Always carry chains, bring plenty of water, food, warm clothing, even blankets, and check with Caltrans or the CHP for any road restrictions/closures.

We always advise folks that whenever the roads are icy, wet or snowy, or a busy weekend/holiday that they simply drive through the high desert. (Check with Caltrans or the CHP 1st) - Take 1-15 north to Victorville, exit Bear Valley road, go right. Travel approx 15-20 miles to Lucerne, follow the signs to Big Bear. From the bottom to the top is only 12-14 miles, less snow, less cars, much safer/quicker more often than not. Be safe and be prepared.

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