Groups and Events Calendar Posted:18-Feb-18 Big Bear Lake is loaded with recreation, activities and group events all year round, things to do. Best places to stay for big cabins, AAA approved, cabin lodging and mountain news. Friendly places to stay with your Pet in Big Bear Lake California. Fishing in Big Bear Lake. How much in advance should groups book lodging reservations? Many big groups book up to a year in advance. Returning group events usually book a year in advance to reserve their specific dates for AAA approved big cabins in Big Bear. #bigbear
Local event calendar and highway information for lodging guests, groups and all mountain travelers.
Family friendly places to stay with your pet in Big Bear Lake California. Year-round AAA approved resort and cabin facilities designed to accommodate & 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 JUST A BLOCK FROM THE LAKE AND RIGHT BETWEEN ALL THREE MAJOR SKI RESORTS.
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JANUARY 9 UPDATE - We received up to a foot of new snow in Big Bear.
JANUARY 19 UPDATE - 4 inches of more fresh snow is forecast tonight.
JANUARY 20 UPDATE - More snow is forecast for later this week.
JANUARY 31 UPDATE - We received up to a foot of new snow in Big Bear this month.
FEBRUARY 9 UPDATE - Snow is also forecast coming week.
FEBRUARY 18 UPDATE - IT'S SNOWING. Snow is also forecast coming week.
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Big Bear Mountain Resorts - Southern California's only year-round destination for
The XXIII Winter Olympics are now in full swing. Big Bear Lake has the cure for southern Californians who become infected by the outbreak of Winter Olympics Fever.
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain offers families an opportunity to enjoy the spirit of the Winter Olympics with fun toboggan runs and snow-packed tubing hills. Even though snow tubing is not an Olympic sport; it does have the spirit of bobsledding. Also, night tubing is available on Friday, Saturday and holiday nights. Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain has two toboggan runs that resemble the luge event. Riders of all ages navigate their own individually controlled sleds down a quarter-mile long track with high-banked turns and long straight-aways. Other options include an 18-hole miniature golf course, go-karts and video games. For details visit AlpineSlideBigBear.com.
Hiking with dogs provides health benefits to both the pets and the owners, as well as deepening their bond through shared experiences. We've got you and Fido covered with dog friendly hikes in Big Bear
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Uber Rentals! Introducing Getboards Ski Valet. Big Bear Lakes only Door2Door Ski and Snowboard rental service! Make sure your customers know that your hotel offers this 5 star service this season! Car too small? no problem, we deliver equipment direct to the ski resort. 15% off to Golden Bear Cottages resort guests. 15% off all ski and snowboard rentals
Winter is officially underway at Big Bear Mountain Resort, with Bear Mountain and Snow Summit now open for daily operations. Check out all the opening day awesomeness in our social feeds below, and if you don't have a 2018 season pass, be sure to grab one before prices go up.
Starting November 24th every Friday and Saturday evening from 4pm to 8pm at Bear Valley Farms Santa's Hayride to the North Pole. Come and witness thousands of beautiful Christmas lights, wonderful decorations including reindeer, angels, giant snowmen, teddy bears that give hugs, nutcrackers and much more!
Autumn is already here, there's still time to make outdoor reservations for camping in Big Bear Lake National Forest Service camp grounds that book up in advance. Big Bear campgrounds until November 30! Whether its tent camping or RV camping Big Bear's mild Summer temperatures make it a perfect escape for all ages of campers. Start planing your camping getaway by visiting: this campground reservation site
Big Bear Lake 2018 Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall Events
Trails are open and we are here with the best deals on Lodging
Check Big Bear Weather report below Golden Bear Cottages offers our guests a propane fired group fire pit by reservation.
Big Bear Lake welcomes our guests and groups with open arms. AAA approved cabins in Big Bear Lake at Golden Bear Cottages family resort... We accommodate groups from 20 to 200 guests. Take a Big Bear lake bus tour and be our guest. Fascinating surroundings and colorful history of Big Bear Lake, California. Make your group's destination Big Bear for fun all year. Top AAA approved big cabins in Big Bear Lake
Big Bear bus schedule, Big Bear trolley and shuttle information. http://mountaintransit.org/big-bear-routes-and-schedules/big-bear-route-1/
ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Head up to cool Big Bear where the lake is filled with fun activities and the forest is perfect for learning about nature through the forest on one of our many trails.
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4 SEASON RESORT - 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. Summer 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.
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 serieschallenges 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.
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 Julyin 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.
Snow Valley Mountain Resort is building Southern California's 1st and ONLY
High Speed, 6 Passenger, Detachable Lift which will open in December for
the 2017/2018 Winter Season.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, photos, and video
of the All New Snow Valley Express!
FORECAST FROM GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES FOR SOUTHWESTERN BIG BEAR LAKE
Big Bear's Lake favorite family style cabins and group lodging vacation spot: world famous Golden Bear Cottages
Golden Bear Cottages is pleased to offer many additional services for our guests including group and retreat planning at our office located on our AAA approved, Diamond rated rustic resort property during your vacation or big retreat with us. See us for Big Bear Retreats for College and High school Sports Teams group travel and Track Clubs. PLAN YOUR GROUP'S RETREATS NOW http://goldenbear.net/big-bear-big-cabins_for-rent
Golden Bear Cottages is the only lodging resort to offer Tempur-Pedic queen beds.