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WelcomeFebruaryWe are enjoying beautiful, spring-like weather here is Big Bear, and while that means Mother Nature is still being stingy with the snow this season, it also means that you can enjoy our beautiful mountains in many different ways! The ski and tubing resorts are making snow every chance they get, so you can still come on up and enjoy the white stuff! You can also take a hike, go on a mountain bike ride, walk or bike around the lake, go bald eagle watching, take a stroll though the Village, and so much more!!

We have added a couple of great specials to our website so whether you are coming up for a quick last-minute getaway or want to plan a long weekend, we’ve got you covered. Head over to RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear Getaway today!!

 

This Weekend’s Events

 

“Kissed Alive” Kiss Tribute at the Cave

Feb 02, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

They bring the full KISS Concert Experience with costumes, makeup, stage show & 40 years of ROCK & ROLL!

KISS is the most successful American rock band of all time.

KISSED ALIVE honors this legacy by performing material from the band’s entire catalog-from the 1st album to it’s most recent releases!

Onstage, you’ll see the classic costumed characters-The Spaceman, The Demon, The Starchild & The Catman!

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive in the Village
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

Bear Bowl at Bear Mountain

Feb 03, 2018 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Watch as teams from some of the ski and snowboarding biggest industry’s companies face off in a one-of-a-kind competition to determine who will take home the coveted Bear Bowl trophy and be named the masters of the mountain for 2018.

Please call or visit website for more information

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

 

“Motley 2” Motley Crüe Tribute at The Cave

Feb 03, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Based in Los Angeles California, Motley 2 is the premiere, internationally touring tribute to Motley Crüe that captures the entire look , feel and sound that hard core Crüe fans know and love. We have toured extensively across the nation, and have performed at casinos, bars, clubs, festivals, state fairs, concert in the parks, and corporate events, and are available for everything from family friendly events, or we can heat it up with an adult oriented show that leave crowds wanting more. Are you ready? then, let us “Take You to the Top”

Opening Act: Dianthus Band

Doors open at 6:30pm Concert starts at 7:30pm.  Headliner at 9:00 pm.  Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

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AftertheSnow2018We continue our mild winter here in beautiful Big Bear Lake with daytime temps in the 50’s and lows in the 20’s. Clear blue skies and pleasant temps mean you don’t have to freeze when enjoying skiing and boarding on the slopes or tubing the snow play hills! Here in Big Bear, we have become very good at outsmarting Mother Nature! Our ski and tubing resorts make snow every chance they get so even when Ms. Nature is being difficult, our visitors still have plenty of snow to enjoy!

If sliding down snow isn’t your thing, remember that we have tons more activities and events happening every weekend (and weekday!). From hiking and biking to shopping and night life, we have something that everyone will enjoy!

We do have a few cabins left for this weekend and through the rest of the winter season, and pricing has been lowered to fill in dates. Head over to RSVacations.net and check out our cute and clean cabins. We provide top-notch customer service and our cozy cabins are clean and ready for your arrival! Book your Big Bear Cabin today!

This Weekend’s Events

 

Jefferson Starship at The Cave

Jan 27, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Descended from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and 2016 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Jefferson Airplane.

The members of Jefferson Starship past and present have been exploring the mysteries of music for more than 1000 collective years. Give or take. But who’s counting?

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

 

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How 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.

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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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Tomorrow is Opening Day for both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Resorts!

SnowSummitBigBearLakeSpringHead on up to Big Bear and enjoy a day on the slopes or the tubing hills, get some holiday shopping done in the Village, take a bike ride or hike, or do some fishing. We have lovely weather with clear skies and highs in the mid-50’s. Chilly nights in the 20’s are perfect for snuggling up in front of the fireplace. There are quite a few events happening around town this weekend, so head on up for a weekend of fun in the mountains!

We still have a few homes left for this weekend and the holidays, but they are filling up quickly. Head over to RSVacations.net and book your cabin today!

