT BIG BEAR LAKE © JOHN WORTHAM PHOTOGRAPHY

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Big Bear Region at a Glance To Las Vegas

To Ridgecrest

Barstow

US

395 APPLE VALLEY

Victorville

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EXIT 153A D St. / CA18 S

< To Palmdale and Hwy 14

LUCERNE

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VALLEY

To Yucca Valley and Palm Springs >

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Hesperia

Big Bear Lake

LAS VEGAS •

Devore

LOS ANGELES •

Crestline

• PALM SPRINGS

BEAR SNOW MOUNTAIN SUMMIT

Running Springs

EXIT 76 Waterman Ave. CA18

SAN DIEGO •

VISITOR CENTER

Highland Big Bear EXIT 210/330

ONTARIO

Fontana

EXIT 79 Orange St. CA38

Colton Loma Linda

SAN BERNARDINO Beaumont Yucaipa

REDLANDS

< To Los Angeles To Orange County and Beaches

YEAR-ROUND • Use turn-outs to let others by! • No littering– please do not clutter roads. • Never throw cigarettes out the window.

WINTER • Carry chains at all times from November to April. Be prepared to show chains at all times. • Chains go on drive wheels: front wheels of front-wheel-drive vehicles and rear wheels of rear-wheel drive vehicles. • Keep your gas tank full.

SUMMER • Keep air-conditioning off to prevent overheating. • Carry plenty of water with you. LISTEN TO FM 93.3 FOR UPDATES

RIVERSIDE

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DRIVING TIPS

Big Bear City

To Palm Springs >

To San Diego

East is Least!

HWY. 38 SAVES TIME During peak travel times,EAST Hwy. ENTRA 38 thru Redlands is the fastest and easiest route to and from Big Bear.

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 St. exit in Redlands. Continue straight for one block to the second stop light at Orange St. 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 Ave. North exit in San Bernardino. Turn left at Waterman Ave. 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 Rd. 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. 2017-18 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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4 Seasons Resort

4 SEASONS. 4 YOU.

Big Bear’s ever-changing environment flows with nature and delivers four distinct seasons not seen anywhere else in Southern California. Visit our mountain resort any time of year to admire captivating scenic wonders that broaden eyes and stretch smiles! WINTER – Mother Nature blankets the mountaintops with white splendor. SPRING – Brilliant fields of wildflowers bloom in lush alpine meadows. SUMMER – A deep blue alpine lake and beautiful green forests come to life. FALL – Brings a colorful blend of autumn hues, from golden oaks to quaking yellow aspens.


Big Bear

VACATION ITINERARIES • Catch a fish – reel in some real

• Take a hike together and

family fun!

experience nature up close

• Ride a bike or walk the Alpine

• Paddle the hidden coves of Big

Pedal Path

Bear Lake

• Feed ducks at a lakeside park

• Catch a slow ride on the Scenic Sky

• Water slides, alpine slide bobsled

Chair to the top of Snow Summit

track, and go-carts

• Head into the woods for a

• Ahoy matey! Board the Big Bear

romantic picnic

Pirate Ship

• Take a narrated tour aboard the

• Enjoy a pony ride at Baldwin

Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat

Lake Stables

• Sunsets in Big Bear are always best

• Stake your claim and pan ore for

when shared with a loved one

real treasure at Gold Mining

• Watch shooting stars from your

Adventures • Take a canoe tour with a Discovery Center naturalist • Fire up the grill on the cabin’s deck for a family BBQ • Keep the excitement alive at the Funplex or Bowling Barn

ADVENTURE WITH FRIENDS: • Get wet with wakeboarding, jet skiing or the new Tarzan Boat • Ride mountain bikes on Southern California’s best single track trails • Bring your rod, reel and tackle box and cast away! • Off-road adventure in a Jeep that you get to drive! • Shoot a round of golf at Bear Mountain Golf Course • There’s always something lively— from festivals to concerts to karaoke night!

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cabin and make a wish

SKIERS © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

ROMANTIC GETAWAY:

PREVIOUS PAGE: BIG BEAR LAKE IN FALL © JOHN WORTHAM PHOTOGRAPHY

FAMILY FUN:

CANOEING © GREG ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

Spring, Summer & Fall Itineraries


COUPLES MASSAGE © iSTOCK THIS PAGE: SLEDDING © LEE STOCKWELL

FAMILY FUN: • Make a snowman in front of your mountain cabin • Go inner tubing at one of Big Bear’s three designated snow play areas • Snowshoe the backcountry and discover animal tracks and more • Build a snow fortress for a playful snowball fight • Free your inner child and make a snow angel • Learn to ski or ride—take a lesson at Big Bear Mountain Resort • If your kids already ski or ride, play “Follow the Leader” down the slopes • At your cabin, gather around the fireplace

ROMANTIC GETAWAY: • Time stands still on a great powder day together

• Settle in for a nightcap with sparkling wine

FACING PAGE: JEEP TOUR © LEE STOCKWELL

MOUNTAIN BIKING © LEE STOCKWELL

• Couples appreciate downhill fun together on the slopes!

FISH STRINGER © TRISH MARZELL / LUCKY BEAR FISHING CHARTERS

LAKESIDE STROLL © DAN McKERNAN

Winter Itineraries

• Browse quaint boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops in the Village • Spoil yourselves with a massage crafted for two • Sit in a steamy outdoor hot tub and watch the white fluffy snowflakes fall • Treat yourselves to a candlelight dinner

• Wrap yourselves up in a warm blanket in front of a crackling fire

Los Angeles Magazine proclaims Apples

“The Best B&B in Big Bear” Weddings Craft& Retreats Vacations Ski Trips www.applesbedandbreakfast.com 909.866.0903

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Winter Activities

LET IT. SNOW.

WARMING HEARTS WITH SNOW — Each winter, Big Bear gets a blanket of white snow that naturally has a bit of a nip to it. Let it be known however, Big Bear’s winter snow has a special knack to warm hearts. Snow-covered mountains bring more than beautiful scenery to the table; it brings a sense of enchantment that touches the soul, bonds families together, sets up unforgettable photo ops, and creates the perfect setting for romance. Keep an eye on weather forecasts, and get ready to experience a magical winter that’s guaranteed to warm your heart.

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SNOWBOARDER, KIDS IN SNOW, SKIER © LEE STOCKWELL

SNOWSHOEING © JIM DAVID

TUBING © GREG ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

Winter Activities

name! Big Bear Mountain Resort’s

Ski & Snowboard Rentals & Retail

Snowshoe Rentals & Tours

Snow Summit and Bear Mountain

BEAR MOUNTAIN

ACTION SNOWSHOE TOURS 41693 Big Bear Blvd., Ste. A 909-866-0390 Our snowshoe adventure will surely provide an amazing experience for the whole family age 10 years and older. We provide your equipment and training with our experienced guides. Call for times and availability. (see ad page 41)

favorite winter resort.

43101 Goldmine Dr. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) Home of Southern California’s only halfpipes, highest lift-served peak (8,805 ft.), and largest beginner area, with some of the most innovative and influential terrain parks in the country, plus full-service rental and retail shops. Groups and private lessons available for adults and kids. (see ad page 58)

Together, the two resorts

GOLDSMITHS SPORTS

The slopes are calling your

offers two distinct mountains to suit your style of downhill recreation, so it’s easy to see why we are Southern California’s

deliver more than 435 developed acres, 26 lifts, four high-speed quads, 1,665 vertical feet, and more than 200 park features packed with thrilling jumps, rails and funboxes. So what are you waiting for? Grab your gear and head up to enjoy real snow, real close to home.

42071 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2728 Snow sport specialists. Gear testers for SKI Magazine. Master boot fitters and a member of America’s Best Boot Fitters. We have Wintersteiger technology and master training in tuning for your equipment. Walk to Snow Summit. (see ad pages 17 & 20)

BEAR VALLEY BIKES 40298 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8000 During the winter we continue to play on the trails, but with snowshoes instead of bikes. Stop by Bear Valley Bikes for a full line of snowshoe rentals and sales, trail maps and guided tours.

SNOW SUMMIT

BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER SNOWSHOE ECOTOURS

880 Summit Blvd. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) Southern California’s “learn to ride” headquarters with one of the most extensive snowmaking systems in the country, fullservice rental and retail shops, and group and private lessons available for adults and kids. Check out the Grizzly Ridge Tube Park for more family-friendly fun. (see ad page 58)

40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-382-2790 Join a naturalist for a guided snowshoe tour in the San Bernardino National Forest. You will learn how to snowshoe, go for a guided trek through the forest, and learn about how plants and animals adapt to winter.

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Winter Activities GOLDSMITHS SPORTS 42071 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2728 Snowshoes and cross country skis are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors for peace and quiet. We rent and sell Atlas snowshoes. Rentals come with complimentary ski poles. We provide trail maps and advice. If you can walk you can snowshoe! (see ad pages 17 & 20)

Snow Play — Tubing ALPINE SLIDE AT MAGIC MOUNTAIN 800 Wildrose Ln. 909-866-4626 Year-round family fun, located ¼ mile west of the Village. Our recreation area features the Alpine Slide, snow play, go-karts and miniature golf. Parents pay only if you play! (see ad page 59)

BIG BEAR SNOWPLAY 42825 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-0075 Largest tubing hill in the San Bernardino Mountains with two Magic Carpet lifts that take you back to the top! Nightly snowmaking and grooming. Located 1 ½ miles east of the supermarkets. (see ad page 59)

GRIZZLY RIDGE TUBE PARK 880 SUMMIT Blvd. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) Perfect for non-skiers/boarders, families and groups of all ages. Featuring three high-speed snow tube lanes with magic carpet lift to the top. Groomed nightly with complimentary hot cocoa for guests. Kids must be 42” to ride. (see ad page 58)

Off-Road Tours BIG BEAR JEEP EXPERIENCE 42011 Big Bear Blvd. 909-420-5828 You drive our Jeeps! Follow a guide Jeep on an exciting and educational tour throughout Big Bear Valley. Fun for the whole family with kid-friendly mining tours of Holcomb Valley and the original Big Bear settlement. (see ad page 25)

BIG BEAR OFF-ROAD ADVENTURES 909-585-1036 Our high-clearance 4WD vehicles transport you to remote places of awesome beauty and solitude seldom seen by visitors. Our drivers are extremely knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the area.

Helicopter Tours HELICOPTER BIG BEAR 501 Valley Blvd., Big Bear City 909-585-1200 Take a ride on the wild side! Helicopter tours are an exciting and relaxing way to experience the Big Bear area. Lakes, canyons, peaks

and much more. Open all year. Your aerial scenic adventure awaits! (see ad page 25)

Fun for All Ages

Horseback Riding

AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE

BALDWIN LAKE STABLES & PETTING ZOO

805-603-5620 Solve clues and complete challenges on this walking tour scavenger hunt of the Village and surrounding area. Use your smart phone as your guide. You’ll learn fun facts and see the sights, all at one low price.

46475 Pioneertown Rd., Big Bear City 909-585-6482 Discover the peaceful countryside of Big Bear on horseback. Saddle up year-round for hourly, half-day, sunset rides and tours through National Forest areas. Kids will love the petting zoo and pony rides.

BIG BEAR EQUESTRIAN CENTER / BEAR VALLEY FARMS 1601 E. Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City 909-585-9397 Big Bear Equestrian Center and Bear Valley Farms is now open for horse boarding, riding lessons, trail rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, and many other exciting activities! We are also a venue for weddings, birthdays and many holiday themed events. (see ad page 3)

Fat Tire Bikes BEAR VALLEY BIKES 40298 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8000 You can now ride a bike in the snow, thanks to fat tire bikes. This winter, Bear Valley Bikes features fat tire bike rentals and sales (Wednesday – Sunday or by appointment). Ride the snow, its super fun!

