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Big Bear Mountain Resort is Southern California’s premier year-round alpine destination, with skiing/snowboarding and snow tubing in the winter and mountain biking, hiking, and golf in the summer.
Big Bear Mountain Resort is located in the San Bernardino National Forest – approximately 2 hours from Los Angeles and Orange County, 2.5 hours from San Diego, and 3.5 hours from Las Vegas.

Bear Mountain
43101 Goldmine Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Snow Summit
880 Summit Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Bear Mountain Golf Course
43092 Goldmine Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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Big Bear Mountain Resort operates two properties – Bear Mountain and Snow Summit – that are located 2 miles apart. Read below to learn more about each mountain and find the best fit for you. Or, experience both mountains in the same day with a valid lift ticket.

During Winter Months


Bear Mountain
Renowned for its terrain parks and après atmosphere, Bear Mountain has the only halfpipes, highest lift-served peak (8,805 feet), and largest beginner area in Southern California. In addition to its award-winning terrain parks and youthful environment, Bear also hosts multiple events each winter, including concerts, photo shoots, film premieres, and on-hill competitions.

Snow Summit
Snow Summit is known for having a family-friendly feel and the best conditions in Southern California thanks to its extensive snowmaking system. With over 240 acres of skiable terrain serviced by 14 chairlifts and 31 trails, Snow Summit also has the Grizzly Ridge Tube Park and hosts the annual New Year’s Torchlight Parade.

During Summer Months


Bear Mountain Golf Course
Make time for nine at Bear Mountain Golf Course and enjoy the benefits of playing at 7,000 feet with the sun-splashed San Bernardino Mountains as your backdrop. Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned golfer, Bear Mountain Golf Course offers an idyllic setting with rolling fairways and manicured greens, plus a full-service pro shop, driving range, and PGA-certified lessons. Please note Bear Mountain Ski Area is not open during summer months.

Summit Bike Park
Snow Summit is home to Southern California’s premier lift-served, gravity fed Bike Park, with trails and terrain for riders of all ages and ability levels. Featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced downhill trails, Skill Builder Park with Jump, Pro, and Pump lines, and access to over 60 miles of cross-country trails. There’s also plenty for non-biking activities for outdoor enthusiasts, including a 30-foot climbing wall, zip line, Euro Bungee trampoline, and the best hiking trails in the San Bernardino National Forest.
Weather and road conditions in the mountains can vary greatly throughout the year. Tire chains may be required during winter months (November-April).

Learn More About Snow Chains
Bear Mountain and Snow Summit have extensive snowmaking systems that allow each mountain to operate when natural snowfall is less than optimal. BBMR’s snowmaking capabilities benefit guests by providing more reliable snow conditions throughout the season. View the Ski & Snowboard page for additional information on snowmaking.
    • About Snowfall in Big Bear
      Big Bear Mountain Resort is renowned for having the best snow and most dependable snow conditions in Southern California thanks to our extensive snowmaking capabilities, which benefit guests by providing more reliable skiing/riding conditions as well as enhancing the snow throughout the season. View the Ski & Snowboard page for additional information on snowmaking.
      Snow Summit (peak 8,200 feet) and Bear Mountain (peak 8,805 feet) for the best snow conditions, longest season, and most rideable terrain in Southern California. Winter months at Big Bear Mountain Resort are from November to April.

      Season Open/Close DAtes Total Riding Days Natural Season Snowfall
      2020/2021 11/18/20 - 4/11/21 145 139"
      2019/2020 11/28/19 - 3/14/20 108 168"
      2018/2019 11/16/18 - 4/20/19 156 152"
      2017/2018 12/8/17 - 4/7/18 121 39"
      2016/2017 11/25/16 - 4/9/17 136 162"
      2015/2016 11/13/15 - 4/10/16 150 99"
      For more mountain stats, visit the Mountain Report page.
      About the Pass
      Season passes are different from single- or multi-day lift tickets because they give the owner (pass holder) access to a resort for the duration of the season. Most season passes include a defined level of resort access and/or pass holder benefits that are unavailable to guests that only purchase lift tickets. To accommodate guests of all ages and abilities, the following season passes are valid at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit for the 21/22 winter season:

      • Dual Season Pass (winter access to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit with no blackout dates and summer 2022 access to Summit Bike Park with no blackout dates)
      • Bear + Summit Anytime Pass (winter access to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit with no blackout dates)
      • Bear + Summit Midweek Pass (Monday-Friday winter access to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit with limited blackout dates)
      • Ikon Pass (access to 44 destinations worldwide with no blackout dates)
      • Ikon Base Pass (access to 42 destinations worldwide with no blackout dates at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit)
      • Ikon Sessions Pass 4-Day (choose from select destinations with a 4-day customizable pass)


      All season passes listed above include night session access at Snow Summit on select dates.

