It has been a hot summer! Bring on the snow season!
It is time for you to gather up your winter gear and get prepared for the mountains. The Big Bear snow season has already begun with over 12″ of fresh powder!
Traveling to the mountains in the snow can be stressful if you are not prepared for the winter. We have gathered up the list of what the pros do to have the best experience in the snow.
1. Check The weather forecast
Of course, there is no sure way to know what the weather will bring, but there was good snowfall last year and according to the current weather reports it looks like a good forecast this year. Snow in the mountains! Meaning you will be able to play out in it to your heart’s content.
2. Ski Gear Rental Gear Tips
The trick to renting cheap gear is to be as far away from the resorts as you can get. Places such as Twin Bear Equipment Rentals and Ski Haus have some appealing offers for those looking for the best deals in the area. You can expect to pay twice as much for rentals if you rent your gear at the resort.
3. Cheap Deal Websites for last year’s gear
A snow season isn’t complete without some new gear to play with. The real secret to finding inexpensive gear is browsing on gear websites. You can get the top brands of winter sports gear from last season, and you will save a bundle. Websites like Backcountry (also their sister site Steep and Cheap offers flash sales) Evo, the Clymb, and Moosejaw Outlet are great places to look.
4. Plan ahead with buying chains down the mountain
You don’t want to be in a dangerous driving situation or trapped in the snowy mountains when it is time to return to reality. Make sure you plan ahead and get some chains for your tires so your car doesn’t become a new sledding winter sport. That does not sound very fun. Buying your tire chains at the base of the mountain will save you around $100 vs on the mountain when you are stuck.
5. Best prices and deals = Mid-week
The best time to get the best deals is in the middle of the week when it is the slowest. If you are planning to come up frequently for the winter ski season, check out the details for the Cali4nia Passes and the Bear Season Passes. There are up to 5,888 Skiable Acres for you to enjoy with these passes, don’t miss out!
6. Snow Season Planning – Book a group rental or come up nightly at our Hostel
The ITH Big Bear Retreat Center and Hostel completes the winter experience. Cozy up by the fireplace after a long, fun day of outdoor fun. Enjoy complimentary meals and making new friends this season in Big Bear!
Show your lift ticket from Bear Mountain or Snow Summit at our reception and receive a $5 on your room.