Snow Summitt re-opens just in time for holiday weekend

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 22, 2010 4:39 pm

After several days of heavy rain, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) with 10-24 inches of fresh snowfall overnight. With more heavy powder on the way, BBMR will re-open Snow Summit tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 23, while Bear Mountain remains open.

Both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain will be open tomorrow with nearly 100 percent of terrain available.  Guests are encouraged to make reservations for the Christmas holiday period online at or by calling 909-866-5841.

“The snow is really coming down and we’re expecting more heavy powder throughout the day just in time to re-open Snow Summit tomorrow,” said Chris Riddle, Marketing Director for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. “We remind all guests to check current road conditions before heading up to the slopes. We’re looking forward to a white Christmas and wonderful holiday weekend!”

Heavy rain, rock and mudslides have closed the front road, Highway 330/18 through Running Springs, but Highway 38 through Redlands is open with chains required on all vehicles except four-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires. Highway 18 through Lucerne Valley is open with no chains required at this time, but please note chains are required in Big Bear.

Due to the rapidly-changing conditions, guests are reminded to check out for the latest on weather conditions, chain requirements and road closures. For up-to-the-minute mobile reports, guests can sign up for BBMR’s Text Club:

Holiday rates will apply beginning Thursday, Dec. 23 and night sessions start Saturday, Dec. 25. Current operating hours are 8 a.m. -5 p.m. at Snow Summit and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Bear Mountain.