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Hello everyone! Well, we have made it (almost – 12 hours and counting!) through another year, but before we say goodbye to 2013, there is one last night to live it up in Big Bear Lake. Here is an Events Flyer (courtesy of BigBear.com) with the details of tonight’s festivities.

A friendly reminder from RS Vacations: Please celebrate responsibly – Don’t drink and drive.

what's up 12-31-13

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calvin-hobbes-new-years-resolutions-620x469_mediumWell, it may not have been a White Christmas here in Big Bear Lake, but it was beautiful nonetheless. Lovely, fair weather continues this week and into New Years with temperatures perfect for skiing and boarding, tubing or just wandering around The Village.

Night Tubing is back at SnowPlay at the Alpine Slide and Snow Summit has night session every night until January 4th.

New Year’s Eve is coming up fast and Big Bear has multiple ways to enjoy ringing in the New Year. There are parties at several restaurants and clubs around town as well as at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. And don’t miss the Annual Torchlight Parade that winds down the runs at Snow Summit – it starts at 7:00 PM on the 31st.

 

 

12-26-13Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

New Year’s Eve Parties and Events

Snow Summit New Year's Eve Torchlight ParadeAnnual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade at Snow Summit Ski Resort

Dec 31, 2013; 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Snow Summit ski resort
Cost: FREE
After a terrific day on the slopes on New Year’s Eve, guest will be treated to a torchlight parade at 7 p.m. followed up by Summit’s New Year Eve Party starting at 8 p.m. The Torchlight Parade is a spectacular sight to see as 100 skiers and snowboarders carry torches down Miracle Mile to weave a mysterious path of light to ring in the New Year; the show is free to spectators. Shortly following is the New Year’s Eve Party (see below).

 
Wyatt’s New Year’s Eve Party

Dec 31, 2013; doors open 5 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Big Bear Lake Convention Center
Admission: $5/person or $10/family (up to 6) and includes party favors, FREE champagne toast and complimentary shuttle rides home!
Big Bear’s Only Family New Year’s Celebration!” Join us for New Year’s Eve at Wyatt’s for live music by DJ Joe and Dawson’s Gang (One of SoCal’s Top Country Bands), bounce house, children’s arts and crafts, complimentary shuttle and champagne at 12 midnight and much more.  Click here for more information. For more information call (909) 585-3000.

 
Nottinghams New Year’s Eve Party

Nottinghams Restaurant
Dec 31, 2013; 7 p.m. (music starts 9 p.m) – 1 a.m. (New Year’s Eve Party only. For dining at the restaurant, see hours below.)
Admission: $40 includes light appetizers & dessert, champagne toast and party favors (21 and over)
Sells out early! Pre-purchase tickets at Robinhood Resort or Nottinghams Restaurant or call (909) 866-4643. Join us for dinner to enjoy our special New Year’s Eve menu!

 
Snow Summit New Year’s Party

Dec 31, 2013; 8 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Snow Summit
Admission: $35/person includes appetizers and party favors (21 and over)
New Year’s Eve Party featuring DJ Desi, Party Favors, and hors d’oeuvres (21 or older with valid ID).

 
Bear Mountain New Year’s Party

Dec 31, 2013; 9 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Bear Mountain
Admission: $35/person includes appetizers and party favors (21 and over).
Keep the excitement going after a day on the snow by bringing in the New Year with live music, food, and much more! Bear Mountain Party begins at 9 p.m.


New Year’s Celebration with the Real Jazz Trio at the Wine Room at Wolf Creek Resort

Dec 31, 2013; 6 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Admission: Early Bird- Dinner from 5-7pm $50; Regular- Dinner from 8-10 pm $60. (Tickets include Dinner, champagne toast and party favors! LIVE entertainment and beer/wine specials!)
Menu: Prime rib, salmon, or chicken cordon bleu paired with potato or veggie salad, bread, dessert and champagne.
Come ring in the New Year with us at the Wine Room at Wolf Creek Resort! The Real Jazz Trio Cool will perform jazz from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. and dance to Old Time Rock ‘n Roll 8 p.m.- 12 midnight.  Courtesy shuttles available (weather permitting and based on availability), photo booth, party favors and more. Call (909) 866-8705 to purchase your tickets.

