Big Bear is a great place to visit regardless of the time of year, but winter in Big Bear provides a wonderland-like experience that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. This is due to the area’s unparalleled beauty and the endless ways to recreate around the lake and mountains. As such, this is one of the most popular destinations to spend a winter vacation. Here are a few reasons why!
Skiing and Snowboarding
You might be thinking you can do this anywhere. This is partially true. However, there is no place that offers quite the same experience as Big Bear. You can choose from the slopes of Bear Mountain and Snow Summit and there is no wrong decision here. Snow Summit is famous for both its wide open ski runs, and its extensive terrain park area. This makes it the perfect spot for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Bear Mountain offers over 200 acres of every kind of slope you can imagine. Whether you are a professional boarder or it is your first time, you will find a fun and memorable experience snowboarding on the slopes in Big Bear.
Explore on Snowshoes
As long as you prepare your outfit according to the weather, snowshoeing through this beautiful area is the best way to spend a day here. Throughout the valleys and streams of the area you will encounter some of the most untouched and peaceful beauty that you have ever seen. Simply walking around the lake and the surrounding valleys is an amazing experience that is made even more exciting by the tremendous likelihood of seeing majestic deer, hawks, squirrels and many more creatures. Make a day out of it by packing a picnic, just make sure you don’t forget the hot chocolate!
Fly over the Snow
This category is a bit ambiguous, but there are many ways you can fly over the snow here! The first is by taking advantage of the adventure zip line tours, which provide an exhilarating experience with the best view of this beautiful area. There are also numerous snow banks, where the community gathers for snow tube races. You also have the special opportunity to take a helicopter tour of the area, which redefines beauty during the winter months.
As the snow begins to fall in Big Bear, the locals celebrate, because they know that the winter is the best time of year to take advantage of this one of a kind area.
This list does not even begin to provide justice to the endless array of recreation that awaits you in Big Bear during the winter. Come out and find out for yourself and stay in one of our cozy mountain cabins for rent!