Mammoth Mountain buys Big Bear + Snow Summit

and more importantly…snow is here!

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area opened on 11/13/14 with a mix of manmade and nature-made snow.  After three subpar years of snowfall, we are all hoping for more natural snow to ski on and to quench California’s dry soil. At the time of this writing, it is snowing!

The big news at the ski resort is Mammoth Mountain Ski Area’s purchase of Big Bear and Snow Summit.

Consolidation has been the trend in the ski industry over the last decade, evidenced by Vail Resorts’ purchase of Northstar, Kirkwood and Park City over the last few years.  The general feeling around Mammoth Lakes is that this move can be a good thing.  SoCal resort loyalists may be enticed to try out Mammoth and we hope they like what they ski.  Similarly, those on the fence about committing to a weekend in Mammoth may choose to save time once in a while and ski/ride more locally. is now available for 4 resorts, Mammoth, Big Bear, Snow Summit and June Mtn!  MMSA and June are making efforts to attract more families.  June is even go so far as to let kids 12 and under ski free!