Bear Mountain Ski Area, California

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Bear Mountain Ski Area in Southern California & Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Bear Mountain Ski Area is located near Big Bear Lake in Southern California and until 1988, Bear Mountain Ski Area was known as Goldmine Mountain. The Mountain consists of four peaks, Bear […]

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Bear Mountain Ski Area in Southern California & Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams.

Bear Mountain Ski Area is located near Big Bear Lake in Southern California and until 1988, Bear Mountain Ski Area was known as Goldmine Mountain. The Mountain consists of four peaks, Bear Peak, Silver Mountain, Goldmine Mountain and Showdown Mountain.

Bear Peak has the highest elevation at 8805ft/2684m. Bear Mountain over the years has transformed itself into a terrain park paradise offering heart pumping action for the beginner to the most advanced park enthusiast. While enjoying the slopes of Bear Mountain, you will be treated to some magnificent views of Big Bear Lake and the surrounding area.

On the Slopes

  • Looking for terrain park action, Bear Mountain Ski Area is an excellent choice. The mountain has developed a great reputation for its terrain park - The People’s Park, which hosts over 120 jumps, more than 80 jibs and a superpipe. You will even find a Skill Builder Park designed to support your continuous improvement.
  • Bear Mountain Ski Area has terrain to satisfy every level of skier or rider venturing onto the slopes. There is the beginners section where you will have time to develop your skills before making your way to the top of Chair 8 and the black and double black terrain of Geronimo, which is also the longest run, 1.5mi/3km.
  • In order to keep the slopes open and the lift lines to a minimum, Bear Mountain limits the number of daily ticket sales. In order to reduce the risk of disappointment, a good option is to book your ticket online beforehand, especially during peak times.
  • On a Big Bear powder day, locals checkout the over 550 acres of undeveloped canyon terrain, including Deer, Goldmine and Bow Canyons, which serve up some of the best tree skiing and inbounds resort riding in Southern California.

Off the Slopes

  • Looking for time away from the slopes, then venture down the road to the city of Big Bear Lake where you will be treated to a variety of shopping choices, endless restaurant fare and of course lodging.
  • At the base, you will discover many patios where you can take in the California sunshine and enjoy some quality time with your friends or family. You’ll also find retail shops, complete with souvenirs and the rental shop for all your skiing or snowboarding needs.
  • As Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski Area are closely connected with the same ownership, you can travel from one to another quite easily as they are only 3mi/5km apart. Use the “free” Inter-Resort Express, a 10-minute shuttle service, which departs each resort every 30 minutes.
  • Bear Mountain Ski Area and Snow Summit may not be geographically connected, but they are when it comes to sharing lift tickets. One lift ticket gains you access to both of these fine mountain areas.
  • How would you like to ski or snowboard for “free”? If you have a birthday during the winter operating season, present a valid ID at Guest Services, for a free lift ticket valid on your birthday. Note: if your birthday is in the off-season, you can still get a free Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chairlift ride.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1665 ft / 507 m

Base Elevation:
7140 ft / 2176 m

Summit Elevation:
8805 ft / 2683 m

Skiable Area:
198 acres

Average Snowfall:
100 in / 254 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 24

Beginner: 4 (15%)

Intermediate: 13 (55%)

Advanced: 4 (18%)

Expert: 3 (12%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 6

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: Yes

Half Pipe: Yes

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Ontario CA , 63mi / 101km

Nearest Major City:
San Bernardino CA, 43mi / 73km

Nearest Town/City:
Big Bear Lake CA, 1mi / 2km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 15 to Apr 15

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
8:30am to 4:00pm : Sat-Sun, 8:00am to 4:30pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 12

Express Quad Chairs: 2

Quad Chairs: 1

Triple Chairs: 2

Double Chairs: 4

Surface Lifts: 3

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

LA/Ontario Intl Airport  (ONT)
Distance: 63 mi / 101 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Palm Springs Intl Airport  (PSP)
Distance: 88 mi / 142 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 909-866-5841

Direct Phone: 909-866-5766

Snow Phone: 1-888-786-6481

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Ski Resort Shuttle

Airport Transportation