2020/21 Opening Day Recap
BOTH MOUNTAINS NOW OPEN DAILY
The winter 20/21 season officially kicked off at Big Bear Mountain Resort (BBMR) with current BBMR and Ikon Pass holders taking their first laps at Snow Summit, Nov. 18-19, and at Bear Mountain, Nov. 19, before both mountains opened to the public on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.
Prior to opening, Mother Nature delivered 12-18" of freshies
to Big Bear in early November, followed by a week of cold temps and light winds that provided perfect snowmaking
To accommodate the wellbeing of guests, employees, and the community, both mountains implemented several new operating procedures
, including reducing operating capacities and limiting gated base area access to guests with a valid season pass
, lift ticket
, or advance reservation
At Snow Summit, guests were greeted with access to chairs
1 (Miracle Mile and Upper Summit Run), 2 (Lower Summit Run and Summit Connection), 4 (Beginner Area), and 8 (Bear Bottom Beginner Area).
At Bear Mountain, guests took turns on chairs
5 (Central Park), 7 (Inspiration) and 9 (Park Run, Expressway, and Hidden Valley) with 22 features available across both resorts.
With BBMR now open daily all guests traveling to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit must have a valid lift ticket, season pass, or reservation to receive gated entry access
to the base areas this winter. Please take a moment to review our updated operating plan
and watch our 20/21 welcome video
before planning your next adventure to the mountains.
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