While the temperature begins to rise in Santa Monica and the Southland, just two hours away at Big Bear Mountain Resorts, the reverse is happening with end-of-season snowfall with skiing and snowboarding expected to last through mid-April.
Despite uncharacteristically dry conditions throughout California, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit have had optimal coverage all season.
Due to their state-of-the-art snowmaking capabilities plus natural snow, Big Bear Mountain Resorts has been able to keep nearly 100 percent of the mountain open with full-width runs and a solid snow base.
“Fresh snow is just what skiers and snowboarders want and we have plenty of it,” says Vice President of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts, Chris Riddle.
Big Bear Mountain Resorts includes Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, which has the region’s most progressive terrain parks, most dependable snow conditions, the largest full-service learning programs and a multitude of premier services – just a tank of gas away roundtrip from most areas in Southern California.
Whether you are a beginner, left your equipment at home, or want to try something new, renting at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain is the fastest and easiest way to get on the snow. At just $30 a day for the complete ski or snowboard package, the staff will set you up with the right board or skis for your skiing or riding type and ability.
Snow Summit and Bear Mountain rental shops and demo centers carry the entire latest name-brand ski and snowboard rental equipment, as well as the latest high-performance gear for skiers and riders from Burton, Rossignol, Salomon, K2, Lib Tech, and Arbor. For added convenience and peace of mind, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain provide free ski and board check areas and tool benches throughout the resorts.
A Big Bear Mountain Resorts lift ticket is good for both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Take advantage of the free shuttle service where you can park once and ride the shuttle to and from both mountains. It’s just a 10-minute ride and shuttles depart from each resort every half-hour.
A day lift pass peak weekends and holidays is $69 for adults and $59 for youth adults 13-21 (peak season ends this weekend). Discounts are also available for seniors, children, and half-day, and night-only lift passes.
Anyone looking to stay within walking to The Village should consider staying at Lakeview Forest Resort Luxury Cabins.
There are six luxury two-bedroom furnished cabins that each features a full kitchen and dining area, granite tops and oak cabinets, granite fireplace, and a BBQ on deck in every unit.
After a day on the slopes, enjoy the crackling fire while soaking in the Jacuzzi all while being just a short walk to the lake, marinas, restaurants, clubs, shops, theatre, park, and more.
For more information about Big Bear Mountain Resorts, visit www.bigbearmountainresorts.com. For more information about Lakeview Forest Resort Luxury Cabins and other lodging, visit www.alpineresortrentals.com.