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Snow Summit ski resort

California, United States

Snow Summit ski resort is located in the San Bernardino Mountains, California. Revered for its skiing and snowboarding in the winter and home to Southern California’s only lift-served hiking and mountain biking during the summer months.

Snow Summit ski resort is considered to be the first ski area in America to off snowmaking for almost 100% of the groomed trails, ensuring a good base for skiing for the whole winter.

With its wide-open runs and fun terrain features, Snow Summit ski resort has it all. Ideal for everyday skiers and riders in search of a friendly laid back winter playground. It offers a traditional alpine atmosphere with a great deal of intermediate terrain and mainstream cruising for skiers and snowboarders. It is considered to be one of the most popular ski and snowboard destinations for patrons from around the Los Angeles area. Snow Summit ski resort really is a mountain for everyone. The terrain breakdown is approximately 35% beginner trails, 40% intermediate and 25% for advanced skiers and snowboarders.

Nestled on the south shore of Big Bear Lake (one of the several reservoirs scattered across "The Rim of the World"), Snow Summit ski resort's spindly runs slip down a thickly forested hillside. The terrain has 240 acres of trails averaging 3/4 of a mile in length, and a vertical rise of 366m. It has a total of 26 trails, with its longest run at 2km, which would take you about 3 minutes to ski down.

The village at Snow Summit ski resort contains a number of restaurants (a "pub," a cafeteria style restaurant, and a barbecue) along with ski school shelters, rental shop, locker rooms, and ticketing. Snow Summit ski resort offers the only lift-served mountain bike park in Southern California. As well as Scenic Sky Chair rides to access some great hiking trails atop the mountain in the San Bernardino National Forest.

The most expensive part of every ski trip is usually the accommodation costs. If you are looking to compare hotel prices and to book your accommodation for your next trip to Snow Summit ski resort please visit our STAY page. We invite you to book directly online through our website.

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Total Trails: 40 km 24.9 mi

  • Easiest 4 km 2.5 mi | 10%
  • More Difficult 16 km 9.9 mi | 40%
  • Most Difficult 20 km 12.4 mi | 50%
  • Terrain Park Yes
  • Half Pipes No

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
2499 m 8198.8 ft
Base elevation:
2133 m 6998 ft
Vertical Drop:
365 m 1197.5 ft
Total Trails:
40 km 24.9 mi
Longest Run:
2 km 1.2 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassUSD 109
  • Kids Day PassUSD 44
  • Season PassTo Be Confirmed
  • Kids Season PassTo Be Confirmed
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 16

  • Chairlifts11
  • Moving Carpets 5
live cam

Snowmaking Yes

  • Mtn Snowmaking %20 %
  • No of Snow guns560

Snow Report

  • Last Snow:
  • 24hrs Snow
  • Base (natural):
12 °C
12 °C
SW17 km/h SW11 m/h


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