SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Big Bear Mountain Resort offers two distinct mountains to suit your style of recreation, all at a single rate! Together, Bear Mountain (2 miles from the Alpenhorn) specially groomed for snowboarders and Snow Summit (1 mile from Alpenhorn) totally family friendly, offer more than 436 developed acres, 26 lifts, four high-speed chairs, 1,800 vertical feet, and more than 200 park features.
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For all your equipment needs Blauer's Board Shop is at the corner of Knight Avenue and Big Bear Boulevard within walking distance of the Alpenhorn Bed & Breakfast Inn. Get your equipment the night before without having to pay an extra day and be ready for enjoying the best snow first thing in the morning.
Grizzly Ridge Tube Park is located at Snow Summit, 1 mile from the Alpenhorn. Children must be in 42 inches tall to participate.
Big Bear Snow Play is located at 42825 Big Bear Boulevard and is 2.4 miles from the Alpenhorn on the border of Big Bear City.
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is located at 800 Wildrose Lane and is 1.4 miles from the Alpenhorn towards the west on Big Bear Boulevard
The Towne Trail
The Towne trail goes from the town of Big Bear Lake on Knickerbocker Avenue to the base of Snow Summit a hike of 2.7 miles through the forest and is an easy to moderate hike.
From the Alpenhorn you walk up Knight Avenue to the edge of the forest. We This is the most difficult part of the hike as we are at 6,900 feet above sea level. Follow the foot path to the left up the hill. At the first stop you will have a great view of the lake. Continue up to the left and you will come to the easily identifiable Towne Trail. Make a good mental note of the the big rocks. On your way back you will exit the trail here to get back to the Alpenhorn. No real problem if you miss this turn off you will end up in Knickerbocker Avenue close to the restaurants and stores in Pine Knot Avenue.
Castle Rock Trail
Castle Rock Trail is one of Big Bear's most popular trails 2.4 miles roundtrip. The trail begins 1 mile east of Big Bear Dam on Hwy 18. On the south side of Hwy 18 is a small brown sign that marks the trailhead. Park at the turnout along Hwy 18. The elevation gain is 500', making it a steep climb for the first .5 miles. The well-marked trail levels out for another .7 miles. At the top is an impressive granite rock outcropping providing 360° panoramic views.
Alpine Pedal Path 2.5 miles away, very easy
An asphalt path that wanders along the north shore of Big Bear Lake. From the Alpenhorn go right on Big Bear Boulevard and continue past Vons to the next traffic light where you turn left cross the lake. At the stop turn left and park in the parking lot on the left. Easily accessible for hikers, bikers, skaters, joggers, strollers and wheelchairs. It starts at Stanfield Cutoff and ends at the Solar Observatory.
For a map of all the hiking trails around Big Bear Lake click HERE