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“Try the skychairs”
Review of Snow Summit

Snow Summit
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Owner description: Snow Summit is the ultimate destination for summertime fun! Snow Summit offers a wide range of summer activities, including lift-serviced downhill mountain biking, cross-country mountain biking, Scenic Sky Chair rides, hiking, and more! This summer, the always-popular Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair offers the most breathtaking views in all of Big Bear! Once at the top, grab some bites and brews at the most scenic BBQ in Big Bear, the Skyline Taphouse, while taking in the views of the valleys below and the surrounding mountains. From the top of the mountain, downhill mountain bikers can enjoy the famous Snow Summit Bike Park. For cross country riders, Snow Summit's chair lifts provide access to a huge network of trails around the resort that have something for everyone. For hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, Snow Summit is the perfect hiking destination. Snow Summit and the surrounding area offer an expansive network of trails and roads, where hikers can enjoy picturesque hiking trails and roads with stunning scenic terrain and incredible views of Big Bear Lake. Want to step off the trails and work on your golf swing? Feel like a pro at 7,000 feet - you'll be surprised at how far your ball will soar! Bear Mountain Golf Course is a great destination for golf and features a challenging golf course, golf lessons with seasoned pros and a great driving range. From hiking to sightseeing to cross country and downhill mountain biking to golfing, there's plenty of fun for everyone this summer at Snow Summit! Experience a winter vacation close to home! Snow Summit and Bear Mountain (Big Bear Mountain Resorts)offers two distinct mountains to suit your style. With a free shuttle between the two resorts you can enjoy access to 26 lifts, over 436 developed acres and 1,800 vertical feet along with shopping and dining choices. Snow Summit provides the premier mountain resort experience for everyday skiers and riders in pursuit of wide-open groomed runs and picturesque alpine views. Winter sports enthusiasts are guaranteed to enjoy their time on the snow with unparalleled learning programs for snowboarders and skiers of all ages, limited ticket sales, and beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for older children
Los Angeles, CA
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Try the skychairs”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Rode the skychair up to the top, hiked, had lunch and rode the chair back down. There were tons of mountain bikers who looked like they were having a blast.

Visited July 2014
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Camarillo, CA
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Family Christmas break trip”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Excellent place for families with skiers at multiple skill levels. Lots of choices. If you don't get there early you'll have to be creative for parking or be walking or herded like cattle in the back of flatbed trucks.

Visited December 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Mountain Bike It”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

I rented a mountain bike and took the lift up for $16.00 AND RODE DOWN. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I am old so I brought water and took one short break to catch my breath. Great views, FUN

Visited July 2014
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Give Yourself and Your Mtn Bike a Lift”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We love taking the kids Mtn biking on Snow Summits Lift. In the summer the <10min Lift to the top makes the two hr ride back down more fun for kids and adults who are not ready to spend 3 to 4 hrs riding up hill to run big bear's 2N10 vista road and pine knot / cabin trails.

There are still 4 to 5 good size hills for kids but they can easily be walked to keep it fun. Don't forget to pack a pick nick lunch to eat at any of the great view points overlooking San Gregonio or Big Bear Lake.

P.S You can rent state of the art bikes there, but any front suspension Mtn bike in good condition will make the trip.

As with any back country Mtn Biking, always remember to bring along a patch kit and basic tools to allow you to make the inevitable adjustments on the trail.


And always take plenty of water and a first aid kid!

Visited June 2014
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Chino Hills, California
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Love this local gem”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

I've been going to Snow Summit for years, and this time we tried night skiing. We were a little hesitant, but it as great. At this time of the year, it's not too cold at night, and it was refreshing. It wasn't as crowded, and we didn't get a sunburn! The runs are well lit, and clear. Great time!

Visited February 2014
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