 
Rockin’ in the New Year at The Cave

Dec 31, 2013; doors open 5 p.m., show starts 6 p.m. (Free Appetizers 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Happy Hour 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. All Food & Drinks are 50% off!)
Admission: $50 general admission; $60 premium tickets; $75 VIP tickets
The Cave will be “Rockin’ in the New Year” 2014! Come ring in the New Year with us at this DON’T miss event! Tickets include champagne toast, party favors, appetizers, photos, dancing and LIVE entertainment! Call (909) 878-0204 for tickets and information.


Northwoods Resort New Year’s Eve Party

Dec 31, 2013
Admission: $59/person
Join Northwoods Resort for the party of the year! Make your reservations now, it will sell out (909) 866-3121.

 

Snow Summit’s annual torchlight parade is Big Bear’s signature New Year’s Eve event, a holiday attraction not seen anywhere else in Southern California! The mountain resort is only a two hour drive from most Southern California communities and is a great escape from the norm. Monday, December 31 at 7 p.m. 250 skiers and snowboarders, some dressed in eccentric holiday costumes, will descend down snow capped mountains with lit torches to create a spectacular display of illumination.

The free event can be seen from a range of vantage points throughout Big Bear. Besides the torchlight parade, Big Bear has a variety of recreational activities happening after the sun goes down including night-session skiing at Snow Summit and inner tubing under-the-lights at Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain. Festive celebrations happening throughout the valley include distinctive holiday menus, special musical guests, and reasonable admission charges. Wyatt’s at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center and Nottinghams Restaurant all plan to bring down the house this New Year’s Eve with a bang!

Snow Summit is open for night skiing from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with a brief interruption of course for the torchlight parade. Celebrations at both ski resorts begin, after the impressive parade ends. Snow Summit is known for its fun filled evening of dancing and good times that goes well into the night with a DJ spinning high-energy music. The celebration begins at 8 p.m. and goes to 1 p.m. The cover charge is $35 and includes party favors and light appetizers.

Bear Mountain offers a more edgy festivity with DJ’s spinning modern rock and hip hop music. Bear Mountain’s New Years Eve celebration starts at 9 p.m. and end at 1 a.m. The cover charge is $35 and includes heavy appetizers.

Guests must be 21 years or older and reservations are recommended for all Big Bear New Year’s Eve celebrations. Can’t find lodging for New Years Eve and to learn more about New Year’s Eve in Big Bear call 800-424-4232.

Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas from all of us here at

 

RS Vacations Big Bear!

 

merrychristmas

 

May you have a blessed day filled with family, friends and joy!!

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Wondering what there is to do Christmas Week here in Big Bear Lake? Plenty! Following is a list of activities along with hours of operation for the holiday week. Also included is a list of restaurants and their hours for Christmas Eve and Day.

Courtesy of BigBear.com

Things to Do During the Christmas Holiday Weekend

 

If you really want to add sparkle to your holiday season there is no better place in Southern California than Big Bear Lake. From Christmas to New Years the cozy mountain town transforms into a magical place of yule-tide cheer!

 

Alpine Slide: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (weather permitting); Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Night sessions Dec. 13 – Dec. 23 & Dec. 26 – Jan. 4, 2014: night sessions 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. for $20 per person.

Big Bear Snow Play: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Christmas Day, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Bowling Barn: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Christmas Day, 12 noon -10 p.m.

Big Bear Fun Plex: Christmas Eve & Day Open, hours TBA

Big Bear Alpine Zoo: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Christmas Day, CLOSED.

Snow Summit: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Day Session* 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Night Session 3 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting). *Day Session extends to 6 p.m. when Night Session is offered.

Bear Mountain Ski Resort: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 8 a.m. – 4:30 pm.

Helicopter Big Bear: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Open, call for reservations (909) 585-1200.

Gallery of the American Landscape: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Christmas Day, CLOSED.
 

Big Bear Discovery Center: Christmas Eve, 8:30 a.m. –2 p.m.; Christmas day, CLOSED. Monday, Dec. 26, Federal Holiday, CLOSED; Tuesday Dec. 27 & Wednesday Dec. 28: CLOSED.

Holloway’s Marina: (Continuously open) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (weather permitting)

Altitudes Massage: Christmas 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat: Christmas Eve and Christmas day Open, call for reservations and dependent on interest.

