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Saturday- Ski and ride 30 trails serviced by 21 lifts beginning at 8:30 am. Come see for yourself why SoCal counts on BBMR for more trails, more lifts and more snow this Pesident's Day Weekend. Plan your trip, purchase tickets and more at P.S- there's a Night Session tonight and snow in the forecast tomorrow night into Monday.

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    Posted On: Dec 15, 2017

    If you're planning on heading up to Big Bear this weekend, plan ahead to save time on the hill.

    To minimize traffic congestion in the Big Bear area during the morning hours of heavy skier traffic, a new traffic flow plan has been implemented for select dates. The traffic control will begin at 7AM and continue until traffic subsides. Skiers are also asked to consider taking Highway 38 through Redlands and Highway 18 from Lucerne Valley. Both routes are less traveled and may save you time.

    Starting before the Big Bear Dam, Electronic message boards and signage will direct skiers to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain parking areas. Traffic will be directed to use Highway 38 and Highway 18 to alleviate traffic congestion. Highway 38 is the recommended route for all Bear Mountain ski traffic.

    As traffic approaches Snow Summit, traffic will not be permitted to turn south on Summit Blvd from Big Bear Blvd.  Traffic will continue to Moonridge and turn south, Eastbound traffic will use the right and left lanes of Big Bear Blvd to make the turn onto Moonridge.   Westbound Traffic will use the two left lanes to turn left onto Moonridge. Vehicles leaving Snow Summit, (north bound) will be allowed to turn onto Big Bear Blvd.

    Snow Summit paid parking, Brownie Lane parking, ADA parking, and skier drop off will turn right on Brownie Lane from Moonridge, using both lanes of Moonridge. Brownie Lane will be 2 lanes of west bound traffic, and will be closed to east bound traffic. Snow Summit paid parking, skier drop off and ADA parking should merge into the left lane of Brownie Lane, those vehicles will continue west on Brownie Lane and turn south onto Summit Blvd for Snow Summit. Snow Summit skiers may also park in the Rathbun parking lot and will be taken by shuttle to Snow Summit.

    Bear Mtn. paid parking, ADA parking or Bear Mtn. skier drop off will use Moonridge and turn right on Club View Drive to Bear Mtn. All other skier parking will merge into the left lane of Moonridge and park in the Rathbun parking lot, and a shuttle will take you to your resort of choice.

    When all the south resort parking lots are full, electronic message boards and signs will direct skiers to park at the Fox Farm Road parking area, from this lot Skiers will have shuttle service to both resorts.


    All major intersections will have Law Enforcement directing traffic in order to alleviate confusion and help keep traffic flowing.  Please pay attention to the road signs and directions given by law enforcement.

    The dates for this plan are as follows:
    Dec. 16-17, 2017
    Dec. 23-Jan 7, 2018
    Jan. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
    Feb. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, and 24
    Mar. 3 and 10

  • First Night Sessions of the 17/18 Season

    Posted On: Dec 11, 2017

    Snow Summit's Night Sessions are time where skiers and snowboarders can cruise the slopes beneath the stars.

    Join us for the first Night Sessions of the 2017/18 winter season on Friday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec 16 from 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Snow Summit.

    Snow Summit’s quintessential beginner to intermediate runs, including Upper Miracle Mile and Summit Run, are open for both skiers and snowboarders, along with the legendary Westridge Park. Boasting plenty of jumps and jibs to get your adrenaline pumping, skiers and riders will find features to suit their style as they ride through the often less crowded terrain park.

    As if that wasn’t enough, Westridge undergoes a full evening groom during Night Sessions, giving riders the freshest terrain since first chair.

    • Day lift tickets do not include Night Sessions. Night Session tickets must be purchased separately.
    • Night Session tickets are currently not available for online purchase. All tickets must be purchased in person at a Snow Summit ticket window.
    • All BBMR season passholders are eligible for free access to Night Sessions.
    • Learn how to get a free Friday Night Session ticket.
    • Night Sessions are hosted on selected dates (see below).
    • All Night Sessions are hosted at Snow Summit.

    Night Session Dates:

    December: 15-16, 22-31
    January: 1-6, 12-14, 19-20, 26-27
    February: 2-3, 9-10, 16-18, 23-24
    March: 2-3, 10 

    Dates listed are subject to change, based on operating schedule and weather schedule.

