Mountain Escape in Comfy Cabins near Skiing and Snowboarding
This Groupon is valid for a midweek 2 nights stay at a Shore Acres Lodge cabin. Each one has a kitchen, a TV with a DVD player; some of the cabins have views of Big Bear Lake. Some cabins feature stone fireplaces and all of them have decks. Click here for details on each cabin.
Skiing and snowboarding are popular pastimes in Big Bear Lake during the winter. This getaway includes two lift tickets to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, both of which are within 5 miles of Shore Acres Lodge.
Big Bear Lake, California: Outdoorsy Resort Community Surrounded by San Bernardino National Forest
Big Bear Lake is situated nearly 7,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest and the snowy peaks of the San Bernardino Mountains. Los Angeles is less than 100 miles to the west, which is probably why Big Bear Valley has served as a backdrop for so many films and TV shows, including The Parent Trap, Doctor Dolittle, and Bonanza.
Though Big Bear Lake is a popular destination during the warm months, the fun doesn't stop in winter. It's home to two ski areas, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, with more than 400 acres of downhill runs between them. You can also whizz down an alpine slide on a tube or bobsled. Head to the village, located on the south shore, for restaurants, shopping, an arcade, a bowling alley, and a visitors' center.
True to its name, the area once supported a thriving grizzly bear population. Though that’s no longer the case, you still might see bald eagles, mule deer, coyotes, gray foxes, and even the occasional bobcat or black bear. For a guaranteed glimpse of wildlife, visit the Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge, a rehabilitation facility for injured and orphaned mountain lions, grizzly bears, wolves, and other animals.