Summer & Winter Weather
One of the great things about Big Bear is that it has more than 300 sunny days a year!
Located at an altitude of more than 7000 feet, it’s the closest destination in Southern California to really experience all four seasons!
What is the weather like in Big Bear?
The annual average temperature is generally cool. During the summer the temperature fluctuates between 70 degrees Fahrenheit with peaks around 90 degrees. During the winter the temperature drops to 20 degrees Fahrenheit overnight and in the morning and might average around 40 degrees during the day.
If you can't stand the cold and you like hot climates with a bit of humidity, the best season to travel to Big Bear will be between May and August. You can enjoy the perfect sun shining on the lake and a great day of fishing or hiking.
If you prefer cold climates and can endure low temperatures below freezing, the ideal time for your visit is winter. The best month is January when it is officially winter and the cold snaps through the San Bernardino National Forest giving us beautiful snowfall that will cover all the trees in white.