Road travellers should take extra precaution especially on winter months as it is not just the most wonderful time of the year but the most dangerous time of the year as well. Snow, ice and slippery roads makes it hard for drivers to have a smooth travel. So if you’re planning to visit Big Bear on the holidays, follow these driving tips for a safer road trip on winter!
1. Before heading out for a long drive, the most important thing you can do and perhaps the easiest is to have your car checked at the auto shop to make sure your car is winter ready, especially the tires. You don’t really want to get stuck up in the middle of the road on a cold weather don’t you?
2. Don’t forget to pack up things like flashlight, shovel and ice scraper which comes very handy especially when it’s snowing hard and you’re travelling at night. Car chargers, extra cell phone and blanket are emergency pieces that you might need when you ran out of battery in your phone and you get stranded in the road.
3. Bring food with you and ofcourse, water to keep you hydrated while you’re driving. The last thing you want to happen is you get restless and tired while driving because of dehydration. You never know when you’ll need to stop so bring light meals like cold sandwiches, biscuits and dried fruits to keep you full. If you’re travelling with kids, make sure to bring extra snacks for the little ones!
When you arrive in big bear, head on to Northwoods Resorts and sleep on one of their warm and cozy rooms and enjoy a dip in their outdoor heated pool which is very relaxing after a long drive. Have a happy holidays in Big Bear!