Know Where to Park for Big Bear Mountain Resort
Winter Season Parking23/24 Premium Parking Passes are Sold Out
Upper lot parking fees are not included with Lift Ticket, Lesson, Rental, or Tubing/Snow Play, etc. Parking tickets must be purchased separately. Electric car charging stations are not available at Snow Valley, Snow Summit, or Bear Mountain. Online parking reservations must be reserved at least 24 hours prior to arrival. Guests may buy day-of with a parking attendant if spots are still available. Spots typically sell out 3-5 days prior to a weekend date.
- CARPOOL: To help alleviate traffic congestion at Big Bear Mountain Resort and the surrounding mountain communities, we encourage visitors to carpool whenever possible. Carpooling can reduce the number of vehicles on the road and contribute to a more sustainable and less congested experience for everyone. Thank you for your cooperation in making the mountain areas more accessible and enjoyable for all.
- PARK IN PUBLIC PARKING LOTS: A convenient option for visitors to Big Bear Mountain Resort is to park in the public lots provided by the City of Big Bear Lake and then use the free Mountain Transit to get dropped off at the resorts. This approach not only helps reduce traffic and parking congestion but also provides an environmentally friendly and hassle-free way to access the resort. It's a win-win for both visitors and the community.
- STAY PARKED AT YOUR LODGING: If you're staying at a lodging location in Big Bear Lake, it's advisable to leave your car parked at your accommodation and utilize the free mountain transit service to get dropped off in the base area of the resort. This approach not only reduces traffic and parking issues but also enhances the convenience of accessing the resort's facilities. It's a practical and eco-friendly way to enjoy your stay in the area.
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Fees In Effect on Select Dates
Closest to the Base Areas
It doesn't get any closer than this. These lots are usually full by 8AM on weekends, holidays, and peak periods, so plan accordingly.
On select dates: $20-$40 per regular sized vehicle, per day based on peak & holiday dates; $50 for oversized vehicles/RVs
Walkable to/from the resorts; no shuttle service needed
Closest to the base area
- At Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, on specific dates when paid parking is implemented, all visitors, including season pass holders, who do not have a Premium Parking Pass registered to their vehicle will be required to pay an upper lot parking fee. Subject to availability.
- At Snow Valley, on specific dates when paid parking is implemented, all visitors, excluding season pass holders, who do not have a Premium Parking Pass registered to their vehicle will be required to pay an upper lot parking fee. All spots are first-come, first-served with limited availability. Once the free allocated pass holder parking spots have be filled and the upper lot has been completely booked out, no alternative parking lots or free options will be offered.
- Free parking at Snow Valley & Snow Summit after 2PM for guests with Night Session reservations, subject to availability.
Snow Valley Base Parking Lot
35100 CA-18, Running Springs, CA 92382
Snow Summit Base Parking Lot
880 Summit Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, California 92315
Bear Mountain Base Lot
43101 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, California 92315
43092 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Located across from Bear Mountain
About Reserved Parking
Upper lot parking tickets are not included in any Lift Ticket, Lesson, Rental, or Tubing/Snow Play reservations. Add on your parking ticket during checkout if your trip lands on of the following 23/24 dates:
December: 8-10, 15-31
January: 1-7, 12-15, 19-21, 26-28
February: 2-4, 9-11, 16-19, 23-25
March: 1-3, 8-10, 15-17
Snow Valley exclusively provides upper lot parking, without any offsite parking alternatives. During periods of paid parking at Snow Valley, once all pre-purchased parking reservations are fully booked, no additional on-site parking will be available.
Availability is limited. It's important to be aware that guests (including pass holders) that arrive after upper lot parking has been filled without a parking reservation will be denied parking access by Big Bear Mountain Resort.
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Free Offsite Parking All Season Long
Free Shuttle Service to/from Base Areas
Off-site parking lots operate based on guest/vehicle volume with free shuttle service to/from the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit base areas. BBMR parking lots are reserved for guests participating in on-hill activities (skiing, snowboarding, tubing) only.
Snow Valley does not offer offsite parking alternatives. Be aware that guests who have purchased lift tickets, lessons, rentals, or tubing without a parking reservation will be denied parking access by Big Bear Mountain Resort if no parking spots are available.
Not walkable to resorts
Complimentary shuttle service to/from base areas
103 Sandalwood, Big Bear Lake, California 92315
This lot opens at the same time as the upper lots to accommodate guests looking for free parking or once the upper lots are filled/sold out.
Fox Farm Lot
41850 Garstin Drive, Big Bear Lake, California 92315
Located behind the hospital, this lot will usually open at the same time as the upper lots to accommodate guests looking for free parking or once the upper lots are filled/sold out.
Brownie Lane Lot
42044 Brownie Lane, Big Bear Lake, California 92315
Located between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, this lot usually opens after the upper lots and other remote lots have been filled.
42600 Moonridge Road, Big Bear Lake, California 92315
Located across from the zoo, this lot usually opens after the upper lots have been filled.
Backward Look Lot
42344 Moonridge Road, Big Bear Lake, California 92315
Located on the way to Bear Mountain, this lot usually opens after the upper, Brownie, and Moonridge lots have been filled.
To minimize the impact of guest traffic on local residents and businesses, Big Bear Mountain Resort uses a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) on select dates as required by the City of Big Bear Lake. On dates when the TMP is in effect, typically peak weekends and holidays that align with paid parking dates, guests that do not purchase Reserved Parking in advance will be directed to Sandalwood Lot first. On dates when the TMP is not in effect, lots are filled in the following order: Bear/Summit upper lots, Brownie, Fox Farm, Sandalwood. For real-time parking updates, download the BBMR mobile app.
Free Public Parking
Operated by the City of Big Bear Lake
For day-trippers to Big Bear Lake that do not have lodging with available parking may park in the city's public parking lots. Park at your own discretion.
- 615 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
- 630 Knickerbocker Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
- Pennsylvania Road (EV charging stations available)
- Behind the Dynasty restaurant (Alden Lot)
Once parked, take the free Mountain Transit to the base areas. Free/public overnight is not offered in Big Bear Lake.For more information on public parking, contact the Big Bear Visitor Center directly at BigBear.com. rich-text, responsive-table
Big Bear Mountain Resort guests are welcome to use the guest drop-off zone for easy loading/unloading of belongings and equipment. Turn on your hazard lights and follow the orange parking lot signs. Paid parking tickets/pass not required for drop off.
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On-site ADA parking is located in designated areas at both mountains. Please note that Parking Control operates in a manner responsive to the needs of our guests who display state-authorized DMV disabled person (DP) or disabled veteran (DV) license plates or an authorized placard or permit. Guest with DP or DV license plates or an authorized placard or permit must also have a state-issued disabled ID card in their possession. All on-site ADA parking spaces are offered free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
If a designated ADA parking space is not available, please notify Parking Control staff that your vehicle has an occupant that requires ADA access in our designated drop-off area. Once the guest has been dropped off, please park as directed by Parking Control staff.
To ensure ADA parking access, we recommend arriving at least 90 minutes prior to chairlifts opening.
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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 & Emergency Hotline
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.
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. rich-text, responsive-table