The City's Berm Reduction Program is part of the City's annual winter maintenance program. The City of Big Bear Lake offers berm reduction services for residents only. Commercial businesses and private home rentals are required to provide their own service.

The program sets out to reduce the berm caused by the snowplows- it is NOT a berm elimination program.

To participate in the program, homeowners can purchase orange snow poles and place one on either side of their driveway approach. You can purchase a set of two (2) poles at City Hall, or you can purchase them from any retailer. If you plan on purchasing at City Hall, please note that snow poles can only be sold to residents, no businesses or properties on the private rental program may purchase snow poles because they are exempt from the program. 

For further information about the program please contact the Engineering Division at .

Installation suggestions and the snow removal guide may be found here:



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Main Office:
Phone: (909) 866-5831 x 149
Fax: (909) 866-7511

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Physical Address
39707 Big Bear Boulevard
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Mailing Address
City of Big Bear Lake
PO Box 10000
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315