Snow Summit (here, from chair 3) still has a snow base of 1.5 to 3 feet!

Big Bear Lake, CA — As of today (Monday, April 19), Bear Mountain Resort is closed for the ski and snowboarding season, which began back in October. Snow Summit will continue to be open today and every day through Sunday, April 25; Bear Mountain-only passes will be honored at Summit, which is in operation each day from 8:30am to 4pm. Season passes for both mountains are currently on sale for the 2010/2011 season, with “screamin’ deal” discounts offered through May 31. For more information, visit, or call 909/866-5766. (For background on the incredible powder we received this season, and in years past, check out our story titled ‘Pow! Longtime Local Dick Kun Compares Our Recent Snowstorms to the Legendary Winter of 1969.’ All told, we have received 119 inches of snow in the Big Bear Valley since November 13, though totals are easily over 10 feet for the resorts, which are at a higher elevation.)

Spring skiing has been awesome on the slopes, given ample snow coverage and, this past weekend, temps in the 60s.