Traveling Winter Mountain Roads to Big Bear Lake California

Both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts expect excellent ski conditions for the season.

The roads to get to Big Bear include Hwy. 38 (through Redlands), Hwy. 18 (through San Bernardino/Crestline), and Hwy. 18 (through Lucerne Valley). Caltrans crews are prepared to keep the roads clear during the snowstorms.

Caltrans' works diligently in order to focus on keeping all state highways safe and maintained for mountain travelers. Additional workers are in place for winter months and the crews work around the clock during storm events to keep the roadways plowed and open to mountain resorts.

Highway 330 through Highland, the most popular route to Big Bear, is now open for travel.

Motorists traveling to Big Bear from Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego via Interstate 10 are advised to take Hwy. 38 (through Redlands).

Motorists traveling from San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles areas via Interstate 210 are advised to take Hwy. 18 to 330 through Highland, should there be a road closer an alternative route would be through San Bernardino/Crestline.

Motorists traveling to Big Bear from low and high deserts, North LA County or Las Vegas are advised to take Hwy. 18 through Lucerne Valley.

No matter what direction you’re traveling from you can be assured that Cal Trans is out and working for you to make sure they clear the path and keep the roads safe. There can be unavoidable delays, for these times we highly recommend traveling with fresh water and a few food items.

Motorists are advised to always carry tire chains in their vehicle when traveling to the mountains during winter months. Prior to departure, take a look at website for Cal Trans updated road conditions, directions to our office and the after hours key pick-up.  


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