Area Guide

Big Bear Lake – Things to do, visitors guide, history of Big Bear Lake, general information, and more.

Snow Summit – Skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Scenic Sky Chair and hiking in the summer.

Bear Mountain – Skiing, snowboarding, and more winter sports. Hiking, biking, and more summer sports.

Moonridge Animal Park – Alpine animals in their natural habitat at Big Bear’s Zoo.

Shopping – Big Bear Village is full of unique treasures, boutique shops, and more.

Dining – Gourmet food and home style cooking.

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain – Alpine slide, waterslide, snow play, and more.

Snow Drift Snow Tubing Park – Southern California’s oldest and largest snow tubing park.

Hiking & Biking – The National Forest surrounding the Big Bear Valley offers hundreds of miles of some of the most beautiful and serene hiking and mountain-biking trails in all of Southern California.

Cycling – Riding at 7,000 – 8,500’ is just like training with the pro’s and with Big Bear’s beautiful outdoor atmosphere, 330 days of sunshine and clear, cool weather, it just doesn’t get any better. Road, mountain, cycle cross, or cruising.

Lake & Water Activities – Boating, kayaking, fishing, and more.

Golf – The 9-hole “Bear Mountain” course at the Big Bear Mountain Ski & Golf facility features 2,730 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 .

LA/Ontario International Airport – Ontario International Airport is the closest, largest airport to Big Bear Lake. The airport is about 41 miles away.

General Information:

A car is recommended for complete enjoyment of the area. Please visit Big Bear Chamber of Commerce for information/brochures on entertainment and activities. Or, contact the City of Big Bear for additional information.

State Route 38 Update

Effective April 2, 2015 through April 4, 2016, Caltrans has started road work on State Route 38. There will be one-way traffic.

Work hours are Monday – Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm. However, the one-way traffic control will be in place at all times. Expect delays.

Motorist are encourage to use ST300 and SR 18 when traveling to Big Bear Lake.