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Big Bear Lake Weather in December

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With an average snowfall of 12.3 inches, it is usually mid December when the ski and snowboard season starts in Big Bear Lake. Temperature highs reach 47°F and lows drop to 21°F. There is daylight for 10 hours- so plenty of time to get on the slopes! Surprisingly, the lake remains at an average water temperature of 59°F, even now.

You won’t be alone in enjoying the winter scenery as December is the busiest time in Big Bear Lake- just make sure to book your spot well in advance. But even if you aren’t into skiing or snowboarding, Big Bear Lake has some winter activities on offer for everyone- you could try some Snowshoeing or Ziplining for example. Don’t miss one of the Santa Sightings for Christmas and also book your special celebratory dinner in advance. A must see is the torchlight parade on New Year’s Eve!

High and Low Temperature in December °F

Water Temperature in December °F

Current Weather Big Bear Lake

62°F clear sky
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Big Bear Lake

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

47° 48° 52° 58° 67° 76° 81° 80° 74° 65° 55° 47°

Low °F

21° 22° 25° 29° 35° 42° 49° 48° 42° 33° 26° 21°

Sun

10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 14h 14h 13h 12h 12h 11h 10h

Snow (inch)

17 18 15 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 12

Water °F

57° 57° 57° 57° 59° 61° 63° 64° 64° 63° 61° 59°

Big Bear Lake Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Big Bear Lake

Well, the time of year that suits you to visit very much depends on what you are looking to do in Big Bear Lake. If you are looking to ski or snowboard, the season usually opens in mid December and finishes at the end of March or beginning of April depending on the snow conditions. For any types of watersports, the water will be just about warm enough in the lows 60s F (it’s a mountain lake after all!) from June until October. The shoulder seasons will be the least busy with mostly good weather to enjoy the great outdoors whilst hiking or cycling for example.

Things to know about Big Bear Lake

Unbelievable nature, peace and quiet awaits you just a 2 hour drive away from Los Angeles in the family-friendly Big Bear Lake. Big Bear Lake is actually a small and endearing place with lots of charm, sunny skies and beautiful mountain scenery. You will feel cosy in the small town which invites you to enjoy breaks in small coffee shops and local restaurants and shops. All sorts of activities are offered at any time of the year- skiing being top of the list! The San Bernardino National Forest surrounds Big Bear Lake and has beautiful trails for hiking and cycling.

Big Bear Lake House
Big Bear Lake Snowboarding

Top things to do in Big Bear Lake:
Big Bear Sunset Winding River
Big Bear Trail Woods

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