Action Zipline Tours: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day tours start at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Action Segway Tours: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day tours start at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Goldsmith’s Board House: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 7 a.m – 10 p.m.

 

Featured Restaurants Open on the Christmas Day:

Knickerbocker Mansion B&B Open Christmas Day (reservations required)

Nottinghams Restaurant Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Christmas Day, 1 p.m.- 9 p.m. (reservations required)

Noble Romans Pizza  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Himalayan Restaurant Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Dynasty Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Grizzly Manor Open Christmas Eve, 2 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

Evergreen Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (dinner menu only)

Amangelas Open Christmas Eve 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

Sweet Basil Bistro Open Christmas Eve until late; Closed Christmas Day

Stillwells Restaurant at Northwoods Resort  Open Christmas Day, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. (view Christmas Special menu)

Peppercorn Grille Open Christmas Eve; Closed Christmas Day (will not accept parties larger than 6 people)

Big Bear Mountain Brewery Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

Murray’s Saloon & Eatery Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Royal Thai Cafe Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Cowboy Steakhouse & Saloon Open Christmas Eve; Closed Christmas Day

 

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IT’S SNOWING! 🙂  Snow began to fly in Big Bear a couple of hours ago and it is looking very white outside. Perfect timing!! Check out the forecast below.

There is a lot to do this coming week in Big Bear Lake and the Skiing and Boarding are GREAT and getting better by the minute!

We do have a few homes left for the Holidays. Visit RSVacations.net and book a Big Bear Cabin for Christmas or New Years. Don’t wait, they’re almost all gone!!

 

12-19-13Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 12-21-13Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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SantaDid you wait until the last minute and think there are no Vacation Rental Cabins still available for Christmas or New Years in Big Bear? Think Again! Here is a list of homes that still have openings between 12/20 and 1/2. (Click on the Cabin Name to be taken to its page in a new window for full information including pricing-Secure, online booking available for most homes)

The snow is coming, the slopes are open, so book today at RSVacations.net!

Cabin Name                                           Available Dates (as of 12/16/13)
Nightly Rates Starting At:

Lodge-Sized Cabins (Sleep 12+)

Eden Mountain Lodge                  12/22 – 12/26
$775

Bear Peek Inn                                   12/23 – 12/26 & 12/30 – 1/3$525

Midsized Cabins (Sleep 7 – 10)

Natoma                                                12/20 – 12/24 & 12/29 – 1/2
$345

La Cerena Chalet                             12/23 – 12/26
$295

Beagle’s Nest                                     12/23 – 12/27 & 12/30 – 1/2
$545

Bluebird Cottage                             12/20 – 12/26
$295

Pine View Escape                           12/22 – 12/26
$345

Fox Mountain                                   12/23 – 12/27
$300

Moonridge Chalet                           12/27 – 12/29
$395

Air Chalet                                            12/23 – 12/26
$285

OMG-Our Mountain Getaway       12/20 – 12/26
$395

Lagunita Lakefront                        12/20 – 12/23
$425

A Piece of Heaven                            12/22 – 12/27 & 12/30 – 1/2
$345

Clyde’s Chalet                                    12/22 – 12/24
$325

Cozy Cabins (Sleep 4 – 6)

Primrose Place                                12/20 – 12/27
$325

Dancing Bears                                  12/22 – 12/26
$295

Bear Meadows Townhouse        12/20 – 12/26 & 12/30 – 1/2
$275

Bear Country Getaway                 12/27 – 1/2
$250

Bear Foot Cabin                              12/20 – 12/27
$250

Bear View                                           12/23 – 1/2
$245

Southern Comfort (NEW)          12/20 – 1/2
$295

Sunset Getaway                               12/20 – 1/2
$275

Moondrift (NEW)                           12/20 – 1/2
$295

Moulin Rouge                                  12/20 – 12/29
$225

Feathernest on the Lake            12/20 – 1/2
$235

Some Disclaimers: Although I try to be as accurate as I can, there could be some mistakes here. Nights available and nightly rates are not guaranteed until booked. The first date listed in a range is available for check-ins, the second date is available for check outs. This information is up to date as of 12/16/13 at 9:00 AM. Please visit our website at RSVacations.net for more details or to book online.

