Fun & Affordable Winter Activities
Top Free & Affordable winter activities this season in Big Bear Lake.
Free & Affordable Fun
- Build a snowman or snow fortress in the front yard of your cabin - fun for little hands and big hands alike!
- Snowshoe the backcountry and discover the National Forest. Find animal tracks and marvel at wildlife.
- Mine for treasure at Gold Rush Mining Adventures and learn about the gems and fossils you find.
- Embark on a scavenger hunt through The Village and learn Big Bear history.
- Visit the Big Bear Alpine Zoo and learn about Big Bear's wildlife.
- Say hello to the farm animals at Baldwin Lake Stables and Grateful Heart Animal Sanctuary.
- Back in your cabin, gather 'round the fireplace to sip on hot cocoa, play charades or roast marshmallows.
Winter Guided Tours
Zipline & Segway Excursions
Get the adrenaline flowing with a high speed zipline experience with Action Tours! See Big Bear's snow laden forest as you soar through the pines. Tours are offered daily (weather permitting).
Action Tours also offers Segway tours in the winter season. Your guide will take the time to ensure everyone in your party can safely and comfortably use the Segway before venturing out.
Off Road Adventure
Big Bear Off-Road Experience lets you take the wheel to explore the ridges, canyons, and meadows of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains in a fully equipped Jeep! A lead guide stays in contact with your group during the tour.
Get A Bird's Eye View
See Big Bear Lake from a whole new perspective when you tour with Helicopter Big Bear. Choose from a variety of routes and get to know a little Big Bear history while you sail over the forest below.
Baldwin Lake Stables offers guided horseback tours year-round. Winter trips offer awe-inspiring views of the snowy landscape.
Snow Tubing & Family Fun
Experience year-round Tobogganing and family fun at Alpine Slide! Adrenaline junkies will love the thrill of racing down the winding toboggan hill and speeding through the track on the Mineshaft Coaster. Additional activities like snow tubing make this center the perfect outing for the whole family. Be sure to check out a high-flying Ropes Course and more snow tubing at their sister location, Big Bear Snowplay.
Hit the Slopes!
Big Bear Mountain Resort oversees two premier ski resorts in Big Bear. Snow Summit and Bear Mountain each offer beginner areas for skiers and riders as well as intermediate and advanced terrain and lessons for all levels.