Segway Tours ACTION SEGWAY TOURS 40754 Village Dr. 909-366-0890 Our exciting year-round Segway two-hour guided tour is an environmentally friendly, adventurous way to approach and explore Big Bear’s rich history and the surrounding flora and fauna! (see ad page 41)

Ziplining Tours ACTION ZIPLINE TOURS 41693 Big Bear Blvd., Ste. A 909-866-0390 Year-round great fun and adrenaline-rush adventure for entire family! Our three-hour tour includes an off-road safari Jeep ride, nine zipline runs through the treetops, and a suspension bridge! (see ad page 41)

Bowling THE BOWLING BARN 40625 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-2695 Fun for all ages. The Bowling Barn has 16 lanes of automatic scoring, glow bowling, arcade, snack bar, full sports bar and karaoke. Book your next party here. (see ad page 28)

BIG BEAR FUNPLEX 40679 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3866 Big Bear’s “coolest” year-round attraction. Fun for the entire family. Come enjoy ice skating, lazer tag, 18-hole miniature golf and a large redemption arcade. Grab some delicious pizza at Noble Roman’s Pizza, located inside the Funplex. (see ad page 28)

GOLD RUSH MINING ADVENTURES 40016 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-5678 The experience is authentic! Discover real treasures. Real gold, minerals, gems, fossils, geodes, dinosaur artifacts and dig kits. Take home all the treasures you reveal. Fun for the entire family. Open daily — rain, snow or shine.

MOUNTAIN ROOM ESCAPES 1121 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City 877-584-6427 Family-friendly-room-escape adventures. You and a team of up to eight will enter one of our mountain themed rooms filled with locks, puzzles and challenges. Solve the puzzles in an hour and figure out how to escape!

RIDDLE ROUTES Big Bear Village 760-209-4856 If you love geocaching, trivia, and scavenger hunts, you’ll love Riddle Routes! Exercise mind and body with this web-based interactive game. Use your smartphone to solve riddles and explore the secrets of the town as you make your way along the route.

Wildlife Zoo BIG BEAR ALPINE ZOO 43285 Goldmine Dr. 909-584-1299 The Big Bear Alpine Zoo may be small, but it has a big heart. It has rescued and rehabilitated wildlife since 1959. Those that cannot be released back into the wild are given a home for life. You will see approximately 120 animals representing 60 species, including bald eagles, a grizzly bear family, eleven beautiful wolves, red foxes, mountain lions, snow leopards and much, much more! (see ad page 40)

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Bear Mountain Trail Map

Bear Mountain Home of the only halfpipes, highest lift-served peak, and largest beginner area in Southern California. 43101 Goldmine Drive BigBearMountainResort.com 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327)

What makes you #BearBuilt One of the most innovative and influential destinations in North America, Bear Mountain has been pushing the progression of winter action sports for over 50 years.

Home of the “People’s Park“ Often imitated but never duplicated, Bear Mountain’s world-famous terrain parks are perennially rated among the best in the country. Come learn how to ride jibs and features in a laid-back environment.

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Snow Summit Trail Map

Snow Summit

Show your #SummitStyle

Get above it all at Southern

Enjoy wide open runs and panoramic lake views at one

California’s premier mountain

of Southern California’s most renowned winter locales.

recreation destination. 880 Summit Blvd. BigBearMountainResort.com 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327)

Something for everyone • Grizzly Ridge Tube Park • Renovated dining venues & menus • Full-service retail & rental shops

PHOTOS © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

• USARC programs & activities • Intermountain shuttle service • Après entertainment

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Big Bear Mountain Resort Adventure Academy Big Bear Mountain Resort’s new 5,000 square-foot learning center at Snow Summit offers a one-stopshop for all kids’ rentals, tickets, and sports school registration so families can spend less time in line and more time enjoying the slopes.

One-of-a-Kind Vacatii Exppience Checklist before heading up to the snow… • Warm clothes including thermals, gloves, and beanie • Water-resistant pants and jacket • Newly Remodeled • Jacuzzi • Brand-New Furniture • Fireplace • Gourmet Kitchen • Sleeps 7 • Very Close to Slopes & Village • Baby / Kids Equipment

• Goggles, sunglasses, lip balm, sunblock

THE LANDHAUS

• Snow toys — skis, snowboard, sled, snowshoes

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• Snowman hat, scarf and carrot

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More of what you love • 1 tickets = 2 mountains (10 minutes base-to-base) • 26 lifts + 63 trails = 50+ skiable miles • 200 acres of terrain park • World-class snowmaking • Red Bull Plaza • Adventure Academy for kids & families • SoCal’s only night-groomed park sessions • High-performance rental equipment • Group and private lessons (kids & adults) • SoCal’s only halfpipes, highest lift-served peak (8,805 ft), and largest beginner areas

PHOTOS © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT / LEE STOCKWELL

Lift & Lodging Packages Big Bear bundles winter packages that includes room nights with ski lift tickets for all ages, seven days a week. Whether you choose

SKI BOARD BIKE RENTALS SKI & SNOWBOARD SALES & RENTALS THE LOCAL’S SHOP HIGH PERFORMANCE TUNES GEAR, APPAREL & COOL STUFF CUSTOM BOOT FITTING ELECTRIC & STANDARD BICYCLES

to ski / ride Monday through Friday or Saturday and Sunday you can package your overnight stay with lift tickets, making your winter vacation planning a cinch.

QUALITY GEAR

PRO SERVICE

909 866 2728 42071 Big Bear Blvd.

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Big Bear Lake’s Newest Attraction!

Sunset dinner cruiseS Fine dining aboard Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat, a Big Bear Treasure. Relax and enjoy reserved seating, linen, and fine china, along with a gourmet buffet and homemade dessert, No host bar on the Promenade deck with live entertainment! Cocktails & departure at 6:00 pm. For more information and reservations call The Pines (909) 866-5400 or Pine Knot Marina (909) 866-8129 Featuring the Liberty Ramblers, a six piece band that plays traditional New Orleans Jazz. Led by such locals as Dan Comins & John Isaksen.

Mike Cross leads The Real Jazz Trio featuring piano, bass & drums. Playing proven standards, you will enjoy Mike’s piano artistry!

6:00pm to 9:00pm june 16 july 14 august 4 september 1 & 29

• Gourmet Menu featuring Wild Game • Wine Spectator Award Winner and Cocktail Lounge • Welcome boaters! “Dock & Dine” with Free Slips • Beautiful Garden Patio equipped with Heaters & Firepit plus a “Build-Your-Own” Bloody Mary Bar • Cobblestone Wedding Terrace Lakeside with Grecian Pergola • Coffee Bar: Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino & Hot Toddys • Lunch and Dinner; Breakfast Weekends (Closed Tues.) 350 Alden Road • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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MOUNTAIN BIKING © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

A Restaurant for All Seasons and All Reasons

SPLASH © ROBERT KNESCHKE / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

FISHING © LEE STOCKWELL

6:00pm to 9:00pm june 2 & 30 july 21 august 18 september 15


Get Outdoors

LIVE IT. UP.

HIKE – Whether it’s a mild hike on the Woodland Trail or a trek on the Cougar Crest Trail, you’ll find your stride in Big Bear. (See map on page 35) BIKE – Explore miles of cross-country trails, or try the downhill terrain at Snow Summit Bike Park or ride around the lake on a road bike. PADDLE – Kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddleboards give you a different perspective of the lake. It’s great exercise too! FISH – The fish are biting! Rent a boat from one of Big Bear’s marinas or fish from shore near Windy Point. The catch is on! ZIP – Fly through the treetops on a zipline and feel the rush of adrenaline. WAKE – There’s wakeboarding, water-skiing and tubing.


everything behind! Spend a day on a boat, or in a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. If fishing is your thing, Big Bear Lake is your spot! Explore miles upon miles of forest trails via hiking, mountain biking or

Tarzan Boat.

880 Summit Blvd. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) Get it above it all and enjoy fresh alpine air with panoramic views of San Gorgonio and the Big Bear Valley while exploring an expansive network of cross-country and mountaintop trails. Take the Scenic Sky Chair to get up or down the hill faster. Note: Pets are not allowed on the Scenic Sky Chair. (see ad page 58)

Hiking (see map on page 35)

Bike Rentals (see map on page 35)

BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER

BEAR VALLEY BIKES

40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-382-2790 Our local mountains offer hundreds of miles of some of the most beautiful and serene hiking trails in all of Southern California. Trails range from easy day hikes to extended, more challenging backpacking expeditions.

40298 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8000 We are Big Bear’s only full service, yearround bike shop. Offering sales, service, repairs, guided tours, trail maps and much more. Located west of the Village, at the top of Red Ant Hill.

horseback riding. If it’s Performance Bikes

Pedal or Not!

Hit the Trails!

adventure you seek, try parasailing or wakeboarding or go wild on the new

909 866 2728 42071 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake GoldsmithsSports.com

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SCENIC SKY CHAIR © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

BIKE RENTALS

HIKING © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

Get outdoors and leave

HORSEBACK RIDING © DAN McKERNAN

ELECTRIC & STANDARD


Spring, Summer, Fall Activities Horseback Riding

GOLDSMITHS SPORTS 42071 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2728 Pedal or not! Goldsmiths offers both Pedego electric bikes and Santa Cruz pedal mountain bikes, With electric bikes you’ll go farther and see more! Rent by the hour, day or multi days. Guided tours available. (see ad pages 17 & 20)

BALDWIN LAKE STABLES & PETTING ZOO 46475 Pioneertown Rd., Big Bear City 909-585-6482 Discover the peaceful countryside of Big Bear on horseback. Saddle up year-round for hourly, half-day, sunset rides and tours through National Forest areas. Kids will love the petting zoo and pony rides.

PADDLES AND PEDALS 40545 North Shore Ln., Fawnskin 909-936-2907 On the beautiful north shore of Big Bear Lake. Bike rentals of all sizes. Direct access to the Alpine Pedal Path. Also, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and pedal boat rentals. Located on the lake, no need to transport equipment.

SNOW SUMMIT 880 Summit Blvd. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) Southern California’s premier winter destination transforms into a mountain biking mecca in the spring and summer, featuring a lift-served, gravity fed bike park with terrain for all ability levels, skill builder course, full-service rental and retail shops, plus group and private lessons for adults and kids. (see ad page 58)

Camping

BIG BEAR EQUESTRIAN CENTER / BEAR VALLEY FARMS

Golf BEAR MOUNTAIN GOLF COURSE 43102 Goldmine Dr. 909-585-8002 Make time for nine and enjoy the benefits of playing at altitude on beautifully landscaped fairways and idyllic greens with in the sun-splashed San Bernardino mountains as your background. Featuring full-service driving range, putting green, retail shop, restaurant, and PGA-certified lessons.(see ad page 58)

1601 E. Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City 909-585-9397 Now open for horse boarding, riding lessons, trail rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, and many other exciting activities! We are also a venue for weddings, birthdays and many holiday themed events. (see ad page 3)

Scenic Sky Chair SNOW SUMMIT 880 Summit Blvd. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) Hikers, MTB riders, and sightseers of all ages are welcome to enjoy breathtaking views on the mile-long ascent to the mountaintop (8,200 ft). Don’t forget to bring a camera.

BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-382-2790 There are many wonderful campgrounds in the forest. Most offer seasonal use and a few offer year-around camping. Some campgrounds require reservations and most accommodate both tents and RVs. There are also many opportunities for undeveloped camping.

BIG BEAR RV RENTALS

BEAR MOUNTAIN GOLF COURSE © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

909-833-1516 We deliver Toyhauler and travel trailers to your campsite in and around Big Bear. Rent a 19’-26’ self-contained camping trailer and let us do all the work for you.

HOLLOWAY’S MARINA & RV PARK 398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-866-5706 RV Park with adjoining full service marina. Pontoon, fishing boat and WaveRunner rentals. Slips and moorings, fuel dock, tackle and snack store available. Waterskiing and wakeboarding services. Home of the Pirate Ship Lake Tours. (see ad page 31)

NATIONAL RECREATION RESERVATION SYSTEM 877-444-6777 www.recreation.gov Campgrounds available by reservation: Barton Flats, Hanna Flats, Heart Bar, Holcomb, Pine Knot, San Gorgonio, Serrano, South Fork. 2017-18 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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Spring, Summer, Fall Activities

BIG BEAR ALPINE ZOO 43285 Goldmine Dr. 909-584-1299 The Big Bear Alpine Zoo may be small, but it has a big heart. It has rescued and rehabilitated wildlife since 1959. Those that cannot be released back into the wild are given a home for life. You will see approximately 120 animals representing 60 species, including bald eagles, a grizzly bear family, eleven beautiful wolves, red foxes, mountain lions, snow leopards and much, much more! (see ad page 40)

Scavenger Hunt AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE 805-603-5620 Solve clues and complete challenges on this walking tour scavenger hunt of the Village and surrounding area. Use your smart phone as your guide. You’ll learn fun facts and see the sights, all at one low price.

