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Lake Arrowhead Skiing & Snowboarding

Nothing is more therapeutic for the body, mind, and soul than making a run down the side of a mountain through the fresh Southern California powder. Feeling the rush of the fresh, cool winter air as you excitedly carve down the hill at your favorite California ski resort is a seasonal treat that is hard to pass up. Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, located 95 miles East of Los Angeles, is ideally situated within the San Bernardino National Forest amongst some of Southern California’s great ski resorts.

Big Bear Ski Resort

Formerly known as Goldmine Mountain, Big Bear Ski Resort aka Bear Mountain, and its neighboring sister peak Snow Summit Ski Resort, were purchased by Alterra Mountain Company in 2017 forming Big Bear Mountain Resort. Overlooking Big Bear Lake in Southern California, the Big Bear ski resort is located an easy 26-mile drive from Lake Arrowhead Resort. At an elevation of more than 8,000 feet, with more than 200 acres and 100+ freestyle features, 165 trails, and being the largest ski learning area in the area, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit welcome skiers of any level looking for a great ski vacation or ikon pass holders touring Alterra’s best ski resorts. “Bear is where SoCal learns to ski and ride!”

Tentatively kicking off ski and snowboard season the weekend of November 20th, 2020, as a member of the Alterra Mountain Company, Big Bear Mountain will welcome Ikon Pass holders back to its slopes! Single- and multi-day lift tickets will be available for purchase online lift tickets will be available for advance purchase online, on the BBMR Mobile App, or by calling 844.GO2.BEAR

Stay up-to-date with the latest information regarding Big Bear Mountain’s response and action plan for COVID-19 and the 2020/2021 ski and snowboard season.

Snow Summit Ski Resort

Located just 18 miles from Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, the slopes of Snow Valley Mountain Resort have been welcoming skiers and snowboarders for close to 100 years. First opening in 1924, Snow Valley Mountain Resort has grown into a 240 acre ski resort with bowl skiing, terrain parks, and 11 lifts including the “Snow Valley Express” high-speed detachable 6 seat lift which traverses more than three-quarters of a mile along its span.

Winter lift tickets for the current ski season can be purchased online for daily tickets or season passes prior to arrival at the mountain. Topping out at just over 7,800 feet, Snow Valley doesn’t make the winter fun end when the sun goes down. For snowboarders and skiers looking to escape to the mountains after a day at the office, Snow Valley also offers nighttime lift tickets at a reduced rate compared to the daytime lift ticket price.

Stay up-to-date with the latest information regarding Snow Valley Mountain Resort’s response to COVID-19 and how that may affect the 2020/2021 ski and snowboard season.


When you're out tearing up the slopes all day, don't worry about where you're going to rest and recharge at night for even more fun in the fresh powder the next day! At Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, we have a variety of different room types and suite options to fit the needs of every skiing and boarding group.