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WELCOME! 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.

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14 MAPS

DIRECTORIES

20 Snow Summit

23 Big Bear Marinas

Bike Park Map

28 Big Bear Visitors Center

21 Hiking & Biking Map

29 Emergency / Community

25 Waterfront Activities Map

FEATURES

26 Big Bear Lake Map

8 Insider’s Guide

28 Baldwin Lake Map

Get insight on activities to enhance your experience.

10 Events Calendar Events at 7,000 feet are high above the rest.

14 365 Days of Fun Four-season resort is packed with activities all year ‘round.

36 Big Bear Mountain Resort

Trail Maps

Service / Transportation

38 Dining Guide 39 Nightlife 40 Shopping / Day Spas 41 Real Estate

49 Big Bear Region at a

42 Special Occasions

44 Accommodations

Glance Map

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30 Big Bear History

Look for Insider Tip icons throughout this guide to help make your Big Bear vacation the best!

Step back in time to discover Big Bear’s colorful history.

32 Big Winter

Home to So Cal’s premier ski resorts and ‘SNOW’ much more!

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Insider’s Guide to Big Bear Lake Easy access points to the Pacific Crest Trail One of the best hiking trails in Big Bear Valley is the world-famous Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Approximately 39 miles of the PCT traverses through the Big Bear area, and there are several different areas to access this classic trail. Each section of the PCT in Big Bear Valley is mostly level with some climbs, and just a few steeps. The hikes are suitable for all skill levels, and best of all provide some of the greatest scenic views. The easiest access point to the PCT is off Highway 18 at Cushenbury Grade on the way to Lucerne Valley. Just a half-mile east of Baldwin Lake is a spacious turnout on the south side of the road, and across the road, on the north side, is a smaller turnout. Whether you choose to hike eastward or westward, you’ll get a well-maintained trail with plenty of great views. There is a portion of the trail that snakes along the rim of the mountain that overlooks the vast Mojave Desert. Other access points are found off Highway 38 on the north shore at Van Dusen Canyon Rd. (3N09) and at Polique Canyon Rd. (2N09). Parking is less convenient, but does offer more adventurous hiking. Hikers can also choose to start at the base of Cougar Crest Trail, which ascends to the PCT.

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A vacation that sweeps you off your feet (literally) Can a vacation really sweep someone off his or her feet? Some destinations may claim to, but only figuratively. In Big Bear Lake vacationers are swept off their feet, literally. During the summer months Big Bear offers not one, not two, but three different ways to suspend visitors high above the Earth with nothing but air beneath their feet. Guests who want to add an extra boost above Big Bear’s already high elevation can go ziplining, parasailing, or ride the Scenic Sky Chair. Ziplining is the ultimate gravity defying adventure, where participants zip through forested landscapes and cross over rocky canyons to experience the sensation of flying. Big Bear Lake is the only freshwater lake in Southern California that offers parasailing. At 7,000 ft., parasailing is a one-of-kind experience that allows flyers to see Big Bear Valley’s immense beauty from a bird’s perspective. In the summertime, Snow Summit’s East Mountain Express chairlift transforms into the Scenic Sky Chair. Guests are whisked away, leaving their feet to dangle over the forest floor on a leisure 15-minute ride to the top Snow Summit. It only takes a day or two on the playing grounds of Big Bear to literally get swept off your feet.

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PARASAILING © GREG ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

LUCKY BALDWIN MINE © DENNIS BENTSON

GLOW TUBING © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

Gold Fever Trail (a self-guided tour)

Big Bear Valley was once a gold mining mecca before it became a popular four-season resort. In 1860, a bear hunter named William Holcomb discovered gold in the backcountry after tracking a bear’s blood trail to a creek filled with flakes of gold. He tried to keep it a secret, but soon enough word got out and Southern California’s largest gold rush was on! From 1860 to about 1875 the area was swarming with prospectors. All that remains today are some relics and structures from the days of yore. Big Bear Discovery Center provides a self-guided brochure called Gold Fever Trail, which encompasses the Holcomb Valley. The Gold Fever Trail is ideal for folks who want to venture out on their own to relive the gold rush. Visitors will see actual remnants of the gold mining days and learn about certain points of interest such as Metzger Mine, Lucky Baldwin Mine (pictured above), Two Gun Bill’s Saloon, Hangman’s Tree, an arrastre (gold ore grinder), a pygmy cabin site and Ross’ Grave. Visitors can extend their gold rush experience by visiting the Big Bear Valley Historical Museum on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the summer months.

Family fun after dark Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean the good times have to stop. In fact, Big Bear offers a variety of options for families to continue having fun after dark. During the wintertime, there are three options for tubing under the lights. Big Bear Snow Play lights up like a rock concert with a unique experience called glow tubing. The spectrum of colors adds another dimension to the amusement. Night tubing also happens at Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain with traditional ballpark-style lighting. Both locations offer tubing Fridays, Saturdays and holiday nights. More tubing under the lights is at Snow Summit’s Grizzly Ridge Tube Park. This tubing area has extended night sessions on select dates. Of course, Snow Summit is a great option to ski or snowboard under the stars. Once the holiday season kicks into gear, so do the lights at Snow Summit every Friday, Saturday and holiday night. High-powered lights illuminate Summit Run, Miracle Mile and Westridge Park. During the warmer months, Big Bear Jeep Experience offers a far-from-ordinary off-road tour when it flips its off-road lights on to conquer rock crawling after the sun goes down. Families looking for nighttime fun indoors should head over to The Bowing Barn for glow bowling, which is offered every night and has bumper bowling for youngsters. Mountain Room Escapes has kid-friendly escape room games and virtual reality every evening.

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EVENTS CALENDAR May 25-28

Art on the Corner in the Village

May 26

Memorial Day Weekend 5K/10K at Meadow Park

May 26-27

Grill & Chill – Memorial Day Weekend Kansas City BBQ State Championship, craft beers, kids’ play area and live music.

May 27

Memorial Day Show & Shine Car Show at Snow Play

June 1

Buckcherry at the Cave

June 2

Desperado Eagles Tribute at the Cave

June 2-3

Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Shootout #1 at Snow Summit

June 2-3

Outdoor Adventure Days at the Discovery Center

June 9-10

Fishin’ For $50K 30 tagged trout – all worth cash prizes, including five grand prize tagged trout worth $10,000 each!

June 9

Village Summer Wine Walk Stroll from merchant to merchant, tasting selected wines.

June 15

Al Jardine at the Cave

June 16

Big Bear Discovery Center’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

June 16-17

15th Annual Carp Round-Up

June 16 & 30

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit June 16: Rango June 30: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

June 22-24

Fishing Festival at Holloway’s Marina

June 23

Big Bear Triathlon at Veteran’s Park

June 23-24

Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Shootout #2 at Snow Summit

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June 30

Queen Nation Queen Tribute at the Cave

June 30 – July 1

Art on the Corner in the Village

July 1

Everclear and Marcy Playground at the Cave

July 2

Ted Nugent at the Cave

July 4

Above the Boom July 4th Party at Snow Summit

July 4

4th of July 5K/10K at Meadow Park

July 4

Independence Day Festival at the Convention Center

July 4

Rotary Fireworks Show over Big Bear Lake

July 4

Rotary 4th of July BBQ at Marina Resort

July 6

Pancho Sanchez at the Cave

July 7

Music in the Mountains Led Zeppelin Tribute

July 7

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: Wonder Woman

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WINE WALK, RENAISSANCE FAIRE © BIG BEAR VISITORS BUREAU / KEITH BLACKARD

FISHIN‘ FOR 50K, TOUR DE BIG BEAR © DAN McKERNAN

Represents a Big Bear signature event

July 14

Big Bear Chili Cook-Off in the Village Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, with beer & wine garden, and 3 live bands.

July 14-15

Western Mountain Steam Festival

July 21

Music in the Mountains Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw Tributes

July 21

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: Coco

July 21-22

Big Bear Artwalk Show at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village

July 21-22 & July 28-29

Big Bear Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin Authentic re-creation of an English Summer Faire, with live entertainment, jousters, vendors and more!