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snowmaking-588x440How do Big Bear Mountain Resorts provide world-class skiing and snowboarding when Mother Nature is being a bit, well…difficult? Snowmaking. Here is some interesting information and facts about our local resort’s snowmaking systems. Courtesy of SnowSummit.com

Snowmaking Basics

Man-made snow is real snow (not “artificial”) made by “guns” spraying atomized water particles under high pressure into the cold dry atmosphere, which freeze into snow particles before they hit the ground. The colder and drier the air, the more water can be put through the gun. No additive or chemical is put in the water.  The only difference between natural and man-made snow is that the latter falls as small round pellets due to the air turbulence, while natural usually comes in the form of small to large flakes.  However, in windy conditions even natural snow will be blown into small pellets or even marble-sized balls called “grapple”.  Natural snow can be very wet or dry, depending on its water content, the same as with man-made.  After two or three days on the ski runs, natural snow becomes indistinguishable from man-made as both are subject to skier traffic, grooming, and the freeze/thaw cycle.

Buried Pipelines

Many miles of buried steel air and water pipe lines, from 2 inches to 2 feet in diameter, deliver the high pressure water and air throughout the mountain. Attached to the main lines are hydrants placed on the sides of runs, every 50 to 150 feet or so. Each resort has about 500 hydrants lining its runs. The “air” guns are attached to the hydrants by air and water hoses and the “fan” guns by water hoses and electrical lines.  The guns are placed exactly where the snow is to be made and when enough snow is made at one location, they are moved to another.

The Guns

We use two types of snowmaking guns. One uses compressed air mixed with water at the gun (which is really just a tube with a small nozzle at the end) to atomize the water into particles small enough to freeze quickly. The other “airless” type uses an electric fan in a 5 foot long by 2 ½ foot wide tube that pushes an air stream into which small particles of water are sprayed by dozens of tiny nozzles on the rim of the tube.  (Fan guns aren’t completely “airless”; there is a small on-board compressor that helps to atomize the water at the nozzles.) If we just sprayed water straight out from a hose, without atomizing the water, it would be like rain water droplets that are too big to freeze before they hit the ground, which would then freeze on the ground as ordinary ice.

The colder and drier the air, the more snow can be made at each gun since more water can be introduced into the outside air mass because it can freeze faster. In 2006, about 70 “airless” fan guns and about 80 “air” guns can operate at one time at Snow Summit alone.  Bear Mountain operates about 45 fans and 90 air guns respectively.  (We actually have several types of air guns, but they all function basically the same way.) A number of both types of guns are mounted on towers, from 6 to 20 feet high.  While they can’t be moved to put the snow exactly where desired, they produce more snow than guns close to the surface because there is more “hang time” for the water particles to freeze before they hit the ground.

Tremendous Snow Production

Each gun can produce an amazing amount of snow in good conditions (5% to 20% humidity and 10° to 20° F), much faster than Mother Nature.  A compressed snowmaking28bgair gun can convert about 70 gallons per minute (gpm) into snow while a fan gun can convert up to 200 gpm in those conditions. (Consider that a garden hose puts out about 3 to 5 gpm.) So, in ideal conditions, each resort’s system can convert about 5,000 to 6,000 gallons of water per minute into snow! That’s a good sized stream flow that could fill a backyard pool in about 5 minutes! If a gun is left unmoved in those conditions, it can make several feet in front of it in a few hours, sometimes burying itself.

We can’t put 5,000 gallons per minute worth of snow on just one run at a time due to the limitations of pipe sizes and number of hydrants, so instead, we make snow on several runs at one time and might put an average of one foot of snow down on each. In normal snowmaking conditions we can open a run in about 48 hours of snowmaking over bare ground. At the start of the season, we typically open several runs and lifts after a couple of days and nights of snowmaking, and open still more soon after that.

snowmaking14bgSnowmaking Water

The practically unlimited water source for Big Bear Mountain Resort’s large scale snowmaking is Big Bear Lake. It’s pumped from the lake to the resorts and then up the mountains. Multi-million gallon reservoirs on the resorts store water for heavy production because the lines from the lake can’t flow enough water at those times. This lake water supply is the main reason Big Bear’s resorts can virtually guarantee skiing on most runs all winter long, even in the driest winter. Throughout the season, Summit and Bear each can produce at least twice the snow of any other local resort, which rely on limited amounts of on-site well water.

