Snow Summit is one of the largest ski resorts in Southern California. It is one of two ski resorts located by Big Bear Lake, the other being the sister resort of Bear Mountain. Snow Summit has 240 acres of skiiable terrain, all of it covered by snowmaking. Snow Summit also has one of the most efficient snow making systems; the resort's machines can cover the resort in snow in 36-48 hours. The resort was established in 1952.