Snowmobiler rides on high elevation snow-covered peaks

Snowmobilers must ride on designated routes - no open travel is permitted.  Snowmobiles must have current green/red sticker registration from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.  They also must be equipped with a functioning and United States Forest Service approved Spark Arrester.  Haul vehicles and trailers must not block gates or roadways.  Call ahead to the Big Bear Discovery Center to check on snow conditions before you go. 

  • Be "Avalanche Aware" – Learn the basics at the Forest Service Avalanche Center.

    Snowmobile use is permitted in these locations:

Snowmobiling Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities