Season Start/End: 12/08/2017 - 04/15/2018
7000ft - 8200ft
13%|65%| 13%| 10%
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from US$17.00 to US$48.00
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Snow Summit scenic view

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.

Snow Summit scenic view

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.



  • 8200ft
  • 1200ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 7000ft


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  • Beginner Runs


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  • Runs


  • Terrain Parks


  • Night Skiing

    150 ac

  • Longest Run

    1.2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    240 ac

  • Snow Making

    240 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 12/08/2017
  • Days Open Last Year: 160
  • Projected Closing: 04/15/2018
  • Projected Days Open: 130
  • Years Open: 66
  • Average Snowfall: 100"

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Snow Summit Reviews

  • James Cooper

    • 5
    5th January 2018

    Full review

      so this year is a bad year for snow but that doesnt mean you need to stay away from the slopes. the...
  • Paul Mann

    • 2
    4th January 2018

    Full review

      Stay away from the mountain until we get some snow. Went yesterday and there is almost no snow left on the runs....

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