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Snow Summit Bike Park Set for Early Opening on April 18

Apr 16, 2014
by Snow Summit  
On this Friday, April 18, Snow Summit will re-open its renowned bike park for the 2014 summer season, making it the first and only lift-serviced bike park to be open for the season in all of North America!

“We can’t wait to kick off another great summer season at Snow Summit Bike Park,” said Chris Riddle, Vice President of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. “We’re excited to be the first bike park to open for the season, and we’ll be one of the last to close. It’s going to be a long, fun season here at Snow Summit.”

Snow Summit’s first annual Summer Kickoff Party will be held on Saturday, April 19. Saturday’s bash will transform the base area at Snow Summit into a Vendor Booth City, featuring dozens of brands like Troy Lee Designs, Five Ten, Smith Optic, Ryders Eyewear, Marin Bikes, Freestyle USA, and Trek- just to name a few. DJ Slip Matt will be spinning from the Red Bull MXT, and guests can enjoy raffles, prizes and huge product giveaways all day long. Drink specials will be available for the 21 and older crowd.


The Snow Summit Trail Crew and Gravity Logic are working on finishing touches of new features and trail designs, including a re-routing of the Westridge Trail. A brand new, top-to-bottom beginner trail is slated to open by July 4. Mountain bikers can enjoy dozens of downhill and cross-country trails, as well as new features that will change throughout the season. It’s no surprise that Snow Summit Bike Park was recently named one of the top five parks in the southwest by MTBparks.com’s “Best Bike Park” survey.

Summertime season passes for the Bike Park are now on sale for just $279, a tremendous value for a long season of over six months of riding! In addition to lift-serviced downhill mountain biking, Snow Summit Bike Park offers plenty of trails for cross-country mountain biking. Cross-country and downhill mountain bike rentals for all skill levels are available in the base area.

Those who purchase a 2014-15 Screamin’ Deals pass for the winter season will receive half-off the purchase of a summer pass. For more park information and to purchase passes, visit the official BBMR summer website. http://www.bigbearmountainresorts.com/summer/

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  • 22 1
 Shout out to the lift operators from last year! I always saw the same folks loading bikes for 8 hours a day & I had over 170 beeps on my pass! Hope to see them many times again this season.
  • 3 1
 170. I guess having a job and living 2.5 hrs away is holding me back some. Oh yeah one of my four trips rained out at noon. Weekdays leave S. D. at 5, eat at the Grizzly at 7:30, at the lift by 9, 8 runs by 1 and get out of town to beat traffic home. Can't wait.
  • 7 0
 5 more months for my rotator surgery to heal up, Frown I might go up there just to ride the lift up and down to check out YOU LUCKY FOCKERS!!! Wink
  • 4 0
 Im so stoked to buy my first bike park season pass with summit, gonna be doing some backwoods camping to cut costs over weekend trips.
  • 2 0
 @souhhoods I was a weekend warrior. Only rode Sat & Sun's when I had the time. Still worked that 9-5 during the week ; ) Living 1.5 hours away helped a bit too.
  • 1 0
 I live 5 hours from northstar. Yay i:
  • 3 0
 And I am 7hrs. Boooo
  • 2 0
 rewob, were the weekends packed. I never went any day but Fridays. It was super dead and real easy to get my runs in.
  • 2 0
 Weekdays were certainly more rideable. Some weekends were worse than others. But I usually started on the first chair up on weekends at opening & rode till about 12 when it got absolutely PACKED then I just pushed up & did some of the jumps over & over to avoid the massive line.