 

12.7.17Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

 

Weekend Events

 

Santa’s Hayride to the North Pole at Bear Valley Farms

Dec 8 & 9, 2017 | 04:00PM – 08:00PM

Enjoy a complimentary cup of cocoa by the warmth of our fire pit or in front of the fireplace in our mini theater while watching Christmas classics like The Polar Express. We will also have other activities like writing letters to Santa and book readings from one of our elves.

You will then board your hayride where you will be transported through our enchanted farm to The North Pole where you will be greeted by Ms. Claus and her elves then treated to cookies and cocoa as you wait for your encounter with the head elf himself, Santa Claus!

Location: Bear Valley Farms at 1601 E Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear City, CA 92314
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-9397 Website: www.bearvalleyfarms.com

 

Lighthouse Youth Orchestra Winter Concert at the PAC

Dec 08, 2017 | 06:00PM – 09:00PM

The Lighthouse Youth Orchestra Winter Concert directed by Sharon Rizzo present their annual Winter Concert at the PAC on  Friday December 8th.

Doors open at 6 pm for Treat sand Classic Holiday Carols. Concert starts at 7 pm

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 966-4970 Website: www.bigbearlighthouse.com

 

“The English Beat” at The Cave

Dec 08, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Dave Wakeling and The English Beat are coming back to The Cave in Big Bear Lake, Ca. on December 8, 2017!

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

Christmas in the Village with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Dec 09, 2017 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

The Village of Big Bear Lake presents Christmas in the Village every Saturday and Sunday up to December 24th. Visit Santa and Mrs Claus at the Christmas Tree Lot from 10-4pm at the Corner of Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive as well as all the shops and restaurants throughout the Village that will be open all day into the evening.

Location: The Christmas Tree Lot in the Village at Pine Knot and Village
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

 

“One Drop” at the Cave

Dec 09, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

One Drop based in San Diego, California embraces the spirit of classic Roots Reggae and Dub music with a calculated blend of R&B, Pop and Rock subtleties. Inspired by artists like Steel Pulse, Gregory Isaacs and The Police. One Drop’s music is infectious and well received by a wide range of age and cultural demographics. Critics describe their sound as genuine and captivating, filled with melodic choruses, refreshing vintage guitar/organ tones all cleverly layered over seductive bass lines. The voice of One Drop is soulfully delivered with brutally honest lyrics rooted from true-life experiences of love and social & political taboos.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

USASA Rail Jam at Bear Mountain

Dec 10, 2017 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) is a California based NFP that is represented by 32 regional series across the USA.

Join us on the following dates and locations
for the Southern California Series at Big Bear Mountain Resort:
Rail Jam – Dec 10, 2017 at Bear Mountain
Slopestyle #2 and #3 – Jan 14, 2018 at Bear Mountain
Boardercross #2 & #3 – Feb 25, 2018 at Bear Mountain
Halfpipe 1 & 2 – Mar 4, 2018 at Bear Mountain

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

 

The 3rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along at the PAC

Dec 10, 2017 | 02:00PM – 05:00PM

The 3rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along at the PAC
Guest Director Dr Todd Fitzpatrick of UNLV plus UNLV Guest Soloists and String Orchestra

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-4970 Website: www.bigbearlakearts.org

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From BigBearMountainResort.com:

 

OPENING DAY FOR BEAR MTN & SNOW SUMMIT IS FRI, DEC 8.

 

Snow Summit boarder

 

Dec 05, 2017
WE’RE OPENING FRIDAY, DEC. 8. Come carve up Southern California with the most terrain, chairlifts, and parks open to kick off the 2017/18 winter season.

Cold temperatures the past few days have allowed snowmaking crews to work around the clock and continue to add more snow around the hill. Bear Mountain and Snow Summit with open with access to 3 chairs at each resort. We’ll also have multiple runs from top to bottom including the beginner area ready for riding. Check back daily starting Friday, Dec. 8 for Lift and Trail status.

