Big Bear Lake, California—The skiing and snowboarding season is not over yet at Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR), as Bear Mountain and Snow Summit may remain open until early May. With up to a two-foot base and excellent coverage on all open runs, BBMR will offer skiing and riding on a day-to-day basis, beginning Monday, April 24. How long the resorts stay open will depend on business volume.

“As long as there is still interest from guests, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain will have no problem staying open into May, stated Brent Tregaskis, General Manager for BBMR. “We have more snow than average for this time of year, so how long we stay open will depend on business, added Tregaskis.

Bear Mountain and Snow Summit will remain open as long as business warrants with selected chairlifts operating on an as-needed basis. Chair 9 at Bear Mountain will be open providing access to runs on the west side of the mountain, and there will also be limited food service available in the Silver Mountain eatery. Starting today at Snow Summit, chairs 2,3,7,8 and 9 will be open with access to terrain for all ability levels. Ski and snowboard schools, rentals, food service, and the sport shop will also be available at Snow Summit. Additionally, all Bear Mountain-only season passes will be valid at Snow Summit through the end of the season.

Another reason to take advantage of great spring conditions at BBMR is all California ski resort season pass holders can enjoy a free lift ticket to BBMR. We invite you to take advantage of this absolutely free offer to ski or ride Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. To receive your complimentary ticket, you must go to the Snow Summit guest service office only and present your current 2005/2006 season pass from any other California ski or snowboard resort. This offer is valid any day through the rest of the 2005/2006 snow season and does not apply to BBMR season pass holders.

Big Bear Mountain Resorts is offering the best deal of the year on season passes right now, with all passes valid the rest of the 2005/2006 season and all of the 2006/2007 season. As some passes pay for themselves in as little as five visits, skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of great spring conditions and essentially ski or ride during the entire 2006/2007 season for free! All season pass options, rates and ordering information can be found online at bearmountain.com, snowsummit.com or by calling (909) 866-5766 ext. 235.

Current weather and road conditions are available by calling 800-BEAR-MTN or by visiting bigbearmountainresorts.com.