Thrilling Things to Do in Big Bear – Did you know that taking risks together has been shown to bring couples closer together? If you are planning a romantic getaway and want to think of the perfect activity to add to the itinerary, consider something that will get your adrenaline pumping. Something thrilling might be just right to spark new excitement. We have a few ideas of how to do just that in Big Bear.
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Thrilling Things to Do in Big Bear
Magic Mountain Recreation Area is the perfect place to get an adrenaline rush, while getting in touch with your inner child. Take a ride on the Mineshaft Coaster, a thrilling mountain roller coaster with breathtaking scenery to enjoy on the way up and steep descents, dips, twists, hairpin turns, tunnels and 360-degree corkscrews on the way down. The mile-long track can be enjoyed alone or together, in a car where you control your speed.
The San Bernardino National Forest has an extensive network of trails for off-roading. Rent a 4X4 vehicle, ATV, or a couple of dirt bikes and explore the rustic scenery. Stop by the big bear visitor’s center to get a free map and some ideas for where to off-road during your visit.
Big Bear Off-Road Experience offers a fully guided experience, where your tour guide will stay in the lead and keep in contact during the entire excursion. You take the wheel, but your guide will stay in contact with you 100% of the time via 2-way radio to maximize both the fun and the safety of the adventure. Choose from their Jeeps of Can-Ams, and make some memories that will last a lifetime.
Also located in Magic Mountain Recreation Area is the Alpine Slide. It is California’s only authentic bobsled experience, beginning with a scenic chairlift ride to the top. Once you’re there, you will be given a sled with Teflon runners and ball bearing wheels and sent down either of two quarter-mile cement tracks. Each rider is in control of his or her speed, so you can make this as gentle or as thrilling as your prefer.
Mix your adrenaline rush with a little healthy competition at Yosemite Axe Throwing. Their new facility has 13 throwing lanes, where guests compete to see who can throw the most accurate axes into the bullseyes. You will love the lumberjack ambiance and the way it brings out your playful or competitive side.
Though it is not for those who are afraid of heights, Soaring Eagle is a true mountain thrill ride. It takes riders 100 vertical feet backwards to the launch tower in a two person seat attached to a zip line. After you are launched from the tower, expect speeds up to 28 MPH as you fly towards your destination. This one is not for the faint of heart, but it is truly a thrill.
Ski and Snowboard
Of course, we can not forget one of the biggest attractions of all: the mountain itself. Whether you are an experienced skier or snowboarder, or you are just ready to try something new together, Big Bear is a great place to spend a winter vacation. Beginners will have access to gentle runs and even ski lessons, while more experienced thrill-seekers will love any of the 18 trails and 7 lifts. There is something for everyone at Ski Big Bear.
To plan the perfect Big Bear getaway, start with the perfect accommodations. We know you will love either of our cozy cabins.
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