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Snow Summit Opens Today!!! Bear Mountain Opens Friday!!!


Conditions for Opening Day at Snow Summit Resort look fantastic with summit to base skiing and riding opening at 8:30am! We will be operating Chair 1 to the summit and Chair 8 will service our beginner area. Skier and riders will find 12 boxes and rails on the slopes as well as a roller! Our Crew will be adding more features as we make snow! Bear Mountain will open Friday but come join us at Snow Summit until then!

Be sure to get in line early: the first round of Chair 1 riders will get the chance to win the “bar down” prize. In an effort to promote safety, one chairlift will have four raffle tickets taped to the safety bar. Riders can remove the raffle tickets and turn them into to Guest Services to redeem a goody bag full of prizes.

For another chance to win, you can also compete in our first “Message in a Bottle” competition of the season. We’re going to hide a message in a bottle somewhere at Snow Summit. Follow us onTwitter  for the picture hint and use that clue to find the bottle. The winner can take the bottle to Guest Services to collect the prize!

Be sure to tag your pictures from the festivities with #summitopens. We’ll be tracking the tag and will post the winning image as our photo of the day and win a prize!

DJ Slipmatt will be providing the music and is stoked to see all the first day Summit guests!

Stay tuned to all of our Social Media Channels for updates throughout the day!


Filed Under: Miscellaneous.

Posted: 11/26/14, 5:56am, by Rob Ochtera. See Post

Bear Opens Friday But You Can Ride Summit Before Friday


Bear opens this Friday, November 28th! The weather has been perfect for making real snow and we’ve set up some features. If you wanna ride before Friday, come to our other resort as Snow Summit opens tomorrow, November 26th. What!? You have the Bear Only season pass? That’s cool, your pass is good for Summit tomorrow and turkey day. So your plan for this week will go like this…

Summit – Wednesday
Summit – Thursday
Bear – Friday
Bear – Saturday
Bear – Sunday

Lift Hours of Operation: Fri Nov 28 – Sun Nov 30: 8:30-4:00

After this weekend, Bear will close weekdays to prep more features and more snow, then reopen on weekends. Good news is, starting tomorrow, your Bear Only passes will be good at Snow Summit while Bear is not open, this offer stays until Bear opens full-time.

Filed Under: Conditions, Events, Snow Report, Snowmaking, Special Deals, Terrain Park.

Posted: 11/25/14, 9:27am, by Bobby Sato. See Post

It’s cool as ever at Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain Opening Friday

Those strong, hot winds you might be feeling? Not here! Bear Mountain has been downright frigid.

Before the Santa Ana winds heat up the LA and Orange County areas, they start as cold air in the mountains. The cool dry air is perfect for snowmaking and we’re busy taking advantage of these great conditions.

We’ve been grinding out fresh snow since last night and we are still planning to open Chair 1 on Friday. What better way to beat the turkey hangover than a weekend of snowboarding?

Since you’re so stoked about all our fresh snow, we have special discounted rates just for you early boarders and skiers:

Early Season Day Half-Day
Adult (22+) $45 $38
Young Adult (13-21) $38 $31
Child $18 $14

Have warmer plans in mind for your holiday weekend? Come visit us at SnowJam in Las Vegas! Saturday and Sunday (the 29th and 30th) we’ll be selling season passes.

Filed Under: Conditions, Events, Fresh Powder, Special Deals.

Posted: 11/24/14, 12:55pm, by Lisa Tourtelot. See Post

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