Chairlift Hours of Operation for Opening Weekend at Both Resorts

❄ Friday, December 8 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
❄ Saturday, December 9 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
❄ Sunday, December 10 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Starting Friday, Dec. 8, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit will be open daily. For the most updated hours of operation, click here. Ticket windows open 30 minutes prior to chairlifts hours of operation. Hours of operation are subject to change based on weather.

Snow Summit Opening Weekend Chair & Terrain Access

❄ Chair 8 for beginners
❄ Chair 1 & 2 for intermediate and advance riders
❄ Runs: Miracle Mile, Summit Run, and Base Area for Beginners

Access subject to change.

Bear Mountain Opening Weekend Chair & Terrain Access

❄ Chair 7 for beginners
❄ Chair 5 & 9 for intermediate and advance riders
❄ Runs: Park Run, Express Way, and The Gulch

Access subject to change.

See Trail Maps

Here’s a Quick Checklist to Make Sure You’re Winter Ready

❄ Get your Season Pass (Hurry! Prices go up Dec. 15) – browse passes
❄ Lock in a preferred parking spot with a parking pass – purchase online
❄ Reserve rentals – check out gear and packages
❄ Book lessons – tune up or get started
❄ Road conditions – tire chains may be required
❄ Download the mobile app – get push notifications, snow reports, & more

Resort Offerings

Lessons – offered at both resorts Friday, Dec. 8 – Sunday, Dec. 10. Starting Monday, Dec. 11, all lessons types will be available at Snow Summit, and only private lessons will be offered Monday – Thursday at Bear Mountain. For more details, visit the lessons page.
Rentals – shops will be open 30 minutes prior to the chairlifts operating. For official hours, click here. Please note that the new rental shop at Snow Summit has been moved upstairs, over the ticket windows.
Retail – Big Bear Sports shop will be open 30 minutes prior to the chairlifts operating. For official hours, click here.
Food & Beverages – dining favorites such as Laybacks, Silver Mountain Eatery, and BBQ in the Park will be open. Check out the dining page for full details.
Inter-Mountain Shuttle – day lift tickets are valid at both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Leave your car in the parking lot and take the free 10-Minute shuttle ride between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.

Important Notes

Night Session for Saturday, Dec. 9 has been canceled. The next available Night Session date is Friday, December 15. For more information on Night Sessions, click here

USASA Rail Jam for Sunday, Dec. 10 has been canceled. The USASA Rail Jam competition will be rescheduled. New date TBD.

The Grizzly Tube Park will not be open. Please check back mid-December for availability.

On an average peak/holiday weekend, we expect to park several thousand cars so delays may be expected. We recommend giving yourself at least an hour from any point in Big Bear Valley to drive, park, and be shuttled to the Resort of your choice. For more information and tips on parking, click here.

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Labor Day Weekend and the un-official end to the summer season in Big Bear Lake is upon us. We are expecting absolutely beautiful weather this holiday weekend with high temps hovering right around 80° with scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Gorgeous!! It is the perfect time to escape the heat and have some fun – on the lake, in the forest or around town. There is so much to do in Big Bear!

This weekend, we have some fun special events going on. The Kids Adventure Games are happening at Bear Mountain Resort, Support DOVES by stopping by the “Cool Run in the Mountains” Car Show at the Convention Center, enjoy local art by visiting the Village and checking out the Labor Day ‘Art on the Corner’ event, or enjoy some amazing Tribute Bands and donate to a worthy cause at the final concert of this year’s Music in the Mountains Series. All the details on these and other events can be found below.

Whether you need last minute accommodations for this weekend (we have just a few cabins left!!) or are planning ahead for the holidays, RS Vacations has the perfect getaway cabin for you! We offer personalized service that the ‘big guys’ just can’t offer and our cabins are clean and have the amenities you are looking for! Head on over to RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

 

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Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

 

Events

“Fatal 80’s” 80’s Tribute at the Cave

Sep 01, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Fronted by Gretchen Bonaduce, The Fatal 80’s entertains fans with their outrageous costumes, choreographed dance moves, high energy songs that guarantee every audience a show full of dancing, laughing and entertainment.

