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Archive for March, 2014

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!

We received several inches of much-needed snow last weekend and the Ski Resorts and Snow Play Areas are still going strong! Beautiful weather is expected this coming week – mild days, cool nights and blue skies.

Check out the upcoming Big Bear Events and when you see something you would like to take part in, head on over to RSVacations.net and book a Big Bear Cabin for your trip. We have dozens of cabins to choose from and we run specials on a pretty regular basis. Also, be sure to check out our package deals. We have something for everyone and will be regularly adding more. Book today!!

March

  • Women’s Edventures at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit

    Mar 01 & 02,  2014 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

    Two Day Women’s Ski and Snowboard Clinics at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.  Two Sessions: February 1-2 and March 1-2. Please visit www.womensedventures.com for more details. Please note that reservations must be made one full week in advance.

  • Location: Snow Summit Resort 880 Summit Blvd and Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

  • Night Sessions at Snow Summit Ski Resort

    Mar 07, 2014 | 03:00PM – 09:30PM

    Night Sessions at Snow Summit. Please call or visit website for rates and more details.

    Scheduled Night Sessions:
    Friday Nights  through March 7, 2014.
    Saturday Nights through March 8, 2014.

    Location: Snow Summit Ski Resort 880 Summit Blvd

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

  • Evening Sessions at the Alpine Slide

    Mar 07, 2014 | 05:00PM – 09:00PM


    Big Bear’s Alpine Slide offers Evening Sessions every Friday and Saturday Night through March. Tickets are $20 per person. Please call or visit website for more details.

    Location: Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain at 800 Wildrose Lane

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-4626 Website: www.alpineslidebigbear.com

  • 3rd Annual Big Bear Lake “Polar Plunge” for Special Olympics at Swim Beach

    Mar 08, 2014 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM


    Special Olympics Southern California is excited to announce the 3rd Annual “Polar Plunge.” Run, walk, or dance into the chilly waters of Big Bear Lake on Saturday, March 8 to raise funds for Special Olympics Inland Empire. For just a minimum of $50, you can participate in the coolest event of 2014 — 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.

    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 3rd Big Bear Polar Plunge is to raise a minimum of $50,000. 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

  • Bald Eagle Volunteer Count at the Big Bear Discovery Center

    Mar 08, 2014 | 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: http://www.MountainsFoundation.org

  • USARC Skiathlon at Bear Mountain

    Mar 08, 2014 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

    When: Saturday, March 8th, 2014
    Where: Bear Mountain Resort
    Who: Skiers & Snowboarders (You!)
    Online Registration:$150 Individual or $500 Teams of Four
    Offline Registration: $200 Individual or $600 Team of Four

    The hot FUNdraiser of the winter season is the Skiathon, enabling winter fanatics to have fun on the slopes while working toward the estimable end of supporting the USARC. The funds raised in the annual Skiathon offset the expense of purchasing adaptive ski equipment, training 200 volunteers and professional staff members, and subsidizing the cost of every lesson! Everybody wins!

    Participants receive a full-day ticket to Bear Mountain with lift-line cutting privileges, a Survival Kit, a 100% cotton Skiathon 2014 T-shirt, lunch, aprés-ski party with refreshments, hors-d’oeuvres, raffle ticket(s), auction and entertainment. Sponsors receive a tax deduction and the USARC can continue to provide opportunities for challenges and success. In addition, grand prizes and raffle prizes include lodging, lift tickets, gift cards, ski clothing, and more! ‘

    The real winners of the Skiathon are thousands of disabled children and adults who discover their potential through opportunities created by the generosity of each participant and sponsor.

    USARC has partnered with FirstGiving to enable on-line registration and fundraising. Skiathon participants will be able to create their own personal fundraising website where supporters may pledge directly with credit cards, e-checks, or Pay-Pal! To register on-line for the Ski-A-Thon, or to pledge support to a participant or team, click http://www.firstgiving.com/usarc/skiathon2014

    To register by mail for the Ski-A-Thon, or make a donation, download the Ski-A-Thon Brochure & Pledge Form http://media.virbcdn.com/files/8b/1c56a8c9bcd65464-2014BrochureRevision2.pdf

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 5854-0269 Website: www.usarc.org

  • 18th Annual Victor Alvarez Memorial Race and Silent Auction at Snow Summit

    Mar 08, 2014 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

    18th Annual Victor Alvarez Memorial Race and Silent Auction- Pro-Style Giant Slalom.   Registration 8:00-9:30am in the middle level at Bear Bottom Lodge. 16 &up $70 to enter, 15 & under $50. Qualifications 10am, elimination 1pm. $3,075 cash purse.  Silent Action with tons of prizes to be announced.  For more information contact Erin Riddle at (909) 585-5246.

