Snow makers spray snow on Snow Summit slopes

Quick Winter Getaway

Posted: 02/02/14 | By Kelly Garfield

Imagine your perfect, quick winter Big Bear Lake! The rising temperatures throughout Southern California do not hinder the snowmaking capabilities at Big Bear's two popular mountain resorts – Snow Summit and Bear Mountain.

Escape to the mountains this winter!

Whether you're feeling the need to ski, make snow angles, snowshoe, or just looking to get out of Dodge, Big Bear Lake has got everything you need for quick and refreshing getaway!

Big Bear Mountain Resorts

At peak season, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit offer Southern California's best skiing and riding. From beginner terrain to advanced freestyle parks, Big Bear Mountain Resorts caters to all levels of snow sports lovers.

First time on the slopes? Let BBMR's Adventure Academy (at both resort locations) introduce you to joys of skiing or snowboarding! Lessons and rentals are offered for both kiddos and adults alike.

Skiers and snowboarders ride the chair at Snow Summit

Sit down with family and friends after a few laps and recharge at one of Snow Summit's 5 dining locations or at Bear Mountain's newly designed lodge and cafeteria.

Be sure to explore Lift & Lodging Packages to help maximize your snow sliding adventure weekend!

Magic in The Village

No visit to Big Bear is complete without a trip to The Village. Sit down to lunch, catch a movie or a concert, do a little shopping, explore the art galleries, play a round at the bowling alley, admire the twinkling lights, and top it off with dinner and a mouthwatering dessert! All in one place!

Looking for some recommendations? Stop into the brand new Visitor Center at the corner of Big Bear Blvd and Pine Knot Ave and ask our friendly staff about restaurant info, season and year-round activities, hiking and biking, snowshoeing, and anything else!

Big Bear Visitor Center on Big Bear Boulevard

Got Some Littles in Tow?

Big Bear Lake has something for visitors of every age. For those too tiny to start skiing or snowboarding, head over to the snow tubing hills located throughout town. Grizzly Ridge at Snow Summit offers 2-3 lanes of tubing fun while Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain and Big Bear Snowplay offer day/night tubing and additional attractions.

If your tot is still in your arms, take an easy stroll along the Alpine Pedal Path or Happy Hills Trail which both feature a fully paved route friendly to strollers and wheelchairs. Learn more about hiking on our trails page.

Kids of all ages (and adults too!) will love Big Bear's favorite residents at local petting zoos and Big Bear Alpine Zoo! Open year-round, this wildlife rehabilitation facility is accessible for both strollers and wheelchairs.

A family observes wolves at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Ready to Book?

If you're convinced that Big Bear is the winter weekend getaway spot for you, you can search and book lodging direct on our website! Explore lodging HERE!