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Big Bear Mountain

Big Bear Mountain Ski Resort Guide

Big Bear Mountain, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift2,683m8,802ft
Resort Height2,180m7,152ft
 Nearest AirportsOntario and John Wayne
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Big Bear Mountain

The American ski resort of Big Bear Mountain is at an altitude of 2,180m7,152ft.


Big Bear Mountain has direct access to 29km18 miles of downhill skiing, with 33 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

Big Bear Mountain comprises the villages of Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.


Big Bear Mountain offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Big Bear Mountain is very highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Bear Mountain, Big Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Geronimo'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Big Bear Mountain?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm2in, expected on 9 December.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Big Bear Mountain

Ski Area Stats

Big Bear Mountain Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
29km18 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Big Bear Mountain Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,683m8,802ft
Resort Altitude (Big Bear Mountain)2,180m7,152ft
Lowest Piste2,176m7,139ft
Max Vertical507m1,663ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Big Bear Mountain
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Big Bear Mountain?

This ski resort is in San Bernardino, California, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Big Bear Mountain is Ontario, 88 minutes drive away.

John Wayne, Burbank and Los Angeles airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 16,590 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 27km17 miles of ski runs, with 600 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Big Bear Mountain open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Big Bear Mountain, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Big Bear Mountain Tourist Office for the latest.

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Big Bear Mountain Webcams

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Big Bear Mountain