Snow Summit Ski Resort

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Overview

Snow Summit is a sister mountain of nearby Big Bear Mountain Resort (about 3 miles away), offering its own appeal to Southern California skiers and riders. Founded in 1948, Snow Summit is home to 240 acres of skiable terrain, 31 trails and offers convenient access to nearby lake activities.

The mountain resort sits at an elevation of 7,000 feet in the San Bernadino Mountains, grants access to varied terrain via 14 lifts and provides an average 100 inches of annual snowfall. The top elevation of 8,200 feet gives skiers and riders access to 1,200 feet of vertical drop. Other on-mountain activities include a tube park, climbing wall and night skiing.

Snow Summit’s base area rests within one mile of Big Bear Lake and is a two-hour drive from Los Angeles. Snow Summit is a convenient option for flyers thanks to its close proximity to Ontario International Airport, which is located 60 miles west of the ski area.

The summer months provide the perfect weather for mountain biking on Snow Summit’s lift-served bike park. The mountain resort offers bike rentals and summer season passes for die-hard bike riders.

Condos, cabins, private homes, and hotels are within walking distace or a short drive from the resort.

Inside Scoop

Restaurant, deli, and cafeteria. Ski (ages 4 to adult) and snowboard (ages 6 to adult) school and rentals, demo center, test center, and sports shop.

Plan Your Trip

Snow Summit Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

36"
23"
15"
8"
0"
6"
Nov
22"
Dec
29"
Jan
21"
Feb
16"
Mar
0"
Apr

Terrain Overview

19%
Beginners Runs
48%
Intermediate Runs
26%
Advanced Runs
7%
Expert Runs
27
Runs in Total
1.2 mi
Longest Run
240 ac
Skiable Terrain
150 ac
Night Skiing
240 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 16

2
Quad Chairs
4
Triple Chairs
5
Double Chairs
5
Surface Lifts

Elevation

8200'
Summit
1200'
Vertical Drop
7000'
Base

Important Dates

December 02, 20222022/12/02
Projected Opening
April 16, 20232023/04/16
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
N.A.
Days Open Last Year
70
Years Open
100"
Average Snowfall
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