Big Bear, Ca, December 7, 2011, 9:00am – Big Bear Lake has been ranked on Trip Advisors “Top Winter Vacation Rental Getaway Destinations” for 2011.  The ranking was based on TripAdvisor’s vacation rental inquiry data for the winter months. Big Bear Lake ranked 4th in the top 10 list of winter vacation desitnations. Trip Advisor stated that the draw for Big Bear is that it is situated within a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, and stated that our valley  is a scenic winter wonderland.   Also in the top 10 were the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Breckenridge and Vail Colorado, and Park City Utah.  Rick Shoup, President and CEO of the Big Bear Lake Resort Association told KBHR that the Resort Association is thrilled to be in the top 10. In a recent online search of basic phrases such as ski vacation packages, and ski vacation, nationally Big Bear searched in the top 10 each time, even being placed as the third place spot nationally.  Shoup also told KBHR that one of the reasons Big Bear is ranked so high is that it is affordable, close to many large cities, and that the Resort Association offers ski and lodging packages.  For more information on lift and lodging packages, go online at

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