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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

Have you heard? Friday is the word……OPENING DAY AT BEAR MOUNTAIN!

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It’s Go Time! Bear Mountains OPENING DAY is scheduled for next weekend.

Bear plans to spin the lifts for the public starting at 8:30 am,

Friday the 28th of November!

As long as we have great snowmaking conditions we can open as planned on Friday! We will be offering early season pricing which will be announced next week…so stay tuned. We will operate from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Just can’t wait until Friday? Snow Summit has plans to be open for the season on Wednesday, November 26th with top to bottom skiing and riding as well as terrain for all ability levels including terrain features.SS PAINT INSTA

While Snow Summit Resort will stay open through the week,  Bear Mountain will re-open again Saturday and Sunday the 6th and 7th of December and will then open for daily operation on Friday, December 12th.

For our much anticipated opening on Friday, we will be operating Chair 1 with hopes to also operate Chair 9 to allow access to the summit. We will have only Intermediate and Advanced Terrain open which will offer small features- the more snow we can make between now and then the greater the number and scope! Ski and Snowboard School will not be offered this weekend at Bear Mountain.

So….don’t eat so much Turkey on Thanksgiving that you nap through opening day on Friday! See you there!

Filed Under: Conditions, Miscellaneous, Snow Report.

Posted: 11/21/14, 6:07pm, by Rob Ochtera. See Post

Bear Mountain Woke Up To a Little Extra Snow This Morning!!!!


Mother Nature decided to throw a little surprise our way last night with some snow! It’s beginning to look a lot like winter out there! This can only help our Park Crew as they continue to work tirelessly toward getting this playground open!

The forecast is looking pretty good for snowmaking conditions this weekend and into next week. The Snowmaking Plan calls for the system to be operational any time the conditions allow for it! Laying the surface down is just the first step in opening the Resort for riding. Our riders have come to expect a high level of quality in our hits and features- its what we like to call being “Bear Built”.  We have a highly qualified and trained Park Crew that will then mold the snow our snow makers have been laying down into a three dimensional winter playground. Once the Crew has stamped their “Bear Built” seal of approval on the resort we will open in the fashion our loyal skiers and riders have come to expect of us. We appreciate your patience and can assure you when we spin the lifts it will have been well worth the wait!



Filed Under: Miscellaneous, Snow Report, Snowmaking.

Posted: 11/21/14, 8:22am, by Rob Ochtera. See Post

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