This Week in Big Bear: Is It Spring or Winter?


Who would have thought it would snow for the Jim Hall Trout Tournament on Sunday? That is exactly what it did! There wasn’t much snow, just enough to make the weather temperatures chilly and form freezing rain on the car windshields. Most certainly it was fishing in the snow for awhile.

For the week of May 16, 2011 the forecast is more of the same. Monday, May 16. 2011 temperatures in the 40’s and the nights will chill down to 20 degrees.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 is going to be a tough day for the cyclists to ride in the snow. Weather reporter says it “threatens to snow” again. Big Bear Lake forecasting 1” of snow in May 2011, so hopefully, Tuesday will be the last of it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 will begin to warm up into the 50’s. Be prepared for below freezing temperatures at night.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 and into the weekend a little bit warmer temperatures for your visit to Big Bear. You’ll want to cycle or fish in that 60 degree sunshine. Hurry because Sunday there is another low pressure system coming in to take us into partly cloudy weather with a high in the 40’s and low in the 20’s for the next week.

Despite the cool temperatures it is lovely weather in Big Bear. Some days are a bit chilly but still sunny, so you should come on up and enjoy the sunshine. Often 60 degrees feels warmer here because of our altitude ranging from 6750 feet to nearly 9000 feet. We’re closer to the sun than those of you that live in lower altitudes!

What to do this week in Big Bear


The Big Bear Cycling Association  hosts Cycling Rides nearly every day in Big Bear. Check with for categories, times and places to register and begin the races. Prizes and awards will be given on Sunday. Don’t miss this fun event.

Farmer’s Market

Our Tuesday Farmers’ Market  is one you won’t want to miss. Head over to the Convention Center for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, arts and craft projects. There is an outdoor patio with dining and espresso bar for you to sit down and rest a bit before you do more shopping. Market begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 1:00 p.m.

Butch Hancock

Butch Hancock, Legendary Texas Singer  makes a rare appearance in Big Bear Lake at the Skeleton Key Folk Music Club on Friday, May 20th at 7:30 p.m. Butch has been called “one of the finest songwriters of our time.” For more details call the club at (909) 866-6064.

Sky Chair Ride

Enjoy breathtaking views of Big Bear Valley on the Sky Chair Ride from Snow Summit. This ride operates throughout the spring and summer. Reservations are required. Call 909-382-2790 for an experience you will not forget.

Bass Tournament

Did we mention that along with trout there are plenty of 3 pound (plus) Bass to waiting for you in Big Bear Lake? Show off your fishing skills during Aaron’s Fall Big Bear Lake Big Bass Tournament at Holloway’s Marina on May 21st from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. For details call: Big Bear Charter Fishing (909) 866-2240 or (800) 475-3166 or visit their website at

If you go to any of these events we’d love to hear from you. Post your comments and photos on our Facebook page.


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