Daily Message

Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Mountain Resort is a year-round destination for high energy outdoor experiences. Revered for its skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and home to Southern California's only lift-served hiking and mountain biking during the summer months.

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Our goal is to provide a safe, consistent, and fun mountain experience for our different guest segments by enforcing personal responsibility and respect for others and our environment.



If you do not have a phone, advise a lift operator or any uniformed employee of the nature and location of the injury and a description of the injured person.



The base of Big Bear Mountain Resort is 7,000 feet above sea level. Visitors may experience some minor side effects due to high elevation.

  • Altitude Adjustment
  • Avoiding Sunburns
  • Keeping Warm
  • Eat Lightly and Drink Plenty of Liquids
  • Protect Your Eyes from High Altitude Sun and Wind
  • Listening to Your Body

Altitude Adjustment

When you first arrive, acclimatize yourself for a period of time prior to beginning strenuous activities. At high elevations, the atmosphere is thinner and there is less oxygen and less humidity available to you than at sea level. This can result in a number of symptoms such as muscle fatigue, insomnia, mild headaches or slight shortness of breath.

Avoid Sunburn

Our thin atmosphere filters out only a minimum of the sun’s ultraviolet (“UV”) rays and can result in severe sunburn. So be sure to take adequate precautions to protect your eyes and skin. During high-exposure activities such as spring skiing, those with fair skin may experience sunburn after only two hours of sun exposure, even after applying maximum sunscreen protection. Parents should be especially careful with young children, and apply a generous amount of sunscreen prior to any outdoor activities.

Keep Warm

At this elevation, the weather can change quickly. Winter or summer prolonged exposure to the elements can cause serious problems. Children are not always aware that they are becoming too cold. Parents should watch for red noses and red ears. If this occurs, bring the child in from the cold, remove wet clothes and warm the child and affected areas immediately. Take frequent breaks from the cold or heat. It is wise to layer your clothes, no matter what the season. A t-shirt, wool sweater, nylon windbreaker with hood and a bottle of water are basics for just about any summer activity.

Eat Lightly and Drink Plenty of Liquids

You may tend to become dehydrated more quickly at high altitude than at sea level, so drink plenty of water and other fluids (8-10 glasses daily). You should also avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for the first 24 hours of your stay.

Protect Your Eyes from High Altitude Sun and Wind

It is important to use proper UV protection for your eyes. The surface of the dirt or water can act as a reflector of UV rays and can generate a great deal of UV exposure to the eyes. Equip yourself and your children with UV sunglasses or goggles. Failure to wear proper eye protection can result in an actual burn of the eye’s surface– a painful condition requiring medical treatment. Wind and blowing dust can wreak havoc on sensitive eyes so make sure to have protection even when the weather seems calm.

Listen to Your Body

If you experience symptoms such as headache, insomnia and/or fatigue, you may have a mild form of “altitude sickness.” These symptoms are a warning to decrease your activity level. If symptoms persist or begin to worry you, don’t hesitate to come to the Emergency Department.


The trails of Summit Bike Park are rough and demanding on both the bike and the body. Before riding always inspect your equipment or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic at the Adventure Academy tune-up shop.

1. Helmets are required for all mountain bike trails. Before heading out make sure yours fits correctly and is not damaged.

2. Assess safety pads for fit and any damage. Make sure you are wearing the appropriate pads for you skill level and that coincide with the difficulty of the trails you're looking to ride. 

3. Inspect bike frame for cracks, damaged or dented areas.

4. Ensure you have sufficient brake pads to stop your bike while descending.

5. Front and rear axles (skewers) should be tight.

6. Headset and stem must be secure with no looseness or play.

7. Check that your tires are in good condition, with no tears or cuts on the rolling surface or sidewall.

8. Handle bar and handle grips must be tight and unable to spin. Seat and seatpost need to be fastened securely.



In the interest of the health, welfare and safety for our guests, employees, and property, Big Bear Mountain Resort strictly prohibits the unauthorized use of drones and all other small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) on its property. This prohibition includes but is not limited to, Aircraft launched off-site that travels anywhere on or above Resort properties.

Due to safety and privacy concerns, Big Bear Mountain Resort prohibits the operation or use on or above Resort properties of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public—including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists—without the prior written authorization from Big Bear Mountain Resort. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the area boundaries.  This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from Resort properties, as well as any launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries.

Please contact Mountain Operations if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any such devices. Any authorized operation of drones on or above Resort properties will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, [and / or U.S. Forest Service rules], as well as those policies separately established by this Resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.  Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your access privileges to the Resort, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any  prohibited equipment, and may subject violators to any liability for damages, including, but not limited to, damages for trespass, violations of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees.




Big Bear Mountain Resort has miles of dirt roads that wind their way around the mountain, these are for company vehicles only and are prohibited to biking and hiking. Bikes must stay on marked trails. Vehicle access to Big Bear Mountain Resort is restricted to company vehicles and those having legitimate business on the mountain only.



  • Bikes with kids in baskets on the front of bikes are prohibited.
  • Big Bear’s weather can change rapidly. Severe thunderstorms and temperature changes are common. Be prepared for changing conditions.
  • No smoking due to extreme fire danger.
  • Walk your bikes in the base area.
  • Familiarize yourself with the trail system and select rides within your ability level.
  • Make sure that all bike components work properly.
  • Helmets are required while riding. Gloves and protective clothing are recommended.
  • Always ride with a buddy and be prepared for emergencies.
  • Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings and ride only on designated trails. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Be courteous to other riders and pass only when it is safe.
  • Yield to other types of trail users including hikers.

FOUR MAIN POINTS OF SMART RIDE. Smart Ride is a mountain bike specific safety program that you should check out before using Mountain Bike Terrain and Skill Development Areas at any mountain bike park.

Make a Plan. Every time you ride Mountain Bike Terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Use your first run as a warm up run and to familiarize yourself with the terrain. Your speed and approach will directly affect your maneuver or jump and landing.

Look Before You Leap. Before getting into Mountain Bike Terrain, observe all signage and warnings. Scope around the jumps first--not over them. Be aware that the features change constantly due to weather, usage, maintenance and other factors. Do not jump blindly and use a spotter when necessary.

Easy Style It. Know your limits and ride within your ability level. Begin with smaller features and work your way up. Stay in control on the ground and in the air. Do not attempt any features unless you have sufficient ability and experience to do so safely. When in doubt, walk your bike or ride around.

Respect Gets Respect. Respect the terrain and others. Wait your turn: One person on a feature at a time. Always clear the landing area quickly. Respect all signs and stay off closed terrain and features.



Big Bear Mountain Resort allows class 1 pedal-assist electric mountain bikes (e-bikes/e-mtb). Class 2 and 3 e-bikes are not permitted on lifts or BBMR trails at this time.




  • Obey all trail signs and markings and hike only on designated trails.
  • Don't stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible to others.
  • Dogs must be on a leash and under an owner's control at all times while on Snow Summit’s property.
  • Know how to use the lifts properly. When in doubt, ask a lift operator.
  • Respect the environment and wildlife.
  • Access to emergency care available at the top of Chair 1, top of Chair 2, and at the base.
  • If you are involved in or witness a collision, you must identify yourself to a Snow Summit Mountain Bike Patroller or employee.
  • Be prepared for constantly changing weather conditions.
  • No smoking due to extreme fire danger.
  • Some trails may be closed due to construction. Consult mountain bike staff for information.
  • Please check in at Guest Services prior to accessing the trail system.
  • Please hike on designated hiking trails and roads only.
  • Hiking/outdoor footwear is recommended.