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SnowSummitBigBearLakeSpringBig Bear Lake welcomes spring with beautiful weather this coming week. Temps will be in the 60’s this weekend with lots of sunshine and light afternoon winds. Gorgeous!

Take advantage of Big Bear Mountain Resorts March Madness Special and get in some final days of skiing and boarding for the season with an unbelievable deal. Details can be found in yesterday’s post HERE. Check out the Flyer below for information on some of the events happening this weekend. There is always something for everyone to enjoy in Big Bear!

Remember to book your cabin with RS Vacations. Not only will you find a wide selection of clean and comfortable cabins, but you will also receive professional and individual service – from inquiry through the end of your stay. And don’t forget, now through April 2, 2015, get 3 nights for the price of 2 when you stay with us mid-week (Sunday-Thursday). Visit us at RSVacations.net and select one of our beautiful cabins-the special will apply automatically! Book your Big Bear Getaway today!

3-20-15Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 3-21-15Events courtesy of BigBear.com

Making plans for Spring Break? Check out this amazing special from Big Bear Mountain Resorts:

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Free Spring Skiing & Riding with a deposit on next season’s pass!

The March Madness Special at Bear Mountain & Snow Summit allows you to get FREE skiing & riding. Here’s how it works:

For just $99 you can ski or ride the remainder of this season at both Bear Mountain & Snow Summit with no blackout dates or restrictions. Basically you pay for one and a half days and the rest of your days are covered for FREE! To top it off your $99 payment is applied toward any 2015/2016 Season Pass (including the Cali4nia Pass) at the lowest rates available starting March 23.

When you narrow it down, it’s simply FREE spring skiing & riding with a deposit on next season’s pass. The March Madness Special is available for a limited time only! For details visit Bear Mountain or Snow Summit.

Here at RS Vacations we are having a little March Madness of our own. Now through April 2, 2015, get 3 nights for the price of 2 when you stay with us mid-week (Sunday-Thursday). Visit us at RSVacations.net and select one of our beautiful cabins-the special will apply automatically! Book your Big Bear Getaway with us and come on up and hit the slopes!

As we have been enjoying spectacular, spring weather the last several days, I got to thinking how very much I love springtime in Big Bear. It brought to mind a post of mine from last year at this time and I decided to share it once again. Yes, Big Bear is a beautiful wintertime destination (the slopes are still open so come on up!), but it is not only a wintertime destination. Enjoy!

As winter (if you want to call it that this year :( ) in Big Bear Lake winds down, I can’t help but look forward to springtime in the mountains. I love the warming days and cool nights, the flowers and trees blooming, the blue skies….truly beautiful.

Big Bear SpringOne of the most surprising things to me is that most people believe that Big Bear is strictly a winter destination – no more than a ski town. I can’t even count how many guests this year asked me what we do up here the rest of the year. Or, when I suggested that they visit us in spring or summer, they asked “but what is there to do?”

I guess I take it all for granted because I’ve lived here since I was 7, but truly, winter is my least favorite season in Big Bear. Don’t get me wrong, the snow is beautiful and I do enjoy skiing, but there is just so much more to do in the other months. Lake activities such as kayaking, fishing, boating and more, golfing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, the zoo, the alpine slide and waterslide. The list goes on. Not to mention the shopping and restaurants in The Village, art shows, wine walks, car shows, music events, theater offerings and the Independence Day fireworks show.golf in the mountains_0

While ‘June gloom’ gets you down, we are enjoying sparkling blue skies! When you are sweating it out in July, we are putting on a light sweater for our evening walks. Seriously people, it is GORGEOUS up here in the spring, summer and fall!! And guess what? It is less expensive to enjoy Big Bear in the “off” seasons as well. Do yourself a favor and come up to explore Big Bear Lake in the warmer months. You will be amazed at our perfect weather and how much there is to do up here.

RS Vacations offers cabins of every size and location. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway for your sweetheart or want to have a fun weekend with family and friends, we have what you are looking for. Do you want to bring up the boat and need a lakefront with a private dock? We can help you. Looking for something close to the National Forest to do some hiking? You’ve come to the right place! Plan to do some shopping in The Village? We have cabins within walking distance. Golfing or Mountain Biking? A whole bunch of cabins close by. We also offer discount coupon packages on several activities and are adding more all the time. There are some great specials going on right now as well,so check out our packages and specials page.

FeathernestUpstairsDeckView-DockKeep an eye on this blog (subscribe!!) for what’s going on and visit our website at RSVacations.net to check out our wide selection of cabins. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!! See you soon!

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We have received several inches of new snow here in Big Bear since yesterday and are expecting a few more inches today as well! Fresh powder has been pretty rare this season, so why not head up and enjoy it while you can?  Best of all, RS Vacations is running a midweek special of 3 Nights for the Price of 2 (Sunday through Thursday), so now is the PERFECT time to getaway to paradise and hit the slopes!!

