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Join The Big Bear Winter Festival Fun With Snowshoe and Fat Bike Races! UPDATE

UPDATE:  Big Bear, CA, February 24, 2016 – Big Bear Cycling and Open Air Big Bear, co-producers of Big Bear Winter Festival, announced that Big Bear Winter Festival is postponed until March 12-13, 2016. The event, which features snowshoe races and fatbike races, was originally scheduled for February 27 and 28, 2016. Officials however, determined to push it back in anticipation of a much awaited weather-pattern change in hopes to provide the most optimal conditions for participants.  “This was planned as a snow event from the beginning, and we are not going to run the event in non-snowy conditions,” said Big...

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5th Annual “Snowshoe The Bear” Starts “Conquer The Bear” Series

Big Bear, Ca, February 20, 2012, 12:00pm – The recent 14 inches of snowfall the Big Bear Valley received will be perfect snowpack for the 5th annual Snowshoe the Bear race that will take place this Saturday, February 25th. Snowshoe the Bear is a great event for anyone who has ever wanted to give snowshoeing a try.  There is a challenge for everyone at every level with a 5 and 10k course.  You don’t need to own a pair of snowshoes to compete, as you can rent them from may shops around the Big Bear Valley including North Shore Trading Company, Goldsmith’s Boardhouse and Bear Valley Bikes.   If you are renting from a local shop, be sure to call ahead and reserve a pair, as they can run out.  Snowshoe the Bear is the first event in the Conquer the Bear and Conquer the Cub series, in which participants compete in the snowshoe race, Paddlefest in July, a road bike race in August, and a trail run in September.  Those that complete all of the races will Conquer the Cub or Conquer the Bear.  For more information on Snowshoe the Bear, or the Conquer the Bear series go online at...

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Enjoy the Fresh Snow This Holiday Weekend!

Big Bear, Ca, February 17, 2012, 4:00pm – The recent snowfall the Big Bear Valley received has created great conditions for this holiday weekend.  With 14-16 inches of fresh snow on the slopes and surrounding mountainside, skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers are in for a great weekend.  Nearly all the runs are open at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, and Big Bear Mountain Resorts is Southern California’s “Learn to Ski & Ride Headquarters,” so those needing lessons or a refresher will find excellent classes and instructors.  Outdoor enthusiasts who are interested in going snowshoeing, can stop by the Discovery Center for guided tours, or they can go to Goldsmith’s Boardhouse, North Shore Trading Company or Bear Valley Bikes to rent snowshoes.  Motorists are advised to drive with care as roads may be icy or slippery, and are reminded that there are three routes in and out of the valley for your driving needs.  Highway 38 is on the east side of the valley and often is an easier route to take when departing on holiday weekends, as there is less traffic.  Highway 18 down through Lucerne Valley is also another way down the mountain, and is ideal for those traveling back to the desert communities, Arizona, or Nevada.  And as always carry chains in your vehicle as it is the law that you have them in your car when...

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Things to do in Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca, December 27, 2011, 4:00pm – The Big Bear Valley has many different activities for visitors and residents to enjoy this holiday season.  The Moonridge Animal Park provides a home for many indigenous and mountain area animals, including the grizzly bear and bald eagle.  The Big Bear Discovery Center is open Thursday’s through Mondays, and offers visitors a chance to brush up on the history and wildlife of the Big Bear Valley. The new Action Segway tours offer tours from a different perspective, in different areas of the valley.  They are housed in the new village shops and courtyard in the Big Bear Lake Village.  Local gyms such as Big Bear Total Fitness and Mountain Fitness Center are open this week, and offer day passes, and both have excellent facilities for all your exercise and high altitude training needs. For those that want to relax, take a look at one of our spa’s or wellness centers, such as Elevations Day Spa, the Village Spa, or if you want to stay in by the fire, make an appointment with a licensed masseuse from Mobile Mountain Massage.    Additional activities you can do on your own time include snowshoeing, and taking a stroll down the Alpine Pedal Path on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake.  There are many local trails, including the Woodland Trail, Cougar Crest Trail, and Pine...

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Fresh Snow Means More Snow Play This Weekend

Big Bear, Ca, December 2, 2011, 12:00pm – Big Bear has turned into a winter wonderland over night with 14 to 16 inches of new snow on the slopes, with extra snow making occurring overnight.  According to Big Bear Mountain Resorts, more runs and chairs are expected to open this weekend, making for an excellent weekend on the slopes. New park features are also being created, which will offer freestyle skiers and boarders with more jumps, rails, and boxes to hit.  For those of you who want to explore the forest without getting on skis or boards, Goldsmith’s Boardhouse and Bear Valley Bikes sell and rent snowshoes.  Snowshoeing is great for beginners, with an easy 10-step program to follow. Take 10 steps, and you can snowshoe, it’s that easy.  The Discovery Center does offer snowshoe tours for those that would rather have a guided tour through the forest.  In addition to being a fun experience, snowshoeing also is a great form of exercise.  Whatever you choose to do this weekend, enjoy the fresh snowfall, and get...

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