4WD OR AWD & CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES
While Big Bear roads are maintained, snow can pile up and stick. We recommend driving a 4WD or AWD vehicle for your Big Bear Trip.
Chains or snow tires (with the snowflake icon or M+S) are required when visiting Big Bear. Be sure to practice putting your chains on before you get here so you're prepared.
Pack Your Car With The Winter Essentials
Make sure your car is in good operating condition and keep the following essentials in your vehicle:
-Snow shovel & snow scraper
-Blanket & flashlights
-Drinking water & snacks
Be sure to check road conditions prior to driving to Big Bear to be informed on the latest Road Conditions. Visit https://roads.dot.ca.gov/roadscell.php and enter the Hwy number you plan on driving on.