    Posted On: Dec 09, 2017

    The 2017/18 winter season officially kicked off yesterday (Dec. 8) when we fired up the lifts to the delight of the the snow-starved masses. Huge thanks to everyone who came out to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit yesterday to make Opening Day 2017 one for the books.

    As SoCal’s snow capital, BBMR opened with the most terrain, lifts, and runs in the Southland. Snow Summit opened up chairs 1, 2, and 8 with access to Miracle Mile, Summit Run, and the Beginner Area, while Bear Mountain opened up chairs 5, 7, and 9 with access to Park Run, Expressway, The Gulch, Central Park, and Inspiration, plus 26 jib/rail features and 6 snow features (see below for a list of features).

    first chair for the 2017/18 winter season at snow summit

    first chair banner at bear mountain 17/18 opening day

    Both mountains are now open for daily operations, with additional chairs, runs, and features scheduled to open as weather conditions permit. Check out the Opening Day recap:

    Share your best opening weekend moments by tagging #BearMountain #BearBuilt #SnowSummit and #SummitStyle on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Snow Summit and Bear Mountain pages.

    As temps drop, we'll continue to make snow to increase our base depths and expand our rideable terrain in order to provide the best conditions and experience possible for our guests.

    It’s a great time to get up to Big Bear Mountain Resort, so plan your trip today and be sure to follow @Snow_Summit and @Bear_Mountain on Instagram to stay up-to-date on all the fun.

    Additional feature information:

    Rail Features

    Little miss Neptune
    32 down bar
    Hot dogs gap off stair case
    Red tube to red tube combo
    Skill builder A-frame box
    Skill builder gateway box
    Fun box
    Hot dogs gap off stair case
    Go Pro down bar
    Dance floor
    Creeper kink box
    Two skate bars in a row
    Rainbow box
    Blow Pop
    Flat bar
    3 New red tubes on a quarter pipe
    Dog house
    Lip stick
    Fun box with corrugated tubes combo
    Tex rail
    Down box
    Dumpsters combo

    Snow Features

    At the bottom of first face, we have three rollers
    1 jump top of express way
    Gulch hip
    Bottom of 3 jump with Tanny on the sides


    Posted On: Nov 28, 2017

    We're excited to announce that Big Bear Mountain Resort is getting a facelift.

    We'd like to give a huge thanks to our guests who have provided feedback on our surveys. You spoke and we're listening. That's why we've made major changes at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain with remodels to our facilities such as: rentals, retail, and more.

    Check out the details on the what, where, and why.

    Rental Shop at Snow Summit

    Rentals Remodel 2017

    Project: Newly renovated and relocated Rental Shop.
    • Efficient check-in system which allows guests to purchase tickets, rentals, and lessons at the ticket windows as well as register their complete guest record including their sizes and skill level, required to set their rental equipment.
    • New 3 step check-in process:
      • Skiers and Riders step up on a platform where they will be sized for boot fit and comfort by a designated technician.
      • Enter the helmet station where they have the option to purchase a new helmet or rent a helmet.
      • Receive their ski/snowboard gear.

    Big Bear Sports (Retail) at Snow Summit

    Big Bear Sports remodel 2017

    Project: Newly renovated and relocated Retail Shop.
    • Tri-level shop.
    • New location provides guests with more direct access to all of their essential needs and this winter’s freshest gear.

    ADA Parking Lot at Snow Summit

    ADA Parking Lot being added on 2017

    Project: New ADA parking and path of travel from the parking lot through Oakfire Grill, Hawks '52, Restrooms, Locker Room as well to all three levels of Big Bear Sports in its new location.
    • Heated walk ways.
    • Designated parking for ADA.
    • 12 ADA parking spaces 2 of which are Van Accessible.
    • Provides guest the correct access to the resort.

    Snowmaking at Bear Mountain

    Snowmaking at Bear Mountain

    Project: With the terrain expansion in the beginner area, we need to add more snowmaking.
    • Better riding experience for our guests.
    • Better snow coverage through the season.
    • More water and air capacity.

