• Introducing the 2015 Men About Town March 26, 2015
    Every year in March, the Big Bear Valley community waits for the announcement. Who will be the next to campaign for the Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley Man About Town title?
  • Prepare your pets for disaster March 26, 2015
    The Big Bear Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster meets Monday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is for all pet lovers who want to find out what to do when disaster hits. 
  • Sign up to support boys soccer team March 25, 2015
    Fundraising for a proposed boys soccer team at Big Bear High School got off to a successful start March 16 at Sonora Cantina. Organizers raised more than $3,400 during the Taco Day and Fiesta.
  • Redlands Classic returns April 9 March 25, 2015
  • School board reviews 7/11 committee report March 25, 2015
    On April 13, the Bear Valley Unified School District will be presented with a summary of options regarding school facilities. The summary will be presented by the district’s 7/11 committee.
  • On the Agenda March 25, 2015
    The public can stay informed by attending and participating in local government meetings. Agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to the meetings.
  • Obernolte, Morrell to host town hall meeting March 25, 2015
    State legislators Mike Morrell and Jay Obernolte are joining forces.
  • Water woes March 25, 2015
    Water in Big Bear Lake evaporated as much this February as it does in an average June, according to Big Bear Municipal Water District General Manager Mike Stephenson. That’s something Stephenson, who

Snow Play

Snow Play tubing in Big Bear is the best thing that ever happened to children in Southern California who love snow! It usually opens slightly before Thanksgiving of every year; check the website link below for updates. Snow Play is one of three spots for winter fun in the Big Bear mountain region:

  • Bear Mountain—skiing and snowboarding (info here)
  • Snow Summit—skiing, snowboarding, and the Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair (info here)
  • Snow Play—NO skiing; offers tubing, alpine slide and small lift, mini golf, go karts (info below)

Big Bear Snow Play
42825 Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear Lake, Ca 92315
Phone: 909-585-0075


There are numerous advantages to Big Bear tubing at Snowplay. Kids love it. It’s easy and fun for adults too. There is a heated area with food and drinks. The attendants are polite and very accustomed to answering questions on pricing and policies. Overall a very fun time. Here are more details:

  • They supply the innertubes.
  • They have automatic escalators that take you to the top of the hill—covered and uncovered.
  • There is lots of real snow during the holiday season; but they make fake snow to fill in when needed.
  • Right by the famous Big Bear Alpine Slide. (Not to be confused with the Scenic Sky Chair, which is at Snow Summit.)
  • Right by the Alpine Slide is Go Karts and Miniature Golf—all share the same parking lot.
  • Also right there on site is a tavern that is heated with video games, food, and drinks inside.
  • The lines are long—but not when you get there early in the morning!

One last tip: get there early in the morning! The lines get longer and longer with each hour. Eearly mornings are the least crowded times to visit Snow Play, especially when the winter season opens around Thanksgiving.