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Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Mountain Resort is a year-round destination for high energy outdoor experiences. Revered for its skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and home to Southern California's only lift-served hiking and mountain biking during the summer months.

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SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS


Home to the largest learning area in Southern California, Big Bear Mountain Resort offers various types of ski and snowboard lessons to cater to your skills. From our terrain based learning area to our Skillbuilder Parks, we teach people to ski and ride everyday of the season.

Reservation capabilities are currently not available. Please check back mid-October to purchase winter 2018/19 lessons online.


Online reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance for processing. Walk-up purchases welcomed. Pricing and availability are subject to change.  
PASSHOLDERS: Receive 10% off group lessons. To redeem your discount, visit us in-person or call 844.GO2.BEAR to book in advance. Read more about passholder benefits.

NOW HIRING: INSTRUCTORS AND ACTIVITIES ASSISTANTS


Join our team at in the ski and snowboard school department with various positions available at either Bear Mountain or Snow Summit. Learn more about these positions and apply today.

APPLY ONLINE

PACKAGES


Complete your alpine experience with a lift ticket or rentals add-on to your scheduled lesson. With a handful of lesson packages to choose from, we have exactly what you need to be ready for an enriching day on the hill.

  • Kids Lessons + Lift + Rentals 
  • Kids Lessons + Lift 
  • Adult Lessons + Lift + Rentals 
  • Adult Lessons + Lift 
  • Saturday Night Session Lessons + Lift + Rentals
Click "details" under each lesson options for more information on what is included in each package. Not all packages are available for online purchase.

LESSONS


PRIVATE | ALL AGES

Make your day an amazing one by lining up your own personal pro. Our knowledgeable and caring pros will allow you to experience the mountain like no other. Skip the lift lines, and have the day tailored your way.

Reservation capabilities are currently not available. Please check back mid-October to purchase winter 2018/19 lessons online.

6 Hour Privates
  • 9AM - 3PM
  • 10AM - 4PM

3 Hour Privates
  • 9AM - 12PM
  • 10AM - 1PM
  • 1PM - 4PM

1 Hour Privates
  • 9AM - 10AM
  • 10AM - 11AM
  • 1PM - 2PM
  • 3PM - 4PM

1 Hour Saturday Night Session Privates*
  • 4PM - 5PM

Please note:
  • Private lessons are not offered for online purchase and must be booked in-person or by calling 844.GO2.BEAR.
  • Lift tickets and rentals are not included in private lessons.
  • Packages are not offered for private lessons.
  • *Night sessions are only offered on specific Saturdays at Snow Summit on selected days. Visit Night Sessions webpage for more info.
Details

PIONEER | AGES 4

Learn through play from fun-loving coaches, and have a great time while you are at it. That’s the motto for our Pioneers. Our wonderful and attentive coaches allow our little guests to progress at their own pace in a fun-based group environment.

Reservation capabilities are currently not available. Please check back mid-October to purchase winter 2018/19 lessons online.

Monday - Sunday 
  • 9:15AM - 12PM

Program Includes
  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment rental, including helmet
  • Snacks

Packages

Lessons + Lift + Rental
  • Lessons
  • Rentals
  • 1-Day lift ticket

Lessons + Lift
  • Lessons
  • 1-Day lift ticket
Details

EXPLORER | AGES 5-7

Our coaches specialize in teaching skiing and snowboarding to growing kids. Having fun in an experiential based environment, our coaches can teach any ability level that will lead to an awesomely positive day for the kids.

Reservation capabilities are currently not available. Please check back mid-October to purchase winter 2018/19 lessons online.

Monday - Friday, and Sunday
  • 9:15AM - 3:15PM
  • 2PM - 4PM
 
Saturday & Holidays
  • 9:15AM - 3:15PM
  • 10:30AM - 4:30PM
  • 2PM - 4PM

Program (for 9:15AM and 10:30AM) Includes
  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment rentals, including helmet
  • Lunch and snacks

Packages

Lessons + Lift + Rental
  • Lessons
  • Lunch
  • Rentals
  • 1-Day lift ticket

Lessons + Lift
  • Lessons
  • Lunch
  • 1-Day lift ticket
Details

ADVENTURER | AGES 8-12

As kids enter these years, we know that doing well and feeling good about themselves is just as important as the thrill of going downhill. Let our supportive coaches, help the kids grow into skiers and snowboarders, or develop the skills that already exist.