Head on over to RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear Cabin today. The special applies automatically! Please see website specials page for details and restrictions.

Be sure to have tire chains with you. You will need them!

snow tubing 1The coming week will bring beautiful, spring-like weather to Big Bear Lake with highs in the upper 50’s to low 60’s – gorgeous weather to get out and explore Big Bear!

This weekend you can hit the slopes, do some tubing, take a nature hike in the forest, walk the lakeside path, stroll through the Village and so much more! Check out the Event Flyer below for just some of the events happening around town.

If you or someone you know is looking for a cabin in Big Bear, whether for this weekend or in the future, please visit our website at RSVacations.net. We have an ever-growing number of cabins available: From quiet Lakefronts for 2 to one of our Lodge Cabins that sleep 12 +. Most of our cabins have the amenities you are looking for such as WiFi, Cable, Spas, BBQs, Game Tables and more, and we have Stunning Lakefronts and Cozy Cabins that are walking distance to the slopes! RS Vacations offers superior customer service and we do everything possible to make sure your visit is enjoyable. Take a look at what we have to offer and book your perfect BigBear Cabin today!!

 

2-5-15Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 2-7-15Events courtesy of BigBear.com

Come CHILL with us in Beautiful Big Bear Lake this winter season and save money on your perfect Vacation Rental Cabin from RS Vacations!

 

Check out our sweet winter specials below, then head over to RSVacations.net and book your perfect Big Bear Lake Getaway!!

 

Winter 2015 – Cozy Cabin Special

January 19 – April 2 (EXCLUDING Holidays)
Book one of our selected Cozy Cabins this Winter Season and save 10% on your 2 Night Stay. Offer good on NEW reservations only with stays between 1/19/15 and 4/2/15 (NOT Valid on President’s Day Weekend). Selected cabins only – offer will automatically apply. Cannot be combined with any other discount and other restrictions may apply.
Winter 2015 – Midweek 3 for 2

January 19 – April 2 (EXCLUDING Holidays)
Get 3 Nights for the Price of 2 when you stay with us WEEKDAYS this Winter Season (1/19 – 4/2)! Good on NEW Reservation stays Sunday – Thursday only. NOT VALID on President’s Day Weekend (2/15- 2/16). Select cabins only – special will automatically apply. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Other restrictions may apply.

mark-your-calendarBig Bear Lake has so many events happening all the time, it can be hard to keep up! On the first Tuesday of every month, we will dedicate Tuesday’s Topic to upcoming events so that you can plan ahead to join us for the fun!

Yesterday, Punxsutawney Phil promised us 6 more weeks of winter and we are holding him to it! Even though the snow has been light this season (so far), the Ski Resorts and Snow Play areas have been making snow every chance they get and have good coverage for your wintertime fun.

Let RS Vacations provide you with the perfect cabin for your Big Bear Escape. We offer clean, comfortable cabins with the very best amenities and we pride ourselves on EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE! You will not be disappointed! Check out our cabin selection at RSVacations.net. Please call or email us if you have any questions. Book a Big Bear Cabin today!

Following is a list of just some of the upcoming special events happening around the valley.

February

  • Gin Blossoms at the Cave

    Feb 06, 2015 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    Taking their name from a caption on a W.C. Fields photo, Gin Blossoms signed a record deal with A&M and recorded their first EP “Up And Crumbling” in 1991. But, it was not until their breakout record “New Miserable Experience” in 1992 that their rise to fame began. “New Miserable Experience” kept the band on the charts for almost 3 years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” The album took the airwaves by siege and held MTV hostage with multi cross-over hits in 4 different radio formats. It was this record that rocketed the band into the mainstream going on to sell over 4 million copies making the band a 90’s radio mainstay.

    The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6pm Concert starts at 8pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

    Location: The Cave at Village Drive 40789 Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

  • USASA Banked Slalom at Snow Summit

    Feb 07, 2015 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

    A USASA Snowboarding event at Snow Summit. USASA is a solid grassroots organization that allows men and women, boys and girls of all ages and abilities to participate in organized snowboarding. Please visit their website at www.usasa.org.

    Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5766 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

 

  • USASA Halfpipe at Bear Mountain

    Feb 08, 2015 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

    A USASA Snowboarding event. USASA is a solid grassroots organization that allows men and women, boys and girls of all ages and abilities to participate in organized snowboarding. Registration is from 8-9:30 Event starts at 10:30. Please visit their website at www.usasa.org.

    Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5766 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

 

  • Puddle of Mudd at the Cave.

    Feb 13, 2015 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    Puddle of Mudd is an American post-grunge band from Kansas City, Missouri. To date the band has sold over seven million albums, and have had a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles in the United States.

