Open Since October, Bear Mountain Resort Closes for the Season; Skiing and Snowboarding Continue at Snow Summit Through April 25

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 … [Read more...]

Golden Group: Local USASA Team of Skiers and Snowboarders Brings Home 23 Medals from National Championships

Our local USASA team of riders and skiers were amped up for the opening parade at the USASA National Championships in Colorado--and this was before they scored 23 medals, including eight golds! (Photo courtesy USASA SoCal)

Like Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, who started his snowboarding career in USASA competitions on the slopes at Snow Summit at age seven, local seven-year-old Dustin Henricksen has also scored a gold in snowboarding competition. Henricksen and 30some other snowboarders and skiers from the Big Bear Valley competed in the National Championships of … [Read more...]

Spring Skiing on the Slopes of Big Bear Mountain Resorts to Continue Until at Least April 18

Big Bear Lake, CA -- With sunny skies and snow depths on the slopes up to 3.5 feet, spring skiing is on and, per the latest from Big Bear Mountain Resorts, will extend for at least another two weekends. Bear Mountain will continue to be open on weekends, and Snow Summit will be available to skiers and snowboarders every day through April 18 and … [Read more...]

Easter Weekend in the Big Bear Valley Brings Special Services, and Easter Egg Hunts–Both on the Slopes and Lakeside


Big Bear Valley, CA -- After a dose of winter weather, bringing an additional two to three inches of snow to the resorts this week, and sunny spring days expected into the weekend, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Resorts are the places to be for spring break. In celebration of Easter Sunday, Snow Summit will offer an Easter egg hunt on the slopes on … [Read more...]

Nine Feet of Snow Later, Big Bear Valley’s Winter Melts Into Spring on Saturday


Big Bear Valley, CA -- It was just eight Fridays ago, when we were buried under five feet of snow—roads were under an R3 requirement, all highways were closed, school was canceled, and power was out—and it seemed this day would never come, but spring arrives this weekend! Since the first of the winter season’s storms began on Friday, November … [Read more...]

Big Bear Mountain Resorts “Screamin’ Deal Season Passes” Go On Sale Monday

Tomorrow night is the last Saturday night session of the season for night skiing and boarding at Snow Summit which runs from 3pm to 9:30pm for a full session.  Big Bear Mountain Resorts “Screamin’ Deal” Season Passes” go on sale Monday, March 15th.  Passes can be used through the end of this season and for all of the next winter season.  … [Read more...]

Search and Rescue Teams Search for Three Snowboarders; Found, Nine Hours Later, and Cited for Out-of-Bounds Riding

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Three snowboarders were lost and then found yesterday (Sunday, February 21). The three, two men and one woman, all in their 20s and from areas outside of the Big Bear Valley, had been snowboarding at Bear Mountain Resort yesterday afternoon and, given bad weather and poor visibility, the three ended up out of bounds, beyond the … [Read more...]

Since Learning to Ride in Big Bear, Olympian Shaun White Goes Gold

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If you didn’t catch yesterday’s Olympic highlights from Vancouver, Shaun White took gold again in the snowboarding half-pipe and, what you might enjoy knowing is that the gold medalist from San Diego started his snowboarding adventure right here in Big Bear when he was just six years old, though he started on skis at age four. Big Bear Mountain … [Read more...]

Fresh Snow and Sunny Skies Should Make for a Beautiful, Busy Big Bear Weekend; Lift Ticket Reservations Recommended

With fresh snow and sunny skies, it should be a beautiful weekend in the Big Bear Valley. Enjoy!

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Given fresh snowfall, making for snow totals over 100” this season, and days of sunny skies predicted through the Presidents’ Day holiday, the Big Bear Valley anticipates plenty of skiers and snowboarders on the slopes this weekend. Big Bear Mountain Resorts offers half-day session at both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit … [Read more...]

Wet Storm Brings Rain, Snow; All Roads Free of Chain Requirements as of Monday

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Though this weekend’s storm was a wet one, bringing rain to the lower elevations within the Big Bear Valley, atop the resorts (and at higher elevations for Saturday’s Snowshoe the Bear race, which launched from the Village before venturing onto San Bernardino National Forest trails), it is guesstimated that we received … [Read more...]