Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Here in Big Bear we have more snow than almost anywhere else right now!

Can you believe it?! Bear Mountain and Snow Summit have more snow than almost anywhere else right now with nearly 438 skiable acres and more than 55 full-width runs.

They had a great night of snowmaking to give us mostly machine groomed packed powder runs today! More snowmaking is expected tonight and will continue as long as conditions allow.

Families and beginners can enjoy the “Fun Zone” a great place to learn, filled with beginner terrain features and jibbing structures at the Snow Summit Ski Resort. Over at Bear Mountain they have meandering trails with 550 accessible undeveloped acres of natural terrain, and 3…that right 3 halfpipes available! You can start off on the beginner pipe, hop on the regular halfpipe, and then try the Superpipe for those real thrill seekers!

For the price of just one lift ticket, you can enjoy access to two full-service mountain resorts, with a free shuttle between them.

Come enojoy the beautiful scenery, the great food and stay with us at one of our luxurious cabin afterward. Cant wait to see you here. Check out our Special Deals here to see what money saving opportunities we have in store.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Snow is falling!

Its been awhile, but....the SNOW is falling as we speak! I know the sun is shining but in our partly cloudy blue sky I do see flakes...tiny white flakes. They are getting bigger all the time and multiplying by the second! I do believe its time for me to dance in the falling snow...since there's not enough yet to make a snowball!

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. ~Doug Larson

Monday, January 9, 2012

Something for the Kids

Volcom’s 2012 Peanut Butter and Rail Jam is this Sunday January 12th at Bear Mountain

The Peanut Butter and Rail Jam is Volcom’s amateur snowboard contest series. The goal of the series is to give something back to the kids. Deviating from the established way snowboard contests are run, Volcom put thier heads together and came up with a fresh format. Instead of having three rails in a row, they put them side by side to create a rail zone. This boosts the energy level and fun nature of the contest because everyone is together, riding, hiking, and watching in a big group. There are four divisions; 15 & under, 16 & over, Girls and Open (pro-am). The contest runs in a jam format so there are no scheduled runs. You can hit each of the rails as many times as you want during your 20 minute heat. The judges only care about tricks you pull, so you don’t need to worry about falling. The event is absolutely free, on a first come first serve basis, and boasts tons of free prizes and PB&J sandwiches! Also, Everyone who enters walks away with a t-shirt and stickers!! See you on the hill!

Action Zipline Tours a GREAT way to see the mountains

Action Zipline Tours are the most exciting way to experience Big Bear year-round, weather permitting, so YES that means even in the winter! The three hour tour includes an offroad ride two miles into the forest in one of their safari jeeps, with nine high-speed zipline runs that run down our mountain for the most avid thrill-seekers, a beautiful suspension bridge with stunning views of Johnson Valley as a backdrop for it all, Action Zipline Tours is truly an adventure. The all-inclusive tour is outdoor recreation at it's best, and it's most exclusive.

So whether you’re planning a team-building retreat for a large group, or you’re looking for something new to try with your family, Action Zipline Tours are the perfect way to spend a day in the mountains. Then when your done come stay with us in one of our unique cabins for the night. Cant wait to start making plans with you soon. Click here to get started now!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

GREAT VIP Discount Program

We have some great VIP (and yes that means YOU… a VERY important person) discount program here at the Gold Rush Resort Rentals!
We want you to not only have the time of your life but, save that valuable ca$h you got in your pocket as well.

So you say you’ve never stayed here so how can YOU be a VIP? Well First Timers get a discount too! Book with us and save 5% with a discount off the base rate.

Ok now we got you here and you just LOVE the cabin, you cant wait to come back! Come on in and at your check out book another stay within 60days of your departure date and receive one of our many “Book at Departure” discounts.

Choose from one of the following depending upon how big your cabin is:

$25 off grand total for a 2 Bedroom Cabin

$35 off grand total for a 3 Bedroom Cabin

$45 off grand total for a 4+ Bedroom Cabin

Booking dates of 90 days from departure or more will receive $25 off on any size cabin

We also honor those who have fought over seas for our freedom as well as those who fight here at home for our safety. Any Military, Police officer or Fire Fighter will gladly receive a 15% discount

Come check out all of our great specials discounts and reduced rates to find the perfect cabin for you!

Start Here to book your vacation

Big Bear Snow Shoe Tours

Snowshoe Tours at the Big Bear Discovery Center

The Big Bear Discovery Center is now offering guided snow shoe tours. Visitors and residents can explore scenic areas around Big Bear Lake this winter. All tours are lead by a naturalist, you will be taken through the forest where you will learn about the natural history of big bear and the winter ecology. The tours are great for beginners and the experienced. The tour provides the snow shoes and a snack. Call the Big Bear Discovery Center to reserve a spot (909) 866-3437 or contact our office If you have any questions.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Big Bear poems for you to enjoy!

