Few things parallel the sense of wonder that Big Bear inspires within visitors. From tranquil lakes and lush forests to stark mountain peaks, Big Bear is the ultimate alpine vacation destination. But when you visit, you may just find that one of the most unbeatable views of Big Bear actually comes from aloft.
Big Bear is the only ski resort town in all of Southern California, standing out from the vast array of seaside cities and inland towns that normally characterize this region. In the spirit of innovation, Big Bear makes use of its high-class winter equipment, including its scenic ski lifts, all year long.
Where to Go for This Incredible View
Operating as ski lifts during Big Bear’s popular winter skiing and snowboarding season, the Scenic Sky Chairs of Big Bear can be found at one of the area’s most iconic mountain ski resorts: Snow Summit.
Winding through over a mile of mountain terrain within the confines of the massive San Bernardino National Forest, Snow Summit’s Scenic Sky Chairs can be ridden by passengers of all ages who wish to take in Big Bear’s stunning mountain views from an elevation of 8,200 feet. Imagine standing at the top of the mountain, with the world stretching out before you and the forest seeming like a rolling green sea with a glittering blue sapphire sparkling in the middle of it.
Additionally, the Sky Chairs in Big Bear also take hikers, downhill mountain bikers, and cross-country mountain bikers to their trailhead destinations, making it an ideal way to get to Snow Summit’s best trail riding and hiking spots, all the while getting the opportunity to enjoy some truly dazzling views as you climb higher and higher into the sky. However, anyone can use it to take a trip up, and you’ll find that no matter your personal taste or desire, you’ll discover that a plethora of activities awaits you at the top, making this a truly wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
Upon reaching the summit, hikers and the like will get to enjoy either the leisurely and relaxing loops upon the mountaintop, with the world below for your viewing pleasure, or tackle a challenging downhill path. One can also grab a bite to eat upon reaching the summit. At the top, you’ll find the only mountaintop dining in Big Bear. Not only enjoy an expertly crafted meal but do so with a spectacular view and the smell of pine, making for the perfect relaxing and memorable ambiance.
For kids between the ages of 5 and 12, there is also a free outdoor adventure area that is sure to be one of the more memorable activities for them. You’ll find such natural obstacles as logs, but also ropes that they must navigate to reach the end and a plethora of other obstacles that are sure to bring out the inner Tarzan within them. Make sure you also check out the various outdoor activities that can be found which are perfect for little ones. For instance, you’ll find that in the winter the tubing park is the perfect place to enjoy the classic snow play. During the warmer months, one will also find gold panning and mining, which is sure to create a wonderful memory that your kids are sure to be talking about for days to come.
All these various activities will be available when you take the Scenic Skychair Big Bear. Not only will you be able to enjoy all the above-mentioned activities, but you will also get to enjoy the trip which will feature views that you are sure to never forget and which are sure to make for a good photo or two.
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on Snow Summit’s Scenic Sky Chairs, so if you’re traveling with your four-legged friend, you may want to find another route.
Round trip tickets for the Sky Chairs in Big Bear can be purchased for prices ranging from around $15 for children and seniors to about $20 for adults. For each paying adult, you can also receive up to two free children’s round trip tickets. If you purchase your tickets online at least 72 hours in advance, however, you can receive a 20% discount on your ticket prices—a nice option for saving a little bit of money while having an unforgettable experience during your vacation. You can also bundle trip options with a meal at the Skyline Taphouse at the top of the mountain!
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