Riding the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain

Big Bear Lake is known for its majestic mountains, peaceful water and as a haven for fishing and boating. But did you know Big Bear Lake is also home to one of the most exciting year round attractions? Here’s what you need to know about Big Bear’s Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain.

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Riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds on the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain.

The Alpine Slide Bobsled Experience

Have you ever imagined yourself racing down a track in a bobsled like the Jamaica National Bobsled Team, which was made famous in the movie “Cool Runnings?” Wonder no more. Located at the Magic Mountain Recreation Area at Big Bear Lake, the world-famous Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is open all year round. Known as the only bobsled experience in Southern California, riders take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the mountain. Once they are the top of the rock, riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds, which come equipped with Teflon runners and ball bearing wheels, down their choice of two quarter-mile-long cement tracks filled with high-banked turns and long straightaways.

A single ride costs $6 or purchase a five-ride book for $25. Children ages two to six years of age and less than 48” tall can ride free with an adult 18 years of age or older.

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The Water Slide at Magic Mountain allows riders to slide down a blue tube full of crystal clear water.

Water Slide is Open All Summer

If you’re heading to Big Bear Lake this summer, you’re in for a cool treat. The Water Slide at Magic Mountain, open during the summer months only, allows riders to slide, turn and bank down a blue tube full of crystal clear Alpine water, where the slide plops you into a 3.5-foot deep pool.

The double water slide takes riders down two twisting and turning flumes filled with cool water. Single rides cost $2 or you can purchase a 10-ride book for $10 or an unlimited day pass for $15.

Water Slide Pass Tip:

New to riders this year only, water slide season passes allow riders to ride all summer long for $69. A Sunday through Friday water slide season pass is available for $49 and the only weekend it is not valid is the July Fourth holiday weekend.

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Big Bear Frontier is just steps away from the refreshing Water Slide at Magic Mountain.

Go-Karts and Golf

In case you needed any more incentive to hit up Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain with the family, the park also offers go-karts and mini-golf!

The miniature golf course offers 18 holes complete with breaking greens and water hazards. Adults play for $5 and children 12 years or younger cost $4 per round.

Nine Can-Am Racer Go-Kart options include single karts and double seat karts. The 5.5-horsepower engines come with professional safety restraints. Single kart drivers 57” or taller can drive for $6. Double karts cost $8 to a ride around the track and drivers must be 18 years or older to get behind the wheel.

Soak Up the Sun

To top it all off, Magic Mountain also also has a spacious lawn and two sun decks to catch some rays and to have a picnic with the family while the kids take a break from all the fun.

Food Tip: The park also offers an affordable family snack menu.

Book Your Big Bear Lake Visit Now

Excited to get to Big Bear Lake and enjoy both the natural surroundings and park amenities? Big Bear Frontier is only steps away from Big Bear Lake and The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain! It’s time to make a reservation for a comfortable cabin or luxury hotel room at Big Bear Frontier. Make your reservation today!

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