Skiing and Snowboarding in Big Bear - Snow Summit and Bear Mountain
Bear Mountain Ski Resort in Big Bear Lake CA
Bear Mountain “The Park” at Bear Mountain is Southern California’s only mountain resort in the U.S. devoted almost entirely to freestyle terrain and the ultimate place to learn to snowboard.
At its peak, “The Park” provides over 150 jumps including step-ups, step-downs, tables, hips, vaders, spines and rollers, a halfpipe as well as nearly 80 jibs featuring rails, boxes and wall rides. “The Park” is also home to Southern California’s only Superpipe with an enormous length of 580 feet, a width of 67 feet and 17 foot walls! In the base area, you will find “The Scene” with a revolving setup of signature jibs and a snowskate park.
Check out all the action from the Beach Bar or BBQ located on the 13,000 sq. foot sundeck. “The Park” is perfect for skiers and snowboarders attempting their first jump or jib, those who are looking to improve their skills, or the world’s top professional riders.
Snow Summit Snow Summit continues its position as Southern California’s premier mountain resort – an ideal mountain for those looking to carve some wide-open regularly groomed runs. It is the place for everyday skiers and riders in search of a friendly laid-back winter playground. Snow Summit is home to fantastic beginner slopes like the Bear Bottom beginner’s area, low intermediate runs such as Summit Run, wide intermediate cruisers such as Miracle Mile and Log Chute and challenging advanced terrain on the Wall, Dicky’s and Olympic. Snow Summit’s wide variety of interconnecting runs allows you to explore the entire mountain without ever returning to the base area! Its terrain parks and Zzyzx Half-pipe offer yet another exciting challenge for the whole family. World famous Westridge and Ego Trip Parks, the Chair 9 Fun Zones and the Zzyzx Park contain a variety of beginner to advanced jumps and jibs for skiers and snowboarders alike.
From Bear Mountain - Visit their site for more info and to purchase tickets Bear Mountain… you have to experience it to believe it! Whether you’re just learning to ski or ride, moving up to intermediate shred status or bringing your professional style to the slopes, Bear has something for you. This nearly 200 acre winter playground offers upwards of 120 beginner to advanced jibs including a huge variety of rails, boxes, and walls, 100 snow features of all shapes and sizes, and Southern California’s only Superpipe. New for 2010-2011 are Bear Mountain’s Skill Builder Parks. These are levels of Park that are designed for first-time park riders. Snow features, rails, boxes and transition await to test your skills and get your riding to the next level. Our park development team is committed to the design, construction and constant maintenance of a creative park system with endless options. The Bear Mountain vibe is contagious, hit up the hike-able base area park known as “The Scene,” have a cold beer or a warm drink at the Beach Bar, and shop for the latest gear in the Ice Box at this youth focused, full-service mountain resort. Still want more? Jump on the Inter-Resort Express Shuttle and head next door to check out Snow Summit’s Westridge Terrain Park. It’s here that you can ski or snowboard into the night under the lights.
In-ground Superpipe Length: 580 feet Width: 77 feet Walls: 18 feet high In-ground Standard Halfpipe Length: 400 feet Width: 55 feet Walls: 12 feet high
Multi skill-level jumps and jibs all around the mountain Jumps (hips, step-downs, spines, rolls, S-turns, quarterpipes) Jibs (a variety of rails, boxes, wall rides and other custom creations) Signature jumps (hips & step-downs built into natural terrain) The Scene (base area setup of signature jibs, rails & boxes)
Snowmaking Covers 198 acres 100% of developed terrain System can convert up to 6,000 gallons of water per minute into snow 3-5 feet of snow is made on 100% of the developed terrain annually
Jumps and Pipes Some of our pro team riders learned right here at Big Bear Mountain Resorts where we have beginner to advanced features. No matter what level skier or snowboarder you are, Bear Mountain has jumps of every shape and size for all ages and abilities that will allow you to advance at your own pace. Spines, hips, transfers, cheese wedges, rollers and bumps are just a few of the types of jumps you can expect at Bear as well as Southern California’s only Superpipe. Stretching nearly 600 feet long, 77 feet wide and 18 feet deep, you can drop in and jet out all the way back to the lift line. A standard halfpipe is also available to sharpen your pipe-riding skills.
Jibs During the off-season, Park Staff builds and maintains all of our terrain park features to make sure they are in perfect form for the coming winter. The rails, boxes, signature jibs and other unique beginner to advanced features at Bear provide the perfect framework for all your jibbing needs. Our park staff and pro team regularly test our evolving jib collection to ensure the features in THE PARK are all-time!
The Scene The Scene is located just out front of the 13,000 sq ft sundeck. Have a drink, grab a bite and then go hike! New freestyle features such as our signature jibs, boxes, rails, logs, and tanks are typically introduced in The Scene before they are laid out on the mountain. Park Staff rolls out new creations throughout the season to give you something new to look for each time you hit the snow.