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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.

Dustin Roe

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
Bear mountain ski resort is home to the last rest stop of the infamous tour de big bear bike race which takes place every August. This location is fantastic as it gives much needed cooling relief after an ugly little climb up to the resort/zoo which is located right across the street.

Don Stidham

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Played golf at the 9 hole golf course there. Fun course kept in good shape with some fun, challenging holes.

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