    Oakfire (Dining) at Snow Summit

    Oakfire remodel

    Project: Complete remodel of the service and seating area.
    • Upgraded facility that captures today’s contemporary trend while maintaining its unique alpine lodge vibe.
    • Creative new menu options with a variety of yummy eats.
    • Better flow to get food.
    • Ability to go to restrooms from second floor without going outside.
    • The building endearingly referred to as Summit Inn has been renovated into a three stories with access to all three levels from within the building.

    Hawks '52 (Dining) at Snow Summit

    Hawks Remodel 2017

    Project: Complete remodel of the service and seating area.
    • Upgraded facility that captures today’s contemporary trend while maintaining its unique alpine lodge vibe.
    • Creative new menu options with a variety of yummy eats.
    • Better flow to get food.
    • Ability to go to restrooms from second floor without going outside.
    • The building endearingly referred to as Summit Inn has been renovated into a three stories with access to all three levels from within the building.

    Restrooms at Snow Summit

    Remodeled restrooms 2017

    Project: Complete remodel of the Oakfire restrooms.
    • Upgraded facility - new stalls and hand dryers.
    • Restroom expansion.

    Lockers at Snow Summit & Bear Mountain

    Locker Remodel 2017

    Project: More lockers have been one of our guests primary requests and we have fulfilled that desire this season.

    Beginner Area at Bear Mountain

    beginner area at bear mountain

    Project: We're expanding the Learn to Ride area at Bear Mountain. This project has doubled the lesson terrain right in the base area.
    • Larger and better Learn to Ride area.
    • New Moving Carpets locations.
    • No shuttling our beginners to the top of the beginner hill to learn to ski or snowboard.

    Moving Carpets at Bear Mountain

    beginner area at bear mountain

    Project: Moving Carpet 3 is being removed from the upper learning area and will be transformed into 3 carpets (to make a total of 4 available) in the beginner area.
    • Creates multiple stations in the learning area.

    Chair 1 at Bear Mountain

    Chair 1 at Bear Mountain is removed

    Project: Removal of Chair 1
    • Regrade the base area.
    • Expansion of the base area.
    • Preparation for upgrades to the current lift system.
    • Make the intermediate skiing more user-friendly.
  • The Ideal Present for the Outdoor Adventurer

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2017

    Order in Time for Christmas

    Purchase a Big Bear Mountain Resort gift card by December 15 to ensure delivery by Christmas Day. All gift card orders of $100+ receive free shipping thru Jan. 2.

  • Free BBMR Mobile App

    Posted On: Nov 07, 2017

    Switch gears and get ready for winter. Download or update to the latest version of the BBMR mobile app by visiting your app store.

    The mobile app features:

    • Interactive Trail Map - The fully-interactive, high-definition trail map lets you locate yourself, your friends, and add photos or videos for everyone to see. Plus, we've made some updates to our features such as the removal of Chair 1 and we've added in a few more moving carpets.
    • Events - Get the latest on events around the mountain. Plan to hang with us the next couple of months when Santa Comes to Summit, our Movies in the Meadows series, Race Team competitions, Bear Bowl, Bear Break, and more.
    • Track - Track your vertical, altitude, number of runs, top speed and more with the new tracking dashboard.
    • Tickets- Advance purchase lift tickets for the lowest price guaranteed.
    • Reports - Stay in the know about current weather conditions and open trails, lifts, and parks.
    • Cams - See the action on-hill from anywhere.
    • Profile - Check-in to let your friends know you've arrived, show off your season totals, and compete in challenges with the rest of the mountain.
    • Directory - all the important numbers you need to keep your vacation on tack.
    • Deals - a link to all the best deals BBMR has to offer.

  • Team Bear

    Posted On: Oct 20, 2017

    A weekend program for riders and skiers with a freestyle influence. Big Bear Mountain Resort offers programs for skiers and snowboarders ages 6 and up. Whether you’re looking for a part-time program to develop your skills or aspire to join a U.S. or National Team, Team Bear has everything you’ll need to reach your goals.

    Learn more about the program and how to apply today.


    Posted On: Oct 18, 2017

    Be Ready to Shred on Day One

    The countdown is getting shorter – Big Bear Mountain Resort is anticipating to open in early December.

    Check out all you need to know for Opening Day so that you can head straight to the lifts on day one without any holdups.

