Bear Mountain ("Bear") is an innovator in Park design and development. Bear is where you’ll find Southern California’s ("SoCal") only halfpipes, the Red Bull Plaza, The Scene. This combined with features spread over our 748 permitted acres is why Bear is the home mountain to many world-class athletes including our riders. While regularly appearing in the top of ski and snowboard resort polls, Bear is also home to the largest learning area in SoCal, backed by our professionally certified instructors that make learning easy, fun and natural. Bear is where SoCal learns to ski and ride. With a state-of-the-art snowmaking system and grooming fleet, you can count on Bear for great conditions all season long.


Nestled in the heart of the San Bernardino National Forest, Bear Mountain is a short, scenic drive from most locations in Southern California approximately 3 hours from Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Diego.

43101 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315



Bear Mountain is a premier family-friendly Southern California (SoCal) destination revered for its nearby skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Explore activities and fun for every age.

Widely regarded as one of the most innovate and influential destinations in the snow sports industry, Bear Mountain has been pushing the progression of skiing and snowboarding for over 50 years. Bear Mountain is part of Big Bear Mountain Resort, along with Snow Summit, which is owned by Alterra Mountain Company.

Tradition Meets Progression

Mountain Info

Founded: 1943 (Moonridge Ski Area)
Base Elevation: 7,140 ft/2,176 m
Peak Elevation: 8,805 ft/2,683 m
Vertical Drop: 1,665 ft/507 m
Uphill Capacity: 16,590 per hour
Avg. Season Length: Nov. – March/April
Developed Acres: 198
Trails/Runs: 15
Longest Run: Geronimo - 1.5 mi/2.4 km
Terrain Parks: 14
Pipes: 3
Lifts: 8 (+ 4 Moving Carpets)

15% First-Time Beginner
15% Low Intermediate
40% Intermediate
30% Advanced

Terrain Difficulty

Terrain Parks

From our Skill Builder Park to the Red Bull Plaza, our terrain parks cater to riders of all ability levels with unique features and layouts that are constantly pushing the progression of the sport. Whether you're new to riding, a park pro, or somewhere in-between, BBMR is home to some of the most innovative and influential terrain parks in the industry.

Our terrain parks are ranked top ten best snowboarding terrain parks in North America by TransWorld SNOWboarding.

Let’s bring it all together. The four-season fun on elevated terrain, the consistent snow, the history, the sunny disposition, the classic traditions and the contagious progression. These things all come from the same place. And good news—it’s only 100 miles from the coast. The easiest and best way to get your turns in, surrounded by natural beauty and a vibrant community.