Big Bear Lake Resort Association announced today its lift and lodging packages start as low as $69 per person per night, with double occupancy. The deeply discounted packages include discounted accommodations at one of Big Bear’s participating lodges bundled together with discounted, all-day, interchangeable lift tickets good for both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Lift tickets include complimentary shuttle service between both resorts.

“With so many competitive rates on the Internet it’s important for us to keep our package rates on the low end,” said Big Bear Lake Resort Association Visitor Information Services Director Rebecca Hrabia. “The packages are ideal for bargain hunters looking for an affordable getaway this winter.”

The bundled Lift and Lodging packages are designed to convenience Big Bear guests with one stop shopping, but more importantly the price cuts help guests save a significant amount of money during the current economic crunch. Midweek Lift and Lodging packages start as low as $69 per person per night, with double occupancy. Weekend Lift and Lodging Packages are from $89 per person, per night, with double occupancy and require a minimum of two nights lodging and two days of lift tickets.

“Regular rates for lift tickets are $56 midweek and $69 peak weekends…you do the math,” added Hrabia.

Both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain provide excellent snow conditions throughout the winter season with more than 435 developed acres, 26 lifts, four high-speed chairs, 1,800 vertical feet, and more than 200 park features. Quality skiing and riding combined with a wide range of lodging choices such as full service hotels, charming bed & breakfasts, private home rentals, cozy condos and rustic cabins make Big Bear Lake Southern California’s premier ski and snowboard destination. Whether it’s at the base of the slopes, lakefront, in the village, or countryside, every lodge in Big Bear creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that fits every lifestyle and budget.

During these economic times it makes sense to plan for a winter “stay-cation” within a reasonable driving distance, rather than paying outrageous prices on airfare and luggage fees to a faraway destination. Big Bear Lake  is an easy two-hour drive from most Southern California cities and only three hours from Las Vegas. Big Bear has quality snow and is a close by and affordable alternative to places like Tahoe, Utah or Colorado.

Lift and Lodging Packages are not valid on select holiday periods. The discounted packages are good for any time of the week starting November 30, 2011 to the end of the 2011/2012 season. Price is per person, per night based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Minimum of two nights of lodging and two days lift tickets for weekend packages are required. At least half of the guests in the party must purchase lift tickets for the weekend packages. Lift ticket vouchers and lodging discounts are not valid during the holiday periods; December 17–18, 2011; December 23-31, 2011; January 7–8, 2012; January 14–16, 2012; and February 18–20, 2012. Dates are subject to change. Other restrictions may apply. For more details about these great discounted packages, log onto www.bigbear.com or call 800-424-4232.