    Pine trees covered in snow at BBMR

    Here’s a quick checklist to make sure you’re winter ready:

    Take care of everything now so you can get in more slope time on Opening Day. Stay tuned for the official announcement for opening dates for Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.

    *Opening dates subject to change based on weather conditions.


  • GM Wade Reeser on New Role, New Ownership & More

    Posted On: Oct 04, 2017

    Big Bear Mountain Resort (BBMR) recently named Wade Reeser as its new General Manager.

    Check out this rad interview with Reeser and Transworld Business.


    Posted On: Oct 03, 2017

    If you're planning on heading up to Big Bear Mountain Resort (BBMR), please be sure to check the road conditions and map your route with our 3 ways up and 3 ways home.

    HWY 18 will be completely closed between Snow Valley Mountain Resort and Big Bear Dam, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until October 26. We recommend all motorists to take HWY 38 as an alternate route to and from BBMR.

    California Department of Transportation District 8 will complete routine maintenance operations to prepare the route for winter months. Some of the operations that will be completed are slope scaling, turnout clearance, drain cleaning, sign repair and replacement, guardrail repair and other related work.

  • Gravity Feed: September 28, 2017

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2017

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    With another Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails in the rearview, the Trail Crew is making sure all trails are in top condition and ready to ride this weekend. The forecast looks stellar, with clear skies and moderate temps, so grab some friends and head for the hill.

    The Crew’s main focus this week has been on Miracle Mile – our traditional DH run – which can get a little chunky and chattery during a long, dry summer of racing and riding. If you haven't rolled the Mile recently, hit it up this weekend for a ride that's equal parts exacting and exciting.

    The Crew was also able to revisit all of the core trails early in the week, leaving the rest of the week to dial in the base area.

    Speaking of Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails, things went off in a big way last weekend over at Bear Mountain. Take a minute to check out the highlights in this week's video clip.
    We'll see you on the dirt.
  • Gravity Feed: September 21, 2017

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2017

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    Fall continues to take hold in the mountains, with cooler temps and crisp autumn days in the forecast this weekend. With the Bike Park back to weekend-only (Fri.-Sun.) operations our Trail Crew has had plenty of time to make sure all the trails are in top condition. Come get some laps in before winter crashes the party.
    Speaking of winter and parties, we’re hosting the largest winter kickoff party known to man – Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails – this Saturday at Bear Mountain. Watch some of the world’s best snowboarders compete on a #BearBuilt rail jam course, check out the vendor village, and enjoy live performances by Tommorrows Bad Seeds, Andrew W.K., DJ Snoopadelic, and Method Man & Redman. You can also score some discounted 2-for-1 lift tickets for the upcoming snow season.
    And if you’re a Summit Bike Park passholder, you can get a free lift ticket from our sister Park in Mammoth this weekend as part of their summer closing festivities. Just show your 2017 Summit season pass at the Mammoth ticket windows and ride all day for free.
    Whether you’re riding or rocking, it’s going to be an action-packed weekend. We’ll see you on the dirt.
  • Gravity Feed: September 14, 2017

    Posted On: Sep 13, 2017

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    If you’re heading to the Park this weekend, get ready for sunny skies and great riding conditions with temps in the upper 60s and the trails prepped to perfection. Our Trail Crew has been working like there’s no tomorrow, raking and sweeping Party Wave and Westridge down to the pebbles and pinecones, so grab your gear and get ready to ride.
    If you’re coming up next weekend, be sure to check out the largest winter kickoff party known to man – Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails – at Bear Mountain on Sept. 23. Come watch some of the world’s best snowboarders compete on a #BearBuilt rail jam course, score some awesome swag in the vendor village, and enjoy live performances by Tommorrows Bad Seeds, Andrew W.K., DJ Snoopadelic, and Method Man & Redman. You can also get ready for winter by grabbing some BUY ONE GET ONE FREE for the upcoming snow season.
    Summit Bike Park passholders can also snag a free lift ticket for our sister Park in Mammoth next weekend as part of their closing weekend celebration, Sept. 23-24. To claim your ticket, just present your 2017 Summit season pass to the Mammoth ticket windows next Sunday and ride all day for zero deniro.
    There’s still plenty of time to ride and good times to be had. We’ll see you on the dirt.
  • Gravity Feed: September 7, 2017

    Posted On: Sep 06, 2017

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    The switch over to fall operating hours has allowed our Trail Crew to have full access to the Park’s core trails and prep them for your weekend riding. Keep in mind the Summit Bike Park is open for your fall riding Friday through Sunday. Sunday, October 22nd will be our final day of operation this season.

