Winter Recreation

Find the best winter recreation in Southern California.

Enjoy seasonal activities like skiing, snowshoeing, and snow tubing or year-round recreation like ziplining, off-roading, horseback riding, and more!

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. Go solo or join an expert lead tour. Adventuring on National Forest trails is permitted year-round.

Adventure Passes are required to park in most trail parking lots. Stop by the Visitor Center to pick up a day or annual pass.

Year-Round Tours

Big Bear's outdoor touring activities are available year-round, offering a unique landscape to enjoy in every season!

Book horseback riding tours with Baldwin Lake Stables.
Book Zipline and Segway adventures with Action Tours.
Book high flying helicopter tours with Helicopter Big Bear.
Book 4X4 Jeep tours with Big Bear Off-Road Experience.

Winter Recreation