We have an annual allotment from the lake that we have never needed to exceed.  If used entirely, it would draw the lake level, when full, down only about 4 inches – and at least 50% of that runs back into the lake during the spring snowmelt!

Grooming

Grooming by snowcats pushing and tilling the man-made snow is an important element in providing good skiing. While the snowmaking guns are moved frequently, there typically will be piles left in front of each gun which must be graded into a smooth, relatively flat surface before operations. After a good period of snowmaking some of these snow mounds may be as big as a small bus and are called “whales” by the crew. After the new snow is spread evenly, the surface is gone over with a tiller on the back of the cat, which is a sort of grinder that pulverizes the top 3 to 6 inches of the snow to give it the ideal texture for skiing or boarding. Grooming is a real art to know when and how to push the snow around and condition it into a good grippy surface preferred by skiers and snowboarders. Fresh man-made snow is nearly always groomed into a consistently good surface prior to opening.

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Snow Summit boarderMother Nature has been a bit stingy with the natural snowfall so far this season, but Big Bear Lake is still the perfect winter destination. We have learned that if the snow isn’t falling, then it’s time to get blowing! Both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Ski Resorts have great coverage and runs open for every ability skier and snowboarder. Night Session begins tonight at Summit 3:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Both of our local Snow Play areas are fully open as well.

Clear weather and slightly warmer temps are forecast this coming week with our next possibility of snow being next weekend. Stay tuned! For now, the roads are clear and winter fun is in full swing – come on up!!

Along with skiing, boarding and tubing, there are plenty of live music venues to enjoy, and be sure to do some holiday shopping in the new and improved Big Bear Lake Village.

Cabins for the Holidays are really filling up quickly this year but RS Vacations does still have a few homes left. Visit our website and book your Big Bear Cabin before they are all gone!!

12-12-13Weather courtesy of Bensweather.com

what's up 12-13-13Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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big-bear-ski-resortHello everyone! It has been downright frigid the last few days here in Big Bear but that is perfect for making snow. For the past week Big Bear Mountain has been the only So-Cal Ski Resort open, but that is changing because Snow Summit officially opens for the season Friday, December 6, 2013. Both ski resorts and snow play areas have been making snow continuously and have good coverage in place for wintertime fun!

If you are planning on visiting us in Big Bear for the holidays, now is the time to book a cabin because they are filling up VERY fast!! Visit us at RSVacations.net and book your perfect Big Bear Cabin today – before they’re all gone!!

We do have some snow and freezing temps in the forecast for the weekend so if you are planning to travel in the Big Bear area, please have chains, extra food and blankets and warm clothing in your car.

12-5-13Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

There are a few events happening around town this weekend (see below), several live music venues as well as some great holiday shopping in the newly renovated Village of Big Bear Lake. Be sure to check out the cozy, outdoor fire pits located around the Village, take a horse and carriage ride around town and bring the kids to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Here are some of the special events:

  • “Big Bear Loves Chocolate” at Bed & Breakfasts, Copper Q and Sugar Pine Bakery

Dec 07, 2013 | 01:00PM – 04:00PM

A Big Bear Bed and Breakfast Experience, a collection of local B&B’s in Big Bear   Valley, is hosting “Big Bear Loves Chocolate” on Saturday, December 7th, from   1:00-4:00 pm.  A self-guided tour to pick up delectable chocolate treats,  think   of it as “trick or treating” for adults!  Guests may tour four local Bed & Breakfast   Inns, all decorated for the holidays, as well as two local businesses who will all be   making something very special for the occasion.  Some will have a treat to sample,   as well as something to take home with you. (If you can keep yourself from eating it on the way)!   The tour is FREE, but you must bring a flyer with you that you can   download from the group’s website:  www.bigbearbnb.com.  The flyer will list all the stops you can make on your quest for chocolate!

For more information, please call Eagle’s Nest Bed and Breakfast, at (909) 866-6465 or visit website.

