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.