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Big Bear Mountain Resort

43101 Goldmine Drive

Big Bear Mountain Resorts offers guests a unique opportunity to experience two distinct winter resorts, each with its own personality and attributes, for the price of one. A single lift ticket provides access to both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain which are located just two miles apart, and connected via a free inter-resort express shuttle service.
Each resort offers a variety of diverse terrain providing skiers and snowboarders with a combined 438 developed acres, 26 lifts (including 4 high-speed detachable quads) and more than 55 runs. Snow Summit offers a traditional alpine atmosphere with a great deal of intermediate terrain and mainstream cruising for skiers and snowboarders. Bear Mountain offers a youthful environment that attracts skiers and snowboarders from around the world.


Anthony P

Friday, March 16, 2018
I wasn't a big fan, but that's due more to me than the mountain. I'm a casual all mountain snowboarder visiting from PA. I loved Snow Summit, but Bear seemed more geared towards Park riders. I could see how this place is renowned for Park riders with huge jumps and rails everywhere. It was really cool to watch, there were some amazing riders there, but it's just not for me. I took up snowboarding at 31. The mountain is beautiful also, some great scenery. It was VERY crowded though. We waited up to 20 minutes for a lift. If you're a park Rider you'll love this place. If you're a more casual Rider, go to Snow Summit instead.


Saturday, April 14, 2018
Bear Mountain Ski Resort is a fun place to go when they actually have good snow. The snow fall for this resort is very little. During the winter months there is only really four or five really good days. The weekends up here are usually really super crowed combined with high ticket prices and the little amount of snow, makes it not worth coming up to Big Bear Mountain.

David Rajewski

Monday, March 26, 2018
Big Bear is a fun, but often very crowded resort. It is best to come here if you are a snowboarder that wants to do terrain parks. I would not recommend Bear for newer riders. Snow Summit next door is better for beginners. Parking is usually easier at Bear, but on crowded days you're definitely going to need to take a shuttle to get to the resort, which can be frustrating, especially with lines.

Beverly Horvath

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
This place is awesome!!! You can find cheaper rentals and ski lift tickets around town but the mountains are gorgeous and there are usually cool events going on. Not the best place for beginners unless you want to buy ski lessons but if you kind of know what you're doing you will have a great time! Cell phone service cuts out regularly though so make sure you have a plan of how you're going to meet up with your group and keep track of time!

Tri The Tang

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Bear can be crowded at times and the traffic down the mountain is always bad. Try taking the other roads down, it's well worth saving the time in traffic. You may need chains if it had just snowed but bear is usually hot during the day and if it didn't recently snow then the powder is fake. It's still a great time and the events are always fun to watch and participate in. Bear does get crowded from time to time. The parking is free which is a huge plus. They switch everything around every other week so it's always fresh and they have a little bit for everyone. Love the place but hate global warming.

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