Bear Mountain

Closed
Overall
3.9

If you want to ride park, Bear Mountain is the place. There's not a lot of steep terrain but the entire mountain is a terrain park and is snowboarder-heavy. It was even ranked number 2 in Transworld Snowboarding 2017 Park Poll. Nearby Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City offer an array of lodging, restaurants, and nightlife. Best of all, you can ski nearby Snow Summit on the same pass and you'd be hoping were born in winter because they give you a free lift ticket on your birthday!

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Bear Mountain vs
Bear MountainBear Valley
beginner42 %25 %
intermediate39 %40 %
advanced3 %35 %
expert16 %-
total runs38 75
ski area748ac 1,680ac
summit elevation8,804ft 8,500ft
total lifts13 10
child lift ticket$40 $19
adult lift ticket$99 $95
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall58″ 259″

Bear Mountain Reviews

Good 3.8 / 5
based on 17 reviews

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

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

Accessibility

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
Good!3.8 / 5Dec 02, 2017
MMMichael M.
advanced snowboarder
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
Average!3.2 / 5Nov 24, 2017
BKBrian K.
intermediate skier
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
Average!3.3 / 5Nov 24, 2017
BKBrian K.
intermediate skier
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 skier/snowboarder to go without having to fly or drive a long way!... More
Good!3.9 / 5Nov 21, 2017
GKGavin K.
advanced snowboarder
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
Average!2.8 / 5Nov 21, 2017
JJonathan
expert skier
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
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 19, 2017
DHDillon H.
advanced snowboarder
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
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Nov 17, 2017
MLMichael L.
intermediate snowboarder
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
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Nov 11, 2017
SMShady M.
advanced snowboarder
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
Average!3.5 / 5Nov 07, 2017
LDLanh D.
intermediate skier
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
Superb!5 / 5Oct 26, 2017
OJGOrlando Joseph G.
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.

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