About Big Bear

Here are some interesting facts about Big Bear Lake, CA: 

Elevation: 6,743 Feet 
Lake Length: 7 Miles 
Lake Shoreline: 22 Miles 
Max. Water Depth: 72 Ft 
Busiest Day on the Lake: 4th of July 
Sunny Days per Year: 300 
Average DaytimeTemp in Summer: 72 F / in Winter: 30 F. 
Average Permanent Population: 17,000 
Busy holiday weekends can raise the popluation to over 100,000.

Why Big Bear

Why choose Big Bear? There is no other place to have an amazing mountain adventure during any season of the year. Plus, it is only a short 1 to 3 hour drive from any major Southern California city.

Big Bear boasts a variety of activities and events so everyone is bound to find something they enjoy. In the summer you can enjoy all the fun water sports on our 7 mile long lake. Or, for a more relaxing time, take a tour on the Big Bear Queen or Pirate Ship, or go fishing. Big Bear Lake has several varieties of fish.

How about riding the Snow Summit Sky Chair to the top in the summer? Then, either ride it back down, hike down or ride your bike down it. There is a restaurant at the top, so stay and have a burger at the top of the mountain. Gorgeous views of Big Bear. 

In the winter, our two ski resorts, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, offer the best skiing and snowboarding in Southern California. Don't forget other winter activities, such as sledding, snowman building, snowshoeing, etc. 

Year 'round, Big Bear Lake is full of fun activities for the whole family. Check out Things to Do in Big Bear.



Our Favorite Big Bear (and more) Websites:

Full-time rentals in Big Bear. 

Best sports restaurant in town.


Snow Summit Ski Resort


Bear Mountain Ski Resort


Big Bear Marina