It's Your Season to Learn

Skip the Line at the Lifts with Priority Access with all Lessons
Whether you're a first-timer or have been riding for years, there's always room to improve your skills. This summer, spend some time with our professional mountain bike instructors and take your skills to new heights. Big Bear Mountain Resort offers group and private lessons for ages 5 and up with priority lift access for all lessons.
    • Group Lessons

      Whether you already have a season pass or pre-purchased a lift ticket, book a group lesson online today. Guests looking for a smaller class size than what is offered for a group lesson or looking for a personal guide should book a private lesson.

      A la carte GROUP LESSONS DO NOT INCLUDE A LIFT TICKET. A lift ticket or season pass is required for all lessons. Guests looking for a smaller class size or a more personal learning experience should book a private lesson.

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      MTB Instructor facing students. MTB Instructor facing students.
      Beginner

      If you have never tried mountain biking before, have never been on a chairlift, or need assistance with shifting and/or braking We recommend taking a beginner group lesson to learn the MTB basics.

      Length: 2.5 hours
      Start times: 10AM & 1:30PM
      Ages: 5 & up

      Cost per person
      Lesson only: $55
      Lesson + lift ticket: $79
      Lesson + lift ticket + XC bike rental: $129

      MTB Lessons will be available to reserve in the spring.

      Mountain biker going down a MTB downhill trail. Mountain biker going down a MTB downhill trail.
      Intermediate/Advance

      Explore new terrain with one of our professional instructors. Intermediate/advance group lessons are recommended for riders that can comfortably ride the chairlift and navigate most beginner and low intermediate trails and terrain, including steep and challenging features.

      Length: 2.5 hours
      Start time: 10AM & 1:30PM
      Ages: 5 & up

      Cost per person
      Lesson only: $55
      Lesson + lift ticket: $79
      Lesson + lift ticket + Freeride bike rental: $159

      MTB Lessons will be available to reserve in the spring.

    • Private Lessons

      Looking for a more personal learning experience? Book a private lesson with one of our talented instructors to get the one-on-one training you want. Please note, private lessons fill up quickly, therefore we highly recommend booking in advance. PRIVATE LESSONS DO NOT INCLUDE A LIFT TICKET. A lift ticket or season pass is required for all lessons. Private lesson packages are not available at this time.
      Child mountain biking down a dirt trail. Child mountain biking down a dirt trail.
      Private

      Length: 2.5 hours
      Start times: Any time between 10AM & 1:30PM
      Cost: $159 for up to 2 riders*

      *$30 per additional rider in your group, maximum 5 riders

      MTB Lessons will be available to reserve in the spring.

      Two mountain bikers in the forest. Two mountain bikers in the forest.
      Full-Day Private

      Length: 6 hours
      Start time: 10AM
      Lunch break: 12PM-12:45PM
      Cost: $350 for up to 2 riders*

      *$30 per additional rider in your group, maximum 5 riders

      MTB Lessons will be available to reserve in the spring.

    • FAQ

      Bike lesson reservations are not required, but highly recommended to ensure preferred instructor and lesson time availability. Call 844.GO2.BEAR to book in advance.

      NOTE: A valid lift ticket or season pass is required for all lessons. Lessons do not include lift tickets or season passes.
      We recommend arriving at least 1 hour (60 min.) prior to your scheduled lesson time to ensure enough time to park, check-in, and pick up your lift tickets and/or rental equipment.
      BBMR offers group and private lessons for ages 5 and up that are tailored to your skill set.

      BEGINNER: If you have never tried mountain biking before, never been on a chairlift, or need assistance with shifting and/or braking.
      INTERMEDIATE: If you can comfortably ride the chairlift and navigate most beginner and low intermediate trails.
      ADVANCED/EXPERT: If you are confident riding on all terrain, including steep and challenging features.
      All bike lessons meet at the Snow Summit Adventure Academy, located on the east end of the base area.
      YES – Big Bear Mountain Resort offers bike lessons for kids, ages 5 and up. Children must be potty trained prior to taking a lesson.
      Weather conditions and temperatures can vary dramatically at higher altitudes. We highly recommend bringing multiple layers, including a moisture-wicking base layer, an insulating middle layer, and water-resistant outer layer to protect you from the elements.
      Some people may experience dizziness, nausea, and general fatigue at higher altitudes due to lower barometric pressure and oxygen levels. To avoid these symptoms, remember to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your visit, limit your caffeine and alcohol intake, and pace yourself throughout while at higher altitudes.

      The effects of sun exposure are also amplified at higher altitudes. Guests should use sunscreen with at least 30 SPF on any exposed areas and reapply regularly throughout the day.

      If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, find a shaded area to rest and hydrate. If your condition does not improve, contact the Patrol Department for further assistance and treatment.
    Skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities have inherent risks that may result in property damage, personal injury, or death. GUESTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND ASSUME ALL INHERENT RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. All guests must follow the Big Bear Mountain Resort rules of conduct and NSAA Responsibility Code. Visit the Safety page for complete details. Lift tickets and season passes may be suspended or revoked without refund at any time for failure to comply with resort rules, misconduct, nuisance, reckless behavior, or fraudulent use. Anyone attempting to use a lift ticket or season pass fraudulently or in a manner for which it is not intended is subject to prosecution under California Penal Code 537(b). Facilities under permit from the U.S. Forest Service.

    ON MOUNTAIN EMERGENCY HOTLINE:
    909.866.2447 or call 911.
    Guests may change or cancel lift ticket, lesson, rental, or activity reservations up to 3 full days prior to the scheduled date for a full refund. Changes or cancellations made within 3 days, up until the day prior to the scheduled date, will result in an Activity Change Voucher being issued for the full value of the activity cost (no fee). Same-day changes, cancellations, or failure to show up to your activity will result in a full forfeit of your payment.

    Learn more about Activity Change Vouchers.

    NOTE: Season lengths may vary annually and are subject to change based on weather conditions, guest wellbeing, and other extenuating circumstances.
    Lift Tickets


    Lift tickets are non-transferable and are not for resale. Violators may be prosecuted under California Penal Code 537 PC.

    Lessons


    To ensure the safety of our guests and employees, all ski, snowboard, and bike lessons at Big Bear Mountain Resort must be booked with a certified, BBMR instructor. Anyone found offering/selling or purchasing a 3rd party/non-BBMR lesson at BBMR will forfeit their resort access, including lift privileges, and be subject to prosecution, pursuant to California Penal Code 537 PC.
    To provide a safe and enjoyable experience, guests are expected to adhere to all posted safety guidelines, staff instructions, and demonstrate respect for others and the environment during their visit.

    Read the Safety & Conduct Policy.
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