July 27-29

Fishing Festival at Pleasure Point

July 28

Spirits of the West Brewsfest 50+ beers and spirits sampling, action shooters, kids’ activities, vendors and live music.

July 28-29

Crafts & Cranks at Snow Summit Part MTB bike race, part craft beer festival with live music and carnival rides.

July 28-29

Outdoor Adventure Days at the Discovery Center

August 3

AbbaFab Abba Tribute at the Cave

August 4

Music in the Mountains featuring DSB & Live from Earth Journey and Pat Benatar Tributes

August 4

Tour de Big Bear 25, 50, 70, or 100 mile cycling stages

August 4-5 & August 11-12

Big Bear Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin Authentic re-creation of an English Summer Faire, with live entertainment, jousters, vendors and more!

August 4 & 11

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit August 4: WALL-E; August 11: A Wrinkle in Time

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August 5

Big Bear SPNDX Stampede

August 10-12

Big Bear Fun Run Antique Classic Car Show More than 500 vintage autos, muscle cars, roadsters, hot rods and customs on display, followed by a cruise around the lake.

August 11

Ryan Hall’s Conquer the Wall at Snow Summit

August 17-18

Kodiak 100 Ultra Trail Run

August 17-19

Fishing Festival at Captain John’s Marina

August 17-19

Antique Wooden Boat Show

August 18

Music in the Mountains featuring Mirage with Petty & the Heartshakers Fleetwood Mac & Tom Petty Tributes

August 18

Wild Child The Doors Tribute at the Cave

August 24

Faster Pussycat’s Glitter Box Tour at the Cave

September 1-3

Art on The Corner in the Village

September 1

Music in the Mountains featuring The Long Run and Shannon Rae Eagles Tribute and Original Country

September 8-9; 15-16; 22-23; 29 – October 1

Oktoberfest Beer, Brats and Bands! Two stages of non-stop entertainment plus authentic German beer and food.

September 14-16

Fishing Festival at Pine Knot Marina

September 15

Village Fall Wine Walk Stroll from merchant to merchant in the Village, tasting selected wines.

September 22

Hot Dawgs and Hand Rails at Bear Mountain The largest winter kickoff party known to man, features 50 of the world’s best snowboarders competing in a one-of-akind rail jam competition with live musical performances.

September 29

Big Bear MTB Gran Fondo/ Grizzly 100

October 6-7

Big Bear Lake TroutfesT

October 6-7; 13-14; 20-21; 27 – November 3

Oktoberfest Beer, Brats and Bands! Two stages of non-stop entertainment plus authentic German beer and food.

October 31

Halloween in the Village

November 2-3

Big Bear Lake Comedy Festival in the Village

November 22

Big Bear Lake Turkey Trot

November 23

Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 23-25

Mountain Christmas Boutique

December 1-2; 8-9; 15-16; 22-23

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

December 15 & 22 Santa Comes to Summit at Snow Summit Get your picture taken with jolly old St. Nick in the Snow Summit base area for free. Open to the public (all ages). December 15 & 22 Movies in the Meadow (TBD) at Snow Summit

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Represents a Big Bear signature event

December 31

Torchlight Parade & New Year’s Eve Party at Snow Summit Watch snowboarders and skiers glide down the mountain with torchlights. Afterwards, ring in the New Year at Snow Summit with fun activities and live music.

December 31

Wyatt’s Family New Year’s Celebration Family-friendly celebration features live entertainment, ranch-style food, a bounce house, kids’ crafts and games. Champagne toast at midnight and FREE rides home!

January 19

Movies in the Meadow (TBD) at Snow Summit

January 19

Bear Bowl IV at Bear Mountain

January TBA

Bald Eagle Celebration

January TBA

National Winter Trails Day

February 16

Movies in the Meadow (TBD) at Snow Summit

February TBA

KROQ Storms Bear Mountain

March 2

Polar Plunge Brave men, women & children take “the plunge” in freezing cold Big Bear Lake to raise money for Special Olympics.

March 29-31

Bear Break (spring break activities) at Bear Mountain

April 21

Easter Egg Hunt at Snow Summit

May TBA

Spartan Race The world’s best obstacle course comes to Big Bear.

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365 DAYS OF FUN


OUTDOOR RECREATION THRIVES ALL YEAR ’ROUND

JEEP TOUR © BIG BEAR VISITORS BUREAU / LEE STOCKWELL

ZIPLINE © ACTION TOURS

HELICOPTER TOUR © HELICOPTER BIG BEAR

HORSEBACK RIDING © BIG BEAR VISITORS BUREAU / NICOLE KNOX

The “Bear” facts are simple…Big Bear Lake is always at the ready to provide fun and adventure any day of the year. This quintessential mountain resort is the only area in Southern California that truly delivers four authentic seasons, and best of all, those four seasons are packed with recreational choices for all walks of life. All the numbers add up, too. For instance, the sun favors Big Bear with more than 320 days of sunshine per year, Big Bear Mountain Resort offers 435 skiable acres, the National Forest provides over 100 miles of trails, and mountain peaks offer 360 degree panoramic views. Whatever your desire is for outdoor recreation, you pick the date and time, because Big Bear delivers 365 days a year.

4x4 Off-Road Tours

Bowling

For real adventure, take to four wheels and go beyond the outskirts into God’s Country. Hire an off-road specialist to show you around in style. Big Bear Jeep Experience gives you the keys to drive its Jeeps. Follow a guide Jeep on an exciting and educational tour throughout Big Bear Valley.

Bowling is fun with the entire family or with a group of friends. The Bowling Barn has 16 bowling lanes open to the public daily, including bumper bowling for kids and glow bowling every night.

BIG BEAR JEEP EXPERIENCE 42011 Big Bear Blvd. 909-420-5828 (see ad page 19) BigBearJeepExperience.com

Ziplining Experience the sensation of flying through the air just like a bird, with ziplining. It’s a fun adrenaline-rush adventure for the whole family! Tours include an off-road safari Jeep ride, nine zipline runs through the treetops, and a suspension bridge!

THE BOWLING BARN

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

40625 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-2695 BowlingBarn.com

Segway Tours Guided Segway tours is an adventurous way to explore Big Bear’s rich history and learn about flora and fauna.

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ACTION TOURS

501 Valley Blvd., Big Bear City 909-585-1200 (see ad page 19) HelicopterBigBear.com

40957 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-0390 (see ad page 17) ActionToursCalifornia.com

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Autumn is a fabulous time to visit, plus you’ll find great bargains too. Rejuvenate yourself in the quiet ambience of fall. Serene surroundings lure many visitors up to watch the leaves transform to gold, amber and copper. Kick back on your cabin’s deck, venture out on horseback or a take hike amongst the autumn hues.

Horseback Riding Experience the beauty of Big Bear from a great vantage point—on horseback. Saddle-up year-round and explore the backwoods for hourly, half-day, sunset rides and tours through National Forest. Kids love the petting zoo and pony rides.

BALDWIN LAKE STABLES & PETTING ZOO 46475 Pioneertown Rd., Big Bear City 909-585-6482 BaldwinLakeStables.com

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Amusement & Fun for All Ages One thing for certain is there is always something fun to do in Big Bear for the entire family. Choose from a variety of activities and adventures for kids of all ages, all year ’round.

ALPINE SLIDE AT MAGIC MOUNTAIN 800 Wildrose Ln. 909-866-4626 (see ad page 51) AlpineSlideBigBear.com

AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE 805-603-5620 UrbanAdventureQuest.com

GOLD RUSH MINING ADVENTURES

AS DAYS GROW LONGER, IT’S TIME TO LIVE IT UP!