      PURCHASING
      21/22 Big Bear Mountain Resort season passes were on sale for the lowest prices of the year on March 5, 2021.

      21/22 Ikon Pass and Ikon Base passes were on sale for the lowest prices of the year on March 11, 2021.
      Ikon Passes will be available for purchase until Dec. 9, 2021
      Dual Season Pass and Bear + Summit Anytime Passes will be available for purchase until Dec. 24, 2021
      21/22 Bear + Summit Midweek Passes will be available for purchase until Jan. 10, 2022
      At this time, Big Bear Mountain Resort does not plan on limiting 21/22 season pass sales, but passes will go offline.

      Ikon Passes will be available for purchase until Dec. 9, 2021
      Dual Season Pass and Bear + Summit Anytime Passes will be available for purchase until Dec. 24, 2021
      21/22 Bear + Summit Midweek Passes will be available for purchase until Jan. 10, 2022
      A $29 processing fee is required for Child 4 & Under and Senior 80+ passes. Please visit the Bear Mountain or Snow Summit ticket windows during operating hours with proof of age (birth certificate or passport) to purchase a Child 4 & Under or Senior 80+ pass. Guests may also request free lift tickets for children 4 & under or seniors 80+, but must provide proof of age each time.
      Season pass purchases can only be made by debit* or credit card. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. International credit cards are accepted for online purchases. If you are having difficulties using an international credit card online, please call 844.GO2.BEAR to speak with a customer service representative.

      *Visa or Mastercard logo must be visible on the card.
      NO - All passes must have a name assigned to them at the time of purchase. Once passes are purchased, they cannot be refunded or transferred to another person or season.
      NO - The pass is only available for purchase with a major credit card.
      YES - New for 21/22, Big Bear Mountain Resort has partnered with Affirm to offer a third-party payment plan option that allows you to buy your season pass now and pay over time. Just add a Big Bear Mountain Resort pass to your cart, proceed to check out, then select Affirm as your payment option. You will be directed to Affirm for the application process, payment plan selection, and final purchase. If you have specific questions about Affirm, please contact Affirm.com/help.

      Subject to eligibility. Payment options through Affirm are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders.
      Season pass purchases cannot be cancelled, are non-refundable, and non-transferable. Adventure Assurance is included for all 21/22 season pass purchases and guests may add additional coverage by purchasing Pass Preserver during the check out process.
      Bring a valid photo ID to the Bear Mountain or Snow Summit ticket windows during business hours to receive a replacement pass. A processing fee of $29 will be applied.
      You should receive a confirmation email detailing your season pass purchase shortly after completing the check out process. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your Junk/Spam/Promotions folder and/or credit card statement to confirm the transaction was processed. If the transaction is processed but have still not received a confirmation email, email info@ikonpass.com to receive instructions on how to upload your photo, sign a release of liability (if it was not completed at the time of sale), and update your customer profile. Every person in your Pass family must have a photo, a release of liability, and a valid mailing address in order to receive their season pass. New season passes will be mailed prior to the start of the 21/22 winter season.
      Please upload a headshot without a mask/face covering, ski/snowboard goggles, glasses, a hat or helmet. The file size should be less than 5MB and should be cropped so that you are the only person in the photo. Photos that are of poor quality , do not clearly depict the passholder, or fail to meet the specifications listed above will be rejected and require a new photo be uploaded.
      If photo(s) for all pass holders on your account were not uploaded at time of purchase, instructions will be sent via email to the primary pass account holder.
      20/21 Passholder Deferral Credits
      Just log into your account, add your new pass to cart, and redeem.
      NO - Deferral credits are non-transferable, non-refundable, and may not be exchanged/refunded for cash. Individuals found in violation of these policies will have their lift access revoked and may be subject to additional criminal charges.
      Receiving, Using, or Upgrading Your Pass
      21/22 BBMR season passes will be available for pick up at Snow Summit beginning Monday, Nov. 15, from 9AM-3PM*.

      All season passes purchased through Nov. 30, 2021 will be mailed to the guest address on file. Beginning Dec. 1, 2021 all season passes must be picked up on-site. Season passes purchased in-person will be printed on-site at the Bear Mountain or Snow Summit ticket windows.

      NOTE: BBMR season pass renewals will not receive a new pass; guests will keep their pass from the previous season. Guests that renew an Ikon Pass or Ikon Base Pass will receive a new pass.

      Purchaser/pass holder must be present and present a valid photo ID, with proof of age, such as a birth certificate, passport or valid driver's license at time of pass pick up.

