Skiing at Big Bear

One of the greatest joys of living in the Los Angeles area is the freedom, flexibility and proximity of life’s greatest joys.  If you want to enjoy a relaxing picnic at beach you can, equally if you want to hit the slopes and ski, it’s not a problem. It’s all in your backyard when you live in Los Angeles.

This year thanks to cold temperatures in October, the Big Bear Ski Resort is ready for a record breaking ski season.  Their motto is “Real Snow, Real close”, and with more than 400 skiable areas, Big Bear is something to be excited about.

Prefer snowboarding to skiing?  Big Bear offers a standard Half Pipe and Southern California’s only Super Pipe.  With classes and slopes for every level skier from beginning to advanced, Big Bear has something to offer everyone.

Interchangeable lift tickets and a free shuttle that easily transports skiers between resorts make Big Bear a fabulous ski destination only a short drive from Los Angeles. For more information on Big Bear visit: 

I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

It’s Snowing in Los Angeles!

This holiday season if you have a hankering for snow and don’t want to drive to the mountains you can get your cold and snowy fix at Universal Studio’s Grinchmas.  Starting on the weekend of December 11th and then daily on Dec. 18th, Universal Studios will feature fresh snow as part of their Grinchmas attraction.  Be advised this is the real deal, actual snow that is fit for snow ball fights or just a romp through cold powder.  Family members can visit Whoville and enjoy the snow, then be a part of a magical tree lighting ceremony that features a show and a celebrity reading.

Stars currently booked for the nightly celebrity reading include Stephen Moyer, Jeffrey Tambor, Brandy and Fred Willard with more to be announced.  This is a wonderful holiday adventure in our own backyards.  Currently Universal Studios is offering their holiday special, buy a park ticket to visit Universal Studios before the end of the year and get the entire year of 2011 for free!

Universal Studios offers a wide variety of attractions including the newest King Kong 3D attraction, a Shrek 4-D attraction and The Jurassic Park experience.  For more information about Grinchmas or Universal Studios visit I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Ice Skating in Los Angeles

If you think that Rockefeller Plaza in New York City is the only place that you can go outdoor skating for the holidays then you are greatly mistaken.  Los Angeles offers several different venues for Holiday skating.

The newest and hottest skating opportunity in Los Angeles is at the Nokia Plaza at Live LA.  Starting on December 3 the skating rink will be open for holiday skating.  For information on time and skating rental visit:

Other skating venues in and around Los Angeles include:

Ice at Santa Monica

1324 5th Street (at Arizona Avenue), Santa Monica, CA 90401

 Seaside Ice

200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, 90277

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

The Lakes Ice Rink
2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Woodland Hills Ice

Westfield Promenade
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills; (818) 854-4151

Downtown on Ice

Pershing Square 532 South Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90013; (213)847-4970

 Enjoy this great outdoor activity in the beautiful California sunshine!  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.