Sunday, March 25, 2012

First recorded Bald Eagle Chick born in Big Bear Lake

A bald eagle chick was born in Big Bear Lake recently, which is believed to be the first baby eagle born in the San Bernardino Mountains in over 30 years. Observers believe the bald eagle chick was born on February 10th but was hidden in the nest that is 3 feet wide and a foot deep. The chick was discovered by biologists while doing a count on February 11th and leading a field trip for North Shore Elementary School Students. The new baby has been given the nickname Jack, named after Jack Lubecki, a longtime eagle count volunteer who passed a few years ago. Jack was born to a mating pair of eagles named Ricky and Lucy. The bird's gender is still unknown because it is being viewed from over a half-mile away. Jack was grey, fuzzy, and about 10 inches tall when he first hatched, but in the past 6 weeks hase become a dark brown color and is already much bigger. Jack was hatched in a nest that was built about 5 years ago in a dead tree that eagles have been adding to over the years; biologists are unsure if it was built by these same eagles. Ricky and Lucy have done well in protecting the chick from our recent storms and are expected to take up permanent residence here to protect Jack. The baby chick is not expected to fly for 70-98 days. To avoid disturbing the sensitive birds The Forest Service has closed the surrounding picnic areas. They are being observed using spotting scopes and can be viewed from Dana Point Park in Fawnskin. The Discovery Center Volunteers are monitoring the baby and a viewing station will be set up on weekends and visitors are welcomed. For hours and information, contact the Big Bear Discovery Center, 909-382-2790.

Friday, March 23, 2012

It may be Spring where you live but we still have excellent snow in Big Bear Lake!!

Big Bear Lake is beautiful right now. We received 24 inches of fresh powder last weekend and the conditions at our Ski Resorts are excellent! Don't pack up your equipment just yet because we have the best snow coverage in Southern California for skiing, boarding and other snow play activities. Now is a great time to take advantage of spring rates and winter weather. Hurry up and check out our online specials that include free midweek or weekend lift tickets, while supplies last! We have over 300 vacation homes and cabins so call us now or book online. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Try your luck in Big Bear Lake, for St. Patrick's Day!!

Find your pot of gold and try your luck and join us for a chance to win prizes like and IPad or gift certificates to some of Big Bear's best restaurants! Free Shuttles will be available to and from the event from your lodging facility. Big Bear Vacations will be offering pre-sale tickets for $10.00.  If you want to dance an Irish jig, this is your chance. The Convention Center has the biggest dance floor in Big Bear Lake.  Don't miss out on this one of a kind event.
Book Now because Big Bear Vacations only has a one night minimum stay requirement through June 30, 2012. Or we are also offering our March Madness Special, stay 3 nights for the price of 2!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Big Bear Lake's 1st Polar Plunge

On March 10, over 40 brave souls will plunge into chilly Big Bear Lake at Swim Beach to raise funds for the Special Olympics, including a team of Big Bear law enforcement officers and firefighters, and so far over $3,475 has been pledged for the event.This is the first Polar Plunge in So Cal. that is not taking place at an ocean beach. Big Bear Lake's temperatures dip into the 30's and even 20's. Participants can wade in as far as they dare before bolting to the warming area.

All proceeds will be giving people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and share skills, accomplishments and friendship with their families, and the community and so far more than 14 Big Bear Businesses including Big Bear Vacations have pledged their support.

Activities surrounding the event at Swim Beach include music, a barbecue (free for plungers), a family fun area, games and prizes, concession stands, souvenirs and more.

For registration, sponsorship and more information, visit or call 951-672-7707