If they do not have the ability to put more than one bike at a time on the lift this year it is going to be the same. This weekend will be an absolute nightmare if they don't put at least 2 on each lift.
  • 1 0
 $279?!? Dang wish I was closer
  • 1 0
 I think I will stick with my weekday plan as it seems to work out well and I would be pissed to stand around when I should be riding. Thanks
  • 1 0
 @TacomaTrev. I live 4 hrs. and 59mins. away.
  • 9 0
 Great place, great people. 14 times last year going for 18 this.
  • 10 1
 Sick, global warming is making longer DH seasons!
  • 4 1
 Ha, try discussing "global warming" to the rest of the country! Record cold temps/snow.
Maybe al gore can chime in about his computer models,..lol
  • 3 1
 The record colds in the east are due to broken ocean currents which are because of... global warming. We broke the ecosystem. Global warming will make for a longer DH season but a shorter lifespan. Trade-offs....
  • 1 0
 I would gladly drive a hummer if it means a longer DH season
  • 1 3
 Thank you, Protour, for knocking some facts into jrock and the 2 idiots that liked his idiotic post.
  • 1 0
 @scvkurt03...geesh, what a name caller. Guessing you didn't spend much time on the east coast this past fall-current. Freakn frigid.
Now lets ride before the enviros find new reasons to shut down trails!
  • 2 1
 The insinuation that the science is wrong because you were cold for a few months is willfully stupid. Sorry to be brash, but it's clear that you don't and/or don't want to understand what's happening to our planet.
  • 1 1
 Shoots, you know what they say..."the only problem with the other guys opinion is it might be right". Well, lets go shred some dirt before another turtle gets close to extinction!
  • 1 1
 Opinion, huh? When facts aren't compatible with your point of view, you need a new point of view.
  • 4 0
 dozens of trails? I like the park but really theres two trails west ridge and miracle mile, cruiser is just the upper part of westridge!
  • 3 2
 You need to look at another map, bud. You might be surprised at what ya find.
  • 3 2
 There's other trails besides the trails gravity logic worked on
  • 3 0
 All those got torn out and covered in logs and stuff about halfway through last season I thought
  • 3 1
 theres still pleanty of trails outside of the mountain boundaries. some real technical stuff, its pretty good riding. talk to the guys at chains required bike shop, they can point you in the right direction. only issue with some of the trails is u have to ride back to the mountain once u hit the pavement. not a big deal though
  • 4 0
 They all got torn down last summer. Atleast all of the fun ones did
  • 1 2
 ?? it had to been after august then. i was up there then and i rode quite a few off the mountain that i used to ride a while back. damn that sux those were some really good tech trails. some of the sections were pretty close to what youd see on the world cup. well atleast i got to ride them when i did. if your looking for some other good trails go to idyllwild. project x to hellraiser is a great run.
  • 2 1
 Project x to hell raiser is so sick!
  • 1 1
 they really only covered up upper fall line. if you take the super d route, you can take that other trail (pirates?) to lower fall line and swing around to the camp site. the west side of the mtn also has a lot of stuff.
  • 1 1
 Colin bailies is still there too on the west side I believe. I could be wrong so don't quote me lol
  • 1 0
 They ripped out all the trails last year Part I of the deal with forestry from what I heard However I'm not sure if they are still un rideable a few local guys said they were gonna go go build but who knows
  • 5 1
 Looking forward to an awesome year at SS Bike Park. I'm hoping they build some North Shore style hits this year. The more like Whistler the better in my opinion!
  • 2 1
 i miss that place. the trails were awesome last year i can only imagine what they have in store for this year. im gonna check out highland bike park this year and see how it compares.
  • 5 2
 Prepare to always be disappointed every time you go back to Snow Summit then.
  • 1 0
 You're going to love Highland! Since it is a bike park only mt, not a ski resort trying something else out for summer, and the staff are fully dedicated, they have best trail maintenance and conditions I have seen anywhere, full slope style course, bag jump ramps, jump lines, and an indoor skills center like Whistler's AirDome! Best spot on the East Coast IMO, go early and often!
