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Bear Mountain Ski Resort

Bear Mountain is one of two Big Bear Ski Resort options. Bear Mountain has approximately 1,700 vertical feet over four mountain peaks for skiers and snowboarders. Set in Silver Mountain with popular advanced runs and access to Deer, Goldmine, and Bow canyons. Bear Mountain is one of three spots for winter sports in the Big Bear mountain area (the other two being ski resort Snow Summit and snow tubing area called Snow Play):

Bear Mountain Ski Resort
43101 Goldmine Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

www.bearmountain.com

General Info: 909.866.5766
Reservations: 909.866.5841
Snow Report: 800-BEARMTN

Freestyle Park:
Approximately 200 acres of snow and fun with over 150 jumps, more than 80 jibs, and the only Superpipe in Southern California measuring 580 feet in length and 77 feet wide. Also includes one standard halfpipe (400 feet long, 55 feet wide), numerous rails, boxes, and walls, and the jibs and other features are for beginner to advanced levels. When you’re done, kick back at “The Scene” where you can grab a drink and a bite to eat or just hang out and rest your muscles before the next thrill.

Mountains and Peaks:
Bear Mountain includes over 1,700 vertical feet of terrain suitable for beginner to advanced snowboarders and skiers. Over four mountain peaks and carefully groomed runs, Geronimo (see below) is the most advanced. This area offers runs suitable for all levels of skill from beginner to advanced.

Instruction for All Levels:
Instruction begins at the level visitors need, starting with fitting and equipment rental and fitting assistance. Next, beginners get accustomed to the equipment and skiis at the base area. Then, they progress step by step to new areas of exploration as they are ready. Instructors await them to assist at every new level.

Advanced Runs:
This ski resort offers three popular advanced runs. Geronimo most advanced run in Southern California. This run is for expert skiers and riders only! To get to Geronimo, take the high-speed quad chairlift (Access Express) to chairlift 8.

Ski Lift:
Tickets serve both Bear Mountain ski resort and nearby Snow Summit ski resort. They can be purchased online here:
www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Season Passes:
Season passes to Bear Mountain resort are interchangeable with nearby resort Snow Summit. A free shuttle transports skiers and snowboarders between these resorts every 10 minutes.