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
Average!3 / 5Oct 25, 2017
JPJohn P.
Good if there's snow, pray that the snow doesn't. Come on a weekend or you and all of Los Angeles are going to be there. watch out for people who don't know how to ski or ride, they usually congregate on the main run
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 24, 2017
KMKaleb M.
Beaver mountain is a great resort tucked up in logan canyon. Its smaller than most resorts, but still has many quality runs. It can accomodate skiiers from all ranges of ability, beginner, all the way up to expert riders. Never a dull moment at beaver mountain and the scenery is amazing. Powder runs, back country, and terrain park are all... More
Poor!1 / 5Oct 19, 2017
RRey
This resort gets extremely congested on weekends since it is the only resort near Southern California. I've a number of skiers had their skis run over by other skiers. Best time to go is on a weekday. Tuesday through Thursday would be ideal. Last time I went, snow conditions were mash potatoes.
Superb!5 / 5Oct 18, 2017
ALAgustin L.
Awesome mountain, awesome employees. Mountain was great last year with a lot of snow coverage. Crowds were a little big but getting there early was always better than being stuck on the road behind a thousand cars. Hope they limit the number this year.
Superb!5 / 5Oct 16, 2017
OJGOrlando Joseph G.
Its one of my favorite places to go! Its just a short 3 hours from home and always worth the trip. Fresh powder always makes for great skiing and boarding!!
Superb!5 / 5Oct 08, 2017
AAgustin
This mountain is awesome. Although it can get crowded at times the mountain is basically home to me as I ski and board during the snow season. The employees are awesome and seem to really care about everyone's experience and they are always willing to help with techniques assistance with skiing or boarding!!! Great times always!!
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 04, 2017
TMTristan M.
Growing up in SoCal, this was always a favorite. Great events year round. Fun for ski's, boarders, and in the summer, cyclists. It's still one of my go to's when I'm in California.

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