Both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are open for the 2018/2019 winter ski season. Snow Summit opened on November 16, 2018 and it is projected to stay open until April 7, 2019. The park currently has 36” of packed powder and 20” of machine groomed snow. So far this season Snow Summit has gotten 20” of snowfall. Eight out of 26 of Snow Summit’s runs are currently open, 3 out of 16 of the lifts are operational, and 10 of the 240 acres are open.
Trails open include 1 out of 5 of the beginner runs, 4 out of 15 of the intermediate runs, 2 out of 4 of the advanced runs, and 1 out of 2 of the expert runs.
Bear Mountain also opened on November 16, 2018 and is projected to stay open until April 7, 2019. The park currently has 20” of machine-groomed snow. Twelve out of 15 of Bear Mountain runs are open, including both beginner runs, 5 out of 7 of the intermediate runs, and none of the advanced or expert runs. Five out of 12 of their lifts are open.
Good news for snowboarders: 14 of Bear Mountain’s terrain parks are open, including 3 pipes, 100 jumps, and 100 rails. The terrain parks were last reshaped on December 6.
Highs in Big Bear are currently around the mid-40s to low-50s and nighttime lows are in the low- to mid-20s.