Choose Your Treasures

Sift Through Sand & Rocks
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Pint-sized prospectors will enjoy getting their hands dirty as they sift through sand and rocks at Summit Mining Co. in hopes of striking it rich. Grab a bag of mining rough where gemstones, arrowheads and other fun finds are hidden, then uncover the treasures by using a screen tray and water flume in the sluice box in the base area at Snow Summit.
Snow Summit


880 Summit Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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Please note: Basecamp Activities are not offered at Bear Mountain or Snow Valley.
Open daily, 10AM-4PM. Starting Tuesday, September 3, operations will be Friday–Sunday only.

Closing hours are extended to 5PM on these peak dates: July 4-6; August 31-September 2. Starting Tuesday, September 3, operations will be Friday–Sunday, 10AM-4PM.
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Climbing Wall 3 Routes
Euro Bungee 3 Minutes
Zip Line 1 Zip
Grizzly Ridge Tube Park 2 Runs
Kids Full Throttle 2 Runs
Scenic Sky Chair Rides 1-Round Trip


  • Birthday: Free climbing wall single-use ticket. Learn more about birthday deals.
  • Child Bike Park Lift Ticket Discounts: Upgrade your Adventure Day Pass by adding on a Child (ages 5-12) bike park lift ticket for $15. Start by adding an Adventure Day Pass to your cart, then you'll be prompted to add on a child MTB ticket.
  • More Discounts: Military & group discounts available.
In the Snow Summit base area, near Bighorn Smokehouse. Sandbags must be picked up at the Snow Summit ticket windows.
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Purchasing Bags

Sandbags are available for purchase online or at the Snow Summit ticket windows. The last bag is sold 30 minutes prior to closing.

Choose Your Treasures

Decide what you will uncover by selecting from several different bags of mining rough that each come with a keeper bag for your finds and an educational ID postcard so you can easily identify your discoveries.
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Pay Dirt
$12 Per Mining Bag

Mine for 6+ oz. of gemstones hidden in 3 lbs of sand. Includes 1 (one) treasure bag with gemstone postcard, keeper bag, and personalized labels for the bag.
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Arrowhead Find
$12 Per Mining Bag

Search for 7 stone arrowheads hidden in 3 lbs of sand. Includes 1 (one) treasure bag with keeper bag, and personalized labels for the bag.
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Emerald Strike
$17 Per Mining Bag

Find Emeralds through 5lbs of sand. Includes 1 (one) treasure bag with gemstone postcard, keeper bag, and personalized labels for the bag.
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Mother Lode
$25 Per Mining Bag

Sift through 10+ oz of fossils, shark teeth, arrowheads, and Amethyst druzy. Includes 2 (two) collection bags with gemstone & fossil combo postcard, keeper bag, and personalized labels for the bags (3 total).
Using Gift Cards, ACV, and other Forms of Payment
Gift Cards, Pass Holder Discounts, Pass Cash, and Activity Change Vouchers cannot be applied online at this time. These forms of payments can only be used in-person or by calling 844.GO2.BEAR. Credit card tokenization is the process of de-identifying sensitive cardholder data by converting it to a string of randomly generated numbers called a "token." Similar to encryption, tokenization obfuscates the original data to render it unreadable in the event of a data breach or other exposure. If you are having issues with your card, please call your bank directly.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
Guests may change or cancel lift ticket, lesson, rental, or activity reservations up to 3 full days prior to the scheduled date for a full refund. Changes or cancellations made within 3 days, up until the day prior to the scheduled date, will result in an Activity Change Voucher being issued for the full value of the activity cost (no fee). Same-day changes, cancellations, or failure to show up to your activity will result in a full forfeit of your payment. Once you make a purchase, if those funds are removed from Big Bear Mountain Resort's account and given back to you, your purchased tickets will become void and irredeemable for entry. Fraudulent attempts to force a bank or credit card chargeback by claiming you didn’t make the ticket purchase or can’t identify the purchase on your bank statement will result in being barred from attending future events hosted by Big Bear Mountain Resort. Promotional sales or events including but not limited to Glow Golf and Above the Boom, do not qualify for refunds. All sales are final.
Risk Warning
Skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities have inherent risks that may result in property damage, personal injury, or death. GUESTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND ASSUME ALL INHERENT RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. All guests must follow the Big Bear Mountain Resort rules of conduct and NSAA Responsibility Code. Visit the Safety page for complete details. Lift tickets and season passes may be suspended or revoked without refund at any time for failure to comply with resort rules, misconduct, nuisance, reckless behavior, or fraudulent use. Anyone attempting to use a lift ticket or season pass fraudulently or in a manner for which it is not intended is subject to prosecution under California Penal Code 537(b). Facilities under permit from the U.S. Forest Service.
Policy on Lift Ticket Purchases & Age Verification
Anyone found purchasing child tickets for personal use as adult tickets will be deemed engaging in fraudulent activity. Big Bear Mountain Resort is committed to rigorously enforcing the utilization of tickets in accordance with their designated age categories. Any patrons discovered using tickets intended for a different age category will be promptly escorted from the resort and may incur additional consequences, potentially including a ban from future visits to Big Bear Mountain Resort.
Avoid Fraud
Lift tickets are non-transferable and are not for resale. Violators may be prosecuted under California Penal Code 537 PC. To ensure the safety of our guests and employees, all ski, snowboard, and bike lessons at Big Bear Mountain Resort must be booked with a certified, BBMR instructor. Anyone found offering/selling or purchasing a 3rd party/non-BBMR lesson at BBMR will forfeit their resort access, including lift privileges, and be subject to prosecution, pursuant to California Penal Code 537 PC.
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