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What's Open at Big Bear Mountain Resort

Posted On: Jul 10, 2020

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GET ABOVE IT ALL


Big Bear Mountain Resort (BBMR), Southern California's home for year-round outdoor fun, is open for summer and operating according to the state's Resilience Roadmap. Here is an up-to-date list of what products, services, and activities are available at our twin properties -- Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.

SUMMIT BIKE PARK

Southern California's best lift-served bike park is open from 10AM-4PM and is expected to operate daily thru Labor Day, Sept. 7, before switching to weekend-only operations (Friday-Sunday) through the end of the season on Oct. 11. Help us keep a safe and healthy environment by reviewing our summer operating guidelines before booking your next outdoor adventure.

REVIEW MTB GUIDELINES

What's Open

✔ Lifts: 1 and 2 (valid lift ticketQuad Pack, or Summit Bike Park season pass required)
Trails: 10-ply, Dickies , Going Green, Lower Skyline, Mini Pump Track, Miracle Mile, Party Wave, Pirates, Small Wonder, Turtle, Upper and Lower Fall Line, Westridge
✔ This summer also marks the first time class 1 pedal-assist electric mountain bikes (e-bikes/e-mtb) are permitted at Summit Bike Park by the U.S. Forest Service

What's Closed

✘ Average Joes, the Dual Slalom course, and Globo Gym will not open for the 2020 summer season.

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mountain biker riding through the trees

BEAR MOUNTAIN GOLF COURSE

Make time for nine daily thru Oct. 25 from 8AM-5:30PM. Please note, the golf course will be operating at reduced capacity until further notice. Tee times will be limited to a maximum of 4 players per round with 15-minute intervals between groups to maintain proper social distancing throughout the course. Review the full social distancing operating plan before booking a tee time.

REVIEW GOLF GUIDELINES

What's Open

✔ Bear Mountain Golf Course (9 holes)
Driving range and practice area, 8AM-6PM daily
Pro Shop is open for tee time check-in and retail purchases
Clubhouse Grill has a limited selection of to-go food and beverages
✔ On-course beverage cart service

What's Closed

✘ Indoor dining at the Clubhouse Grill
✘ Guests may order from the beverage cart or by calling 909.939.7161 for on-course delivery. View menu 
✘ Public restroom near hole #4 (two other restrooms are open and sanitized frequently with intermittent closures for scheduled cleaning)
✘ Pro Shop locker room will be closed until further notice

two guys golfing

SCENIC SKY CHAIR

Enjoy panoramic views of the Big Bear Valley on a mile-long ascent through the San Bernardino National Forest before arriving at the mountaintop (elevation 8,200 feet), 10AM-4PM daily. Get tickets.

group of people riding the scenic sky chair with big bear lake in the background

BASECAMP ACTIVITIES

All Basecamp activities next to the Adventure Academy on the east end of the Snow Summit base area, are open dailyGet tickets.

What's Open

30-foot climbing wall
Euro Bungee trampoline
Grizzly Ridge Tube Park
Quick Jump free fall
Summit Mining Co.
Zip line

two girls looking for gems at summit mining co.

girl on a zip line

MOUNTAINTOP PLAY AREA

The outdoor adventure area for kids (ages 5-12) at the top of Chair 1 behind Skyline Taphouse is open daily and free for public use. The play area includes natural features and is accessible by hiking or taking the Scenic Sky Chair. Check out other low-cost activities for kids.

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HIKING

Enjoy fresh mountain air and a true alpine setting with spectacular views of the Big Bear Valley and Southern California's tallest peak, San Gorgonio Mountain (elev. 11, 500 feet). Hiking is free and open for public use.

What's Open

Snow Summit's two on-site hiking trails – Mountain Top Loop (1 mi.) and Bobsled Trail (2 mi.) – as well as access to over 60 miles of trails throughout the Big Bear Valley. Read the top reasons why Snow Summit's hiking trails are listed as Big Bear local's favorite things to do.

family of 4 hiking

mom and son hiking

BIG BEAR SPORTS

Snow Summit's retail shop, located on the east end of the base area, is open with the latest BBMR apparel, accessories, and mountain biking gear available daily, 9:30AM-4PM.

What's Open

✔ The Big Bear Mountain Resort online store is open 24/7 featuring branded apparel

What's Closed

✘ All fitting rooms at Big Bear Sports are closed until further notice
✘ Clothing may not be tried on prior to purchase and all sales are final

outdoor view of big bear sports in the summer

SNOW SUMMIT ADVENTURE ACADEMY

The Adventure Academy is open daily, 9:30AM-4PM, and offers group/private lessons for ages 3 & up, bike repairs, and MTB rentals for all ages and abilities.

What's Open

✔ Mountain bike lessons
✔ Mountain bike rental shop
✔ Bike repair services: including brake bleeds, tuning derailleurs, cable adjustments, and tire replacements – are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All bikes must undergo a free sanitizing wash before being serviced.

adventure academy building in the summer

DINING

Snow Summit will have limited dining options available during summer 2020, subject to change based on state/county guidelines and regulations. Explore these dining offerings available for takeout and outdoor dining.

What's Open

✔ Bighorn Smokehouse
✔ Ironwood Coffee
✔ Skyline BBQ

What's Closed

✘ Big Bear Burger Co.
✘ Driftwood BBQ
✘ Hawks '52
✘ Hog on the Rocks
✘ Oakfire Grill
✘ Slopestyle Speakeasy
✘ SoCal Marketplace
✘ Timber & Dough Pizza

3 kids eating a burger outdoors

EVENTS & FACILITIES

The following locations and events have also been closed or canceled for summer 2020.

Off-Site Shops

✘ BBMR Village Center
✘ BBMR Visitors Center

On-Site Facilities


✘ Limited restrooms will be available on-site (Multiple hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the base area and all public areas)
✘ The locker room and all rental lockers
✘ Refillable water stations

Events

✘ Above the Boom
✘ Crafts N Cranks
✘ Fox US Open of Mountain Biking
✘ Ryan Hall's Conquer the Wall
✘ All Summit Series competitions
✘ All Summit Summer Camp dates

NOTE: Bear Mountain is closed to the public, April-November.

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STAY IN THE KNOW

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