Big Bear, California is a uniquely wonderful winter destination in Southern California. While the region is primarily known for its beaches, Big Bear stands out as a one-of-a-kind mountain town in a sea of seaside cities.
Nestled in the middle of the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear is a peaceful destination year-round, but the quiet and picturesque snow that covers the landscape during the cold season make activities like Big Bear snowshoeing a breathtakingly beautiful and immensely fun experience. Snowshoeing in Big Bear also enables you to access trails thatskiers and snowboarders can’t, as well as get your heart pumping while enjoying the great outdoors in an intense but scenic workout. No matter what reason you’re interested in snowshoeing in Big Bear, you can find out more about this wonderful winter activity below!
Trek through the Tranquil Snow-Capped Forests of Big Bear
Whether you decide to snowshoe in Big Bear with or without a guide, you’re guaranteed to have an awesome experience. See wildlife like deer and squirrel, as well as animal tracks from a variety of species.
You can pick up a guidebook on animal tracks from the Big Bear Discovery Center on the north shore of Big Bear Lake. The center also offers weekend programs in which children can learn how to spot different types of footprints on the snow.
If you’re interested in using a guide, Action Snowshoe Tours is a great choice for tour services. Visitors ages ten and up, regardless of ability level, are able to participate in the three-hour long multi-terrain Big Bear snowshoeing tour that they offer.
Tour guides, trail maps, and snowshoe rentals can all be found at places like Goldsmiths Sports, Bear Valley Bikes, and Open Air Big Bear as well. Open Air Big Bear offers a wide range of snowshoe treks that take visitors to Snow Summit, Pine Knot Trail, and Grandview Point. They also offer moonlight Big Bear snowshoe treks, which are timed so that headlamps aren’t needed under the bright light of the full moon illuminating the pure white snow. It’s a surreal experience that everyone should try at least once in their life!
Plan Your Next Great Alpine Adventure with Big Bear Vacations
Contact our office for further information on snowshoeing in Big Bear and other awesome activities you can partake in during your time in Big Bear when you book your stay in one of the cozy vacation rental properties that are available through Big Bear Vacations today!