Big Bear is home to two of Southern California’s premier ski resorts, Snow summit and Bear Mountain Resort. Together they offer 75 trails, 20 lifts, four high-speed chairs, and seven snowboard parks for all levels of skill with the added bonus of majestic mountain views. Lift tickets are interchangeable. Many world-class snowboarders live right here in Big Bear because they know we offer some of the most innovative terrain parks anywhere.


Snowmaking is underway at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Typically, the resorts open mid to late November but with this this cold spell and great snowmaking weather, Bear Mountain could possibly open Central Park Run in the near future. Snow Summit is stockpiling snow in preparation of future cold snaps. We will announce Summit’s expected open date as we get closer to the winter season. Until then, we’ll see you on the Scenic Sky chair.


Bear Mountain (“Bear”) is an innovator in Park design and development. Bear is where you’ll find Southern California’s (“SoCal”) only halfpipes, the Red Bull Plaza, The Scene. This combined with features spread over our 748 permitted acres is why Bear is the home mountain to many world-class athletes including our Team Bear riders. While regularly appearing in the top of ski and snowboard resort polls, Bear is also home to the largest learning area in SoCal, backed by our professionally certified instructors that make learning easy, fun and natural. Bear is where SoCal learns to ski and ride. With a state-of-the-art snowmaking system and grooming fleet, you can count on Bear for great conditions all season long.



We specialize in wakeboard, bike, snowboard and ski rentals.  We offer a full selection of retail to get you whatever you need to get you up on the hill.  We also have shoes, apparel, sunglasses, watches, headphones, wearable cameras, such as GoPro and Contour, and much more.


Established in 1975

We started out renting tobogans then moved onto skis and snowboards.  Over the last few years we’ve added wakeboard and bike rentals.  Now we have evolved into a full rental and retail shop.  We can get you setup with pretty much anything head to toe.

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Besides Ski & Snowboard rentals we offer a wide variety of winter play sleds, saucers, even snowboard sleds, jackets, snow-pants, socks, hats, gloves, ear-muffs, mask, etc!  All 20% off by quietly mentioning this site!