Celebrate the New Year 

  Big Bear Mountain Resorts  


To celebrate New Year’s Eve, Big Bear Mountain Resorts will host its annual Torchlight Parade. Beginning at 7:00 P.M., a wave of skiers and snowboarders, each carrying a crimson-lit torch, will descend down Snow Summit, illuminating the slopes.

After the parade, guests can continue the evening’s excitement and festivities by heading to one of Big Bear Mountain Resorts New Year Eve’s parties at the Summit Inn at Snow Summit, The Board Room Bar at Bear Mountain. 

To create the magical path of light, 250 employees of Big Bear Mountain Resort, some dressed in holiday costumes, ski or snowboard in serpentine fashion down the mountain. As a free event, onlookers are encouraged to watch from Summit Inn or the Slopeside Pub at the base of Snow Summit.

“The Snow Summit Torchlight Parade is a unique New Year’s Eve tradition.” said Chris Riddle, Big Bear Mountain Resorts Vice President of Marketing. “After a fun day on the slopes, watching the mountains light up in a spectacular display is a memorable experience that families and guests of all ages really enjoy. And with two great parties to choose from following the parade, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are the places to be for a special New Year’s Eve.”

At Snow Summit, partygoers can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, live music by DJ Desi and party favors at Summit Inn. At Bear Mountain, guests can ring in the New Year at The Board Room Bar and enjoy food, a photo booth and live music by DJ Slipmatt. Both parties will be open bar and include a champagne toast.   

The New Year’s Eve parties at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are for adults age 21 and older. Tickets for both parties are $20 per person and can be purchased at their respected doors. Guests must present a valid ID.

 We are excited at Big Bear Mountain Resorts to have received over a foot of snow and are continuing to see snow fall through the day. This storm allows for great snowboarding and skiing conditions in addition to the New Year’s Eve celebration.  

Snow Summit will be hosting its annual New Year’s Eve party at the Summit Inn from 8:00 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. featuring music, appetizers and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $20 at the door for those 21 and older.