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  • Let's Get You to Big Bear... Safely! 

    The Big Bear Community wants our residents and visitors to travel safely to and from Big Bear during the winter season.  Vehicles traveling on Bear Mountain MUST carry tire chains.  Depending on road conditions, driving restrictions may be in place. (What is R1- R4?)  Always, always allow at least  extra hours during inclement weather on the mountain for travel. Be patient, go slow and do not tailgate!
    Know before you go! It is your responsibility to know and prepare for all road conditions and restrictions in advance.  And, please... be courteous to California Highway Patrol and CalTrans workers - they are there to keep you and everyone else on the road SAFE!  Before you leave home, know the road conditions and weather! 
    Visit the following commuter websites for current road conditions, weather and driving restrictions:
    Commuter Alerts - Highway 18, Highway 38 and Highway 330:
    Current Traffic Conditions:
    Current Weather:
    CalTrans Repairs and Maintenance:
    Mountain Transit Buses & Trolley Information:
    Emergencies - Dial 911
    Sheriff (non-emergencies) 909-866-0100
    Fire Department  (non-emergencies) 909-866-7566
    24-Hour Snow Removal Hotline - 909-752-2830

    Mardi Gras in Big Bear

    Ticket sales open online soon to attend the Chambers' Mardi Gras event on Saturday, March 10, featuring the bluesy piano legend, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne and his band, the flavors of New Orleans' and a special tribute to our devoted firefighters and the Big Bear Fire Department.  Watch for an announcement about ticket sales!

    Donate to Fireworks on the Lake

    The Chamber is raising funds, once again this year, to produce our spectacular Fireworks on the Lake on July 4.  Billed as one of the top ten Fireworks shows in southern California, hundreds of thousands visit Big Bear for the weekend, providing a big boost to the local economy.  This year, we must raise $70K to produce the quality show that our residents and visitors expect.  Watch for details on how to donate, and please, give generously!   

    Thank You Focus Groups

    Thank you to all the non-profit organization leaders, business owners, employees and community residents who participated in the Chambers' 16 Focus Group discussions held in January! Focus group attendees shared their ideas, vision and were held to help our new Executive Director set priorities.