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MLK Weekend - Enjoy Fun And Adventure In The Snow

Posted: 01/15/16 | By Tina Hauer

Martin Luther King weekend is here! You can spend the holiday weekend in the snow, outside among nature or relaxing in your own private cabin.

Martin Luther King weekend is here! Most likely, you'll have some time off from work to celebrate the first 3-day holiday weekend of the year and we recommend you spend it wisely, in Big Bear Lake! You can spend the holiday weekend in the snow, outside among nature or snoozing until the afternoon in your private cabin or lodge. Big Bear Lake's charming mountain community offers a plethora of activities, lodging, dining and sports for you to try when you visit and why not? At 7,000 feet, Big Bear Lake stands tall as one of the best vacation spots in California.

Let's take a look at some of the events happening this holiday weekend:

Go-Pro Out of the Box at Bear Mountain, January 14th and 15th, is a event held in the snow and on the mountain. Four resorts will receive identical containers full of raw materials to create and modify as they see fit. The goal is to design the most fun and imaginative park possible! Bear Mountain's creations will be unveiled and opened to the public initiating the second important phase of this competition. Of course, you can partake in this event by visiting Bear Mountain and trying your hand at skiing or snowboarding.

On January 15th, you can enjoy a round or two of Live music at various locales: Live Music with Steve Clark at Nottingham's Tavern from 7 PM to 10 PM, Live Music at Chad's Place Bar from 8 PM to 11 PM, as well The Cave whom will be having performances all weekend and week long including indie hitmaker, Vanessa Carlton! For more information on these events and more, be sure to visit Big Bear Lake's event calendar to bring you up to speed.

Now, let's not forget the activities:

If one is seeking adventure, you should certainly get yourself onto an adventure and in Big Bear Lake there is plenty if ACTION taking place. At Action Tours located in downtown Big Bear, you can suspend from feet off the ground during a zip line adventure, hang from trees for their tree-climbing experience, or you can talk a walk on the wild side with their snow shoe tours. Action strives to bring the best of Big Bear straight to you, so call ahead, and book your tour for the holiday today at 909-866-0390 for the next open spots.

Wanna get flying? Take a helicopter tour! Big Bear's first and only helicopter tours at Helicopter Big Bear is one of the best ways to see Big Bear Lake in all its winter glory. From 30-60 minute flights you can enjoy the majestic scenery from miles above. Call 909-585-1200 to schedule your tour for the ultimate sightseeing adventure of a lifetime during your vacation.

Tubing in the snow is one of the most popular and fun activities in winter time at Big Bear Lake! With two designated tubing areas, you can be sure to find a tubing run that's perfect for you and the entire family this season. At the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain (located in Big Bear Lake) or Big Bear Snow Play (located in Big Bear City) you will encounter a lodge serving hot cocoa and snacks, along with a giant tube to sit in as you swoop down the groomed hills. You can tube all day if you want; they even have a chair lift or "magic carpet" to take you to the hilltop so you can spend more time tubing and less time waiting!

There are so many wonderful activities to discover during your vacation in Big Bear Lake from the numerous dining options, carved wooden bears around town, walking around the glorious lake, bowling, animal tours at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, the Discovery Center's nature walks and, most importantly, all the memories you'll make this 3-day weekend.

See you on the slopes!