About Bear Mountain California
Originally called Goldmine Mountain, the owners of neighboring mountain, Snow Summit, bought Goldmine in 2002 and changed its name. Today, only one pass is needed for both resorts, doubling your fun for half the price! Known for having the top slopes for both skiing and snowboarding, but also famous for having the largest learning area in southern California, Bear Mountain, located in the San Bernardino Mountains at 880 Summit Boulevard, challenges the best skiers and snowboarders without being too intimidating to the novice sportsmen and women. Their state of the art snow machines mean every day is a good snow day on the mountain. Opening day is scheduled for November 18th. Where are you planning to be on that date?
You may start the season a novice, but by vacation’s end, you will be experienced and competent, especially when you take advantage of the lessons packages offered by the resort for skiers of all age and ski levels. They divide the classes into age groups, so while you may have teenagers in your beginning adult class (13+), you’re not going to have to suffer the indignity of a 3 or 4-year-old showing you up! Big Bear Mountain California also offers refresher courses for those of you who once skied frequently, but haven’t been out on a run lately!
Our Bear Mountain Homes
As you might expect, we offer luxurious Big Bear Mountain vacation rentals, ones that allow for a ski in/ski out experience that you will never forget! Each of our rentals are regularly cleaned. Charming condos with fireplaces constructed out of stone, vaulted ceilings with wood beams, and decks with views of the slopes you will spend your days on; chalet style cabins nestled away into the side of the mountain with game rooms and hot tubs, bright and spacious bathrooms, and bedrooms designed for sleep; rustic cabins with paneled walls, homey kitchens, and views that stretch out forever: our Bear Moutain homes will speak to your soul. No matter which type of rental you choose, you’ll experience a feeling of privacy and isolation that you can’t find with a hotel room.
Exploring Big Bear
And because man can’t live on skiing alone—no matter how much you may want to—there’s always fun and wonderful things to do in Big Bear during your stay! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start your day out right with a home-cooked meal from Mountain Munchies. A favorite of the locals, this diner serves sweet treats like blueberry waffles for breakfast; they’re famous for their burgers, if you’re interested in a midday break here as well!
After your hunger has been sated, you can spend a quiet day exploring the Big Bear Alpine Zoo and get an up close and personal glimpse of the giant animals that gave this place its name. Bears aren’t the only inhabitants of this zoo that has been open since 1959; over 85 different species of birds and animals make the Big Bear Alpine Zoo their home.
For those who are celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary and are looking for an upscale restaurant to dine in, The Pines Lakefront offers just the thing. This romantic spot serves steak, seafood, and fine Italian dishes with views of the lake that will make the guest of honor really see how special they are to you!
When it’s time to let your hair down at the end of the day, but you aren’t in the mood for fancy or pretentious, a visit to Whiskey Dave’s will be exactly what you are looking for. Live music, pool tables, and a casual laid-back style that makes you feel like you belong; reputed to be haunted, it’s probably a good thing you can’t stay after closing! Closing time, however, isn’t a sad time because you get to head back to the comfort of your Big Bear Vacations cozy cabin and spend yet another night in a warm and comfortable bed.
Big Bear Cabins
Bear Mountain California is in our backyard. Book your rustic Big Bear cabin today and be schussing down the slopes like a professional in no time at all!