Bear Mountain opens today

surprise cold snap whipped through Big Bear Lake this week allowing
for unprecedented, early season snowmaking at Bear Mountain and Snow

Big Bear Mountain Resorts opened Bear Mountain today with Chair 5, Central Park Run and half a
dozen terrain features accessible to snowboarders and skiers.

“This is our earliest opening ever in the modern era. With this rare
shift in the weather, we opted to fire up the snowmaking guns a bit
early to give our visitors a sneak peek at the great season ahead,”
said Chris Riddle, Director of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts.

Special early season rates will apply with discounted lift tickets
available for only $25 for adults, $20 for young adults and $10 for
children. Season pass holders are encouraged to get a head start on the
season. Snowmaking has also begun at Snow Summit with an opening date
to be announced soon.

To receive updates on the latest conditions and opening day information, text “SNOW” to 52406
or call 800-BEAR-MTN or 888-SUMMIT-1. To view updated videos, photos
and terrain maps, log on to or

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Mountain High opens Thursday

Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood will open tomorrow, Oct.
29, making this the 13th year in a row they have been
the first resort to open in Southern California
with top to bottom riding.  This also marks the resort’s earliest
opening ever on machine made snow. 


“This has the feel of a
great season.  With our early opening, El Nino looming, and the economy
recovering, we feel very positive about the upcoming winter,”
said Karl Kapuscinski.


Thursday will be open to season pass
holders only.
  Mountain High’s $299 Anytime Season Pass is a
great way to save money.  Regularly $599, this pass is good any day or
night during the season, including holidays, and pays for itself in just five

Guests can get more information along with snow reports, live
cams and text alerts at 

Friday, early season prices will be $25 for children ages 7 to 12, $30 for
Night tickets from 5pm to 10pm, $35 for a 4-Hour ticket, and $40 for an 8-Hour
ticket.  Prices are subject to change without notice.

hours will be 9 a.m .to 5 p.m.on Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on
Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

 Up to
two lifts will be available accessing four trails which consist of
predominately beginner to intermediate terrain.  Six to ten terrain
features will also be on the mountain including several of Mountain
High’s brand new jibs.

 A full
line of rental and retail products will be available along with repair services
and food & beverage.  The Winter Sports School is not yet offering
lessons but will begin as soon as the necessary beginner terrain comes on

temperatures and aggressive snowmaking are what lead to this early opening and
Mountain High will continue to make snow whenever possible, even during the
day, so guests are advised to dress warmly. 

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