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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

Tue

29° 13°

Wed

29° 17°

Thu

30° 16°
New Snow

1.0"

24 HRS

1.0"

48 HRS

1.0"

72 HRS
Base Depth

22

BBMR Base

32

BBMR Peak

SKI/SNOWBOARD LESSONS


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.



Bear Mountain Lessons open 12/15/2017 - 4/1/2018
Snow Summit Lessons open 12/8/2017 - 4/15/2018

Bear Mountain

Big Bear 43101 Goldmine Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Snow Summit

Snow Summit 880 Summit Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

The day you'd like your lesson to begin.
We have several age ranges to choose from. Adults 13+, Child 8-12, Child 5-7, and Child 3-4
Are you looking for skiing or snowboarding lessons?
Choose Lesson + Rental if you'll be needing rental equipment.
A Location, Start Date, and Sport are required.
PASSHOLDERS: Receive 10% off group lessons. To redeem your discount, visit us in-person or call 844.GO2.BEAR to book in advance. For more information on passholder benefits, click here.

PACKAGES

Complete your alpine experience with a lift ticket or rentals add-on to your scheduled lesson. With a handful of lesson packages to choose from, we have exactly what you need to be ready for an enriching day on the hill.

  • Kids Lessons + Lift + Rentals 
  • Kids Lessons + Lift 
  • Adult Lessons + Lift + Rentals 
  • Adult Lessons + Lift 
  • Saturday Night Session Lessons + Lift + Rentals
Click "details" under each lesson options for more information on what is included in each package. Not all packages are available for online purchase.

LESSON OPTIONS

PRIVATE | 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. Skip the lift lines, and have the day tailored your way.

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6 Hour Privates
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

3 Hour Privates
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

1 Hour Privates
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

1 Hour Saturday Night Session Privates*
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please note:
  • Private lessons are not offered for online purchase and must be booked in-person or by calling 844.GO2.BEAR.
  • Lift tickets and rentals are not included in private lessons.
  • Packages are not offered for private lessons.
  • *Night sessions are only offered on specific Saturdays at Snow Summit on selected days. To view night session dates, click here.
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PIONEER | AGES 3-4

Learn through play from fun-loving coaches, and have a great time while you are at it. That’s the motto for our Pioneers. Our wonderful and attentive coaches allow our little guests to progress at their own pace in a fun-based group environment.

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Monday - Thursday (All Levels at Snow Summit Only)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday (All Levels at Snow Summit or 1st Timers Only at Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday (All Levels at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Program Includes
  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment rental, including helmet
  • Snacks

Packages

Lessons + Lift + Rental
  • Lessons
  • Rentals
  • 1-Day lift ticket valid at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain

Lessons + Lift
  • Lessons
  • 1-Day lift ticket valid at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain
Details

EXPLORER | AGES 5-7

Our coaches specialize in teaching skiing and snowboarding to growing kids. Having fun in an experiential based environment, our coaches can teach any ability level that will lead to an awesomely positive day for the kids.

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Monday - Thursday (All Levels at Snow Summit Only)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday (All Levels at Snow Summit or 1st Timers Only at Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday & Holidays (All Levels at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday (All Levels at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Program (for 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) Includes
  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment rentals, including helmet
  • Lunch and snacks

Packages

Lessons + Lift + Rental
  • Lessons
  • Lunch
  • Rentals
  • 1-Day lift ticket valid at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain

Lessons + Lift
  • Lessons
  • Lunch
  • 1-Day lift ticket valid at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain
Details

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.

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Monday - Thursday (All Levels at Snow Summit Only)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday (All Levels at Snow Summit or 1st Timers Only at Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday & Holidays (All Levels at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.*

Sunday (All Levels at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Program (for 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) Includes
  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment rentals, including helmet
  • Lunch and snacks included on all 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. lessons

*Important Note on Night Sessions
  • Not offered for online purchase. Night Session lessons must be purchased in-person or by calling 844.GO2.BEAR.
  • Night session group lessons are for beginners
  • Offered on specific Saturdays at Snow Summit on selected days. To view night session dates, click here.

Packages

Lessons + Lift + Rental
  • Lessons
  • Rentals
  • 1-Day lift ticket valid at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain

Lessons + Lift
  • Lessons
  • Lunch
  • 1-Day lift ticket valid at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain

Saturday Night Session Lessons + Saturday Night Session Lift + Rental
  • Lessons
  • Lunch
  • Rentals
  • 1 Saturday night session lift ticket valid at Snow Summit
Details

ADULT GROUP | AGES 13 & Up

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.

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Monday - Thursday (All Levels at Snow Summit Only)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday (All Levels at Snow Summit or 1st Timers Only at Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday (All Levels at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.*

Sunday (All Levels at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Note
  • Lift tickets and equipment rentals are not included
  • *Night session group lessons are for beginners
  • *Night session group lessons are not offered for online purchase. Night Session lessons must be purchased in-person or by calling 844.GO2.BEAR.
  • *Night sessions are only offered on specific Saturdays at Snow Summit on selected days. To view night session dates, click here.
  • Group lessons with fewer than three (3) participants will be reduced to one (1) hour.
  • To add additional hours to a lesson for a discounted cost, please call 844.GO2.BEAR or visit us in-person.

