Summit Blog


More and More Ways To Save Money - 5:11am, 3/5/2014

Did the resort you call “home” close for the winter or does it have mediocre snow? Well, we have a little something for you. Not only out of pity but to also prove how good our conditions are, we are offering 50% off a lift ticket when you bring your season pass from another resort to our Guest Services at either Snow Summit or Bear Mountain. That’s right, your skiing/snowboarding season isnt quite over!

Today, March 5th and the 6th Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are offering Honor Our Heroes/Uniform days to all the Active Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and EMS. This special offer is to show our appreciation and support for your hard work. Take your valid work identification to any ticket window and you will receive a $38.00 lift ticket. Up to a $21 savings!


Lowest Prices Since the 90′s - 8:44am, 3/4/2014

Our Screamin’ Deal Season Pass Sale is on now! Season passes for the 2014/2015 winter are now available at the lowest costs since the mid-90′s. If you purchase your pass for next season beginning today, you are invited to ski or ride the remainder of the 2013/2014 season for free. Click HERE or stop by the season pass office for more information! We have lowered the cost of our passes significantly including the dual  mountain anytime so now it’s easier to get unrestricted access (with no blackout dates) to the snow!

The Victor Alvarez race has been cancelled for the year. We will still hold the parade at 10am on March 8th and the Silent Auction throughout the day but we not be running the race as usual.  Swing by the Bear Bottom lodge to bid on some great items and support the Snow Summit Ski Team in their annual fundraiser.


Season Passes on Sale - 5:22am, 3/3/2014

Our Screamin’ Deal Season Pass Sale begins today! Season passes for the 2014/2015 winter are now available at the lowest costs since the mid-90′s. If you purchase your pass for next season beginning today, you are invited to ski or ride the remainder of the 2013/2014 season for free. Click HERE or stop by the season pass office for more information!

Head to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain today to take advantage of the little to no lift lines and fresh snow that fell over the weekend. When you don’t have to wait in line you can get in even more laps on the snow! 


Winter is Finally Here! - 5:15am, 3/2/2014

It’s the beginning of March and spring is only a few weeks away but don’t tell Mother Nature that! She thinks it’s the middle of winter and we’re not complaining! The most recent storm system brought us 8-11 inches of snow over the past 48 hours and today will be one of the best days of the season on the slopes.

Today’s conditions are groomed packed powder with snow good coverage. Please use caution near the runs edges. We are open today from 8am-4pm for full day and 12-4pm for half day. Grab your buddies and get some packed powder laps in!

If you’re looking for a little excitement, head over to Bear Mountain and check out the War of Rails finals today. Some of the best skiers in the world are here in Big Bear and battling for cash prizes and bragging rights.


9+ inches of Fresh Powder and still falling! - 8:53am, 3/1/2014

We’re open today for skiing and snowboarding today with some fresh POWDER!

The current storm has brought us some 8-10″ of fresh snow and it’s not showing signs of stopping anytime soon! Drive safe today! It will take you some extra time to get up here but the conditions will be worth it! Don’t forget your tire chains, they are required on all vehicles except those with 4wd and awd with snow tires on highways 18 and 38. Highway 330/18 the front way is closed but plans to reopen soon. Check CalTrans for the latest road information.

Today’s hours are 8am-6pm for day session, 12pm-6pm for half day. Night session is scheduled for this evening from 3-9:30pm but is still dependent on the weather. Today snow coverage is very good on the open runs but please use caution near the runs edges.

Head on over to Bear Mountain today to check out War of Rails, the professional skiing competitions and one of the largest events held at Bear will take over The Scene. Olympic competitors will be in attendance so grab a drink and  watch all the action from the Beach Bar.