Location: At Various Local Bed & Breakfests, Copper Q and Sugar Pine Bakery

Contact: Tel:(909) 866-6465 Website: www.bigbearbnb.com

  • Winter Voice Recital at The PAC

Dec 08, 2013 | 02:00PM – 04:00PM

Discover the most accomplished, award-winning vocal talent in Big Bear Meet the NEW “Carnegie Kids”! Four more Big Bear High School Seniors are going to be performing on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City in February!

Don’t miss this truly entertaining event: One Performance Only: Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 pm at the Performing Arts Center Theater in Big Bear Lake

The Big Bear Masonic Lodge No. 617 in concert with the Voice Studio of Diane Sloan Kubeja is pleased to sponsor this event. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $10 for students.

Net proceeds from the recital will help the Masonic Lodge provide a place for individual and civic groups to hold community events at reasonable rates.

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

Contact: Tel:(909) 866-4907 Website: www.citybigbearlake,com

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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!

Even though winter doesn’t “officially” begin for a couple more weeks, it is already in full swing here in the mountains. The Ski Resorts and Snow Play are open, the temperatures are brisk and the holiday spirit is all around. Following is a list of some of the upcoming special events happening around the valley. When you find something that sounds fun, visit our website at RSVacations.net and book a Big Bear Cabin for your perfect Big Bear Escape!

 

December

 

  • “Big Bear Loves Chocolate” at Bed & Breakfasts, Copper Q and Sugar Pine Bakery

Dec 07, 2013 | 01:00PM – 04:00PM

 

A Big Bear Bed and Breakfast Experience, a collection of local B&B’s in Big Bear   Valley, is hosting “Big Bear Loves Chocolate” on Saturday, December 7th, from   1:00-4:00 pm.  A self-guided tour to pick up delectable chocolate treats,  think   of it as “trick or treating” for adults!  Guests may tour four local Bed & Breakfast   Inns, all decorated for the holidays, as well as two local businesses who will all be   making something very special for the occasion.  Some will have a treat to sample,   as well as something to take home with you. (If you can keep yourself from eating it on the way)!   The tour is FREE, but you must bring a flyer with you that you can   download from the group’s website:  www.bigbearbnb.com.  The flyer will list all the stops you can make on your quest for chocolate!

For more information, please call Eagle’s Nest Bed and Breakfast, at (909) 866-6465 or visit website.

 

Location: At Various Local Bed & Breakfests, Copper Q and Sugar Pine Bakery

 

Contact: Tel:(909) 866-6465 Website: www.bigbearbnb.com

  • Winter Voice Recital at The PAC

    Dec 08, 2013 | 02:00PM – 04:00PM

    Discover the most accomplished, award-winning vocal talent in Big Bear Meet the NEW “Carnegie Kids”! Four more Big Bear High School Seniors are going to be performing on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City in February!

    Don’t miss this truly entertaining event: One Performance Only: Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 pm at the Performing Arts Center Theater in Big Bear Lake
    The Big Bear Masonic Lodge No. 617 in concert with the Voice Studio of Diane Sloan Kubeja is pleased to sponsor this event. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $10 for students.

    Net proceeds from the recital will help the Masonic Lodge provide a place for individual and civic groups to hold community events at reasonable rates.

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

    Contact: Tel:(909) 866-4907 Website: www.citybigbearlake,com

 

  • Classic Movie Night at the Cave “White Christmas”

    Dec 11, 2013 | 06:30PM – 09:00PM

    The Cave Presents Classic Movie Night with “White Christmas”.

    The Cave would like to welcome the holiday season by offering classic movie nights!

    Kicking off Wednesday, December 11 with Irvin Berlin’s wonderful “White Christmas”. Adult beverages and food will be available. We offer a delicious variety of beer and wine. Try our gourmet grilled cheese made with premium cheeses!

    Bring the whole family to celebrate with laughter, warm wishes and good times with our family here at The Cave. Cheers!  Tickets are available online and on sale now!

    Doors open at 5:30 pm
    Show starts at 6:30 pm
    Admission: $5.00 all ages welcome
    Children 5 and under are free (with purchase of adult ticket)

    You can also reserve your seats by calling us:(909) 878-0204

    Other shows and dates include:December 18: Miracle on 34th Street December 23: It’s a Wonderful Life

 

  • Annual Holiday Gallery Reception at the Gallery in the Village

    Dec 13, 2013 | 06:00PM – 09:00PM

    The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley is holding its annual Holiday Reception on Friday December 13th from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Wine and Finger Food. Meet the featured artist Debra Oxley who specializes in etched and craved glass.

