Skiing & Snowboarding in Big Bear Lake

Find the Best Skiing & Snowboarding in Southern California

Big Bear offers the best skiing and snowboarding experiences in Southern California at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts. These local mountains offer over 400 acres of terrain ranging from beginner to expert. Skiers and riders can enjoy 19 lifts to access over 55 runs dedicated to both groomed areas and terrain parks. Let your winter adventure begin!

Your lift ticket and season pass are valid at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain!

Snow Summit

Snow Summit features the most beginner terrain both in the base area and on top-to-bottom runs. Intermediate skiers and riders can access more challenging terrain higher on the mountain and experts will love 'The Bowl' with black diamond runs like Olympic and The Wall.

Park runs offer beginner and expert terrain features. Beginner and younger park goers can explore skill builder boxes and jumps while the experts can hit the rails and big 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 park goers, but also features beginner and expert groomed runs.

Park goers who are just starting out can explore skill builder features while experts can drop into the superpipe and show their skills 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.

Planning Your Day on the Slopes

  • Tickets - All ticket purchases must be completed at
  • Lessons - Limited time deal! Free lift ticket with a kids group lesson!
  • Parking

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.

Night Session dates have concluded for the 2023/2024 season.

Snow Summit is illuminated at night for night skiing sessions during the winter season. Snow covers the buildings and trees.

Ski & Snowboard Rentals

Reserve ski and snowboard rentals for your day on the slopes.