Snow Summit

Written by K. Hart at www.casago.com

About

Whether you prefer schussing down alpine slopes or taking in summer views on the Scenic Sky Chair, there's something for every adventurous spirit at Snow Summit.

Known as a haven for ski enthusiasts and adventure seekers, Snow Summit was founded in 1952 by Tommi Tyndall. It is one of three mountains in Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) and offers intermediate and family skiing.

Snow Summit has become a sought-after winter destination over the years, offering a range of activities for all ages and skill levels. The resort operates primarily during the winter, from mid/end of November through April, providing ample opportunity for skiing, snowboarding, and other snow-related adventures​​​​.

BBMR has been renovating Snow Summit, spending over $250,000 in 2023-2024, ensuring the amenities are modernized for guests.

Snow Summit is a full-service ski and snowboarding destination with rentals, a summit restaurant, and lessons, to list a few. When the snow melts and flowers bloom, visitors can ride the lifts for scenic views, explore mountain bike trails, and soar on zip lines. 

For year-round fun, excitement, and outdoor adventures, visit Snow Summit.

Fun Facts & Cool Features

One of the standout features of Snow Summit is its night skiing and snowboarding sessions. These offer a different dimension to the winter sports experience, allowing enthusiasts to glide down runs like Upper Miracle Mile, Summit Run, and Westridge Park under the starlit sky. Snow Summit also offers beginner lessons and equipment rentals, making it a versatile and inclusive destination for skiers and snowboarders​​at all levels.

The Grizzly Ridge Tubing Park is a highlight for those seeking a thrilling, high-speed adventure that doesn't require skis or snowboards. The park features a tube lift, adding an extra layer of excitement to the tubing experience​​.

Snow Summit boasts over 40 miles of US Forest Service roads and trails for mountain biking, including over 60 miles of professionally built trails for cross-country biking. The downhill bike park, served by a lift, is the only one in Southern California featuring a diverse mix of terrain, berms, step-ups, and bridges. 

The Euro-Bungy trampoline experience is available for a more lighthearted activity, catering to all ages. For golfers, the Bear Mountain Golf Course, situated at a high altitude of 7,000 feet, offers a nine-hole course with breathtaking views of the San Bernardino Mountains​​.

No matter the season, no matter your experience level, exhilarating thrills in a mountain setting await on your Big Bear vacation

Getting There

Here's how you can get to Snow Summit from Big Bear Lake:

  • Head south on Pine Knot Ave toward Big Bear Blvd (75 ft).
  • Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Big Bear Blvd. 
  • Turn right onto Summit Blvd. Your destination will be on the right.
  • Address: 880 Summit Blvd Suite B, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Cost

Snow Summit offers too many activities to list, so we've selected the most popular to give you an idea of what to expect. 

Winter Activities

  • Lift Tickets 
    • Mon-Thu: $99-$159, 
    • Fri-Sun: $135-$169, 
    • Half Day: $68-$152.
  • Night Session: 
    • Snow Valley & Snow Summit: $109
    • Snow Valley only: $59

Summer Activities

  • Scenic Sky Chair 
    • Mon-Thu: $20-$39
    • Fri-Sun: $25-$39.
  • Adventure Tickets (Climbing, Bungee, Zip, Tube, Throttle): $19-$27 each.
  • Day Pass: $44-$59.

Prices are subject to change. Please check their website for updates.

Local Tips

  • Download the BBMR app to make Snow Summit reservations.
  • Arrive early to avoid crowds and make the most of your day​.
  • Snow Summit offers dynamic pricing for lift tickets, varying rates depending on the time of year and advance purchase. 
  • Weekday rates are generally lower, making it a more budget-friendly option.

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