    Event Flyer

    Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

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

  • KROQ Storms the Mountain at Bear Mountain

    Mar 09, 2014 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM


    KROQ Storms Bear Mountain – Get there early because it’s gonna be crowded!

    Enjoy free music from some pretty awesome bands, ride til you can’t stand anymore, and maybe throw back a few drinks at the bar. It’s going to be a blast!

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

  • Luck of the Irish Casino at The Convention Center

    Mar 14, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:30PM


    Vegas Style fun is in tap this Friday March 14th at the Convention Center with Roulette, Blackjack and Craps as well as Dancing and Irish Silent Auction. Tickets $10 at the door includes, entrance fee, funny money, access to free gaming, dancing and one raffle ticket. Proceeds benefit Singing School. For more information please call (909) 866-2532.

    Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

    Contact: Tel: (909)866-2532 Website: www.bigbearevents.com

  • 18th Annual Victor Alvarez Memorial Race and Silent Auction at Snow Summit

    Mar 15, 2014 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM

    18th Annual Victor Alvarez Memorial Race and Silent Auction- Pro-Style Giant Slalom.   Registration 8:00-9:30am in the middle level at Bear Bottom Lodge. 16 &up $70 to enter, 15 & under $50. Qualifications 10am, elimination 1pm. $3,075 cash purse.  Silent Action with tons of prizes to be announced.  For more information contact Erin Riddle at (909) 585-5246.

    Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

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

  • Transworld Trans-Am at Bear Mountain

    Mar 15, 2014 | 08:00AM – 05:00PM


    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 visit website at www.snowboarding.transworld.net

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

  • CATS Musical “I Do, I Do” at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center

    Mar 21, 2014 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    CATS presents “I Do,I Do” a musical about marriage. Originally produced on Boraodway by David Merrick.  March 21,22, 26, 28, and 29 at 7:30 PM with matinees on March 23 and 30 at 2:30 pm. Call or visit website for more details

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-4757 or (909) 866-4970 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

  • War of the Rails Free-Ski Event at Bear Mountain

    Mar 28, 2014 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

    A Ski and Snowboard Event at Bear Mountain. Please call or visit website(s) for more details;

    Schedule as follows:

    February 27th Thursday, 2014
    Onsite Registration 12-4pm

    February 28th Friday, 2014
    Registration 8am-11am
    Practice 8:30-11:30am
    Event: 11:45- 3:30pm
    Awards: 3:30 – 4:00 pm

    March 1st Saturday, 2014
    Registration 8am-11am
    Practice 8am-11:30am
    Event: 11:45 am – 3:30 pm
    Awards: 3:30pm-4:00pm
    Saturday Night: Monster After Party at AV bar.

    March 2nd, 2014
    If weather is bad on Saturday we will proceed with Saturdays Schedule on Sunday. If not we will enjoy fun in the sun and athlete participants are welcome to ride the course.

    Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

April

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Spring Bass Blast

    Apr 01, 2014

    Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments have two new events in 2014 the Spring Bass Blast on April 1st and the Fall Bass Blast on October 18th ( not part of Championship series) For tournament details please visit the website or call.

    Location: B’s Backyard BBQ at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: 1 (800) 475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

  • Tuesday Farmers Market at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

    Apr 01, 2014 | 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 1st until September 23rd. For more information please visit website.

    Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

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

  • The Redlands Bicycle Classic Time Trials on North Shore

    Apr 03, 2014 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM


    The Redlands Bicycle Classic is shaking things up for its 30th edition, which will run April 3-6 with four stages over four days, including a new opening time trial course at elevation. The longer, flatter time trial at Big Bear Lake about 64 km northeast of downtown Redlands will replace the 4.9 km uphill Highland Avenue prologue course that has marked the start of USA Cycling’s National Race Calendar for the past several years.

    For more details please visit website.

    Location: The East Boat Ramp on North Shore Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-2638 Website: www.redlandsclassic.com

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

    Apr 12, 2014


    Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 8 bass tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 12, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 27-28. This Year two new events will be the Spring Bass on April 1st and the Fall Bass Blast on October 18th ( not part of Championship series)

    For tournament details please visit the website or call.