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 6:30 pm Concert starts at 7:00 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

CATS Presents “Steel Magnolias” at the CATS Warehouse Theater

Sep 01, 2017 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

CATS presents :”Steel Magnolias”  at the CATS Warehouse Theater. Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, about the bond amongst a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana.

Performance dates are September 1 and 2 at 7:30 pm. Matinee September 3 at 2:30 pm.

Please call or visit website for tickets or for additional information.

Location: CATS Warehouse Theatre at 1117 West Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear City
Contact: Tel: (909) 585- 4757 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

 

The 2nd Annual Big Bear Kids Adventure Games at Bear Mountain

Sep 02, 2017 12:00AM – Sep 04, 2017 12:00AM

The Big Bear Kids Adventure Games features a kid sized adventure race where teams of two navigate a ‘natural terrain’ inspired obstacle course. Kids can expect mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n-Slide, river tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more.  This is a fun and confidence building outdoor experience for kids ages 6-14. A great day out for the whole family!

Skills Clinic for Kids  (Separate registration) on Saturday with races from 9am til early afternoon both Sunday and Monday.

For more full schedule and other information visit http://www.kidsadventuregames.com/case-studies/bear-mountain-ca/

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or http://www.BearMountain.com/KAG

 

“Cool Run in the Mountains” Car Show at the Big Bear Convention Center

Sep 02, 2017 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Join the Rodriders of Big Bear for its annual “Cool Run in the Mountains ” Car Show benefiting DOVES & Local Animal Rescue Programs

All cars are welcome regardless of year, make or model. There will be sponsor raffles, opportunity drawings and awards to the top 20 entries.

To register your “ride” please visit www.rodridersofbigbear.com
Spectators are admitted FREE of charge.
Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Contact: Tel: (562) 505-5755 Website: www.rodridersofbigbear.com

 

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Sep 02, 2017 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

Art on the Corner in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.   Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts and the Open Sky Music Foundation. FREE for all to attend.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday September 2-4
Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

 

Music in the Mountains #6 The Long Run’s Eagles Tribute/Led Zepagain’sTribute to Led Zeppelin

Sep 02, 2017 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM


Music in the Mountains #6 at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday September 2nd.

The Long Run, Experience the Eagles, co-headlines with Led Zepagain, Tribute to Led Zeppelin, on the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater stage.  We’re closing the season with two of the most authentic ‘next best thing’ bands delivering the energy and sound of their iconic legends in their prime; one night; one stage, performing some of the best classic rock music ever written!

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333
Contact: Tel:(909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

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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!

Last week, Punxsutawney Phil promised us 6 more weeks of winter and we are holding him to it! January brought epic snow to Big Bear and we are looking at the possibility of more of the white stuff this weekend!  That is great news for skiers, snowboarders, and anyone who loves spending time in a winter wonderland!

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

 

Stoked Tri-Shredathon at Snow Summit

Feb 11, 2017 – Feb 12, 2017

The  Stoked Tri-Shredathon at  Snow Summit, February 11, 2017- Stoked Tri-Shredathon is a day where members of Kelly Clark’s Stoked foundation hit three board sports in one day. The day begins at Summit with snowboarding, then heads to Venice for a surf session, and finishes up in an LA skate-park.

Please call or visit website for more information

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Bald Eagle Volunteer Count at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Feb 11, 2017 | 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 10; January 14; February 11; March 11

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

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.mountainsfoundation.org

Guided Snowshoe Eco Tours with the Big Bear Discovery Center

Feb 11, 2017 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

Join a naturalist for a guided snowshoe tour in the San Bernardino National Forest.  You will learn how to snowshoe, go for a guided trek through the forest, and have some exploration time as well!  Dependent on snow conditions, call for more details.

Dates: December 31- March 4 (No Tour on January 1, 2017)
Saturdays, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm, and Sundays, 9am-12pm

Reservations required. Go to www.mountainsfoundation.org to reserve your spot today. Fee: Adults $30, Kids (8-12 yrs. old) $20. Dates and fees subject to change

Please call Megan Oberdoerster @ 909-382-2842 for any questions.

