A Big Bear California ski trip is the ultimate adventure. The alpine lake is home to two distinct ski resorts: Big Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Summit. Both resorts are known for being family-friendly and are suitable for all experience levels. Lift tickets are interchangeable between the two resorts and there is a free ground shuttle that links the resorts. With more than 400 acres of skiable terrain between the two of them, you will easily be able to spend days exploring the mountain.
Big Bear Mountain Resort
Big Bear Mountain is known for its consistent snow quality and conditions because of the resorts ability to make all of its snow. The lake provides a reliable water supply and they use one of the world’s largest snowmaking systems to make sure the mountain is covered with fresh snow all season.
Bear Mountain is more popular among both professional snowboarders and those new to the sport. It offers more than 120 jibs, rails, boxes, and walls as well as Southern California’s only Superpipe. The resort is also popular among hard-core skiers because of its vertical terrain.
Snow Summit Resort
Snow Summit Resort offers a more traditional alpine Big Bear ski trip and is a popular choice among families. During peak season the popular face of the mountain can be busy, but there are options to try more peaceful, isolated runs on the east side of the mountain. If you arrive early enough, you may even get the trail to yourself.
On the other side of the Snow Summit Resort is Snow Summit’s Family Park. The park has easy jumps, bumps, and rollers to practice your skills. If you are a complete beginner, Snow Summit has some of the best ski and snowboard instructors in Southern California who will make sure you’re riding down the slopes by yourself in no time.
Planning Your Big Bear Ski Trip
If you are looking for a place to stay during your Big Bear ski trip, consider booking one of our luxury vacation cabins. We have rentals that are located at the base of Snow Summit and just a short walk from the shuttle that will take you to Bear Mountain.
After a long day on the mountain with your family and friends, you can head back to your luxury cabin to relax. The interiors of our homes have wood decor and are furnished with high-quality furniture. Gather with your family in the living room and relax in front of a warm fire. All of our homes also have high-end kitchens with stainless steel appliances and plenty of space to prepare a meal for your family.