Get ready for the ultimate guide to Big Bear in January. The holiday season is here and the temperatures are below freezing in the mountains!
As the temperatures drop, the town of Big Bear comes alive with the spirit of winter, offering snowy delights and cozy retreats for those looking to embrace the season’s chill. January in Big Bear isn’t just about snow; it’s a snowball of experiences that cater to all preferences.
Picture yourself gliding down powdery slopes on skis or snowboards, reveling in the thrill of winter sports that make this alpine haven famous. For those seeking a more leisurely pace, Big Bear in January offers charming villages to explore, and snow-dusted streets to discover. And when the sun sets, Big Bear’s starry skies set the stage for cozy evenings by the fireplace, hot cocoa in hand, creating a quintessential winter getaway.
It’s time for you to get up to the mountains and play in the snow! Here’s our guide to the best things to do in Big Bear in January.
TOP EVENTS HAPPENING IN BIG BEAR IN JANUARY
OPEN NOVEMBER TO APRIL
BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT & SNOW SUMMIT RESORT
A one-day lift ticket will give you access to both Bear Mountain (for advanced slopes) and Snow Summit (for beginner slopes) properties. With over 400 acres of rideable terrain and tons of areas for beginners to practice and get their bearings, now is the time to get out there and learn to ski or snowboard. For the classic mountain winter experience, check out these award-winning terrain parks.
OPEN DECEMBER TO MARCH
This is sledding on steroids. Race down the slopes in an inner tube, ride the Magic Carpet moving walkway back to the top, and keep going! On Friday, Saturday, and holiday nights there is even a glow tubing event that incorporates neon lights turning into flashing colors as you speed down the slopes. This is fun for all ages and a great way to get your exercise laughing in the snow.
OPEN ALL WINTER
ACTION TOURS CALIFORNIA
There is no better way to explore the forests and find new trails than to stomp through the mountains on foot. Rent a pair of snowshoes down in the village and set your own course through the winter woods. Experience the silence and magic of forests in the wintertime. It will be transportingly serene to find your own way.
OPEN ALL WINTER
If you are looking for the ultimate workout happening in Big Bear in January, then you should try cross country skiing. There a miles of forest service roads that surround Big Bear and offer the perfect terrain for cross country skiing.
OPEN YEAR ROUND
ACTION TOURS CALIFORNIA
Sail through the air and take in the Big Bear Mountains from above. This is a scenic way to learn about the specific nature of Big Bear National Forest while enjoying the thrill of flying on 9 different choice zip lines. Get a new kind of high with this high altitude fun!
This little village in the heart of Big Bear Mountain places you in a winter wonderland during this time of the year. It is the perfect place to enjoy the holidays by window shopping, grabbing a delicious meal or simply enjoying the twinkling Christmas lights trimming the trees in the sparkling snow. After all the activities playing hard in the snow requires you to rest and relax well too.
WEEKLY LOCAL EVENTS IN BIG BEAR:
WEDNESDAYS: WYATT’S COUNTRY WEDNESDAYS
EVERYDAY – VIRTUAL YOGA CLASSES FROM MOUNTAIN YOGA CENTER
Big Bear is Southern California’s ultimate four seasons mountain town. Plan on having a fantastic time with whichever experiences you embark on and enjoy your time in the mountains.
Check out upcoming Big Bear events for your next adventure.
For Big Bear’s live music scene, check out The Cave for the best venue and upcoming shows.
If you have any questions about other events happening in Big Bear, please contact our receptionist at the Big Bear Retreat Center and Hostel.