• Wrestling meet gets later start January 31, 2015
    The De Anza League wrestling finals will start a bit later Jan. 31 at Big Bear High School.
  • Snow showers continue, roads are open January 30, 2015
    Mother Nature is trying to snow in Big Bear, but the effort thus far has been scattered with little sticking on roadways.
  • Be a team player, designate a sober driver on Super Bowl Sunday January 30, 2015
    The Super Bowl is one of the most celebrated sporting events in the world. As the most anticipated sporting event of the year, it is an opportunity for family, friends, and fans to gather together, ce
  • Stolen property, methamphetamine recovered during search warrant January 30, 2015
    Deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station seized a large quantity of methamphetamine in Big Bear City while serving a search warrant. Alleged stolen property, cash, paraphernalia and packaging cons
  • Community help asked for accident victim January 28, 2015
    Betty Lynn Boudreau, of Fawnskin, is recovering, but has a long way to go. A recovery fund has been set up to help her financially as she gets back on her feet.
  • Squatters arrested on burglary charges January 28, 2015
    Deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station arrested Phillip Rombal, 38, and Roxanne Chavez, 24, on Jan. 24 following an investigation that started Jan. 17 with suspected utility theft.
  • A new plan for Paradise January 28, 2015
  • On the AGENDA January 28, 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. Dates are subject to change. For complete agendas,

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.