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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 and Snowboard Lessons

We're stoked you're stoked for winter already! Please check back in November for details on how to purchase winter products online.

In the meantime, join us on Sept. 23 for the largest winter kickoff party known to man - Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails.



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About 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.

To reserve a spot, call 844.GO2.BEAR.


Lesson Options

Private Lessons (all ages)


1 Hour Privates*
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
3 Hour Privates
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 12:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.    
6 Hour Privates
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.      
1 Hour Night Session Privates*
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.      

Please note:
  • Lift tickets are not included in private lessons.
  • Rentals are not included in private lessons.
  • *1 hour night session private lessons are only offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Holidays.
  • *1 hour night session private lessons are only available at Snow Summit during selected night session dates. To view the dates, click here.
  • *1 hour night session private lessons and 1 hour private lessons are only available for purchase at the ticket windows.
Private lessons ticket cut off time:
  • 30 minutes prior to your start time.
Private lessons meeting spot:
  • Ages 3-12 at the Yellow Flag.
  • Ages 13+ at the Blue Flag.
Recommendations:
  • On weekends and holidays, arrive 1.5 hours prior to your lesson time to allow for rentals, etc.
  • Get plenty of rest the night before and have a sensible breakfast before your lesson.
  • Waterproof clothing (gloves, pants, jacket, goggles or sunglasses, helmets, and sunscreen) are highly recommended for all lessons/ages.
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Adult Group Lessons (ages 13 and up)


2 Hour Lessons
9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2 Hour Night Session Lessons*
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Please note:
  • Lift tickets are not included in group lessons.
  • Rentals are not included in group lessons.
  • *1 hour night session group lessons are for beginners.
  • *1 hour night session group lessons are offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Holidays at Snow Summit during selected night session dates. To view the dates, click here.
  • *1 hour night session group lessons are only available for purchase at the ticket windows.
  • Group lessons with fewer than three (3) participants will be reduced to one (1) hour.
Private lessons ticket cut off time:
  • 30 minutes prior to your start time.
Private lessons meeting spot:
  • Meet at the Blue Flag.
Recommendations:
  • On weekends and holidays, arrive 1.5 hours prior to your lesson time to allow for rentals, etc.
  • Get plenty of rest the night before and have a sensible breakfast before your lesson.
  • Waterproof clothing (gloves, pants, jacket, goggles or sunglasses, helmets, and sunscreen) are highly recommended for all lessons/ages.
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Adventurer Lessons (ages 8-12)


Monday - Friday 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, Holidays 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Adventurer lessons ticket cut off time:
  • 30 minutes prior to your start time.
  • Check-in is open at the Adventure Academy from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Adventurer lessons meeting spot:
  • 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. lessons meet at the Adventure Academy
  • 2:00 p.m. lessons meet at the Yellow Flag
Program includes:
  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment, including helmet
  • Lunch
  • Instructors for all ability levels
Please note:
  • Adventurer lessons with fewer than three (3) participants will be reduced to one (1) hour.
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Explorer Lessons (ages 5-7)


Monday - Friday 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, Holidays 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Explorer lessons ticket cut off time:
  • 30 minutes prior to your start time.
Explorer lessons meeting spot: 
  • 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. lessons meet at the Adventure Academy.
  • 2:00 p.m. lessons meet at the Yellow Flag.
Program includes:
  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment, including helmet
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Instructors for all ability levels
Please note:
  • Get plenty of rest the night before and have a sensible breakfast before your lesson
  • Waterproof clothing (gloves, pants, jacket, goggles or sunglasses, helmets, and sunscreen) are highly recommended for all lessons/ages
  • Lesson times vary and are subject to change. Please confirm at the ticket window or Snow Sports Office. Space for Explorer lessons are limited. Reservations are highly recommended.
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Pioneer Lessons (ages 3-4)


Monday - Sunday, Holidays 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Pioneer lessons ticket cut off time:
  • 30 minutes prior to your start time.
  • Check-in is open at the Adventure Academy from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Pioneer lessons meeting spot: 
  • Meet at the Adventure Academy.
Program includes:
  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment, including helmet
  • Snacks
  • Instructors for all ability levels
Please note:
  • Get plenty of rest the night before and have a sensible breakfast before your lesson.
  • Waterproof clothing (gloves, pants, jacket, goggles or sunglasses, helmets, and sunscreen) are highly recommended for all lessons/ages.
  • Lesson times vary and are subject to change. Please confirm at the ticket window or Snow Sports Office. Space for Pioneer lessons are limited. Reservations are highly recommended.
  • No refunds on lesson package segments.
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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel – or change – your lift ticket, lesson, rental or activity reservation up to 72 hours (3 days) prior to the scheduled date for a full refund less a $35 change fee. Cancellations or changes made within 72 hours of the scheduled date will result in an Activity Change Voucher being issued for the full value of the activity cost (no fee).

Vouchers are good for one year from date of issue, and can only be used towards payment of lift tickets, lessons, rentals and activities (not valid for season passes, gift cards, PassCash, season lockers, concerts/events, promotional items, or at shopping and dining venues). Vouchers are non-refundable.

Vouchers can be redeemed same-day at any ticket window, or in advance by calling 844.GO2.BEAR with at least 24-hour notice.