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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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2019/20 Opening Day Recaps

Posted On: Dec 02, 2019

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The 2019/20 opening days at Snow Summit (Nov. 28) and Bear Mountain (Nov. 29) was one for the books – literally – with a record-breaking 4 feet of snowfall.

two snow cats covered in snow

The flurry-filled fun started at Snow Summit on Thanksgiving day at 9AM, with the first 100 guests receiving custom donuts courtesy of Dank donuts, and chairs 1 (Miracle Mile and Upper Summit Run), 2 (Lower Summit Run and Summit Connection), and 8 (Bear Bottom Beginner Area) open to the snow-starved masses. Our world-class snowmaking team moved quickly to take advantage of the conditions and were able to open chairs 3 (Ego Trip, Upper Westridge, and Zyzzx), 4 (Bear Bottom Beginner Area), and MC1 at the Summit Adventure Academy throughout the weekend. As an added bonus, the Grizzly Ridge Tube Park opened for the 19/20 winter season on Saturday, Nov. 30.

snow summit base area covered in snow

snow summit staff plowing snow

tables completed covered in snow

rails covered in snow

snow patrol standing in snow with chairlifts 

At Bear Mountain, guest were again treated to custom donuts, with chairs 6, 7, and 9 (Easy Street, Inspiration, Upper Park Run, Expressway, The Gulch, and Lower Park Run) opened on Friday.

first chair at bear mountain for winter skiing/snowboarding

people holding up bear mountain branded donuts

snowboarding in fresh powder

With the season off to a record-setting start, now is the time to purchase a 2019/20 season pass. Buy online before Dec. 23 and save up to $100.