Packages

Lessons + Lift + Rental
  • Lessons
  • Rentals
  • 1-Day lift ticket valid at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain

Lessons + Lift
  • Lessons
  • 1-Day lift ticket valid at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain

Saturday Night Session Lessons + Saturday Night Session Lift + Rental
  • Lessons
  • Rentals
  • 1 Saturday night session lift ticket valid at Snow Summit
Details

ADAPTIVE SKI SCHOOL

Big Bear Mountain Resort 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 www.usarc.org or call 909.584.0269 for more information on the first, full-time, on-site, adaptive ski school in Southern California.

For more information on Accessibility, click here.

4 LESSONS = FREE 17/18 CALI4NIA SEASON PASS


Take any combo of qualifying lessons at Snow Summit, Bear Mountain, June Mountain, or Mammoth Mountain that add up to 4 points, then shred the rest of the season with a free 17/18 Cali4nia Pass that's good at all 4 mountains, and enjoy all the perks and benefits that come with it. Learn more.

TIPS


Book in advance
Popular instructors and lesson times book up fast. We recommend calling as soon as your plans are made. Private lessons are offered for both skiing and snowboarding for all ability levels.

Get an early start
Pick up your rental equipment as early as 8:00 a.m. Or better yet, pick up the afternoon prior to your lesson. We recommend arriving at the rental shop at least one hour before lesson time.

Prepare
Get plenty of rest the night before and have a sensible breakfast before your lesson.

Required clothing
Helmets
Goggles or sunglasses
Mitts/Gloves
Water-Resistant Pants & Jackets

Recommended
Sunscreen
Neck Gaiter (for cold or stormy days)

Have a question about lessons? Check out these FAQs.


Do I need to book in advance?
Highly recommended. Popular instructors and lesson times book up fast. We recommend calling as soon as your plans are made. Private lessons are offered for both skiing and snowboarding for all ability levels.

What time should I leave in order to make it to my lesson on time?
We recommend on arriving for morning lessons when the rental shops open at 8AM, and at least an hour before afternoon lessons begin. If you are able, be sure to pick up your rentals the afternoon before your scheduled lesson date, anytime after 2:30PM.

What level are you?

BEGINNER: If you have never skied/snowboarded before, or if you know the basics and are comfortable on easy trails.

INTERMEDIATE: If you are comfortable making turns on most blue runs.

ADVANCED/EXPERT: If you are confident skiing/snowboarding on all terrain, including steep and challenging features.

Where are the Ski and Snowboard School locations?

Kids Morning Lessons | Snow Summit | Adventure Academy
Kids Lessons on Weekends & Holidays | Bear Mountain | Adventure Academy
Kids Afternoon Lessons | Snow Summit and Bear Mountain | Red Flag
Privates Lessons | Snow Summit and Bear Mountain | Purple Flag
Adult Group Lessons | Snow Summit and Bear Mountain | Red Flag

What should I wear?
Because Big Bear Mountain Resort is located at a high elevation, weather conditions can vary in a short period of time and the sun can be harmful to your skin and body if you're not prepared. Layering is the best way to maximize your comfort if/when the weather shifts.

Avoid cotton fabrics, as they retain moisture from snow and perspiration. Start with a moisture-wicking inner layer (such as wool or silk) and add an insulating middle piece (such as a fleece, sweater or vest). Top off with a wind and water resistant shell layer to protect you from the elements.

Required:
Helmets
Goggles or sunglasses
Mitts/Gloves
Water-Resistant Pants & Jackets

Any tips to help me with the high altitude?
High altitude means less atmosphere to filter the sun. Be sure to apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes prior to hitting the slopes, then re-apply every 2–3 hours. Drink 10–16 ounces of fluid before hitting the slopes, and continue replenishing throughout the day. Focus on water and carbohydrate-replacing drinks. Modify caffeine and alcohol intake. Don’t forget to give yourself enough time and energy to last throughout the day.

What do I need to know about private lessons?
To book a private lesson call 844.GO2.BEAR at least 1 day in advance between 8AM–8PM. Popular instructors and lesson times book up fast, so we recommend calling as soon as your plans are made.

A valid lift ticket is required for all private lessons.

What do I need to know about putting my kids in lessons?
Helmets, mitts/gloves, and eye protection (sunglasses or goggles) are required for all children ages 3–12 enrolled in Ski and Snowboard School programs. Helmet rentals are available. Lessons start promptly at the designated time. We recommend arriving at the rental shop at least 1 hr before lesson time in order for your children to be set up with equipment.

All kids need to be at least 3 years old, and must be potty trained – no diapers.

Kids' ski and snowboard lessons are separated into 3 age groups to accommodate the learning readiness children at each of these age groups:
3–4 years (skiing and snowboarding)
5–7 years (skiing and snowboarding)
8–12 years (skiing and snowboarding)

 

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