Mountain Transit provides a trolley service on Saturdays and Sundays to conveniently get around town with ease.
Big Bear Trolley is an ideal way to visit Big Bear’s attractions while leaving the driving to a professional driver. Visitors are encouraged to catch a ride on Big Bear Trolley to experience the pleasure and sheer fun of getting around Big Bear. Also, this means no driving, which is a blessing in itself.
The comfy and spacious 30-passenger trolley takes commuters to seven different points of interest. The fixed route is every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The trolley also operates on holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The trolley’s main hub is The Lodge at Big Bear Lake in Big Bear Lake Village. The other six pick-up and drop-off locations include, The Copper Q (Big Bear Lake Village), Snow Summit, Best Western Big Bear Chateau, Bear Mountain, Big Bear Alpine Zoo and Interlaken Shopping Center (Vons Grocery Store). These stops along the route are identified with the Mountain Transit Big Bear Trolley logo.
Big Bear Trolley is especially convenient for skiers and snowboarders to get to and from the mountain resorts. The two Village locations provide a central point to hop aboard for a quick ride to the ski areas. The best part is the Big Bear Trolley drops passengers right at the base of the mountain, which means no parking hassles or excessive walking to get to the ski resort. This service naturally provides skiers and snowboarders more time on the slopes.
Big Bear Trolley an Old-Fasioned Ride with Modern Conveniences
The brightly red-painted and spacious vehicle features wood-paneled interior with park bench styled seating supported with padding for extra comfort. The trolley is wheelchair accessible, too. Passengers may bring four carry-on items onboard as long as they fit on the passenger’s lap or under the seat. Ski and snowboard racks make it a convenience for snow sports enthusiasts. The trolley even comes equipped with automatic tire chains at the flip of a switch, making it operational during snowstorms. An old-fashioned trolley bell adds to the old-time experience; while the modern amenities of stereo sound and public address system embellish the environment. Even the driver is appropriately dressed in a 19th century conductor uniform to add to the charm. Throughout the ride the conductor delights Big Bear guests, over the public address system, with historical facts about Southern California’s favorite four-season mountain resort.
Fares and Contact Info
The cost to ride the trolley is $5, which includes unlimited re-boarding all weekend. The fare for seniors over 60, disabled and veterans is $2.50. Children six and under are free. Big Bear Trolley passes may be purchased from the conductor or at four convenient locations in the village that includes Bear Skins, The Copper Q, Shirt Shanty and The Lodge at Big Bear Lake. Other services Mountain Transit offers includes fixed bus routes in Big Bear Valley, off-the-mountain rides and curb-to-curb dial-a-ride service. For detailed information including routes and schedules call 909-878-5200 or visit MountainTransit.org.