Plan Your Winter Getaway!

The long summer and fall have come to an end, and it’s time to start preparing for your annual pilgrimage to the snow in Big Bear.  For some of us it’s far more frequent than just annually, but whatever may be your schedule, now is the time to book your getaway.

We’re already starting to see some promising snow reports, and there’s no real reason to delay your plan.  Here are a few tips to help make your getaway more enjoyable.

Buy your lift tickets in advance. Snow Summit and Bear Mountain share lift tickets and offer a free shuttle between the slopes.  It’s easy to fill your day with one great run after another. Here’s the link to buy tickets online:

Plan a weekday getaway. As the ski season gets into full swing, weekends will be get busier.  Both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are well equipped for big crowds, but many of us prefer ski on lighter days.  Whichever is your preference, be sure to plan ahead.

Book a Five Star Vacation Rental luxury vacation rental cabin. Those first few days back on the slopes may well result in a few sore muscles.  But we’ve got the perfect solution for that.  Most of our Big Bear luxury rentals have hot tubs.  We’ll be happy to help you find the best vacation rental for your getaway.

Check out all of our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link.  And if you’re in the mood for a getaway in one of our other ski destinations, follow these links to view our other properties in Park City, and Mammoth Mountain.  Want to head to warmer climes for your getaway, check out our vacation rentals in  Southern California Beaches and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Your family could use some time away to relax and enjoy some time together, couldn’t they?  Call us today at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you plan a great vacation or weekend trip.

We’ve Got Snow!

It’s one of those phrases that so many of us just love to hear over and over.  Like when your spouse looks lovingly in your eyes, and says, “I love you,”  or when your kid rushes in the door with a beaming face declaring, “I got all A’s!” And add to that list when Five Star Vacation Rentals taps you gently on the shoulder and whispers excitedly, “We’ve got snow!”

It’s our absolute most favorite time of the year.  We feel like a perennial groundhog, looking anxiously to the sky and learning more about weather patterns than a CalTech grad.  Big Bear is an extraordinarily delightful destination any time of the year, but especially so when snow arrives.  This means its time for you to take action while there’s still time.

Now you’ll need to time your visit to meet your specific desires.  Both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are getting snow, but neither has announced the exact date they’ll open for skiers.  But don’t let that slow you down. There are plenty of fun hills and snow play around town, but we’re still waiting for the slopes to open up.  It’s a great time to grab the kids and some snow disks for a great weekend getaway.  And you can still prepare for the season by purchasing your season passes for the slopes at this link.

Winter is our busiest season, so it’s important to plan ahead.  We may still have one or two cabins available for Thanksgiving.  As soon as the slopes open up, we’re typically deluged with reservations.  Don’t delay making your reservation to make sure you get that much needed time away in Big Bear!

Just can’t wait any longer?  Some lifts are already open in Park City and Mammoth.  You can book your stay online, or call us at 310-780-3411.  We’ll help you pick out the perfect luxury rental for your family or group.  And remember, it’s a perfect time to plan your Christmas getaway as well.  Book early, so you can have a wider selection of luxury vacation rental cabins in Big Bear with Five Star Vacation Rentals.

Not in the mood for a cold weather getaway?  We’ve got you covered!  Check out our luxury vacation rentals in Palm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches,  and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. We realize that you get very little vacation time each year, so we’re dedicated to ensuring that your time spent in one of our luxury rentals will be a great value for your and your family.  Call us today, and we’ll help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.

Pack Your Bags! We’ve Got Five Star Luxury Big Bear Cabins and Great Ski Conditions

The recent storms have finally passed, but they’ve left behind some great ski conditions in the Big Bear area.  If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to pack up for your ski getaway, wait no longer!  Check ahead when you come, but the roads are clear with no chains required, so it’s an easy drive to an amazing getaway.  Here’s the current report from Bear Mountain:

There are lots of  beginner jumps and rails at chair 6, while chair 5 is lined with intermediate jumps, hips, jibs, the halfpipes, and a new wall ride. Over on chair 9 there are more intermediate features as well as lots of advanced and some expert features. Chair 9 has lots of skate style down bars, wall-rides, boxes, and tubes of all sorts. We are definitely enjoying the finest park set-up of the 2012-2013 season. Freestyle camp is a great way to comfortable improve with friendly and talented instructors. We are out of the cold front which allowed for some great snowmaking, and back into classic Southern California sun shine …

And here’s the report from Snow Summit:

Park Staff has also made a few new changes to Westridge, including two skill builder boxes and a mini bank halfpipe at the top of Chair 2. After hitting the new features, you have your choice of lapping Summit Run or continuing through the park, which has a new feature count of 32 jibs and 41 snow features! The snow coverage is excellent and we’re expecting sunny skies all weekend long. Be sure to make reservations if you’re headed up for the holiday to guarantee your spot on the snow.

Snow Summit and Bear Mountain limit the number of lift tickets sold each day to reduce crowding both on the slopes and the lifts.  Your tickets will work for either location, and there’ s a free shuttle bus that runs every half hour between the two.  They’ve made every provision to make sure you’re able to get in the maximum amount of skiing on your getaway.  Be sure to buy your lift tickets ahead of time to make sure they’re not sold out.  Here’s the link to their online store:

And of course, we strongly recommend you also be sure to reserve one of our luxury Big Bear cabins for your stay.  We have both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit cabins available, so you can get as close to the slopes as you wish.  We’re experts at helping families put together amazing Big Bear family vacations.  When you couple a great day of skiing with a relaxing stay at one of our luxury resort cabins, the only thing you’ll worry about is how you’re going to get the family to ever leave such fun and luxury.  But not to worry.  We’ll gladly help you book your return stay too!  You can view all our Big Bear cabin rentals at this link.

There’s also great skiing right now at Park City and Mammoth Mountain, so be sure to call us about booking a luxury vacation rental for these destinations as well.

Just give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be glad to help you book your dream vacation in one of our 5 Star vacation rentals.