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.
Driving in snowy conditions can be challenging, even for experienced drivers. We urge you to drive slowly, maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, and brake gently to avoid skidding.
Check Gas Levels:
It's crucial to ensure your vehicle has at least half a tank of gas when driving in colder temperatures. Not only does this reduce the risk of running out, but it also prevents gas line freeze-up.
Gear Up with Chains:
While Big Bear roads are maintained, snow can pile up and stick. 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. It’s not just about safety; it's the law.
Weather conditions in mountain areas can change rapidly. Tune into local radio stations or use mobile apps for real-time updates.