Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Big Bear

Planning a ski trip to Big Bear? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Big Bear stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Big Bear review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 4.0

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.7
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 55.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.6
  • Nightlife
  • 2.4

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 14%
  • Beginner
  • 21%
  • Families
  • 50%
  • Intermediate
  • 43%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 21%
  • Advanced
  • 14%

Helpful Highlights:

We have been to Ski Big Bear on three separate occasions, but usually stay for a couple days each time. I love this mountain because it is not too daunting...

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  • 5

    Love Love Love Big Bear!

    by Lucinda D - 19th February 2014

    Pros: Great Resort in Quiet Community

    Cons: none

    We have been to Ski Big Bear on three separate occasions, but usually stay for a couple days each time. I love this mountain because it is not too daunting... Full review

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  • 4

    Great Mountain To Learn On

    by ryanscottmac - 1st December 2010

    Pros: Scenery, Easy Runs, New Lodge, Not Crowded

    Cons: Short Vertical, Slow Lifts, Expensive

    4 out of 5 for what this mountain offers: A great experience for beginners. It's a summit-based lodge, so there's no lift lines crowding the lodge area a... Full review

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  • 4

    A Family Friendly Resort Well Siuted For Beginners

    by Willie D. - 4th February 2010

    Pros: Excellent Instructors; Friendly Staff; Easy Terrain

    Cons: Lack of Advanced Terrain; No Bumps; Crowded Bar

    Ski-Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is one of the lesser known Pocono resorts. Located far from the I-80 corridor that is home to several of the more well-kno... Full review

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  • 5

    The Best Kept Secret in the Poconos

    by craigmcg - 29th January 2009

    Pros: This is the place to avoid the lines and SIMPLYENJOY!

    Cons: They should grow their resort even bigger.

    Big Bear is PROFESSIONALLY run. this place is all about their "clients". Clients, not "customers" because they want you to come back every year. I've been e... Full review

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  • 5

    Great family experience

    by tjm - 29th January 2009

    Pros: Family Friendly, clean facilities,

    Cons: May not be for advanced skiers

    Ski Big Bear is great for families, I have 3 children, 13,10,&5. All of us have a great time. Big bear has a "magic carpet" for the practice run, which ... Full review

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  • 5

    Wow what a trip

    by rbalmoney - 29th January 2009

    Pros: great lessons, great service

    Cons: my vacation was too short

    I have a 4 year old and a 6 year old, and after a great lesson they were making it all the way down the mountain. The instructors were fantastic because my ... Full review

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