Winter sports enthusiasts take note — Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, owner of Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, has entered into an agreement to acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts, which includes both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit and hosts nearly 800,000 winter visits annually.
“These two uniquely Southern California resorts have been providing great skiing, riding, and biking experiences to visitors from California and beyond,” says Rusty Gregory, chairman and CEO of Mammoth Mountain. “Millions have enjoyed their first mountain resort experience on the slopes of Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, and we look forward to expanding upon the legacy that Dick Kun and his people have created over the past six decades. This acquisition represents the beginning of a renaissance for both Mammoth and Big Bear and is the first step in the next era of skiing and riding in California. In the coming months we will be announcing exciting new development and expansion plans for each of our four resorts,” adds Gregory.
To start, Mammoth has announced a new Cali4nia season pass that includes unrestricted access to all four mountains at $799 for adults.
Dick Kun, long-time CEO of Big Bear Mountain Resorts, says, “Mammoth has always been the natural long-term fit for the Big Bear family and we are thrilled to enter this agreement. I am deeply grateful to the employees, shareholders, and the Big Bear community for their work and support during the 63 years of our operations. Mammoth’s experience and leadership will ensure that Southern Californians will continue to enjoy recreating in the local mountains and will undoubtedly bring in a new era of experiences and opportunities for all of our constituents.” (www.mammothmountain.com, www.bigbearmountainresorts.com)