No matter when travelers take time to enjoy a Big Bear, California adventure, they’re in for a treat. While this beloved vacation destination is a fan-favorite for explorers year-round, it’s hard to deny the appeal of winter weather fun when you’re heading this way when temperatures fall. Whether you’re one for outdoor adventure or you’re looking to warm up in style, you’ll find something inspiring waiting for you to enjoy in Big Bear this year. The following are the top winter activities in Big Bear to make sure you add to your to-do list when you’re in town.
Spend Quality Time Skiing
For travelers who love to spend as much time as possible skiing during a winter getaway, a trip to Big Bear is a dream come true. Here, you’ll have access to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit—both of which provide optimal runs and challenging terrain to navigate through on skis and snowboards. If you haven’t given skiing a try before but you’re looking forward to learning, you can book a winter ski lesson at these locations as well.
Snow Tube Your Way to Fun
If snow tubing tops your list of winter activities in Big Bear to enjoy, a trip here should most definitely include time at the Big Bear Snow Play Area as well as the Alpine Slide. Both destinations are notorious for snow tubing fun in the winter and come with the peace of mind of being far from rocks, trees, or other hazards that might upend your independent snow tubing adventures. If you’re looking to take the excitement to the next level, stick around for evening glow tubing which has the slopes illuminated in neon lights after the sun goes down each night.
Snowshoe Along Popular Trails
Travelers who look forward to a summer getaway to Big Bear will find the mountain trails here endless and tantalizing to explore on a bike or foot. That said, when the snow falls, those same trails become a haven for new seasonal outdoor adventures via snowshoes! Simply rent a pair if you don’t own any and make the most of afternoons trekking along at your own pace. The glittering trails are great for nature photographers and work well for winter birding outings too. Big Bear Lake’s National Forest trails are a great place to start, and Goldsmith’s Sports has your snowshoe rental needs covered. There are also guided snowshoe outings in the winter offered through the Big Bear Discovery Center.
Enjoy a New View on Winter Terrain
There’s no shortage of options for fun on land in the winter across Big Bear, but the fun goes sky-high when you book a winter helicopter tour during your stay. The team at Helicopter Big Bear specializes in unforgettable aerial tours that guests can customize according to what they’d like to see from a bird’s eye view. No matter what route you choose, it’s likely to be the highlight of your getaway!
Explore with Action Tours
Making the most of winter fun independently can be exciting but if you want to maximize your time and insight, let the experts at Action Tours lead the way instead. This local outdoor recreation provider offers zipline tours and Segway tours year-round that promise to delight. On Segway, you’ll get to see backcountry roads and destinations that are one-of-a-kind and learn more about area history along the way. If you choose a winter zipline experience, you’ll soar over the terrain at thrilling speeds taking in the sights from a new vantage point.
Infuse a Spa Day into Your Stay
Bundling up and heading out to explore in the winter is a fan-favorite activity to enjoy in Big Bear. That said, warming up in luxurious style is just as inviting. To that end, make sure that your winter to-do list includes a spa day or two while you’re in town. Elevations Day Spa offers facials, specialized packages, and massages while Altitudes Massage and Spa offers no less than 18 different types of massage on their list of services. They also have an in-house skincare line of products to browse. If you prefer your massage specialist to come to you, book a session through Mountain Mobile Massage & Spa.
Find time for Flavor
No matter when you arrive in Big Bear, you’ll find it’s a place packed with flavorful options to enjoy in the way of eateries and winter is no exception to the rule. While you’re in town, check out some top spots to enjoy a savory meal including Peppercorn Grille and Oakside on Village Drive.
Book Your Getaway Today
Now is the very best time to turn Big Bear travel plans into a reality. When you know you’ll want luxurious accommodations to top off your stay in style, the team at Big Bear Cabins is here to help. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting and inviting property options to choose from.