Snow Summit

880 Summit Blvd / P.O. Box 77, Big Bear Lake , CA (Driving Directions to Snow Summit)
Last Updated: 10/27/2016 9:02 PM

Snow Summit Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 5 Beginner
  • 19 Intermediate
  • 7 Advanced
  • 2 Expert
Snow Summit Mountain Resort is Southern California's Premier Mountain Resort Experience. Snow Summit offers exceptional service, quality snowmaking and superior grooming, reasonable lift lines through limited lift ticket sales, outstanding Snow Sports Schools, a variety of quality food service facilities, and a family friendly environment. Plus, your lift ticket is also good at Bear Mountain which give you access to ... a total of 26 lifts, 436 acres of developed terrain and world class terrain parks! Read more

Snow Summit Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Snow Summit Operations


Plan to Open 11/18

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 14

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 33

Weekend Hours


Snow Summit Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

7,000 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

1,200 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

8,200 ft

Snow Summit Ski Pictures and Photos

Snow Summit Logo
Snow Summit Trail Map

Snow Summit Reviews & Tips (14)

My family and I went skiing last 3/18/15, we were able to start late at about 10:15 AM, took one hour for lunch break, then SS closed at 3 PM. I was kind of disappointed that I was only able to make 5 runs that day due to the fact that my daughter got injured so I had to take care of her, then SS closed one hour earlier. TIP:Check the schedule before going to Snow Summit. They might close one hour before schedule. Just so to get your money's worth.
Snow Summit review written Mar 22 2015 - 02:16 PM
Jaa Intermediate Skier
I've skied at Snow Summit for 25 years and agree completely with the guy who said that even if the other areas were free he'd still ski at Summit. BUT the grooming in March seemed far below average. Ridges between passes, holes, etc. My guess is that they just dragged the 'rake' over the snow once a night and that was it. Skiing isn't supposed to be WORK. After 2 days of this I decided the season was over. I can understand why they might slack off toward the end of the season and can't really condemn it, but it kept me off the hill when there was still snow. I still bought next year's season pass, though. I have faith!
Snow Summit review written Apr 08 2014 - 02:34 PM
Bev Intermediate Skier
It was fun. But the last day it was open it was very icy and I slipped and broke my wrist lol. Sooooo maybe don't go the last couple days of the season if you're a beginner lol
Snow Summit review written Mar 25 2014 - 10:44 PM
Alex Beginner Snowboarder
I got to go for free on my birthday, and with me and my brothers boards already owned, all we had to pay for was his ticket. Which was saved us $20 using liftopias discounts!
Snow Summit review written Mar 10 2014 - 02:15 PM
Rachel Intermediate Snowboarder
SS is the only place worth skiing in SoCal, except for Waterman when it's open because of tradition. Even if the places with shorter drives are FREE they're a waste of time.
Snow Summit review written Jan 09 2013 - 09:01 PM
Nrb Advanced Skier
Snow Summit has always been the best but with my age now (51), the shorter & easier drives of others has persueded me to shorter distant others but will go to Summit if I have company. This is my first year of Semi-Retirement and the gas prices killed me. Now I now when I use to hear what limited income is!!!
Snow Summit review written Jan 07 2013 - 03:00 AM
MickeyMike Intermediate Skier
Dont forget to have snow chains the road up to snow summit can sometimes be scary, Make sure to bring kneed pads and a helmet some parts of the Terrain can seriously hurt.
Snow Summit review written Dec 11 2012 - 10:21 AM
carmin Advanced Snowboarder
Wow! Very impressed with the savings with "". The whole process was flawless. Wish I had known about this website a long time ago. I will definitely purchase future lift tickets with them and refer my friends and family as well.
Snow Summit review written Feb 27 2012 - 04:37 PM
Raul Intermediate Snowboarder
Snow Summit review written Jan 06 2012 - 11:30 PM
Targol Abdolalipour Beginner Snowboarder
This place is alot of fun! The slopes are impressive and take a good amount of time to get to the bottom. The Lifts are extremely fast, efficient, and comfortable to ride. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here.
Snow Summit review written Dec 20 2011 - 03:16 PM
unknown Intermediate Skier
I love Snow Summit! My husband (who is an advance skier), my two boys (ages 5 and 8), and I love the Family Fun park. We all ski and love going over the jumps and racing down the hill. We also like Miracle Mile and the "back side" where we can zoom from the chair lift all the way to the base. We found an awesome family oriented cabin in Moonridge that we rent every time we go up It has a lovely porch, spa and kid's clubhouse. The cabin is very cozy with comfy beds, large flat panel TV, internet, Directv and just an overall great family oriented place to kick back after a fun day on the slopes!
Snow Summit review written Dec 14 2011 - 10:13 AM
Cathy Betts Intermediate Skier
Can't Wait Man!!
Snow Summit review written Nov 18 2011 - 09:22 PM
Andrew Mac Tavish Intermediate Snowboarder
We go to Snow Summit for 2 nights all the time when we can't get to Mammoth. We like booking our lodging with Big Bear City Concierge when we're going to stay. They have great discounts on lodging and turned us on to this site for the lift tickets.
Snow Summit review written Jan 30 2011 - 03:05 PM
Randy Intermediate Snowboarder
Snow Summit is a great family resort. My kids are advanced beginning skiiers and I'm an intermediate, and yet we can all ski together. The "Family Park" area is a favorite with it's jumps. Yet, there's enough action for the advanced skiier as well. Trails are long and the view from the summit of the Lake is awesome. The ride from L.A. is only 2 hours but yet in bad weather and one, twisting mountain road, it can take a lot longer. (Don't forget your chains!) The town itself is very laid back--nothing fancy. No four-star resorts here. Most people stay in rented houses or small, cheap motels.
Snow Summit review written Dec 23 2008 - 08:42 AM
MomintheMiddle Intermediate Skier

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