Bear Mountain

Season start/end: 12/08/2017 - 04/04/2018 (estimated)

Welcome to Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain is one of the top resorts in California. With 38 runs, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!
Bear Mountain vs
Bear MountainBear Valley
beginner42 %25 %
intermediate39 %40 %
advanced3 %35 %
expert16 %-
total runs38 75
ski area-1,680 ac
summit elevation8,804 ft 8,500 ft
total lifts13 10
child lift ticket$40 $19
adult lift ticket$99 $95


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MMMichael M.
advanced snowboarder

3.8 / 5

Dec 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
BKBrian K.
intermediate skier

3.2 / 5

Nov 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
BKBrian K.
intermediate skier

3.3 / 5

Nov 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
GKGavin K.
advanced snowboarder

3.9 / 5

Nov 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
expert skier

2.8 / 5

Nov 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
DHDillon H.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 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
MLMichael L.
intermediate snowboarder

4.5 / 5

Nov 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
SMShady M.
advanced snowboarder

4.5 / 5

Nov 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
LDLanh D.
intermediate skier

3.5 / 5

Nov 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
OJGOrlando Joseph G.

5 / 5

Oct 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.
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Open 12/08/2017
Close 04/04/2018*
* Estimated based on previous years.

Lift tickets

Child $40
Senior $81
Adult $99

Trails levels


Trail maps


3.8 / 5

based on 17 reviews
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7,139 ft
8,804 ft
Vertical drop
1,665 ft


Total runs
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
2 mi
Snowmaking Area
198 ac


High Speed Quads
Quad Chairs
Triple Chairs
Double Chairs
Surface Lifts
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