• Highway 38 closed for air rescue January 22, 2019
    Highway 38 is closed in both directions for an unknown duration for a air rescue operation. The closure will take place at the Jenks Lake Road site on Highway 38.
  • Traffic on and off the mountain from slow to a standstill January 20, 2019
    UPDATE: Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m. — Downbound traffic on Highways 18/330 to Highland from Big Bear are experiencing 30-plus minute delays.
  • Total lunar eclipse set for Sunday, Jan. 20 January 20, 2019
    The storms have left, and the sky is clear in Big Bear. And that’s a good thing, especially if you want to see the first lunar eclipse of 2019.
  • Vehicle catches fire on highway January 18, 2019
    Expect delays on Highway 330 due to a vehicle fire.
  • Wet, windy Big Bear day January 17, 2019
    The final round of storms to hit the mountains is bringing rain and wind to Big Bear today.
  • Parolee arrested on firearms possession January 17, 2019
    Freddie Chavez, 26, of Big Bear Lake is in custody awaiting an arraignment hearing in San Bernardino. Chavez was arrested on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and violating his parole terms. There is a gang…
  • Public welcome at Ed Foundation meeting January 16, 2019
    The Bear Valley Unified School District Education Foundation meets Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. at the district office. All individuals interested in the discussion regarding recently-donated property are encouraged to attend the meeting.
  • On the agenda January 16, 2019
    The public can stay informed by attending and participating in local government meetings. Check each agency’s website for a copy of the latest meeting agenda or call them for more information.

Snow Summit

Snow Summit in Big Bear is the ski resort that made the region famous for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports. They offer a number of discounts (see below). This ski resort  is one of three spots for winter sports in the Big Bear mountain area (the other two being Bear Mountain ski resort, plus a snow tubing spot for kids called Snow Play):

    Snow Summit Mountain Resort
    880 Summit Blvd.
    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    http://www.snowsummit.com

    General Information: (909) 866-5766
    Reservations (909) 866-5841
    Snow Report: ( 888) SUMMIT-1

    This resort is unique in that it offers night sessions and hosts the Scenic Sky Chair. (A much smaller lift can be found at the Alpine Slide at Snow Play.) Other information about Big Bear Snow Summit includes the following:

    • Kids 6 and under are free with paying adults.
    • Season passes for this resort are interchangeable with Bear Mountain.
    • Free shuttles are provided between this resort to Bear Mountain.
    • Ski or ride free on your birthday with proper ID. (Double check in case this changes.)
    • Offers the Scenic Sky chair.
    • Provides ski lift tickets and discounts.
    • Ski and snowboard rentals are offered.
    • Provides night sessions at Ego Trip Park.
    • Includes the Westridge Terrain Park.
    • You can buy tickets online at the Snow Summit website.

    This resort also offers summer activities! On certain days of the week, visitors can ride the Scenic Sky Chair to the mountain top for barbecue lunch and hike back down the ski runs. This lift offers spectacular views of Big Bear Valley and the mountains.