RIDDLE ROUTES Big Bear Village 760-209-4856 If you love geocaching, trivia, and scavenger hunts, you’ll love Riddle Routes! Exercise mind and body with this webbased interactive game. Use your smartphone to solve riddles and explore the secrets of the town as you make your way along the route.

Your Gateway to Adventure and Discovery Your gateway to the great outdoors is at The Big Bear Discovery Center, an educational and informational portal to the San Bernardino National Forest! Services include Adventure Passes; maps for hiking and biking and off-roading; camping info; and Forest Service permits. The Center offers naturalist-led interpretive tours such as snowshoe tours in the winter, and nature hikes and canoe tours in the summer. Hours of Operation 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Closed Tuesday & Wednesday) 40971 North Shore Drive (Hwy. 38) I Fawnskin 909-382-2790 I MountainsFoundation.org

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Fun for All Ages ALPINE SLIDE AT MAGIC MOUNTAIN 800 Wildrose Ln. 909-866-4626 Year-round family fun, located ¼ mile west of the Village. Our recreation area features the Alpine slide, snow play, water slide, go-karts and miniature golf. Parents pay only if you play! (see ad page 59)

BIG BEAR FUNPLEX 40679 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3866 Big Bear’s “coolest” year-round attraction. Fun for the entire family. Come enjoy ice skating, lazer tag, 18-hole miniature golf and a large redemption arcade. Grab some delicious pizza at Noble Roman’s Pizza, located inside the Funplex. (see ad page 28)

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GOLD RUSH MINING ADVENTURES 40016 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-5678 The experience is authentic! Discover real treasures. Real gold, minerals, gems, fossils, geodes, dinosaur artifacts and dig kits. Take home all the treasures you reveal. Fun for the entire family. Open daily — rain, snow or shine.

MOUNTAIN ROOM ESCAPES 1121 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City 877-584-6427 Family-friendly-room-escape adventures. You and a team of up to eight will enter one of our mountain themed rooms filled with locks, puzzles and challenges. Solve the puzzles in an hour and figure out how to escape!

SNOW SUMMIT 880 Summit Blvd. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) Outdoor family-friendly fun for all, featuring a 30-foot rock climbing wall, Eurobungy,® and zip line. Height/weight restrictions apply. Located in Snow Summit’s base area. Open in spring/summer during resort operating hours.

TARZAN BOAT 39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 This floating water park for all ages is making big waves in Big Bear Lake at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor and Marina! Tarzan Boat features a six-foot platform called the Monkey Jump, a 14-foot Gorilla Jump high dive, and a 12-foot Tarzan Swing and a small trampoline called Monkey Bounce. Tarzan Boat is an adrenaline-packed attraction that is available by the hour or private party! Call ahead to schedule. (see ad page 26)

Bowling THE BOWLING BARN 40625 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-2695 Fun for all ages. The Bowling Barn has 16 lanes of automatic scoring, glow bowling, an arcade, snack bar, a full sports bar and karaoke. Book your next party here. (see ad page 28)

BIG BEAR FUNPLEX © BIG BEAR FUNPLEX

Wildlife Up Close — Alpine Zoo


Big Bee Renaissance Society Presents...

BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER CANOE AND KAYAK TOURS 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-382-2790 Learn to canoe or kayak on a guided tour of Big Bear Lake. Cruise along the shore looking for wildlife and discuss the natural history of the Valley along with the various flora and fauna.

BIG BEAR PIRATE SHIP

Helicopter Tours HELICOPTER BIG BEAR 501 Valley Blvd., Big Bear City 909-585-1200 Take a ride on the wild side! Helicopter tours are an exciting and relaxing way to experience the Big Bear area. Lakes, canyons, peaks and much more. Open all year. Your aerial scenic adventure awaits! (see ad page 25)

Kart Racing

KAYAKING © BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER

PIRATE SHIP © DAN McKERNAN

BIG BEAR SPEEDWAY 42825 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-0075 The wildly-popular kart racing is now in Big Bear Lake! Thrill seekers can now drive SODI RT8 Karts and compete against the clock while reaching speeds of up to 30 mph at the new Big Bear Speedway. The open-air racetrack is a Grand Prix-style course with plenty of hairpin turns and s-curves. (see ad page 59)

398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-878-4040 May to October, board Big Bear’s 16th Century Spanish galleon crewed by pirates. Passengers are steered to points of interest on a narrated 90-minute tour. Full bar on board. Available for private parties. (see ad page 30)

MISS LIBERTY PADDLEWHEEL TOUR BOAT 439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-8129 Join us aboard Miss Liberty for a 1 ½ hour breathtaking tour that highlights Big Bear’s history. The climate-controlled main salon features restrooms and a galley that serves drinks and light snacks. Now offering sunset dinner cruises with live jazz on select Fridays during the summer months. Also available for private parties. (see ad page 28)

BIG BEAR RENAISSANCE FAIR All Weekends in August

FAWNSKIN FALL FESTIVAL Last 3 Weekends in October

WESTERN MOUNTAIN STEAM FESTIVAL Memorial Day Weekend

39115 Rim of the World Dr. Fawnskin, CA 92333 909-301-1319 www.bbvrinc.org

Lake Tours CAPTAIN JOHN’S FAWN HARBOR & MARINA 39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 See the surroundings and learn a little history. This two-hour tour aboard one of our Duffield whisper electric boats is a oneof-a-kind cruise. Come join us aboard the “Serena” for a private sunset cruise around beautiful Big Bear Lake. (see ad page 21)

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ACTION SEGWAY TOURS 40754 Village Dr. 909-366-0890 Our exciting year-round Segway twohour guided tour is an environmentally friendly, adventurous way to approach and explore Big Bear’s rich history and the surrounding flora and fauna! (see ad page 41)

ACTION TREE ROPE CLIMBING 41693 Big Bear Blvd., Ste. A 909-866-0390 Three-hour tour at the highest point of the National Forest. Certified Tree Climbing Tour Guides teach dual rope climbing techniques. Start low; work your way up the tree to your comfort level. All equipment supplied. (see ad page 41)

ACTION ZIPLINE TOURS 41693 Big Bear Blvd., Ste. A 909-866-0390 Year-round great fun and adrenaline rush adventure for entire family! Our three-hour tour includes an off-road safari jeep ride, nine Zipline runs through the treetops, and a suspension bridge! (see ad page 41)

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Off-Road Tours BIG BEAR JEEP EXPERIENCE 42011 Big Bear Blvd. 909-420-5828 You drive our Jeeps! Follow a guide Jeep on an exciting and educational tour throughout Big Bear Valley. Fun for the whole family with kid-friendly mining tours of Holcomb Valley and the original Big Bear settlement. (see ad page 25)

BIG BEAR OFF-ROAD ADVENTURES 909-585-1036 Our high clearance 4WD vehicles transport you to remote places of awesome beauty and solitude seldom seen by visitors. Our drivers are extremely knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the area.

Adventure Watersports BIG BEAR MARINA 500 Paine Ct. 909-866-3218 The place on the lake for watersports action includes a fleet of WaveRunners, and we offer wakeboard and water-ski services. (see ad page 27)

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CAPTAIN JOHN’S FAWN HARBOR & MARINA 39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 Watersports at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor & Marina are perfect for families looking for adventure, thrills, and fun! Bring friends and family, and take your lake fun to new levels! We offer water-skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing lessons! Our instructors have over 20 years experience. Equipment and gear included. (see ad page 21)

DESIGNATED WAKESPORTS 603 Landlock Landing Rd. 909-556-3345 The best source of fun on the lake! Tournament wakeboard boat charters for wakeboarding, waterskiing, or tubing. All drivers are expert instructors. Big Bear’s best WaveRunner rental rates.

HOLLOWAY’S MARINA & RV PARK 398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-866-5706 Full-service marina with adjoining RV Park. Pontoon, fishing boat and WaveRunner rentals. Slips and moorings, fuel dock, tackle and snack store available. Waterskiing and wakeboarding services. Home of the Pirate Ship Lake Tours. (see ad page 31)

NORTH SHORE LANDING 38573 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-878-4386 Complete watersports center with beach. Home to the oldest waterskiing and wakeboarding school on Big Bear Lake, with state-of-the-art equipment and experienced instructors. Speed boat, WaveRunner, kayak, pontoon and fishing boat rentals. (see ad pages 30 & 33)

SEGWAY TOUR © ACTION SEGWAY TOURS

Active Tours


PADDLES AND PEDALS 40545 North Shore Ln., Fawnskin 909-936-2907 On the beautiful north shore of Big Bear Lake. Bike rentals of all sizes. Direct access to the Alpine Pedal Path. Also, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and pedal boat rentals. Located on the lake, no need to transport equipment.

PINE KNOT MARINA PARASAIL & WATERSPORTS 439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-4359 Offering the world’s highest parasail location at 6,750 ft! Riding single or tandem, enjoy an aerial view of the lake. We also provide a full line of 4-stroke Yamaha Wave Runners. Located at Pine Knot Marina. (see ad page 28).

Fishing Guide Services BIG BEAR CHARTER FISHING 398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-866-2240 Private fishing charters on pontoon or bass boats. Catch trout, bass, panfish, and catfish. Offering trolling, casting, and bait fishing. Our expert guides will take you where the fish are biting. Equipment included. (see ad page 33).

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING © GREG ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

CANTRELL GUIDE SERVICE 400 Pine Knot Ave. 909-585-4017 Cantrell Guide Service is the longest running guide service on Big Bear Lake. We catch rainbow trout by trolling. Thousands of trout have been taken by satisfied clients. Check us out on Yelp!

FISH BIG BEAR CHARTER SERVICE 500 Paine Ct. 909-635-7501 With over forty years of experience fishing Big Bear Lake, Fish Big Bear is a premier fishing guide service. Ride in comfort and safety on a deluxe 22 foot pontoon boat. All fishing tackle provided.

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909-585-1200 Reservations Recommended

AT THE BIG BEAR CITY AIRPORT

www.HELICOPTERBIGBEAR.com Many Price and Tour Options available. Group Discounts • All Ages • All Private Flights

COME EXPERIENCE IT!

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Big Bear Lake Marinas

CAPTAIN JOHN’S FAWN HARBOR & MARINA

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ONE BOAT - SIX ATTRACTIONS

39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 Captain John’s Fawn Harbor is Big Bear’s best kept secret! A full-service marina with a small town ambiance. We offer a wide range of recreational activities for your day of fun on the lake! (see ad page 21)

HOLLOWAY’S MARINA & RV PARK

•• Full time lifeguard on duty

6 plat -foot form leap

12 foot high trampoline

•• Life jackets included •• Available for private parties

14-foot high dive

6-foot swing out

• Multiple daily sessions • 40 person capacity

Curvy water slide

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Call Captain John's for times and scheduling

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398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-866-5706 Full-service marina with adjoining RV Park. Pontoon, fishing boat and WaveRunner rentals. Slips and moorings, fuel dock, tackle and snack store available. Waterskiing and wakeboarding services. Home of the Pirate Ship Lake Tours. (see ad page 31)

PARASAILING © GREG ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

500 Paine Ct. 909-866-3218 A full-service marina. Rent pontoon boats, fishing boats, WaveRunners, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and more. Full service Pro Shop with gas, snacks and apparel. Launch ramp and slip rentals. Wakeboarding, water-skiing and tubing services. (see ad page 27)

WAKEBOARDING © DAN McKERNAN

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HOLLOWAY’S MARINA & RV PARK 30 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 398 Edgemoor Rd., Big Bear Lake 909-866-5706 31

NORTH SHORE LANDING 30 38573 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), 909-878-4386 33 Fawnskin

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PINE KNOT MARINA 28 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 439 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake 909-866-7766

PLEASURE POINT MARINA, LLC 26 603 Landlock Landing Rd., Big Bear Lake

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EAST BOAT RAMP (Public Launch)

• • • • 41911 North Shore Dr., Fawnskin 909-866-5200

WEST BOAT RAMP (Public Launch)

• • • • 38925 North Shore Dr., Fawnskin 909-866-2917

NORTH SHORE LANDING 38573 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-878-4386 Complete watersports center with beach. Home to the oldest waterskiing and wakeboarding school on the lake with experienced instructors and state-of-theart equipment. Speed boat, WaveRunner, kayak, pontoon and fishing boat rentals. (see ad pages 30 & 33)

PINE KNOT MARINA

BOAT RENTALS Pontoons • Fishing Kayaks • SUPs

WATERSPORTS

Wave Runners • Skiing Tubing • Wake Skating Wakeboarding

FISHING

Pro Shop Charter Guide Official Weigh Station

BIG BEAR QUEEN

Tour the lake in a vintage paddlewheel boat and learn about the history

All the Fun Starts Here!

