• Fire near Running Springs closes Highway 330 July 3, 2020
    UPDATE: 6:09 p.m. Friday, July 3: Mandatory evacuations have been lifted and are now voluntary evacuations.
  • Big Bear Lake fireworks show postponed July 1, 2020
    Governor Gavin Newsom hinted at implementing a dimmer switch on certain sectors as the positive cases of COVID-19 began rising. His announcement July 1 did more than dim Big Bear Lake’s July 4 fireworks show. The show won’t go on…
  • CSD sponsors monthly e-waste clean-up days July 1, 2020
    The Big Bear Community Services District Solid Waste Department wants to help you get rid of your junk. The CSD hosts community clean-up days the second Saturday of every month through October for residents and homeowners within the CSD jurisdiction.
  • Crowds, algae and fireworks July 1, 2020
    One week before the expected influx of holiday visitors arrive in Big Bear Valley, an unwanted visitor popped up on Big Bear Lake. The annual algae bloom turned the water a greenish hue near the dam and along several spots…
  • Fireworks a go ... maybe July 1, 2020
    Big Bear Lake’s July 4 fireworks show will go on, as of press time June 30. That is subject to change.
  • COVID-19 cases on the rise in Big Bear July 1, 2020
    Numbers increased again overnight for positive COVID-19 cases. Big Bear now has 15 confirmed positive cases, up two from June 29.
  • LifeStream bus makes stop at Big Bear hospital July 1, 2020
    LifeStream Blood Bank is making an appeal for blood donations in the wake of a local blood shortage.
  • North Shore picnic areas remain closed July 1, 2020
    Some day use areas in the San Bernardino National Forest are open for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The three picnic areas along the North Shore of Big Bear Lake are not on the list.

Alpine Slide

The Alpine Slide Big Bear experience is one that creates lifetime memories for children, teens, and adults. In the summer, it becomes a water slide. In the winter, it transforms into an Alpine Slide. Riders go to the top of the hill on a small ski lift (though it seems large until you compare it to the Scenic Sky Chair lift at Bear Mountain).

Once at the top, passengers sit in the sled and use the handle in front to slow down or speed up as they glide down the curvy paths. There are two lanes, a fast lane and a slow lane, which prevents bottlenecks.

The same Big Bear mountain lot includes these activities side by side:

  • The Alpine Slide
  • Snow Play, an innertubing area that uses both fake and real snow
  • Go karts
  • Miniature Golf

In addition, there is an enclosed area with restrooms, food, beverages, and video games, plus a deck for outside lounging or dining. These activities are located very close to each other, only about 20 feet apart each. They share the same large parking lot. You can go back and forth from one to the other all day long.  For more information, visit:

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
800 Wildrose Lane
Big Bear Lake, Ca 92315
(909) 866-4626


Have a great time! Plan to spend at least half a day if not a full day on this lot. Also check the minimum ages on the site if you have young children. The lines can get long—the earlier you arrive, the less crowded it will be!