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Bear Mountain Resort - CA

Bear Mountain Resort - CA

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

131

Rank in
Region

18

Rank in
State

17

Best time for snow at
Bear Mountain Resort - CA
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Bear Mountain Resort - CA

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Saturday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Sunday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 83" per year
Snow Quality Rank

142

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

167

Bear Mountain Resort - CA is ranked No. 167 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

3.6%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

78.8%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

167

Bear Mountain Resort - CA is ranked No. 167 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

142

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Bear Mountain Resort - CA

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
61
score
70.1
Expert
rank
111
score
33.5
Overall
rank
131
score
51.0

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1665 ft

8805 ft
Base Elevation: 7140 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Bear Mountain Resort - CA

Bear Mt. averages about 7 feet of snow per season with extreme volatility. Over half of months get less than a foot of natural snow. The Southern California mountains get occasional rain, but only about 1/4 as often as ski areas in eastern North America. Bear Mt. has had world class snowmaking including a pipe into Big Bear Lake for nearly unlimited water since it was purchased by neighboring Snow Summit in 2002. Powder skiing is rare but there is expansive natural terrain on either side of the highest Bear Peak lift.

Accumulation and Preservation

Bear Mt. usually has most of its lifts and about 70% of terrain open by Christmas, and is less than half open by New Year's only in the worst 1/4 of seasons. Over half of terrain is devoted to park features. Spring conditions are routine by February in Southern California's warm weather. Bear Mt. averages 70+% open from late December to early April.