skiing and snowboarding at...
skiing and snowboarding at Snow Summit, take their free classes if you're beginners like us, you'll be gliding down the slop in no time, the younger and shorter ones advance faster too, John and I may look like a pro, but were we shocked to see Diana gracefully skiing down the big hill like she was born to ski, while John and I were still struggling hard not to slid and fall on the lower part. Snowboarding class was even more frustrating, all three of us quit after it's getting dark, cold and we're not getting any better on our boarding skills. The hilarious moments of our own and fellow students awkward, embarassing and unexpected moves on the slop.
The Big Bear area
"Adventures in Big Bear"
Big Bear is awesome for off roading and hiking. Fishing is good, too, but I would recommend renting a boat, not fishing from the shore. For shore fishing, I would try Jenks Lake near Forest Falls. Very good fishing.
"Forest Falls, an awesome day hike"
Easy hike, very shaded, nice in the hot summer monthes.
You can stop along highway 38, floow the trails down to Mill creek and pick fresh black berries. Be very careful, wtach for rattle snacks. I have seen Cougar tracks down by the creek, also.
January 2008 Photos
Towards the end of the evening, the sun is starting to set, leaving out of Big Bear, it was quite beautiful except for.....
THE TRAFFIC! Ugh! It took us 5 hours to get home. Our fault for leaving too late at 4pm. So, many people were up there and we thought there may have been an accident or rock slide but no, there wasn't. Just too many people trying to get back down the mountain.
Since we were driving amazingly slow, I was able to click this photo of San Bernardino County just below the mountain.
Amy on her 3rd ski excursion. She does pretty well but needs to go skiing more to get the hang of it. See her in action on YouTube
The "Bunny Slope" at Big Bear.
Going up to the Green and Blue runs at Snow Summit
The view at the top of the Green run