Snow Summit Ski Resort, California

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Snow Summit Ski Resort in Southern California and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging & webcams. This family-friendly ski area is located near Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Snow Summit Ski Resort opened in 1952 and was the vision of Tommi Tyndall, who recognized that skiing was […]

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Snow Summit Ski Resort in Southern California and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging & webcams. This family-friendly ski area is located near Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Snow Summit Ski Resort opened in 1952 and was the vision of Tommi Tyndall, who recognized that skiing was becoming a growing sport in Southern California. In 1953, the installation of the first chairlift was completed, which was the nations first-detachable chairlift at this time. Always thinking ahead, Tommi saw the need for snowmaking as a way to complement Mother Nature when she did not cooperate. By 1964, the mountain was able to make snow for the majority of its runs. Unfortunately, Tommi did not see his vision fulfilled due to his untimely death. Snow Summit Ski Resort has grown from basic roots with a single chairlift to the four-season resort that exists today.

On the Slopes:
Snow Summit Ski Resort has approximately 31 trails with something to interest everyone. While the majority of trails are geared towards the intermediate to advanced skier, there are some very good options for those just beginning their adventure on the slopes.

Not sure where to venture first, try the intermediate slope of Miracle Mile found on the front face. If Double Black Diamond terrain is more your style, try The Wall and Olympic located off Chair 6.

Snow Summit Ski Resort offers an impressive lift system that easy connects all areas of the mountain from Chair 7 over to Chair 9, the Family Zone and all areas in between.

Looking for terrain park action, Snow Summit Ski Resort has Freestyle Parks designed for beginners and intermediates to enjoy jumps, rails, boxes and many more features to help improve your skills.

Did you know that the Snow summit Ski Resort has a snowmaking system that covers 100% of the developed terrain, including over 330 snow guns and over 40 electric fan guns.

In order to keep the slopes open and the lift lines to a minimum, Snow Summit limits the number of daily ticket sales. To reduce the risk of disappointment, a good option is to book your ticket online beforehand, especially during peak times.

Snow Summit Ski Resort is committed to families and hosts a Family Fun Park located near Chair 9. The park is filled with small jumps and other features along with slow skiing or snowboarding to try and protect everyone’s safety.

Off the Slopes:
At the base of Snow Summit Ski Resort you can find retail shops, guest services, snow school and areas to relax and enjoy a few moments away from the slopes.

Snow Summit Ski Resort offers a variety of dining options, ranging from traditional favourites at the Summit Inn to more casual menu options at Bear Bottom Lodge, and the ski-in/ski-out Slopeside Pub. If you are looking for a unique lunch experience check out the View Haus at the top of the mountain and take in the breath taking views of San Gorgonio Mountain and the valley below.

As Snow Summit Ski Resort 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 Ski Resort 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.

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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1200 ft / 366 m

Base Elevation:
7000 ft / 2134 m

Summit Elevation:
8200 ft / 2500 m

Skiable Area:
240 acres

Average Snowfall:
100 in / 254 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 31

Beginner: 3 (10%)

Intermediate: 19 (60%)

Advanced: 6 (20%)

Expert: 3 (10%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 4

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

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: No

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Ontario CA , 61mi / 98km

Nearest Major City:
San Bernardino CA, 43mi / 70km

Nearest Town/City:
Big Bear Lake CA, 0.6mi / 1km

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 & Holidays, 8:00am to 5:00pm : See website for Night Skiing times : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 14

Express Quad Chairs: 2

Quad Chairs: 2

Triple Chairs: 2

Double Chairs: 5

Surface Lifts: 3

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

LA/Ontario Intl Airport  (ONT)
Distance: 61 mi / 98 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Palm Springs Intl Airport  (PSP)
Distance: 86 mi / 139 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

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Ski Resort Shuttle

Airport Transportation