SPRING, SUMMER & FALL ACTIVITIES You’ll want to throw your inhibitions out the door the minute you arrive in Big Bear Lake. Even though this picturesque locale will attempt to take your breath away with unsurpassed scenic wonders, it’s really about the pleasure you’ll encounter within the confines of this timberland setting. Come spring, summer, and fall the motto here is LIVE IT UP! You might choose a slow pace and take a pontoon boat out for a leisure float or maybe a nature walk along the pedal path. Perhaps you’ll want to kick it up a few notches and charge the trails on a downhill mountain bike or shred the lake’s wakes on a wakeboard! Once the snow melts away and the days grow longer, options for activities expand to the lake, on the trails, and beyond!

40016 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-5678 GoldRushMiningAdventures.com

MOUNTAIN ROOM ESCAPES 40729 Village Dr. #6 1121 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City 877-584-6427 MountainRoomEscapes.com

SNOW SUMMIT 880 Summit Blvd. (see ad page 50) 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) BigBearMountainResort.com

BIG BEAR ALPINE ZOO 43285 Goldmine Dr. 909-584-1299 (see ad page 17) BigBearAlpineZoo.org

Hiking (see map on page 21) Hiking trails are abundant in the San Bernardino National Forest, most notable being the Pacific Crest Trail, which snakes through the east and north ends of Big Bear Valley. Most trailheads are easily accessible and lead hikers to summits with outstanding panoramic views.

BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-382-2790 (see ad page 17) MountainsFoundation.org

SNOW SUMMIT 880 Summit Blvd. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) (see ad page 50) BigBearMountainResort.com

Bike Rentals (see map on page 21) Spring through autumn, mountain bikers from around the globe come to Big Bear Valley to experience a sport created for the mountains! This worldclass mountain biking region has more

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than one hundred miles of trails and Forest Service roads to satisfy bikers of all ages and skill levels. Popular single-track rides include the Skyline Trail, Grout Bay Trail and Pineknot Trail. Other options for recreational bike riding include electric bikes and leisure rides on the Alpine Pedal Path.

BEAR VALLEY BIKES 40298 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8000 BVBikes.com

GOLDSMITHS SPORTS 42071 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2728 (see ad pages 20 & 35) GoldsmithsSports.com

PADDLES AND PEDALS 40545 North Shore Ln., Fawnskin 909-936-2907 sites.google.com/site/ bigbearpaddlesandpedals

SNOW SUMMIT 880 Summit Blvd. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) (see ad page 50) BigBearMountainResort.com

SNOW LEOPARDS AT BIG BEAR ALPINE ZOO © JOHN PRICE

Big Bear Alpine Zoo has rescued and rehabilitated wildlife since 1959. Those that cannot be released back into the wild are given a home for life. A collection of over 120 animals on display represents 60 species, including bald eagles, black bears, a grizzly bear family, wolves, mountain lions, raccoons, foxes, snow leopards, and much more!

FAMILY MOUNTAIN BIKING © GREG ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

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Saving Wildlife Since 1959

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

Connecting people to wildlife through rehabilitation, rescue, conservation, and education. We offer daily animal enrichment throughout the day and keeper presentations daily at noon, 1, 2, and 3 PM.

Get your wild on at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo! Open Daily (weather permitting) 43285 Goldmine Dr., Big Bear Lake, CA | 909-584-1299 The Blanche and Jean Nay Foundation - Caring for the Zoo’s Future Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo- Supporting the zoo for over 25 years

Zipline, Segway & More! Open Daily - 365 Days a Year

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Tree Rope Climbing 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.

ACTION TOURS

The wildly popular kart racing is now in Big Bear Lake! Thrill seekers can drive SODI RT8 Karts and compete against the clock while reaching speeds of up to 30 mph at Big Bear Speedway. The open-air racetrack is a Grand Prix-style course with plenty of hairpin turns and s-curves.

SNOW SUMMIT 880 Summit Blvd. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) (see ad page 50) BigBearMountainResort.com

Camping Get back to nature and pitch your tent or park your RV in all the best places. Camping is the essential memory maker. Take a hike in the afternoon and warm up next to a bonfire at night.

BIG BEAR SPEEDWAY 42825 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-0075 (see ad page 51) BigBearSpeedway.com

BIG BEAR CHARTER FISHING 398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-866-2240 BigBearFishing.com

CANTRELL GUIDE SERVICE 400 Pine Knot Ave. 909-585-4017 BigBearFishing.net

Golf Experience the benefits of playing at altitude with the sun-splashed San Bernardino Mountains as your background. Bear Mountain’s idyllic 9-hole course features a driving range, putting green, cart and club rentals, retail shop, restaurant, and PGAcertified lessons.

BEAR MOUNTAIN GOLF COURSE 43092 Goldmine Dr. 909-585-8002 (see ad page 50) BigBearMountainResort.com

Lake Tours Lake Tours offer guests Big Bear’s fascinating surroundings and colorful history from one of our knowledgeable lake guides. Big Bear Lake has two options for a tour on the lake, Big Bear Pirate Ship and Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat.

CAPTAIN JOHN’S FAWN HARBOR & MARINA

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39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 (see ad page 22) FawnHarbor.com

40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-382-2790 (see ad page 17) MountainsFoundation.org

BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER CANOE AND KAYAK TOURS 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-382-2790 (see ad page 17) MountainsFoundation.org

BIG BEAR RV RENTALS 909-833-1516 BigBearRVRentals.com

BIG BEAR PIRATE SHIP

HOLLOWAY’S MARINA & RV PARK

398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-866-5706 (see ad page 26) HollowaysMarina.com

398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-866-5706 (see ad pages 26 & 27) Holloways Marina.com

MISS LIBERTY PADDLEWHEEL TOUR BOAT

NATIONAL RECREATION RESERVATION SYSTEM

439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-8129 (see ad page 24) PineKnotMarina.com

877-444-6777 Recreation.gov

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Kart Racing

Enjoy panoramic vistas and breathtaking views on a mile-long chairlift ride to the top of Snow Summit (8,200 feet). Round-trip and one-way tickets available (all ages). Don’t forget to bring a camera.

CAMPING © BIG BEAR VISITORS BUREAU / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Scenic Sky Chair

Get a handle on where the fish are biting and take a guided fishing charter with one of Big Bear’s expert fishing guides! Your fishing guide will show you the hot spots and the best lures to help you catch monster trout.

SCENIC SKY CHAIR, GOLF © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

Fishing Guide Services

WAKEBOARDING © DAN McKERNAN

40957 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-0390 (see ad page 17) ActionToursCalifornia.com


Watersports Big Bear Lake is loaded with lots of aquatic recreation opportunities for all ages and all skill levels such as water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and parasailing.

YOU DRIVE OUR JEEPS

BIG BEAR MARINA 500 Paine Ct. 909-866-3218 (see ad page 22) BigBearMarina.com

BIG BEAR WATERSPORTS SCHOOL 439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-229-0035 BigBearWatersports.com

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HOLLOWAY’S MARINA & RV PARK 398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-866-5706 (see ad pages 26 & 27) HollowaysMarina.com

NORTH SHORE LANDING 38573 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-878-4386 (see ad pages 26 & 29) BigBearBoating.com

PADDLES AND PEDALS 40545 North Shore Ln., Fawnskin 909-936-2907 sites.google.com/site/ bigbearpaddlesandpedals

PINE KNOT MARINA PARASAIL & WATERSPORTS 439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-478-4377 (see ad page 24) PineKnotMarina.com

PLEASURE POINT MARINA 603 Landlock Landing Rd. 909-866-2455 PleasurePointMarina.net

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ALPINE PEDAL PATH

2.5 miles, very easy An asphalt path that wanders along the north shore of Big Bear Lake. Easily accessible for hikers, bikers, skaters, joggers, strollers and wheelchairs. It starts at Stanfield Cutoff and ends at the Solar Observatory.

2 WOODLAND TRAIL

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.

3 CHAMPION LODGEPOLE PINE TRAIL

.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.

4 CASTLE ROCK TRAIL

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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PINE KNOT TRAIL

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.

6 COUGAR CREST TRAIL

4-5.5 miles, moderate to difficult Starts .6 miles west of the Discovery Center on Hwy. 38. You will need an Adventure Pass to park in the trailhead parking area. On the trail you will walk through a wide variety of natural environments. The first mile is a gentle uphill climb, but after a mile or so you will realize you are gaining altitude. The Cougar Crest Trail ends at the junction of the world-famous 2,600-mile long Pacific Crest Trail.

