mountain biker riding on an eBike with wild flowers around

Thank You for a Great 20/21 Winter Season

Posted On: Apr 12, 2021

skier and snowboarder on chairlift


Another winter is in the books at Big Bear Mountain Resort (BBMR), with 20/21 operations concluding on April 11, 2021. Despite challenging circumstances, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit were once again Southern California's home for alpine good times this winter, with 140 days of skiing and riding and 139 inches of snowfall, including the snowiest March in over two decades (32 inches).

snowy BBMR mountains from across the lake

corduroy snow conditions

snowboarder wearing mustard yellow riding in fresh powder

The 20/21 season kicked off with 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. Read opening day recap.

chairlifts in the snow with snowboarders sitting on them

bbmr staff shoveling snow near chairlift

Throughout the winter, the mountains served as an alpine oasis for guests to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. To ensure the wellbeing of our guests, employees, and community, BBMR developed and implemented new operating guidelines with input from state and county agencies, including requiring face coverings and social distancing in all public areas, limiting daily lift ticket sales, and eliminating walk-up sales. The new guidelines, coupled with the dedication of our staff and continued support of guests, allowed Bear Mountain and Snow Summit to have a safe and successful season. We couldn't have done it without you.

scenic view of big bear lake covered in snow from the top of the mountain

view of the terrain park covered in snow at bear mountain

snowboarder wearing red riding in fresh powder


With another winter in the books, it’s time to switch gears and get stoked for summer. Mark your calendars, the Bear Mountain Golf Course driving range is scheduled to open May 14, with tee times available starting May 20. If you prefer the view from behind a pair of handlebars, Summit Bike Park is scheduled to open to the public on June 11, with 2021 Bike Park passholders getting exclusive early park access on June 10*.

*Basecamp activities will be open to the public on June 10.

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