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Snow Summit 18/19 Opening Day Recap

Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

The 2018/19 winter season kicked off at Snow Summit on Friday, Nov. 16, with base depths of 16”-24" and chairs 1 and 8 giving skiers and riders the opportunity to take their first turns of the season on Miracle Mile and the Bear Bottom Beginner Area.

2018/19 first chair, guy running through banner

Speaking of beginner areas, did you know Big Bear Mountain Resort has the largest learning areas in Southern California? If you’re looking to take your snow skills to the next level – or have kids that want to learn to ski or ride – sign up for a group or private lesson with one of our industry-renowned instructors. Reserve your next private or group lesson online today.

two kids taking a lesson on the snow

In the base area, DJ SlipMatt welcomed guests with a live set before giving way to a performance by Alec Johnson  in the afternoon and Big Bear Sports gave away limited edition Opening Day t-shirts for all retail purchase of $75 or more, or individually for $25.

Snow Summit Opening Day shirt on the snow

The fun continues this week at Bear Mountain, which is 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 can use their pass at Snow Summit until Dec. 7. 2018/19 season passes are on sale now through Dec. 22, so get yours today and ski or ride all winter for one, low price.

Lift tickets for Opening Day at Bear Mountain will be $79 for adults (18-64), $65 for teens (13-17) and seniors (65-79). Kids 4 and under and seniors 80+ ride all season for free. Like last week, Big Bear Sports will be giving away Bear Mountain Opening Day t-shirts with purchases of $75 or more, or individually for $25 while supplies last.

Until then, get hyped on this recap video of Snow Summit's Opening Day.



You can also share your BBMR moments by using #BearMountain, #BearBuilt, #SnowSummit, or #SummitStyle throughout the season to be featured in our photo gallery. Check out the recap of pics from Snow Summit’s Opening Day.