Big Bear Opening this Wednesday

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 8, 2011 12:03 am

Last weekend Big Bear Lake was hit by an unexpected cold front complete with 4-6 inches of thick snowfall. The early season snow has helped push the official opening for Big Bear Mountain Resort to Wednesday, November 9 and Snow Summit Mountain Resort to Thursday, November 10. The premature winter weather will allow the opening of most runs and features for riders and skier alike to hit up with their early season (specially rated) lift tickets.

“With this rare shift in the weather, we opted to fire up the snowmaking guns to give our visitors an early start to a great season. The recent temperatures are ideal for snowmaking and will be just what we need to ensure that our guests have a great opening day experience,” said Chris Riddle, Vice President of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. In sunny Southern California, we rely on our unmatched snowmaking systems to provide quality snow for hundreds of thousands of skiers and snowboarders each season. Rather than rushing to open, we decided to take a few extra days to provide the quality snow conditions our guests have come to expect.”

Starting this Wednesday, Bear Mountain’s full glory will be open with Park Run (including all terrain features). Snow Summit will also be completely skiable starting Thursday with Miracle Mile and the Bear Bottom Beginner Area. Five lifts will be open with additional lifts opening up as snowmaking keeps dishing it out.

Discounted lift tickets are available right now for only $40 for adults (ages 22 and older), $35 for young adults (13 -21) and seniors (62+), and $15 for children (half-day rates are also available). Check out all the latest updates at or