Snow in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA—Thanks to recent record breaking low temperatures and an unprecedented $6 million in new snowmaking equipment, Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) is experiencing the best conditions of the season. And with 99 percent of its lifts and runs open, Southern California’s favorite winter destination currently boasts the highest percentage of open runs of any California resort.

The windy conditions experienced in Southern California this week have actually benefited the Big Bear resorts, as cold winds and low temperatures are ideal conditions for snowmaking. BBMR currently boasts a 2-3 foot base of machine groomed packed powder, 5-6 inches of fresh snow from the weekend snow storm, and with blue skies and current temperatures in the mid-30s, conditions don’t get any better.

“It is absolutely incredible up here, said Chris Riddle, marketing director for BBMR. “The conditions we have now are what seasoned skiers and snowboarders dream about all season. These are definitely ‘call in sick to school and work’ conditions. It just doesn’t get any better than this.

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About BBMR
Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) includes Snow Summit Mountain Resort and Bear Mountain Resort. The two resorts are of similar size and are located in the San Bernardino Mountains, just a tank of gas away roundtrip from most areas in Southern California. Together, BBMR has the region’s most progressive terrain parks, most dependable snow conditions, the largest full-service learning programs and a multitude of premier services. BBMR welcomed the most skier visits of any Southern California winter resort for the 2005/2006 season.

Snow Summit Ski Corporation owns and operates Big Bear Mountain Resorts consisting of Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Summit Mountain Resort, located in Big Bear Lake, California and Sierra Summit Mountain Resort located near Fresno, California. For more information, please visit Big Bear Mountain Resorts is an equal opportunity service provider operating under a San Bernardino National Forest special use permit.