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First Snowfall of the 19/20 Winter Season

Posted On: Nov 20, 2019

first snow at bbmr fo the 19/20 winter season

Mother Nature Has Arrived

The wait is over – mother nature has arrived and she brought the first snowfall of the 2019/20 winter season. Forecasts are calling for the flakes to keep falling throughout the day and into tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 21) before tapering off on Friday, Nov. 22. With partly cloudy, cool and breezy conditions expected through the weekend, conditions should be prime for snowmaking as we prep for another potential storm system before next week’s Thanksgiving holiday.

chairs covered in snow

chairs covered in snow

As always with weather, things are subject to change, so check back often for regular updates. Stay up-to-date on weather and road conditions, resort news, and upcoming events by signing up for our email newsletter and get ready for Opening Day* by purchasing your tickets at least 72 hours in advance to save 20%. If you haven’t received your 2019/20 season pass yet, don’t worry, you can still enjoy the opening weekend festivities – complimentary single-day lift tickets will be available for 2019/20 passholders at the Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Guest Services offices. 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.

Purchase a 2019/20 season pass online today. Hurry – prices go up Dec. 23.


*Big Bear Mountain Resort has tentatively moved opening day at Snow Summit to Thursday, Nov. 28, with Bear Mountain scheduled to open the following day, Friday, Nov. 29. When the chairs do start spinning Snow Summit will be open daily while Bear Mountain will operate on weekends-only (Friday-Sunday) until mid-December.


First snowfall video recap.


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