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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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19/20 Season off to Record-Setting Start

Posted On: Dec 03, 2019

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Big Bear Mountain Resort (BBMR) kicked off the 2019/20 ski and snowboard season with 54” of natural snowfall, making it the snowiest November in resort history. The new November mark eclipses the previous record of 38” set in 1964 and is roughly half of BBMR’s average winter snowfall of 100-110”.

The first snowfall of the season arrived Nov. 20, with 4-6” of freshies at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, followed by a week of prime snowmaking conditions at both mountains. The flakes really started flying on Thanksgiving day, with a 2-day record 48” of snowfall Nov. 28-29 before giving way to clear skies and bluebird conditions for the weekend.

As we head into December, there’s more snow in the forecast, so remember to carry tire chains and always check snow and road conditions before heading to the mountains.

two snow cats covered in snow

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

snowboarding in fresh powder

If you weren’t able to make it for opening weekend, check out our recap of all the full sends, face shots and big grins from Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. With the season off to a record-setting start, now is the time to purchase a 2019/20 season passBuy online before Dec. 23 and save up to $100.