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Winter Preparation

PREPARING FOR YOUR BIG BEAR WINTER ADVENTURE

Big Bear Lake is beautiful covered in fluffy new snow. There can be 6 inches to 6 feet of snow surrounding Cool Cabins Vacation Rentals' cabins, lodges and chalets depending upon the elevation of the area you are staying in. We want to be sure you are prepared to drive and play in the snow when you get here.

BIG BEAR WINTER ADVENTURE CHECKLIST

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 adventure.

Chains or snow tires (with the snowflake icon) are required when visiting the mountain areas. 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