Adaptive Ski Program
United States Adaptive Recreation Center Sponsor
Accessible & AdaptiveSkiing & Snowboarding Program
Mail: Big Bear Mountain Resort
PO BOX 77
Big Bear Lake, CA 92135
At Big Bear Mountain Resort, we strive to create unforgettable experiences for every visitor. Our ultimate goal is to provide an inclusive environment where great memories are made...a place where you will find the same opportunity to access the same services in the same place and the same way as other guests in a manner that respects your dignity and independence. However, this goal comes with its own set of challenges; mainly two:
Big Bear Mountain Resort was originally constructed in the 1946 and since then there have been only minor alterations up until 1990. The alterations were constructed per the building codes that were in effect at the time of each remodel, but pre 1990 ADA.
For many months of the year Big Bear Mountain Resort is covered with snow and ice and conditions change on a daily basis, making it difficult to provide and maintain “stable, slip-resistant” surfaces along paths of travel. As an ADA Title III Public Accommodation facility, we continue to remove architectural barriers through the “readily achievable” standard of the ADA. Having recently completed a review of our property through a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are nearly complete in providing accessibility per a prioritized list and to the maximum extent possible.
Security can be contacted and they will personally serve any guest who requests assistance.
For more information, visit USARC.org.
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Lift Operations & Special Lift Line Priority
All guests receive standard lift line priority. If you have a disability that affects your ability to stand in the lift line, please visit Guest Services and speak to a representative for more information.
Approved Recreation Equipment
Big Bear Mountain Resort operates under a Special Use Permit issued by United States Forest Service. The Special Use Permit prohibits the use of motorized vehicles, including OPDMDs, by members of the public on-slope or within the permit area. This decision is based on actual safety risks and other assessment factors and is not intended to be discriminatory in any way.
These spots are free and are available first come, first serve.
During the winter season, the use of service animals on ski lifts and ski terrain is prohibited because it directly conflicts with Snow Summit and Bear Mountain’s safety requirements and impedes the reasonably safe operation of on-slope activities. These safety concerns include the real potential for conflicts between service animals and skiers or riders; compounded further by the large volume of slope and trail use. These safety requirements are based on actual risks and are not intended to be discriminatory in any way. If you require a service animal that is restricted from an area or activity, please inquire with Guest Services to see if an alternative arrangement can be made.
Note: Other animals, whether wild or domestic, do not qualify as service animals.