The 2016-2017 winter months have brought the Big Bear community a record amount of precipitation which has been a welcome change to the drought Southern California has experienced in recent years. While all of the snowfall has been long overdue, residents and visitors are certainly ready to put away their heavy winter coats, put on a lightweight sweater and enjoy some sunshine filled days. As luck would have it, this weekend we are anticipating sunny days with temperatures in the 50s, creating the perfect environment for enjoying a wonderful stroll along the Alpine Pedal Path, or Village sidewalks, a sunny trip down one of the designated snow play hills, a patio lunch at one of the many restaurants open for lunch or spring snowboarding and ski conditions at the Resorts. In addition to the warm spring-like conditions, we will be springing forward early Sunday morning to welcome in the new season and longer days.
Even with the warmer conditions individuals are still reminded to always carry chains and be advised parking is still prohibited on city streets. Also, as we look forward to another weekend, City staff will continue to work diligently to address the concerns that sprung from the heavy snowfall we experienced in January and February, prepare for high number of visitors, and will also continue to partner with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Caltrans and the U.S. Forest Service.
It is our supreme goal to provide the best service we can to our residents and we encourage you to contact us with any additional questions or concerns you may have. Additionally, please reference the list below of contacts to help guide you when help is needed:
- Emergency Situations – call 911
- Current Road Conditions; Questions regarding highways 330/18/38 and Big Bear Boulevard - Caltrans District 8 (909) 383-4631
- Issues regarding Code Enforcement (Private Home Rentals, Land Use, Property
- Maintenance, etc.) – call the 24-Hour Code Hotline (909) 866-2633
- Non-emergency situations related to Safety and/or Fire –
- Power & Utility Issues –