• PENI gang member arrested in Big Bear August 20, 2019
    Following a routine compliance check, Big Bear deputies arrested member of the PENI gang in Sugarloaf. PENI is Public Enemy No. 1, a street gang that originated in Long Beach.
  • Planners consider hotel renovation project August 19, 2019
    The owners of Marina Resort have big plans. They are asking the Big Bear Lake Planning Commission to give a thumbs up to the renovation plans for the lakefront hotel.
  • Quick response to control Bluff Fire August 18, 2019
    You could smell the smoke in Boulder Bay before you could see it. The Bluff Fire was reported at approximately 12:15 p.m. Aug. 18 and firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, CalFire and Big Bear Fire…
  • Smoke reported near Bluff Lake south of Big Bear Lake August 18, 2019
    Firefighters are responding to a report of smoke near Bluff Lake above Castle Rock Trail south of Big Bear Lake Sunday, Aug. 18. Units from CalFire and the U.S. Forest Service and Big Bear Fire Authority are responding to the…
  • Bear Valley Electric does its part in wildfire prevention August 16, 2019
    Wildfire season is here. While this year's season thus far has been somewhat mild in comparison to recent years, fire officials are reminding the public to be aware and prepared.
  • Bob Cisneros speaks in Sugarlof August 16, 2019
    The Sugarloaf Property Owners Association meeting on Aug. 24 features the Big Bear Alpine Zoo curator as the guest speaker.
  • Invasive goldspotted oak borer found in Big Bear August 16, 2019
    CalFire and the U.S. Forest Service have a message for Big Bear. Don’t purchase firewood or transport it from other areas into Big Bear. The wood can carry an invasive species that attacks oak trees.
  • Parking restrictions in place in Big Bear Lake August 15, 2019
    Paving project within the city of Big Bear Lake began in mid July and will continue until October.

Snow Report

A snow report for areas in the Big Bear Mtn region is offered by a few different sources. Not to worry, though, if you’re visiting and notice the reports show little snow; each resort also manufactures snow to fill in when needed. This region, however, gets lots!

A local weather and snow report updated several times daily:
http://bigbearweather.com/

A 6-day forecast as well as slope details:
http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Big-Bear-Mountain

An hourly, daily, or weekly weather update:
http://www.weather.com

National weather 7-day forecast:
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=CAZ055

Note that in late fall, winter, and early spring, drivers should come prepared with chains for tires, even if arriving before the first snow of the year (or after the last one seems to have passed). Snow can come on very quickly and leave drivers without chains stranded. Avoid this hazard by bringing chains when you travel during these seasons.