Big Bear Lake is offering ski and stay packages with interchangeable lift tickets. The tickets allow skiing or riding at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain.

Big Bear Lake Resort Association rounds up a variety of accommodations for short-term rentals: bed-and breakfasts, hotels, condos, lodges, private homes, and cabins. The resort community, within a short drive of the ski lifts, also houses a new 5,000-square-foot ice rink and offers opportunities for cross-country skiing and tubing.

Ski and stay packages at Big Bear Lake start at $69 per person per night during the midweek. Weekend packages start at $89 per person per night, with a minimum of two nights and two days of lift tickets purchased. Both rates are based on double occupancy.

The lift tickets with the lodging packages are discounted and interchangeable, valid at both mountain ski resorts. You'll receive vouchers for the lift tickets with your lodging; those must be redeemed at the lift ticket windows on the slopes.

The ski and stay package rates are available all season, except Jan. 16-18 and Feb. 13-15. Other conditions may apply to the packages at certain times, too. Inquire about those when making reservations.

The packages can also be customized. Add on nights or days of lift tickets. Upgrades with higher rates are also available.

More information. Or call 800-424-4232.