5 Family Friendly Winter Activities in Big Bear CA

Skiing Big Bear Mountain CA

Skiing and Snowboarding at Big Bear Mountain Resorts
Snow Summit and Bear Mountain offer equipment rentals and lessons for skiers and snowboarders who are 4 years or older. Complete packages include lesson, lift ticket and rental, or choose from a variety of half or full day lessons in either private or group settings. Both resorts offer plenty of beginner terrain, with Bear Mountain having the largest learning area in the region, including a separate children’s area.



Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
The Alpine Slide is Southern California’s only authentic bobsled experience. After a scenic chairlift ride, hop on your individually-controlled sled and head down one of their two quarter-mile tracks. Each sled has Teflon runners, ball-bearing wheels and handle brakes. Children who are 2 to 6 years of age and under 48” ride free with an adult (18 years or older).



Big Bear Snow Play
This all-ages tubing paradise (formerly the Rebel Ridge Ski Hill) features the longest runs in Southern California. They have a great base, thanks to both natural and man-made snow, and their handy Magic Carpet lifts allow you to slide all day long. To warm up after a long day on the hill, you can purchase hot chocolate, coffee and snacks in their 1,980 sq ft heated lodge.



Big Bear Off-Road Adventures
Take full advantage of Big Bear’s beautiful winter with an off-road adventure. You can travel the original wagon and truck roads, visit historic sites, admire the stunning back country scenery and learn about flora, fauna and geology from local experts. Tours range from meandering 1.5 hour outings to steep and thrilling 5 hour adventures, making it the perfect outing for the whole family.



Zip Lining
Action Zipline doesn’t let winter stand in the way of its exciting treetop adventures—they run year round, except in lightning or heavy snow. On their 9 different ziplines, riders will experience speeds of up to 40 mph. The three hour tour includes a two mile safari jeep ride, a scenic hike (including a suspension bridge), 9 different ziplines and all the necessary equipment and safety instruction. Riders must be 8 years or older and weigh at least 75 lbs.


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