439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-7766 Don’t settle for less! Premier full-service marina offers pontoon, fishing boat, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard rentals. Sailing lessons, parasailing, WaveRunners, watersports, slip rentals, and boat and dock sales. Marine service center and parts store. Home of Miss Liberty. (see ad page 28)

MARINA © PINE KNOT MARINA

PLEASURE POINT MARINA 603 Landlock Landing Rd. 909-866-2455 Full service marina with family activities including picnic and wading areas. Rent pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards. Wake sports, fishing charter, slip rentals, bait, tackle and snack shop. Full service repair and maintenance shop. (see ad page 26)

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Waterfront Activities Map 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 a fishing license, which can be purchased at sporting goods stores and marinas. You can rent a variety of boats, from pontoon, fishing, sail and speed boats to canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and paddle boats, or take a lake tour and enjoy a day in the sun at any one of the many marinas that surround Big Bear Lake’s 22 miles of shoreline. Permits are required for private boats and can be purchased at any marina.

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There are multiple fishing charter services on the lake that offer expert knowledge, advice and techniques on how to catch trout and bass, and of course inside tips on where the fish are biting. Water-skiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, parasailing and jet skiing can all be enjoyed on Big Bear Lake. Arrangements can be made at many of the marinas. Public boat launch ramp. The U.S. Forest Service offers tent camping in its National Forest campgrounds. RV camping is also available in the valley. Call 800-424-4232 for more information on RV parks. A number of picnic areas surround the lake. Bring your favorite sandwich and enjoy the day! S.S. Relief: Floating restrooms.

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Top Boat Fishing Spots Top Shore Fishing Spots SPRING TO EARLY SUMMER April-May-June • From Pine Knot Landing to Observatory and Gilner Point

EARLY SPRING April-May • Stanfield Cutoff & Juniper Point

SUMMER June-July-August • From Windy Point west to dam • Early morning – South Shore • Late afternoon – North Shore

SUMMER July-August • Gray’s Landing towards dam

LATE SUMMER TO FALL September-October • East of Windy Point towards Observatory

EARLY SUMMER June • Windy Point & North Shore Landing

LATE SUMMER TO FALL September-October • Between North Shore Landing and Observatory – Courtesy Cantrell Guide Service see fishing guides, page 25

WELCOME TO BIG BEAR LAKE! In The Village ROBINHOODRESORTS.com NOTTINGHAMSTAVERN.com (909) 866-4643 Resort (909) 866-4644 Restaurant

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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,C1-6 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

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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 CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Directory Emergency Numbers EMERGENCIES

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ANIMAL SHELTER 909-866-4943 BEAR VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 909-866-6501 BIG BEAR URGENT CARE

909-878-3696

CALTRANS

800-427-7623

KBHR 93.3 FM

909-584-5247

KVBB 94.5 FM

909-771-0889

LAKE DISTRICT

909-866-5796

SHERIFF

909-866-0100

Community Services BIG BEAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

909-866-4607

BIG BEAR TODAY

909-585-5533

BIG BEAR FAMILY CARD

909-866-7890

BIG BEAR GUIDE

951-283-9442

BIG BEAR VISITORS CENTER

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FIRST MOUNTAIN BANK

909-866-5861

EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS, JAMIE WOLCOTT 909-866-8422 STOCKS AUTO REPAIR 909-866-7890

Transportation BIG BEAR CAB CO.

909-866-TAXI (8294) Need a taxi? Servicing Big Bear all year round.

BIG BEAR CITY AIRPORT

909-585-3219

Services for private pilots. Open 24/7. Hangar rentals, tie-downs, auto storage and overnight parking are available.

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909-878-5200

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Snow Summit Bike Park Map

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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.

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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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6 miles round-trip, moderate Hikers begin at the base of Aspen Glen Picnic Area, just south of Mill Creek Road. The trail meanders through stands of white fir and Jeffery pine. The trail leads to Grand View Point, altitude 7,784’. Avid hikers make the round trip hike in three hours or less. Mountain bikers take the Scenic Sky Chair to 2N10 west to 1E01 for a thrilling single track experience.

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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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GROUT BAY BIKE TRAIL

13 miles, intermediate This trail starts with a short paved climb from the Fawnskin fire station up to 3N14. Continue 2.5 miles to Hanna Flat campground. From there, Grout Bay Trail starts at the back of the campsite and starts climbing. The trail climbs and descends, ending your ride back in Fawnskin.

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14.9 miles, advanced to expert You’ll need stamina and basic navigation skills for this loop. 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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15 miles one way, intermediate, some technical sections Multi-use single track is 15 miles one way; it offers built-in berms, fun up-downs, and spectacular views. The middle 8 miles of the trail are relatively flat, but each end has moderate climbs. Access the trail on the east end where the pavement ends on Club View Drive, and on the west end just past the junction of 2N10 and 2N17.

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BEAR MOUNTAIN

American

43103 Goldmine Dr. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) Bear Mountain has all your favorites: flame-grilled burgers, hot dogs, and pizza along with traditional pub fare, Southernstyle BBQ, craft beers, handcrafted cocktails, freshly brewed coffee, and an array of graband-go snacks to enjoy on our 13,000 sq. ft. sun deck before or after an epic day on the slopes. Dining venues open during resort operating hours, subject to change. (see ad page 58)

NOTTINGHAMS RESTAURANT

CLUBHOUSE GRILL

at one of Big Bear’s restaurants that are sure to serve scrumptious delights to please all appetites, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bon appétit!

40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4644 California cuisine featuring steak, seafood, pasta, hamburgers and salads. Full bar with live music. Outdoor patio, casual dining upstairs and fine dining downstairs. Ideal for large groups and families. Located in the Village, near the lake! (see ad pages 28 & 29)

OAKSIDE RESTAURANT & BAR 40701 Village Dr. 909-866-5555 The downstairs level offers family-friendly dining in a casual, upscale atmosphere; or head upstairs to enjoy our lounge, which features 20 beers on tap, craft cocktails and 15 HD flat-screen TVs for all major sporting events. A large outdoor fire pit and heated patio create a comfy dining ambiance outside. Live entertainment on weekends and a private loft is available for banquets and cocktail parties.

Bear Mountain Golf Course 43102 Goldmine Dr. 909-585-8002 Swing by for lunch before or after a day on the links, featuring signature sandwiches, BBQ favorites, and grab-and-go snacks. Located at Bear Mountain Golf Course. Open during course operating hours.

SNOW SUMMIT 880 Summit Blvd. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) Classic meets contemporary with resort staples like juicy burgers and pizza by the slice to go with artisan rice bowls, street tacos, self-serve salads, craft beers, handcrafted cocktails, freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee, and mountaintop BBQ with panoramic views from 8,200 ft. Dining venues open during resort operating hours, subject to change. (see ad page 58)

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SISTER MY SISTER MY BAKERY

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40191 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0878 Big Bear’s finest bakery, serving freshly baked breads, croissants, gourmet cupcakes, pies, and more. Stop in to see the specialty items these two sisters create for holidays. Rave reviews for their wedding, birthday and special event cakes.

40989 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-7887 Dynasty serves up mouth-watering Szechwan Chinese cuisine with a wide assortment of Chinese favorites to choose from. Dynasty features a live lobster tank, house specialties, and an extensive wine list. Food to-go and delivery.

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Deli AMANGELA’S SANDWICH AND BAGEL HOUSE 40729 Village Dr., #1 909-878-0015 Fresh and healthy foods with vegetarian choices. Gluten-free options. Serving breakfast and lunch; bagels, salads, and soups. Boarshead meat and cheeses, homemade focaccia, smoothies and cappuccino. Pet-friendly patio. Free WiFi. Located in the Village.

Fine Dining THE BLACK KAT 560 Pine Knot Ave. 909-878-0401 Upscale dining and wine room in The Village. A gourmet menu featuring steaks, wild game and seafood, along with a fine selection of delicious appetizers, salads and sides. The Black Kat offers more than 200 wine selections from around the world. (see ad page 12)

Italian / Pizza NOBLE ROMAN’S PIZZA 40679 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-7499 Located inside of Big Bear Funplex. It is the place in town for parties of any kind. Pizza, wings, breadsticks, desserts, etc. Enjoy great food while playing lazer tag in the Funplex. (See Big Bear Funplex ad page 28)

SWEET BASIL BISTRO 40629 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-9212 One of Big Bear Lake’s most intimate restaurants, and a favorite among the locals. Featuring fresh, country Italian cuisine made with pride and integrity in a quaint, cozy atmosphere.

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Dining Nepalese / Indian HIMALAYAN RESTAURANT 672 Pine Knot Ave., #2 909-866-2907 Offering the unique cuisine of Indian and Nepalese food. Our healthy and delicious meals are prepared with the freshest ingredients, herbs, and spices. Serving lunch and dinner in a pleasant, relaxing setting in the Village. (see ad page 37)

MASALA CRAFT 40760 Village Dr., #A 909-273-0636 Serving authentic Indian cuisine including masala dishes, curry items, tandoori grilled specialties, a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes and fresh baked naan bread cooked in a traditional clay oven. (see ad page 16)

Steak & Seafood BIG BEAR LAKE BREWING COMPANY 40827 Stone Rd. 909-878-0283 Located in the Village, we offer an eclectic dining menu to make your mouth water. Great selection of handcrafted brews,

a variety on tap. Award winning microbrew ale recipes. Lake view dining area with full bar. Breakfast on weekends. (see ad page 12)

CAPTAIN’S ANCHORAGE 42148 Moonridge Way 909-866-3997 Experience old-time Big Bear and enjoy historic dining with our ghost, George. Specializing in prime rib, steaks and fresh seafood. Offering an extensive salad bar, a full bar, wine list and a happy hour.

EVERGREEN 40771 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-5588 Exceptionally prepared cuisine in this steak and seafood restaurant with an expansive hilltop deck and views overlooking Big Bear Lake. Experience our passion for interesting wines. The perfect Big Bear wedding location for your special day.

A GOURMET PERSONAL CHEF 909-547-6134 Relax and enjoy a gourmet meal without leaving home. All arrangements from menu planning to food preparation through cleanup are handled. We take care of every aspect of your special event at your location. Please see our Yelp! reviews.

PEPPERCORN GRILLE 553 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-5405 Enjoy dining in our intimate dining room or on our heated patio, street-side in the Village. Offering a variety of dishes including Certified Angus beef, seafood, pasta, pizzas and more! Wine, beer and a full bar.

THE PINES LAKEFRONT 350 Alden Rd. 909-866-5400 Big Bear’s only restaurant right on the lake with outdoor patio and featuring boat slips for diners. Memorable lunch, dinner and weekend breakfasts with attractive prices. Family gatherings, weddings, business meetings or any event welcomed. (see ad pages 18 & 43)

Thai ROYAL THAI CAFÉ 40766 Village Dr. 909-866-2808 Serving fine Thai food prepared with the freshest herbs. Enjoy our beer and wine bar or dine street-side on our outdoor patio. Located in the Village. (see ad page 37)

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21 and Over BIG BEAR LAKE BREWING CO. 40827 Stone Rd. 909-878-0283 We brew our own beer on-site. Full bar, plus TVs for viewing your favorite sporting events. (see ad page 12)

OAKSIDE RESTAURANT & BAR 40701 Village Dr. 909-866-5555 Featuring 20 beers on tap, craft cocktails and 15 HD flat-screen TVs for all major sporting events. Live entertainment on weekends.

