Destination guide

Oh snow they didn't: welcome to Snow Summit

Near the shore of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains, Snow Summit is a year-round mountain resort that's known for its 31 ski runs, top-notch dining, and massive snowmaking capabilities throughout the winter season. Mountain biking is a popular summer activity, and Snow Summit boasts more than 60 miles of cross-country and downhill cycling trails, as well as a zipline course and a rock climbing wall. A ski-in/ski-out Snow Summit vacation rental will literally put some of southern California's best ski slopes right outside your doorstep.

Things to do

Snow Summit _ seeing the forest for the trees

One of the area's main attractions is San Bernardino National Forest, which features more than 150,000 acres of preserved wilderness in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountain ranges. It's home to a 30-mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail, and you can spot several species of wildlife, depending on the season. If you'd rather put your money on a sure thing, check out the Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge. At this wildlife rehabilitation center, you can see everything from badgers and arctic foxes, to grizzly bears and snow leopards.


Snow Summit _ it's all downhill from here

First things first: ski, ski, and _ oh yeah _ ski. Snow Summit is famous for its slopes, and with good reason. It's got runs for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, including a number of Black Diamond_rated slopes for the most advanced winter thrillseekers. But there's just as much to do in August as in January. The surrounding mountains are full of scenic hiking and camping spots, and Big Bear Lake is a major destination for boating and fishing. Snow Summit itself has numerous mountain biking trails, and the resort's 14 lifts are converted for cycling use during the summer.


Snow Summit _ winter is coming

Snow Summit has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, which means dry, temperate summers and cold-to-mild winters with regular snowfall throughout the season. Summers are warm, with average highs in the upper 70s and low 80s in June, July, and August. Winters are relatively mild, with an average high of 47_F from December through February. Since the resort makes its own snow, you won't be reliant on seasonal snowfall to get your skis on. Since most people come for the epic slopes, prices on Snow Summit vacation rentals tend to be at their lowest during the warmer summer months.

Natural features

Take a peak at Snow Summit

Located within the San Bernardino Mountains in southeastern California, Snow Summit sits nearly 7,000 feet above sea level. The surrounding San Bernardino National Forest features rugged mountain peaks, steep canyons, and semi-arid desert, and is home to everything from deer and bald eagles, to black bears, mountain lions, and bighorn sheep. With a Snow Summit vacation rental, you'll also be close to desert landscapes in Palms Springs and the Joshua Tree National Park, and just over an hour from the temperate wine country of the Temecula Valley.

Can I find a vacation rental around Snow Summit Ski Resort?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,943 vacation rentals near Snow Summit Ski Resort. From 960 Cabins to 1,662 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Snow Summit Ski Resort area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Snow Summit Ski Resort?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Snow Summit Ski Resort. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Palm Springs: 6,345 vacation rentals
  • Lake Arrowhead: 596 vacation rentals
  • Big Bear: 3,071 vacation rentals
  • Southern California: 32,630 vacation rentals
  • Desert Hot Springs: 7,408 vacation rentals

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What are the main cities to discover in Snow Summit Ski Resort?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Snow Summit Ski Resort:

  • Palm Springs: 6,345 rentals
  • Lake Arrowhead: 596 rentals
  • Desert Hot Springs: 7,408 rentals
  • Redlands: 1,265 rentals
  • Green Valley Lake: 2,918 rentals

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Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Snow Summit Ski Resort?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Snow Summit Ski Resort. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bear Mountain: 2,246 rentals
  • Big Bear Marina: 3,028 rentals
  • Cabazon Outlets: 2,460 rentals
  • University of Redlands: 1,256 rentals
  • Swim Beach: 3,023 rentals

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