Monday, March 30, 2009

This Week!

Head up now to take advantage of great deals on lodging, beautiful spring weather, and little to no lift lines at the slopes!

The Current Forecast
After a cool start to the week temperatures will climb some, as highs get back into the 50s, while lows cool into the 20s. Little temperature change through the weekend, however a trough of low pressure setting up along the west coast may bring a chance or precipitation locally by early next week.

The Current Snow Report
The weather is amazing and the spring skiing and boarding are GREAT! Clear blue skies are forecast all week so come celebrate Spring Break on the snow! Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are in full operation with excellent snow coverage and a deep snow base.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Lakefront House!

Check out "Living Large Lakefront #1130" A gorgeous new home on our program. Spectacular lakefront on deep water with marvelous open views of Big Bear Lake. This Livin Large Lakefront is one of the most fantastic vacation homes that Big Bear has to offer.

This three story property has 6 bedrooms, 4.75 baths, and huge game room with Foosball, pool table, air hockey and private bock dock. Enter in on the third level to the open living room with cathedral ceilings, tall windows and incredible lake views. There is comfy furniture, which is all brand new and wood burning fireplace, flat screen tv/dvd, ½ bath and decking to enjoy the wonderful views and a gas BBQ.

The kitchen has anything that you could need, including a Viking range and high end appliances throughout. There is a formal dining table, island bar seating and extra dining table in the living room area .

There is a master suite on this level with a king size bed, gas log fireplace, large private bath with jetted spa tub and a deck. Go down to the 2nd floor to bedroom #2 which is another master suite with a queen size bed, TV, gas log fireplace and a wonderful private bath with jetted spa tub, plus deck with lake views. Bedroom # 3 has a queen size bed, gas log fireplace, TV, wonderful full bath with jetted spa tub and private deck with lake views. Bedroom # 4 is also a master suite with a queen size bed, private ¾ bath with dual showers, TV, sitting area and deck. Bedroom # 5 has a set of bunk beds( lower full) and Bedroom # 6 has a bunk set (lower bed full) plus a fun game for everyone called Bank Shot. There also is a laundry room available for your use on this floor.

Venture down to the 1st floor of this extraordinary home where the giant game room is with full wet bar, refrigerator , dishwasher, pool table, Foosball and air hockey tables. Lots of beautiful new furnishings and décor plus gas log fireplace, flat screen TV/DVD, 1/2 bath and large deck to wander out on to take in the views.

Let’s not forget the private boat dock which is just steps away from the house and allows for 3 boats. Location is perfect, just minutes to anywhere by boat or by car. Your next trip to Big Bear, you need to be Livin Large!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Weekend Outlook

Looking for last minute deals on lodging? Call or check our specials page on-line. Not too late to head up to Big Bear Lake and catch what might be the last snow storm of the season!

Current Forecast
As we start the weekend on a nice spring note, we will end it more winter like as a cold, low pressure system moves through Sunday. Saturday will be mostly clear aside from a few high clouds with afternoon highs climbing into the 50s. SW winds will increase 10-20mph with higher gusts Saturday night into Sunday along with clouds and snow showers. Very cold Sunday as temperatures will be hard pressed to cross freezing. The snow level will lower to around 4,000 feet where around a few inches of snow is likely to fall, making for hazardous travel, but given the warmer recent temps, things should melt pretty quickly. Fair and dry into next week things return to more seasonable conditions.

Current Snow Report
Today may be the second day of Spring but the forecast is calling for a short return to winter tomorrow with a possibility of snow! While today is expected to be clear and sunny, we could be welcoming Sunday with a few inches of natural snowfall. We still have plenty of snow and the season is not over yet but hurry, you don't want to miss out! Both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are in full operation with excellent snow coverage and tickets are at Regular Season Rates including on weekends!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Monday, March 16, 2009

New Home!

Check out "Home Alone #1128" A new new 3 bedroom 2 bathroom cabin that has just been added to our program!

Home Alone is a lovely single story log home on a large lot in the Fox Farm area. This home features a large great room which opens into the fully equipped kitchen, island dining bar and formal dining room.

The master bedroom has king size log style bed, private bath, gas fireplace & TV/DVD/stereo plus access to the back deck.

The second bedroom has queen bed and the third bedroom has a bunk set with the lower being full size.

This home features plenty of parking at a great quiet location on a huge lot, minutes to either ski resort, shopping and the lake area. Come play and relax in this new Big Bear Cabin!

Click here to book online!

The Week Ahead

Good Morning! It is shaping up to be a gorgeous week in Big Bear Lake. Head up midweek to take advantage of great deals on lodging and no lift lines on the mountain. Don't forget to enter your chance to win a FREE SUMMER VACATION in one of our Big Bear Cabins.

