Free Parking in All Lots

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Big Bear Mountain Resort operates multiple parking lots, including upper lot/on-site and remote locations. Spaces in all lots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is free during the summer. Electric car charging stations are not available. Overnight parking is prohibited between the months of April-November.

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

Clubhouse Lot
43092 Goldmine Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Located across from Bear Mountain
    • 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.


      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.
    • Drop-Off Zone

      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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    • Accessible Parking

      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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    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.