Today

22°F
Daily Message

Happy Friday- We had just a trace of natural snow along with another great night of snowmaking. This morning at Bear Lifts 5, 6, 7 and 9 fire up at 9am and at Summit Chairs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8 will also spin at 9am. Park riders- at Bear today you'll be enjoying a 30' step down, 3 table-tops, 2 snow spines and a hip. Over at Summit the layout includes 14 jibs and 4 snow features. It's time for some Park...

3-Day Forecast

Sat

46° 26°

Sun

58° 29°

Mon

52° 25°
New Snow

0.0"

24 HRS

0.0"

48 HRS

0.0"

72 HRS
Base Depth

12"

Bear Mountain Base

Bear Mountain Mid

18"

Bear Peak

Lessons

Ski and Snowboard Lessons

We provide ski and snowboard instructional programs designed for all ages - however we do not provide any daycare facilities at our resorts. 

Ski and Snowboard Schools at Big Bear Mountain Resort offer lessons that are fun, laid back and meet your needs at any level. We have the Largest Beginner Area in Southern California as well as the widest variety of lesson programs. We offer professionally taught snow sports lessons for all ages from beginner ski and snowboarding instruction through expert levels using a traditional method of teaching that focuses on individual attention.

We are focused on keeping your experience simple and exciting while helping you develop confidence and skill. A quick base-area learning session familiarizes students with their new gear before riding the moving carpet or chair lift, which slows to a crawl for loading and unloading.

Your ski or snowboard instructor will guide you on a self-paced progression sculpted to make learning fun and easy. Professional instructors work with you until you grasp a command of the skill. At any level of proficiency, your instructor will show you how to blend your personal capabilities with the requirements of negotiating the mountain. As skiers and riders progress we offer a wide variety of Park Instruction to continue skill advancement. 

Skiing and snowboarding creates unforgettable experiences. We encourage beginners to take a series of lessons from our ski and snowboarding schools and continue to progress in the sport to build wonderful memories.
 
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Private Lessons (all ages)

Hit the slopes with your own personal instructor. Individualized attention will accelerate your achievement potential. More information is available at the Ticket Windows.

Reserve Private Lessons by Calling 844-GO2-BEAR

Private Lesson Times:

  • 1 Hour: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
  • 1/2 Day (3 hours): 9am, 1pm
  • Full Day: 9am, 10am

 

Private Lessons Meeting Place:

  • Ages 3-12 at the Yellow Flag outside theAdventure Academy.
  • Ages 13+ at the Blue Flag, east of Chair 4.

 

Special Note:

  • On weekends and holidays, we strongly recommend arriving 1.5 hours prior to your lesson time to allow for rentals, etc.
PRIVATE LESSONS TIMES & LOCATIONS

Group Lessons (13+)

Whether you're new to the slopes or just looking to fine-tune your technique, group lessons are a great way to develop your skills. Our friendly instructors are extremely knowledgeable so you progress on skis or a snowboard quickly. Group lessons also serve as a great social gathering as you explore the mountain with other students of your same pace and ability. 

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Group Lesson Times:

  • Beginners meet at 9:45am, 10:45am and 1:45pm.
  • All other levels meet at 9:45am and 1:45pm. 

 

Group Lesson Location:

  • Adults (13+) should meet at the Blue Flag, east of Chair 4.

 

Special Note:

  • On weekends and holidays, we strongly recommend arriving 1.5 hours prior to your lesson time to allow for rentals, etc.
GROUP LESSONS TIMES & LOCATIONS

Adventurers Lessons (Ages 8-12)

Our lesson philosophy is to help every child enjoy the wonders of skiing and snowboarding by teaching them the fundamentals and giving them the confidence and praise they need to be successful. Our programs are designed with your child’s development in mind. We create a fun atmosphere that helps kids improve their on-snow skills while having a blast! Adventurer lessons are available for kids 8-12.

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Adventure Lessons Times:

  • All levels check in at 9:30am and 10:00am.

 

Adventure Lesson Locations:

  • Meet at the Yellow Flag outside the Adventure Academy. 

 

Special Note:

  • Adventurer Lessons include lunch.
  • All children lesson packages have the option of ski or snowboard rentals including helmets. Find out more about our Rental Equipment.
  
ADVENTURE LESSONS TIMES & LOCATIONS

Explorer Lessons (Ages 5-7)

We are focused on keeping your child’s experience simple and exciting while helping them develop confidence and skill. A quick base-area learning session familiarizes students with their new gear before riding the moving carpet or chair lift, which slows to a crawl for loading and unloading. Explorers lessons are available for kids 5-7.

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Explorer Lessons Times:

  • Full-Day Program - check in at 9:00am or 10:30 am

 

Explorer Lessons Location: 

  • Meet at the Adventure Academy.

 

Special Note:

  • Explorer Lessons include lunch.
  • All children lesson packages have the option of ski or snowboard rentals. Find out more about our Rental Equipment.

EXPLORER LESSONS TIMES & LOCATIONS

Pioneer Lessons (Ages 3-4)

Pioneer lessons utilize teaching methods and techniques geared specifically to the learning style of young children. Our goal is to give kids the confidence they need to develop a lifelong passion for snow sports. Pioneers is available for children ages 3-4.

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Explorer Lessons Times:

  • Morning Program - check In at 9:00am

 

Explorer Lessons Location: 

  • Meet at the Adventure Academy.

 

Special Note:

  • All children lesson packages include ski or snowboard rentals. Find out more about our Rental Equipment.

PIONEER LESSONS TIMES & LOCATIONS

Please note the following:

  • Please be sure students get plenty of rest the night before and eat a good breakfast the morning of lessons.
  • All students should have waterproof gloves, pants and jacket.
  • Sunglasses or goggles, helmets and sunscreen are strongly recommended for all classes.
    Lesson times vary and are subject to change. Please confirm at the ticket window or Snow Sports Office.
  • Reservations for Pioneers (3-4) and Explorers (5-7) Camp are highly recommended, as space is very limited.
  • Lesson Reservations for either resort may be made by calling our phone reservation service at 844-GO2-BEAR.
  • No refunds on lesson package segments.
  • When only one-two people show up for a child (8-12) or adult group lesson, class time will be reduced to one hour.