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Bear Mountain

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Bear Mountain
Photograph: Courtesy Jared Meyer

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3 hours from L.A.

Bear Mountain was purchased by neighboring mountain Snow Summit, back in 2002; some say this was a calculated move to entice snowboarders to Bear Mountain, leaving Snow Summit to the skiiers (though one lift ticket grants entry to both mountains). In fact, Bear Mountain has been nicknamed “the Park” for its irregular terrain, and established one of the first freestyle parks way back in the early ’90s. The mountain offers an additional 24 tradition runs, mostly comprised of intermediate blues and blacks (only 15% of the mountain is green). Bear Mountain boasts three main peaks, including Bear’s Peak, Southern California’s highest peak served by a lift at just over 8,800 feet.

Lift ticket pricing: $71–$109 for adults (ages 18–64); $58–$89 for teen (ages 13–17); $28–$44 for children (ages 5–12); $58–$89 for seniors (ages 65–79).


Address: 43101 Goldmine Dr
Big Bear Lake
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat, Sun 8:30am-4pm
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