Alterra Adds Snow Valley In Southern California (Ikon Pass)

Alterra Adds Snow Valley In Southern California (Ikon Pass)

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Alterra Adds Snow Valley In Southern California (Ikon Pass)


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Alterra Mountain Company has expanded their ever-growing portfolio of ski resorts by purchasing Snow Valley Mountain Resort in San Bernadino County, California.

Snow Valley will join the operations of Alterra-owned Big Bear Mountain Resort to create a three mountain destination just minutes from Los Angeles.

Ikon Pass holders in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas will now have access to Big Bear, Snow Summit, and Snow Valley.

Ikon and Big Bear season passes will be accepted at Snow Valley starting on Monday, February 20, 2023.

Snow Valley Stats/Info:

Top Elevation: 7,841 ft.

Vertical: 1,041 ft.

Skiable Acres: 240 ac.

Average Snowfall: 144 in.

Total Trails: 32

Total Lifts: 12

Trail Map – Snow Valley

Read the full press release from Alterra Mountain Company below:


Snow Valley will Join Big Bear Mountain Resort, Creating a Three-Mountain Destination for the Ultimate Ski & Ride Experience

DENVER, CO, January 20, 2023 – Alterra Mountain Company has closed on the purchase of Snow Valley Mountain Resort, adding another beloved Southern California destination to its portfolio of iconic year-round destinations. Snow Valley will join the operations of Big Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, including Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, creating expanded access in Southern California and opening up new terrain to skiers and riders who call one of the three mountains home.

“The acquisition of Snow Valley Mountain Resort is a continuation of our ongoing mission to build a premier portfolio of great mountains in robust markets,” said Jared Smith, President & CEO, Alterra Mountain Company. “As we do with all our destinations, we are excited to invest essential capital to enhance the on-site employee and guest experience to further strengthen our offerings to skiers and riders in Southern California.”

Easily accessible from Pasadena, Santa Monica, Los Angeles and San Diego, and located just 11 miles from Big Bear Lake, the new three-mountain experience will offer skiers and riders the ability to progress from beginner to intermediate to expert terrain. With a focus on the beginning of that progression, Snow Valley features some of the region’s best beginner terrain, with award-winning learning centers and a shared dedication to exceptional guest service. The addition of the resort also means that skiers and riders will have access to Southern California’s only chairlift serviced sledding area for enhanced snow play during the winter season.

“Snow Valley Mountain Resort has been a treasured destination since 1924 and together we will continue its incredible legacy,” said Kevin Somes, Vice President and General Manager of Snow Valley Mountain Resort. “By becoming a member of the Alterra Mountain Company family of destinations, Snow Valley will continue to deliver exceptional guest experiences to ski and snow enthusiasts in Southern California, and beyond.”

Alterra Mountain Company’s destinations offer premium ski, snowboard, and all-season activities for those who seek adventure and fun in the great outdoors. The 16 mountain destinations are spread throughout six states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Valley Mountain Resort in California; Stratton and Sugarbush in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Alterra Mountain Company also introduced the Ikon Pass for winter 2018/2019, which today offers skiers and riders access to more than 50 mountain destinations throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

The Ikon Pass and Big Bear Mountain Resort season passes will be accepted at Snow Valley starting Monday, February 20, 2023.

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