MLK 2017 Weekend Storm Big Bear Lake

Real Estate

Mother Nature provided what is a perfect winter holiday weekend in Big Bear. With a couple of feet of new snow during a 36-hour period and the possibility of a few lingering snow showers, skiers, snowboarders and anyone who wants to experience the winter wonderland its at their fingertips.

Big Bear Mountain Resorts reported another 6 inches of fresh powder overnight, adding to the 2 feet received Jan 13. The season is shaping up to be a fabulous winter, with more snow on the way later in the week.

Chains were required on all roads leading into the mountains including Highway 18 and 38. Fog is reported on Highway 38 between Onyx Summit and Lake William. R-2 restrictions are in place meaning all vehicles must have chains except those with four-wheel or all-wheel-drive and snow tires on all four wheels.

Jan. 13 began with a power outage across Big Bear Valley. Residents and visitors made the best of the dark, and enjoyed the snow until the power was restored around noon. Snow continued to fall throughout the day setting up the ideal holiday weekend conditions.

A new storm system is in the extended forecast with snow beginning on Thursday, Jan 19.

As always if you're thinking of buying or selling a Big Bear Cabin or know someone who is, give me a call, 909-744-2190 or email at

Hope you had a great MLK Weekend! Don't miss the upcoming forecast below- MORE SNOW ON THE WAY!

Rachael Smith
Re/Max Big Bear