Snow Summit Ski Resort in Big Bear Lake
Snow Summit is the perfect spot for unforgettable retreats and thrilling adventures all year round, with incredible winter skiing and snowboarding opportunities, as well as a multitude of summer pursuits such as mountain biking, hiking, and fun activities that are suitable for the whole family.
From May to October, Snow Summit is the perfect place for Southern California’s serious bikers. With over 60 miles of cross-country trails and gravity-fed bike parks, you’ll have plenty of thrilling experiences! But biking isn’t all that this incredible location has to offer; there are also activities like a 30 foot climbing wall, zip line rides and Eurobungy trampolines available. Plus free concerts and events throughout the summer. And don’t forget about hiking in San Bernardino National Forest – it doesn’t get any better than that!
From November to April, Snow Summit entices thrill-seekers with 240 acres of skiing and snowboarding territory reaching 8,200 feet. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced winter sports enthusiast, the trails and lifts at Snow Summit accommodate all skill levels – it’s Southern California’s top destination for adventure!
Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, two properties of Big Bear Mountain Resort located just 2 miles apart, are ideal for creating memories as a family! From skiing to snowboarding in wintertime to summer festivals, they offer something exciting every season. And with their proximity to the beautiful Big Bear Lake, you’ll have plenty of awe-inspiring views no matter when your visit takes place.
Reviews of Snow Summit
“This is a solid resort. Me and my friends have been coming here for 5 years or so and every season we get the ikon pass which up front seems expensive but if you come every weekend, it’s well worth the money. They even have a cheaper season pass for big bear resorts which include access to snow summit and bear mountain. My only gripe with this place is it’s a family resort so there’s a lot of beginners on some of the even more advanced runs causing chaos and just chilling in the middle of runs. Bear mountain would be ideal to go if your looking to hit more park features like rails/boxes/jumps and be surrounded by more advanced riders. This place is better to bring your kids and family. Also note that the main lot gets full quick, if your okay with waiting for and riding the meat wagon, this shouldn’t be an issue for you. I can understand that some people bring their family’s here and want the convenience of having access to their car mid day so for that to be possible, get here early.”
“About as good as it gets for local skiing for the greater Los Angeles area. It is about two hours from most of Los Angeles and Orange County. Big enough to keep you skiing for an afternoon. Since it has lots of snow making, coverage is always good. Often icy in the morning and slushy in the afternoon makes the middle of the day the best skiing. Most of the terrain is intermediate, there is no real expert slopes on the mountain. The hill is covered in pines. Beautiful views of Big Bear Lake. Go up on a week day for a smaller crowd, so call in sick and drink a beer at the top of the mountain looking south at San Gregorio and San Jacinto Mountains and text a picture to all your friends who went to work or school that day. As of 4/10/22 almost finished for the season, only 3 chairs open.”
“Been riding Snow Summit since the 90’s. I love the number of runs they have along with the 2 high speed lifts. Even when the line seems long the lifts move the lines fast and even at its busiest I don’t ever remember waiting longer than 15 minutes or so to get on. Anyways, lots of amazing, long we’ll groomed runs with opportunities for some powder runs in between the trees if you’re daring enough. The west side of the mountain offers a terrain park. I’d consider it beginner to intermediate with a few expert features, but mostly they’re not as intimidating which is perfect for riders looking to progress their park skills. My favorite run is currently Summit Run because it’s the longest beginner run around. My young ones can enjoy themselves without having to push themselves too much. The run is nice and wide and has a couple steeper sections to challenge the beginners (vs the bunny slope). Excellent all around mountain!”
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