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Bear Mountain, California

Elevation

Base
7139 feet
Base
Summit
8804 feet
Summit
Vertical Drop
1665 feet
Vertical Drop

Lifts

High Speed Quads
2
High Speed Quads
Quad Chairs
3
Quad Chairs
Triple Chairs
2
Triple Chairs
Double Chairs
3
Double Chairs
Surface Lifts
3
Surface Lifts

Terrain

Beginner Runs
42 %
Beginner Runs
Intermediate Runs
39 %
Intermediate Runs
Advanced Runs
3 %
Advanced Runs
Expert Runs
16 %
Expert Runs
Total Runs
38
Total Runs
Terrain Parks
2
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
2 miles
Longest Run
Snowmaking Area
198 acres
Snowmaking Area

Lift ticket and season pass prices

Category Age restrictions Price (USD unless otherwise stated)
Adult 23 - 64 $89
Child 4 & over Free
Child 5 - 12 $30
Child 13 - 22 $62
Senior 65 - 79 $62
Senior 80 & over Free
Season Pass
(Bear + Summit Anytime Pass)
$499

Overall Rating

3.9 / 5 Good

based on 18 reviews

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Availability, quality and pricing of lodging

Lodging

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness

Latest reviews

Score: 3.8 / 5Dec 02, 2017
Easy access from l.A.. Great mountain to practice you're park skills. And if you just want to cruise and throw down some high speed "S" turns head up to Jeronimo. You won't be disappointed. ... More
Michael M. advanced snowboarder
Score: 3.2 / 5Nov 24, 2017
Great place for Southern California skier/snowboarders to go as they do not have to fly or drive far for decent slopes. Also the town has several local restaurants and bars that can suffice for many different tastes. ... More
Brian K. intermediate skier
Score: 3.3 / 5Nov 24, 2017
Great place for beginner to intermediate skiers. No slopes that are extremely difficult. We went right after they had gotten a huge storm, so the snow was good. The town has a good deal of restaurants and a nice Main Street area. Great for the Southern California ... More
Brian K. intermediate skier
Score: 3.9 / 5Nov 21, 2017
Big Bear is a fun time for the young family that likes to be active together. Big Bear is very accessible from the LA and greater Los Angeles areas. Its about a 2hr drive from Orange county. ... More
Gavin K. advanced snowboarder
Score: 2.8 / 5Nov 21, 2017
Way too over crowded but it’s the closest and easiest resort to get to from San Diego and Los Angeles which means everyone in SoCal goes there making lift lines ridiculously long and very crowded trails from lack of available terrain ... More
Jonathan expert skier
Score: 4 / 5Nov 19, 2017
The place was a great stay. For the most part everything was smoothly run, the staff was friendly and the mountain was in good shape. We were fortunate to have some snow fall and it was nicely prepared each day of riding. Would definitely go back for sure great stay ... More
Dillon H. advanced snowboarder
Score: 4.5 / 5Nov 17, 2017
Always a great time at bear. Even better after a storm rolls through. The mountain crew does a great job tending to all of the jumps and jobs throughout the mountain. ... More
Michael L. intermediate snowboarder
Score: 4.5 / 5Nov 11, 2017
I love the resort but it can be a bit expensive. Even for the season pass. Everyone loves skiing but not everyone can afford it. Season pass should be cheaper for California residents ... More
Shady M. advanced snowboarder
Score: 3.5 / 5Nov 07, 2017
All about sharing the life experiences with family and friends;that's what life is all about. Fromsimple thing comes life long learning and sharing the memories that Lasting What you put into it and what you get out will surprise you ... More
Lanh D. intermediate skier
Score: 5 / 5Oct 26, 2017
Fantastic place with great runs and excellent snowboard park. The staff are helpful and upbeat and it's one of the best places to go if you want to ensure a great experience.
Orlando Joseph G.