Big Bear is offering its guests an opportunity to purchase lift tickets at Big Bear Mountain Resorts for just $18, which is 70% offthe regular rack rate of $60 (a savings of $42). It is the lowest lift ticket price offered at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain since 1983. This extraordinary one-time offer is only available for purchase during a 48-hour sale from Wednesday, November 13 at 10 a.m. to Friday, November 15 at 10 a.m.

The 48-hour sale offers $18 midweek lift tickets bundled together with 25 percent off lodging accommodations good for the 2103-2014 winter ski season.  During this window guests can purchase one or two $18 midweek lift tickets. To qualify for the $18 midweek lift tickets to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain guests must book at least one night lodging accommodations for arrivals during the 2013-2014 winter season. The package deal, called the $18 Lift Ticket & Discount Lodging Offer, is good for midweek overnight stays Sunday through Thursday, non-holiday and skiing or riding Monday through Friday, non holiday. In addition to the discounted ski lift tickets, BBLRA offers 25 percent discount on all lodging reservations. There is a limit to two ski lift tickets per itinerary. However, more tickets may be purchased at 25 percent off the regular RACK rate. The exclusive 48-hour sale differs from Groupon and Living Social because it offers a wide range of lodging inventory to choose from including private home vacation rentals, resort lodges and rustic cabins.

“$18 Lift Tickets are one heck of a way to kick off the winter season,” said Big Bear Lake Resort Association Director of Operations Rebecca Hrabia. “It’s our way of saying thank you to our loyal skiers and snowboarders.”

This October Big Bear experienced two snow storms, including its earliest snowfall ever recorded, which is a promising sign for a prosperous winter season. Big Bear Mountain Resorts (Snow Summit and Bear Mountain) expect to begin snowmaking in the next two weeks, and hope to be open by Thanksgiving Weekend.

The $18 Lift Ticket Special Offer is a one-time 48-hour sale that is available online at www.bigbear.com Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 10 a.m. to Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10 a.m. or by phone at 800-424-4232 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 13 and  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  November 14. The $18 Lift Ticket & Discount Lodging Offer must be mentioned at the time of booking. There is limited availability, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply, and it cannot be used with any other specials or promotions.