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Dirt Fire Road

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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Designated Fire Road Trail Bike Trail Multi-Use Path or Trail

GROUT BAY BIKE TRAIL

Hiking 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.

9 JOHN BULL LOOP BIKE TRAIL

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail Interpretive Trailhead Watchable Wildlife

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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Trailhead Parking Ranger Station Fire Station Campground Group Campground

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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WATERSPORTS

Wave Runners • Skiing Tubing • Wake Skating Wakeboarding

FISHING

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500 Paine Ct., Big Bear Lake 909-866-3218 • BigBearMarina.com A full-service marina. Rent pontoon boats, fi shing boats, WaveRunners, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and more. Full service Pro Shop with gas, snacks and apparel. Launch ramp and slip rentals. Wakeboarding, waterskiing and tubing services.

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39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 • FawnHarbor.com 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! Home of the Tarzan Boat.

HOLLOWAY’S MARINA & RV PARK

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398 Edgemoor Rd., Big Bear Lake 909-866-5706 • HollowaysMarina.com Full-service marina with adjoining RV Park. Pontoon, fi shing boat and WaveRunner rentals. Slips, moorings, fuel dock, tackle and snack store available. Waterskiing and wakeboarding services. Home of the Pirate Ship Lake Tours.

NORTH SHORE LANDING

38573 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-878-4386 • BigBearBoating.com Complete watersports center with beach. Home to the oldest waterskiing and wakeboarding school on the lake, with experienced instructors and state-of-the-art equipment. Speed boat, WaveRunner, kayak, pontoon and fi shing boat rentals.

PINE KNOT MARINA

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439 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake 909-478-2500 • PineKnotMarina.com

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Don’t settle for less! Premier full-service marina offers pontoon, fi shing boat, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard rentals. Sailing lessons, parasailing, WaveRunners, watersports, slip rentals, and boat and dock sails. Marine service center and parts store. Home of Miss Liberty.

PLEASURE POINT MARINA, LLC

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603 Landlock Landing Rd., Big Bear Lake 909-866-2455 • PleasurePointMarina.net Full service marina with family activities including picnic and wading areas. Rent pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards. Wake sports, fi shing charter, slip rentals, bait, tackle and snack shop. Full service repair and maintenance shop.

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WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES MAP Some of the fi nest freshwater fi shing in California can be found in Big Bear Lake. There is an abundance of trout, bass, catfi sh, and blue gill to be caught. Big Bear Lake is also well known as a good trolling lake. You will need a fi shing license, which can be purchased at sporting goods stores and marinas. You can rent a variety of boats, from pontoon, fi shing, 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 fi shing 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 fi sh are biting. Water-skiing, windsurfi ng, 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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TIP Top Boat Fishing Spots SPRING TO EARLY SUMMER April-May-June • From Pine Knot Landing to Observatory and Gilner Point SUMMER June-July-August • From Windy Point west to dam • Early morning – South Shore • Late afternoon – North Shore LATE SUMMER TO FALL September-October • East of Windy Point towards Observatory

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EARLY SUMMER April-May • Stanfield Cutoff & Juniper Point SUMMER July-August • 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 18

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Make your next trip to Big Bear a breeze by visiting the Big Bear Visitors Center, located in the heart of the Village. This one-stop information center is your answer for where to eat, shop and play. Plus, it has up-to-date info about events and what’s happening in town. Here you’ll find free literature and brochures from various lodges, restaurants, shops, recreation, services and attractions. Pick up maps and guidebooks that’ll help you get around town, on the lake, or on the trails. The Center also sells day-use Adventure Passes for access to the wilderness. Get up-to-the minute weather reports and road conditions, too. The best aspect of the Visitors Center is there is a friendly, knowledgeable Big Bear local on-site to assist you. It’s like having your very own Siri or Alexa at your service, but in person, and with that special human touch, of course. The Visitors Center, located at 630 Bartlett Rd. (in the Village), is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Also, the Visitors Center parking area offers free Wi-Fi, 24-hours a day, where you can log onto BigBear.com for more insight.


PHONE DIRECTORY Emergency Numbers EMERGENCIES ANIMAL SHELTER

911 909-866-4943

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 GUIDE

951-283-9442

BIG BEAR VISITORS CENTER

800-424-4232

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.

BIG BEAR VISITORS BUREAU © DAN McKERNAN

TROLLEY © MOUNTAIN TRANSIT

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.

MOUNTAIN TRANSIT AND VISITOR TROLLEY

Big Bear Renaissance Faire Go back in time and make an adventure of your day! Entertainment, Food, Shopping, Jousting, Juggling, Music and More!

SUMMER 2018 | FIVE WEEKENDS July 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 August 4, 5, 11, 12

909-878-5200

Public transit service offering fixed route, dial-a-ride and off-mountain services.

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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.

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 boulevards.

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1906

Big Bear Builds a Dam and Creates a Lake

Grizzly Bears Disappear

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.

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

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 bears, which is how Big Bear Valley earned its name.

1888-1911 New Roads and Lodging Increase Travel to the Valley

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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.

The Gold Rush In 1860, a bear hunter named William Holcomb discovered gold in the backcountry 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. 800.424.4232

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2017-2018 1911-1925 Tourism Escalates as the Film Industry Discovers Big Bear The fledging film industry discovered Big Bear as an inexpensive place to make films. By 1914, the Crest Highway was completed. By 1925, better roads and transportation helped increase a surge in cabins, resorts and campsites. The booming automobile industry and established highways paved the way for Hollywood’s natural back lot. See details to the right.

Alterra Mountain Company In April 2017, Colorado-based Aspen Skiing Co. and KSL Capital Partners purchase Mammoth Resorts, and in 2018 a joint venture of affiliates of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company creates Alterra Mountain Company, which is comprised of 12 destinations that include Big Bear Mountain Resorts. The annual IKON pass gives access to all 12 destinations (23 total ski areas).

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.

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 1937 • Heidi Shirley Temple 1939 • Gone with the Wind Clark Gable & Vivian Leigh

1928-1949 Winter Facilities are Built and Launch a New Era In 1928, a competition ski jump was built just west of the Village. In 1938, a toboggan run with a sling lift was developed 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 the first ski resort opened in 1949.

1960 • North to Alaska

1998

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1963 • Kissin’ Cousins Elvis Presley

Big Bear Discovery Center was established in 1998 and is co-managed by the Southern California Mountains Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service.

1999 • The Insider Al Pacino & Russell Crowe

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.

2014 A Mammoth Acquisition Mammoth Mountain Resorts (Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain), acquired Big Bear Mountain Resorts (Snow Summit and Bear Mountain). The Cali4nia pass allowed unrestricted access to all four mountains.

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2007 • Next Nicholas Cage 2010 • Small Town Saturday Night Chris Pine

TV SHOWS FILMED IN BIG BEAR Bonanza Lassie (series) HR Pufnstuf General Hospital The King of Queens Grey’s Anatomy The Bachelorette See BigBear.com for additional listings of movies and TV shows

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WINTERTIME WARMS HEARTS WITH A BLANKET OF SNOW Winter sports put Big Bear on the map! For more than 75 years, Big Bear has served multiple generations with thrills in the snow. Playing in the white stuff has become an annual pilgrimage for some, yet a brand new experience for others. Many folks will attest that snow is a natural bonding mechanism for families and for friends. You could choose to ski or ride Big Bear Mountain Resort’s groomed packed-powder trails, trek into the wooded backcountry via snowshoes, spin down snow-packed slopes on an inner tube, build a snowman, or make a snow angel on the wintery-white surface. One thing for certain is you’re in for quite the treat. Take a trip up to the snow-capped mountains and you’ll discover how a blanket of snow can warm your heart.

