Winter Activities

Big Bear Mountain Resort

Big Bear Mountain Resort offers the best skiing and snowboarding experiences in Southern California at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. With two great ski resorts offering over 400 acres, 26 lifts, and 55 runs, there’s no shortage of terrain to shred this winter. All Big Bear Mountain Resort guests must have a valid lift ticket, season pass, or reservation to receive gated entry access to the Bear Mountain or Snow Summit base areas this winter. Purchase online, on the BBMR mobile app, at ticket windows, and by calling 844.GO2.BEAR. Both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain have equipment rentals on site. Other local options — reserve the day before to avoid long waits: Blauer Board Shop (909-366-5085); Goldsmith’s Sports (909-866-2728); Getboards (909-878-3155); Ski Haus (909-866-7411)
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Go solo or join an expert lead tour with Action Tours or the Big Bear Discovery Center. Stop by Goldsmith’s Sports or Bear Valley Bikes for snowshoe rentals. Adventuring on National Forest trails is permitted year-round. Adventure Passes are required to park in most trail head parking lots.


Alpine Slide

The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountaion Recreation Area in Big Bear Lake, home of the world-famous Alpine Slide, offers family fun year round. In the summer there is a cool water slide and in the winter there is plenty of fun snow play. The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is home to Southern California’s only authentic bobsled experience. Begin with a scenic chairlift ride to the top. From there, riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds, each with Teflon runners and ball bearing wheels, down their choice of two quarter-mile long cement tracks filled with high-banked turns and long straightaways.
800 Wildrose Lane Big Bear Lake, CA

Big Bear Snow Play

Day and Night Tubing

The former ski area known as Rebel Ridge, which introduced snowmaking to Southern California in the late 1950’ s, has been a family favorite for inner tubing through generations as parents who grew up sliding here are now bringing their kids. Now families can make memories there at night too, as Big Bear Snow Play opens for after dark tubing sessions Fridays, Saturdays and holiday periods from 5-9 pm.
42825 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA

Action Snowshoe Tour

Enjoy the beauty of the winter solitude amongst the Jeffrey and Ponderosa pine trees surrounded by snow-capped Big Bear, CA Mountains. Our multi-terrain snowshoe tours are customized to each group so you can choose to go easy, go hard or any combination.
The beauty of snowshoeing is that there are many trails you can enjoy that are not accessible via snowboarding or skiing, immersing you in the peace and quiet of the Big Bear wilderness. Our snowshoeing tour is fun for all ability levels! We provide your equipment (snowshoes and trekking poles) and training with our experienced guide.

40957 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA