Discover midweek bliss at Snow Summit

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 2, 2010 12:09 pm


There’s a storm on the horizon in Southern California this coming weekend. That means snow for our mountain communities…and that means you best be getting ready for a trip to Big Bear’s Snow Summit! If you can, make it out during the week! Conditions are excellent right now–from their website: If you haven’t visited Snow Summit midweek, now is the time to do it! Conditions are excellent: there is tons of snow, nice sunny weather, and plenty of terrain available for everyone in the family! SnowSport lessons are available for all ages and abilities. All roads are open with no chain requirements, so grab your skis and boards and head up to Snow Summit!!

Live Weather
Base Temperature: 37°F
Summit Temperature: 33°F
Base Humidity:     76%
Summit Humidity: 86%
Snowmaking:     off
Wind Speed:     3 mph
(2/2/10 12:15pm)
Current Conditions
New Snow:     No.
Snow Coverage : Excellent
Snow Surface :     Ranges from machine groomed packed powder to machine groomed hard pack
Snow Depth :     4 to 6 feet

Road Conditions

All roads into Big Bear are open with no chain requirements.
All vehicles including 4-wheel and All-wheel drives must always carry chains when traveling to the mountains during winter months.

Here are some stats on Snow Summit:

Mountain Specifics for Snow Summit

- 240 skiable acres incorporating 31 trails
- 14 Total Mountain Lifts
    2 High Speed Quad Chairs
    2 Quad Chairs
    2 Triple Chairs
    5 Double Chairs
    3 Moving Carpet
- Top Elevation: 8,200 Feet
- Base Elevation: 7,000 Feet
- Vertical Drop: 1,200 Feet
- Uphill Capacity: 18,550 Per Hour
- Ski able Miles: 18 Miles
- Terrain Difficulty:
    10% First Time Beginner
    25% Low Intermediate
    40% Intermediate
    25% Advanced
- Longest Run: 1.25 Miles (Westridge)
- Annual Snowfall Average: 100 inches


- Fun Zones: A great place to learn filled with beginner terrain features and jibbing structures.
- Ego Trip: Intermediate and advanced jumps and jibs.


- Covers 240 Acres
- 100% of Developed Terrain
- 560+ Hydrants
- 330+ Snow Guns
- 40 Electric Fan Guns
- 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.


Superior Grooming Fleet
- 9 Bombardier Grooming Vehicles
- 3 Piston Bully Grooming Vehicles
- 2 Piston Bully Park Building Vehicles
- 1 Terrain Master Park Building Vehicle
- 2 Bombardier Half-pipe Grinders

So give yourself a break and head up to Snow Summit!!