Winter chill made its way to the Big Bear
Valley today and the primary storm season will be upon us before we know it.
Don’t delay. Be prepared for the winter season. The City of Big Bear Lake is
dedicated to helping residents. Snow poles are available for purchase at the
Civic Center at a cost of $27.00 per pair or $13.50 per pole (including tax).
Civic Center is located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd. and is open to the public
Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Snow poles are only available to City
addition to snow removal on streets, the City provides berm reduction services
to Big Bear Lake residents. When the City declares snow conditions, please keep
the following in mind:
Always park vehicles OFF the
road or street right-of-way
snow in driveways to the right side (as you face the road)
roads clear of all snow tools & devices used for shoveling
Place garbage cans behind property line & berm when
setting out for pick-up
Mark your driveway entrance with specially marked snow poles
Snow poles help snowplow
operators identify a driveway entrance when performing berm reduction services
Keep small children inside
when snow equipment is in your neighborhood
Mark fences with 6’ x 2” x 2”
stakes, painted red at the top
Whenever possible, wait to
clear driveways until snowplow has passed
Do not let children build
igloos or caves in the snow banks near streets
the City’s Snow Removal Hotline at 909-752-2830
for general information on snow removal, berm reduction and current snow
conditions. The hotline is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
one-third of the City’s snow removal costs this season will go towards berm
reduction. Berms are reduced only after all streets are cleared and passable.
Berm reduction varies based on weather conditions, amount of snowfall and the
number of snowplowing vehicles in operation.
severe weather conditions with snow levels of 16” +, services may not be
provided until 24 to 72 hours after snow begins to fall. Snow removal and berm
reduction information can also be found on the City’s website,
The City of Big Bear Lake is a four-season resort located in the heart
San Bernardino National Forest, approximately 30 miles northeast of
San Bernardino. The City serves a population of 5,400 residents and covers a
6.95 square mile area on the west end of Big Bear Lake’s south shore.
Recreation is offered year-round, including skiing, boating, fishing, camping,
hiking, golf and fine dining.