Snow Summit Ski Resort

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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.

Plan Your Trip

Snow Summit Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

83"
52"
35"
17"
0"
0"
Nov
10"
Dec
69"
Jan
18"
Feb
24"
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

November 16, 20212021/11/16

Projected Opening

April 17, 20222022/04/17

Projected Closing

130

Projected Days Open

N.A.

Days Open Last Year

1952

Years Open

100"

Average Snowfall
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