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MTB Lessons Meet at the Adventure Academy
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Guests that book MTB lessons in advance will get on the hill faster this summer by printing their lift tickets at one of the pickup boxes in the base area before proceeding to the lesson check-in location at the Adventure Academy. 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.

Locate Your Confirmation Barcode(s)
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After your purchase is complete, you should receive a confirmation email entitled, "Big Bear Mountain Resort Reservations" will have with barcode(s) for all reservations purchased. To ensure deliverability, please add to your safe sender 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.

Head to the Adventure Academy
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When you arrive, proceed to the Snow Summit Adventure Academy, located on the east end of the base area, and check in at the "Lessons meet here" sign. Lessons are NOT offered at Snow Valley.

NOTE: If you purchased lift tickets, please pick up your tickets before checking in for your lesson. See below for information on redeeming advance lift ticket reservations.

What to Bring
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Guests must provide proof of purchase and a suitable mountain bike. If your reservation includes a bike rental, the person who purchased the bike rental must be present and provide a valid ID and the credit card used to purchase the reservation.

What to Wear
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1. Participants must wear fully enclosed hard sole shoes.
2. Weather conditions and temperatures can vary greatly and change quickly 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.
3. Other items that may be helpful includes a water bottle or water pack, eye protection (goggles or glasses), gloves, chapstick with SPF, and sunblock (SPF 30 or higher).
4. Full protection gear is required. Guests with MTB rentals will receive the proper gear based on their reservation.
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