Bear Mountain Snowboarding

The 8th most popular snowboarding destination in California.

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East of Los Angeles and northeast of San Bernardino, the Big Bear Mountain Resort has 28 trails spread over 198 acres that are served by 12 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 1,665 feet. The Bear Mountain ski area is spread across 4 mountain peaks, some of the highest in southern California, and is known for steep terrain to explore. In addition to the 198 acres of groomed terrain, there is also over 550 acres of ungroomed terrain to check out.

Bear Mountain has the must see is the Reef Zone, a double half-pipe, and the All-Mountain Freestyle Park and All Mountain Terrain Park. Overall, there are 4 pipes and 160 terrain park features to hit. Bear Mountain ski area is known for fresh progression-style terrain park setups every season.

For apres ski, try the the Beach Bar, Chad's Place, or the Bullwheel Bar. For nightlife, check out Murrays Saloon, Chads, or Mozarts.

TIP - check out their Vertical Plus program for discounts and no lift lines…it's a good deal.

Overall, Bear Mountain is the 8th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 19 snowboarding resorts in California. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Bear Mountain including Mountain High Resort and Snow Summit Ski Area.


Local Contact(s):  Big Bear Mountain Resort (909) 866-5766; California Tourism (916) 444-4429

Recommended Book:  "Snowboard Resort Guide 2016" from Chris Gill

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Spartan Hostel (909) 866-5255

Luxury Loding:  Northwoods Resort (909) 866-3121

Breakfast Restaurant:  Pine Nut Coffee House

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  34.227842, -116.860371

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  8/2/2016

ID:  10900

Bear Mountain Snowboarding Map