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Terrain Parks - Snow Summit

Rider's Guide

The resort boasts 100% snowmaking on its developed runs and can produce powder of three to five feet, which helps immensely given the resorts temperate climate and plentiful sunshine. There are nearly 250 acres of terrain and more than 30 runs. They are fairly evenly distributed based on ability levels, 35% beginner, 40 percent intermediate and 25 percent for more advanced riders. They also boast some terrific night riding on its beginner runs and at its premiere park, Westridge terrain park.

Parks and Pipes

For beginners and little ones there are Fun Zones which are great places to learn to ride park and boast many smaller jibs and features. Westridge and Ego Trip are the famous terrain parks and are used to host a series of events and competitions every winter. Recently the park has been geared toward making itself more family-friendly with progressive terrain for beginners and low-intermediates. However, the two terrain parks feature a fabulous array of intermediate and advanced jumps and jibs. Fortunately for park riders and freestyle skiers, Snow Summit and Big Bear team up so one lift ticket grants access to not only the massive terrain parks at Big Bear during the day but also at Snow Summit for excellent day and night park riding.

Out of Bounds

The ski area is only a few hours from L.A., a metropolis brimming with activity, nightlife, and some of the best shopping in the world. The beach is also a few hours away, perfect for snowboarders who also surf. In and around the area there is a plethora of winter activities like sledding, snowtubing, ice skating and more. Indoor activities include great shopping, museums, art galleries among the lure of Hollywood and its idyllic year-round weather.

Hangout & Hookup

There is one bar at summit and several just a 10-minute shuttle away at Big Bear, including a beach-themed bar that offers delicious (and gigantic) tropical drinks. Again the greater Los Angeles area is replete with live music, theatre, nightclubs, lounges and amazing bars, basically anything imaginable will exist either in Los Angeles or in the surrounding areas.