Enjoy Panoramic Views of Big Bear Valley

Unique Activity in Big Bear Lake
Enjoy panoramic views of the Big Bear Valley on a mile-long ascent through the San Bernardino National Forest on Snow Summit's Scenic Sky Chair before arriving at the mountaintop (elevation 8,200 feet). While at the top, some activities offered includes:

  • Big Bear’s only mountaintop dining at the top of Chair 1 (elevation 8,200 feet), featuring outdoor BBQ, kids' favorites, and amazing vistas. Add-on a round-trip lift ticket with a lunch voucher to save.
  • Home to some of Southern California’s best hiking, from leisurely mountaintop laps with picturesque lake views to an extensive network of Forest Service trails featuring breathtaking views of SoCal's tallest mountain, Mt. San Gorgonio (elevation 11,500 feet).
  • A free outdoor adventure area for kids (ages 5-12) at the top of Chair 1 behind Skyline Taphouse with natural features like logs, ropes, and other obstacles.

Scenic Sky Chair tickets purchased in advance receives direct-to-lift access to reduce guest wait times and congestion at the Snow Summit ticket windows. Head straight to chair 1 to scan. All direct-to-lift tickets have been assigned individual barcodes that are non-transferable and may not be duplicated.
2022 DatesHours
October - JuneClosed
June 10 - September 5Monday – Friday, 10AM-4PM
Saturday – Sunday, 10AM-5PM
September 6 - October 9Friday, 10AM-4PM
Saturday – Sunday, 10AM-5PM
The Scenic Sky Chair is typically open to the public during summer operations from mid-May through October. Hours and availability subject to change any time.
Scenic Sky Chair rides are located on Chair 1.
Round-Trip Tickets

One (1) round-trip ride on the Scenic Sky Chair, with access to the top of the mountain (8,200 feet).

Buy Tickets

Ages 18-64: $25-$39
Ages 13-17: $21-$32
Ages 65-79: $21-$32
Ages 12 & under: Up to 2 free per paying adult
Savings icon Lift + Lunch Deal: Upgrade your lift ticket by adding a discounted lunch voucher for only $10. Start by purchasing a lift ticket online, then head to the Snow Summit ticket window and ask to apply the lunch add-on deal. Offer not available for children lift tickets.
Chairlift IconKids & Seniors Ride Free: Children ages 4 and under and seniors ages 80+ ride the Scenic Sky Chair and Mountain Bike Park for free. Pick up the free ticket from the ticket windows. Get up to 2 free round trip Scenic Sky Chair lift tickets for kids, ages 5-12, per paying adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Activities IconAdventure Day Pass: Unlimited Scenic Sky Chair rides are included in the Adventure Day Pass.
BBMR season pass icon Local Winter Pass: 22/23 Bear + Summit Anytime and Midweek pass holders get free tickets (limited 1 per day, per pass holder). Bring your winter pass to the Snow Summit ticket window to redeem.
2019_05_01_IK_Ikon Pass Social Logo - Square.jpg Ikon Pass: 22/23 Ikon Pass and Ikon Base pass holders get free tickets (limited 1 per day, per pass holder). Bring your winter pass to the Snow Summit ticket window to redeem.
Lift Ticket icons Ticket Discounts: Military and group discounts available.
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Climbing Wall 3 Routes
Euro Bungee 3 Minutes
Zip Line 1 Zip
Quick Jump Free Fall 1 Jump
Grizzly Ridge Tube Park 2 Runs
Kids Full Throttle 2 Runs
Scenic Sky Chair Rides 1-Round Trip


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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.

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.
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.
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.