By Devon Balet

The L.A.-area’s only lift-served mountain bike park is open for business again. With its close proximity to the city of San Bernardino and the Los Angeles Metro area, Snow Summit (a.k.a. “Big Bear”) is the obvious first-stop for Southern California riders.

Drawing from a surrounding population of almost 20 million people and a rich mountain biking history, Snow Summit is poised to achieve great success moving forward. Well, judging by the number of vehicles with bike racks filling the parking lot and riders sporting pimped out DH rigs and TLD kits, there’s no doubt that Snow Summit wins our vote for most likely to succeed. The weekend we spent there was a record breaker with 700 riders purchasing lift tickets in just one day! Coming back with a vengeance is an understatement for lift served mountain biking in SoCal.