Two people snowshoe in the forest

Snow Play And Outdoor Adventure Awaits

Posted: 11/14/14

Big Bear Lake is filled with treasures; the gorgeous mountains, the shining sun, towering pines and fresh air. These treasures extend to popular wintertime activities like snow sports and outdoor activities.

Enjoying a weekend or spending a longer trip in this charming mountain destination should be on anyone's winter list!

To start, check out the extensive zip line experience offered by Action Tours. See Big Bear's snow laden forest as you soar through the pines. Guided daily (weather permitting) you're certain to enjoy the forest and all the sights and sounds of winter!

Segway tours are also offered by Action Tours in the winter season, giving you a quick and relaxing off-road or city tour via motor powered Segways. Guided by local experts, Segway tours are geared towards adults and kids alike and offer a unique way of seeing the high points throughout the Valley. Bookings can be made over the phone, in their office, or online at

Winter Segway tours

After checking out the sights, you may want to start playing in the snow! Take a short drive to Big Bear Lake or Big Bear City and tackle the friendly and safe snow play areas: Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain or Bear Bear Snow Play. Both Alpine Slide and Big Bear Snow Play are open daily until the snow melts. Both kids and adults will have a blast tubing down the snowy hillside or sledding down the toboggan run.

Tubers slide down the hill at Alpine Slide

Indoor Fun & Games

Big Bear Lake hosts a variety of indoor activities for visitors looking to escape the stormy days and nights:The Bowling Barn: Enjoy several games of bowling (or evening glow bowling!) at The Bowling Barn. Kids can enjoy the indoor arcade while adults kick back in the Alley Oops Sports Bar.

Escape Rooms: Take your imagination on an adventure when you book an escape room experience with Big Bear Escape Rooms or Mountain Room Escapes.

Animal Experiences

How about guided horseback tours? Book a winter tour with Baldwin Lake Stables and explore the Valley's beautiful back country and forest environment. Younger children will love petting zoo experiences the stables as well as at Bear Valley Farms.

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a favorite for visitors! Tour on your own or with an expert and learn about Big Bear Lake's native species and how they have been impacted by humans and changing habitats. Admission costs benefit the zoo's rehabilitation/release programs for injured wildlife and the care of their resident animals.

Visit Big Bear Alpine Zoo

As you can see, Big Bear Lake's array of activities in wintertime extend beyond the sports of skiing and snowboarding and can take you on a new adventure or two during the months when Big Bear can turn into a winter wonderland.