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18/19 Snow Summit Opening Day is November 16

Posted On: Nov 13, 2018

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The wait is over. Grab your gear – and some friends – the 2018/19 winter season officially kicks off at BBMR on Friday, Nov. 16. The lifts start spinning daily at Snow Summit starting at 9AM this Friday, with chairs 1 (Miracle Mile) and 8 (Bear Bottom Beginner Area). Bear Mountain expected to open for weekend-only operations (Friday – Sunday) starting Nov. 23 (Black Friday), with daily operations beginning Dec. 7. In the meantime, all Bear Mountain Anytime passholders will be able to ski/ride at Snow Summit until Dec. 7.

If you haven’t received your 18/19 season pass yet, don’t worry, you can still enjoy the opening weekend festivities – complimentary single-day lift tickets will be available for 18/19 passholders at the Guest Services office. If your pass was not shipped to you, it was most likely because your passholder profile on was not completed and a photo and/or a Release of Liability form are still needed. Learn more.

Purchase a 18/19 season pass online today. Hurry – prices go up Dec. 22.

Opening Day Specials
To celebrate the start of the season, full-day lift tickets for Opening Day are only $49 for adults (18-64), $40 for teens (13-17) and seniors (65-79), and $20 for kids (5-12). Guests 4 and under or 80 and up ski/ride for FREE all season.

Guests can also score a FREE limited edition Opening Day t-shirt at Big Bear Sports with any retail purchase of $75 or more, or purchase one for $25, while supplies last.

Friday, Nov. 16
(Snow Summit Opening Day)
9AM – 4PM (Ticket windows open at 8AM)
Saturday, Nov. 17 – Sunday, Nov. 18 8:30AM – 4PM (Ticket windows open at 7:30AM)
Monday, Nov. 18 – Thursday, Nov. 22 9AM – 4PM (Ticket windows open at 8AM)
Friday, Nov. 23
(Bear Mountain Opening Day)
8:30AM – 4PM (Ticket windows open at 7:30AM)
Saturday, Nov 24 – Sunday, Nov. 25
(Thanksgiving Weekend/Holiday)
8:30AM – 4PM(Ticket windows open at 7:30AM)

View full the hours of operations.

Base Area Services & Facilities

The following base area services and facilities will be open at Snow Summit this weekend 30 minutes prior to lifts opening.

Ironwood Coffee
Oakfire Grill
Hawks ‘52
Big Bear Sports
Summit Rentals
Summit Lockers

For more information on weather and road conditions, resort news, and upcoming events by sign up for our email newsletter and remember to purchase your tickets at least 72 hours in advance to save 20%.

Winter 2018/19 is finally here. Here’s to a great season.

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