Reservation capabilities are currently not available. Please check back mid-October to purchase winter 2018/19 lessons online.

Monday - Friday, and Sunday
  • 9:15AM - 3:15PM
  • 2PM - 4PM
 
Saturday & Holidays
  • 9:15AM - 3:15PM
  • 10:30AM - 4:30PM
  • 2PM - 4PM
 
Program (for 9:15AM and 10:30AM) Includes
  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment rentals, including helmet
  • Lunch and snacks included on all 9:15AM and 10:30AM lessons

*Important Note on Night Sessions
  • Not offered for online purchase. Night Session lessons must be purchased in-person or by calling 844.GO2.BEAR.
  • Night session group lessons are for beginners
  • Offered on specific Saturdays at Snow Summit on selected days. View night session dates.

Packages

Lessons + Lift + Rental
  • Lessons
  • Rentals
  • 1-Day lift ticket

Lessons + Lift
  • Lessons
  • Lunch
  • 1-Day lift ticket

Saturday Night Session Lessons + Saturday Night Session Lift + Rental
  • Lessons
  • Lunch
  • Rentals
  • 1 Saturday night session lift ticket valid at Snow Summit
Details

ADULT GROUP | AGES 13 & UP

Our fun-loving and patient pros will teach you how to ski and snowboard through an experiential-based environment. We bring our guests into a positive, passion-filled, and engaging setting, so everyone can learn the basics, or be challenged to go to the next level.

Reservation capabilities are currently not available. Please check back mid-October to purchase winter 2018/19 lessons online.

Monday - Thursday (All Levels at Snow Summit Only)
  • 9:15AM - 11:15AM
  • 11:15AM - 1:15PM
  • 2PM - 4PM

Friday (All Levels at Snow Summit or 1st Timers Only at Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15AM - 11:15AM
  • 11:15AM - 1:15PM
  • 2PM - 4PM

Saturday (All Levels at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15AM - 11:15AM
  • 11:15AM - 1:15PM
  • 2PM - 4PM
  • 4PM - 6PM*

Sunday (All Levels at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15AM - 11:15AM
  • 11:15AM - 1:15PM
  • 2PM - 4PM

Note
  • Lift tickets and equipment rentals are not included
  • *Night session group lessons are for beginners
  • *Night session group lessons are not offered for online purchase. Night Session lessons must be purchased in-person or by calling 844.GO2.BEAR.
  • *Night sessions are only offered on specific Saturdays at Snow Summit on selected days. Visit Night Sessions webpage for more info.
  • Group lessons with fewer than three (3) participants will be reduced to one (1) hour.
  • To add additional hours to a lesson for a discounted cost, please call 844.GO2.BEAR or visit us in-person.

Packages

Lessons + Lift + Rental
  • Lessons
  • Rentals
  • 1-Day lift ticket valid at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain

Lessons + Lift
  • Lessons
  • 1-Day lift ticket valid at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain

Saturday Night Session Lessons + Saturday Night Session Lift + Rental
  • Lessons
  • Rentals
  • 1 Saturday night session lift ticket valid at Snow Summit
Details

ADAPTIVE SKI SCHOOL

Big Bear Mountain Resort is proud to sponsor the United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC). USARC provides skiing and snowboarding to adaptive athletes of all ages. USARC uses the best adaptive equipment, the most effective teaching techniques available, and private one-on-one instruction to maximize each participant’s potential for success. Visit USARC's website or call 909.584.0269 for more information on the first, full-time, on-site, adaptive ski school in Southern California.

Visit our official Accessibility's page for more info.

GET LESSONS ALL SEASON LONG


Join our weekend training program for skiers and snowboarders ages 6 and up at Bear Mountain. Learn more about this program.

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