Daily Message

Forecasts are calling for sunny skies with a daytime high near 52F. Snow Summit will operate today from 9AM-4PM. Starting tomorrow, Dec. 13, Bear Mountain will be open daily.

Night Sessions will not be available Dec. 13 & 14 so our operations teams can take advantage of the prime snowmaking conditions and continue to provide the best snow conditions in SoCal.

With the season off to a record-setting start, now is the time to purchase a 2019/20 season pass. Buy online before Dec. 23 and save up to $100. Purchase a season pass online. Today is the last day to purchase an Ikona Pass. Starting Dec. 13, 2019/20 Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass are no longer available for purchase. Purchase a season pass online

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Big Bear Mountain Resort has fun for everyone in your family or group. Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, our twin properties – Snow Summit and Bear Mountain – are year-round destinations for scenic getaways and high-energy outdoor experiences. In the summer our properties are home to Southern California’s best lift-served mountain bike park, miles of hiking, a nine-hole golf course, and many other family-friendly activities. Come explore.


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Snow Summit Opening Day is November 16

Nov 13, 2018
Snow Summit slope with snow

The wait is over. Grab your gear – and some friends – the 2018/19 winter season officially kicks off at BBMR on Friday, Nov. 16. The lifts start spinning daily at Snow Summit starting at 9AM this Friday, with chairs 1 (Miracle Mile) and 8 (Bear Bottom Beginner Area). Bear Mountain expected to open for weekend-only operations (Friday – Sunday) starting Nov. 23 (Black Friday), with daily operations beginning Dec. 7. In the meantime, all Bear Mountain Anytime passholders will be able to ski/ride at Snow Summit until Dec. 7.

If you haven’t received your 18/19 season pass yet, don’t worry, you can still enjoy the opening weekend festivities – complimentary single-day lift tickets will be available for 18/19 passholders at the Guest Services office. If your pass was not shipped to you, it was most likely because your passholder profile on was not completed and a photo and/or a Release of Liability form are still needed. Learn more.

Purchase a 18/19 season pass online today. Hurry – prices go up Dec. 22.

Opening Day Specials
To celebrate the start of the season, full-day lift tickets for Opening Day are only $49 for adults (18-64), $40 for teens (13-17) and seniors (65-79), and $20 for kids (5-12). Guests 4 and under or 80 and up ski/ride for FREE all season.

Guests can also score a FREE limited edition Opening Day t-shirt at Big Bear Sports with any retail purchase of $75 or more, or purchase one for $25, while supplies last.

Friday, Nov. 16
(Snow Summit Opening Day)
9AM – 4PM (Ticket windows open at 8AM)
Saturday, Nov. 17 – Sunday, Nov. 18 8:30AM – 4PM (Ticket windows open at 7:30AM)
Monday, Nov. 18 – Thursday, Nov. 22 9AM – 4PM (Ticket windows open at 8AM)
Friday, Nov. 23
(Bear Mountain Opening Day)
8:30AM – 4PM (Ticket windows open at 7:30AM)
Saturday, Nov 24 – Sunday, Nov. 25
(Thanksgiving Weekend/Holiday)
8:30AM – 4PM(Ticket windows open at 7:30AM)

View full the hours of operations.

Base Area Services & Facilities

The following base area services and facilities will be open at Snow Summit this weekend 30 minutes prior to lifts opening.

Ironwood Coffee
Oakfire Grill
Hawks ‘52
Big Bear Sports
Summit Rentals
Summit Lockers

For more information on weather and road conditions, resort news, and upcoming events by sign up for our email newsletter and remember to purchase your tickets at least 72 hours in advance to save 20%.

Winter 2018/19 is finally here. Here’s to a great season.

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