Less Than 100 Miles from the Coast

678 Acres of Mountain Adventure for All Ages, Every Season
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Big Bear Mountain Resort is Southern California’s year-round home for alpine good times with three mountains – Snow Valley, Snow Summit, and Bear Mountain – offering something for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Our mountains offer skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing/sledding, mountain biking, golf, and much more.
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      Snow Valley
      Recommended For: Intermediate MTB

      - Downhill Bike Park
      - Hiking
      - Scenic Sky Chair Rides
      - MTB Rental Shop
      - Food & Beverage
      - Retail Shop
      - Tuning & Repair Bike Shop
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      Snow Summit
      Recommended For: Outdoor Enthusiasts

      - Downhill Bike Park
      - Cross-Country Bike Trails
      - Hiking
      - Scenic Sky Chair Rides
      - Basecamp Activities (zip line, etc)
      - MTB Rental Shop
      - MTB Lessons
      - Food & Beverage
      - Retail Shop
      - Tuning & Repair Bike Shop
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      Bear Mountain Golf Course
      Recommended For: Golfers All Levels

      - 9-hole Course
      - 300-yard Driving Area
      - Chipping, Bunker, & Putting Area
      - Pro Shop & Retail
      - Golf Lessons
      - Food & Beverage

      What's the Difference?

      Mountain Statistics During Summer Operations
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      2023 Snow Valley ski resort logo blue and black with mountain Official Snow Summit logo 2023 Bear Mountain logo with a bear claw
      Founded 1924 1952 1943
      Difficulty 20% Beginner
      50% Intermediate
      30% Advanced
      50% Beginner
      10% Intermediate
      40% Advanced
      Men:
      Back - 66.0/112
      Middle - 64.4/108
      Forward - 60.6/99

      Women:
      Back - 72.0/125
      Middle - 70.4/121
      Forward - 66.0/113
      Mountain Biking Acres 3.4 10 Not Available During Summer
      Chairlifts 1 3 Not Available During Summer
      Trails 11 10 9-Holes
      Base Elevation 6,800 ft/2,072 m 7,000 ft/2,133 m 7,140 ft/2,176 m
      Peak Elevation 7,841 ft/2,380 m 8,200 ft/2,499 m Not Available During Summer
      Vertical Drop 1,041 ft/317 m 1,200 ft/365 m Not Available During Summer
      Longest Run Green Horn: 1.1 mi/1.8 km Going Green: 3.4 mi/5.5 km Not Available During Summer
      Cross-Country Trails Not Offered 60+ Miles Not Available During Summer
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      Snow Valley
      Recommended For: Beginners & Families

      - Closed for the 23/24 Winter Season
      - Ski & Snowboard Lessons
      - Equipment Rentals
      - Snow Tube Park
      - Snow Play Area
      - Night Sessions
      - Terrain Parks
      - Mid-Mountain Dining Option
      - Favorite Runs: Slide Peak
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      Snow Summit
      Recommended For: Intermediate & Families

      - Closed for the 23/24 Winter Season
      - Ski & Snowboard Lessons
      - Equipment Rentals
      - Snow Tube Park
      - Night Sessions
      - Terrain Parks
      - Mountaintop View Dining Options
      - View of Big Bear Lake
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      Bear Mountain
      Recommended For: Beginners & Advanced

      - Closed for the 23/24 Winter Season
      - SoCal's Only Halfpipes
      - Highest Lift Served Peak in SoCal
      - Ski & Snowboard Lessons
      - Equipment Rentals
      - Terrain Parks
      - Mid-Mountain Dining Option
      - View of San Gorgonio Mountains

      What's the Difference?

