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Cross-Country Skiing in Big Bear

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The beauty of a lakefront village along with fresh mountain air, and a slower pace than a big city may just be what the doctor ordered this winter. You’ll find everything you’re looking for to make a winter vacation to remember when you make a trip to Big Bear and the surrounding area. It has many fun and exciting winter activities to choose from.

Big Bear is known for its skiing and snowboarding. For many, it’s what draws them to the area to begin with. Downhill skiing and snowboarding at Snow Summit, Snow Valley, and Bear Mountain, operated by Big Bear Mountain Resort, are great places to spend time, but you may want to try the unique experience of Big Bear cross-country skiing while you’re here.

Rim Nordic Ski Area

Also known as cross country skiing, Nordic skiing is a way to get away from the busyness of the resorts. The ski area is located about 15 miles west of Big Bear but offers a variety of trails for a unique ski experience. Labeled in the same way as the slopes at your favorite resorts, there are green circle, blue square, and black diamond trails, corresponding to easier, more difficult, and most difficult trails. Trail length ranges from the shortest at just ½ mile round trip to the longest at four miles round trip. Keep in mind that you can’t easily transition from downhill skiing to Nordic skiing. Both sports require different skis and other gear.

Big Bear Cross-Country Skiing at Après Ski

After a long day of exploring the Nordic trails, you want to rest and relax. There are a number of restaurants, bars, and other locales waiting to help you take a load off once you return to Big Bear. Places like Nottingham’s Tavern, Big Bear Bar & Grill, Barrel 33, Captain’s Anchorage, the Village Sports Bar, and many more offer delicious food and drinks to help you refuel after a long day on the slopes.

Your Home Base for Nordic Skiing

You came to the area on a journey full of fun and exciting winter adventure, including cross-country skiing. Extend that fun to your accommodations by booking a vacation rental with Big Bear Vacations. Make a delicious and soul-warming meal or snack in your unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Gather together with loved ones on the couch to warm up after a day on the slopes and watch your favorite movie or spend some time outdoors breathing in crisp mountain air. Choose a cozy one-bedroom for a solo or sweetheart cross-country skiing getaway, up to a sprawling five-bedroom, or a combination of cabins for a large family cross-country skiing adventure.

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