The New California Trifecta

Get Ready for 3x the Fun
Get ready for even more alpine good times because Snow Valley Mountain Resort is now part of Big Bear Mountain Resort (BBMR). Under terms of the agreement, BBMR will oversee operations at Snow Valley immediately to create a three-mountain experience for visitors of all ages and abilities, featuring Southern California’s most renowned alpine destinations.

As the longest continually operating resort in Southern California, Snow Valley (est. 1924) features some of the region’s best beginner terrain, award-winning learning centers, and lift-served sledding and snow tubing as well as SoCal’s only high-speed 6-seat lift, The Snow Valley Express.

Operations will continue as usual at all three destinations for the remainder of the 22/23 season with Ikon Pass and BBMR season pass holders able to use their passes at Snow Valley starting on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023.

Additional updates will be announced as they become available. In the meantime, we’re stoked to welcome Snow Valley to the BBMR family and can’t wait to see what the future holds for the new California Trifecta.
Winter ski runs at Snow Valley

Snow Valley

  • Skiable Acres

    230
  • Chairs

    12
  • Runs

    28
  • Average Inches in Snowfall

    150
Snow Valley Mountain Resort is now managed by Big Bear Mountain Resort, with Wade Reeser serving as President & COO. Management teams from both destinations will work together to determine the organizational structure that best serves all employees and guests.

The 22/23 winter season will continue business as usual with current leadership, operations, and staff in place.
Snow Valley was previously owned by W.R. Sauey, who purchased the resort in 1974, and operated by his company, the Nordic Group.
Alterra Mountain Company, along with the Big Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Valley management teams, will conduct a thorough evaluation of Snow Valley’s base area facilities, on-hill infrastructure, and IT systems to identify and prioritize prospective projects based on need, cost, and guest impact.
Snow Valley pass holders will not receive access to any Alterra Mountain Company destinations, including BBMR, during the 22/23 winter season.

Snow Valley pass holders will receive a voucher after completing their new waiver that is valid for one (1) lift ticket at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.

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Once completed, pick up a voucher from Snow Valley guest services and bring it to Bear Mountain or Snow Summit ticket windows to redeem.
22/23 Snow Valley Mountain Resort season passes are still valid for the remainder of the season. Snow Valley season passes are not valid at BBMR or any other Alterra Mountain Company destinations.

At this time, Snow Valley season passes cannot be upgraded to an Ikon or BBMR pass.
YES – 22/23 Indy Pass holders can still access Snow Valley for the remainder of the season.
YES – 22/23 BBMR, Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass and Ikon Session passes will be valid at Snow Valley starting on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023.
NO – BBMR, Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass and Ikon Session passes will be valid for use at Snow Valley for the remainder of the season starting on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023.
Visit Snow-Valley.com. Lift tickets, rentals, and group lessons cannot be purchase over the phone. For private lessons at Snow Valley, call 909.867.2751 ext 135.
Alterra Mountain Company, along with the Snow Valley and Big Bear Mountain Resort teams, will conduct a thorough evaluation of Snow Valley’s base area facilities, on-hill infrastructure, and IT systems to identify and prioritize prospective projects based on need, cost, and guest impact. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
YES – Friends & Family discounted lift tickets are valid at Snow Valley starting on Feb. 20, 2023 and can be redeemed at any Snow Valley ticket window. Any F&F tickets redeemed at Snow Valley will count toward the pass holder’s total allotment for the season.
Hours of operation at Snow Valley will remain the same for the rest of the 22/23 winter season. For full operating hours, visit Snow-Valley.com.
NO – BBMR and Ikon Pass holders must present their 22/23 pass at the Snow Valley ticket windows to receive a single-day lift ticket. Tickets will be available starting on Feb. 20, 2023.
NO – At this time, Big Bear Mountain Resort lift tickets are only valid at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Snow Valley lift tickets are only valid at Snow Valley.
NO – At this time, advance reservations are recommended but not required at Snow Valley, subject to change.
YES – Effective Jan. 20, 2023, all Snow Valley pass holders must complete a new liability waiver to receive lift/trail access at Snow Valley. Waivers may be completed online – please complete at least 24 hours in advance to ensure uninterrupted access – or in-person at the Snow Valley Guest Services office. Snow Valley pass holders will receive a voucher after completing their new waiver that is valid for one (1) lift ticket at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.

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Once completed, pick up a voucher from Snow Valley guest services and bring it to Bear Mountain or Snow Summit ticket windows to redeem.
NO – BBMR, Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass and Ikon Session pass holders do not need to sign any additional waivers to access Snow Valley starting on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023.
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