      *Subject to change.

      During the spring sale, 22/23 season passes purchased during the 21/22 spring season may be picked up in-person at Bear Mountain or Snow Summit ticket windows during operating hours and are valid for immediate use. Purchaser/pass holder must be present. A valid photo ID, with proof of age, such as a birth certificate, passport or driver's license is required for all passholders when picking up a pass. All pass holders will also need to have their photo taken on-site. Goggles and beanies may not be worn in pass photos.
      All 21/22 BBMR season passes were valid starting March 5, 2021 for the remainder of the 20/21 winter season and entire 21/22 winter season. All pass holder benefits, except Friends & Family tickets, are valid starting March 5 as well.*

      *Pass holder discounted tickets may not be redeemed until the start of the 21/22 season in the fall.
      YES – 21/22 BBMR season pass holders may receive single-day lift tickets until they receive their pass. Just visit Bear Mountain or Snow Summit's Guest Services office during operating hours and provide your identification.

      Please note, all single-day lift ticket redemptions will count toward 21/22 pass usage and preclude pass holders from deferring their 21/22 season pass to the 22/23 season.
      Big Bear does not expect to require reservations for the 21/22 winter season however, it is too early to know for certain if reservations may be required to promote physical distancing and prioritize the health and safety of guests, employees and our mountain communities.
      YES - Big Bear Mountain Resort season passes can be upgraded at any time - just pay the difference in pass prices. Whether you’re looking to upgrade a Bear + Summit Midweek Pass to a Bear + Summit Anytime Pass, or want access to even more mountains with an Ikon Pass or Ikon Base Pass, just call 844.GO2.BEAR or stop by the Bear Mountain or Snow Summit ticket windows during operating hours.

      NOTE: All Ikon season passes go offline Dec. 9, 2021. When does the 20/21 winter season end at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit? Winter operations at Bear Mountain are scheduled to conclude at the end of March and at Snow Summit in mid-April, subject to change based on snow/weather conditions and other factors.
      Opening dates for the 21/22 winter season have not been announced, but typically fall between mid-November and early December. Please check back in the fall.
      Pass holders may receive a temporary replacement pass for a small fee. Visit the ticket window at Bear Mountain or Snow Summit during operating hours for more info.
      All pass holder benefits, except Friends & Family tickets, are available immediately after purchasing your pass. Friends and Family lift tickets are valid at the start of the 21/22 season.
      21/22 Ikon Pass
      Top winter destinations have joined together to offer skiers and riders 40+ destinations. The Ikon Pass offers the opportunity to traverse unique terrain, join a like-minded community, and experience the most iconic mountains with access to 40+ destinations worldwide. For pricing and more information, visit IkonPass.com.
      Pass Preserver
      Pass Preserver covers unforeseen circumstances that may prohibit a pass holder from using their pass.

      Please note, season lengths may vary annually and are subject to change based on weather conditions, guest wellbeing, and other extenuating circumstances. Season pass purchases do not include a minimum season duration guarantee. Big Bear Mountain Resort highly recommends adding Pass Preserver to all season pass purchases to insure against unforeseen circumstances that may arise. For more information about season lengths, pass options, and/or adding Pass Preserver to your pass purchase please call 844.GO2.BEAR.

      Pass Preserver may be added at the time of purchase.
      Red Sky Travel Insurance

      Contact information: Executive Plaza IV
      11350 McCormick Rd., Suite 102
      Hunt Valley, MD 21031
      Phone: 1-866-889-7409
      Fax: 1-443-279-2901
      Email: redsky@archinsurance.com
      Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM EST
      YES - Pass Preserver may be added to 21/22 season pass purchases until November 1, 2021 by calling 844.GO2.BEAR.
      Pass Preserver coverage for 21/22 BBMR season passes on 4/17/2022.
      Email redsky@archinsurance.com or call 1-866-889-7409. All claims must be filed within 90 days of the event.
      NO - You must be medically able to ski/ride when you purchase Pass Preserver. Pre-existing conditions cannot serve as a basis for claim event.
      Lift Tickets
      A lift ticket is required for all guest using the terrain and chairlifts. Guests do not need a lift ticket to access the base areas.
      Lift ticket prices vary depending on ticket type, date(s), and guest age. Go to the lift ticket page for more information on ticket pricing.
      Day lift tickets are valid for same-day use at both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Night Session lift tickets must be purchased separately and may only be used at Snow Summit.
      Advance purchase discounts are unavailable at this time.
      Snow Summit offers night riding on specific dates throughout the winter season. A Night Session lift ticket is valid from 3PM-8:30PM on those dates*.

