Winter is our favorite time of year. As the temperatures drop with the falling snow, we bundle up in our warmest and brightest-colored clothes and head to the slopes for long days of Big Bear snowboarding snowboarding and skiing fun! Big Bear is a wonderful place to visit or live in any season, but in our heart of hearts we know that it comes alive after the calendar pages turn to the winter season, and with the choice of two ski resorts and 40 trails, it’s quite obvious why we have so many visitors every winter.

Everything You Need to Know About Bear Mountain Ski Resort

Featuring the only half-pipes in all of Southern California, it’s no wonder why snowboarders flock to the slopes of Bear Mountain Ski Resort every year! Founded in 1943 but dedicated to staying up with the latest trends, there are almost 200 skiable acres and 15 trails, as well as 14 terrains and the biggest learning area in the state. Family-friendly Big Bear Ski Mountain also offers lessons separated into age groups, skill levels, and either private or group lessons, so whether you are brand new to skiing or snowboarding or are just looking for some refresher courses, you will never feel uncomfortable or out of place!

Everything You Need to Know About Snow Summit Ski Resort

Snow Summit Ski Resort is the “other” ski resort in town, but there’s no competition between the two; many of our guests will spend one day at Bear Mountain, the next day at Snow Summit, and then start over again at Bear Mountain. Snow Summit features 27 trails and 240 skiable acres, and although it doesn’t have the large learning area, it is still a great place to learn the sports! Snow Summit is also known for its night skiing. Starting at 3PM and ending at 8:30, many of our guests will spend their days on Bear Mountain and then purchase additional lift tickets for the night sessions! Skiing under the lights offers a romantic and magical experience that won’t soon be forgotten! Offering freshly groomed snow and a velvety black sky filled with the twinkle of billions of stars, your ski and snowboard trip to Big Bear will be amped up to the next degree!

Hot Chocolate and a Roaring Fire

Skiing all day and night can put a strain on your tired muscles and leave you feeling exhausted, sore, and slightly frigid, but when you stay in one of our Big Bear cabins, you’ll find yourself warming up nicely! Contact us today to learn more about Big Bear snowboarding and skiing, and to book your next rental.