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designed to accommodate and provide amenities and activities for groups of 20 to 200 in the heart of scenic Big Bear Lake. GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES RESORT OFFERS AAA APPROVED PRIVATE CABIN LODGING RIGHT BETWEEN ALL THREE MAJOR SKI RESORTS
WINTER IS HERE --- THINK SNOW
Snow SummitLocated in the San Bernardino Mountains, Snow Summit is a year round premier destination for high-energy outdoor experiences. Revered for it's skiing and snowboarding in the winter and home to Southern California's only lift-served hiking and mountain biking during the summer months. (only 3 miles from Golden Bear Cottages)
Bear Mountain is home to Southern California's highest lift-served peak sitting at 8,805 feet. With the only half-pipes in So Cal and its famous trendsetting terrain parks, Bear offers a youthful and core environment. In the cool summer months, make time at 7,200 feet at the Bear Mountain golf course. (only 4 miles from Golden Bear Cottages)
As you leave the crowded freeways and begin your ascent into the mountains, the sky becomes more blue, and the air more crisp and clear. The scent of pine trees filters into your car and you can feel your stress drift away. Before you know it, after Running Springs you're rounding that last corner with the resort just ahead, right off the highway. This is Snow Valley... Closer Than You Think. (only 8 miles from Golden Bear Cottages)
GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES RESORT OFFERS AAA APPROVED PRIVATE CABIN LODGING RIGHT BETWEEN ALL THREE MAJOR SKI RESORTS.
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Big Bear Sheriff's Station PSA:
Know Before You Go Big Bear Valley offers many free snow play areas for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding. Don't let your winter fun be ruined - KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! Free areas for snow play are available on open forest service land and trails only. Snow play on private property (including vacant lots) is prohibited. Violators are subject to citation or arrest for trespassing. Make sure to park your vehicle in an authorized location so you don't return from your day of fun to find a parking ticket or that your vehicle has been towed.
Here are some safety tips for sledding in unmaintained areas:
* Select a hill that is not too steep and has a long flat area at the bottom for you to glide to a stop.
* Avoid hillsides that end near a street or parking lot.
* Avoid hillsides that end near trees, boulders, fences or other hazards.
* Make sure the hill is free of obstacles such as rocks, trees, fallen branches, or trash/other debris.
* Choose hills that are snowy, rather than icy. An icy slope makes for a hard landing if you fall off your sled.
* Sled during the daytime, when potential hazards are visible.
Pay-to-Play tubing on maintained runs is also available at Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain and Big Bear Snow Play.
DO NOT walk or play on the lake ice under any circumstances! While the frozen lake may look inviting, it is extremely dangerous!! Hypothermia and drowning are substantial risks. Being on the lake ice, even close to the shoreline, is a violation of San Bernardino County Codes and Municipal Water District Ordinances.
Winter weather in the mountains can change dramatically in a very short period of time. Make sure you are prepared with proper clothing, extra food and water, and a full charge on your cell phone battery. If you take medication, have an extra supply on hand. Carry extra supplies for your four-legged friends if they are traveling with you. And always carry chains in your vehicle and know how to put them on.
With these tips in mind, you are sure to have a fun and safe experience in our winter wonderland! For more information on recreational activities in Big Bear, contact the Big Bear Lake Visitors Center at (909) 866-7000 or the Big Bear Discovery Center at (909) 382-2790.
Tiffany Swantek, PIO
Big Bear Sheriff's Station
HAPPY WINTER from Golden Bear Cottages! LONG RANGE FORECAST:
Some tails are still open and we are here with the best deals on Lodging.
Outdoor events/calander Winter is upon us and Big Bear Lake welcomes our guests and groups with open arms.
If you're looking for a close getaway to a different world
this Winter, here are some traveler tips...
ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY This Winter and Spring head up to cool Big Bear where the lake is filled with fun activities
and the forest is perfect for learning about nature or meandering through the forest on one of our many trails.
BIG BEAR SETS THE STAGE The natural alpine scenery that surrounds cool Big Bear Lake, from lakeside to the
mountaintops, creates stunning backdrops for events, which explains why so many
events are held each year at the mountain resort. Autumn is the perfect fit for
festivities, with a deep blue lake at center stage, thousands of shady trees swaying
to the sounds of nature, and cool mountain breezes providing a natural air conditioning
system for those looking to escape the heat.
BIG BEAR LAKE OKTOBERFEST In the fall the most notable event is the annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest,
the highest-altitude Oktoberfest celebration in the United States. For 46 years, this event
has attracted thousands of visitors to enjoy German food, imported brews, Bavarian bands,
traditional dances and competitions, such as the Queen Stein Carrying Contest.
FILM FESTIVALS Another fall staple is The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. It's where cinema meets
the fresh alpine air. It showcases the emerging talents of screenwriters and independent
filmmakers on the silver screen, all brimming with creativity. For three days audience members
choose from documentaries, shorts and feature-length films, some moving, some daring, some
thought-provoking, and others downright hilarious. The film festival is also a forum for those
interested in all aspects of the film industry.