If I were a Big Bear 
If I were a bear,

And a big bear too,

I shouldn’t care

If it froze or snew;

I shouldn’t much mind

If it snowed or friz?

I’d be all fur-lined

With a coat like his!

For I’d have fur boots
    and a brown fur wrap,

And brown fur knickers
    and a big fur cap.

I’d have a fur muffle-ruff
    to cover my jaws,

And brown fur mittens
    on my big brown paws.

With a big brown furry-down
    up to my head,

I’d sleep all the winter
    in a big fur bed.

Big Bears lazy days
Now it's time for sleep,
Big bears go in their caves.
Keeping warm and cozy,
Time for lazy days.
When the snow is gone,
And the sun comes out to play,

Big bears will wake up from their sleep,
And then go on their way.

Best winter conditions are in Big Bear!

If you haven't heard up here in Big Bear lake we are having the best winter in all of California! Although we have had a lot of warm and sunny days we still have snow all around!
The ski resorts have an awesome base of 2 to 3 feet Bear Mountain and Snow Summit and groom the hills each night.
The Alpine slides and Big Bear Snow play areas have their own snow making equipment and are in full swing this winter. They have even increased their snow making capacity this year, that means better snow for longer!
Just because we haven't had much snow falling lately, doesn't mean we don't have great conditions here in the mountains! And just because you're in the valley, near the beach or in the desert doesn't mean you cant join us up in Big Bear for some fresh snow play! Cant wait to see you, call me at 1-866-372-2246 or book online to make your reservations today!

Segway Tours

Come learn the history of Big Bear in a new fun way. Action Segway tours is one of Big Bears newest attractions. Take a tour of Big Bear on a Personal Transporter with a Certified Segway tour guide. They have private and large group tours. The tours are relaxing, fun, educational and exciting. Action Segway is conveniently located in the Village at 652 Pine Knot Drive Unit #5 Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Awesome Learn to Ski and Ride deals!

Adult Ski and Snowboarding Lessons

(ages 13 & older)

Look what great deals Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are having for beginners! This is such an amazing deal considering these are the prices for reguar lift tickets

Regular Season Day Half-Day Night Half-Night
Adult (22+) $56 $46 $33 $23
Senior (62+)* $46 $36 $29 $21
Young Adult (13-21)* $46 $36 $29 $21
Child (7-12) $25 $20 $15 $10
Child (6 & Under)** FREE FREE FREE FREE

So here's the details. Come up and learn to ski or snowboard and then come stay in one of our cabins maybe your looking for a romantic getaway, a family outing, or that needed vacation after the long hectic holidays. Check it out and start planning today. Click Here to get started!

All lesson packages offer discounted rate for ski or snowboard rental for only $20.

First Time Beginner Lessons Regular Season Holidays & Peak Weekends
The “BIG” Deal $89 $99

Best value beginner package. Includes 4 hours of instruction (2 hours a.m. and 2 hours p.m.), a beginner lift ticket* on your first day and for your next visit a Beyond Beginner package which includes an all-mountain lift ticket and 2 hours of instruction (a.m. or p.m.) valid during any non-peak day and non-holiday. Package valued up to $242.

Holidays: December 17, 2011 through January 8, 2012; January 14-16, 2012; February 18-20, 2012.
Peak Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays from January 21, 2012 through March 11, 2012.)

Then you can advance quickly with these next steps!

Beyond Beginner Package
$69 $79
Package is for second time beginners to intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Includes an all-mountain lift ticket and a 2-hour lesson (a.m.- advanced beginner or p.m.- intermediate). Package also includes a “Continuing Education Coupon” worth $10 off the price of another Beyond Beginner Package.

Go With A Pro
$29 $29
A fast paced 1-hour clinic with a top instructor. Offered daily at 1:45 p.m. at the Adult line-up areas. For advanced skiers and riders only. Lift ticket and rental equipment separate.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Helicopter Big Bear

Experience Big Bear from a different view with a helicopter tour. It's Big Bear's newest most unique attraction. There are many different tours to chose from. You can get a tour of just Big Bear and all of it's beautiful scenery or you can take the tour that flies over Buttler Peak, Rim of the World Scenic Drive, Green Valley Lake, Running Springs, Crestline and lake Arrowhead. They also offer Group, Photography, Custom and other tours. Helicopter Sightseeing flights are a combination of excitement to many, relaxation to others and informative when seeking knowledge of the Big Bear Valley area. For reservations and more information contact 909-585-1200.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mountain looking great

Here is a great photo of our lovely Bear Mountain Ski Resort looking up from Moonridge.

This was taken about two blocks from my house after a snowy day. Our season sometimes lasts until late April if the weather is right. My favorate time to ski is in March and late February due to the lack of crowded slopes. The conditions are still great and less people allows a little more freedom to enjoy the runs.
Just a friendly tip from a local...