Skiing in big bear

By Traveller March 23, 2017
Los Angeles

Skiing in big bear

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By Kris Traveller March 23, 2017

Hi all, we're a young couple and planning to visit LA during Dec17, and are looking into possibilities in going skiing at Big Bear for 2-3days. Is there any platform for shared ride? Public transport looks very complicated. Thanks!

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Public transport in the Los Angeles area is not a good option in Los Angeles, outside the core city center. If at all possible, you should try t rent a car.

Big Bear is the closest ski resort to L.A., but the mountain is small and unimpressive. If you are basic new skier who wants to try the sport it is fine, but if you want really good skiing in California, I would suggest making the longer drive (about six hours) up to Mammoth. This is a vast, world class ski area, with a big vertical drop, tons of trails, and varied terrain. And the snow this year will be amazing.
Local March 23, 2017
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Thanks for the advice, Jason! Unfortunately we can't drive so public transport or shared ride are our best options...without a car, both Mammoth and Big Bear seems too far to go to..such a pity..
Unfortunately public transportation is not your best option in LA. Your best option would be to rent a car. Airbnb would also be your best option for accommodations. Let me know if you want some references. Best of luck!
Jay
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Local March 23, 2017
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Unfortunately public transportation is not the best option in LA, especially in the area of Big Bear. Your best option is to rent a car. Air BnB would also be your best bet for accommodations. Lmk if you want some references. Best of luck!
Jay
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Local March 23, 2017
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Thanks Jay! Too bad we can't drive...maybe we'll have to stay in the city afterall..
Thanks Rob! Craiglist seems like a good idea, i'll try to ask for ride share nearing our stay, hopefully it'll work out.
are you planning to stay in Los Angeles which city ???
check this website there are many buses and transportation there and also check craigslist under transportation https://search.yahoo.com/local/s;_ylt=A0LEVz4cstNYTRcA7rVXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEyMzB2dHU1BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjM2MjZfMQRzZWMDc2M-?p=public+transportation&addr=Big+Bear+Lake%2C+CA&loc=woeid%3A2363919&selectedId=31179838&fr=yfp-t-s
Local March 23, 2017
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Another option would be to search through local snowboarding community groups on social media to see if anyone would be willing to share a ride. Some of the posts are people looking for people to go with like California Snowboarders or any meetup groups in the L.A. area.
C
Local August 30, 2017
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There are ways to get there using a combo of busses and trains. Rome2Rio may be the best for figuring this out - seems pretty straightforward to me.

https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Los-Angeles/Big-Bear-Lake

Essentially you're looking at taking either private bus (like Greyhound) or the LA metro bus or train and transferring to MARTA (Mountain Transit) to get around up there. Once there you can probably use a combo of mountain transit and uber / lyft to get around - not many rideshare drivers up there though! There are a few taxis as well. Unfortunately to get around these further-flung resort areas being able to drive yourself is kinda key.
Local March 24, 2017
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