THE PINES LAKEFRONT THE BLACK KAT 439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-8129 The Black Kat offers more than 200 wine selections from around the world. (see ad page 12)

350 Alden Rd. 909-866-5400 Full bar, fine wines and live jazz every Thursday night. (see ad pages 18 & 43)

SUNSET DINNER CRUISES (seasonal)

42148 Moonridge Wy. 909-866-3997 Full bar and wine list with a happy hour in the Andy Devine Room.

560 Pine Knot Ave. 909-878-0401 Fine dining and live jazz aboard Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat on select Fridays during summer months. (see ad page 18)

THE CAVE

WYATT’S CAFÉ & SALOON

40789 Village Dr. 909-878-0500 Featuring live music, club nights and comedy nights throughout the year in an intimate venue with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. (see ad page 12)

42900 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-3000 A simple place where the good folks gather. Live music, family-friendly, full bar, and country dancing on Big Bear’s largest dance floor. (see add page 48)

CAPTAIN’S ANCHORAGE

Nightlife for All Ages BIG BEAR FUNPLEX 40679 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3866 Fun for the entire family, including lazer tag and miniature golf. (see ad page 28)

THE BOWLING BARN 40625 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-2695 Fun for all ages. Glow bowling, arcade, full sports bar and karaoke. (see ad page 28)

MOUNTAIN ROOM ESCAPES 1121 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City 877-584-6427 Offering live escape room games, perfect for team building, bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthday parties, date nights and family fun.

Taxi Anyone? BIG BEAR CAB CO. 909-866-TAXI (8294) Get home safely. We don’t go home till you go home! Open 365 days a year, weather and road conditions permitting.

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Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Famous Residents

The Zoo’s most exotic residents are beautiful snow leopard sisters.

Hucklebeary The Zoo’s famous 3-legged bear is a ham in front of the camera.

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The Arctic fox was rescued from a roof in Beverly Hills.

The matriarch of the Zoo’s grizzly bear family.

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Interesting Tidbits — Did You Know? Bald Eagles Every winter bald eagles migrate to Big Bear Lake because the lake rarely freezes over, giving the eagles ample opportunities to hunt for fish and water fowl.

Big Bear Solar Observatory is home to the world’s largest aperture and highest resolution solar telescope.

Highway 38 The California Department of Transportation designated Highway 38 as a state scenic byway in 1968.

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Onyx Summit on Highway 38 is the highest highway pass in Southern California, at an elevation of 8,443 ft.

Rare Wildflowers More than two dozen endemic wildflowers not seen anywhere else in the world exist in Big Bear Valley.

Voice of Bugs Bunny Mel Blanc, the voice behind Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck wrote and recorded a song about Big Bear Lake in 1949 in his famous Looney Tunes character voices.

Winter X Games The first-ever Winter X

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Big Bear Lake offers a beautiful backdrop for your dream wedding in the mountains. Choosing this alpine paradise for a wedding celebration reflects you and your spouse’s desire to share a quality

Wedding Venues & Receptions ALPENHORN BED & BREAKFAST 601 Knight Ave. 909-909-866-5700 The perfect venue for an intimate wedding filled with beauty and romance. Our creek side grounds with its majestic pines and aspens offer a variety of beautiful ceremony locations. Invite up to 50 friends and family to share this special time with you.

APPLES BED & BREAKFAST INN 42430 Moonridge Rd. 909-866-0903 A romantic 21-room country Victorian-style Bed & Breakfast Inn that offers a wedding venue for up to 100 guests in its private, secluded gardens that comes complete with a running brook and towering pine trees. A full-service wedding coordinator and caterer will guide you through your perfect day! Apples B&B features a Bridal Suite and many picturesque locations on the grounds for wedding photos. (See ad page 9).

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40210 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0220 Large event tent with heating and air conditioning can accommodate up to 400 people. Bride and groom suite packages available.

880 Summit Blvd. 43101 Goldmine Dr. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) Whether you’re looking for a traditional setting or something more adventurous, our skilled staff will help you choose the location, layout, and formal fare that’s right or you. Take in panoramic views of Big Bear Lake from the top of Snow Summit (el. 8,200 feet), or enjoy an idyllic setting at the base of Bear Mountain. Begin your journey together here.

BEST WESTERN BIG BEAR CHATEAU 42200 Moonridge Rd. 909-866-6666 The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western Big Bear Chateau is ready to ensure a funfilled memorable event.

BIG BEAR LAKE CONVENTION CENTER 42900 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-3000 Plan your next special event in a beautiful mountain cathedral. The Convention Center at Big Bear Lake is Southern California’s largest mountain event facility, accommodating groups and events of 200 up to 2,000. (see ad page 48) 800.424.4232

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CAPTAIN JOHN’S FAWN HARBOR AND MARINA 39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 Captain John’s Fawn Harbor and Marina is the most beautiful and scenic venue in Southern California! Enjoy a custom sunset cruise and plenty of space for live music and catering in the secluded natural ambience of Grout Bay in Fawnskin. Let the mountains and beautiful Big Bear Lake be your background setting for your big day! (see ad page 21)

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Special Occasions CASTLEWOOD COTTAGES 547 Main St. 909-866-2720 Castlewood Cottages is a truly unique location for the bride and groom to tie the knot. There are 10 different themed cottages onsite that are designed for the perfect romantic getaway.

EVERGREEN 40771 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-5588 Spectacular lake views create the ideal setting for weddings and special occasions. We offer complete wedding services that include pastor, wedding consulting, wedding cakes and flower arrangements. Evergreen International Restaurant is also the best choice for wedding rehearsal dinners.

GREY SQUIRREL RESORT 39372 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4335 We are experts at event planning and have a passion for making your day perfect, down to the very last detail. Whether it’s your wedding day, a family reunion, or a corporate retreat, we will ensure that everything goes perfectly and your event leaves a lasting impression on everyone involved.

MISS LIBERTY PADDLEWHEEL TOUR BOAT 439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-8129 Miss Liberty offers a unique venue that can enhance your special occasion with the breathtaking backdrop of Big Bear Lake. Speak to an event coordinator about the many features available to make your event special. (see ad page 28)

VACATION IN THE VILLAGE 909-866-3121 Large, private facility that is close to the Big Bear Lake Village. Whether it’s your wedding day, a family reunion, or a corporate retreat we will ensure that everything goes perfectly and your event leaves a lasting impression on everyone involved.

Wedding Cakes NOTTINGHAMS RESTAURANT 40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4644 Whether you’re planning a destination wedding or you’re a local resident, Nottinghams is a fantastic venue for your wedding celebration! From 12 to 120 guests, we can customize everything for you! Catering is also available. (see ad pages 28 & 29)

THE PINES LAKEFRONT 350 Alden Rd. 909-866-5400 A beautiful wedding location on the lake with a heated garden patio and lakeside gazebo. Fine food and drink plus wedding coordinator and clergy on staff. (see ad pages 18 & 43)

SISTER MY SISTER BAKE SHOP 40191 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0878 Your wedding cake should be as unique as the two of you. Let Sister My Sister create the perfect wedding cake for your special day. Unbelievably delicious, beautiful and elegant! “They did my wedding cake almost a year ago and my guests still talk about it!” – Emily A.

Catering / Rehearsal Dinners Please see Dining Guide, page 38

Day Spas & Massage Please see listings, page 50

THE INN AT FAWNSKIN B&B 880 Canyon Rd., Fawnskin 909-866-3200 The Inn at Fawnskin on the quiet north shore of Big Bear Lake is known for its beautiful ambiance, warm hospitality and fabulous food. It is the perfect setting for your wedding or other special occasion. (see ad page 24)

KNICKERBOCKER MANSION BED & BREAKFAST 869 Knickerbocker Rd. 909-878-9190 The Knickerbocker Mansion is a secluded mountain location that provides the perfect location for memorable and romantic weddings. The 2.5-acre property offers deluxe amenities to help you create your own special and unique event of a lifetime. Catering is available, and our catering staff is there to ensure every detail is carried out on your special day.

THE LODGE AT BIG BEAR LAKE, A HOLIDAY INN RESORT 40650 Village Dr. 909-866-3121 Make your dream wedding come true. No matter how you picture it — a traditional wedding in our grand ballroom, or a magical rustic mountain ceremony under the stars in our outdoor pavilion — we’re here to make it happen with a full-service staff and a wedding package to suit you. (see ad page 17) 2017-18 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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Special Occasions Honeymoons

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Please see lodging listings, pages 52-56

575 Prairie Lane 909-866-2360 Historic lodge on the shore of Big Bear Lake. Whether it’s a church retreat, a school getaway, sports training camp, or something else, we want to come alongside your group and make your event a success.

Personal Chef A GOURMET PERSONAL CHEF 909-547-6134 Relax and enjoy a gourmet meal without leaving home. All arrangements from menu planning to food preparation through cleanup are handled. We take care of every aspect of your special event at your location. Please see our Yelp! reviews.

CAMP TANDA 4005 Lakeview Dr. 909-866-4254 Wide assortments of amenities are on site for group and team-building activities. It’s where people can come together for recreation, fellowship, and worship in a peaceful setting.

Crafting, Scrapbooking & Quilting APPLES BED & BREAKFAST INN

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ACTION TREE ROPE CLIMBING 41693 Big Bear Blvd., Suite A 909-866-0390 We offer group deals (up to 36 in a group). Three-hour tour at the highest point of the National Forest. Certified tree climbing tour guides teach dual rope climbing techniques. Start low and work your way up the tree to your comfort level. All equipment supplied. (see ad page 41).

ACTION ZIPLINE TOURS 41693 Big Bear Blvd., Suite A 909-866-0390 We offer group deals (up to 36 in a group). Year-round great fun and adrenaline-rush adventure for your entire group! Our three hour tour includes an off-road safari jeep ride, nine zipline runs through the treetops, and a suspension bridge! (see ad page 41)

AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE 805-603-5620 Solve challenges on this scavenger hunt walking tour of Big Bear’s Village. Perfect for corporate team building or conference events or any other gathering of fun loving people. To sign up call group sales.

BIG BEAR HOSTEL 527 Knickerbocker Rd. 909-866-8900 Big Bear Hostel hosts families, student groups, religious groups and other gatherings of 20-50 people in 2 side-byside cabins with amazing lake views and outdoor party tent meeting space. Just one block from the downtown village shops and nightlife, and is across the street from the lake and marina.

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PINE SUMMIT CAMP & CONFERENCE CENTER 700 Wren Dr. 909-878-0140 Pine Summit Christian Camp, a ministry of the Salvation Army, provides a life changing experience where people connect with God and each other through excellent hospitality and outdoor fun!

RIDDLE ROUTES Big Bear Village 760-209-4856 If you love geocaching, trivia, and scavenger hunts, you’ll love Riddle Routes! Exercise mind and body with this web-based interactive game. Use your smartphone to solve riddles and explore the secrets of the town as you make your way along the route.

SACRED HEART RETREAT CAMP 896 Cienega Rd. 909-866-5696 Sacred Heart Retreat Camp is a uniquely Catholic retreat facility for youth/adults during the school year, with Family Camps and Girls Camps in the summer.

TARZAN BOAT 39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 A floating water park at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor and Marina is the ideal diversion for your next group outing. Cool off during the summer months on this adrenaline-packed attraction for groups up to 30. Call ahead to schedule. (see ad page 26)

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Corporate, Meetings, Retreats & Team Training

1121 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City 877-584-6427 Family-friendly-room-escape adventures. You and a team of up to eight will enter one of our mountain themed rooms filled with locks, puzzles and challenges. Solve the puzzles in an hour and figure out how to escape!

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42430 Moonridge Rd. 909-866-0903 A 21-room Victorian B&B with four spacious conference rooms, ideally suited for scrapbook and quilting groups seeking the perfect crafters’ retreat. Each of our four conference rooms are open 24 hours and equipped with leather chairs, WiFi, TVs, table lighting and refrigerators stocked with water, coffee, teas, sodas and snacks. Please call ahead to reserve space for your group! (See ad page 9).


