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Nestled in the heart of the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Mountain Resort is a short, scenic drive from most Southern California locations. Explore this page to learn how to get here safely, where to park, and more at Snow Valley, Snow Summit, and Bear Mountain.

Big Bear Mountain Resort does not manage or own the roads to Big Bear Lake, CA. For up-to-date information or question, please contact CalTrans at CHP and CalTrans do not allow vehicles over 40’ in length on some roads and state highways. Learn more about bus restrictions.

When heading up and down from Running Springs or Big Bear Lake, stay on primary roads/highways and follow all directional signage and staff instructions when you arrive as traffic/parking routes may differ from your GPS system.
Snow Valley

35100 CA-18
Running Springs, CA 92382

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Location serves: Ski & Snowboarding, snow play area, Coyote Creek Tube Park, lift-served Bike Park, hiking, Scenic Sky Chair
Snow Summit

880 Summit Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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Location serves: Ski & Snowboarding, lift-served Bike Park, Basecamp Activities, Grizzly Ridge Tube Park, hiking, Scenic Sky Chair
Bear Mountain

43101 Goldmine Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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Location serves: Ski & Snowboarding, Bear Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range (across the parking lot)
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Multiple Ways To & From

There are multiple ways to get up to Big Bear Mountain Resort. Choose your route according to your starting location, weather, and road conditions.
Hwy 330 Direction Map through Hwy 18 Running Springs
Hwy 330 to Hwy 18 RS
Shortest Distance

The shortest and quickest way for visitors coming from Los Angeles, Orange County, and other points west is Hwy 330 / Hwy 18 through Running Springs. Please note that this route can become very congested on the weekends during peak season.
Hwy 18 Direction Map through Running Springs
Hwy 18 RS
Alternative Route Avoiding Hwy 330

This is a great alternative route for visitors coming from the West. Hwy 18 through Running Springs bypasses Hwy 330 and connects straight through to Big Bear Lake and vice versa.
Hwy 38 Direction Map through the back way in Redlands
Hwy 38
Scenic Route, Less Switchbacks

Though the drive on this route takes a bit longer (approx 20 minutes), it is typically less congested than Hwy 330 / Hwy 18. This route will take you the back way through Redlands.
Hwy 18 Direction Map through Lucerne Valley
Hwy 18 LV
Travel Through Lucerne Valley

Hwy 18 is the quickest way to/from Barstow, Las Vegas, and other high desert locations. This route has the least amount of mountain driving.
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