San Bernardino County has an amazing collection of famous mountain destinations that feature crystal clear lakes, picturesque hotels, bustling shopping centers, popular ski resorts and so much more.
Big Bear Lake is a unique mountain resort community surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. With over 300 days of sunshine each year and 100 inches of snowfall in the winter, Big Bear is the ultimate destination for nature and adventure lovers all year round.
Pine and oak forests flourish in Big Bear’s alpine environment, which provides a natural habitat for approximately 30 wintering bald eagles and 29 species of rare plants, ten of which are indigenous to the area. With a seven-mile, freshwater lake as its centerpiece, Big Bear offers bounds of recreational opportunities such as fishing, water sports, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, tours, and winter sports. In addition to being home to one of the nation’s only alpine solar observatories, Big Bear also features a public zoo, a nine-hole golf course, seven public campgrounds, great restaurants, entertainment and lots of shopping.
With 26 runs spanning three mountains covering 800 acres with 21,000 vertical feet located only minutes from Ontario and Upland, Mt. Baldy is the largest and steepest ski resort in Southern California.
Lake Arrowhead is an idyllic resort area nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains, neighbored by several other quaint mountain communities like Crestline and Sky Forest. With family-friendly lodging, scenic restaurants, seasonal activities such as snow and water skiing, and hiking, Lake Arrowhead is known as the ‘ Jewel of Southern California’ – perfect all year long and the highlight of any trip to the Southern California mountains.