• Flagging operation in place on Highway 330 June 17, 2019
    One-way flagging on Highway 330 near Running Springs through Thursday, June 20, for a Caltrans project.
  • All roads to Big Bear open June 14, 2019
    The hard closure of Highway 18 near the Mitsubishi Plant has been lifted.
  • Collision snarls traffic June 14, 2019
    Emergency crews are investigating a traffic collision on Big Bear Boulevard near Bonanza Trail.
  • Brush fire reported in area of Mitsubishi Plant June 14, 2019
    UPDATE 5:30a.m. June 14: Highway 18 between Camp Rock Road and Johnson Grade near Big Bear remains closed due to a brush fire
  • Traffic collision sends one to hospital June 13, 2019
    The Big Bear Sheriff's Station is investigating a two-car traffic collision at the intersection of Big Bear Boulevard and Fox Farm Road in Big Bear Lake. The incident was reported at approximately 12:24 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13.
  • Grad week arrives for Big Bear students June 12, 2019
    Graduation season has begun.
  • Chip away for defensible space June 12, 2019
    Get your CHIP together, then register tree and brush trimmings for removal. Big Bear Fire Department has resumed its chipping program to alleviate the piles created by recent significant storm damage. Online registration is available at www.thinisin.org and is offered…
  • Sierra Club talks geothermal electricity June 12, 2019
    Randy Carroll-Bradd first learned about geothermal powered electricity while serving on the Citizen’s Advisory Board of CPS, the power company in San Antonio, Texas. As a retired manufacturing engineer, Carroll-Bradd became intrigued with the potential of this constant, baseload, sustainable…

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

http://www.bigbearsnowplay.com

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.