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NOTE: Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we recommend all guests visit our "Back To Big Bear" page before traveling to Big Bear Lake. Please travel responsibly for the safety of our residents and other patrons.

Located just 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Big Bear Lake is Southern California's premier four-season destination for relaxation and adventure! High in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Lake boasts 100’s of miles of trails, 22 miles of lake shoreline, and in the winter, over a 1,000 skiable acres. Year-round, you'll find plenty of outdoor fun to keep you coming back for more!

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Four Seasons. For You.

Year-round, you'll find seasonal adventure to feed your soul in Big Bear. Whether you're craving an inspiring hike in the forest, a thrilling weekend of skiing and snowboarding, or an epic mountain bike ride with spectacular views, you'll find it all and more in our cozy little getaway.

In the wintertime, SoCal skiers and snowboarders make their pilgrimage to Big Bear at the first sign of snow to ride and ski at Big Bear Mountain Resort. Bear Mountain is best known for its’ freestyle terrain park, while Snow Summit attracts more families and downhill skiers. Not into snow sports? You can have a full day of fun snow tubing at Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain or Big Bear Snow Play. For a more zen experience, head out to the forest to enjoy the snow-covered trails on snowshoes!

When the snow melts away and water gets warmer, Big Bear Lake marinas open for the Spring through Fall seasons. Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards let you get your fix on the lake along with pontoon and fishing boat rentals. Thrill seekers can check out wakeboarding lessons and jet-ski rentals!