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Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Mountain Resort is a year-round destination for high energy outdoor experiences. Revered for its skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and home to Southern California's only lift-served hiking and mountain biking during the summer months.

3-Day Forecast

Wed

68° 39°

Thu

62° 33°

Fri

63° 34°

DIRECTIONS TO BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

Nestled in the heart of the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Mountain Resort is a short, scenic drive from most Southern California locations.

CHP and CalTrans do not allow vehicles over 40’ in length on some roads and state highways. Learn more about bus restrictions. For more information about all vehicle restrictions go to www.dot.ca.gov.


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In the summer, Snow Summit is home to Southern California’s best lift-served mountain bike park, miles of hiking, and many other family-friendly activities. Bear Mountain Ski Resort is closed for operations from May-November, but the Bear Mountain Golf Course is home to a nine-hole golf course, located at the base of Bear Mountain Ski Resort.

Snow Summit
880 Summit Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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Bear Mountain Golf Course
43102 Goldmine Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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3 WAYS UP & 3 WAYS HOME


There are multiple ways to get up to Big Bear Mountain Resort, so please choose your route according to your starting location, weather, and road conditions.

ROAD CONDITIONS

HWY 330 / HWY 18 | RUNNING SPRINGS

HWY 330 / HWY 18 | RUNNING SPRINGS


TRAFFIC ADVISORY: State Route 330 will be fully closed Sept. 9-20 while Caltrans crews perform rock scaling and slope excavations.

The shortest and quickest way for visitors coming from Los Angeles, Orange County, and other points west is Hwy 330 / Hwy 18. Please note that this route can become very congested on the weekends during peak season.

From Los Angeles
From Orange County
From San Diego
From San Fernando Valley
HWY 38 | REDLANDS

HWY 38 | REDLANDS


Though the drive on this route takes a bit longer, it is typically less congested than Hwy 330 / Hwy 18.

From Los Angeles
From Orange County
From San Diego
From Palm Springs

HWY 18 | LUCERNE VALLEY

HWY 18 | LUCERNE VALLEY


Hwy 18 is the quickest way to/from Barstow, Las Vegas, and other high desert locations. This route has the least amount of mountain driving.

From Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley
From San Diego
From Orange County
From High Desert Cities
From The Palm Springs Area
From The Las Vegas Area

State Route 330 will be fully closed Sept. 9-20 while Caltrans crews perform rock scaling and slope excavations. Motorists traveling to/from Big Bear are advised to use Highways 18 or 38 to avoid delays.