Today

31°F
Daily Message

Powder Friday- As of this morning we have 4-6 inches of fresh snow bringing our storm total to 12-16 inches and it is still snowing. Today the NWS calls for an additional 10-14 inches of snow. Come ride 63 Trails serviced by 25 Lifts beginning at 9am this morning and stick around for a Summit night session tonight...

3-Day Forecast

Sat

33° 25°

Sun

35° 22°

Mon

30° 16°
New Snow

10.0"

24 HRS

16.0"

48 HRS

16.0"

72 HRS
Base Depth

30"

BBMR Base

46"

BBMR Peak

Snowmaking

The Most Dependable Snow Conditions In Southern California

Big Bear Mountain Resort has invested more than $12 million in the past few seasons to advance its snowmaking capabilities, which benefits guests by providing more reliable snow conditions as well as enhances the snow quality each and every day of the skiing and snowboarding season. 

This investment increased our snowmaking capacity by 50%. Each resort’s snowmaking system can convert about 5,000 to 6,000 gallons of water per minute into snow. That’s a good sized stream flow and would fill up a back yard pool in just 5 minutes. Normal snowmaking conditions of temperatures in the 20’s allow production in the 2,000 to 3,000 gallon range. With a nearly inexhaustible supply of water from Big Bear Lake, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain can cover 100% of developed runs with a fresh blanket of man-made snow – from three to five feet on many runs. 

This is substantially more than any other Southern California resort, as they rely on extremely limited amounts of well water and are often forced to reduce their snowmaking, thus offering fewer open runs.