Skiing & Snowboarding in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear offers the best skiing and snowboarding experiences in Southern California at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts. These two local mountains offer over 400 acres of terrain ranging from beginner to expert. Skiers and riders can enjoy 26 lifts to access over 55 runs dedicated to both groomed areas and terrain parks.

Your lift ticket and season pass are valid at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain! Take the FREE INTERMOUNTAIN SHUTTLE to hop from one resort to the next all in one day.

Big Bear's ski resorts each offer unique terrain to fit your skiing or riding ability and interests. Get to know the two:

Snow Summit

Snow Summit features the most beginner terrain both in the base areas and top to bottom runs. Beginner areas also feature magic carpet lifts for skiers and riders not yet ready for the chairlift. Intermediate and expert terrain is also offered higher on the mountain and The Wall features a mogul field popular with expert skiers!

Park runs offer both beginner and expert features. Beginner and younger park goers can explore skill builder boxes and jumps and expert can hit the big rails and kickers.

Lessons are offered for all ability levels for both skiing and snowboarding at the Adventure Academy. Visit for full information on booking and pricing.

Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain sits about a mile away from its sister resort and caters more to terrain parks, but also features beginner and expert groomed runs. Park goers who are just starting out can explore the skill builder features closure to the base area while experts can drop into the superpipe and show their skill on the big kickers.

Skiers and riders looking to stick to the groomers can make endless turns down Exhibition and Geronimo - the longest runs on the mountain.

Like Snow Summit, lessons for all skill levels are offered at the Bear Mountain Adventure Academy, visit for full information on booking and pricing.

Resort Trail Maps

Planning Your Day on the Slopes

Night Sessions at Snow Summit

Got a busy day but still want to hit the slopes? Reserve a lift ticket for Night Sessions on select dates at Snow Summit and carve down the mountain under the stars.

All ticket purchases must be completed at

Snow Summit ski resort is lit up during the night during their night sessions. Clouds roll over the mountain ridge.

Ski & Snowboard Rentals

Reserve ski and snowboard rentals for your winter adventure on the slopes at Big Bear Mountain Resort!