Big Bear Snow Play
Winter is the most anticipated season in Big Bear and it’s not hard to see why. Everyone awaits the season when temperatures drop down to freezing and the first snowfall marks the beginning of winter fun and activities. Although October is here and the fall season has made its appearance, that’s not stopping us from enjoying the winter season a little early, here in Big Bear! You no longer have to wait until the winter months to experience the snow Big Bear is famous for. Big Bear Snow Play has started the winter fun in October by filling the hillside with blankets of white and providing hours of inner tubing fun the entire family can enjoy. Come make winter memories before the season even begins!
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Big Bear Snow Play is located in a former popular ski area called “Rebel Ridge”. In the late 1950s, Rebel Ridge introduced snowmaking to Southern California for the first time and began bringing early winter joy to the Big Bear mountains. For generations now Rebel RIdge has become a family favorite for inner tubing amongst locals and tourists alike. Those who experienced the spectacle of Rebel Ridge as a kid in the 1950s are now bringing their children and even their grandchildren to experience Rebel Ridge as they once did. Temperatures in Big Bear this year have allowed for Rebel Ridge to begin making snow in October! Their doors opened on October 16th and as the temperatures keep dropping the more snow we can expect. Natural snow and man-made snow will eventually combine making for enough snow to keep the winter fun going through Easter and even beyond. Eventually, snow heights will top 30ft or more!
Hours of Operation
Big Bear Snow Play will continue making snow nightly and grooming the hill for the most optimal inner tubing experience. Their Fall hours are Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm or visit in the evenings for exciting night glow tubing. Red, blue, green, and black lights illuminate the snow-filled hill at night for a fun twist on the inner tubing experience. Night tubing begins at 5 pm and goes until 9 pm. Once the sun goes down, temperatures can drop down to the 20’s so make sure you bring warm winter jackets and gloves for your hands. Night tubing will be available until April 24, 2021. Children 36”- 42” tall may also enjoy the fun of day and night tubing but must ride with an adult. Hours may change as the seasons change so make sure you visit their website to stay updated.