Big Bear Cabins and Vacation Rentals in Big Bear
Big Bear Weather, Ski Report and Road Conditions
We want you to enjoy your stay in Big Bear Lake, California! The weather in our mountains can change daily and we want you to arrive prepared. During the winter months we advise you to always carry chains or cables in your vehicle to place on your tires.
These devices aid in keeping your tires from slipping on the ice and snow and will support you in getting around Big Bear Lake safely. These can be purchased from most major auto parts stores in your neighborhood and several stores within the Big Bear Valley.
Due to snowfall, we also suggest you purchase an ice scraper to help remove the snow and ice that builds onto your windshield during your stay in Big Bear during the winter months. Other items you may want to include in your arsenal while traveling to Big Bear are: gloves, chapstick, sunblock, matches, waterproof boots and sunglasses.
Big Bear Lake is 7,000 feet higher than other cities and protecting yourself against both sun and snow when outside is important to remember.
Big Bear Lake has an average of 60 inches of gorgeous snowfall in the winter months, with the average daytime temperature of 45 degrees. At night, expect temperatures to lower into the 20s. Be sure to pack warm clothes for your trip! Wearing layers is always the best option when unsure of the approaching weather.
Remember to always arm yourself with information before traveling! Weather and road conditions can change hourly in the mountain community and before heading out on the road it is best to check these websites for updates:
Remember, there are three roads in and out of Big Bear Lake (330, 18, 38) and if one road reports a road restriction or delay you can always use an alternate route to enter our valley. Please remember in winter to drive slowly to avoid any unnecessary accidents – both for you and the other drivers you are sharing the road with.
Remember to come back and visit us during the summer too – Big Bear averages 80 degrees in the summer and a cool 50 degrees nightly. With over 300 days of sunshine, that’s even more reason for you to come and play!