Winter Recreation

Find the best winter recreation in Southern California.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Ski Southern California's best terrain at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, operated by Big Bear Mountain Resort.

Lift tickets, season passes, and lesson/rental reservations will be available for purchase online, on the BBMR mobile app, at ticket windows, and by calling 844.GO2.BEAR.

Snow Tubing

Big Bear Lake offers three snow tubing locations in the Valley. The Alpine Slide and Big Bear Snow Play operate daily with nighttime Glow Tubing sessions on Fridays, Saturdays & Holidays. Both locations are cash only. Snow Summit features Grizzly Ridge Tube Park for non-skier and riders. Welcome to winter in Southern California!


Take in the Valley's serene and snowy landscape on snowshoes. Venture out with friends or join an expert lead tour. Many shops in town rent equipment. Snowshoeing on National Forest trails is permitted free of charge but Adventure Passes are required in most trail parking lots and rec areas. Stop by the Visitor Center to pick one up.

Guided Tours

Most outdoor tours are available year-round, offering a unique landscape in every season!

Book horseback riding tours with Baldwin Lake Stables.
Book Zipline adventures with Action Tours.
Book 4X4 Jeep tours with Big Bear Off-Road Experience.

Start Planning Your Big Bear Winter Getaway!