Big Bear

Big Bear Travel Tips

A four hour drive and a world away from Los Angeles, Big Bear Lake is Southern California’s top snowsport destination. Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski resorts sit on the shores of Big Bear Lake. Take in the views of the bright turquoise water surrounded by snow-capped peaks before tearing down beginner to advanced runs. Bear Mountain is known for its jumps, pipes, and jibs, whereas Snow Summit is more family-friendly. Our Big Bear cabin rentals provide the relaxing comforts of home after an activity-packed day on the mountain. If snow isn’t for you, enjoy a laid-back, tranquil getaway in the summer. Experience the lake from a kayak or jet ski at Boulder Bay Park, and ride the Scenic Sky Chair at Snow Mountain for unbeatable vistas. Big Bear Lake is also home to the highest-altitude Oktoberfest celebration in the country, filled with German food, imported beers, Bavarian bands, traditional dances, and more. Prost!

Snuggle up in front of the fireplace, fire up the barbecue, or soak in the hot tub and leave the stress of city life behind. Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels™ lake cabins, ranging from budget friendly rustic cabin rentals to luxury cabins suitable for large groups, offer peace of mind for your SoCal mountain paradise.

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