      *View Night Session dates. Dates listed are subject to change, based on operating schedule and weather conditions.
      Guests receive a FREE lift ticket on their birthday*.

      To redeem, guests must present a valid ID at any Bear Mountain or Snow Summit ticket window on their legal date of birth to receive a free 1-day lift ticket.

      *Offer valid only on legal date of birth. Lift ticket is non-transferable, not for resale, and cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
      Active and retired military and their families receive a discount on 1-day lift tickets at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Visit our military webpage for more information.
      YES - Groups of 15 or more may qualify for group discounts. Reservations are required. Learn more about Groups.
      NO - Big Bear Mountain Resort does not offer Scenic Sky Chair lift tickets during winter operations. All lift tickets in the winter are one way. All guests must be in proper snowboarding or skiing apparel and gear in order to load onto the chairlifts during the months of November thru April.
      Snow Tubing
      At Snow Summit, between Chairs 1 and 8. Tube park tickets must be purchased prior to riding and are available at any ticket window during operating hours.

      880 Summit Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
      Grizzly Ridge Tube Park has 3 tubing lanes that are groomed daily and a moving carpet to transport guests to the top of the tube hill.
      YES - Children must be at least 2 years old or 36" tall to ride in a snow tube. Restrictions apply.
      NO - Guests must use the snow tubes provided by staff. Guests may not use personal tubes or sleds on Snow Summit or Bear Mountain property at any time.
      Helmets are not required, but are available to rent for $10 per person (all ages).
      Weather conditions and temperatures can vary at higher altitudes, therefore we recommend wearing multiple layers, including a moisture-wicking base layer, an insulating middle layer, and water-resistant outer layer to protect you from the elements.
      Riders must be at least 42" tall and a minimum of 40 lb. Any guest that does not meet the minimum requirements may not participate. Maximum weight to ride is 270 lb. One person per tube. Helmets are not required, but are available to rent for $10 per person (all ages). Helmets can be added to your reservations in-person only.

      All Tube Park guests must sign a liability release prior to riding. Guests under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a release on their behalf.
      Ski & Snowboard Rentals
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      Ski Boot Fitting


      Beginner equipment rentals are from previous seasons such as the 2019/2020 or 2020/2021 winter seasons. Standard equipment rentals are from the 2021/2022 season.
      Child sizes: 8-13
      Youth sizes: 1-6
      Adult sizes: 5-16
      Standard rental is Burton for snowboards and Head for skis. Demo ski rentals include Head, Rossignol, K2, and Salomon. Demo snowboards include Burton, Arbor, Bataleon, and Mervin.
      NO - Big Bear Mountain Resort does not offer any jacket, goggles, or glove rentals, but Big Bear Sports does carry a wide selection of outerwear, accessories, and branded apparel.
      YES - Guests may exchange rental equipment on the day of their rental reservation, subject to availability and any costs associated with the exchange.
      YES - Guests may upgrade their rental equipment on the day of their rental reservation, subject to availability and any costs associated with the upgrade.
      Overnight lockers are available for rent in the locker rooms on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited.
      Processing times vary based on guest volume, staffing, and equipment availability, therefore we recommend allowing at least 1 hour to pick up your equipment. Allow additional time for weekends and holidays or if you have a lesson scheduled.
      Ski & Snowboard Lessons
      To ensure lesson and instructor and availability, we highly recommend booking lessons in advance. Guests may purchase lessons upon arrival, but risk having their preferred instructor or lesson being sold out.
      We recommend arriving at Bear Mountain or Snow Summit at least 1.5 hours (90 minutes) prior to your scheduled lesson time to ensure you have enough time to check-in, pick up your lift tickets and/or rental equipment, gear up, and walk to the designated meeting location. Please note that the recommended arrival time does not include parking and shuttling to the resort.
      BBMR offers group and private lessons for ages 4* and up. To get the most out of your time on the mountain, we recommend booking a lesson based on your skill level.

      *BBMR does not currently offer group lessons for children, ages 4 & under. Kids 4 & under may be enrolled in a private lesson, provided they are potty trained (no diapers).

      FIRST-TIME BEGINNER (level 1): If you have never skied/snowboarded before, never been on a chairlift, or cannot stop or turn. NOTE: If you are not a First-Time Beginner, we will conduct a brief on-site assessment and place you in the appropriate class based on your age, ability and type of equipment (ski vs snowboard).

      ADVANCED BEGINNER (level 2):
      If you can turn, stop, ride a moving carpet or the beginner chairlift and navigate beginner runs without assistance.

      INTERMEDIATE: If you can turn, stop, ride the chairlift, and navigate most beginner and low intermediate runs.

      ADVANCED/EXPERT:
      If you are confident skiing/snowboarding on all terrain, including steep and challenging features.


