If you can stop yourself from admiring the beauty of Big Bear’s wintry wilderness the whole time, you’ll be set to have an unforgettable ski vacation. Two of the top California ski resorts, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, are located in the valley only minutes from our lodge-style Big Bear hotel. Weather you’re a seasoned powder enthusiast or a beginner just learning the ropes, a great time is waiting for you at either of these leading resorts.
But that’s not all! All around our Big Bear lodging you’ll find exhilarating diversions from bobsledding at Alpine Slide to family-friendly snow play. Make time for all these exciting California winter vacation ideas:
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain – this family park is open year-round and features California’s only authentic bobsledding attraction.
Bald Eagle Tours – enjoy a thrilling hike and see our national bird; hosted on select days by the Big Bear Lake Discovery Center.
Bear Mountain – the #1 ranked area snow resort, Bear Mountain Resort is almost entirely composed of freestyle trails and parks, ideal for experienced skiers and boarders. Learn more and view Big Bear ski packages.
Big Bear Village – you can’t beat the homely charm of these seasonal shops.
Bowling Barn – get in from the cold at this popular family bowling alley.
Mountain Mobile Massage & Spa – rejuvenate your body after a spirited day on the slopes.
Heated Pool – on-site and outdoors at our Big Bear resort, the only pool in town open all year long.
Snow Summit – another great choice of ski resorts in California, Snow Summit Resort has a more family-friendly vibe, but there’s still plenty for everyone. Learn more and view Big Bear ski packages.
Snow Play – go sledding, build a snowman, make a snow angel or square off in a good old fashioned snowball fight; open locations throughout the valley.
Snowshoe Tours – this unique style of hiking is great exercise and great fun.
Note: When driving to Big Bear Lake during the late fall, winter and early spring seasons, always be mindful of the current weather and road conditions. Although it is not always required that they be equipped, you must have tire chains on you when driving. This is both the law and a reasonable safety precaution. Click here for the latest weather and snow conditions.
Make your escape to Big Bear Lake this winter for endless snowbound entertainment, and choose the most accommodating of hotels in Big Bear, the Northwoods Resort, to make your getaway that much sweeter.