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Mountain Biking in Big Bear

From the view at the top... to the ride to the bottom, there is no greater fun than mountain biking off of the top of the Snow Summit ski resort.  Each summer after the snow has melted, the resort offers rides to the top via their Sky Chair so that mountain bikers can enjoy tackling the terrain (and rocks!) of the slopes and forest.

For novice riders, the Bristlecone Trail east of the base area and Towne Trail to the west offer gentle, rolling terrain that is a perfect introduction to mountain biking. Intermediate riders will find terrain that is slightly more challenging from the top of the Scenic Sky Chair including Skyline Drive, which rolls across the top of the ridge with great views of Big Bear Lake.
A short, steep single-track climb takes you to Grandview Point, which is a great spot to take a break and is the starting point of a thrilling ride to Towne Trail and back to Snow Summit. This nine-mile loop is one of the most popular rides in the area. Those who are looking for more time in the saddle can stay on Skyline Drive all the way to the Champion Lodgepole Pine then circle back to the resort making an adventurous 16 miler.
Racing down Snow Summit Bike Park
Snow Summit offers the best bike park in the San Bernardino Mountains.
There are Snow Summit Discount Bike Park Tickets available from our supplier. They don't always have them, but when they do you can save on your single day tickets.

The resort carries conventional cross-country mountain bikes for the public on the Sky Chair, with access off-site to Forest Service trails and roads. You cannot currently bike on the ski runs.

Cross Country Mountain Biking Rates Adult
(Ages 13 & up)
(Ages 7-12)
One-Way Ride (with bicycle) $12 $8
All Day Pass (with bicycle) $25 $15

*Children 6 & under are free when accompanied by a paying adult
*Scenic Sky Chair rates do not include a bike rental
*Helmets are required for all mountain bike riders using Scenic Sky Chair

Only cross-country style bikes are permitted on the Scenic Sky Chair. No downhill specific bikes will be transported. Any one of the following four factors will disqualify a bike from being transported on the chair.

  1. Bikes must be less than 35 pounds.
  2. Designated tire size must be less than 2.5.
  3. Front shock must have less than 6.5 inches of travel.
  4. Bikes must have at least two chain rings unless they are single speed.

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Big Bear Sporting Goods
40544 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear City, CA 92315

Alpine Sports Center
41350 Big Bear Lake Blvd.
Big Bear City, CA 92315

Big Bear Lake
Equada Outfitters
663 #A Pine Knot Ave.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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