Big Bear Snow ROMP Weekend, February 22-24, 2019 provides an opportunity to meet new guys and enjoy the natural beauty of Big Bear with a full line-up of special events.
On tap is a weekend of social activities including “glow” bowling, snow tubing, “après ski” cocktail mixers, group dinners and more designed to create a memorable adventure like no other.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is this thing happening?
A: Friday, February 22 – Sunday, February 24, 2019. See full schedule.
Q: What’s included with my weekend pass?
A: The 4 main weekend events: Friday après ski cocktail mixer (includes light appetizers and your first beverage), Friday night glow bowling event (includes your lane, shoes and bowling ball), Saturday après ski cocktail mixer (includes wine and charcuterie), and Saturday night dinner and comedy featuring Allison Gill (cash bar available). There’s a ton going on beyond these 4 events, such as group brunches, group shopping excursions in the Village, slope meetups and more.
Q: I see there are 2 Après ski events. What’s an Après ski?
A: It’s a fancy french term for an afternoon happy hour / mixer. “Après” in french means after, so it really means “after ski.” It’s a great opportunity to mingle with a variety of guys from all over SoCal even if you’re not a skier or boarder. Think flannel meets beer, wine, or cocktails.
Q: Where do I stay?
A: Wherever you would like! We’ve partnered with Big Bear Vacations, and their vast selection of accommodation options varies from group house to cabin to motel-style lodging. This gives you the freedom to decide what kind of ROMP you’d like!
Q: Are lift passes included?
A: If you’re staying at one of the Big Bear Vacations properties your lift pass is included!
Q: How do I get to Big Bear?
A: Route 330 is extremely busy during winter. We strongly recommend you take I-10 East to Exit 85 / Oak Glen Rd, CA-38 E. At the end of the ramp turn left and proceed approx. 4.3 miles, and turn left onto Bryant Street. Go approx. 2.4 miles and turn right onto CA-38 E. Proceed approx. 40 miles and watch for signs for Big Bear City. CA-38 E turns into Big Bear Boulevard after a sharp left turn. For your convenience we’ve included simple directions at the bottom of the homepage.
Q) Is this Big Bear Snow ROMP related to the Big Bear ROMP each August?
A: It sure is! The August event is such a huge success, and we had so many requests for another event it made sense to throw a party in February, too.
The goal of Big Bear ROMP is to keep the party going twice a year by putting on a fun event that will bring hundreds of men back each year for mischief and more in the great outdoors.
Your hosts have a personal interest in Big Bear and have put in time and effort to create a fun, memorable event in a beautiful mountain setting. Beyond having a great time, Big Bear ROMP is about giving back to the Big Bear community, and a portion of the pass sales will support a local wildlife rescue organization.
Q: How do I find Event Check-in and the events once I get there?
A: Best thing to do is purchase your weekend pass online, and then show up at the first event at Nottingham’s. There’s a list of locations and addresses for each event here.
Q: Where’s more info on events?
A: See the SCHEDULE page. Events/Venues are subject to change without notice.
Q: What is the weather like?
A: Big Bear sees 300+ days of sunshine each year, usually with little or no clouds. You’ll also be just above 5,000 feet where the sun is much stronger than back in Kansas. Be sure to bring hats and sunscreen – and be sure to use them! Also, due to the elevation, 1 drink = 2. Fun, huh? That means you’ll get beer goggles much faster than usual, hon. During the weekend, and before and after events where you’re consuming alcohol, be sure to drink plenty of water. It’s easy to get dehydrated, and that’s the most common way to miss out on the ROMPing around. And watch the weather forecast so you know what to pack. ; )
Q: Who should attend?
A: Everyone! People frequently ask if this is a bear event – it’s a ROMP in Big Bear. We encourage all types of guys who have a sense of adventure to join in the fun. There’s plenty to do and you definitely don’t have to be into skiing or boarding to have a great time – it’s a chance to meet hunky guys from all over SoCal. We’re all about inclusion and encouraging a wide range of people to explore what Big Bear has to offer.
Q: Do I need a ROMP Weekend Pass to attend?
A: It is recommended, but not required. Purchasing a Snow ROMP Weekend Pass ensures access to all official events – but you’re also able to wait until day-of to purchase event-specific tickets if they’re still available.
Q: I’m interested in Romp ‘n Teering – How do I?
A: Thank you for your interest in volunteering! We can’t put on a world-class event without world-class help. After a lengthy interview process and physical fitness test we’ll assess your social skills and volunteering aptitude. Just kidding. Learn more.