January is a busy month in Big Bear, and there are lots of fun activities available beyond the slopes. One of the great things about Big Bear is that you can ski all day, and have some real fun at night as well. And there’s enough to keep you busy off the slopes to make January a great time for a visit even if you don’t ski at all.
The Big Bear Discovery Center has lots of great activities planned for January. Each Saturday morning they offer a snowshoeing adventure in the San Bernardino National Forest with a resident naturalist. You’ll learn how to snowshoe, and go for a guided trek through the forest. Snowshoes, poles, water and a snack are provided. Please bring warm clothing layers and waterproof boots or shoes. You can buy tickets online at this page: http://discoverycentersnowshoetours.eventbrite.com/
The center also has a fun animal tracking event every weekend that allows you to locate and identify some of the local animal tracks. This is great fun for the entire family. Come learn how to track animals found in the forest. Learn how tracks are cast and make your very own. After creating your animal track, a naturalist will guide you on a 20 minute walk around the grounds searching for signs of animals.
The Big Bear Discovery Center is located at 40971 North Shore Drive in Fawnskin.
Take cooking lessons. Release your inner Julia Child by spending some time with one of the world-class chefs at the Copper Q. It’s an amazing experience with limited space so budding gourmets or wannabe chefs can rub elbows with a pro to see how it’s really done. You’ll learn to cook some of the most amazing delicacies and get to sample your work along the way. Classes are scheduled during the week, and space is limited, so be sure to call ahead. Here’s their website for more details: http://copperq.com/index.php?pg=classes
Hear some great music or make your own. Friday nights in Big Bear offer a great selection of live music. Here are a few great choices for your entertainment:
Nottingham’s Tavern at 40797 Big Bear Blvd.
Mill Creek Cattle Company at 41072 Big Bear Blvd
Skeleton Key Folk Music Center at 560 Pine Knot Avenue
Chad’s Place 40740 Village Drive
And on Tuesday night you have the opportunity to make some of your own music with karaoke at Murrays Saloon at 672 Cottage Lane. Break free of your shower and show the world your true talent.
And as you know, there’s also some amazing skiing to be found right now. So whatever your passion, we’re here to help you put together a luxury getaway in one of our Five Star Vacation Rental cabins and estates. Call us at 310-780-3411, and we’ll get you started on your way to a great getaway.
Looking for a vacation somewhere other than Big Bear? We also have some great vacation rental estates, cabins, and condos available in Park City, Utah, Palm Springs/La Quinta, Southern California Beaches, Mammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.