Must-Do Activities In Big Bear For Your Family Reunion

Bobby Dyer

Rock Climbing Big Bear Lakes Holcomb Valley
Rock Climbing nearby Big Bear Lake in Holcomb Valley

Big Bear is southern California’s only year round resort town and offers endless things to do for its visitors. Because of the climate, great lodging options and terrain, activities in Big Bear and the town itself has become an extremely popular destination for hosting family reunions.

During your vacation on the mountain with family and friends, these are some of our top recommendations for best things to do in the city of Big Bear Lake:

Mountain Biking At Snow Summit Mountain

Snow Summit Mountain Biking
Snow Summit Mountain Biking

Endless trails explore you the the San Bernardino Mountains with stunning views looking down over Big Bear Lake. Let the Snow Summit chair-lift brings you right to the top of the mountain and enjoy some of the towns best BBQ then strap on your helmet and hit the trails down the mountain!

Boating On Big Bear Lake

Boating On Big Bear Lake
Boating On Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is a pristine mountain lake offering miles of shoreline for boaters to relax and take in the stunning views. Anchor up in Boulder Bay or by the Dam for a few hours and float with a cold drink in your hand as the sunshine passes along the mountains. Other options for exploring the lake include: kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, jet skis and fishing boats.

Hiking Big Bear Trails

Hiking Big Bear Lake Trails
Hiking Big Bear Lake Trails

Hundreds of trails surround the city of Big Bear Lake with the majority of them offering panoramic views looking backdown on the lake. Explore the backcountry through untouched valleys just beyond Big Bear and find yourself stumbling upon amazing wildlife and hidden high country streams and lakes.

Skiing or Snowboarding Bear Mountain and Snow Summit

Snowboarding Big Bear Mountain
Snowboarding Big Bear Mountain

With Mammoth Mountain Resort Company recently purchasing Bear Mountain and Snow Summit in addition to an El Nino climate forecast on the upcoming snow season, this could be the winter we hope for up on the mountain. If it is your first time on the mountain, take advantage of great deals on prices and tons of options for first timer lessons.

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