    Location: B’s Backyard BBQ at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: 1 (800)475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

Beyond

  • MS Walk: Big Bear

    May 03, 2014 | 09:00AM – 05:00PM

    The 2014 Big Bear MS Walk takes place on Saturday May 3rd on the North Shore’s Alpine Pedal Path. The start/finish line will be at North Shore Elementary School. Check in is at 9:00 AM with Opening Ceremonies and Warm Up at 10:30 AM and Official Start is at 11:00 AM. Please call or visit website for more details.

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 226-6725 Website: www.walkmssocal.org

  • May Trout Classic – Jim Hall Memorial

    May 17, 2014 | 06:00AM – 06:00PM

    The May Trout Classic is Saturday, May 17 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 18 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an opportunity to catch a tagged trout worth $10,000 The two day event is open to all ages and skill levels. Entry fee is $65 for adults and free entry for juniors (16 years and younger) with a paid adult. Entry forms are available at The Big Bear Visitor Center, 630 Bartlett Road (in the Village); Holloways Marina, 398 Edgemoor Rd.; Big Bear Marina, 500 Paine Court or The Big Bear Municipal Water District, 40524 Lakeview Drive. To have an entry form mailed or to register for the event call 909-585-4007 or 909-585-7352 or email Jacque@maytroutclassic.com.


    Location: Weigh In at Holloways Marina at 398 Edgemoor Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-4007 Website: www.maytroutclassic.com

  • Big Bear StarLight Festival in the Village

    May 24, 2014 | 10:00AM – 11:30PM


    The StarLight Festival is an educational and entertaining event held over Memorial Weekend; geared towards children, young adults, and families. To be held annually, this unique celebration of science and astronomy among an atmosphere of music and art has a mission to proliferate an awareness of and a better understanding of science and astronomy through interactive outreach and hands on experiences.

    The StarLight Festival debuting in Big Bear Village, CA May 24th and 25th, 2014 is being hosted by the AstronomyOutreach network a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization.

    Major manufacturers will be exhibiting the latest in astronomy and science related gear. The Big Bear Solar Observatory Team will be joining us with an interpretive center at the festival, and exclusive tours of the observatory. Meet scientists from JPL/NASA, Astronauts, and renowned organizations and individuals in educational public outreach who will be there for lectures and demonstrations.

    Plans are being developed for the 1st Annual Big Bear Starlight Festival over Memorial Day Weekend in the Village of Big Bear Lake. Stay tuned for more details or visit website.

    Location: In the Village of Big Bear Lake and The Big Bear Elementary School

    Contact: Website: www.starlightfestival.com

  • Antique Car Club Show & Shine and Pinewood Derby at Big Bear Snowplay

    May 25, 2014 | 08:00AM – 03:00PM


    Lots of Fun for the Car Enthusiast and the Whole Family! Car Show and Pinewood Derby at the Big Bear Snow Play Lot. No charge for either the show cars or spectators. The Pinewood Derby is for local 5th grade students.  Please call or visit website for more information.

    Location: Big Bear Snowplay at 42825 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 584-4333 Website: www.antiquecarclub.org

  • “Strut Your Mutt” at the Meadow Park Dog Park

    May 31, 2014 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

    Big Bear Parks and recreation presents “Strut Your Mutt” Saturday May 31st from 9am – 12 noon

    Entry: $3 per contest or $10 for unlimited contests Contests include – Cutest dog, Ugliest dog, The Grizzly Newspaper fetch, Look-a-likes and many more.

    Please call or visit website for more details

    Location: Meadow Park Dog Park 41220 Park Avenue

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-9700 Website: www.bigbearparks.com

  • Spring Wine Walk in the Village

    May 31, 2014 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

    The Village Business Association presents their annual Spring Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1st.  For more information, please call or visit website.

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake at corner of Pine Knot & Village Dr.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-8044 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

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La Cerena Chalet

 

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Centrally Located, Between Lake and Slopes and Walk to Shops Nearby

La Cerena Chalet is a family mountain home in lower Moonridge that is less then a mile from Bear Mountain and SO close to the Golf Course and nearby restaurants. Catch the shuttle bus to the slopes just across Moonridge Rd. The kids will love the extra room to make snow angels and build a snowman on the large level side yard. The backyard is also fenced in for the safety of your kids and pooch.

