Today’s winter sports activities in Big Bear Valley stem from the vision of the late Judge Clifford Lynn who first proposed the formation of a park district in 1933 for the purpose of fostering the development of skiing here.
His dream became a reality when the Lynn Lift and Ski Area was completed in time for the 1949-50 winter season, at a cost of $48,000. Constructed on U.S. Forest Service land at the upper end of Pine Knot Avenue and Cherry Lane immediately south of the Village of Big Bear Lake, this ski area is owned by San Bernardino County and operated under the supervision of the Big Bear Park District.
The chair lift with its 60 single chairs, each with safety bar and foot rest, travels a distance of 3080 feet over a 700 foot rise, and serves two main runs and a snow bowl at the top of the rise. In summer it affords a beautiful view of the valley and lake.