New Snow Tube Park, Learning Center Highlight Improvements At Bear Mountain & Snow Summit

New Restaurant at Top of Snow Summit Expands On-Mountain Dining Options

Mammoth Lakes, California, UNITED STATES

Big Bear Lake, Calif, Oct. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entering the first full winter as part of the Mammoth Resorts family, Southern California's top winter destinations, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are set to unveil major upgrades for the winter '15-16 season. The updates are part of a $2M+ capital improvement campaign that includes new dining experiences, off-hill amenities, and infrastructure improvements to one of the world's most advanced snow-making systems.

Specific improvements include:

  • New Snow Tube Park - Serviced by its own dedicated magic carpet, the new snow tube park at Snow Summit will make its debut this winter. Open day and night, it's the perfect venue for some lighthearted fun on the snow.
  • New Restaurant For Top Of Snow Summit - Formerly known as the Summit Haus and situated at the top of lifts 2, 3 and 9, a new restaurant will feature an open-pit rotisserie barbecue with plans to cook up a whole pig every day. A full bar specializing in local craft brews will wet whistles and the views from a new deck constructed on the building's north side, overlooking the lake, will be spectacular.
  • New Coffee + Smoothie Bar / Base Area Eatery- The food and beverage options at both the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit base areas will also expand. Snow Summit will see the addition of a new coffee and smoothie bar, serving up Starbucks coffee drinks and smoothies made from fresh local produce. At Bear Mountain, a new restaurant with a full-service kitchen in the "learn to" area will offer a full menu with plenty of options for kids and adults alike.
  • New Learning Center - Those new to skiing and snowboarding will find a comfortable environment to begin their adventure in the new learning center. Combining a rental shop, ski and snowboard school, and a moving carpet right outside the door, the learning center will make the process of getting started easier, quicker and less intimidating. Both the Snow Summit and Bear Mountain rental operations will also start the season fresh with the latest equipment from Burton, Rossignol, Salomon, K2, Lib Tech, Gnu, Arbor, Head and Flow.
  • New Snow-Making, Shaping Infrastructure - The Snow Summit and Bear Mountain snow maintenance infrastructure, already one of the most advanced of its kind, will benefit from the addition of four new snowcats to help shape and maintain the parks and trails. Continued investment in the snow-making system will also help ensure that the winter season at Bear and Summit starts earlier and lasts longer than any other in Southern California.

Weather depending, opening day at Big Bear Mountain Resorts is targeted for late November, but guests can purchase both lifts tickets and the The Cali4nia Pass in advance. Now in its second year, the Cali4nia Pass ($799 for adults) provides season-long access to Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Mammoth Mountain (which opens on November 11) and neighboring June Mountain. Bear and Summit-only passes ($599 for adults) are also available.

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About Big Bear Mountain Resorts

Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR), a Mammoth Resorts property, includes Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, plus Bear Mountain Golf Course and Snow Summit Summer. Together, BBMR has the region's most progressive terrain parks, most dependable snow conditions, the largest full-service learning programs and a multitude of premier services - just a tank of gas away round-trip from most areas in Southern California. For more information, please visit

BBMR is an equal opportunity service provider operating under a San Bernardino National Forest special use permit.


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