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

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

“Metalachi” at the CAVE

Feb 11, 2017 | 06:30PM – 10:00PM

On a hot, hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into Rock N Roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilizers in a hotel room with seven members of the village jai alai team went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live. Unhampered by a steady regime of tequila and ill advised sumo lessons, nine months later five bastard children where born. Unable to care for her hungry offspring and concerned that motherhood would seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke league, Consuela hastily packed the babies into the saddlebags of a burro and sent her children off to America in search of a better life.

Against all odds, 14 years later, and nearly dead from dehydration, the burro knelt down to drink from the stagnant waters of the Rio Grande just outside of Juarez Mexico –mere yards from the U.S. border. With one fleeting burst of energy the brothers Espinoza cinco climbed from their leather restraints and scampered the vast reach of the river, collapsing onto the sweet amber hue of American soil. As if by destiny, lodged in the sand beneath their tanned faces was a record sleeve upon which were the words “PARANOID” and “BLACK SABBATH”. For many years to follow, this definitive black metal album served not only as a teacher and a mentor..but also as a friend. From these bleak and humble begins grew the seed that would eventually be the band we know today. Often referred to as the greatest heavy metal band to ever live..always referred to as…METALACHI.

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 6:30pm; opening act featuring “The Gary Watson Band” at 7:30pm, “The Stranger” makes his debut 8:30-9pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

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

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

USASA Boarder Cross #1 at Snow Summit

Feb 18, 2017 | 09:30AM – 12:30PM


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: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Big Bear’s Got Talent at the PAC

Feb 18, 2017 | 06:00PM – 09:00PM

The annual Rotary Music Competition is structured for serious musicians of high school age. Freshly renamed this year to “Big Bear’s Got Talent,” the event will be held at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 18. This event provides students the opportunity to perform on stage before a live audience. It also allows them to be evaluated and receive constructive comments from qualified music educators.

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 Ron Peavy at  (909) 563-0331 or by email at pvbbl@charter.net. The entry deadline is February 14, 2017.The community is encouraged to come out and support our ambitious young Big Bear musicians, and enjoy a magical evening! Big Bear’s own remarkable entertainer Steve Cassling will be the Master of Ceremonies.You won’t want to miss this! Curtain time is 6pm, and admission is FREE.

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

Contact: Tel: (909) 563-0331 or pvbbl@charter.net

“Deadman’s Party” Oingo Boingo Tribute at the Cave

Feb 18, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

OINGO BOINGO/DANNY ELFMAN tribute band DEAD MAN’S PARTY has been bringing you Boingo tunes LIVE – the way you remember ’em from actual Oingo Boingo shows – for OVER 15 YEARS! This 8-PIECE BAND has been fashioned after the ORIGINAL OINGO BOINGO LINE-UP, featuring a THREE-PIECE HORN SECTION, GUITAR, BASS, KEYS, DRUMS and a front-man so convincing that people sometimes believe that they are actually watching DANNY ELFMAN himself!

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 6:30pm Concert starts at 7:30pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

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

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

USASA Boarder Cross #2 at Bear Mountain

Feb 19, 2017 | 09:30AM – 12:30PM

A USASA Snowboarding event. USASA is a solid grassroots organization that allows men and women, boys and girls of all ages. Please visit http://www.usasa.org/ for more information.

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

“Beatles vs Stones” at the Cave

Feb 25, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

The British Invasion brought us the two most popular rock groups of all time, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, as well as the liveliest debate in rock history – which band is the greatest? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, mash-up duel featuring internationally renowned tribute bands, Abbey Road and Satisfaction

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 9:00 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: 40789 Village Dr.

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

March

Big Bear Polar Plunge Pre-Registration Party at the Cave

Mar 03, 2017 | 06:00PM – 10:00PM

The 6th annual Big Bear Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics takes place on Saturday March 4th.