SNOWBOARDER, SKIER, TUBING, GIRLS SKIING © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT / LEE STOCKWELL

SNOWFLAKES © LARINEB / STOCK.ADOBE.COM

Skiing and Snowboarding Big Bear Mountain Resort Big Bear Lake is home to Southern California’s two premier ski resorts. Big Bear Mountain Resort is where tradition meets progression. Snow Summit is the place for everyday skiers and riders in search of a friendly, laid back winter playground. Bear Mountain has been pushing the progression of winter sports for 75 years and is home to the only halfpipes, highest lift-served peak (8,805’) and largest beginner area in Southern California.

SNOW SUMMIT

GOLDSMITHS SPORTS

880 Summit Blvd. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) (see ad page 50) BigBearMountainResort.com

42071 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2728 (see ad page 35) GoldsmithsSports.com

Ski & Snowboard Rentals & Retail

SNOW SUMMIT

Whether it’s your first-time out, or if you wish to demo the latest and greatest, Big Bear’s ski and board shops outfit everyone for high performance on the slopes. Rental shops make it easy to get in and get out so you get more runs in. Rental shops sell today’s hottest gear and clothing styles, too.

BEAR MOUNTAIN

BEAR MOUNTAIN

43101 Goldmine Dr. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) (see ad page 50) BigBearMountainResort.com

43101 Goldmine Dr. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) (see ad page 50) BigBearMountainResort.com

880 Summit Blvd. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) (see ad page 50) BigBearMountainResort.com

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Fat Tire Bikes You can now ride a bike in the snow, thanks to fat tire bikes. Ride the snow, it’s super fun!

BEAR VALLEY BIKES 40298 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8000 BVBikes.com

Snowshoe Rentals & Tours

Snow Tubing

Experience the serenity of the winter forest only possible on snowshoes. Forge your own path at your own pace. No lift lines, no pressure, no closing hours. What you do get is an aerobic workout that doesn’t feel like exercise. Rent snowshoes and go out on your own, or join a snowshoe tour with an experienced tour guide that will show you the ropes.

Experience the thrill of inner tubing down snow-packed slopes, specifically designed for good times. Snow tubing in the winter wonderland is the ultimate outdoor outing for your family that creates memories to last a lifetime. In fact, many families have made sliding down the slopes of Big Bear Lake an annual tradition. Make it easy on your legs with a Magic Carpet ride to the top for less muscle stress and more family fun times.

ACTION TOURS 40957 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-0390 (see ad page 17) ActionToursCalifornia.com

ALPINE SLIDE AT MAGIC MOUNTAIN

BEAR VALLEY BIKES 40298 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8000 BVBikes.com

800 Wildrose Ln. 909-866-4626 (see ad page 51) AlpineSlideBigBear.com

BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER SNOWSHOE ECOTOURS

BIG BEAR SNOWPLAY

40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-382-2790 (see ad page 17) MountainFoundations.org

42825 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-0075 (see ad page 51) BigBearSnowPlay.com

GOLDSMITHS SPORTS

GRIZZLY RIDGE TUBE PARK

42071 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2728 (see ad page 35) GoldsmithsSports.com

880 Summit Blvd. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) (see ad page 50) BigBearMountainResort.com

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TIP Some of the best recreation, dining and lodging deals are available in Big Bear midweek. Weekday guests also take advantage of shorter lift lines.


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BEAR ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR WINTER TRIP Once December, January and February roll around, it’s time to keep an eye on weather forecasts and get ready to experience a magical winter getaway. Mother Nature returns to Big Bear year after year to deliver beautiful layers upon layers of white goodness. When this occurs it’s time to prepare for a fun jaunt to the snow-covered mountains. Whether it’s your very first trip to the snow or even if you’re a seasoned winter pro, it’s important to pack the ‘bear’ essentials before you head up. One of the most necessary items of course, is warm clothing and headwear. Moisture wicking base layers are highly suggested. If you plan to spend an extended period of time playing in the snow, be sure to bring waterresistant outerwear (pants, jacket, gloves). You’ll want to keep your eyes protected with goggles or sunglasses. Remember, Big Bear is at a higher altitude, which means lips and skin needs extra protection. So check off lip balm and sunblock (SPF 30 or higher) from your winter checklist before heading up. You’ll want to make sure you have key components for your vehicle, too. Carry tire chains inside your vehicle from November to April, and be prepared to show the chains at all times. An ice scraper is a good idea to have just in case you need to clear the windshield. Last but not least, don’t forget your snow toys such as skis, snowboard, boots, poles, sled, snowshoes, etc. If you have the ‘bear’ essentials, your time in the snow will be much more enjoyable.

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

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GET MORE MOUNTAIN IN BIG BEAR! Big Bear Mountain Resort is Southern California’s favorite winter destination, with two distinct mountains — Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Renowned for its skiing and snowboarding, Big Bear Mountain Resort has something for everyone, including the best snow conditions in Southern California with 400+ combined acres of rideable terrain, the region’s largest beginner areas and award-winning terrain parks (with over 200 park features). Best of all, lift tickets are valid for same-day access to both mountains, with free inter-mountain shuttle service available every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays. Both mountains feature full-service rental and retail shops, multiple dining options, and group and private lessons. There are also activities for nonskiers/snowboarders like the Grizzly Ridge Tube Park, as well as family-friendly events, including the annual New Year’s Torchlight Parade and Bear Break spring celebration. 800.424.4232

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SNOWBOARDER, FAMILY © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

The Adventure Academies Snow Summit and Bear Mountain’s Adventure Academies offer a one-stop shop for all kids’ rentals, tickets, and sports school registration — so families can spend less time in line and more time enjoying the slopes.

Lift & Lodging Packages Big Bear Mountain Resort is proud to partner with BigBear.com to offer lift and lodging packages for your next trip to the mountains. Whether you’re planning for a weekend getaway or week-long family vacation, there’s sure to be a package that fits your needs and budget.

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Amangelas.com • 909-878-0015 American/BBQ/Continental/Deli BigBearMountainResort.com • 844-GO2-BEAR

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BEN & JERRY’S ICE CREAM

Ice Cream Shop BenJerry.com/BigBearLake • 909-366-0474

652 Pine Knot Ave.

40827 Stone Rd.

$8.00 & UP

BBLBC.com • 909-878-0283

THE BONE YARD BAR & GRILL

Casual Dining TheBoneYardBarAndGrill.com • 909-878-0401

560 Pine Knot Ave.

CLUBHOUSE GRILL (Bear Mountain Golf Course) American / Deli / BBQ 50 BigBearMountainResort.com • 909-585-8002

DYNASTY

$4.99 & UP

Chinese/Szechuan BigBearDynasty.com • 909-866-7887

40989 Big Bear Blvd.

A GOURMET PERSONAL CHEF Prepares meals at your location

Nepalese/Indian HimalayanBigBear.com • 909-878-3068

672 Pine Knot Ave. #2

NOTTINGHAMS

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THE PINES LAKEFRONT

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Fresh Country Italian SweetBasilBistro.net • 909-866-9212 800.424.4232

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Contemporary American PeppercornGrille.com • 909-866-5405

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350 Alden Rd.

$9.95 & UP

$4.95 & UP WEEKENDS

OUTSIDE

$6.95 & UP

OAKSIDE RESTAURANT & BAR 40701 Village Dr.

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40797 Big Bear Blvd.

