Is Big Bear Mountain snowsure?

The snowiest week in Big Bear Mountain is week 4 of December. There are typically 1.1 snowy days during this week with 11cm of snowfall. Check out the Big Bear Mountain Snow History graphs below.Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Big Bear Mountain

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December6cm0.8 days
January8cm0.9 days
February6cm0.9 days
March4cm0.7 days
April2cm0.4 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Big Bear Mountain during May (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of May for Big Bear Mountain is 1 cm. There are typically 0.3 snowy days during this week. Big Bear Mountain typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of May at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2432m, based on historical averages over the last 14 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (3783m) is far above the middle elevation of Big Bear Mountain. A day with snowfall occurs on average every second year during the last week of May and there is a 50% chance that one day will be rainy too. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 2cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Big Bear Mountain during week four of May with average maximum temperature 9.8°C and minimum temperature 8.0°C at the middle elevation. Generally sunny. On average, only one or two days each week are overcast and the rest have at least some sun. Generally light winds (average 14km/h).

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Big Bear Mountain and (2007 – 2022).


Big Bear Mountain

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Big Bear Mountain and (2007 – 2022)


Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days

The most cherished days on the mountain in Big Bear Mountain are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.

Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Big Bear Mountain and (2007 – 2022)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

The snowiest weeks of the year in Big Bear Mountain are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.

Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Big Bear Mountain and (2007 – 2022)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Big Bear Mountain are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.