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Big Bear Season Passes for 2011-2012

Our friends at Big Bear Mountain Resorts ( wanted to remind folks that May 31st is the final day you can buy an all-season ski pass (the “Anytime Pass”) for the 2011-2012 ski season. It’s good anytime for Bear Mountain, and, for a slightly increased fee, both Big Bear and Snow Summit mountains.

A child’s (7-12) Bear Mountain only Anytime Pass is $169, teens (to 21) and seniors (62+) are $339, while an adult (22-62) pass is $409. Passes allowing you to use both mountains are $199, $459 and $559 for the same age groups. Midweek plus Sunday passes are less.

As an added benefit, you can ride the “Sky Chair” lift/ride all summer, too, for free. For those of you who haven’t seen the Sky Chair, it’s fun ride and a welcome, cool relief from a Los Angeles summer:

If you plan to go to Big Bear next winter for at least a week, plus maybe a Big Bear getaway or two, a season pass is definitely worth it.

Another idea, if you proceed, is to inquire about full season rentals for some form of Big Bear lodging. It’s best to RESERVE accommodations within easy walking distance of the slopes now, before they get booked up!

Time to get ready for next year — with free rides all summer thrown in!