Beautiful Big Bear Lake is located almost 7000 feet above the Pacific Ocean in the San Bernardino Mountains and is just a short flight from the Los Angeles area. With over 300 days of sunshine, a refreshing mountain lake and two highly rated ski resorts, Big Bear is known as California’s only Four Season Resort.
Big Bear’s environment is dominated by pine and oak forest. It sits in a mecca of sunshine and clear air. Average annual temperatures range from a pleasant 56 to 80 degrees in the summer months to around 30 degrees in the winter. Precipitation averages about 20 inches per year and snowfall is common during winter months. Big Bear provides habitats for 30 wintering Bald Eagles and 29 species of rare plants.
As the premiere resort area for the Los Angeles area, Big Bear offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, include skiing, boating, hiking and biking. For those who like to shop, there are many unique mountain stores. Events throughout the year include Big Bear Airport’s Air Fair held every other year, the next being in August 2015; Old Miner’s Days complete with a chili cook-off and parade; Oktoberfest celebration; plays at the 338-seat Performing Arts Center; and special events at the Big Bear Zoo and Discovery Center. Click on the Recreation links below for more. We look forward to your visit!
Big Bear Chamber of Commerce
Big Bear Discovery Center