      YES -- Big Bear Mountain Resort offers multiple lesson options for kids, ages 5-12.

      GROUP LESSONS
      Kids group lessons are available for Adventurers (8-12 years old) and Explorers (5-7 years old). Lesson categories and curriculum are based your age, ability and type of equipment (ski vs snowboard).

      PRIVATE LESSONS
      Children must be at least 4 years old and potty trained to be enrolled in a private lesson (no diapers).
      Weather conditions and temperatures can vary at higher altitudes, therefore we recommend wearing multiple layers, including a moisture-wicking base layer, an insulating middle layer, and water-resistant outer layer to protect you from the elements.

      Need pants for the day? BBMR offers snow pant rentals for $15/day. BBMR does not offer any other clothing rentals, but Big Bear Sports does carry a wide selection of outerwear, accessories, and branded apparel. We recommend guests wearing sunscreen, snow goggles or any form of protected eyewear, gloves/mitten, and socks.

      NOTE: Children ages 12 and under are required to wear a helmet, snow goggles, and gloves/mittens.
    • About Summer Operations
      YES – Big Bear Mountain Resort offers a full slate of family-friendly activities in the summer, including mountain biking, hiking, golf, and Basecamp activities for adventurers of all ages.
      Driving Range is scheduled for May 13, 2022 - October 23, 2022
      Tee times: May 19, 2022 - October 23, 2022
      General public: June 2022 - October 9, 2022
      Basecamp activities: June 2022 - October 9, 2022

      *Dates are subject to change.
      Bike Park Season Passes
      Bike Park season passes give guests unlimited access to the Summit Bike Park during the summer season (June-October), with no blackout dates and include in-resort perks and additional benefits.

      2022 Summit Bike Park passes are valid from opening day (June 2022) through October 9, 2022.
      2022 Summit Bike Park Passes

      Adult (ages 13+): To be determined in spring 2022
      Child (ages 5-12): $99

      Pass prices and availability are subject to change without notice.
      Big Bear Mountain Resort does not plan to limit Bike Park season pass sales at this time; subject to change.
      NO - Summit Bike Park season pass purchases are non-refundable and do not include a minimum season duration guarantee.
      NO – BBMR does not currently offer any season pass discounts.
      Lift Tickets
      All guests must have a valid lift ticket or season pass to access Summit Bike Park, the Scenic Sky Chair, and Grizzly Ridge Tube Park. A lift ticket or season pass is not required to enter the Snow Summit base area.
      Single and multi-day lift tickets are available for purchase online, at the Snow Summit ticket windows, or by calling 844.GO2.BEAR.

      Direct-to-lift tickets are also available at the BBMR Village Shop, located in the Big Bear Visitors Center (40824 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, 92315).
      Guests can bundle a Scenic Sky Chair or Bike Park lift ticket with lunch, which includes any menu item at Skyline Taphouse or Bighorn Smokehouse, plus a fountain drink or bottled water.

      YES – Big Bear Mountain Resort offers the following discounts for kids:

      Scenic Sky Chair

      • Kids, ages 5-12 can ride the Scenic Sky for free when accompanied by a paying adult (limit, 2 kids per paying adult).
      • Lift tickets must be picked up at the Snow Summit ticket windows prior to boarding the lift.
      • All children riding the chairlift must be accompanied by an adult.


      Summit Bike Park

      • Kids, ages 4 and under, receive free Summit Bike Park lift tickets (limit, 1 ticket per child, per day).
      • Lift tickets must be picked up at the Snow Summit ticket windows prior to boarding the lift.
      • All children riding the chairlift must be accompanied by an adult.
      Additional child Sky Chair tickets may be purchased for $12 each. Tickets include one (1) round-trip ride on the Scenic Sky Chair (Chair 1), with access to the top of the mountain (8,200 feet).

      Additional child tickets must be purchased at the Snow Summit ticket windows prior to boarding the lift.

      YES – Big Bear Mountain Resort offers the following discounts for seniors (ages 80+):

      Scenic Sky Chair

      • Free Scenic Sky Chair lift tickets (limit, 1 ticket per guest, per day).
      • Lift tickets must be picked up at the Snow Summit ticket windows prior to boarding the lift.


      Summit Bike Park

      • Free Summit Bike Park lift tickets (limit, 1 ticket per guest, per day).
      • Lift tickets must be picked up at the Snow Summit ticket windows prior to boarding the lift.
      YES -- Guests can receive a FREE Scenic Sky Chair or Bike Park lift ticket on their legal birthday*. To redeem, guests must present a valid ID at the Snow Summit ticket windows on their legal date of birth to receive their complimentary lift ticket.

