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Whether you have already booked a cabin with us for the coming weeks in Big Bear, or if you are still making plans (visit us at RSVacations.net for some great cabins!), you may be wondering what there is to do in December in the mountains when there is no snow on the ground. Don’t worry, there is more to do than you might think! Today I will talk about just some of the fun things to do here in beautiful Big Bear Lake-with or without snow!

Snow Summit boarderSkiing and Snowboarding

No matter what mood Mother Nature is in, Big Bear Ski Resorts take matters into their own hands. With a world-class snow-making system in place, you can hit the slopes even when the snow is not falling. As a bonus, it is much more fun to ski and board when temps are in the 50’s than when it is freezing! STAY TUNED FOR OPENING DAY INFORMATION!!

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Just like our Ski Resorts, Big Bear’s Snow Play Areas have the ability to make their own snow, and boy have they been busy at it! The coverage is great and with their “Magic Carpets”, you can enjoy an entire day of tubing fun without all the climbing!

Biking

Do you feel more comfortable on two wheels than on two planks of wood? Another positive of the mild weather is that you can take a bike ride – IN DECEMBER! Choose a comfort bike and take a leisurely spin along the lake or rent a mountain bike and hit the trails.

Horseback Riding

Enjoy the beauty of the mountains and explore the back-country from horseback. You will have some terrific photo opportunities as well when you get to the top and see the gorgeous, panoramic views of Big Bear Valley.

Off-Road 4×4 Tours

Get off the beaten path and see and learn about Big Bear’s rich history when you take an Off-road Tour. Several different tours are available.

Helicopter Big Bear

See Big Bear Lake from a whole new perspective – the air! Enjoy the stunning scenery of our beautiful Valley, Lake and surrounding Forest. Bring your camera!

Hiking

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Another benefit of the fall-like weather we are experiencing is that the trails around our forest are clear and accessible for hiking. Grab a trail map from the Discovery Center and set out on a nature hike with the family. From beginner to expert trails, there is something for every level of hiker.

Ziplining

Experience the sensation of flight as you zip through the forest. A real adrenaline rush for the whole family!

The Big Bear Alpine Zoobaby-raccoon

View and learn about over 180 animals at our local zoo. Check out our Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Mountain Lion, Deer and more. Feeding tours and special presentations on most days.

Bowling, Laser-Tag, Arcade & Ice Skating

Head over to the Bowling Barn and Big Bear Funplex for hours of family fun. Go Ice Skating on real ice, get competitive at Laser Tag or just enjoy the arcade. Have a blast going Glow Bowling at night!

Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Have you ever wanted to be on ‘The Amazing Race’? Now is your chance – sort of! Set out on a 1.5 hour walking adventure in and around The Big Bear Village. Using your smartphone, you will solve clues and complete challenges while learning local history and fun-facts.

Shopping, Eating and Music

Stroll through the Big Bear Lake Village and enjoy the unique shops and quaint atmosphere. Catch a movie at the local Theater, dine at one of the many delicious restaurants, take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride around town or enjoy a live concert at The Cave. When the sun goes down, grab a cup of hot chocolate and sit by one of the fire-pits or check out one of the night clubs for some live music.

The Discovery Center

If you want to find out where to hike, bike or otherwise get in touch with nature, the Big Bear Discovery Center is the place to start. Get trail maps, learn how to be prepared and take an interpretive tour through the forest. Special presentations and celebrations are happening all the time.

 

As you can see, Big Bear Lake has so much more to offer than just snow! Come on up to our sparkling blue skies, crisp air and stunning forest. You will love it!! Do you need somewhere to stay? RS Vacations has cabins for every group and budget. Check out the “Our Homes” tab at the top of this page to see what we have to offer, then visit our website to book your perfect Big Bear Cabin. See you soon!

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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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https://rsvacations.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/mark-your-calendar.jpg?w=292&h=89Big Bear 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!

El Niño seems to have finally arrived in Big Bear Lake today as we are experiencing steady snowfall and it is expected to continue through Friday. The snowfall total is expected to be at least two feet by the weekend!! Even better? We are expecting more snow late next week, just in time for the long, MLK weekend. Come on up and take advantage of fresh powder!!

Check out our wide variety of cabins at RSVacations.net and find the perfect mountain cabin for your winter getaway. We have clean cabins with the amenities you want, and the best customer service in Big Bear. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

Here is what’s coming up in beautiful Big Bear this winter:

JANUARY

Windell’s Snowboard Camp at Snow Summit

Jan 09, 2016 – Jan 10, 2016

Windell’s Camp is a weekend snowboard Camp  at Snow Summit. Please call or visit websites for more details.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5766 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or www.highcascade.com/winter

Bald Eagle Volunteer Count at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jan 09, 2016 | 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 12; January 9; February 13; March 12

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.MountainsFoundation.org

Guided Snowshoe Eco Tours with the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jan 09, 2016 | 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 19- March 6 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

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

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

Winter Trails Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Jan 09, 2016 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

The Southern California Mountains Foundation will host the 5th annual Winter Trails Day event at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Winter Trails Day is a national event that offers those new to snow sports an opportunity to learn about and try snowshoeing and other winter activities for FREE. There will be snowshoe demos, hot coco, a snowman building contest and more.