Warm up near the wood burning fireplace in the cozy living room with lovely mountain decor and relish the tastes and smells of mountain home cooking in the adjacent kitchen with table that opens to seat 8 people (with table under the stairs). The kitchen is fully equipped except there is no dishwasher. There is a full bath downstairs and handy laundry room/mudroom with full size washer and dryer at the back of the house. Internet and DVD/VCR under the TV in the living room.

The downstairs bedroom has a comfy queen bed and VCR with TV. Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom has a king bed with TV and DVD, and the third bedroom has 2 queen beds and a twin bunk bed. The bedrooms share another full bath. A twin bed and TV for games and VCR player in the roomy alcove allows for more sleeping versatility and game playing.

La Cerena is perfect for winter mountain memories. Give us a call or book online today.

Parking for 3 Cars and Good Pets Allowed!!
NO SMOKING PER BIG BEAR CODE COMPLIANCE

Amenities


Close to Bear Mountain Shuttle
Large Level Sideyard for Snow Play
Wood Burning Fireplace
King in Upstairs Master, Queen in Downstairs Bedroom
2 Queen Beds and Twin Bunk Bed in Upstairs Bedroom
Twin Bed in Alcove
Full Bath Downstairs and Full Bath Upstairs
Laundry room/Mudroom with Full Size Washer and Dryer
Internet and TV’s
Parking for 3 Cars
Fenced Backyard

Good Pets Welcome! Woof!
NO SMOKING

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WHAT GUESTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT LA CERENA CHALET:

*We had such a great time staying at your cabin. It was as cozy as staying at home…Everything was amazing. We are looking forward to staying at your resort again soon.
–N.M.

*We had a wonderful time! My family and friends had such a good time. Your cabin is lovely, clean, and there were games for the little ones…You bet you will hear from us in November!
–Blanca & Family

View more photos, check availability and book La Cerena Chalet online at RSVacations.net today and treat yourself to a luxurious Big Bear Lake Vacation.
To view and print a flyer of La Cerena Chalet, please click the following link:
La Cerena Chalet Printable Flyer

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cautionSnow Showers have continued on and off throughout the day in Big Bear, but have been light with little to no additional accumulation on the Valley floor. Snow is expected to continue overnight with several inches of new snow.

As far as road conditions, all roads leading into and around the Big Bear Valley are currently open with NO chain restrictions at this time. Please remember that there will be icy spots – drive slowly and with caution.

Road and Weather conditions can change rapidly. Always carry chains and be prepared for emergencies.

RS Vacations will continue to update as conditions change.

 

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cautionGood morning! We have received several inches of snow overnight and it is still snowing steadily here in Big Bear Lake. We are still expecting quite a bit more of the white stuff and while that is great news, it does make the roads hazardous!

If you are looking for a cabin in Big Bear, please visit our website at RSVacations.net and choose from a wide variety of cozy cabins – some of them are walking distance to the slopes!! Book Today!

 

Here is the latest update on the weather and road conditions in Big Bear as of 7:30 AM on 3/1/14:

3-1-14Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

Road Conditions as of 7:30 AM on 3/1/14 in Big Bear

 

State Route 38 (Big Bear City to Redlands)
Open – use caution road debris is some areasChains Required – R2 

State Route 18 (Big Bear City to Lucerne Valley)
Open – Chains Required R2

State Route 18 (Big Bear Lake to Running Springs)
Closed due to storm – Chains Required – R2
ALTERNATE ROUTES TO AND FROM BIG BEAR ARE SUGGESTED DURING THIS STORM 

Highways in the Big Bear Valley
Open – Chains Required – R2 

Highway 330 (Running Springs to Highland)
Open – Chains Required – R2

Caltrans Chain Control Requirement Levels:

R-0: No Restrictions
R-1: Chains or snow tread tires required. Snow tires must have a tread depth of 6/32″ with an M&S imprint on the tire’s sidewall.
R-2: Chains required on all vehicles, except four-wheel drives or all-wheel drives with snow tread tires on all four wheels. Four-wheel drives must carry chains in the vehicle. If you have four-wheel drive, engage it. Use 4-Low only if your vehicle becomes stuck.
R-3: Chains required on all vehicles, no exceptions.

IT’S THE LAW: Carry tire chains at all times during winter travel in the mountains!

 

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