Shopping BEAR VALLEY BIKES 40298 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8000 Located west of the Village, at the top of Red Ant Hill, we are Big Bear’s only full service, year-round bike shop. Offering sales, service, repairs, guided tours, trail maps and much more.

BROWN BEAR GIFT SHOP 675 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-4345 A Big Bear tradition since 1924. Located in the heart of the Village, this spacious shop offers a wide variety of unique gift items, books, souvenirs, t-shirts, Big Bear keepsakes and much more.

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Even shopping is an adventure!

40847 Big Bear Blvd. 909-633-9970 Big Bear’s distinctive rock shop offers specimens and decorative items for the casual to the most discerning rock and minerals collector.

Big Bear’s charming mountain town offers lots of quaint boutiques, gift shops, specialty stores,

40016 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-5677 Unique jewelry, dinosaur artifacts, a variety of rocks, crystals, minerals, and gold panning kits. There’s something for every age and every budget!”

GOLDSMITHS SPORTS 42071 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2728 Snow sport specialists. Gear testers for SKI Magazine. Master Boot Fitters and a member of America’s Best Boot Fitters. We have Wintersteiger technology and Master training in tuning for your equipment. Now offering summer activewear and bike sales. Walk to Snow Summit. (see ad pages 17 & 20)

YARN DESIGNER’S BOUTIQUE 439 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City 909-584-9715 Visit our yarn shop for inspiration and pick your own project. Thousands of yarn styles and colors. Name brand and handmade yarns, pattern books, knitting and crochet notions and classes. Located across from Big Bear City Airport.

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The Wailers – Live at The Cave JUNE 2, 2017

Pancho Sanchez – Live at The Cave JUNE 3, 2017

JUNE 24

Kenny Metcalf as Elton, Tribute to Elton John with special guest, The Winehouse Experience featuring Mia Karter

Big Bear Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show JUNE 2-4, 2017 Vendors from across the country present and sell a wide variety of products.

Outdoor Adventure Festival

JULY 8

Jim Curry, Tribute to Music of John Denver with special guest, Taylor Made, Tribute to James Taylor

JULY 22

China Grove, Tribute to Doobie Brothers (formerly Doobies Inc.) with special guest, Turn the Page, Ultimate Tribute to Bob Seger and Silver Bullet Band

AUGUST 5

JUNE 3-4, 2017 Big Bear Valley Eco-Tourism presents a variety of Free tours, including nature and discovery hikes, water sports, birding hikes and off-road rides.

Fishing for $50K JUNE 3-4, 2017 This annual fishing derby has 80 tagged trout—all worth cash prizes, including five grand prize tagged trout worth $10,000 each.

DSB, Next Best Thing to Journey with special guest, Live from Earth, Tribute to Pat Benatar

Rumours (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) – Live at The Cave

AUGUST 19

XEB (Original members of Third Eye Blind) – Live at The Cave

James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash with special guest, Shari Rowe

SEPTEMBER 2

The Long Run, Experience the Eagles, co-headlining with Led Zepagain

Ticket Info: MountainsFoundation.org Individual Tickets: $48 adult premium seating $37 adult general admission $38 teen premium seating

$27 teen general admission 12 and under admitted FREE Locals’ discount and season passes available

Parking and ticket gates open @ 5pm; Concerts begin at 6pm

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JUNE 24, 2017 High-altitude triathlon tests athletes while providing amazing scenery. Sanctioned and refereed by USA Triathlon.

Music in the Mountains (Elton John and Amy Winehouse Tributes) JUNE 24, 2017 See two iconic Brits on the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater stage, Kenny Metcalf’s Tribute to Elton John with special guest, The Amy Winehouse Experience featuring Mia Karter.

Riki Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix Tribute – Live at The Cave JUNE 30, 2017

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C.A.T.S. presents You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown JULY 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9, 2017 Broadway Musical based on Charles Schultz’s comic strip Peanuts. The musical will run for seven performances with Friday and Saturday evening performances and Sunday matinees.

Dick Dale – Live at The Cave

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JULY 1, 2017

Village Summer Wine Walk

Big Bear Summer Artwalk Festival

JUNE 10, 2017 Stroll from merchant to merchant, tasting selected wines. Hors d’oeuvres are served at most locations, and the evening is all about mingling with old friends and meeting new ones.

JULY 1-2, 2017 The Artwalk Festival showcase exhibits by regional and local artists selling their works in oils, acrylics, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, metal and jewelry.

Paddle Big Bear

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JUNE 10, 2017 Kayak and SUP races, clinics, demos and vendor expo.

Above the Boom

Golden State Harley Rally JUNE 15-18, 2017 Open to all motorcycle riders. Each day is filled with fun events including offmountain rides, passport, poker run, vendor mall, seminars, bike show and games.

Mick Adams and the Stones (Rolling Stones Tribute) – Live at The Cave JUNE 17, 2017

Music in the Mountains is a fundraiser for SCMF. All proceeds support the Mountains Foundation and its six powerful conservation, recreation, and education programs.

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Ted Nugent – Live at the Cave

JULY 4, 2017 Take 4th of July to new heights at Snow Summit’s annual fireworks viewing party, featuring on-site catering, live music, and panoramic views of the Big Bear Fireworks Spectacular from 8,200 feet. Limited tickets available.

July 4th Farmers Market & Old Fashioned Country Fair JULY 4, 2017 A day of fun for the entire family! Festivities include old-fashioned contests and games for all ages, vendors and live music.

Fireworks Spectacular JULY 4, 2017 See one of California’s top-ranked pyrotechnic displays reflected on Big Bear Lake. Fireworks are fully supported by financial donations from the community.


Events & Entertainment Big Bear Lake Rotary Club 4th of July BBQ JULY 4, 2017 Enjoy entertainment and midway games for the kids before the Fireworks Spectacular. Reserved seating and meals in a secured viewing area available for purchase.

Music in the Mountains (John Denver & James Taylor Tributes) JULY 8, 2017 Jim Curry returns with a tribute to the music of John Denver, with special debuting guest, Taylor Made, the James Taylor tribute band on the Discovery Center Amphitheater stage.

Old Miners Chili Cook-off & Outhouse Races

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JULY 15, 2017 Sanctioned by the International Chili Society. Enjoy great chili, craft beers, artisan wines, live bluegrass music, food, vendors and the annual Outhouse Race!

Zeppelin USA (Led Zeppelin Tribute) – Live at The Cave JULY 15, 2017

Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series JULY 15, 2017 This fishing tournament supports stocking of Big Bear Lake with healthy largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Spirits of the West Brewsfest – National Day of the Cowboy JULY 22, 2017 50+ spirits and beers sampling, action shooters, kids’ activities, arts & craft vendors and live music.

Crafts & Cranks JULY 22-23, 2017 Part mountain bike competition, part craft beer festival —featuring multiple local and regional craft breweries, live music, kids activities, and some of the biggest names in the MTB industry competing for the largest prize purse on the West Coast.

Music in the Mountains (Doobie Brothers & Bob Seger Tributes)

The natural scenery that

JULY 22, 2017 Two iconic 70s classic rock tribute bands debut at on the Discovery Center Amphitheater stage. China Grove’s tribute to Doobie Brothers with special guest, Turn the Page tribute to Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band.

lakeside to the mountaintops —

Colin Hay from Men at Work – Live at The Cave

Valley. From cowboy posses to

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Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers (ZZ Top Tribute) – Live at The Cave AUGUST 4, 2017

Tour de Big Bear AUGUST 6, 2017 Spectacular scenery and rider support awaits 25, 50, 70 or 100 mile cycling stages. Enjoy over-the-top amenities while riding portions of the 2010, 2012 and 2017 AMGEN Tour of California routes! Southern California’s favorite cycling event!

Music in the Mountains (Journey & Pat Benatar Tributes) AUGUST 5, 2017 A night of classic 80s rock! DSB, next best thing to Journey, returns to the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater, with special debuting guest, Live From Earth, Tribute to Pat Benatar.

Big Bear Renaissance Faire AUGUST 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 2017 An authentic re-creation of an English Summer Faire. Meet the queen and her court; see jesters and jousters; enjoy a Renaissancestyle feast; shop for trinkets.

surrounds Big Bear Lake — from

creates stunning backdrops for events. Each weekend, count on something happening in Big Bear

dance troupes in lederhosen, to live concerts to stories around the campfire, one thing is for certain — the folks of Big Bear know how to entertain!

Big Bear Fun Run AUGUST 11-13, 2017 More than 500 vintage autos, muscle cars, roadsters, hot rods, and customs on display for a Show and Shine event followed by a late afternoon cruise around the lake.

John Acosta’s Bee Gees Gold Tribute – Live at The Cave AUGUST 12, 2017

Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series AUGUST 12, 2017 This fishing tournament supports stocking of Big Bear Lake with healthy largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Warrant – Live at The Cave AUGUST 18, 2017

Antique Wooden Boat Show AUGUST 18-20, 2017 The show features classic wooden boats, Chris-Craft models and other antique vessels.

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Super Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute) – Live at The Cave AUGUST 26, 2017

C.A.T.S. presents Steel Magnolias

Music in the Mountains (Johnny Cash Tribute) AUGUST 19, 2017 James Garner’s tribute to Johnny Cash ‘walks the line’ and celebrates the life and music of the ‘Man in Black’ with strong conviction and stunning accuracy.

Kodiak 100 Ultra Trail Run AUGUST 25-26, 2017 Trail running in the San Bernardino Mountains is at its finest for the Kodiak 100 and the Kodiak 50.

Big Bear Air Fair AUGUST 26, 2017 Every two years, Big Bear City Airport holds its Air Fair to encourage interest in aviation, and to provide an opportunity for visitors to see and enjoy our airport. Activities include helicopter and bi-plane rides, kids attractions and vendors.

AUGUST 25-27 & SEPTEMBER 1-3, 2017 Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, about the bond amongst a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana.

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Music in the Mountains (Led Zeppelin and Eagles Tribute) SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 Led Zepagain, tribute to Led Zeppelin co-headlines with The Long Run, Experience the Eagles, on the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater stage. One night, one stage — performing some of the best classic rock music ever written!

Busy Bear Quilt Guild Labor Day Quilt Show SEPTEMBER 2-3, 2017 Custom-crafted quilts of all types, shapes and sizes.

Art on the Corner SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2017 Art show in the heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and Pine Knot Avenue. Fine art and craftsmanship will be featured in a variety of mediums. Enjoy a glass of wine, music and browse the wonderful artwork.

Big Bear Kids’ Adventure Games SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2017 A kid-sized adventure race where teams of two navigate a ‘natural terrain’ inspired obstacle course. Kids ages 6 to 14 can expect mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant slip-n-slide, river tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more.

Stones and Stewart (Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart Tributes) – Live at the Cave SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

Oktoberfest WEEKENDS, SEPTEMBER 9 – OCTOBER 28, 2017 Eins, zwei, drei, g’suffa! Celebrate friends, family and good times! Take a break from your responsibilities and surrender to the spirit of the annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest.

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Events & Entertainment Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2017 This fishing tournament supports stocking of Big Bear Lake with healthy largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Big Bear Lake TroutfesT SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2017 There will be tens of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes at stake, trophies and prizes for adults big fish winners (men and women’s division) and kids (both boys and girls).

Village Fall Wine Walk SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 Stroll from merchant to merchant, tasting selected wines. Hors d’oeuvres are served at most locations, and the evening is all about mingling with old friends and meeting new ones.

Hot Dawgs & Hand Rails SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 Now in its 14th year, “the largest winter kickoff party known to man” features live music performances and 50 of the world’s best snowboarders vying for $15,000 in prize money in a one-of-a-kind rail jam competition.

OCTOBER 28-29, 2017 The world’s best obstacle course comes to Big Bear. At a Spartan race, obstacles are aplenty, designed to test mental fortitude and physical strength. Athletes of all levels and ages welcome.