    Your Cross Country Guide

    Take advantage of the cooler days to plan a cross country adventure. Our Mountaintop Trailhead has access to 60+ miles of incredible mountain biking and hiking. Whether headed east or west, the Skyline Trail is one of the most popular. Peddling west will bring you to Grandview Point and amazing views of the San Gorgonio and San Bernardino mountains. From there your options are almost endless. A local favorite is to backtrack east, pass the resort and hook up with one of our Adopt-A-Trails like Fall Line or Ferns.

    Come join us this weekend. Basecamp activities are open, so pack up the whole gang and make a weekend of it.

    We’ll see you on the dirt.

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2017

    Work Where You Play this Winter

    Job Fair Adventure Academy

    Big Bear Mountain Resort is hosting two Job Fairs - September 9 & 30.

    If you’re new to Big Bear, or haven’t worked at Big Bear Mountain Resort (BBMR) before, now’s your chance to join the fun at SoCal’s home for alpine good times. BBMR is hosting two free job fairs for the upcoming winter season. Come meet the BBMR team and apply for full or part-time seasonal positions:
    • Rentals
    • Lift Operations
    • Food & Beverage
    • Security
    • Parking
    BBMR employees enjoy great perks like retail discounts and free lift tickets all season long, so call 909-866-5766, ext. 140 for more information, or go to for a list of available positions.

    Come join the fun from 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at SoCal Marketplace at Snow Summit (880 Summit Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315).
  • Gravity Feed; August 31, 2017

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2017

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    Labor Day usually signals the unofficial end of summer and beginning of fall, and Mother Nature has been happy to oblige with cooler temps and intermittent showers this week.

    Our Trail Crew has been getting ready for the holiday weekend by giving the Bike Park a thorough once-over to make sure all the trails are in top shape and ready to ride.

    If you're coming up for the weekend and have kids that love the great outdoors, sign them up to compete in the Kids Adventure Games at Bear Mountain, or check out a free screening of Wayne's World at Snow Summit. And remember, Labor Day is your last chance to ride during the week before we switch back to Friday – Sunday operations for the rest of the season.

    Summer may be winding down, but we're still having fun on the hill. We'll see you on the dirt.
  • Gravity Feed: August 24, 2017

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2017

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    Grab your gear and get ready for some great weather this weekend. This week’s temperatures and conditions have been among the best of the season, with the days topping out in the 70s and the nights dropping down into the low 50s giving us some nice morning dew and Velcro trails. Take advantage of the conditions and light midweek crowds through Labor Day weekend when the Park transitions back to weekend-only operations, Friday – Sunday, through the end of October.
    You can also take advantage of some great deals on our fleet of 2016 and 2017 Trek rental bikes, including the Fuel EX 7, Fuel EX Jr, Lush, Session, and Slash 7 in multiple sizes and configurations. The 2016 models are available for pick up immediately with no deposit required, while the 2017 models require a $200 deposit with most available for pick up after Labor Day.
    Join us for some amazing riding, score a sweet deal on a new bike, and we'll see you on the dirt soon.
  • MTB Sale

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2017

    Visit the Adventure Academy at Snow Summit and get a great deal on one of our exclusive Trek rental bikes.


    Fuel Ex Bike
  • Arcadia Movie Premiere | Fri., Sept. 22

    Posted On: Aug 18, 2017


    Join us Friday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m. for a movie viewing of Arcadia presented by TransWorld SNOWboarding. Admission is free with concessions available at Laybacks Bar at Bear Mountain. Seating available on first-come, first-served basis. Folding camping chairs and blankets are permitted. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

    Halldór Helgason, Alek Oestreng, BYND X MDLS, Victor Daviet, Jesse Paul, The Manboys, Jordan Small, Victor De Le Rue.

    To learn more about Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails, click here.
  • Pro Line is Open to the Public

    Posted On: Aug 18, 2017

    Come take laps on our advanced jump line, featuring big hits, gaps, and log drops. We will be operating the Pro Line from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.

    Pro Line