With bunkers, wooden structures, and trenches, Code Red Airsoft Park's outdoor arena sets the stage for recreational airsoft games as well as for military and law-enforcement training. Staff members rigorously enforce all safety rules as combatants—each clad in protective gear—sing soundtracks to action movies from behind the sprawling play field's various forms of cover. During breaks in action, Code Red's crew runs a pro shop and invites players to rest on its porch equipped with industrial-size coolers.
Aside from open-play sessions, Code Red Airsoft Park's staff hosts special events and tactical airsoft training for marksmen who would like to improve their game. Organizers also put together themed games, such as simulated zombie outbreaks, and teach courses on accuracy, safety, and handling.
Located only one mile from Snow Summit Ski Resort, Getboards Ski & Snowboard Shop stocks myriad top-brand skis and snowboards. When they're not pairing patrons with their next rides, the shop's certified staffers repair malfunctioning boards and supply other essential snow gear such as goggles and racks. If you're not ready to commit to your own equipment, hop onto one of the shop's rentals, each of which undergoes hot wax and edge tuning in between riders. In the summer, the store shifts its attention to bike, kayak, and standup-paddleboard rentals, as well as selling other land-friendly rides such as skateboards and scooters.
From its outpost just off Big Bear Lake's south shore, Massive Snowboards supplies peak-destined skiers and snowboarders with the gear they need to get down the area's slopes. The shop has been a Big Bear mainstay since 1999, a long tenure in the competitive on-mountain ski- and snowboard-gear-rental game. It attributes its run of success to a combination of knowledgeable salespeople and a deep selection of boards for rent. Mountaineers can also stop in the shop to purchase new gear from brands such as Dakine, Ride, Spy, and Giro.
The clatter of toppling pins resounds through the walls of the 89 locations of Bowling Centers of Southern California, which are scattered across Southern California, Nevada, and Hawaii. Each alley abounds with modern lanes and equipment, and many boast concession stands, lounges, and game rooms. The family-friendly centers host regular public bowling sessions and league tournaments. Many of the centers also host private birthday parties, which science has proven to be more fun than birthday parties covered by the paparazzi.
Equipment crafted by companies including K2, Rossignol, and Burton lines the walls of Goldsmith's Boardhouse & Ski Rental, where experienced staffers help snow explorers to hit the slopes in style. Snowboarders and skiers on their way to carve up nearby Snow Summit, Big Bear Mountain, or a local mall Santa display swing by Goldsmith's to pick up gleaming new gear or all-inclusive rental packages that fit feet with cushy boots before outfitting riders with a snowboard replete with bindings or skis paired with poles.
For accuracy, the sneaker experts at Fleet Feet Sports prefer to measure a client’s shoe size multiple times. However, size isn’t the only metric they use to match patrons with suitable shoes. Before pairing them with athletic sneakers from Nike, Asics, and other top brands, the team considers their clients’ foot shape and watches them walk barefoot to evaluate their gait and whether they are hobbits. With their rigorous sneaker fittings and optional insoles, the team strives to build a solid, comfortable foundation for athletes of all experience levels.
To complement their array of footwear, the shop also stocks a comprehensive battery of athletic gear, with a special focus on technical apparel that wicks away moisture during workouts without relying on bulky built-in hair dryers. Nutrition guidance and products bolster the workout supplies, as do special events that include an injury-prevention clinic and weekly group runs.