TROUT FISHING TOURNAMENTS Of course the lake is teeming with rainbow trout, which means it's only natural to have fishing
tournaments such as the May Trout Classic, Fishing for $50K and the October TroutfesT. There's
even a way to win some big bucks! And all it takes is some fishing gear, bait, patience and a little
luck. Anglers have the opportunity to catch a tagged trout worth $50,000 at Big Bear Lake's Fishin' for $50K Trout Derby in June.
TAKE IT OUTSIDE It only makes sense to kick off the summer months with a cool celebration to honor the great
outdoors. National Trails Day and National Get Outdoors Day (hosted by the Big Bear Discovery Center)
does just that, providing both traditional and innovative new ways to experience mother nature up
close and personal. Open Air Big Bear takes it to the next level by promoting a healthy lifestyle with
events to inspire people to get outside and stay active with a series of outdoor events with "altitude,"
such as Team Big Bear's Mountain Bike Shootouts, Gran Fondo, Big Bear Lake Paddlefest,
Grizzly Stage Race and Endure the Bear Trail Run. In fact, the Open Air Big Bear series challenges
individuals to the best of their abilities to finish each race to become part of "Conquer the Bear."
It's a challenge that will change your life! Those looking for a more casual pace can choose from c
ommunity group bike rides sponsored by the Big Bear Cycling Association or nature walks, canoe
tours, and kayak tours offered by the Discovery Center every weekend from May to October.
SUMMERTIME ROLLS Mothers are honored at a hotrod show dedicated to motherhood at the Moms and Rods Antique
Car Show. Artists display fine works of art on the water's edge at the annual Art on the Lake. Wine
aficionados and casual sippers alike venture into Big Bear Village to sample various wines and
hors d'oeuvres at the Summer Wine Walk in the Village. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo gets into the act
with a variety of events from its Old Time Bear Country Fair to the fun-filled Ice Cream Safari.
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR Each Fourth of July in Big Bear, thousands gather around the lake's 23 miles of shoreline to witness
one of California's top-rated fireworks displays. This fireworks spectacular shoots off top-of-the-line
fireworks that cascade over the lake creating a brilliant display of colors. It's a lengthy show of over
30 minutes in duration, and can be viewed from a boat, around the lake and throughout cool Big Bear
Valley. Don't miss the Rotary Club BBQ that offers an amazing lakefront view (sells out early, we
recommend to pre-purchase tickets online) .
MUSIC FILLS THE AIR - SUMMER CONCERTS All summer long the air is filled with music from rock 'n' roll concerts in the park to tribute bands at
the Big Bear Discovery Center's woodsy amphitheater or at The Cave in the Village. Save the date
to enjoy live music in a beautiful, outdoor forest setting at one of Big Bear Discovery Center's Music
in the Mountains Summer Concert series. Music in the Mountains features a diverse mix of genres
including rock, bluegrass, blues, western and even Celtic. The Cave in the Village is Big Bear's
newest concert venue offering weekly live entertainment from original bands, tribute bands or comedians.
SPICE IT UP, CHILI TASTING COOK-OFF If you're looking for a little zest to spice up your vacation then mark your calendar for the
annual chili cook-off every July. This event draws more than 40 cooks from all over the
southwest cooking up tasty concoctions, some mild and some with a zip. Visitors are invited
to taste test, enjoy live music and entertainment, food and drinks in the Bartlett Parking Lot
in the cool Big Bear Village.
VINTAGE BIG BEAR In August, more than 500 vintage autos, dragsters, and custom coupes climb the mountain
to congregate in the Big Bear Village for the popular annual two-day Antique Car Club Fun Run.
26th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village - Aug 08, 2015 | 09:00AM - 04:00PM
SNOWBOARD AND SKI CONTESTS AND WINTER HOLIDAY EVENTS Snow covered mountains in winter means ski and snowboard competitions at both
Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Christmas in the Village kicks off the holiday season
with strolling musicians, Victorian-style carolers, Christmas tree lighting ceremony and
of course, Santa Claus. Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders descend down the
mountain at Snow Summit's annual New Year's Eve torchlight parade.
download free street map of the Big Bear Lake area ENSO Alert System Status: El Niño Watch 2016
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER/NCEP/NWS and the International Research
Institute for Climate and Society 09 December 2015 ENSO Alert System Status:
El Niño Advisory Synopsis: There is approximately 95% chance that El Niño
will continue through Northern Hemisphere winter 2016, gradually
weakening in late Spring 2016.
El Niño weather event means more 2015/16 rain and snow for Big Bear Lake, CA
88% Forecast Accuracy Verified historical forecast accuracy for Big Bear Lake, US 2004 through 2014.
El Niño Advisory Synopsis:
The weather event means more 2015/16 rain and snow for Big Bear Lake, CA Winter is here. Are you ready for a great winter of snow skiing and riding?
El Nino forecasts are only strengthening as we approach the Winter season.
We have already seen nighttime lows in the single digits - winter is here. Purchase your
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