Less than a 2-hour drive from some of Southern California’s largest cities, Big Bear is a year-round haven for city-living outdoor lovers, and is a great destination for skiing and snowboarding in the winter. It’s hard to believe that just a few hours’ drive from downtown Los Angeles you can be skiing and snowboarding to your heart’s content, but that’s the alpine magic of the San Bernardino Mountains. A Big Bear ski and snowboarding vacation can be made even more enjoyable by choosing somewhere to stay from the wide range of vacation rentals available to suit all budgets.
Big Bear is California’s most family-friendly ski resort
Big Bear is one of the most family-friendly ski resorts in the country, and offers perfect conditions for beginners when it comes to both skiing and snowboarding. Divided between the twin peaks of Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, Big Bear boasts fun for the whole family—whether you’re carving up black diamond runs, learning on the nursery slopes, or enjoying other fun winter activities like snowtubing or sledding. Snow Summit also offers night sessions, and with only their beginner and intermediate runs available after dark, it’s the perfect way to add a little magic to a snowy family vacation.
Family-friendly vacation rentals in Big Bear
From A-frame cabins to cozy townhouses and lodge-style mountain retreats, Big Bear has family-friendly vacation rentals to suit any and all needs. Maybe you only need to find somewhere big enough for 4 people and their skis, or you could be on the hunt for somewhere suitable for a massive family reunion—either way, Big Bear vacation rentals are sure to deliver. With so many vacation rentals offering added extras like lake or mountain views, hot tubs, home theaters, and gourmet kitchens, Big Bear is the way to go when it comes to skiing and snowboarding with the whole family in Southern California.
Weekend getaways for 2 in snowy Big Bear
A Big Bear ski and snowboarding vacation is just a 2-hour drive away from downtown LA, which explains why it’s such a popular romantic retreat for couples looking to get away from it all for a few days. If you’re looking for somewhere that promises fresh powder, great runs, and more than a hint of romance, then look no further than Big Bear. With night skiing available on Snow Summit you can even ski or snowboard under the stars with your special someone, or you could while away a few hours exploring everything Big Bear Village has to offer.
Cozy and cute cabins perfect for Big Bear romantic getaways
You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to vacation rentals in Big Bear suitable for romantic getaways. Many of the area's rentals are clustered around the picturesque lake, and some even boast mountain views. And if you’re looking for cozy wood-clad cabins, you’re in luck—and to make your stay at Big Bear really special, you could consider getting a cabin with a hot tub. If you'd prefer, you might want to prioritize picking somewhere with a well-equipped kitchen, where you can cook up everything from gourmet dinners to breakfasts in bed.
Grab the gang for a SoCal hang in Big Bear
Big Bear is also a great winter destination for groups and large parties. With runs suitable for all ski and snowboarding abilities, Big Bear ski and snowboarding is perfect for groups with mixed abilities and interests. There’s also plenty of fun to be had off the mountain, whether you’re hanging out in your vacation rental, or exploring the bars and restaurants of Big Bear. Apres-ski is at the heart of the Big Bear ski and snowboarding experience, and you’ll find plenty of bars where you and the gang can enjoy a drink or two out on a spacious sun deck.
Big Bear vacation rentals for large groups
Vacation rentals in Big Bear are perfect for large groups. Hot tubs, home theaters, foosball tables, and spacious kitchens are just a few of the features you can expect to find at a Big Bear vacation rental. Many of these roomy cabins also feature bunk beds for dorm-style sleeping, and multiple bathrooms, so even when there’s 10 or more vying for their morning shower, you can all get out onto the slopes with plenty of time to spare. Whether you’re hitting the bars or hitting the slopes, you’ll find plenty of places to stay thanks to the great range of Big Bear vacation rentals available.