Big Bear Lake, CA
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER
Big Bear Lake is Southern California’s four-season mountain lake escape. Located in the heart of Southern California, an easy drive from Phoenix and Las Vegas, Big Bear Lake is the jewel of the San Bernardino National Forest and known for excellent fishing, snowboarding, skiing, hiking, mountain biking and so much more!
Bear Mountain, formerly Goldmine Mountain, is a ski area established in 1969, in the San Bernardino National Forest in Southern California United States.
Big Bear Mountain Resort operates two properties – Bear Mountain and Snow Summit – that are located 2 miles apart. Expand to read more about each mountain and find the best fit for you. Or, experience both mountains in the same day with a valid lift ticket. Bear Mountain Renowned for its award-winning terrain parks and après atmosphere, Bear Mountain has the only halfpipes, highest lift-served peak (8,805 feet), and largest beginner area in Southern California. Bear Mountain also hosts multiple events each winter, including can’t-miss concerts, photoshoots, film premieres, and on-hill competitions. Snow Summit Snow Summit has over 240 acres of skiable terrain, as well as the Grizzly Ridge Tube Park, and “Night Sessions” on select dates. With the most dependable snow conditions and the most operating days per season in SoCal, it’s no wonder Snow Summit was selected to host the inaugural Winter X Games in 1997.
Let’s not forget about the Big Bear Bald Eagle Live Nest Cam. Big Bear bald eagles Jackie and Shadow welcome the first eaglet in two years: ‘A star is hatched’
Think time on the slopes and enjoy skiing, snowboarding and Everything Big Bear has to Offer🏂