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Winter Activities in Lake Arrowhead

Winter Activities in Lake Arrowhead

For many Californians, winter is just one of the four seasons that look and feel the same as the others. However, nestled high above the clouds with an elevation over five thousand feet, winters in Lake Arrowhead are like no other season. With all kinds of fun winter activities such as skiing, ice skating, snowboarding, tubing, shopping and more, Lake Arrowhead is the perfect place for the whole family to spend winter holidays at. Lake Arrowhead is a scenic mountain community located in the San Bernardino Mountains in San Bernardino County, California.

Top Winter Activities in Lake Arrowhead

When winter comes, Lake Arrowhead transforms into a winter wonderland full of fun winter activities. If you are an adrenaline junky, be sure to check out Snow Valley, a premier slope for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Snow Valley offers many trails and challenging terrain parks. You can also find other winter activities here such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snow tubing. Spend a day or two with the family at SkyPark at Santa’s Village, which is home to the mountain’s only ice skating rink, Silver Bells Arena, and plenty of family-oriented activities. Whether you are with a group of young adults looking for winter fun, or a family looking to spend some quality time in the winter wonderland, Lake Arrowhead has all kinds of activities for you and your loved ones to enjoy. 

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Visit Santa’s Village

During the holiday season, not only is Lake Arrowhead covered in snow, the resort and the town is filled with Christmas vibes and decorations. Even Santa Claus will feel at home here. SkyPark, an adventure park that hosts the annual Santa’s Village, is a 220-acre park. This was the first ever franchised amusement park (established even before the first Disneyland opened). During the non-winter months, SkyPark hosts a variety of nature activities such as mountain biking, hiking, fishing, archery, zip lining, climbing, and much more.

During the holiday season, SkyPark transforms into a Winter Wonderland of fun for the whole family. You can join Santa for a whole hearted breakfast party and join Mrs. Claus for a special tea party. There are also plenty of exciting entertainment such as puppet shows, tree lightings, and interactive storytelling throughout the park with the Northwoods characters. You can also make cookies, or craft gingerbread houses with Santa’s Elves holding special crafting workshops. Take a ride on the Northwoods Express Train Ride and learn more about the village and the Land of Sweets. It’s just as enjoyable for kids and adults alike. There are also multiple shops and restaurants to keep the whole family busy!

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus
Stop by Santa’s Village

Skiing and snowboarding are the staple activities of the winter season. Southern California may not be known for its slopes, but you can sure find a lot of shredders here! Whether you’re a skier or a snowboarder, there are trails and slopes that can satisfy all your adrenaline needs here. With more than 10 lifts and a fully featured terrain park, this is the place to be. Enjoy Southern California’s winters in Lake Arrowhead. 

You can find plenty of lodging and dining options here, so you can focus on the winter sports while the resort keeps you comfortable! If you are into snowshoeing or cross country skiing, you should cross the street from Snow Valley to Rim Nordic Ski Area. Here, they offer groomed trail systems that allows classic skiing as well as skating lanes. Whether you just want to take it at your own pace, or just simply admire the winter wonderland while on snow shoes, Rim Nordic is a fantastic place to go that offers a different view from Snow Valley. If you are a beginner in winter sports, there is no need to worry. Our slopes are beginner friendly here at Lake Arrowhead. Not to mention, there are also many instructors available at the ski areas ready to offer lessons on the spot. 

Sledding in Lake Arrowhead
Sledding in Lake Arrowhead

What are you waiting for? The recent storms in Southern California have brought a good amount of snow upon Lake Arrowhead. There’s no better time to come experience the Winter Wonderland and all of its amazing activities. Grab your ski equipment, sleds and tubes. It’s time to hit the slopes with the people you love! Don’t have the right gear for the activities? No problem – there are many rental shops you can find in Lake Arrowhead. All of which will provide you with all you need for the winter fun. Come join us in Lake Arrowhead for an unforgettable winter experience. 


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