What other stuff you should do
If skiing and snowboarding aren’t your thing, in January, Snow Summit will unveil its new Grizzly Ridge Tubing Park smack in the middle of the ski hill, complete with a magic carpet tube lift. So if you’re not the sporty type, but your companions are, you can still get in on some snow sliding while the rest of the crew shreds without having to venture back onto Big Bear Blvd.
But say, no one in your party is clicking or strapping in. There are two more tubing areas east and west of the ski areas -- Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain and Big Bear Snow Play tubing hills. Both offer heated snack bar areas, inflatable tubes, and cost about $30 a day.
There are plenty of off-the-drag sledding areas, but make sure you are not on private property and do not sled into oncoming traffic. You’re thinking, "Really? Who would do that?" Everybody, that’s who. And it’s annoying and dangerous. Seriously.