    Location: The Gallery at 40750 Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4161 Website:www.bigbearartscouncil.org

 

  • Goldsmith’s Board House Race Series # 1 at Snow Summit

    Dec 15, 2013 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

    A snowboarding event at Snow Summit Ski Resort. Starts at 10 AM. Registration between 8:00 and 9:30 AM.

    Location: Snow Summit Resort 880 Summit Blvd

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

 

  • USASA Rail Jam at Bear Mountain

    Dec 15, 2013 | 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. Please visit their website at www.usasa.org

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

 

  • Classic Movie Night at the Cave with “Miracle on 34th Street”

    Dec 18, 2013 | 06:30PM – 07:30PM

    The Cave Presents Classic Movie Night with “Miracle on 34th Street”.

    In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

    Admission: $5 Children 5 and under FREE. Doors Open: 5:30 PM Show Starts at 6:30 PM. Adult Beverages and food available.

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

  • “A Christmas Carol… Askew” at the PAC

    Dec 19, 2013 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

    christmas carol askewThe Big Bear Theatre Project presents it’s own hilarious version of the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Steve Cassling, Ty Warren, and Brian Adams are together again, playing all the familiar Dickens characters and some that were never meant to be part of the story. The show is done in the ‘panto’ style of theatre, so be ready for good jokes, bad jokes, political humor, songs, guys in dresses, and lots of audience involvement.

    ‘A Christmas Carol… askew’ opens Dec. 19th for a four show run at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center.

    Shows start at 7:30pm on Thurs, Fri., and Sat. (12/19, 12/20,12/21) with a 2:00 matinee on Sunday (12/22). Come laugh until your face hurts!

    Call (909) 866-4970 for tickets or buy them on-line at www.citybigbearlake.com    Tickets are only $10. for adults and $5. for students and seniors.

    To find out more about the Big Bear Theatre Project, visit www.bigbeartheatreproject.com

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

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

 

  • Bald Eagle Volunteer Count at The Big Bear Discovery Center

    Dec 21, 2013 | 08:00AM – 10:00AM

    Volunteer to help the USFS count the bald eagles wintering on the San Bernardino National Forest.  Please dress warm and bring your own binoculars.
    December 21; January 11; February 8; March 8

    All volunteer eagle counts meet at the Discovery Center between 8-8:30am. Actual count 9am-10am

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.nationalforestassociation.org

 

  • Classic Movie Night at the Cave with “It’s a Wonderful Life”

    Dec 23, 2013 | 06:30PM – 09:00PM

    The Cave Presents Classic Movie Night with “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

    George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George’s modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George, which leads to a very happy ending…

    Admission: $5 Children 5 and under FREE. Doors Open: 5:30 PM Show Starts at 6:30 PM. Adult Beverages and food available.

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

  • Holiday Classic Movie Day at the Cave

    Dec 25, 2013

    Holiday Classic Movie Day at the Cave. 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 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

  • 1st Annual “Winter Kick Off Party” at the Cave with Warren Miller Ski Film and Live Music

    Dec 26, 2013 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    1st Annual Winter Kick Off Party at The Cave with Warren Miller Productions “Ticket to Ride”

    Join us as we kick off winter with the 2013 premiere of Warren Miller’s “Ticket to Ride” sponsored by Bear Mountain Resorts.

    Live entertainment after the movie by The Wheeland Brothers from Newport Beach. Their style, Sublime attitude with a Jack Johnson vibe bringing you a mash up of acoustic beach rock and ukulele hip hop reggae. Their songs cover a full spread of punk reggae, acoustic hip hop, and ukulele bonfire jams.

    Don’t miss out and Reserve your tickets now!

    Admission: $20.00 (includes swag bag)  Grand prize giveaway from Bear Mountain Resorts!  Raffles, food and adult beverages will be served.

