Snow Summit Announces Bike Park Grand Opening this Weekend


On 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 open 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.

Other summertime activities including hiking, sightseeing, and the Scenic Sky Chair. Guests can take in breathtaking views at 8,200 feet from the Scenic Sky Chair and spend the day enjoying the outdoors, wildlife, and fresh mountain air while hiking Snow Summit’s many trails. Or, guests can take a break from the action and relax with games, delicious BBQ, and panoramic mountain views at the View Haus restaurant located atop Snow Summit. The Sport Shop will also be open with a great selection of summer gear and accessories. There’s plenty of fun for everyone this summer at Snow Summit!

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.

Photo © Christy Nicholson / EchelonDesignPhoto.com

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