We are in Southern California now and have a day to kill (in the 1st week of Dec). What we want is to experience snow before we return to warmer climates. One option we have is Big Bear (which is just 2 hours drive). My question is, is it possible to just drive up to Big Bear and experience snow there so that we will be able to get back to LA and attend a business meeting next morning. Or are there any other better alternatives to see some snow? What clothing should we take if we are planning to spend only 3-4 hours there.
P.S: When we say experience snow, what we mean is we have never seen snow in our lives and would like to make most of the time we have here. Skiing and snowboarding can wait.