Big Bear Lake is a four seasons mountain vacation one hour from L.A. basin.
Big Bear Lake, CA Snowboarding
There are two resorts in Big Bear Lake-- Snow Summit and Bear Mountain that
provide snowboarding as well as skiing
each winter. Inter-Resort Express shuttle provides free bus service
between the two ski resorts. It provides 10-minute shuttle service between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit that departs each resort every half hour
during the ski season.
Sports shops at the chalet at the base of the hill of each resort sell
snowboard products and rentals, just in case you are a first time snowboarder.
Lessons on the hill are offered daily so you can take your kids (or yourself)
and begin snowboarding for the first time. There are many gentle slopes to begin
your new sports adventure at Big Bear Lake, where the local skiing has launched
many a career.
Addresses & Contacts:
Snow Summit Mountain Resort
880 Summit Blvd.,
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 snowsummit.com
Bear Mountain Resort 43101 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Snow Summit opened its first chairlift in 1953.
On October 10, 2002, Snow Summit purchased Big Bear Mountain Resort, including the Golf Course, from Booth Creek Ski Holdings, Inc. Today Big Bear Mountain Resorts, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, combine to form Southern California's number one ski resort.
Snow Summit Stats:
14 Total Mountain Lifts
2 High Speed Quad Chairs
2 Quad Chairs
2 Triple Chairs
5 Double Chairs
3 Moving Carpet
Top Elevation: 8,200 Feet, Base Elevation: 7,000 Feet
Vertical Drop: 1,200 Feet
Uphill Capacity: 18,550 Per Hour
Skiable Miles: 18 Miles
10% First Time Beginner
25% Low Intermediate
Longest Run: 1.25 Miles (Westridge)
Annual Snowfall Average: 100 inches
Fun Zones: Beginner terrain features and jibbing structures.
Westridge and Ego Trip: Intermediate and advanced jumps and jibs. Ego Trip Park is open during night sessions,
see website for schedule.
Lodging includes cabins, hotel rooms, bed and breakfast
hotels and resorts with prices generally ranging from around $65 to $350
per night, depending on your budget.
Bear Mountain Stats:
748 Total permit acres
198 Developed acres
550 Accessible undeveloped acres of natural terrain (Deer, Goldmine & Bow Canyons)