    The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6 pm Concert starts at 8 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

    Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

  • Bald Eagle Celebration at the Big Bear Discovery Center

    Feb 14, 2015 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

    Join Forest Service Biologist for a 1-hour presentation on the biology of eagles and why they winter in the Big Bear Valley; great for families to learn together about our National Bird! December 13, 27; January 10 & 17; February 14; March 14 11am-12pm   Free to the Public. Donations appreciated!

    Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333

    Contact: Tel:(909) 382-2790 Website: http://www.MountainsFoundation.org

 

  • The 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Ball at Northwoods

    Feb 14, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    Valentine’s Day is always a joyous occasion for sweethearts to share their romantic love for each other.  What better way to spend the evening than with good food, wine, live musical entertainment, romantic dancing, and silent and live auctions, all to benefit the Bear Valley Community Hospital’s much needed renovation of patient rooms?

    On Saturday, February 14, 2015, the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club Foundation will host the second annual gala Sweetheart Ball to celebrate this special occasion and to support a very worthy cause.

    All proceeds from the Sweetheart Ball will be donated to the Bear Valley Community  Hospital to aid in the updating and refurbishment of hospital patient rooms.

    The Sweetheart Ball will be held at the Northwoods Resort Ballroom on Saturday evening, February 14th, starting with cocktails at 5PM and Dinner at 6PM.  The evening will feature live music provided by Mark Dolan and his band, including romantic dancing, and complimentary wine to go along with dinner.    A no-host bar will also be part of the festivities.  The committee promises that the menu will be upgraded this year and that tickets will be limited to 200 only so the ballroom will be comfortable for all in attendance.

    Dress for the evening is Black Tie Optional or “Big Bear Formal” and it should be a fun and very unique evening for all who attend.  All Sweethearts in the Valley should plan to attend and dance the night away during this special evening.

    Tickets for the 2015 Sweetheart Ball are $55 per person.  Invitations will be mailed to a large mailing list later this month, but if you do not receive an invitation and would like to attend, please contact Don or Carol Bremer at (909) 866-3689. Space is limited to the first 200 people, so please reserve your tickets early.

    Location: Northwoods Resort at 40650 Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866- 3689

 

  • Big Bear Idol at the PAC

    Feb 21, 2015 | 06:00PM – 10:00PM

    The 2015 “Big Bear Idol” Music Competition, annually sponsored by the Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake, is structured for serious musicians of high school age.   The event is held at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 21, at 6pm.  Admission is FREE.

    The “Idol” provides the students an opportunity to perform on stage before a live audience, and also be evaluated and receive constructive comments from qualified music educators who share nuggets of wisdom to encourage the performers.

    The categories of competition are Instrumental, Piano, Classical Vocal, and Non-Classical vocal.  The top three places in each category earn cash prizes.   First place winners are offered the opportunity to compete at the district level against winners from other Rotary clubs from the Riverside and San Bernardino county areas.  Past winners have gone on to study music in college and some to perform professionally.

    To enter the competition, or for further information on entry rules, contact John or Barbara King, 909-855-8286.

    The community is encouraged to come out and support our ambitious young Big Bear musicians, and enjoy a magical evening!  Curtain time is 6pm, and admission is free.

    Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909)866-4970 Website:www.citybigbearlake.com

March

 

  • 11th Annual Scout Day at Bear Mountain

    Mar 07, 2015 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

    Good news Boy Scouts! Saturday, March 7, 2015!! Mark your troop calendar…

    Scout Merit Badge Day is coming back to Bear Mountain! Boy scouts all around southern California will be taking advantage of this opportunity. Don’t be the only scout without this badge!!  Discounted lift tickets, lessons, and rentals will give your Scouts the opportunity to join in, and demonstrate portions of skiing or snowboarding with our Snow Sports Merit Badge counselors.

    Parents and siblings are welcome to take advantage of the discounted rates. There is not a minimum requirement of participants to qualify for this event.

    Reservations are required. If your troop or any members of your troop would like to join us, please contact group sales at (909)584-0220 or by email sales@bearmtn.com.

    Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2519 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

 

  • 4th Annual Big Bear Lake “Polar Plunge” for Special Olympics at Swim Beach

    Mar 07, 2015 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

    Special Olympics Southern California is excited to announce the 4th Annual “Polar Plunge.” Run, walk, or dance into the chilly waters of Big Bear Lake on Saturday, March 7 to raise funds for Special Olympics Inland Empire. For just a minimum of $50, you can participate in the coolest event of 2015 — the Polar Plunge. Not only will you brave the cold waters, but you’ll have the opportunity to earn incentives, party with friends, and support Special Olympics.

    Dress Up in Costume!

    View Trailer Here: 2013 Polar Plunge

    Activities begin at 10 am and “The Plunge” will commence at noon.

