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Skiing in Big Bear Ski Resorts, San Bernardino, California USA

Area:
748 total permit acres/3.02 km²
Lifts:
12
Top elevation:
8805 feet/2684 meters
Base elevation:
7140 feet/2176 meters
Vertical drop:
1665 feet/507.5 meters uphill
Bear Mountain Ski Resort is located on the San Bernardino Mountain, by the Big Bear Lake, California, USA.

Big Bear Lake and Bear Mountain are two sisters resorts. These resorts operate under the same management and are known as Big Bear Mountain Resorts. In 2002 it was purchased by Snow Summit and you can visit both resorts with one ski lift ticket.

Bear Mountain has 748 total permit ac/3.02 km², 198 developed ac/0.8 km² and 550 ac/2.22 km² accessible, undeveloped acres of natural terrain (Bow Canyons, Deer and Goldmine).

There is a lift system of 12 mountain lifts, 2 high speed quad chairs, 1 quad chair, 2 triple chairs, 4 double chairs and 3 moving carpet lifts. It has 4 mountain peaks, Bear Peak at 8.805 ft/2.684 m, Silver Mountain at 8.560 ft/2.609 m, Goldmine Mountain at  8.440 ft/2.572 m and Showdown Mountain at 8.000 ft/2.438 m.

Top elevation is 8.805 ft/2.684 m, base elevation is 7.140 ft/2.176 m, vertical drop is 1665 ft/507.5 m, uphill capacity is 16.590 per/hour and rideable miles are 17 mi/27.3 km. Terrain difficulty is 15% for beginners, 15% for low intermediate, 40% for intermediate and 30% for advanced athletes.

There are 1 superpipe, 1 halfpipe and one beginner pipe. Longest run is Geronimo, which is 1.5 mi/2.4 km long. Average annual snowfall is 100 in/254 cm.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Los Angeles
100 miles/160.93 km, 2 hours 3 minutes
Take Interstate 10 East, to the 210 East, to Hwy. 330 / Mtn. Resorts. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit. For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.
BY CAR FROM South Bay Area
479 miles/770.88 km, 7 hours 38 minutes
Take the 91 East (or the 55 North to the 91 East), to the 215 North, to Interstate 10 East, to the 210 West, to Hwy. 330 / Mtn. Resorts. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit. For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.
BY CAR FROM San Diego
149 miles/239.79 km, 2 hours 45 minutes
Take Interstate 15 North, to the 215 north, stay on the 215 north throughout the 60 / 215 merger, to Interstate 10 East, to the 210 West, to Hwy. 330 East to Mtn. Resorts, which will take you up into the mountains. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit. For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.
BY CAR FROM San Fernando Valley
110 miles/177.03 km, 2 hours 13 minutes
Take the 101 East, to the 134 East, to the 210 East, to Hwy. 330 East / Mtn. Resorts, which will take you up into the mountains. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit. For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.
BY AIR
Los Angeles International Ariport,
117 miles/188.29 km
BY TRAIN

Amtrak serves the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.

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