This year as  a show of appreciation, Plungers and their Guests are invited to the Cave  Friday night for a Pre-Registration Party at the Cave from 6-10pm. Plungers can pre-register and beat the Saturday morning rush. Live music, Light Hors D’oeuvres, Fun Raffles and much much more! More Food and Drinks available for purchase

Entrance is FREE to Registered Plungers and $5 to the General Public

It’s a celebration you won’t want to miss!!!

Please call or visit Polar Plunge website for more information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive in the Village

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500 Website: www.sosc.org/bigbearplunge

USARC Ski-A-Thon at Bear Mountain

Mar 04, 2017 | 09:00AM – 04:30PM

United States Adaptive Recreation  Center Presents their annual Ski-A-Thon at Bear Mountain

When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Where: Bear Mountain Resort
Who: Skiers & Snowboarders (You!)

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 2017 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.

Online Registration:$150 Individual or $500 Teams of Four Onsite Registration: $200 Individual or $600 Team of Four

To register online or make a pledge please visit website.

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 584-0269 Website: www.usarc.org/skiathon

6th Annual Big Bear Lake “Polar Plunge” for Special Olympics

Mar 04, 2017 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

Special Olympics Southern California is excited to announce the 6th Annual “Polar Plunge.” Run, walk, or dance into the chilly waters of Big Bear Lake on Saturday, March 4th  to raise funds for Special Olympics Inland Empire. For just a minimum of $50, you can participate in the coolest event of 2016 — 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!   Click to View 2016 Trailer

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: Pine Knot Harbor Big Bear Lake

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

USASA Half Pipe #1 and #2 at Bear Mountain

Mar 05, 2017 | 09:30AM – 03:30PM

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: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Transworld Trans-Am Finals at Bear Mountain

Mar 11-12, 2017 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM


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 Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Snowboarder Magazine’s “The Launch” at Bear Mountain

Mar 28, 2017 – Apr 01, 2017

For almost a decade, The Launch has been an end-of-season opportunity for the rising generation to coalesce in one location, continuously providing plenty of proof that the future of snowboarding is burning bright.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Beyond

Bear Mountain’s Annual Public Pond Skim

Apr 01, 2017 – Apr 02, 2017

Bear Mountain’s Annual Public Pond Skim is a fun way to finish out the season at Bear Mountain. Skiers and snowboarders in a wide array of costume and throwback clothing compete for fabulous prizes and bragging rights while attempting to cross a man made “pond” with the most style. It’s fun for competitors and spectators alike. Takes place in The Scene at Bear Mountain, April 1st, 2017.

Please call or visit website for more information

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Tuesday Farmers Market Opens for the Season at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Apr 04, 2017 | 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 4th until September 26th.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd

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

MS Walk: Big Bear on the Northshore

May 06, 2017 | 08:30AM – 01:00PM


The 2017 Big Bear MS Walk takes place on Saturday May 6th 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 Ext. 66503

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

Contact: Tel: 909-949-1363 ext. 66503 Website: www.walkMS.org

AMGEN Tour of California ” Big Bear Lake Time Trial”

May 18, 2017 12:00AM – May 21, 2017 12:00AM

The Big Bear Lake Time Trial • Aero at Altitude!

Peter Sagan, the 2015 overall AMGEN Tour of California winner and record holder with 15 stage victories since riding for the first time in 2010, will headline an all-star peloton when America’s most prestigious cycling stage race launches the 12th edition in May, 2017. Big Bear Lake has been chosen as the site of AMGEN Tour of California’s first ever high-altitude Time Trial for its Stage 6 race.

This marks the fourth time that Big Bear Lake has been named a host city for the AMGEN Tour of California, which reaffirms the mountain resort as a world-class road cycling destination and the “Cycling Capital of Southern California.”

Stay Tuned and Check Website regularly for a complete schedule of activities surrounding The Big Bear Time Trail to be announced shortly! Make It  Cycling Weekend in Big Bear Lake!!!

Location: In The Village at Big Bear Lake with TT Course Around the Lake

Contact: Website: www.bigbeartimetrial.com

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