Recreation and Park District Offers Student Activities Over Spring Break, Including Field Trips for Teens

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Spring Break for students of the Bear Valley Unified School District is just days away, and those staying in town to enjoy the sun and the slopes may want to partake in activities being offered by the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District. For three days starting next Tuesday, April 6, Rec and Park offers the Spring … [Read more...]

14th Annual Victor Alvarez Memorial Race and Silent Auction Saturday

Big Bear Lake, CA - Snow Summit hosts the 14th annual Victor Alvarez Memorial Race and silent auction on Saturday.  The course is designed as a head to head racing format with registration from 8am to 9:30am tomorrow.  Qualifications begin at 10 am.  Skiers race to win their share of the $3075 cash purse prizes.  Skiers and non-skiers alike are … [Read more...]

Nine Feet of Snow Later, Big Bear Valley’s Winter Melts Into Spring on Saturday


Big Bear Valley, CA -- It was just eight Fridays ago, when we were buried under five feet of snow—roads were under an R3 requirement, all highways were closed, school was canceled, and power was out—and it seemed this day would never come, but spring arrives this weekend! Since the first of the winter season’s storms began on Friday, November … [Read more...]

Big Bear Mountain Resorts “Screamin’ Deal Season Passes” Go On Sale Monday

Tomorrow night is the last Saturday night session of the season for night skiing and boarding at Snow Summit which runs from 3pm to 9:30pm for a full session.  Big Bear Mountain Resorts “Screamin’ Deal” Season Passes” go on sale Monday, March 15th.  Passes can be used through the end of this season and for all of the next winter season.  … [Read more...]

Since Learning to Ride in Big Bear, Olympian Shaun White Goes Gold

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If you didn’t catch yesterday’s Olympic highlights from Vancouver, Shaun White took gold again in the snowboarding half-pipe and, what you might enjoy knowing is that the gold medalist from San Diego started his snowboarding adventure right here in Big Bear when he was just six years old, though he started on skis at age four. Big Bear Mountain … [Read more...]

Fresh Snow and Sunny Skies Should Make for a Beautiful, Busy Big Bear Weekend; Lift Ticket Reservations Recommended

With fresh snow and sunny skies, it should be a beautiful weekend in the Big Bear Valley. Enjoy!

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Given fresh snowfall, making for snow totals over 100” this season, and days of sunny skies predicted through the Presidents’ Day holiday, the Big Bear Valley anticipates plenty of skiers and snowboarders on the slopes this weekend. Big Bear Mountain Resorts offers half-day session at both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit … [Read more...]

Wet Storm Brings Rain, Snow; All Roads Free of Chain Requirements as of Monday

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Though this weekend’s storm was a wet one, bringing rain to the lower elevations within the Big Bear Valley, atop the resorts (and at higher elevations for Saturday’s Snowshoe the Bear race, which launched from the Village before venturing onto San Bernardino National Forest trails), it is guesstimated that we received … [Read more...]

Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation Expanding Their Reach to Include Paths for Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Biking, Running, Cycling and Horseback Riding

When the snow melts, outdoor enthusiasts will again be able to enjoy the 30 miles of bike routes throughout the Big Bear Valley, though, through the efforts of the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, the hope is to have paths available for non-motorized travel year-round by incorporating routes not just for cycling, but cross-county skiing, hiking, … [Read more...]

TGIF: Roads Cleared, Schools on Snow Day #7, and the Resorts Offer Night Skiing

Snow Summit (featured here in a photo titled "Snowy Miracle Mile" from BBMR) is open for night skiing this weekend.

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Our roads are looking better each day and though there are no chain requirements for any roads in the Big Bear Valley, or on Highways 18, 38 and 330 [as of Friday morning, January 29], drivers may find that chains are of benefit, especially on some residential roads, getting over driveway berms, and in potentially icy, shaded … [Read more...]

Pow! Longtime Local Dick Kun Compares Our Recent Snowstorms to the Legendary Winter of 1969

Pow Pow! See, there is plenty of sweet snow to be skied and snowboarded at Snow Summit. (Photo courtesy BBMR)

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Longtime Big Bear resident Dick Kun has been watching the snow fall for over 60 seasons and, as president of Big Bear Mountain Resorts, he’s become an expert on snow in the Big Bear Valley. He says that this last series of storms, which included four fronts over the course of a week, is as intense as the legendary storm of … [Read more...]