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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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Bear Mountain | 2018/19 Winter Opening Day

Date / Time
Nov 23 / 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Bear Mountain


We are excited to announced that Bear Mountain's opening day for the 2018/19 winter season is on Friday, November 23, 2018. Lifts will start spinning at 8:30AM on on Chair 9 accessing Upper Park Run, Expressway, Gulch, Lower Park Run and Chair 7 accessing Inspiration (see trail maps). 

Bear Mountain is scheduled to open weekends only starting Fri., Nov 23, and is expected to open daily starting Fri., Dec 7. Bear Mountain Anytime season passes are valid at Snow Summit through Dec., 7.


Schedule is subject to change based on weather and conditions. Quick overview of upcoming dates:

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.

Enjoy tons of dining options at the resort at Silver Mountain Eatery, Laybacks Bar, Jibber Java and BBQ in the Park. Dining locations are open 30 minutes prior to chairlifts. Check hours.

Opening Day T-Shirts
Get a free limited edition Opening Day t–shirt with any retail purchase of $75 or more at Big Bear Sports at Bear Mountain, while supplies last. Opening Day shirts will also be on sale for $25/ea, limited quantities available so get yours early on November 23.

Opening Day Lift Tickets Special
Get on the hill with 20% savings on all lift tickets when you purchase at least 72 hours in advance.


Didn't Receive Your BBMR or Ikon Pass Yet?
Find out where to pick up your pass so you can get on the slopes quickly. If you still need to purchase a pass, buy it online to hit the hill faster.

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