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If you're looking for a fun, low-cost way to get out and explore the great outdoors, head to Snow Summit in Big Bear Lake to explore some of the best hiking trails in Southern California, featuring picturesque lake views, snow-covered peaks, and more. Whether you're looking for a relaxing retreat or an all-day adventure, Snow Summit has options for all ages and abilities.

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Weekly Snow Report | Dec. 19, 2018

Posted On: Dec 19, 2018

Forecasts are calling for mostly sunny skies this weekend with temps in the mid-to-upper 50s during the day and upper 20s at night, so bring a light jacket for day riding, and bundle up in the evening for Night Sessions*, Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 25 – Jan. 5. There’s a chance we may see some snow flurries late Monday evening, which could make for our first white Christmas in a while.

This week come enjoy access to 31 trails and 10 lifts (plus 7 moving carpets available for Sports School and the Grizzly Ridge Tube Park).

What's new in the park? Last week we opened up 59+ features across both resorts. This week, our Park Staff has added 4 new features to Amusement Park (beginner boxes, rails, and tubes). They also changed the features on Park Run, leading into the quarter pipe with some new combos for the intermediate and advanced enjoyment.

For full details on open terrain, view our lifts & trail status webpage.


Starting Dec. 21 through Jan. 6, both properties will have special holiday operating hours.

Snow Summit chairlift hours:

Dec. 21: 9AM–6PM
Dec. 22-23: 8:30AM–6PM
Dec. 24: 8:30AM–4PM (Christmas Eve)
Dec. 25-30: 8:30AM–6PM

Bear Mountain chairlift hours:

Monday – Friday: 9AM - 4PM
Saturday – Sunday: 8:30AM - 4PM

Special Hours
Dec. 24: 8:30AM–4PM (Christmas Eve)
Dec. 25-30: 8:30AM–4PM

For full operating schedule, visit our hours of operation webpage.


Extend your day and enjoy the adventure of riding under the stars with Night Sessions at Snow Summit on Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 25 – Jan. 5, from 3PM – 8:30PM. Night Session lift tickets can be purchased separately or added to Full- and Half-Day tickets for an upgrade fee. Daytime operating hours will be extended to 6PM on dates with Night Sessions, with all BBMR and Ikon passholders receiving free access to Night Sessions throughout the season. Purchase night session lift tickets online.


Still need to lock in your 2018/19 season pass and resort benefits? Purchase your season pass online today before prices go up this Saturday, Dec. 22.