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Technically, we should never complain about our warm L.A. weather (we're looking at you, polar vortex), but we are allowed to crave a bit of a winter, right? If you're ready to trade the beach for ski slopes, log cabins, and fresh mountain air, Big Bear is the place.
Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear is only about a two-hour drive east of L.A., making it perfect for a day trip or easy weekend getaway. To help you make the most of your vacation, we've rounded up 14 can't-miss restos, shops, and activities. From a skier and snowboarder's paradise to a tranquil lakeside retreat, check out all the spots that made our list. Time to grab that furry vest!
Photo: Courtesy of Big Bear Mountain Resorts.