While you could be on some tropical
island (Catalina) riding the zipline
right about now, the scenery doesn't
change much throughout the year. But at
Big Bear Lake, the snow is fresh, white
& fluffy and the zipline ride provides
a winter wonderland of sights, sounds
and scents unlike any other place.
An experience described as "zipping
over the white stuff" is offered by
Action Zipline Tours in an adventure
lasting approx. 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Nine
zip lines that suspend high above the
snow-covered forest floor treat riders
to spectacular views of the San
Bernardino National Forest and the
Mojave Desert. Participants zip through
forested landscapes and cross over rocky
When you arrive, you are fitted with
a harness, helmet and heavy duty gloves,
then treated to thrill of a lifetime.
The first ride gives each participant an
opportunity to get the feel of a zip
line and practice breaking techniques
before progressing to the larger zip
lines. Following the first zip line,
guests walk across a full suspension
bridge adding to the excitement.
The first few zip lines are designed
to get riders comfortable with ziplining.
The length and speed of the zip lines
increase as the tour progresses. In fact
the sixth zip line, known as The Speed
Demon, can reach speeds of up to 45 mph.
The longest zip line, known as Big
Daddy, is the eighth zip line at 846
feet in length.
All tours begin and end at the Action
Zipline Tours headquarters located at
41647 Big Bear Blvd. After orientation
that includes a 10 minute video,
participants board a tour van for a 15
minute ride to the location. At the
entrance of the site participants
transport to a Pinzgauer off-road,
safari-style vehicle for an adventurous
ride up to the first launch deck of the
zip lines course.
Offering more than the normal zipline
adventure, guests get the bonus off-road
adventure ride and a fun suspension
bridge that seems to get everyone a
little giddy. There is also a
professional photographer on site to
take photos you can purchase optionally.
Must be at least 8 years of age with a
minimum weight requirement of 75 lbs.
Must be able to fit into a harness that
is 52 inches circumference around the
waist and the upper thigh circumference
is 26 inches.
The amount of guests per tour is limited
to 16 people (groups of up to 50 can be
accommodated and split into separate
The cost for the all-inclusive nine zip
lines tour is $95 (subject to change)
Tours are available all year round,
seven days a week.
Reservations are recommended, but not