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Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Mountain Resort is a year-round destination for high energy outdoor experiences. Revered for its skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and home to Southern California's only lift-served hiking and mountain biking during the summer months.

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Snowmaking is Underway at BBMR

Posted On: Nov 21, 2019

snow covered snow summit on nov 21
All photos in this blog were taken on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019.


Big Bear Mountain Resort (BBMR) is renowned for having the best snow and most dependable snow conditions in Southern California thanks to our extensive snowmaking capabilities, which benefit guests by providing more reliable skiing/riding conditions as well as enhancing the snow throughout the season. Learn more about how snowmaking works at BBMR. 

snow gun making snow

The first snowfall of the 19/20 winter season delivered 6" of snow on Wednesday, Nov. 21. 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.

At Snow Summit, snowmaking is progressing near chairs 1 (Miracle Mile) and 8 (Bear Bottom Learning Area), with expanded coverage to chairs 2 (Ego Trip) and 3 scheduled for next week. At Bear Mountain, the flakes are flying near chairs 7 and 9. Check out the 2019/20 winter trail maps.

snow summit features in snow

chairlifts with a snowy background

snow gun making snow

yellow trees and snowy mountain in the background

snow covered trees with a snowy lake in the background

As always with weather, things are subject to change, so check back often for regular updates. Stay up-to-date on weather and road conditionsresort news, and upcoming events by signing up for our email newsletter and get ready for Opening Day* by purchasing 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 for 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 Dec. 20.