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SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS


Home to the largest learning area in Southern California, Big Bear Mountain Resort (BBMR) 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. Plus, skip the line and get priority lift access during your lessons. 

The lift ticket & rentals included in the Lessons + Lift + Rental or Lesson + Lift packages are full-day and are valid from 8AM-4PM. You may use the lift ticket and rentals before and after your scheduled lesson time.

BUNDLE LESSONS IN A COMPLETE PACKAGE


BBMR offers packages to fit your needs. Whether you need to bundle a lesson with rentals and/or a lift ticket, we've got you covered. The bigger the package, the bigger the savings!

Why a package? A la carte or private lessons DO NOT include lift access. A lift ticket or season pass is required for all lessons.

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Parents/guardians not participating in on-hill activities (skiing, snowboarding) may accompany their children, ages 17 and under, for lessons. Parents/guardians with a child group or private lesson reservation may receive two (2) complimentary entry passes to supervise their child/children during their lesson.

Entry passes are available at the base area ticket windows and do not include access to any on-hill activities. Parents/guardians may supervise their child/children from designated viewing areas and must follow all staff instructions during their visit.

PRIVATE LESSONS

PRIVATE LESSONS


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.

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A LA CARTE LESSONS


Lessons do not include lift access or equipment rentals. A lift ticket or season pass is required for all lessons. Book a package.

ADULT (AGES 13+)

ADULT (AGES 13+)


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.

Morning
Afternoon
9:15AM - 11AM 11:15AM - 1PM
2:15PM - 4PM


To add additional hours to a lesson for a discounted cost, please call 844.GO2.BEAR or visit us in-person.
HOW TO ADD MORE HOURS
ADVENTURER (AGES 8-12)

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.

MORNING
AFTERNOON
9AM - 12PM 1PM - 4PM


All guests must have a valid season pass or lift ticket to participate in on-hill activities, including lessons, regardless of whether the activities include accessing chairlifts or magic carpets.

Big Bear Mountain Resort offers a la carte ski/snowboard lessons to accommodate guests with the following:

  • BBMR or Ikon Pass season passes
  • Birthday lift tickets
  • Military lift tickets
  • Senior (80+) lift tickets
  • Activity Change Vouchers
WHY IS THERE A LESSON-ONLY OPTION?
EXPLORER (AGES 5-7)

EXPLORER (AGES 5-7)


Our coaches specialize in teaching skiing and snowboarding to growing kids. Having fun in an experimental based environment, our coaches can teach any ability level that will lead to an awesomely positive day for the kids. Children are required to wear a helmet during their lesson. Helmets may be reserve in-person at the ticket window for $15 or are already included in lesson+lift+rental package

MORNING
AFTERNOON
9AM - 12PM 1PM - 4PM


All guests must have a valid season pass or lift ticket to participate in on-hill activities, including lessons, regardless of whether the activities include accessing chairlifts or magic carpets.

Big Bear Mountain Resort offers a la carte ski/snowboard lessons to accommodate guests with the following:

  • BBMR or Ikon Pass season passes
  • Birthday lift tickets
  • Military lift tickets
  • Senior (80+) lift tickets
  • Activity Change Vouchers
WHY IS THERE A LESSON-ONLY OPTION?
PIONEER (AGE 4)

PIONEER (AGE 4)


PIONEER GROUP LESSONS ARE UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Ski and snowboard lessons for children age 4 are available during private lessons only.

GROUP NIGHT LESSONS

GROUP NIGHT LESSONS


Snow Summit’s Night Session is a unique experience to ski or snowboard under the stars. This al la carte product is available for ages 8 and up.

TIME DATES
4PM - 5:45PM December: 19, 25-30
January: 1-2, 9, 16-17, 23, 30
February: 6, 13-14, 20, 27
March: 6, 13, 20

PRICE RANGE

Lesson-only prices are based on peak and holiday dates. Prices range from $82-$144. Night sessions are only offered at Snow Summit on selected days. To reserve a 1.75 hour a la carte group night session lesson, call 844.GO2.BEAR.

ADAPTIVE SKI SCHOOL

ADAPTIVE SKI SCHOOL


BBMR 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.

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READ PRIOR TO PURCHASE

  • Refund & Cancellation Policy

  • Warning & Emergency Hotline

  • Rules & Safety Policy

  • FAQs

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • All lessons must be purchased in advance online, or by calling 844.GO2.BEAR
  • Walk-up lesson sales/reservations are unavailable for the 20/21 season
  • Guests must check in at the ticket windows prior to entering the base area to receive their lesson voucher
  • Guests that do not check in at the ticket windows will be denied access to the base areas
  • Lesson reservations that include a lift ticket will not receive a lift ticket barcode prior to checking in
  • Group lessons for Pioneers (age 4) are unavailable until further notice, but private lessons are available
  • Parents/guardians with a child lesson reservation may receive two (2) complimentary entry passes to supervise their children during their lesson
    • Entry passes are available at the ticket windows and do not include access to any on-hill activities
    • Parents/guardians may supervise their child/children from designated viewing areas and must follow all staff instructions during their visit
  • Lesson class sizes have been reduced and vary depending on demand and availability
  • Adult group lessons typically do not exceed 10 students; child group lessons are typically smaller
    • TIP: Guests looking for smaller class sizes than what is offered for a group lesson may book a private lesson instead
  • Face masks and social distancing is required during the entire class
  • Failure to comply with posted guidelines and/or staff instructions will result in forfeiture of lesson reservation and removal from the resort
  • To comply with current COVID-19 guidelines, guests who fail to attend their scheduled lesson time or arrive late will not be rescheduled
    • TIP: Allow additional time on weekends and holidays