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$8.50 & UP

Continental/American ChefAllan.net • 909-827-4558

HIMALAYAN RESTAURANT

40191 Big Bear Blvd.

$7.00 & UP

Steak & Seafood CaptainsAnchorage.com • 909-866-3997

42148 Moonridge Way

40766 Village Dr.

$7.00 & UP

CAPTAIN’S ANCHORAGE

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NIGHTLIFE 21 and Over BIG BEAR LAKE BREWING CO. 40827 Stone Rd. 909-878-0283 BBLBC.com

THE BONE YARD BAR & GRILL 560 Pine Knot Ave. 909-878-0401 TheBoneYardBarAndGrill.com

CAPTAIN’S ANCHORAGE 42148 Moonridge Way 909-866-3997 Captain’s Anchorage.com

THE CAVE 40789 Village Dr. 909-878-0500 TheCaveBigBear.com

NOTTINGHAMS TAVERN 40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4644 NottinghamsTavern.com

OAKSIDE RESTAURANT & BAR 40701 Village Dr. 909-866-5555 OaksideRestaurant.com

THE PINES LAKEFRONT

FINE DINING © SHEBEKO / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

COCKTAILS © CRISTI LUCACI / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

350 Alden Rd. 909-866-5400 ThePinesLakefront.com

SUNSET DINNER CRUISES (seasonal) 439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-8129 (see ad page 24) PineKnotMarina.com

WYATT’S GRILL & SALOON 42900 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-3000 WyattsBigBear.com

Nightlife for All Ages THE BOWLING BARN 40625 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-2695 BowlingBarn.com

MOUNTAIN ROOM ESCAPES 1121 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City 40729 Village Dr. #6 877-584-6427 MountainRoomEscapes.com

Taxi Anyone? BIG BEAR CAB CO. 909-866-TAXI (8294) 2018-19 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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Even shopping is an adventure! Big Bear’s charming mountain town offers lots of quaint boutiques, gift shops, specialty stores, sporting goods, and galleries to tempt you in and around town.

BEAR VALLEY BIKES

GOLDSMITHS SPORTS

40298 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8000 BVBikes.com

42071 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2728 (see ad pages 20 & 35) GoldsmithsSports.com

BROWN BEAR GIFT SHOP 675 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-4345 BrownBearGiftShop.com

YARN DESIGNER’S BOUTIQUE 439 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City 909-584-9715 YarnDesignersBoutique.com

GOLD RUSH GIFT EMPORIUM 40016 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-5678 GoldRushMiningAdventures.com

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SHOPPING Combine the pine-scented forests and clean mountain air of Big Bear with a professional massage therapist and you get total bliss.

LONGEVITY MASSAGE & BODYWORK 909-747-7156 LongevityMassageBBL.com

MOUNTAIN MOBILE MASSAGE & SPA 42718 Moonridge Rd. 909-800-8103 BigBearMassage.com

THE VILLAGE SPA 40729 Village Drive, Suite 9 909-866-2504 TheVillageDaySpaInBigBear.com

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FAMILY SHOPPING © BIG BEAR VISITORS BUREAU / LEE STOCKWELL ICE CREAM © DESIGNSTOCK / STOCK.ADOBE.COM SPA STONES © AFRICA STUDIO / STOCK.ADOBE.COM MASSAGE © VALENTYN VOLKOV / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM BIG BEAR HOMES © BIG BEAR VISITORS BUREAU / LEE STOCKWELL PINE CONES © PHOTOS.COM

REAL ESTATE Big Bear’s scenery is so mesmerizing you’ll want your own mountain dream home. Contact a Big Bear real estate professional to view your future lakeside retreat or forest hideaway.

BIGBEARREALESTATE.COM – RE/MAX BIG BEAR 41114 Big Bear Blvd. 909-547-7550 BRE#01825817 BigBearRealEstate.com

JOE & ANA KOVICH – KELLER WILLIAMS / BIG BEAR TEAM REALTY

RAHILL REAL ESTATE GROUP – KELLER WILLIAMS

42149 Big Bear Blvd. 909-521-0330 BRE#01380722 BigBearTeam.com

42149 Big Bear Blvd. 909-547-4402 BRE#01705202 SearchBigBearRealEstate.com

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KAREN LAVROUHIN & DALLAS – THE W!N GROUP KELLER WILLIAMS

THE MIKE SANNES REAL ESTATE TEAM – KELLER WILLIAMS

42149 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-9888 BRE#01442081 YourBigBearHome.com

42149 Big Bear Blvd. #B 909-435-5155 BRE#01445693 RealEstate-BigBear.com

JANE BRAYTON – MOUNTAIN LAKE PROPERTIES 571 Pine Knot Ave. 575 Pine Knot Ave., #C 909-915-4980 BRE#01269899 BigBearPropertyList.com

MIKE DOLAN & ASSOCIATES – KELLER WILLIAMS 42149 Big Bear Blvd., Suite A 909-866-6453 BRE#00752899 BigBearProperties.com

ANNETTE KARNES SELL BIG BEAR TEAM – KELLER WILLIAMS 42149 Big Bear Blvd. 909-800-4365 BRE#01321972

AnnetteKarnes.com

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MISS LIBERTY PADDLEWHEEL TOUR BOAT 439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-8129 (see ad page 24) PineKnotMarina.com

NOTTINGHAMS RESTAURANT 40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4644 (see ads pages 24 & 25) NottinghamsTavern.com

THE PINES LAKEFRONT

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

350 Alden Rd. 909-866-5400 (see ad page 43) ThePineLakefront.com

VACATION IN THE VILLAGE 909-866-4335 GreySquirrel.com

CREATING MEMORABLE WEDDINGS

Catering & Rehearsal Dinners

One of the most important decisions when planning a wedding is the location. Big Bear Lake offers the perfect backdrop for your memorable dream wedding in the mountains. Choosing this alpine paradise for a wedding celebration reflects a husband and wife’s desire to share a quality lifestyle together. Big Bear provides a beautiful blue lake, tranquil forest settings, mild temperatures, sunny skies, charming lodging accommodations and first-rate hospitality. Four seasons abound in Big Bear giving you four distinct backdrops to choose from. You may choose to have your special day surrounded by glorious changing colors of maples, aspens and poplars in autumn, or a romantic setting of snow capped mountains in winter. A springtime wedding creates a pastel landscape with blossoming wildflowers and fruit trees, while summer months capture the embrace of whispering pines and brilliant blue skies. Nighttime is another option for you to exchange vows under starlit skies that sparkle like jewels.

Please see Dining Guide, page 38.

Wedding Venues & Receptions ALPENHORN BED & BREAKFAST 601 Knight Ave. 909-909-866-5700 Alpenhorn.com

APPLES BED & BREAKFAST INN 42430 Moonridge Rd. 909-866-0903 ApplesBedAndBreakfast.com

BEAR CREEK RESORT 40210 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0220 BearCreek-Resort.com

BEST WESTERN BIG BEAR CHATEAU

Please see lodging listings, pages 44-48.

Wedding Cakes

39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 (see ad page 22) FawnHarbor.com

SISTER MY SISTER BAKE SHOP

CASTLEWOOD COTTAGES 547 Main St. 909-866-2720 CastlewoodCottages.com

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

THE INN AT FAWNSKIN B&B 880 Canyon Rd., Fawnskin 909-866-3200 FawnskinInn.com

BIG BEAR LAKE CONVENTION CENTER

THE LODGE AT BIG BEAR LAKE, A HOLIDAY INN RESORT

42900 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-3000 BigBearEvents.com

40650 Village Dr. 909-866-3121 TheLodgeAtBigBearLake.com

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CAPTAIN JOHN’S FAWN HARBOR AND MARINA

880 Summit Blvd. 43101 Goldmine Dr. 844-GO2-BEAR (462-2327) (see ad page 50) BigBearMountainResort.com

42200 Moonridge Rd. 909-866-6666 BestWestern.com

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Your wedding cake should be as unique as the two of you. Let Sister My Sister create the perfect wedding cake for you!

BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

Big Bear offers a wide-range of venues for weddings and celebrations.

Day Spas & Massage

800.424.4232

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40191 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0878 Facebook.com/sistermysister

Personal Chef Relax and enjoy a gourmet meal without leaving home. From menu planning to food preparation through cleanup, all arrangements are handled with expertise. A Gourmet Personal Chef takes care of every aspect of your special event at your location. Be sure to check out the Yelp! reviews.

A GOURMET PERSONAL CHEF 909-827-4558 ChefAllan.net


A SOCIAL EXPERIENCE HIGH ABOVE IT ALL Sure, social media connects you to your network of people. But can these social media sites deliver inspiration, rejuvenation and harmony? Now, imagine meeting with your social media contacts live, in person at a place where everyone becomes energized by its surrounding beauty, a place that embraces people of all genres whether it’s for socialization, or to roll up the sleeves to get things done!