Halloween in the Village OCTOBER 31, 2017 The Village of Big Bear Lake offers the safest place for trick-or-treating, with more than 50 places to stop for candy. Walk the village to see the horrors and entertainment it has to offer. Dress in costume to fulfill your sweet tooth.

NOV

Big Bear Lake Comedy Festival in the Village NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017 Get ready for some real belly laughs! This two-day comedy bender features comedians seen on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more.

Blue Oyster Cult – Live at The Cave

C.A.T.S. presents Holiday Christmas Show

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TBA

Big Bear MTB Gran Fondo / Grizzly 100

Big Bear Lake Turkey Trot

SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 The MTB Gran Fondo is a premier endurance mountain bike event with rides for all levels. The Grizzly 100 is the ultra endurance race series event for professional mountain bike racers.

OCT Oktoberfest

WEEKENDS, SEPTEMBER 9 – OCTOBER 28, 2017 Eins, zwei, drei, g’suffa! Celebrate friends, family and good times! Take a break from your responsibilities and surrender to the spirit of the annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest. OKTOBERFEST © DAN McKERNAN

Spartan Race

Deadman’s Party (Oingo Boingo Tribute) – LIve at the Cave OCTOBER 7, 2017

Fawnskin Fall Festival OCTOBER 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2017 Autumn-themed festivities include pumpkin patch, hayrides, craft vendors, face painter, petting zoo, and games.

NOVEMBER 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Day Fun Run. Earn your turkey dinner with 3 race distance options.

Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting Ceremony NOVEMBER 24, 2017 Come and enjoy the festivities at Santa’s grand entrance in the Village.

Mountain Christmas Boutique NOVEMBER 24-26, 2017 Unique high-country shopping experience with holiday flair. Vendors sell handmade goods and one-of-a-kind gifts.

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Christmas in the Village NOVEMBER 25 – DECEMBER 24, 2017 An old-fashioned Christmas gathering with strolling musicians, Victorian-style carolers, children’s choirs and Santa Claus.

Torchlight Parade & New Year’s VIP Party DECEMBER 31, 2017 Don’t settle for another boring house party or crowded bar on New Years. Head to Snow Summit and rock in the new year at the annual Torchlight Parade & New Year’s VIP Party featuring carnival performers, kids activities, and live music before the “snow” ball drops.

Wyatt’s Family New Year’s Celebration DECEMBER 31, 2017 Family-friendly celebration features live entertainment, ranch-style food and lots of kid’s activities including bounce house, crafts, and games. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight and FREE shuttle rides home!

JAN

The Cave Winter Concert Series JANUARY & FEBRUARY The Cave is host to live entertainment every weekend, all year round. A full winter schedule includes a variety of acts from original artists and tribute bands to suit all tastes of music, from rock to country to pop.

Bald Eagle Celebration TBA — JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH Special programs at the Discovery Center, with informative talks and demonstrations devoted to our national bird, the bald eagle.

National Winter Trails Day TBA A national event held at Big Bear Discovery Center that offers snowshoeing and other winter activities for FREE. Snowshoe demos, hot cocoa, and snowman building contest.

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MARCH 4, 2018 Brave men, women and children take “the plunge” in freezing-cold Big Bear Lake to raise money for the Special Olympics.

MAY 18, 2018 Funds derived from this tournament enable trophy size trout plants in Big Bear Lake and provide an improved angling experience for future generations.

Polar Plunge

MARCH – MAY The Cave is host to live entertainment every weekend, all year round. A full spring schedule includes a variety of acts from original artists and tribute bands to suit all tastes of music, from rock to country to pop.

Bear Break MARCH 26 – APRIL 1, 2018 Spend spring break at Southern California’s home for high-altitude adventure, featuring live musical performances, product demos/giveaways, and activities that combine the best elements of spring breaks past with Bear Mountain’s signature “send it” style.

APR

Art on the Corner

Fishing Season Opens

Big Bear’s marinas and fishing guide services open for the season. See pages 24, 26 & 27 for complete listings. Pontoon boats, fishing boats, gear, tackle, fishing licenses, and guide services available.

Big Bear’s Farmer’s Market Opens APRIL – SEPTEMBER, 2018 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.

MAY 25-28, 2018 Fine art and craftsmanship in the heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and Pine Knot Avenue. Enjoy a glass of wine, music and browse wonderful artwork.

Memorial Day BBQ & Brews Festival MAY 26-27, 2018 Kansas City BBQ, craft beers, and live music.

Big Bear Valley Historical Museum Opens for the Season MAY 26, 2018 Visit the museum where thousands of Big Bear historical artifacts are on display.

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909-747-9696 42184 Moonridge Rd., #4 Provides the most extensive list of modalities offered in Big Bear. Stretch further, do more, recover faster and... relax. Customized uniquely to your needs. A lifetime of dedication to exceeding expectations. Now selling all-new Miracle pain relief products.

909-585-2197 Dixie Madden, Energy Artist, is an insured practitioner of Reiki, Jin Shin and Jyutsu.® Healed from her own autoimmune disease through Reiki and Jin Shin Jyutsu®, Dixie devotes herself full-time to healing others. Reiki and Jin Shin Jyutsu® are ancient arts to assist the body in relaxation, physical ailments, emotional upset and spiritual connection.

MOUNTAIN MOBILE MASSAGE & SPA

VILLAGE SPA

909-800-8103 Big Bear’s first/best mobile massage therapy, since 2001. Choose our beautiful spa facility just steps from Snow Summit, or schedule your massage at your location for the ultimate in relaxation. No extra charge for mobile!

40729 Village Drive, Suite 9 909-866-2504 Located in the heart of The Village in Big Bear Lake. Our therapists offer the latest spa techniques, technology and wellness treatments. Both mobile and in-house spa packages available.

recipe that calls for only the freshest natural ingredients of pine-scented forests and clean mountain air. Combine these with a professional massage therapist and you get total bliss.

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Real Estate PATRICK LANE — WINDERMER HOMES & ESTATES 42692 Moonridge Rd. 909-585-6535 BRE#01399770 MoonridgeRealEstate.com Selling cabins to castles with several locations to serve you!

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Lodging choices range from full-service hotels to charming bed & breakfast inns to rustic cabins to luxurious vacation homes. Whether it’s lakefront, in the village or at the base of the slopes, you’ll be treated to a comfortable, pleasing atmosphere to fit your taste and budget.

WORLDMARK BIG BEAR – THE CLUB 240 Starvation Flats Rd. 909-878-4227

Hotels

ALPENHORN BED & BREAKFAST 601 Knight Ave. 909-866-5700

APPLES BED & BREAKFAST INN 42430 Moonridge Rd. 909-866-0903 (see ad page 9)

EAGLE’S NEST BED & BREAKFAST AND LODGE 41675 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-6465 (see ad page 24)

GOLDILOCKS COTTAGE BED & BREAKFAST 41198 Pennsylvania Ave. 909-866-6923

THE INN AT FAWNSKIN BED & BREAKFAST

Condominiums & Townhomes BEAR VIEW CHALETS 1357 Club View Dr. 714-969-1848

BOULDER CREEK RESORT 760 Blue Jay Rd. 909-752-3006 (see ad page 3)

THE CLUB AT BIG BEAR VILLAGE 40671 Village Dr. 909-878-2700

ESCAPE FOR ALL SEASONS 41935 Switzerland Dr. #19 909-866-7504

LAGONITA LODGE

880 Canyon Rd., Fawnskin 909-866-3200 (see ad page 24)

183 Lagunita Lane 909-866-6531 (see ad page 40)

KNICKERBOCKER MANSION BED & BREAKFAST

SNOW LAKE LODGE / TRICOM MANAGEMENT

BEST WESTERN BIG BEAR CHATEAU 42200 Moonridge Rd. 909-866-6666

THE LODGE AT BIG BEAR LAKE, A HOLIDAY INN RESORT 40650 Village Dr. 909-866-3121 (see ad page 17)

Private Homes & Cabins BEARFOOT STAYS 909-366-5500 (see ad page 22)

BIG BEAR CABINS 41693 Big Bear Blvd. 877-473-5360

BIG BEAR CABINS FOR RENT LLC 800-770-2210

BIG BEAR CONCIERGE 805-710-1523

BIG BEAR COOL CABINS 40375 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-7374 (see ad page 6)

869 Knickerbocker Rd. 909-878-9190

41579 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4694

SWITZERLAND HAUS BED & BREAKFAST

SNOW SUMMIT TOWNHOUSE RENTALS & SALES

BIG BEAR GETAWAY

41829 Switzerland Dr. 909-866-3729 (see ad page 24)

861 Thrush Dr. #44 909-866-2223

816 W Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City 909-585-1547 (see ad page 23)

BIG BEAR DREAM CABINS 41659 Big Bear Blvd. #9 909-366-5555

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Accommodations BIG BEAR LAKEFRONT CABINS

EAGLE POINT RENTALS

RS VACATIONS

41011 Big Bear Blvd. Suite #2, Big Bear City 909-547-6015

310-948-1717

436 W. Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City 855-366-0800

BIG BEAR LUXURY PROPERTIES 40957 Big Bear Blvd. 909-752-0234

BIG BEAR PROPERTY SERVICES 909-544-1887

BIG BEAR SUN & SNOW 909-547-4350

BIG BEAR VACATION HOMES 1117 Anita Ave., Big Bear City 909-585-6997

BIG BEAR VACATION RENTALS BY VACASA 42718 Moonridge Rd. 909-284-9038

BIG BEAR VACATIONS 41693 Big Bear Blvd. 855-248-3226 (see ad pages 2-3)

EXCLUSIVE BB RENTALS 951-609-8606

FIVE STAR VACATION RENTALS 42001 Big Bear Blvd. #5 310-800-5454

VILLAGE RESERVATIONS SERVICE 713 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-8583

WOWRENTALS.COM 909-366-5525

GOLD RUSH RESORT RENTALS 40016 Big Bear Blvd. 800-363-8303

GREY SQUIRREL VACATION HOMES 39372 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4335

GRIZZLY VACATION RENTALS

Resort Cabins 3 PINES LODGE BY CABINS4LESS 39280 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3105 (see ad page 24)

ADORABLE VILLAGE CABINS BY CABINS4LESS

909-547-0807

40849 Pedder Rd. 909-866-3105 (see ad page 24)

HAPPY BEAR VACATION RENTALS

BAY MEADOWS RESORT

41659 Big Bear Blvd., #9 909-866-7744

LAKEWOOD CABINS PRIVATE HOME RENTALS

39756 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4666

BEAR CREEK RESORT

909-366-2300

858-753-8188

40210 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0220

BRUIN TROJAN REALTORS

R & R BIG BEAR

BIG BEAR FRONTIER

BIGBEARESCAPES.COM

909-585-4991

COZY HOLLOW LODGE VACATION RENTALS

40565 Big Bear Blvd. Suite #B 844-707-4623

40472 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-5888

RESORT TOWN RENTALS

BIG BEAR LAKESIDE CABINS

40409 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-9694

40585 Big Bear Blvd. #4 909-363-5360 (see ad page 37)

402 Georgia Street 760-269-5960

DESTINATION BIG BEAR

ROBINHOOD RENTALS

BIG BEAR MANOR SPA CABINS

40957 Big Bear Blvd. 909-752-0234

40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4643 (see ad pages 28 & 29)

40393 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-6800

BLACK BEAR COTTAGES 42440 Moonridge Rd. 909-366-0656

BLACK FOREST LODGE

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41121 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2166

BLUE HORIZON LODGE 638 Edgemoor Rd. 909-366-0089

CAMP HOLLYWOOD BY CABINS4LESS 39212 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3105 (see ad page 24)

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COZY HOLLOW LODGE

PINE KNOT GUEST RANCH CABINS

HONEY BEAR LODGE AND CABINS

40409 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-9694

908 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-6500

40994 Pennsylvania Ave. 909-866-7825

CREEK RUNNERS LODGE

QUAIL COVE LAKESIDE LODGE

KNIGHTS INN

39117 North Shore Dr., Fawnskin 909-866-5957

40598 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0115

SHORE ACRES LODGE

LAKEVIEW FOREST LODGE

EMBERS LODGE AND CABINS 40229 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0601 (see ad page 45)

GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES 39367 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2010

GREY SQUIRREL RESORT 39372 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4335

GUHOS RANCH 886 Knickerbocker Rd. 909-866-6636

HOLIDAY HAVEN BY CABINS4LESS 39252 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3105 (see ad page 24)

LAKEVIEW LODGE & TOWNHOMES 728 Paine Rd. 877-346-3841

LAKEWOOD CABINS

40090 Lakeview Dr. 888-838-2435 (see ad page 3)

40715 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8200

SLEEPY FOREST COTTAGES

LINDBERG SUITES

404 S Eureka Dr. 909-866-7444

41095 Big Bear Blvd. 904-479-6909

TIMBERLINE LODGE

MARINA RESORT

39921 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2720

TULIP LANE CABINS BY CABINS4LESS 742 Tulip Lane 909-866-3105 (see ad page 24)

WOLF CREEK RESORT 41421 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0220

41545 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2574

MAJESTIC MOOSE LODGE

42899 E. Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-6666

OWL PINE LODGE 41693 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8200

ROBINHOOD RESORT 40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4643 (see ad pages 28 & 29)

BIG BEAR 4 SEASON LODGE

SHERWOOD FOREST

439 Jeffries Rd. 909-866-7374

40360 Lakeview Dr. 909-866-8271

LILY BEAR RESORT

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Resort Lodges

BIG BEAR LAKEFRONT LODGE

586 Main Street 858-753-8188

40770 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-5000

BIG BEAR VILLAGE LODGE 546 Pine Knot Ave. 909-366-0998

40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4643 (see ad pages 28 & 29)

SNOW BEAR LODGE 40504 Big Bear Blvd 909-866-2331

TIMBER HAVEN LODGE 877 Tulip Lane 909-866-7207

EDGEWATER BY CABINS4LESS

TRAVELODGE

39236 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3105 (see ad page 24)

39471 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0125

FIRESIDE LODGE

VINTAGE LAKESIDE INN

40660 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2253

41076 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4978

PINE HAVEN COTTAGES

HILLCREST LODGE

WISHING WELL

517 Knight Ave. 909-866-2637

40241 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-7330

540 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-3505 (see ad pages 28 & 29)

39328 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2435

NOON LODGE AT MALLARD BAY 214 S. Lagunita Lane 909-866-2526

PETS NEED VACATIONS, TOO! — Your lovable, four-legged friends can vacation with you, thanks to a 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. Log onto BigBear.com/places-to-stay/pet-friendly/

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Accommodations Camps – Group Lodging

ANNALORO FAMILY CABIN

BIG BEAR LAKE CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE CENTER

APPLE JACK’S CABIN

575 Prairie Lane 909-866-2360

949-412-3080

808-271-3888

BABY BEAR BUNGALOW CAMP TANDA

909-475-7368

40005 Lakeview Dr. 909-866-4254

BEAR MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY

PINE SUMMIT CAMP/ SALVATION ARMY 700 Wren Dr. 909-878-0140 (see ad page 34)

SA HA LE LODGE 39853 Crocus Dr. 909-866-4155

SACRED HEART RETREAT CAMP 896 Cienega Rd 909-866-5696

Hostels – Group Lodging

909-281-4247

One-stop information center for dining, recreation and lodging choices. Plus up-to-date info about what’s happening. Free maps, guidebooks and more.

BEARLY HOME 909-435-5855

BEARLY HOME CABIN 562-290-9944

BEILBY MANOR 949-363-1899

BIG BEAR CABIN RENTAL 818-970-6375

BIG BEAR CASTLE

BIG BEAR HOSTEL

760-360-6444

527 Knickerbocker Rd. 909-866-8900

BIG BEAR ESCAPE CABIN RENTAL

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909-213-6388

ITH BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE LODGE 657 Modoc Ave. 909-866-2532

Rental by Owner 1 ADORABLE HIDEAWAY 626-422-0743

1 KOOL TREEHOUSE 626-422-0743

101 PROPERTIES 818-731-2738

365 VACATION RENTALS 310-663-6779

447 WINDSONG

BIG BEAR FUN CABINS 909-866-9888

BIG BEAR LAKE RETREATS 760-470-7776

BIG BEAR LAKEVIEW VACATION HOME 844-707-4623

BIG BEAR LUXURY CABIN RENTALS 909-547-4502

BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN CABIN 909-584-5010

BIG BEAR SEA 2 SKI

949-241-3471

949-433-0308

632 BIG BEAR

BIG BEAR SKI CHALET

714-353-5433

909-295-8081

730 TAYLES POINT LLC

BIG BEAR TETON CABIN

310-596-9535

909-800-6684

A DANCING BEAR

BIGBEARLAKERETREATS.COM

562-972-6974

213-596-8818

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BIRCH BEAR HOLIDAYS

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BLACKS BEAR MOUNTAIN LODGE

FOXTAIL LODGE

PINE ROCK CABIN

949-830-0668

949-378-7215

760-487-7777

BLUE DAY LAKE VIEW

GRAMPA MIKE’S CABINS

RARE BEAR LUXURY CABIN

949-230-1311

818-521-9115

702-812-1123

CABIN 774

GREEN ELF LODGE

REBAH GETAWAYS, LLC

818-679-4456

323-300-6683

HALEY’S HEAVENLY HAVEN

RIDGECREST LODGE

714-552-3004

310-923-3304

HARBOR COVE LODGES

ROBINSON PROPERTIES

760-695-6343

619-519-1216

INSPIRATIONS AT BIG BEAR LAKE

ROSIE’S ROMP AT BIG BEAR

805-892-4184

714-612-2455

IZZY’S CABIN BIG BEAR LAKE

RUSTIC COVE, INC

714-504-9975

909-547-4035

JOYCE BARKER

SAN DIEGO ECO RENTALS

631-747-6272

858-859-0403

KANODIA CABINS

SCENIC ESCAPE VACATION RENTAL

714-745-9112

913-704-7840

THE LANDHAUS BIG BEAR

SEMINOFF PROPERTIES, LLC

858-531-1412 (see ad page 16)

818-207-9327

619-274-2227

CAMERON ESTATE LLC 408-219-9385

CELEBRITY MOUNTAIN VACATION RENTALS 909-866-5034

CHEZ BEAR 310-346-7427

CONCIERGE BIG BEAR 562-896-1551

COOPERS COTTAGE 909-733-9633

COUGAR’S TREE HOUSE 888-406-5988

COZY CABIN 858-997-9995

LARK CABIN RENTALS

SKI HAUS

818-272-7162

714-336-9683

909-521-8439

COZY HIDEAWAY

COZY CABINS FOR YOU

LASSEN LODGE

STEPS TO THE LIFTS

760-420-9472

619-988-1762

805-455-1238

CRYSTAL FOX RETREAT

MOONRIDGE MANOR

STEPS-2-SUMMIT

909-994-4169

626-483-6291

949-683-3028

EAGLE CREEK – LUXURY CABIN

MOONRIDGE RETREATS

SUMMIT COZY CABIN

714-658-4798

909-754-3017

626-893-1211

EL OSITO CABIN

NEED A VACATION

TEDDY BEAR’S CABINS LLC

323-559-5298

760-680-9075

213-749-5638

ELYSIUM CABIN BY ITH

NUGENT GETAWAYS

TREEHAUS CHALET

909-866-2532

949-371-9947

909-764-8439

ESCAPADE VACATION RENTALS

NUTTY SQUIRREL CABIN

TWIN PINES CABIN

805-892-4184

310-702-4505

619-850-2900

ESPENSEN PROPERTIES

OSOBELLO ESCAPES

WARNER ENTERPRISES

760-799-2548

323-972-4916

714-654-4721

FANCY BEAR LODGE

PARADISE CABIN

WHISPERING PINES CABIN

949-331-4589

805-797-2491

805-379-0880

FOREST SHORES

PEREGRINE PINES

WILLOW CABIN

949-214-5609

619-606-2750

423-827-4244

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Big Bear

The Natives

Yuhaviat - People of the Pines The first known inhabitants of Big Bear are the Yuhaviat, a Serrano Indian word that means “People of the Pines.” These Native Americans have dwelled here for thousands of years.

1845

Explorers Arrive Benjamin Wilson led a posse to search for outlaws who had been raiding ranches in Riverside. Their search led them into the mountains. Once they reached the top of the mountain range they found the valley was swarming with grizzly bear, which is how Big Bear Valley earned its name.

HISTORY 1888-1911

New Roads and Lodging Increase Travel to the Valley The Valley’s first resort lodging, the Bear Valley Hotel is opened. In 1908 the first circular trip through the mountains in an automobile was made and was completed in an amazing, 13 hours and 17 minutes. In 1911 construction is completed on a new dam replacing the old rock dam and tripling the amount of water stored in the lake.

1906

Grizzly Bears Disappear Due to unregulated hunting, the grizzly bear’s native population was killed off.

1855-1859

Early Gold Gold is found in Big Bear Valley in 1855. By 1859 the first recorded mining is underway at Starvation Flats, near what is now the intersection of Division and Big Bear Blvd.

1860-1879

The Gold Rush In 1860, a bear hunter named William Holcomb discovered gold in the back country after tracking the bear’s blood trail to a creek filled with flakes of gold. Soon enough Southern California’s largest gold rush was on.

1883

Big Bear Builds a Dam and Creates a Lake Frank Brown begins construction on a dam across the Valley to capture water in a reservoir to supply citrus farms in Redlands. The dam was 300 feet long, 60 feet high and held 25,000 acre feet of water. Water began flowing in 1885.

1928-1949

Winter Facilities are Built and Launches a New Era In 1928 a competition ski jump was built in the hills just west of the Village near Paine Road where the Elk’s Lodge is today. In 1938, to increase winter tourism, a newly formed Park District built a toboggan run with a sling lift on “Lynn Hill” behind the Village. The new winter facilities were a big success, causing more lodges and businesses to stay open year-round. The 30s and 40s saw an explosion of skiing and in 1949 the first ski resort opened.

1911-1925

Tourism Escalates as the Film Industry Discovers Big Bear The fledgling film industry discovered Big Bear to be an inexpensive place to make films and the popularity of Big Bear as a tourist destination boomed. An auto line started bringing hundreds of tourists to Big Bear. By 1914 the Crest Highway is completed which provided a relatively easy circular trip through the mountains. Tourism began in earnest with the onset of the automobile and the establishment of highways. In 1920 the community now boasted 600 cabins. By 1921 there was a building boom with 80 new homes, and 24 resorts and camps around the lake. In 1924 a concrete bridge was built across the dam to connect the new south shore road to the Village and the Rim of the World Highway. By 1925 better roads and transportation increased the number of resorts to over 200.

1958-1961

Snowmaking Keeps Ski Resorts Open All Winter Snowmaking proved a viable solution for the area when Rebel Ridge Ski Area began experimenting with it. Snow Summit was the first to install it extensively in 1961. Big Bear Lake’s water supply allowed for the ski resorts to operate all winter in the case of a lack of natural snow.

2002

Big Bear Mountain Resorts Creates a Snowboarders’ and Skiers’ Paradise. Snow Summit bought Bear Mountain, and became Big Bear Mountain Resorts which created a dual mountain paradise for snowboarders and skiers to enjoy.

Hollywood’s Natural Back Lot Big Bear Lake has a history with the movie industry that dates back almost as far as the inception of filmmaking itself – and was once a popular escape for movie stars and other Hollywood elite. Today, this area continues to thrive as a top-notch filming location that attracts TV and film crews from all over the world to shoot against our scenic backdrop. MOVIES FILMED IN BIG BEAR 1936 • Trail of the Lonesome Pine – Fred MacMurray & Sylvia Sidney 1939 • Gone with the Wind – Clark Gable & Vivian Leigh 1950 • North to Alaska – John Wayne 1963 • Kissin’ Cousins – Elvis Presley

TV SHOWS FILMED IN BIG BEAR Bonanza Lassie (series) Daniel Boone (series) HR Pufnstuf

1983 • War Games – Matthew Broderick

General Hospital

1997 • Dr. Doolittle – Eddie Murphy

The King of Queens

1998 • City of Angels – Nicholas Cage

The Bachelorette

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