Head Straight to the Snow to Check In

Ski & Snowboard Lesson Reservations
Guests that book lift tickets and lessons in advance can get on the slopes faster this winter by printing their lift tickets at one of the new pickup boxes near the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Adventure Academies before proceeding to the lesson check-in location.

  • Bear Mountain Group Lessons: Adults will meet on the snow above the Bear Mountain Adventure Academy (Red Flag) located at the base of the beginner area east of Chair 7. All children will meet inside the Bear Mountain Adventure Academy.
  • Bear Mountain Private Lessons: Children and Adults will meet on the snow near the Bear Mountain Adventure Academy (Purple Flag) located at the base of the beginner area east of Chair 7.
  • Snow Summit Group Lessons: Adults will meet on the snow above the Snow Summit Adventure Academy (Red Flag) located at the base of the beginner area between Chairs 4 & 8. All children will meet inside the Snow Summit Adventure Academy.
  • Snow Summit Private Lessons: Children and Adults will meet on the snow above the Snow Summit Adventure Academy (Purple Flag) located at the base of the beginner area between Chairs 4 & 8.

*Guests with reservations that include equipment rentals should go to the rental shop indicated in their confirmation email first, then proceed to a pickup box to print their lift ticket(s) before arriving at the designated lesson check-in location.
Early Season Check In Guide


Typically from Opening Day to mid-December, guests may have extra time to check in for their lesson. We have created a guide to help time your trip from the minute you park to starting your lesson.


If Your Lesson Start Time Is Park By Meet At
9:15AM (Groups Ages 13+) 7AM Red Flag at 9AM
11:15AM (Groups Ages 13+) 8:45AM Red Flag at 11AM
2PM (Group Ages 13+) 11:30AM Red Flag at 1:45PM
9AM (Group Ages 5-12) 7AM Outside the Adventure Academy at 8:45AM
1PM (Groups Ages 5-12) 10:30AM Outside the Adventure Academy at 12:45PM
4PM Night Session (Groups Ages 13+) Anytime after 2PM, no day parking ticket needed Red Flag at 3:45PM
4PM Night Session (Groups Ages 8-12) Anytime after 2PM, no day parking ticket needed
Outside the Adventure Academy at 3:45PM
9AM Private Lessons (All Ages) 7AM
Purple Flag at 8:45AM
1PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 11AM Purple Flag at 12:45PM
2PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 12PM Purple Flag at 1:45PM
3PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 1PM Purple Flag at 2:45PM
4PM Private Lessons (All Ages) Anytime after 2PM, no day parking ticket needed
Purple Flag at 3:45PM
Peak Season Check In Guide


Typically from mid-December thru February, guests may need extra time to arrive for their lesson. We have created a guide to help time your trip from the minute you park to starting your lesson.


If Your Lesson Start Time Is Park By Meet At
9:15AM (Groups Ages 13+) 6:45AM Red Flag at 9AM
11:15AM (Groups Ages 13+) 8AM Red Flag at 11AM
2PM (Group Ages 13+) 11:30AM Red Flag at 1:45PM
9AM (Group Ages 5-12) 6:45AM Outside the Adventure Academy at 8:45AM
1PM (Groups Ages 5-12) 10:30AM Outside the Adventure Academy at 12:45PM
4PM Night Session (Groups Ages 13+) Anytime after 2PM, no day parking ticket needed Red Flag at 3:45PM
4PM Night Session (Groups Ages 8-12) Anytime after 2PM, no day parking ticket needed
Outside the Adventure Academy at 3:45PM
9AM Private Lessons (All Ages) 6:30AM
Purple Flag at 8:45AM
1PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 10:30AM Purple Flag at 12:45PM
2PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 11:30AM Purple Flag at 1:45PM
3PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 12:30PM Purple Flag at 2:45PM
4PM Private Lessons (All Ages) Anytime after 2PM, no day parking ticket needed
Purple Flag at 3:45PM
Spring Season Check In Guide


Typically from March thru closing day, guests may need less time to arrive for their lesson. We have created a guide to help time your trip from the minute you park to starting your lesson.


If Your Lesson Start Time Is Park By Meet At
9:15AM (Groups Ages 13+) 7:15AM Red Flag at 9AM
11:15AM (Groups Ages 13+) 9AM Red Flag at 11AM
2PM (Group Ages 13+) 11:45AM Red Flag at 1:45PM
9AM (Group Ages 5-12) 7AM Outside the Adventure Academy at 8:45AM
1PM (Groups Ages 5-12) 10:30AM Outside the Adventure Academy at 12:45PM
4PM Night Session (Groups Ages 13+) Anytime after 2PM, no day parking ticket needed Red Flag at 3:45PM
4PM Night Session (Groups Ages 8-12) Anytime after 2PM, no day parking ticket needed
Outside the Adventure Academy at 3:45PM
9AM Private Lessons (All Ages) 7AM
Purple Flag at 8:45AM
1PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 11AM Purple Flag at 12:45PM
2PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 12PM Purple Flag at 1:45PM
3PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 1PM Purple Flag at 2:45PM
4PM Private Lessons (All Ages) Anytime after 2PM, no day parking ticket needed
Purple Flag at 3:45PM
If you miss your scheduled lesson time or arrive late, your lessons time will not be pushed back or rescheduled to another slot in order to accommodate staffing, especially during peak and holiday periods. Thank you for understanding and showing up on time.

How it Works


Guests with advance lift ticket + lesson reservations will receive a confirmation email with unique barcodes for each lift ticket purchased. Please stop by one of the pickup boxes in front of the Adventure Academy and print your lift ticket(s) before checking in for your lesson. There are 10 pick up boxes at each base area; to locate a box on-site, download the new BBMR mobile app.

To make the process as quick as possible, please have your barcode(s) ready to scan before arriving at the pickup box.
Lift Tickets


Guests with advance lift ticket reservations will receive a confirmation email with unique barcodes for each lift ticket purchased. Please stop by one of the pickup boxes in the base area to print your lift ticket(s). There are 10 pick up boxes at each base area; to locate a box on-site, download the new BBMR mobile app.
Locate Your Confirmation Email


After your lift ticket purchase is complete, you will receive a confirmation email receipt entitled "Big Bear Mountain Resort Reservations." Your confirmation email will have barcode(s) for all lift tickets purchased. To ensure deliverability, please add reservations@bbmr.com to your safe senders list.

If you are unable to locate your confirmation email, check your junk/spam folder or call 844.GO2.BEAR to speak to a reservation specialist. Please note, call and chat volumes may vary. We appreciate your patience.
Take a Screenshot


Mobile and Wi-Fi service can vary greatly in the mountains due to multiple factors, including device type, service provider, and weather conditions. Therefore, we highly recommend taking a screenshot of your lift ticket barcode(s) prior to arriving to ensure availability when using the pickup boxes. To screenshot your barcode(s), refer to your device instruction manual.
Find a Pick Up Box


There are 10 pickup boxes in the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit base areas. To locate a box, download the BBMR Mobile App and go to the Pickup Box section for directions. To redeem your lift ticket reservation, follow the directions on the Pickup Box. If you need additional assistance, locate a BBMR host (look for the green jackets) or visit the Guest Services office.

Snow Summit Pick Up Boxes


Snow Summit pick up box map

Bear Mountain Pick Up Boxes


Bear Mountain Snow Summit pick up box map
Please wear snow pants, water-resistant gloves, mid-calf socks, and protective eyewear (goggles or sunglasses). Children (ages 4-12) enrolled in lessons must wear a helmet. Helmets are not required for adults, (ages 13+) enrolled in lessons, but are highly recommended.
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