Corporate, Meetings, Retreats & Team Training Let Big Bear’s serene atmosphere provide the visual aids for your next meeting or special occasion. Whether it’s a church retreat, corporate meeting, team-building program or family reunion, you’ll be sure to reach new heights together in Big Bear Lake.

ACTION TOURS

BRIDE & GROOM © GREG ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

WEDDING CAKE © BROSTOCK / STOCK.ADOBE.COM

ROPES COURSE © PINE SUMMIT CAMP & CONFERENCE CENTER

40957 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-0390 (see ad page 17) ActionToursCalifornia.com

AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE 805-603-5620 UrbanAdventureQuest.com

BIG BEAR HOSTEL

MOUNTAIN ROOM ESCAPES 1121 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City 40729 Village Dr., #6 877-584-6427 MountainRoomEscapes.com

PINE SUMMIT CAMP & CONFERENCE CENTER 700 Wren Dr. 909-878-0140 PineSummit.com

527 Knickerbocker Rd. 909-866-8900 BigBearHostel.com

SACRED HEART RETREAT CAMP

BIG BEAR LAKE CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE CENTER

TARZAN BOAT

575 Prairie Lane 909-866-2360

CAMP TANDA 40005 Lakeview Dr. 909-375-3014

896 Cienega Rd. 909-866-5696 39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 (see ad page 24) FawnHarbor.com/the-tarzan-boat

Crafting, Scrapbooking & Quilting Big Bear is ideally suited for scrapbook and quilting groups seeking the perfect crafters’ retreat. Please call ahead to reserve space for your group.

APPLES BED & BREAKFAST INN 42430 Moonridge Rd. 909-866-0903 ApplesBedAndBreakfast.com

A Restaurant for All Seasons and All Reasons • Gourmet Menu with Wild Game; Wine Spectator Award Winner • Wedding Lakeside on Cobblestone Terrace with Grecian Pergola • Cocktail Lounge featuring Live Jazz every Thursday • Welcome boaters! “Dock & Dine” with Free Slips • Beautiful Garden Patio equipped with Heaters & Firepit plus a “Build-Your-Own” Bloody Mary Bar

• 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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ACCOMMODATIONS LODGING OPTIONS

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

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.

THE INN AT FAWNSKIN BED & BREAKFAST 880 Canyon Rd., Fawnskin 909-866-3200

SWITZERLAND HAUS BED & BREAKFAST

Bed & Breakfast Inns Each Bed & Breakfast establishment in Big Bear offers a unique experience, from the elegantly rustic to modern contemporary. After a restful night in plush accommodations, your scrumptious gourmet breakfast is served each morning to start the day.

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

APPLES BED & BREAKFAST INN 42430 Moonridge Rd. 909-866-0903

EAGLE’S NEST BED & BREAKFAST AND LODGE 41675 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-6465

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

LAGONITA LODGE 183 Lagunita Lane 909-866-6531 (see ad page 35)

SNOW LAKE LODGE / TRICOM MANAGEMENT 41579 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4694

41829 Switzerland Dr. 909-866-3729

SNOW SUMMIT TOWNHOUSE RENTALS & SALES

Condominiums & Townhomes

861 Thrush Dr. #44 909-866-2223

Condos are the ideal resting spot if you wish to stay at the base of the ski slopes or right on the lake. Conveniently accessible to recreational activities, condominium vacation rentals range from four-star luxury to comfortably economical.

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

BOULDER CREEK RESORT 760 Blue Jay Rd. 909-752-3006 (see ad pages 2 & 3)

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

Hotels Pamper yourself with the full-service comforts of Big Bear’s fine hotels, from an elegant European chateau to a fashionably rustic Adirondack lodge — without breaking the bank!

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

THE CLUB AT BIG BEAR VILLAGE

THE LODGE AT BIG BEAR LAKE, A HOLIDAY INN RESORT

40671 Village Dr. 909-878-2700

40650 Village Dr. 909-866-3121

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

BEARFOOT STAYS 909-366-5500

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KEY © HLJDESIGN / STOCK.ADOBE.COM

WALKING DOG © NICOLE KNOX

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

BIG BEAR CABINS FOR RENT LLC 800-770-2210

BIG BEAR CONCIERGE

BIGBEARESCAPES.COM

GRIZZLY VACATION RENTALS

909-366-2300

909-547-0807

BRUIN TROJAN REALTORS

HAPPY BEAR VACATION RENTALS

909-585-4991

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

COZY HOLLOW LODGE VACATION RENTALS 40409 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-9694

LAKEWOOD CABINS PRIVATE HOME RENTALS 858-753-8188

DESTINATION BIG BEAR

R & R BIG BEAR

41922 Fox Farm Rd. 909-752-0234

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

EAGLE POINT RENTALS

RESORT TOWN RENTALS

310-948-1717

40585 Big Bear Blvd. #4 909-363-5360 (see ad page 39)

EXCLUSIVE BB RENTALS 951-609-8606

ROBINHOOD RENTALS

FIVE STAR VACATION RENTALS

40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4643 (see ad pages 24 & 25)

42001 Big Bear Blvd. #5 310-800-5454

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

VILLAGE RESERVATIONS SERVICE

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

RS VACATIONS 436 W. Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City 855-366-0800 713 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-8583

WOWRENTALS.COM 909-366-5525

805-710-1523

BIG BEAR COOL CABINS

INSIDER

40375 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-7374 (see ad pages 4 & 5)

TIP

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

Pets need vacations, too! Your lovable, four-legged friends can vacation with you, thanks to a number of petfriendly lodging facilities in Big Bear Lake. Your pet can experience the great outdoors in our beautiful mountain setting. Log onto BigBear.com/ places-to-stay/ pet-friendly/

BIG BEAR GETAWAY 816 W Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City 909-585-1547 (see ad page 20)

BIG BEAR LAKEFRONT CABINS 41011 Big Bear Blvd. Suite #2, Big Bear City 909-547-6015

BIG BEAR LUXURY PROPERTIES 41922 Fox Farm Rd. 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. 951-BIG-BEAR (see ad pages 2 & 3) 2018-19 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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EMBERS LODGE AND CABINS 40229 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0601

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

39280 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3105

ADORABLE VILLAGE CABINS BY CABINS4LESS 40849 Pedder Rd. 909-866-3105

BAY MEADOWS RESORT 39756 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4666

BEAR CREEK RESORT 40210 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0220

BIG BEAR FRONTIER 40472 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-5888

BIG BEAR LAKESIDE CABINS 402 Georgia Street 760-269-5960

BIG BEAR MANOR SPA CABINS

Resort Lodges

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

LAKEVIEW LODGE & TOWNHOMES 728 Paine Rd. 951-BIG-BEAR

LAKEWOOD CABINS 586 Main Street 858-753-8188

BIG BEAR 4 SEASON LODGE 439 Jeffries Rd. 909-866-7374

LILY BEAR RESORT

BIG BEAR LAKEFRONT LODGE

41545 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2574

MAJESTIC MOOSE LODGE 39328 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2435

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

PINE HAVEN COTTAGES

546 Pine Knot Ave. 909-366-0998

EDGEWATER BY CABINS4LESS

40660 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2253

PINE KNOT GUEST RANCH CABINS

BLACK BEAR COTTAGES

QUAIL COVE LAKESIDE LODGE 39117 North Shore Dr., Fawnskin 909-866-5957

BLACK FOREST LODGE

SHORE ACRES LODGE

41121 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2166

40090 Lakeview Dr. 951-BIG-BEAR (see ad pages 2 & 3)

CAMP HOLLYWOOD BY CABINS4LESS

SLEEPY FOREST COTTAGES 404 S Eureka Dr. 909-866-7444

HILLCREST LODGE 40241 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-7330

42440 Moonridge Rd. 909-366-0656

547 Main Street 909-866-2720

BIG BEAR VILLAGE LODGE

FIRESIDE LODGE

517 Knight Ave. 909-866-2637

908 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-6500

CASTLE WOOD COTTAGES

40360 Lakeview Dr. 909-866-8271

39236 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3105

40393 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-6800

39212 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3105

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

HONEY BEAR LODGE AND CABINS 40994 Pennsylvania Ave. 909-866-7825

KNIGHTS INN 40598 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0115

LAKEVIEW FOREST LODGE 40715 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8200

TIMBERLINE LODGE

LINDBERG SUITES

39921 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2720

41095 Big Bear Blvd. 904-479-6909

COZY HOLLOW LODGE 40409 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-9694

INSIDER

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CREEK RUNNERS LODGE 374 Georgia Street 909-866-4335

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WOLF CREEK RESORT

CABIN © BIG BEAR VISITORS BUREAU / LEE STOCKWELL

Resort cabins resemble story-book cottages, perfect if you have a small family or if it’s just you and your significant other. Most properties have outdoor recreation areas with games and other amusements to suit kids of all ages!