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

  • Bald Eagle Celebration at Big Bear Discovery Center

    Dec 27, 2013 | 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 27; January 11; February 8; March 8 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

 

  • Guided Snowshoe Tours at the Big Bear Discovery Center

    Dec 28, 2013 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

    Join a naturalist for a guided snowshoe tour in the San Bernardino National Forest. Learn how to snowshoe, go for a guided trek through the forest, and have some exploration time as well!  Dependent on snow conditions; call for more details.  Reservations suggested, call or go online December 28 – March 2 All Saturdays; 2 tours; 9am-12pm; 1pm-4pm All Sundays; 1 tour; 9am-12pm $30 adult; $20 youth (ages 8-12)

    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

 

  • Annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade at Snow Summit

    Dec 31, 2013 | 07:00PM – 08:30PM


    After a great day on the slopes on New Years Eve guests will be treated to a torchlight parade (7:00 p.m. start time), which will serpentine down Miracle Mile run at Snow Summit. A spectacular sight to see as 100 skiers and snowboarders carry torches down Miracle Mile to weave a mysterious path of light to ring in the New Year.

    Location: Snow Summit Resort 880 Summit Blvd

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

 

 

  • Snow Summit New Year’s Party

    Dec 31, 2013 08:00PM – Jan 01, 2014 12:00AM

    After a terrific day on the slopes on New Year’s Eve, guest will be treated to a torchlight parade at 7:00 pm followed up by Summit’s New Year Eve Party starting at 8:00 pm. For more details please call (909) 866-5766 or visit website.

    Website: www.snowsummit.com

    Location: 880 Summit Blvd

    Location: Snow Summit Resort 880 Summit Blvd

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

 

  • New Year’s Eve Party at Bear Mountain

    Dec 31, 2013 09:00PM – Jan 01, 2014 12:00AM

    Keep the excitement going after a day on the snow by bringing in the New Year with live music, food, and much more! Bear Mountain Party begins at 9:00 PM. For more details please call (909) 585-2519 or visit website.

    Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

    Location: 43101 Gold Mine Drive

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

 

 

January

 

  • Burton Mountain Festival at Bear Mountain

 

Jan 03, 2014 – Jan 05, 2014

 

The Burton Mountain Festival is set to take over the slopes of Bear Mountain with a host of free on-snow entertainment, good vibes, product giveaways and more on Friday, January 3rd through Sunday, January 5th. Call or visit website for more details

 

Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

 

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

  • South Series Ski Race Slalom at Snow Summit

    Jan 04, 2014 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

    A slalom ski race at Snow Summit for USSA members. Please visit www.snowsummitraceteam.org for details.

    Location: Snow Summit Resort 880 Summit Blvd

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

 

  • USASA Rail Jam at Bear Mountain

    Jan 05, 2014 | 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. Please visit their website at www.usasa.org

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

 

  • Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam at Bear Mountain

    Jan 11, 2014 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM


    The Peanut Butter and Rail Jam is Volcom’s amateur snowboard contest series. The goal of the series is to give something back to the kids. Deviating from the established way snowboard contests are run, we put our heads together and came up with a fresh format. The event is absolutely free, on a first come first serve basis, and boasts tons of free prizes and PB&J sandwiches! Also, everyone who enters walks away with a t-shirt and stickers!! See you on the hill!

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

 

  • ANDREW DICE CLAY at the Cave

    Jan 24, 2014 | 08:00PM – 11:30PM

    Stand-up comedian Andrew Dice Clay, known as the “Undisputed Heavy Weight King of Comedy,” makes a rare appearance at The Cave on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25, 2014. Clay will perform his bad-boy style of comedy that made him legendary, including his infamous nursery rhymes. Special guest Eleanor Kerrigan is the opening act and Andrew Dice Clay’s sons Dylan and Max close the show with their rock band LA Rocks. The show starts at 8 p.m. each night.

    Ticket prices for general theatre seating range from $60 to $125. VIP pit table tickets that include cocktail/bottle service are $500. VIP box ticket packages are also available for parties of 12 or more. The show contains graphic language, adult satire and strong sexual content. Anyone 17 and under requires adult supervision. There are no refunds given based on show content. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

    To purchase tickets in advance log onto www.thecavebigbear.com or call 909-878-0204. Advance tickets and/or lodging packages are also available at www.bigbear.com or call 800-424-4232.

    Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

  • USASA Slopestyle at Bear Mountain

    Jan 26, 2014 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

    A USASA Snowboarding event at Bear Mountain. 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: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

 

 

 

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