Winter Wonderland in Big Bear!

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 23, 2010 1:51 pm


(Big Bear Lake, CA)It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) with up to two feet of snowfall blanketing the slopes just in time for the holidays. Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are open with nearly 100 percent of terrain available thanks to this week’s storms and there’s more snow in the forecast.
Guests are encouraged to make reservations for the Christmas holiday period online at or by calling 909-866-5841.
“We had another foot of snowfall last night, bringing us up to around two feet of snow in the last two days with more snowfall in the forecastIt’s absolutely beautiful up here.  It really looks like a real winter wonderland,” said Chris Riddle, Marketing Director for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. “With all the fresh snow and once again, some great snowmaking conditions, skiers and snowboarders are in for a fantastic holiday on the slopes.”
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.