      *Offer valid only on legal date of birth. Lift ticket is non-transferable, not for resale, and cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.

      YES -- Active and retired* military personnel and their dependents receive 25% off the window rate for 1-day Bike Park or Scenic Sky Chair lift tickets with no blackout dates. Visit the Snow Summit ticket windows to purchase. Not available for online redemption. Valid agency issued ID required.

      *Military retiree is an individual that has worked for the military for at least 20 years.

      Other summer military discounts include:

      • 25% off Basecamp Activities, including the Adventure Day Pass
      • 15% off in-resort bike rentals
      • 20% off green fees at Bear Mountain Golf Course


      Visit the Snow Summit ticket windows to purchase Bike Park or activity tickets. For golf discounts, visit the Pro Shop at Bear Mountain Golf Course.

      Summer Tubing
      YES – The Grizzly Ridge Tube Park is available in the summer, utilizing synthetic tubing lanes to ensure safe and consistent conditions for guests.
      The Grizzly Ridge Tube Park is located at Snow Summit, between chairs 1 and 8. Tube park tickets must be purchased at the Snow Summit Adventure Academy prior to riding with free parking available on a first come, first served basis.
      Tube Park tickets are available for purchase at the Snow Summit Adventure Academy during operating hours. Ticket sales close at 4:30PM. Tube Park tickets are not available for online purchase or advance purchase discounts.
      Children must be at least 36" tall and weigh 40 lbs. or more to ride alone. Maximum weight capacity per tube is 270 lbs. Additional restrictions may apply.
      NO - Helmets are not required to access the Tube Park, but are available to rent for $5 per person (all ages).
      YES - Groups of 15 or more may qualify for discounted rates on Tube Park tickets. Please contact the BBMR Sales Department for more information.
      Golf
      Bear Mountain Golf Course is located across from the Bear Mountain base area.

      43092 Goldmine Dr.
      Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
      Bear Mountain Golf Course is a 9-hole course (par 35).
      YES – Bear Mountain Golf Course has several season pass options. Purchase a golf pass online.
      YES -- Bear Mountain Golf Course hosts a women's league, Tuesday scramble, and night league. For more information, call 909.585.8002.
      YES -- Bear Mountain Golf Course has a 300-yard driving range, chipping and bunker zone, and putting area.
      YES -- Guests receive a FREE 9-hole round of golf on their birthday*.

      To redeem, guests must present a valid ID at the Bear Mountain Pro Shop on their legal date of birth to receive a free round of golf.

      *Offer valid only on legal date of birth. Golf round discount is non-transferable, not for resale, and cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
      YES - Active military and their families* get 20% off green fees at Bear Mountain Golf Course.

      *Valid ID required.
      Bike Rental Equipment
      Snow Summit offers downhill, cross-country, and free mountain bike rentals for all ability levels, ages 3 and up. Reserve your rental equipment in advance to ensure availability.
      YES - Helmets and protective equipment are available for rent at all in-resort rental shops, with select models available for purchase at Big Bear Sports, located in the base area.

      NOTE: Helmets are required for all children, ages 12 and under, enrolled in lessons.
      NO - we do not offer clothing rentals, but Big Bear Sports does carry a wide selection of the latest outerwear, accessories, and branded apparel.
      YES - Guests may exchange or upgrade rental equipment on the day of their rental reservation, subject to availability and any costs associated with the exchange or upgrade.
      Processing times vary based on guest volume, staffing, and equipment availability. We recommend allowing at least 1 hour (60 min.) to pick up your bike/equipment. Please allow additional time for weekends and holidays or if you have a lesson scheduled.
      NO – All bike rentals must be picked up on the day of your reservation – no exceptions.
      YES -- Guests may return their rental bike and/or equipment at any time during the duration of their reservation.
      All bike and/or equipment rentals must be returned by the end of lift operations – aka when the chairlifts stop turning – on the last day of your rental reservation.
      Total payment is due at the time of booking for advanced reservations, or at time of purchase if renting in-person.
      2021 Summit Bike Park passholders get 10% off all in-resort bike rentals (cannot be combined with any additional discounts or promotions). There are no discounts on rental equipment for advance purchase or multi-day rentals.
      All Big Bear Mountain Resort rental shops provide complimentary overnight gear check for multi-day rentals. Please note, space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
      Mountain Bike Lessons
      Bike lesson reservations are not required, but highly recommended to ensure preferred instructor and lesson time availability. Call 844.GO2.BEAR to book in advance.

