A truly memorable mountain vacation of outdoor fun is yours at California's Big Bear Frontier Cabins & Hotels

Satiate your appetite for outdoor fun. Big Bear Frontier gives you access to California's Big Bear Lake that has it all. Try paddle boating, pontoon boating, sailing or power boating... windsurfing, sailboarding, wakeboarding, waterskiing or jet skiing... canoeing or kayaking. Boats and equipment can be rented at any one of the marinas that dot the lake's 23 miles of shoreline. Marinas are open spring, summer and autumn. Private boat permits are required and can be purchased at any marina. As Southern California's largest recreation lake, it is about seven miles long and about one mile at its widest. The primary summer attraction in Big Bear has historically been fishing and it still is one of the most common activities enjoyed. The most abundant types of fish are trout, bass and catfish. Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are also very popular. San Bernardino National Forest offers many trails in varying degrees of difficulty.

During winter season Big Bear Lake becomes an exciting skiing and snowboarding destination for Southern California.

Spring / Summer / Fall:

Boating: With more than 22 miles of shoreline, Big Bear Lake offers respite during the warmer summer months as well as the spring and fall. Usually lake-related activities begin in May and run well into October and even November. Everything from small paddle boating to pontoon boating can found at one of the marinas on the lake. In addition, some marinas offer guided boating tours for an insightful look at the history of the lake.

Fishing: Big Bear Lake is one of the top rated fishing locations in all of Southern California. For trout and bass fishing, Big Bear Lake remains one of the best locations.  Fishing tours are available at any of the four marina at the lake.

Biking: Mountain biking has become a summertime favorite of Big Bear Lake visitors. Whether you are just biking along the Alpine Pedal Path on North Shore or riding down the trails at Snow Summit, mountain biking can be an invigorating form of exercise as well as great way to see the valley. Ranging in difficulty from easy cruising to challenging, many professional mountain bikers make Big Bear their home away from home.

Hiking: Hiking is an activity that can be enjoyed in the Big Bear area most of the year. Big Bear offers many trails in varying degrees of difficulty. It is suggested that hikers take a camera on their adventure to snap some shots of the amazing views from up high. The Ranger Station on the north shore can assist you with maps, as well as provide information on degrees of difficulty. In addition, the Big Bear Discovery Center (located near the Ranger Station) can also assist you with hiking maps and details. Trails can be reached via Sky Chair.

Canoeing & Kayaking: New lightweight boats and gear are very manageable and easy to use, get a great workout while enjoying the scenery and wildlife whether you take your own canoe / kayak or rent one.

Wakingboarding, Waterskiing & Tubing: Whether ripiping  through wakes or bouncing along while tubing enjoy one of over 300 days of sunshine in beautiful Big Bear Lake. Whether you are a novice or a pro, you will love this adventure.

Motorized Water Sports: Rev-up a Jet Ski or Waverunner and let her rip! Thrust the throttle until the wind whisks through your hair and feel the rush of adrenaline as you dart across Big Bear Lake.

Parasailing: If you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary, Big Bear parasailing provides a breathtaking, bird's-eye-view flight over the lake. Flyers go about 600 feet out, and reach an altitude of 300 feet over the water.

Horseback Riding:  Enjoy horseback riding through various types of terrain all year around.  Take in the captivating views as you ride along the lakes and peaks in San Bernadino National Forest.

Golfing:  With gorgeous mountain scenery as a backdrop you can enjoy a 9-hole round of golf April through November on a regulation course or sharpen your skills at the driving range. 


Skiing & Snowboarding: Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Resort are the main attraction come wintertime. Skiers and snowboarders from Southern California and beyond, flock here to enjoy the splendor of the snow.  It's no wonder, with over 70 trails and 20 lifts for individuals of varying skill. Not to mention some breathtaking mountain views.

Toboggen & Tubing:  The entire family can enjoy tubing & toboggen on natural snow and via snowmaking systems that ensure there is always snow in winter for an exhilarating ride.

Cross country skiing & Snoeshoeing: discover Big Bear's serene backcountry via snowshoes or cross country skis. Explore the serenity of winter in the mountains of Big Bear. Glide through pines heavy with snow and enjoy the uncrowded beauty of groomed cross-country ski trails.


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