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Winter Season Pass Sale! - 2:33pm, 9/21/2014

Fall has just begun and that means winter is right around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about how much you love “shreddin’ it up” at Big Bear Mountain Resorts. In fact, you realizeHDHR Rotation Banner that you love it so much you want to buy a Season Pass; right? The more you think about it the more excited you become and wish that there was some sort of winter kick off party where you could buy a Season Pass at super discounted price; It’s like I’m reading your mind!

Well, just for you, we are having such an event with Season Pass’s on sale at a deep discount; isn’t that great! The 11th Annual Hot Dowgz & Hand Rails (HDHR) event is right around the corner. It is held on Saturday September 27th at our sister resort Bear Mountain. This is your last chance of the year to purchase a Season Pass at the Super Screamin’ Deal rate! Not only that but ice will be brought in by the truck load to make snow for the annual snowboarding competition. Watch pro-riders compete for cash prizes in a new course set up just for them; do you want to win something too?  Purchase a season pass at the event and be entered to win up to $5,000 in prizes!

Pass Type Snow Summit / Bear Mountain Dual Mtn Pass
Midweek (Valid Monday-Friday, Non-holiday) ** HDHR: Sept 27, 2014 Only Price if purchased June 1 – Dec 7, 2014 Price if purchased after Dec 7, 2014
Adult (22+) $259 $309 $359
Young Adult (13-21) / Senior (62+) $189 $239 $289
Child (7-12) $89 $109 $119
Anytime (Valid anytime, both resorts) HDHR: Sept 27, 2014 Only Price if purchased June 1 – Dec 7, 2014 Price if purchased after Dec 7, 2014
Adult (22+) $449 $549 $699
Young Adult (13-21) / Senior (62+) $399 $479 $589
Child (7-12) $189 $239 $299
Bear Mountain Only
Bear Anytime (Valid anytime, Bear Mountain Only)
HDHR: Sept 27, 2014 Only Price if purchased June 1 – Dec 7, 2014 Price if purchased after Dec 7, 2014
Adult (22+) $399 $449 $569
Young Adult (13-21) / Senior (62+) $329 $369 $469
Child (7-12) $159 $179 $209
Snow Summit Only
Night (Valid any scheduled night session, Snow Summit Only) *† HDHR: Sept 27, 2014 Only Price if purchased June 1 – Dec 7, 2014 Price if purchased after Dec 7, 2014
Adult (13+) $139 $159 $179
Child (7-12) $69 $89 $109

*Not valid for Scenic Sky Chair Rides during the summer season.

**Midweek Season Pass Holiday Blackout Dates: Nov. 27, 2014 – Nov. 28, 2014; Dec. 25, 2014 – Jan. 2, 2015.

†Saturday Night Sessions will be held from Nov. 29, 2014 through Mar. 7, 2015.
Friday Night Sessions will be held from Dec. 19, 2014 through Feb. 27, 2015.
Additional Night sessions will be held on: Nov. 28, Dec. 25, Dec. 28-31, 2014; Jan. 1, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, 2015.

Spend less time in line and more time on the hill with a Bear Mountain-Only or Dual Mountain season pass. Additional perks for season pass holders are 20% discounts in our Sport Shops, Lessons, Rentals and Food and Beverages (excluding alcohol). Dual Mountain season passes are also valid for free Scenic Sky Chair rides and 1/2 off Summer Mountain Biking Season Passes. Mid-week passholders will also receive 1/2 off lift tickets on any day their pass is blacked out.

HDHR Season Pass Sale! - 2:43pm, 9/18/2014


You might consider yourself to be more of a Summit person but you won’t want to miss out on this upcoming event at our sister resort, Bear Mountain. For one day and one day only you can purchase a Season Pass for the upcoming winter season at a deeply discounted rate. This great deal is only available for the Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails event. Ticket sales start at 9am!!

What if you can’t make it the event? Don’t worry, we got you covered. You can now purchase your Season Pass with the HDHR pricing online for 48 hours only. That’s September 27th & the 28th only!!

