Saturday, February 28, 2009


Each of our big bear cabins or homes will accommodate a different number of vehicles. In most cases, the number of vehicles allowed at a home is the same as the number of bedrooms the home has. This is not always the case as some homes can not accommodate as many cars as it has bedrooms. If you have a question regarding the number of vehicles allowed at your vacation rental, please call us. If you will have more vehicles than your home allows, you will need to park the additional vehicles at one of the free public parking spots in town.

Friday, February 27, 2009


Monday, February 23, 2009

The Week Ahead

Now is the time to be in Big Bear! Little to no lift lines at the slopes and great deals on lodging make midweek a dream come true.

Check out our specials here!

Current Snow Report
We have excellent conditions and little to no lift lines today. BBMR has wide open groomers covering low, intermediate, and advanced slopes with picturesque lake views from nearly every run. With a variety of interconnecting runs, you can explore the entire mountain without ever returning to the base area! Come see why the locals ride MIDWEEK!

Current Forecast
Low pressure moving inland to our north will drop up subtropical moisture from the southwest for a chance of showers through Monday. Daytime temps will climb into the lower 50s as lows cool into the 30s. The snow level will remain around 10,000 feet with rain amounts remaining at or below a quarter of an inch. Partly cloudy skies will persist through the end of the week with temperatures remaining near seasonable levels.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

After the Storm

We are still digging out from the past week, where more than 3 feet of fresh white snow has fallen on Big Bear Lake. Head up now to take advantage of great skiing conditions and even better deals on lodging!

Current Forecast
Building high pressure the second half of this week will bring a nice break from all the cold and snow. With light easterly winds and an offshore flow, temperatures will gradually climb from the 30s, back into the 40s by Friday, near seasonable levels, while lows generally dip into the teens. Fair through the weekend before more precipitation is forecast to arrive as early as next weekend, so enjoy the break!

Current Snow Report
18 inches of fresh powder this week and sunny skies! Now is the time to hit the slopes and enjoy the best winter in years and years with the most natural snowfall! You can spend all day on the mountain laying down your tracks in amazing powder and packed powder conditions. With all of this natural snow and a deep snow base, we're set up well into spring! But don't wait, or you just might miss out on some of the best turns you'll have this season!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


A series of snowfalls is forecast to begin Friday night and continue through Saturday and Sunday making for great skiing over the President's Weekend. The main body of the storm is expected Sunday night and into next week bringing a possibility of substantial snowfall. This means that we will continue to have great skiing conditions, but mountain travel will be an issue for those who don't plan ahead.

There are three routes into Big Bear, Hwy 330/18 (front way), Hwy 38, and Hwy 18 (back way).

Please continue to check for the latest road information here.

Avoid Hwy 330/18, the front route, all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, early mornings through early evenings. This is the most common way in and out of Big Bear and WILL HAVE HEAVY TRAFFIC DELAYS. Late evenings should be OK to and from Big Bear however we recommed avoiding this road throughout the weekend. All vehicles, including those with four-wheel and All-wheel drives, must always carry chains when traveling to the mountains during winter months. In snowy conditions with chain control and heavy traffic, the desert route, Hwy 18, through Lucerne Valley is generally best as it is the shortest mountain drive. We recommend this route to everybody traveling in and out of Big Bear this weekend. While this road would generally be 30-45 minutes longer than other ways, this weekend YOU WILL SAVE TIME by traveling this route!

Click here for directions to Big Bear Lake via Hwy 18 through Lucerne Valley

Stay in contact with Big Bear Vacations at 909-866-8200 or keep checking this website for the most up-to-date weather and road conditions.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hump Day!

Big Bear Vacations



Big Bear Snow Update

Over 30 inches of fresh snow fell this week and there's more on the way! We've received over 6 feet of snow this season so far, making it prime conditions for skiing, snowboarding, snowman making, sledding, snowshoeing, hot chocolate sipping or horseback riding. Whatever your favorite winter activity is, Big Bear is the place to be! With the long weekend ahead and just a few hours away, right now is the perfect time to visit your So Cal Mountain Getaway!

Visit our Specials page to see our great deals and then Book Online or Call us at 1-800-924-2054.

CALL US AT 1-800-924-2054 to reserve your stay or book online.
When booking a special offer online -
enter the special in the "How did you hear about us" area.

Big Bear Vacations
41693 Big Bear Boulevard
Big Bear Lake, California 92315

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Winter in the Mountains

Current Snow Report:

Snowfall accumulations from yesterday's storm are more than 18 inches and the powder and packed powder conditions are excellent! In addition to all of the natural snow, we have been making snow and snow making looks favorable through the week. Grab your gear and head out for fresh tracks under mostly sunny skies today.

Current Forecast:

Nice weather today and tomorrow, giving a chance to thaw and dig out from our recent storm. It will be cold with highs maybe into the 30s today to up around 40ยบ by tomorrow, while lows cool into the teens & single digits. Wednesday night into early Thursday a weak cold front will brush the area bringing a small chance of light precipitation. By the weekend a new series of storms will begin to affect the area bringing more rain and snow, continuing into next week.

Snow Chains are required on all vehicles except for four wheel drive vehicles with snow tread tires. Four-wheel drive vehicles must carry chains in the vehicle.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Weekend Outlook

The snow has arrived!

It's not to late to take advantage of great winter conditions in the mountain. Call for last minute deals or to plan your Presidents Day weekend.

Current Snow Report:

The first of a series of winter storms settled in last night and brought up to 4 inches of new snow! Our resorts are in excellent shape with a variety of terrain for all level skiers and riders. Intermittent snowfall is expected this morning and if the forecast holds true, the next systems could bring up to a foot of additional snowfall. Now is the time to head up here so you can be sure to get fresh tracks! Although Big Bear has quality snow all season long, it's not often we get powder conditions, so don't get caught in the rush, be first to experience a little pow pow right here your back yard playground.

As of now all roads leading in and out of Big Bear are currently open. Be sure to check the chain restrictions before you head up.

Current Road Conditions

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Think Snow!

With snow in the forecast and great specials on lodging, now is a great time to come up and experience winter at 7,000 feet!

Forecast from

A series of storm systems will begin to affect our area beginning Thursday, with periods of rain and snow as snow levels drop to around 5,000 feet by Friday, where likely over several inches of new snow will fall through the weekend. Daytime highs will cool into the 30s with lows generally into the 20s. By early next week low pressure will give us a break with decreasing clouds and precipitation.

Current Snow Report from Snow Summit

Clear blue skies continue today, as will excellent conditions and little to no lift lines. BBMR has wide open groomers covering low, intermediate, and advanced slopes with picturesque lake views from nearly every run.