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The Big Deal About Big Bear

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Posted on February 01, 2023

Just a two-hour drive to the east of Los Angeles lies an alpine wonderland that promises a year-round escape from the heat and hurry of the city. In any season, a Big Bear timeshare offers an amazing getaway that the whole family will love.

No matter when you venture to this San Bernardino Mountains getaway you'll find that there is an endless list of things to do in Big Bear. Beautiful, peaceful and idyllic, Big Bear could become your family's favorite destination.

An Overview of Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake

LA is known for many things such as beaches, traffic jams and sunny days, but if you travel just two hours by car, you'll find yourself in a destination that's practically LA's polar opposite.

You'll still experience plenty of sunny days when you stay in a Big Bear timeshare, but now you're in the San Bernardino National Forest. This is an alpine village that attracts people who are hungry for outdoor adventures. Moreover, anyone who wants to escape the bustle of the city will certainly find a respite here.

Situated at an altitude of just over 6,700 feet, it's wise to go to Big Bear Lake prepared for cooler temperatures. It's also a good idea to let your first day be a restful one so you don't risk a bout of altitude sickness.

Once you're settled in, you're ready to discover the incredible things to do in Big Bear.

The Center of the Summer Action

woman on paddle board on Big Bear Lake

If you visit Big Bear in the summer, chances are good that you'll spend much of your vacation either lazing alongside the lake or playing on the water. From the spring through the fall, you can take advantage of dozens of rental outlets that provide Jet Skis, kayaks, boats, canoes, paddle boards and more.

Fishing enthusiasts can hire a charter to show them the best spots on the seven-mile freshwater lake. Other visitors choose to remain on shore, napping on a blanket and taking an occasional dip in the water.

The Peak of Winter Activity

ski lifts on Bear Mountain

Visit this area when snow lays heavy on the ground, and you'll probably spend a great deal of your time at the Big Bear Mountain Resort. It's hard to find any skiing or snowboarding in Southern California that can top what you'll find on the slopes at this resort.

The property actually consists of two resorts, with one being at Snow Summit and the other at Bear Mountain. With a total of 55 runs and 26 lifts, the 400 acres of terrain offer plenty to keep skiers of all abilities entertained for days. If your family also loves tubing, don't miss the 300-foot-long lanes at this resort.

You can visit Big Bear Mountain Resort in the summer too. Attractions and activities like a Euro bungee trampoline, nine-hole golf course, climbing wall, zip line and more keep the action going all year.