742 Tulip Lane 909-866-3105 41421 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0220

GREY SQUIRREL RESORT

Resort Cabins

TULIP LANE CABINS BY CABINS4LESS


MARINA RESORT 40770 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-5000

MOTEL 6 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 ads pages 24 & 25)

SHERWOOD FOREST 40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4643 (see ads pages 24 & 25)

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

TIMBER HAVEN LODGE 877 Tulip Lane 909-866-7207

TRAVELODGE 39471 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0125

Camps – Group Lodging

Rental by Owner

BIG BEAR LAKE CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE CENTER

Each property offers a unique experience that reflects the character of the home owner.

575 Prairie Lane 909-866-2360

1 ADORABLE HIDEAWAY

CAMP TANDA

626-422-0743

40005 Lakeview Dr. 909-375-3014

1 KOOL TREEHOUSE

PINE SUMMIT CAMP/ SALVATION ARMY

626-422-0743

101 PROPERTIES

700 Wren Dr. 909-878-0140

818-731-2738

SA HA LE LODGE

310-663-6779

39853 Crocus Dr. 909-866-4155

447 WINDSONG

365 VACATION RENTALS (winter only)

949-241-3471

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

632 BIG BEAR 714-353-5433

Hostels – Group Lodging Easy on the pocketbook, hostels offer a European ambience, communalstyle lodging and a fun atmosphere. Great for outdoor enthusiasts and international travelers.

BIG BEAR HOSTEL

730 TAYLES POINT LLC 310-596-9535

A DANCING BEAR 562-972-6974

ALL SEASONS PROPERTIES LLC 714-425-3787

ANNALORO FAMILY CABIN

527 Knickerbocker Rd. 909-866-8900

949-412-3080 808-271-3888

WISHING WELL

ITH BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE LODGE

540 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-3505

657 Modoc Ave. 909-866-2532

909-475-7368

VINTAGE LAKESIDE INN 41076 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4978

APPLE JACK’S CABIN BABY BEAR BUNGALOW BEAR COVE CHALET QUAIL 310-463-3777

BEAR MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY 909-281-4247

BEARLY HOME BIG BEAR LAKE 909-435-5855

BEARLY HOME CABIN 562-290-9944

BIG BEAR CABIN RENTAL 818-970-6375

BIG BEAR CASTLE 760-360-6444

BIG BEAR ESCAPE CABIN RENTAL 909-213-6388

BIG BEAR FUN CABINS 909-866-9888

BIG BEAR LAKE RETREATS 760-470-7776

BIG BEAR LAKEVIEW VACATION HOME 844-707-4623

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BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN CABIN

FANCY BEAR LODGE

PEREGRINE PINES

909-584-5010

949-331-4589

619-606-2750

BIG BEAR SEA 2 SKI

FOREST SHORES

PINE ROCK CABIN

949-433-0308

949-214-5609

760-473-3533

BIG BEAR SKI CHALET

FOXTAIL LODGE

REBAH GETAWAYS, LLC

949-378-7215

323-300-6683

GRAMPA MIKE’S CABINS

RIDGECREST LODGE

818-521-9115

310-923-3304

GREEN ELF LODGE

ROBINSON PROPERTIES

818-679-4456

619-519-1216

THE GREEN SHALLOT

ROSIE’S ROMP AT BIG BEAR

BIG BEAR TETON CABIN 909-800-6684

BIRCH BEAR HOLIDAYS 949-275-3448

BLACK BEAR RETREAT 909-648-3948

626-319-5115

BLACKS BEAR MOUNTAIN LODGE 949-680-6147

HALEY’S HEAVENLY HAVEN 714-552-3004

BLUE DAY LAKE VIEW

HARBOR COVE LODGES

949-230-1311

760-695-6343

CABIN 774

HUNTERSCABINRETREATS.COM

619-274-2227

626-246-4279

CELEBRITY MOUNTAIN VACATION RENTALS

INSPIRATIONS AT BIG BEAR LAKE

909-866-5034

CHEZ BEAR 310-346-7427

CONCIERGE BIG BEAR 562-896-1551

COOPERS COTTAGE 909-733-9633 888-406-5988

COZY CABIN 858-997-9995

COZY CABINS FOR YOU

RUSTIC COVE, INC 909-547-4035

SAL’S REALITY CHECK 714-655-5747

SAN DIEGO ECO RENTALS 858-859-0403

805-892-4184

SCENIC ESCAPE VACATION RENTAL

IZZY’S CABIN BIG BEAR LAKE

913-704-7840

714-504-9975

SEMINOFF PROPERTIES, LLC

KANODIA CABINS

818-207-9327

714-745-9112

SKI HAUS

THE LANDHAUS BIG BEAR

909-521-8439

858-531-1412

SKI/BIKE ESCAPE/WALK TO RESORT

LARK CABIN RENTALS

COUGAR’S TREE HOUSE

714-612-2455

714-336-9683

909-213-6388

LASSEN LODGE

STEPS TO THE LIFTS

619-988-1762

805-455-1238

MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN BB

STEPS-2-SUMMIT

818-272-7162

949-378-2523

949-683-3028

COZY HIDEAWAY

MILO BEAR CABIN

SUMMIT COZY CABIN

760-420-9472

818-794-0056

626-893-1211

CRYSTAL FOX RETREAT

MOONRIDGE RETREATS

SUMMIT SKI LODGE

909-994-4169

909-754-3017

619-807-7219

THE CUB HOUSE

NEED A VACATION

SUNSET SKI RETREAT

323-363-7423

760-680-9075

909-499-0070

EAGLE CREEK – LUXURY CABIN

NUGENT GETAWAYS

TEDDY BEAR’S CABINS LLC

714-658-4798

949-371-9947

877-452-5638

EL OSITO CABIN

OSOBELLO ESCAPES

TREEHAUS CHALET

323-559-5298

323-972-4916

909-764-8439

ELYSIUM CABIN BY ITH

PARADISE CABIN

TWIN PINES CABIN

909-866-2532

805-797-2491

619-850-2900

ESCAPADE VACATION RENTALS

PARK PLACE

WARNER ENTERPRISES

805-892-4184

714-356-9729

714-654-4721

WHISPERING PINES CABIN 805-379-0880

INSIDER

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WILLOW CABIN 423-827-4244

YOSEMITEDRIVE.COM 909-545-6933

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BIG BEAR REGION AT A GLANCE MAP To Las Vegas

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EXIT 76 Waterman Ave. CA18

VISITOR CENTER

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ONTARIO

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EXIT 79 Orange St. CA38

Colton Loma Linda

REDLANDS

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Big Bear City

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INSIDER

Beaumont

SAN BERNARDINO

TIP

East is least! Hwy. 38 saves time.

Yucaipa To Palm Springs >

To San Diego

During peak travel times, Hwy. 38 through Redlands is the fastest and easiest route to and from Big Bear.

BIG BEAR DRIVING TIPS

HOW TO GET HERE

Year-Round

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.

• 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

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. 2018-19 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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2018-19 Official Lodging & Vistors Guide  
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