Southern California's Favorite Winter
Vacation Spot is Snow Close to Home!
Big Bear Lake has all the right elements for the perfect winter getaway including comfortable accommodations with fireplaces and Jacuzzis; two first-rate ski resorts; inner tube parks; winter tours in the backcountry; warm, inviting restaurants; quaint, boutique shops and lots of snow!
Big Bear is a preferred winter playground with plenty of amenities and attractions for California adventure including downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, inner tubing, horseback riding and off road excursions. Winter trips were meant to be enjoyed at Southern California's only four season alpine resort. It's just a short drive away to get out of the city and into the snow! Relax at your lodge or play hard on the slopes. Request a FREE Visitor's Guide now. Your experience in Big Bear is like winning the California Lottery.
Ski the Slopes, Ride the Park:
Big Bear Lake is home to Southern California's two premier ski resorts. Snow Summit is the place for everyday skiers and riders in search of a friendly laid back winter playground. "The Park" at Bear Mountain known as an "All Mountain Terrain Freestyle Park" attracts every level from first-time snowboarders and skiers to freestyle enthusiasts. It's the only mountain resort in the United States devoted almost entirely to a freestyle terrain. Both resorts set themselves apart from other Southern California's ski areas because of their quality snowmaking and slope grooming.
Ski & Snowboard "Lift & Lodging" Packages:
Here's a little tip to save money on your favorite winter sport. Take advantage of midweek and weekend lift and lodging packages starting as low as $69 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. You'll save money and enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Real Snow, Real Close, Real Deals. Restrictions may apply.
Inner Tubing Family Fun:
Children who visit Big Bear Lake can experience the thrill of inner tubing down snow packed slopes, which are specifically designed for good times. Parents too, can relive their youthful days and glide down the smooth vertical incline for a fun-filled ride. Tubing is the ultimate outdoor family outing that creates memories that last a lifetime.
Taking a trek into the open country via snowshoes or cross-country skis is one of the best ways to enjoy the true bliss of Big Bear Lake's picturesque winter scenery. This is a great way to escape the crowds and enjoy the peaceful serenity of the natural winter wonderland. Tours are available at Big Bear Discovery Center or rent your own shoes at various sporting goods stores.
Off Road Adventure:
Another great way to see nature at its best is an off road expedition. Enjoy some of the Valley's most scenic views on sightseeing tours or you can take your own four wheel drive into the backwoods.
Horse riding trails are a "mane" attraction. Tours, rentals and guide service are available. Saddle up and enjoy a ride into the great wide open.
A Frosty Good Time:
Of course Big Bear's winter wonderland would not be complete without a few snowmen and snow angels. Visitors enjoy playing in the snow and creating snowmen with personality. It's compelling to see the collection of different snowmen and snow angels on display throughout Big Bear valley, as if they were greeting incoming visitors to the snow-covered paradise.
Cabins and vacation rentals are kid and pet friendly. Spend quality time together as a family and enjoy winter activities like the alpine slide or learn about nature and the forest at the Discovery Center. There is recreation and fun to suit everyone in the household.
The perfect setting for couples. Whether on a first date, weekend getaway or honeymoon our alpine resort is an excellent romantic vacation spot with an abundance of amenities and attractions to woo that special someone. Enjoy day spas, mobile massage service, a lakeside walk at sunset or a candlelight dinner under the stars. A top choice for romantic lodging is a bed & breakfast inn or your own private cabin. Choices range from lakefront, in the village, or countryside.
We make it easy for you to plan your entire itinerary online. Go to online booking to book your trip including recreation, activities, event tickets, massage service, rentals and lodging. Why make dozens of calls when you can do it all in one stop? For more information about packages and reservations call a reservation specialist at 800-4-BIG BEAR (800-424-4232).
Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the San Bernardino Mountains by RV or tent. Choices range from lakefront campground RV parks to woodsy campsites! Camping in the great outdoors is a great way to unwind and get back in touch with nature!
California weather is known for its mild climate. However, Big Bear sees real winter conditions December through March. View the latest report on snow and ski conditions.
Get the latest information on road conditions into and out of the mountain communities.