Current Forecast
Very nice weather will continue this weekend with seasonable temperature as afternoon highs each day get up around 50º & lows cooling into the 20s. Westerly winds Sunday 10-20mph. Looking ahead, fair weather will continue into the week ahead with a bit of a warm up as high climb into the 60s as the forecast remains dry through the second half of the month.

Current Snow Report
Enjoy clear blue skies, cool temperatures and excellent snow coverage! All runs are open at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Enjoy wide open runs covering low, intermediate, and advanced slopes with picturesque lake views from nearly every run. Top off your day of skiing and snowboarding with a bite to eat and a drink on the sun deck at BullWheel Bar.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Selection Sunday!

Don't forget to register for your chance to win a free summer vacation in our
2009 Bracket Challenge!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Night Skiing Tonight!

Today from Snow Summit:

Spend the day and night on the snow, all runs are open and the coverage is excellent. Don't miss out on Snow Summit's last night session of the season tonight from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. BBMR has wide open runs covering low, intermediate, and advanced slopes with picturesque lake views from nearly every run. After all of the skiing and snowboarding you get in today, you'll want to take a break and enjoy a cold drink and BBQ lunch on the deck to recharge for night session!

Friday, March 13, 2009


Thursday, March 12, 2009

2009 Bracket Challenge

Want to win 4 nights lodging in Big Bear Lake this summer?

Who? – The Winner of Big Bear Vacations 2009 Bracket Challenge
What? – 4 night lodging, sky chair tickets, mountain bike rentals
Where? – Twin Pines, Shore Acres Lodge, Big Bear Lake, California
When? – June 18th – 22nd
Why? – Why not?

Twin Pines is a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom cabin that can sleep up to 8 people and is located at Shore Acres Lodge. Shore Acres Lodge is 2.5 acres of lakefront property that hosts a pool, spa, bbq area, horseshoe pit, boat dock and more! To make this even sweeter we are throwing in sky chair tickets and free mountain bike rentals for your whole group! Start summer right with a relaxing weekend in the mountains of Southern California…for free!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Week Ahead

Welcome to Spring in the Mountains!

The Current Forecast
Expect another gorgeous day Wednesday with highs once again up into the 40s and 50s with light SW winds. A weak low pressure system will move through the area Wednesday night into Thursday with the main impacts locally being colder temperatures as highs will struggle to get out of the 30s Thursday with a few clouds, but no precipitation is anticipated. Friday into the weekend temperatures recover nicely as highs climb back into the 40s and 50s, with lows back up into the 20s. By next week high pressure may push highs up near 60º as we keep the forecast dry for now.

The Current Snow Report
Excellent coverage, all runs are open with beginner to advanced terrain available. Ego Trip, Westridge and the Family Park at Snow Summit now have 25 Jibs and 50 Snow Features.
Check around for more air at Bear! The Double Gambler line is in and SoCal's one and only Superpipe is open and cut to perfection! Unique features and jib lines throughout the mountain.

Looking to score a free vacation from Big Bear Vacations this summer? Check out our Bracket challenge and become a fan on FaceBook and enter for your chance to win!

Click here for more details!

Friday, March 6, 2009


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hiking the 7 Wonders of Big Bear - Bertha Peak

Bertha Peak (8,201 feet) - 7 miles round trip, moderate difficulty, 1,397-foot elevation gain and loss. Bring water, food and camera. Wear sunscreen and good trail shoes. Adventure Pass is needed to park in the Cougar Crest Trail parking lot.

The hike begins at the Cougar Crest trail head located on North Shore Blvd .25 miles west of the Big Bear Discovery Center.

Continue to follow the Cougar Crest Trail until it meets up with the Pacific Crest Trail, turning right onto the ridge.

The PCT portion is less than 0.5 miles and travels east along the ridge line. Turn right on a dirt road. Look for a white post with a faded "Bertha Peak" written on it.

A steep access road takes hikers to the peak which is about 0.75 miles from this point.

Once you reach the top you will enjoy views of Big Bear Lake, Holcomb Valley, Lucerne Valley, Snow Valley and beyond.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Spring Skiing!

Big Bear Vacations

Sunshine, Skiing & Blazing Deals



Spring Skiing has arrived in Big Bear!

Spring Skiing has arrived in Big Bear! Break out the T-Shirts and sunblock and come enjoy amazing groomed runs with excellent coverage up to 40"!

Big Bear Vacations has Blazing Spring Deals with units starting at $75 mid-week and $95 week-end.

Sunshine, Blue Skies and Long Days. Big Bear couldn't be better!

Visit our Specials page to see our great deals and then Book Online or
Call us at 1-800-924-2054.

CALL US AT 1-800-924-2054 to reserve your stay or book online.

Big Bear Vacations
41693 Big Bear Boulevard
Big Bear Lake, California 92315