Please call or visit website for more details

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

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

USASA Slopestyle at Bear Mountain

Jan 10, 2016 | 08:30AM – 04:30PM

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.  or call resort.

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

Go-Pro Out of the Box at Bear Mountain

Jan 14, 2016 – Jan 15, 2016

Out Of The Box is an invite only resort competition taking place over the 2015-2016 winter season. Four resorts will receive identical containers full of raw materials to create, destroy and modify as they see fit- the goal being to design the most fun, most imaginative, most photo-friendly snow park possible. Bear Mountain’s creations will be unveiled and opened to the public initiating the second phase of the competition.

Resort guests are invited to compete in the Best #GoPro INSTAGRAM contest. Guests from each resort will capture and share GoPro photos on Instagram using #GoProPark, #GoPro and #BearBuilt.

One winner will be chosen from each resort. Winners will receive $1,000.00 and Next Year’s Season Pass.

The resorts themselves will be competing in the Best Overall Activation and the Best GoPro Resort Video contests.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

High Cascade Airbag at Bear Mountain

Jan 15, 2016 – Jan 17, 2016

Ready to try that trick you have been dying to learn with the safety of an airbag landing? This is your chance as the High Cascade Snowboard Camp brings their Airbag to Bear for the weekend.

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam at Bear Mountain

Jan 23, 2016

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!

Please call or visit website(s) for more details.

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2519 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or www.volcom.com/events

Totally 80’s: “Missing Persons, Bow Wow Wow & When In Rome ” at The Cave

Jan 23, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Totally 80’s: “Missing Persons, Bow Wow Wow & When In Rome ” at The Cave. Music Icons from the 1980’s in concert in Big Bear Lake.

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 8:00 pm. Call or visit website for more details.

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

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

USASA Boarder Cross at Snow Summit

Jan 31, 2016 | 08:30AM – 04:30PM

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

FEBRUARY and BEYOND

Space & Alien SnowFest at the Big Bear Convention Center

Feb 05, 2016 – Feb 07, 2016

The Space & Alien Snowfest, a Mountain UFOlogy Conference will take place at the Convention Center in Big Bear Lake this February 2016.  Topics will cover but not limitied to:  *our not so far distant future-Mars & beyond *government cover-ups *secret space programs *recent case abductions *significant  sightings *evidence of past visitations *audience discussions of shared encounters *compelling discoveries of our origins *Panel discussion with George Noory and Producer Tom Danheiser  & * A Meet & Greet Mixer w/ George Noory & Coast to Coast Am Producer Tom Danheiser

Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

USASA Half Pipe at Bear Mountain

Feb 21, 2016 | 10:00AM – 01:00PM

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

12th Annual Scout Day at Bear Mountain

Mar 05, 2016 | 08:00AM – 04:30PM

Good news Boy Scouts! Saturday, March 5, 2016!! Mark your troop calendar…

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

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

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

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

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

5th Annual Big Bear Lake “Polar Plunge” for Special Olympics at Swim Beach

Mar 05, 2016 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

Special Olympics Southern California is excited to announce the 5th Annual “Polar Plunge.” Run, walk, or dance into the chilly waters of Big Bear Lake on Saturday, March 5th  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!   View Trailer Here: 2013 Polar Plunge

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

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

Location: Swim Beach at Meadow Park at 41220 Park Avenue or at East Boat Launch on North Shore

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

 

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snowingatsummit

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

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

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

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Paradise Cove in Winter

Paradise Cove in Winter

We are all doing our ‘Snow Dance’ around here as a storm system approaches Big Bear Lake. This weekend will bring cooler temperatures, rain and hopefully some much-needed snow to our beautiful town. If you are headed up for the weekend, be sure to have chains with you in the car, as well as blankets, warm clothes and some food and water. Be prepared!

In addition to skiing, snowboarding and tubing, take some time to visit The Big Bear Lake Village. Here you will find shops of all kinds as well as a variety of food and drink options. In the evening, sip some hot chocolate next to one of the outdoor fireplaces or check out some live music at one of the local nightclubs. Take a look at the flyer below to see some of the special events happening around town as well as locations to view the big game on Sunday!

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

 

1-29-15Weather Courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 1-31-15Events Courtesy of BigBear.com

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WinterattheLakeThere is snow on the ground, the Resorts are open and Big Bear Lake is the PERFECT Holiday Destination! We received several inches of snow last week which gave the Big Bear Mountain Ski Resorts and local Snow Tubing Areas a much needed boost. Conditions are fantastic!! Come on up and make some magical, holiday memories with your family!

We are looking at clear weather this week with highs in the 40-50 range FreshSnowand lows in the 20’s. The perfect weather to hit the slopes, build a snowman, stroll through the Village, or snuggle in front of the fireplace!

Be sure to check out the Event Flyer below for all the details on the coming week’s events and recreation in Big Bear.

RS Vacations does have a few cabins left for Christmas and New Years. Visit our website at www.RSVacations.net and book one of our cozy cabins for your Big Bear Holiday Getaway.  Book today before they are all gone!

 

12-18-14Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 12-20-14Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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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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