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Big Bear Outdoor Activities

Big Bear Lake is an amazing place to be outside. Cool Cabin guests spend summer days relaxing on the lake, fishing for trout, and hiking through old growth forests. In the winter, visitors leave their cabins and head to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit for the best skiing and snowboarding in Southern California. No matter what time of year, outdoor activities in Big Bear will rejuvenate your soul and refresh your mind.

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Skiing in Powder on Big Bear Mountain

Big Bear Mountain Resorts are Southern California's best skiing and snowboarding destinations. Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, located in the San Bernardino Mountains, offer more than 436 developed acres, 26 lifts, and an 1,800 foot vertical drop.

Big Bear Snow Play - Snow Tubing

Big Bear Snow Play, once a ski hill known as Rebel Ridge, sports the longest runs in Southern California. It's serviced by a Magic Carpet uphill lift that eliminates the tiring uphill struggle through snow.

Snowshoeing in Big Bear

Looking for some winter fun? Our snowshoe adventure will surely provide an amazing experience for the whole family, 10 years and older.

Horseback Riding in Big Bear

Head along a wide variety of terrains, on several trails, all with spectacular vistas. These rides are geared to the experience of the rider - available all day.

Mountain View of Big Bear Lake

The forests surrounding Big Bear Lake offer trails for hikers and walkers at all skill levels. For the adventurous, high peaks offer...

Mountain Trail Hiking in Big Bear

Big Bear has so much to offer including wonderful hiking spots...see our detailed list and ask for a trail map at our office!

Big Bear Lake View Discovery Center

The Big Bear Discovery Center is an educational and informational portal to the San Bernardino National Forest, located within the heart of Big Bear Valley.

Bears at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

It’s always intriguing to visit the zoo to see animals up close including grizzly bears, which are the zoo’s most popular residents. Big Bear Alpine Zoo is one of only two zoos in California that offer a grizzly bear exhibit, the other is in Fresno.

Tree Ziplining in Big Bear

Experience the sensation of flying through the air just like a bird. Zip lining tours in Big Bear Lake give you the opportunity to do just that.