Mountain Biking

Mountain resorts start to reopen for sunny activities – San Bernardino County Sun

Take a scenic lift across a mountain or race down the slopes on a bike.

Or maybe you want a more serine experience hiking with a view from above.

Mountain towns are slowly opening up options for people to play for the holiday weekend as tight restrictions across the state start to ease.

Here’s a list of just a few options at local resorts as the unofficial start of summer kicks off.

Snow Valley

Snow Valley Mountain Resort announced it will open mountain biking, scenic view chairlift rides and hiking in the San Bernardino National Forest starting Saturday, May 23.

Snow Valley offers seven miles of mountain biking trails for all levels.

Snow Valley is opening up mountain biking and hiking for Memorial Day weekend. (Photo courtesy of Snow Valley)

Nothing will be available for purchase or rental, including bikes, during this first weekend. There will also be no food or beverage service.

Hikers can catch a lift on the chairlift ride and access a three-quarter mile loop that goes through the San Bernardino National Forest, with views of the cities below, the San Gabriel Mountains, Big Bear Lake and even the ocean on a clear day.

Only 200 people will be allowed on the mountain at any given time, with hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guests can ride chairlifts with others in their party, ride single or double on opposite sides of the chair. The six-person Snow Valley Express Chairlift provides 6 feet between two passengers.

Snow Valley is five miles east of Running Springs in the San Bernardino National Forest at 35100 State Highway 18.

Big Bear Mountain Resort

The Bear Mountain Golf Course opened May 20, the first part of resort to re-open following its closure in Mid-March.

Golfers will be required to book tee times and provide payment in advance. Strict social distancing guidelines will be enforced, and the course is implementing a number of changes in light of the circumstances.

The Snow Summit Bike Park is scheduled to open June 12 for daily operations.

Mountain High

Mountain High’s Sky High Disc Golf Course opens on weekends starting this week.

Play a round of 27 holes at the highest course in Southern California. A full outing takes you on a 2.5 mile hike through the Angeles National forest.

Disc golfing accessories are available if needed.

Face masks are required in the lodge and social distancing is required both inside and on the course. Only one person at a time in the pro shop.

Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $12 for a full round of 27 holes or $50 for an anytime season pass.