    The Polar Plunge is an event where all participants race into the frigid waters of Big Bear Lake.  Plungers decide how deep they’ll go and how long they stay in the water. Some Plungers only get their ankles wet while others stay in until the lifeguards make them leave the water! The goal of the 4th Big Bear Polar Plunge is to raise a minimum of $100,000. Your support of this event will help Special Olympics Southern California reach out and provide year-round training and sports programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Inland Empire Region.

    Location: Swim Beach at Meadow Park at 41220 Park Avenue

    Contact: Tel: (951) 672-7707 Website: www.sosc.org/bigbearplunge

 

  • “KROQ Storms The Mountain” at Bear Mountain

    Mar 08, 2015 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

    “KROQ Storms The Mountain” at Bear Mountain. More details to be announced soon.

    In the meantime please call or visit website for updates.

    Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2519 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

 

  • Transworld Trans-Am Finals at Bear Mountain

    Mar 14, 2015 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

    Transworld Trans-Am Snowboard Event at Bear Mountain. This amateur snowboard contest is one of the best in the world and brings out a lot of shredders. For more info please call or visit website(s) at www.snowboarding.transworld.net

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5766 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or www.snowboarding.transworld.net

 

  • Celtic Music with “Wake the Bard” at The Pines Lakefront

    Mar 15, 2015 | 03:00PM – 08:00PM

    The Bear Valley Guild for the Arts presents”Wake the Bard” who are returning to Big Bear Lake for a special performance at the Pines Lakefront.

    Wake the Bard performs traditional Irish and Scottish jigs, Celtic ballads and early American songs in the Celtic tradition. The 4-person band uses mandolin, guitar, hammered dulcimer, bodhran, fiddle, flute and vocals to create an authentic, spirited Celtic sound.

    Tickets are $20.00. Wine, beer and soda will be available for purchase before the concert and during intermission.

    Following the concert, The Pines Lakefront warmly welcomes audience members to stay for a specially prepared dinner. Dinner is $25.00

    Reservations for both the concert and dinner are recommended, and can be made by calling  909-595 2868 or by emailing: Mail4GAIL@aol.com

    Location: The Pines Lakefront at 350 Alden Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (909) 595-2868

 

  • CATS “Broadway Broads of Big Bear” at the CATS Warehouse Theater

    Mar 20, 2015 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    CATS “Broadway Broads of Big Bear” at the CATS Warehouse Theater with Kim Boda, Jennifer Gail, Diana Hintergardt, Elena Peavy, Karen Sargent Reynolds, Serena Saunders and Nancy Walker.

    March 20, 21 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm. March 22 and 29 2:30 pm Matinee

    Please call of visit website for more details

    Location: CATS Warehouse Theater at 1117 West Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear City

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-4757 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

 

  • 19th Annual Victor Alvarez Memorial at Snow Summit

    Mar 21, 2015 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

    The 19th Annual Victor Alvarez Memorial race and silent auction is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st. More details to be announced soon.

    Please call or visit website for more information in the meantime

    Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-5246 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or www.snowsummitraceteam.org

 

  • Neff Beach Bash at Bear Mountain

    Mar 21, 2015 | 08:00AM – 02:00PM

    Bear Mountain’s Neff Beach Bash is a Snowboard Rail Jam Event.

    Free Entry Fee with Lift Ticket or Season Pass

    For more details please call or visit website.

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5766 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Beyond

  • Tuesday Farmers Market at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

    Apr 07, 2015 | 08:00AM – 01:30PM

    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. Every Tuesday from April 7th until September 29th.

    Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3000 Website: www.bigbearevents.com

 

  • MS Walk: Big Bear

    May 02, 2015 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

    The 2015 Big Bear MS Walk takes place on Saturday May 2nd on the North Shore’s Alpine Pedal Path. The start/finish line will be at North Shore Elementary School.

    Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m Official Start.

    The 1k and 5k routes are 100% accessible and offer snacks and water at stationary rest stops.

    Individuals and teams can walk, roll or stroll along the shores of Big Bear Lake, then be rewarded at the finish festival with food, music, face painting, team booths, and sponsor giveaways.

    Those wanting to get involved can sign up as a walker or volunteer online or by calling (909) 949-1363.

    Location: Northshore Elementary School at 765 Stanfield Cutoff Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (909) 949 -1363 Website: www.walkmssocal.org

 

  • AMGEN Tour of California ” Big Bear Lake Time Trial”

    May 15, 2015

    Big Bear Lake will once again be hosting a stage of the The AMGEN Tour of California which is the most important and largest road cycling event in North America.

    In 2015 Big Bear Lake will host the first ever High Elevation Time Trial in the tour’s history.

    More details to be announced in early 2015.

    Tour Website: www.amgentourofcalifornia.com

    Local Website:www.bigbeartimetrial.com

    Location: Details To Be Announced in early 2015

    Contact: Website: www.bigbeartimetrial.com

 

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