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Big Bear Snow Summit

Only a five-minute drive from Big Bear Frontier, Snow Summit has a variety of fun activities and events to enjoy during your trip to Big Bear throughout the year. This page highlights a handful of selections to choose from for families, couples and friends.

Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair Ride

Starting in May, the scenic sky chair ride takes visitors to the top of Snow Summit. You can merely take a romantic ride up and enjoy the incredible mountain scenery, or seek a more active approach, and hike at the top or mountain bike.


Ride the scenic sky chairlift to the amphitheater at the top of Snow Summit and enjoy the sophisticated sounds of jazz each summer. Typically, the festival is held in June, which offers a great escape for those along the Southern California coast from the dubious "June Gloom". (This is when the marine layer settles along the coast and just hovers in one giant grey cloud for about a month or so.) Previous performers have included: Tim Bowman, Norman Brown, Paul Jackson Jr., Kirk Whalum, Mindi Abair and numerous others.