The purchase of your Season Pass will also give you a discount in the ICE BOX, which will be open that day with all the new clothes and gear to get you to ready for the upcoming season.     And we all know that new clothes and gear helps us to shred better.

Are you thinking of staying the night? Our friends at have a 50% off special going on for September 19th through October 31st. You must book in advance September 17-19th.

We now offer Pay and Go for season pass holders. If you are purchasing the same type of pass from a previous season you do not have to fill out an ezWaiver or take your picture again. EZ WAIVER BUTTON

All season pass purchases must include an ezWaiver. You can save time and fill out the ezWaiver online before coming to HDHR. Otherwise, you will be required to fill it out that day in our guest services office.



Hero Dirt For the Last Week of Midweek Riding! - 11:00am, 9/10/2014

Scenic Sky Chair filled with Groups (1 of 1)
We’re not even close to the end of our mountain biking season as we intend to stay open Fridays through Sundays until the snowy weather comes, but this week does mark the end of midweek riding here at our resort!

Way to go out with a bang! All the weather we received over this past weekend has our trails in prime condition with Hero Dirt and Brow Pow galore! Some riders were lucky enough to hit the trails during this past weekend for some amazing mud runs as the torrentialPedal Press Mountain Biking Photo downpour made for absolutely epic shredding conditions! Were you lucky enough to be among them? If not, don’t worry… there is still plenty of tacky dirt just waiting for your tire tread!

Join us this week for your last chance to ditch work and avoid the weekend crowds with some prime midweek riding! During our changing schedule throughout the fall be sure to keep up with our Activities Report for all the changing hours of operations.


Get In the Mood for Winter! - 11:18am, 9/5/2014

Just look at all those frosty trees and fresh snow! We’re counting down the days until we can carve on our nice wide runs on a daily basis and we’re also counting down the days to the Last Chance to Buy Season Passes as the Cheapest Rate of the Year!

The Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HDHR) pre-game has already started! It’s the biggest Winter Kickoff Party of the Season! At this exciting event we are offering so much more this year! Not only is this your one day only opportunity to get your Big Bear Mountain Resorts Season Pass at the lowest 90’s kickback rate, but everyone who purchases their pass at the event will be automatically entered into raffle to win $5,000 worth of prizes!

Interested in all the festivities leading up to the event? We have just launched our HDHR Hub! It’s the epicenter of the action where you can get all the latest info about what will be going down at the event on September 27th. Take a look at the hub for a variety of info including… Who’s the Biggest Bear Fan: Photo Contest, Tales From the Dawg, HDHR News & more!

What to Expect in September at Snow Summit - 1:47pm, 9/2/2014

At Big Bear Mountain Resorts we always get excited when September rolls around. A lot of activities are going on as we start to make the transition from summer into fall. The days are warm, the nights are cool, the air is brisk and the leaves on the tree’s start to put on a show.

Hikers at Snow Summit
Our Scenic Sky Chair is running daily until September 14th, and at that time the Sky Chair will be operating Fri-Sun only until the winter weather comes. Taking hikers and mountain bikers alike to the top of the Snow Summit, our Scenic Sky Chair allows hikers to enjoy a nice walk along the skyline or make their way down the face of the mountain on the famous Log Chute Hiking Trail. As many of your know Snow Summit has partnered with the Big Bear Discovery Center to offer Guided Eco-Tours. These tours are led by a Southern California Mountains Foundation Naturalist and provide a great learning experience about the flora and fauna of Beautiful Big Bear. 

Bikers have lots of options as well, the down-hill mountain bikers have some cool challenging trails to choose from. While the cross-country bikers can access the long, smooth forest service roads which will be sure to provide lots of adventures for everyone.
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You still have time for tee at The Bear Mountain Golf Course! This 9 hole golf course offers a driving range, our delicious golf course grill and pro-shop with golf cart and club rentals available. As we make our way into the latter part of  September, early morning tee times may get pushed back depending on frost

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Snowboarding in September is so awesome!  Come to Bear Mountain September 27th and check out all the festivities. While you are there pick up your Season Pass. This is your last chance to take advantage of the Super Screamin’ Deal Pass! An adult anytime season pass only is $449.oo. Now that’s something worth Screamin’ About!