      Mountain Statistics During Winter Operations
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      2023 Snow Valley ski resort logo blue and black with mountain Official Snow Summit logo 2023 Bear Mountain logo with a bear claw
      Founded 1924 1952 1943
      Difficulty 14% Beginner
      45% Intermediate
      41% Advanced
      10% Beginner
      25% Low Intermediate
      40% Intermediate
      25% Advanced
      15% Beginner
      15% Low Intermediate
      40% Intermediate
      30% Advanced
      Skiable Acres 240 240 198
      Chairlifts 12 11 8
      Trails 28 33 27
      Base Elevation 6,800 ft/2,072 m 7,000 ft/2,133 m 7,140 ft/2,176 m
      Peak Elevation 7,841 ft/2,380 m 8,200 ft/2,499 m 8,805 ft/2,683 m
      Vertical Drop 1,041 ft/317 m 1,200 ft/365 m 1,665 ft/507 m
      Longest Run Bubble Gum: 0.47 mi/0.76 km Westridge: 1.25 mi/2 km Geronimo: 1.5 mi/2.4 km
      Pipes 0 0 2
      Terrain Parks Beginner to Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Beginner to Expert
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      Trif3cta

      Ski or snowboard all 3 mountains in one day.

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      Trif3cta

      Ski or snowboard all 3 mountains in one day.

      SoCal's Snow Capital

      Most Dependable Conditions
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      Big Bear Mountain Resort is known for having the best snow and most dependable conditions in Southern California thanks to our extensive snowmaking capabilities, which benefit guests by providing more reliable skiing and snowboarding conditions as well as enhancing the snow throughout the season.

      The extensive snowmaking system features more than 560 hydrants, 330 snow guns, and 40 fans capable of converting 6,000 gallons of water to snow per minute. With that sort of capacity and the most operating days per season in SoCal, it’s no wonder Snow Summit was selected to host the inaugural Winter X Games in 1997.

      Natural Snowfall

      Historical Operating Dates & Snowfall
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      Big Bear Mountain Resort offers the best snow conditions, longest season, and most rideable terrain in SoCal.

      SeasonOpen/CloseTotal DaysSnowfall
      23/24SV: 12/9/23-4/14/24
      SS: 11/26/23-4/21/24
      BM: 11/25/24-4/14/24
      SV: 128
      SS: 148
      BM: 142
      SV: 201"
      SS: 175"
      BM: 175"
      22/2311/12/22 - 4/30/23169243"
      21/2212/2/21 - 4/16/2213669"
      20/2111/18/20 - 4/11/21145 139"
      19/2011/28/19 - 3/14/20108 168"
      18/1911/16/18 - 4/20/19156152"
      17/1812/8/17 - 4/7/1812139"
      16/1711/25/16 - 4/9/17136 162"
      15/1611/13/15 - 4/10/16150 99"
      More snowfall history on the Historical Snowfall page.

    Historical Timeline

    100 Years of Operations
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    1920
    1924: Snow Valley founded as Fish Camp; first sling lift built in San Bernardino Mountains
    1930
    1938: First sling lift built in Big Bear
    1940
    1943: Bear Mountain founded as Moonridge Ski Area
    1949: First chairlift in Big Bear completed (Lynn Lift); first chairlift installed at Snow Valley
    1950
    1952: Snow Summit founded
    1960
    1963: Snow Summit snowmaking system installed
    1964: First NYE Torchlight Parade at Snow Summit
    1970
    1970: Moonridge Ski Area renamed Goldmine Mountain
    1980
    1981: China Peak acquired by Snow Summit
    1983: First permanent in-ground halfpipe on the West Coast built at Snow Summit
    1988: Goldmine Mountain acquired by S-K-I Ltd., renamed Big Bear Mountain
    1989: First high-speed quad chairlift installed at Big Bear Mountain
    1990
    1991: High-speed quad chairlifts installed at Snow Summit
    1992: First terrain park in North America built at Big Bear Mountain (Outlaw)
    1995: Big Bear Mountain acquired by Fibreboard Corp.
    1996: Big Bear Mountain acquired by Booth Creek, Inc.
    1997: Inaugural Winter X Games hosted at Snow Summit
    2000
    2000: Snowmaking water cooling towers installed at Snow Valley
    2002: Big Bear Mountain acquired by Snow Summit, renamed Bear Mountain
    2003: First Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HDHR) at Bear Mountain
    2010
    2010: China Peak sold by Snow Summit
    2014: Bear Mountain & Snow Summit acquired by Mammoth Resorts
    2015: Big Bear Mountain Resort founded
    2017: Mammoth Resorts acquired by Alterra Mountain Company; High-speed 6-pack installed at Snow Valley
    2018: Ikon Pass launched
    2020
    2023: Snow Valley Mountain Resort acquired by Alterra Mountain Company, joins Big Bear Mountain Resort
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