Snow Summit Bike Park opening day delayed due to spring snow. | Photo courtesy Big Bear Mountain Resorts
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA – Due to an unexpected late spring storm, some riders woke up to a chain alert en route to opening day at Snow Summit Bike Park. The resort announced that today's opening day has been postponed in a statement posted at approximately 7:30 a.m. PST answering the questions riders had been asking over the past 24 hours regarding the changing radar conditions.
"We said Summer, but Mother Nature said Not So Fast," Snow Summit posted on its Facebook page this morning. "Our opening day will have to be postponed as we will be closed today and will reassess at noon whether we can open tomorrow as we have received snow accumulation and it's still snowing. Good news is that if you did make the drive today we will have our season pass office open so you can pick up your pass. Once all this snow melts off, the trails will be nice n' tacky."
In spite of signs pointing to inclement weather, the resort remained optimistic as long as possible, sharing a sunny photo with the catpion, "Summer starts rolling tomorrow... Come play," at approximately 5 p.m. yesterday.
The resort says it will announce after noon today if opening tomorrow is a possibility.
Offering the only lift-served downhill riding in Southern California, Snow Summit currently features approximately five miles of trails and 1,200 feet of vert, but recently announced plans to expand based on Gravity Logic, Inc.'s master plan along with news of the resort being acquired by Mammoth Mountain.
The first new trail—scheduled to open in 2015—will be a four-mile green flow trail off the top of the mountain.
Stay tuned for updates.
by Michelle Good