Known for its championship caliber skiing, Big Bear Mountain Resort represents one of the most popular outdoor recreation venues found within Southern California. In 2002, nearby Snow Summit resort merged with Bear Mountain to form Big Bear Mountain Resort. Olympic snow boarding gold medalist Shaun White spent some of his training time traversing the Snow Summit Westridge freestyle trek. The first snowboarding freestyle park opened at Bear Mountain during the early part of the 1990s. Transworld Snowboarding Magazine has selected Bear Mountain as one of the top 10 snowboarding parks in the United States.
Three peaks form Bear Mountain: Bear Peak, Silver Mountain, and Gold Mountain. Bear Peak rises to nearly 9,000 feet, making it the highest Southern California peak that includes a ski lift.Details