Today

58°F
Daily Message

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.

3-Day Forecast

Thu

82° 50°

Fri

79° 45°

Sat

71° 45°
bobsled hiking trail at snow summit, two people looking at big bear lake from the top

Beginner’s Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding

Posted On: Dec 21, 2018

How to Learn to Ski

It’s fun and easy to learn how to ski. In this Beginner’s Guide to Skiing video series, get simple tips from ski instructor Eric Lipton as he explains what to expect before you, your children, or friends ski for the first time. Be sure to watch all the videos. Share them on your social channels and tag people you know who want to learn to ski!

Video 1: Learn About Ski Gear (4:02)
See how a ski works, learn what socks to wear, see how to put on your boots and skis, and watch how to carry your skis.



Video 2: Basic Movements on Snow (2:37)
Watch these basic movements to learn how to get around on your skis, pick up your ski pole, and get up from a seated position.



Video 3: Getting Around on Skis (3:12)
See how to turn your skis, how to stop on your skis, and how to get on and off a chairlift.



How to Learn to Snowboard

It’s fun and easy to learn how to snowboard. In this Beginner’s Guide to Snowboarding video, get simple tips from snowboard instructor Chris Rogers as he explains what to expect before you, your children, or friends snowboard for the first time. Be sure to watch all the videos. Share them on your social channels and tag people you know who want to learn to snowboard!

Video 1: Learn About Snowboard Gear (3:16)
See how a snowboard works, learn what socks to wear, watch how to put on your boots and snowboard, and see how to carry a snowboard.



Video 2: Basic Movements on Snow (2:56)
Watch how to get around on your snowboard on the snow, learn how to get up from a sitting position, and see how to move uphill.



Video 3: Getting Around on a Snowboard (5:03)
Watch how to stop on a snowboard, how to turn, and how to get on and off a chairlift.



Taking a lesson is the best way to learn how to ski or snowboard, so go with a pro. Book a lesson online today. 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.

BOOK LESSONS



Information provided by the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI). PSIA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to teaching people how to ski and snowboard. Learn more at thesnowpros.org.