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where can we take the kids to play in the snow but not ski

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where can we take the kids to play in the snow but not ski

we will be in big bear for christmas week and the kids want to play in the snow.we don't really ski and was wondering if anyone knows of a place we can play and frolic in the snow

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1. Re: where can we take the kids to play in the snow but not ski

if your interested in tubing check out Apine Slide/Magic Mountain in Big Bear.

hollywood
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2. Re: where can we take the kids to play in the snow but not ski

snowplay in big bear as well.

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3. Re: where can we take the kids to play in the snow but not ski

I googled Big Bear City Parks. I didn't find any good maps but found the names of the parks:

www.citybigbearlake.com/services/recpark.html

I thought it might be good to look for campgrounds, and county parks. When there is snow on the ground, I bet the recreation will switch to snowplay, rather than picnicking or camping.

Also here is a link to the slide:

http://www.alpineslideatmagicmountain.com/

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4. Re: where can we take the kids to play in the snow but not ski

Definitely DO NOT stay at the Big Bear Frontier Lodge. They have an "unsatisfactory" rating with the Better Business Bureau, and they changed the prices when we walked in the door. AVOID THE FRONTIER LODGE.

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5. Re: where can we take the kids to play in the snow but not ski

Alpine Slide is great for the kids... $20 for all day play... they have a snack bar and a small diner on the property. We love it just as much as they do! (I am not a skier!)