mountain biker riding on an eBike with wild flowers around

Thanks for a Great Summer

Posted On: Oct 01, 2020

mountain biker on an ebike in the mountains

From all of us here at Big Bear Mountain Resort, thank you for making summer 2020 a great season on and off the hill. Watch this recap video.

The MTB season officially opened at Snow Summit on Thursday, June 11, with all 2020 Summit Bike Park passholders enjoying exclusive park access during the inaugural Passholder Appreciation Day, before opening to the general public on Friday, June 12.

Opening weekend featured Chairs 1 and 2 providing all-day access to 10-ply, Dickies, Fall Line, Going Green, Party Wave, Pirates, Plumbers, Miracle Mile, and Small Wonder. This summer also marked the first time class 1 pedal-assist electric mountain bikes (e-bikes/e-mtb) were permitted at Summit Bike Park by the U.S. Forest Service, giving riders of all ages and abilities another option to enjoy the park and surrounding valley.

close up photo of an ebike handle bar

In August, the Blue Steel jump line opened to the public. The really, really, ridiculously-looking intermediate trail extension featured perfectly formed berms and smaller jumps – ranging from 7-12 feet – along with an off-style bridge and wallride that received rave reviews from riders.

mountain biker on new Blue Steel trail

Given the uncertainty throughout the season, maintaining daily operations for nearly 3 straight months was a testament to our dedicated staff and their commitment to providing first-class experiences for our guests. From first chair to last laps, our top priority is the wellbeing of our guests, employees, and community while providing the same top-tier experiences and service BBMR is known for. We appreciate your support and flexibility during these uncanny times.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end with Summit Bike Park operations concluded on Labor Day (Sept. 7) in accordance with a U.S. Forest Service closure order that was issued due to prolonged wildfire danger in the surrounding San Bernardino National Forest.

With another summer in the books, it’s time to switch gears and get stoked for winter. Stay tuned for opening day announcements and new operating guidelines so you can be prepared before heading to the slopes. Sign up for our newsletters to be the first to know.



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