  • 1 0
 Highland is sooo awesome man!! Your gonna love it there!
  • 1 0
 snow summit is the only park ive ridden so im not that familiar with the parks other than that. i used to ride idyllwild. (some of Aaron Gwin and Bobby Roots old stomping grounds) but thats not really maintained. im looking forward to highland.
  • 4 0
 the industry should move its spring fling(eg, sea otter) to big bear.
  • 3 0
 2 hours from SM... Cannot wait for Friday!
  • 1 0
 SM? San Marcos?
  • 2 0
 Santa Monica
  • 2 0
 SM here also. and i'll be up there all weekend. hope the lines aren't too long
  • 3 0
 SM here as well. 18th & Pico. If Ya'll ever want to car-pool or caravan hit me up. Or to ride locally
  • 1 0
 I hit up sullivan canyon alot. trying to find shuttle routes for the dh bike too. i have a rack that can fit a bunch of bikes.
  • 1 2
 I don't know about you but I have been shredding our 1,000 ft "hill" all year long!! Sure its not lift operated, but we do shuttle to the top, and Windrock has been open for quite some time too, they have almost triple our elevation....
  • 4 1
 Mammoth mountain bike park eats Snow Summit for breakfast! Lol. :p
  • 6 0
 agreed but, when the round trip is 2 hrs to 10hr i'll take SS for a quicky
  • 2 1
 It's not much, but it's close to home and has some fun stuff! Now I just have to rehab my dislocated shoulder and get back out there.
  • 1 0
 Love SS..lots of haters on other website..but really, it's not the trail. It's how you ride it. SS is fun..fun..fun...and that's what I'm about.
  • 2 0
 Only 45min from my house Smile
  • 1 0
 nice! they reopened it last year. Prior to that, it was the back trails of the mt.
  • 2 0
 The manuals in that were so sick. Like the one off the drop... oh dear.
  • 4 1
 Big bear California
  • 1 0
 So Sick! Getting a downhill bike soon hopefully come out and shred this place
  • 5 0
 Don't need a DH bike for SS. I have ridden two full-blown DH bikes there, and a friend's Knolly Chilcotin and the Chili was more fun and more appropriate. I do ride my DH bike there, but unlike other bike parks, it's overkill. PS - I don't jump worth a shit, so take my commentary FWIW. There were only about six jumps built there last year anyway. There was one short rock garden on Miracle Mile, but the rest of the 2.5 trails are groomed smooth. Off-menu trails are another story.
  • 1 0
 Was planning to get downhill bike either way but thanks for the tips very helpful Smile
  • 2 0
 WHATTTT?!?!? NO BIKE PARK IS SUPPOSE TO OPEN BEFORE HIGHLAND!!!
  • 1 0
 I'll be there on opening day friday!!!!! So stoked!!!!!!!!!!! How much are the tickets?
  • 1 0
 Only $35.
  • 1 0
 are they open monday-sunday from the start of the opening day? or they will only open during the weekends?
  • 3 0
 weekends (fri-sun) for the time being. dunno when they will start opening all week. probably closer to memorial day.
  • 2 1
 I looked at the map, and at a video of "Miracle mile" from last year. Is that it? What is excitement about..
  • 3 0
 they're adding more and more trails that are actually super fun. it's no whistler, but being the only lift assisted resort close to LA and san diego we really got a beggars/choosers situation here.
  • 1 0
 I hope they do something to allow Bikes on the slopes in the winter. or at least open some winter trails!
  • 1 0
 the only in All of north america?
  • 3 0
 well all the bike parks I know of in north america are closed.
  • 1 0
 for 2 more weeks???
  • 1 0
 Oh for the time being my bad
  • 1 0
 What a badass opening video
  • 1 0
 can we ride during the week?
  • 1 0
 not tell june
  • 1 0
 O yeah gonna be a good year,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  • 1 0
 I bet nobody noticed how sick that back 3 was at 0:25
  • 1 4
 I am excited but hesitant. I rode up there one day last august. Piled hard. Fractured my wrist. Spent 4 months in a cast and 2 in Physical Therapy. The crash was entirely my fault. I want to go but have a fear of falling on my wrist. Anyway, what is fear......

f*ck
Everything
And
Run

or

Face
Everything
And
Ride"

Be-otches!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Steven's Pass has had bike trails with lift service since 2012.
  • 1 0
 knee injury at the wrong time… Frown (((( PHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!
  • 1 0
 YAHOOZERZ!!!
  • 1 0
 NORTHSTAR NEEDS TO OPEN
  • 1 0
 SO STOKED!!!!
  • 3 4
 so where the f*ck is it?
  • 2 1
 big bear ca
  • 1 1
 Oh yeah! like an hour or two from my house

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