Hiking

Tire tread isn't for everyone, but there's still plenty more adventure to be had at our resort by simply using the tread on the bottom of your hiking shoes! In fact Snow Summit Summer is the perfect hiking destination.

While our Scenic Sky Chair will give you access to an expansive network of trails and roads maintained by the Forest Service, our resort itself has two major hiking trails; Log Chute Trail & Mountain Top Loop.

For those like us, who can't get enough of the San Bernardino National Forest, we now offer a Scenic Sky Chair Hiking Pass. You can have unlimited access to the Sky Chair and get right to the trailhead to make the most of your time.

Log Chute Trail

Log Chute Trail

Featuring incredible views of Big Bear Lake and the entire valley, Log Chute Trail (1.4 miles) weaves down the face of our resort, across the dormant ski runs and through the trees. 

This trail has been newly improved and features many alternate routes from last years trail making it a more enjoyable hiking experience for intermediate hikers.  As always we recommend that any hikers using this trail wear proper aggressive tread footwear for the optimal hiking experience. Note that if you are hiking down this trail it will conveniently lead you back to the Base Area and parking lot.

What’s great about this trail is that you as a hiker have options.  You can choose to hike up this trail from the base area if you’re in the mood for a more aggressive hike and then relax at the end of it all with a beautiful trip down the Scenic Sky Chair (be sure to purchase your one-way Sky Chair Lift Ticket at the base area before you start your hike up)!  Or if you’d prefer the less aggressive way, start your visit with a Sky Chair ride up to the top, perhaps grab a quick bite at the View Haus, and then start your descent down Log Chute.  Either way you’ll enjoy what this trail has to offer!
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Mountain Top Loop

Mountain Top Loop

This trail is exactly what it sounds like, it’s a one mile loop at the top of our resort that starts and ends at the View Haus!

Although it is not quite as aggressive as Log Chute it’s still considered an intermediate trail and we still recommend wearing proper aggressive tread footwear while hiking this trail. The views are spectacular and this trail is a particular favorite of families who visit our resort!
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Guided Eco-Tours

Guided Eco-Tours

Explore the San Bernardino National Forest and learn more about Southern California’s mountain habitats from a Southern California Mountains Foundation Naturalist on this 3-mile guided hike. Join us for a day of hiking you’ll never forget.

Hikes depart from the base of Snow Summit and include lunch and a ride on the Scenic Sky Chair to the top where the views of Big Bear Lake and Mt. San Gorgonio are breathtaking. At the top, your guide will lead you along the trail taking in the cool mountain air through the expansive pine tree forest. Learn about the unique plants and animals that make this forest one of a kind. 

Tours meet at the base of Snow Summit Mountain Resort in front of the large Trail Map. For more information please contact the Big Bear Discovery Center at 909-382-2790 or the www.mountainsfoundation.org

Save time and fill out the EZ Waiver before arriving.  Each participant must fill out the waiver prior to going on the tour.
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