      NOTE: A valid lift ticket or season pass is required for all lessons. Lessons do not include lift tickets or season passes.
      We recommend arriving at least 1 hour (60 min.) prior to your scheduled lesson time to ensure enough time to park, check-in, and pick up your lift tickets and/or rental equipment.
      BBMR offers group and private lessons for ages 5 and up that are tailored to your skill set.

      BEGINNER: If you have never tried mountain biking before, never been on a chairlift, or need assistance with shifting and/or braking.
      INTERMEDIATE: If you can comfortably ride the chairlift and navigate most beginner and low intermediate trails.
      ADVANCED/EXPERT: If you are confident riding on all terrain, including steep and challenging features.
      All bike lessons meet at the Snow Summit Adventure Academy, located on the east end of the base area.
      YES – Big Bear Mountain Resort offers bike lessons for kids, ages 5 and up. Children must be potty trained prior to taking a lesson.
      Weather conditions and temperatures can vary dramatically at higher altitudes. We highly recommend bringing multiple layers, including a moisture-wicking base layer, an insulating middle layer, and water-resistant outer layer to protect you from the elements.
      Some people may experience dizziness, nausea, and general fatigue at higher altitudes due to lower barometric pressure and oxygen levels. To avoid these symptoms, remember to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your visit, limit your caffeine and alcohol intake, and pace yourself throughout while at higher altitudes.

      The effects of sun exposure are also amplified at higher altitudes. Guests should use sunscreen with at least 30 SPF on any exposed areas and reapply regularly throughout the day.

      If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, find a shaded area to rest and hydrate. If your condition does not improve, contact the Patrol Department for further assistance and treatment.
      Hiking
      NO - Lift tickets are not required to access the in-resort hiking trails at Snow Summit. Lift tickets are required for uphill and/or downhill access on the Scenic Sky Chair.
      YES -- Dogs are allowed in the Snow Summit base area and on in-resort hiking trails, but must be on a leash at all times. Guests are responsible for cleaning up after, and any injury/damage caused by, their dog(s). Dogs are not permitted on chairlifts.
      Water stations are not available on the trails at Snow Summit. You can fill up your water bottles at the base area or at the top at Skyline Taphouse*.

      *Subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions. Only available during operating hours.
      NO - Restrooms are located in the Snow Summit base area and the top of Chair 1 at Skyline Taphouse*.

      *Only available during operating hours.
      2 – The top-to-bottom Bobsled Trail (2 mi.), located at the base of Chair 5, and Mountain Top Loop (1 mi.), located at the top of Chair 1. Both trails offer scenic vistas and access to over 60 miles of trails throughout the valley.
      BBMR offer Lift + Lunch Packages, which includes a Scenic Sky Chair lift ticket and any menu item at Skyline Taphouse served with a fountain drink or bottled water.

      Purchase online.
      Summer temps in Big Bear are typically much cooler than many other places in Southern California, with an average range of 70° – 82°F.

      Check current weather conditions.
      We recommend starting before 10AM to avoid warmer temps and higher UV levels.
      NO - Big Bear Mountain Resort does not offer guided hiking tours at this time.

      YES -- The following mountaintop activities are available in the summer:

      • Summit Bike Park + access to 60+ miles of cross-country bike trails
      • Mountain Top Loop hiking trail (1 mi.)
      • Skyline Taphouse* (outdoor dining + kids play area)

      *Only available during operating hours.

    Resort Policies

    Year-Round Rules & Regulations
    YES - Dogs are permitted in the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit base areas, but must be on-leash at all times. Dogs are not permitted on chairlifts and owners assume all liability for damages/injuries caused by their pets. Dogs do not require a lift ticket or season pass to enter the base area.

    Dogs that exhibit aggressive behavior toward guests or other dogs will be prohibited from the resort.
    NO – Smoking/vaping is not permitted at Big Bear Mountain Resort. Persons found in violation may lose lift privileges and be prohibited from the resort.
    NO – Outside alcohol is not permitted at Big Bear Mountain Resort. Persons found in violation may lose lift privileges and be prohibited from the resort.
    Overnight parking/camping is not permitted at Big Bear Mountain Resort. Guests found in violation may be removed from the resort and subject to potential legal action.
    YES – Class 1 pedal-assist electric mountain bikes (e-bikes/e-mtb) are permitted at Summit Bike Park.
    NO – Class 2 and 3 e-bikes are not permitted on lifts or BBMR trails at this time.
    E-bikes are bicycles equipped with a battery-powered “assist” that can be engaged while pedaling. When you pedal on an e-bike, the electric battery kicks in and provides additional pedaling power. E-bikes are a great option for beginners, riders with physical limitations, or anyone looking for a boost while riding -- from uphill ascents to all-day expeditions.
    Any bike electrical propulsion components qualifies as an e-bike.
    PERMITTED TRAILSPROHIBITED TRAILS
    BLUE STEELBRISTLECONE
    MIRACLE MILEDICKIES
    PARTY WAVEGOING GREEN
    SMALL WONDERFALL LINE
    TURTLE TRAILFERN TRAIL
    10-PLYSKYLINE
    WESTRIDGETOWNE TRAIL

