Full logo for Goldsmiths Sporting Goods and Rentals in Big Bear Lake California

Your Local Big Bear Ski and Bike Shop Since 1987

As one of the valleys’ oldest family run ski shops, we have over 35 years of experience. You might say it runs our the blood.  We have three generations working in the shop at any given time. Opening in 1987 for ski rentals we quickly added snowboard rentals ( even before snowboarding was “cool”). We are a full service retail and rental shop. In the winter we enjoy getting you ready for your adventures in town or at our local ski resorts. We carry some of the top winter sports brands, staff top qualified boot fitters and tuning staff. Our fitters have extensive training in association with America’s Best boot Fitters, Masterfit and Sidas foot beds. Our tuning staff work closley with Wintersteiger. We have been voted Big Bears Best ski and snowboard shop since 2017 .  Visit us today to meet our friendly staff and experience our incredible product selection.

Front entrance of Goldsmiths Sporting Goods located in Big Bear Lake California renting bicycles, skis and selling sporting goods
Logo for the Care For Big Bear program managed by the Visitor Center of Big Bear

A Partner of The Big Bear Community

The Goldsmith family has supported the Big Bear Valley community since the 1940’s when Fred Goldsmith first moved to the area. Fred worked with other pioneering community members to establish the Goldmine ski resort, Big Bear Lake’s third resort which opened it’s first lift in 1969. Today the family continues it’s community work with Danielle, Fred’s daughter, being a board member of the Big Bear Lake visitor committee. Linda Goldsmith, Fred’s wife, was recently recognized for her efforts and was awarded the XXX award by XXX.

A Godfather of Big Bear Skiing

Fred Goldsmith was a pioneering member of the Big Bear Lake ski community when he started as an instructor at Snow Summit. He continues to support the local ski resort employees and guests today and is affectionately recognized as one of the godfather’s of skiing and snowboarding in Big Bear.

“After an excellent snow season in 1969, Snow Summit was able to add a second chair lift. The Moonridge area was purchased by several former Snow Summit ski instructors including Fred Goldsmith and Bill Strickland, they changed the name to Goldmine and installed a mile long chair lift to the top of the mountain.”

Fred Goldsmith Ski Dancing at Snow Summit Ski Resort
share the passion

What People Are Saying

“I would highly recommend renting equipment.  Friendly and knowledgeable staff and great equipment reasonably priced.  Great inventory of clothing and accessories also.  I’ll definitely be back.”

Bryan C.

“Favorite outfitter in Big Bear, hands down. Always super knowledgeable, quick, accommodating, and dealing the best gear. We always recommend Goldsmiths to anyone going up.”

Chip L.

Absolutely awesome experience! They made the bike rental smooth and easy! Clean, professional and top notch shop! Will be my only go to when I am in big bear!

Eric G.