Big Bear: Not Just a Winter Destination

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 15, 2012 6:27 pm

As bicyclists race to the finish this Friday for Stage Six of the Amgen Tour of California’s Big Bear Climb, you can join in the excitement at the free Lifestyle Festival, or go golfing.

Big Bear Mountain Resorts are more than a winter destination.  They host good times all year round, awesome for world class road cycling , spectacular views, and even golfing.   Snow Summit’s Scenic Sky Chair and Bear Mountain’s 9-hole Mountain Style Golf Course will be opening this Friday, May 18th.

 “Offering some of the most breathtaking views and unique hiking and golf experiences, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are an exciting escape from the hustle and bustle of the city,” said Chris Riddle, Vice President of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts.  ”Located at 7,000 feet, golfers will be impressed with the length of their drives and loft from their wedge shots.  Hikers and sightseers will be equally impressed with the mountain-top hiking trails which include a one mile loop.  The Sky Chair is a unique experience for SoCal mountain bikers who can access the most epic trails in the San Bernardino Mountains without having to pedal to the summit – both resorts offer summer fun for all ages.”

 The Sky Chair will be open on weekends only beginning May 18th and then daily beginning June 16th with sightseeing and mountain biking available to visitors and season pass holders.  Bear Mountain’s 9-hole Mountain Style Golf Course is also scheduled to open daily beginning May 18th.  Check out for the latest info on upcoming events.