    NOTE: E-bikes are not allowed on any non-motorized USFS trails in the valley but are permitted on all roads and trails that are open to motor vehicles. All bikes will be inspected prior to loading on chairlifts. Class 2 and 3 e-bikes are not permitted on lifts or BBMR trails.
    YES – E-bike rentals are available at the Summit Bike rental shop located at 880 Summit Blvd.
    NO - Bonfires, fire pits, and BBQs are not permitted at Big Bear Mountain Resort. Persons found in violation may lose lift privileges and be prohibited from the resort.
    Lift tickets are required for on-hill activities – Bike Park, Scenic Sky Chair, Tube Park, etc. – and special events. At this time, a lift ticket or season pass is not required to enter the Snow Summit base area or access any on-site hiking trails.
    Weather conditions and temperatures can vary at higher altitudes, therefore we recommend wearing multiple layers, including a moisture-wicking base layer, an insulating middle layer, and water-resistant outer layer to protect you from the elements.
    NO – Big Bear Mountain Resort strictly prohibits the unauthorized use of drones and other small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), including but is not limited to, devices launched off-site that travel anywhere on or above resort property.
    Snow bikes, snow razor scooters, and 3rd party or personal sleds are not permitted on lifts or BBMR trails.

    Guests using BBMR’s slopes, carpets, lifts, and trails are required to use skis and snowboards that have a binding system as well as full metal edges on the sliding surface.
    NO – In accordance with California state law, use of marijuana products – including smoking/vaping and edibles – is not permitted in any public place or location where smoking or vaporizing tobacco is prohibited. Guests found in violation of using marijuana on resort property, including inside vehicles and/or other personal structures parked/located in resort parking lots, may be subject to a fine, loss of lift privileges and/or removal from the resort.
    1. We do not operate our lifts or outdoor facilities or undertake maintenance operations when lightning is within 6 miles of the designated lightning center. At the discretion of the MMOD or the Facility Manager, using the information provided by Schneider Electric, an activity may remain in operation. There are 3 centers depending on the area of operation: Top of Bear Mountain, Base are of Snow Summit, and the Bear Mountain Golf Course.
    2. When Schneider Electric detects lightning within the 10 to 15-mile Advisory Area for BBMR, text messages will be sent to designated Managers and Supervisors advising them of the proximity of lightning. Text messages will also be sent when lightning is detected within the caution (10 to 6-mile range) and warning (less than 6 mile) areas.
    3. Operations may recommence when no lightning has occurred for 15 minutes inside cautionary range (10 to 6-mile range.)
    Big Bear Mountain Resort subscribes to Schneider Electric’s Sentry System which supplies us with real-time information on lightning strikes within the Big Bear area.

    The National Lightning Detection Network consists of over 110 ground-based sensors that detect the electromagnetic signals that are emitted by lightning discharges. Each sensor is equipped with GPS timing and magnetic direction finders to measure the signals, and satellite communications to transmit the information in real-time to Vaisala’s control center in Tucson, Arizona. They ingest the raw data and calculate the position of the lightning strikes, which is sent to Schneider Electric in less than 30 seconds. Schneider Electric then makes this information available to their subscribers.
    Big Bear Mountain Resort does not own or operate any lodging properties. For a list of available lodging properties, go to BigBear.com.
    There are several ways to get to BBMR based on your location, the weather, and road conditions.
    SUMMER
    Parking is free in all BBMR lots on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability.

    WINTER
    Paid parking will be extended to all BBMR lots – including remote lots – on select dates in the winter. All parking is available on a first come, first serve basis, subject to availability. Please check back in the fall for more information on 21/22 winter operations, including paid parking dates.
    YES -- we offer free shuttle service between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit on select dates during the winter. Intermountain shuttle service is not available in the summer. Read more about BBMR shuttles.
    Weather and road conditions can vary greatly during the winter. Tire chains and/or 4-wheel drive may be required to reach the mountains. Check current road conditions.
    Big Bear Mountain Resort does not offer any on-site child care services.
    Not at this time.

    A program where we assist individuals with disabilities in determining whether or not to take advantage of the goods and services offered at Big Bear Mountain Resort.
    Email: accessibility@bbmr.com
    Mail: Big Bear Mountain Resort
    ATTN: Accessibility
    PO BOX 77
    Big Bear Lake, CA 92135