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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

Mon

48° 36°

Tue

50° 32°

Wed

44° 22°
New Snow

1.0"

24 HRS

7.0"

48 HRS

7.0"

72 HRS
Base Depth

36"

BBMR Base

42"

BBMR Peak

Lessons

Ski and Snowboard Lessons

We provide ski and snowboard instructional programs designed for all ages - however we do not provide any daycare facilities at our resorts. 

Ski and Snowboard Schools at Big Bear Mountain Resort offer lessons that are fun, laid back and meet your needs at any level. We have the Largest Beginner Area in Southern California as well as the widest variety of lesson programs. We offer professionally taught snow sports lessons for all ages from beginner ski and snowboarding instruction through expert levels using a traditional method of teaching that focuses on individual attention.

We are focused on keeping your experience simple and exciting while helping you develop confidence and skill. A quick base-area learning session familiarizes students with their new gear before riding the moving carpet or chair lift, which slows to a crawl for loading and unloading.

Your ski or snowboard instructor will guide you on a self-paced progression sculpted to make learning fun and easy. Professional instructors work with you until you grasp a command of the skill. At any level of proficiency, your instructor will show you how to blend your personal capabilities with the requirements of negotiating the mountain. As skiers and riders progress we offer a wide variety of Park Instruction to continue skill advancement. 

Skiing and snowboarding creates unforgettable experiences. We encourage beginners to take a series of lessons from our ski and snowboarding schools and continue to progress in the sport to build wonderful memories.
 
READ MORE ABOUT SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS AT BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

Private Lessons (all ages)

Hit the slopes with your own personal instructor. Individualized attention will accelerate your achievement potential.

Reserve Private Lessons by Calling 844-GO2-BEAR


Private Lessons Times:


1 Hour Privates
3 Hour Privates
6 Hour Privates
1 Hour Night Session Private
9:00 AM
9:00 AM 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM


Private Lessons Ticket Cut Off Time:

  • 30 minutes prior to your start time

 

Private Lessons Meeting Spot:

  • Ages 3-12 at the Yellow Flag
  • Ages 13+ at the Blue Flag

 

Special Note:

  • On weekends and holidays, we strongly recommend arriving 1.5 hours prior to your lesson time to allow for rentals, etc.
PRIVATE LESSONS TIMES & LOCATIONS

Adult Group Lessons (Ages 13+)

Whether you're new to the slopes or just looking to fine-tune your technique, group lessons are a great way to develop your skills. Our friendly instructors are extremely knowledgeable so you progress on skis or a snowboard quickly. Group lessons also serve as a great social gathering as you explore the mountain with other students of your same pace and ability. 

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Group Lessons Times:


Adult Beginner Only
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All Levels
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
All Levels
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Group Lessons Ticket Cut Off Time:

  • 30 minutes prior to your start time

 

Group Lessons Meeting Spot:

  • Adults (13+) should meet at the Blue Flag

 

Special Note:

  • On weekends and holidays, we strongly recommend arriving 1.5 hours prior to your lesson time to allow for rentals, etc
  • Discounted rentals when purchased with a lesson
GROUP LESSONS TIMES & LOCATIONS

Adventurer Lessons (Ages 8-12)

Our lesson philosophy is to help every child enjoy the wonders of skiing and snowboarding by teaching them the fundamentals and giving them the confidence and praise they need to be successful. Our programs are designed with your child’s development in mind. We create a fun atmosphere that helps kids improve their on-snow skills while having a blast! Adventurer lessons are available for kids 8-12.

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Adventurer Lessons Times:


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Adventurer Lessons Ticket Cut Off Time:

  • 30 minutes prior to your start time
  • Check-in is open at the Adventure Academy from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM and 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

 

Adventurer Lessons Meeting Spot:

  • 9AM and 10:30AM Lessons Meet at the Adventure Academy
  • 2PM Lessons Meet at the Yellow Flag

 

Program Includes:

  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment, including helmet
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Instructors for all ability levels
ADVENTURER LESSONS TIMES & LOCATIONS

Explorer Lessons (Ages 5-7)

We are focused on keeping your child’s experience simple and exciting while helping them develop confidence and skill. A quick base-area learning session familiarizes students with their new gear before riding the moving carpet or chair lift, which slows to a crawl for loading and unloading. Explorers lessons are available for kids 5-7.

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Explorer Lessons Times:


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Explorer Lessons Ticket Cut Off Time:

  • 30 minutes prior to your start time
  • Check-in is open at the Adventure Academy from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM, 1:00PM, and 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

 

Explorer Lessons Meeting Spot: 

  • 9AM and 10:30 AM Lessons Meet at the Adventure Academy
  • 2PM Lessons Meet at the Yellow Flag

 

Program Includes:

  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment, including helmet
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Instructors for all ability levels
EXPLORER LESSONS TIMES & LOCATIONS

Pioneer Lessons (Ages 3-4)

Pioneer lessons utilize teaching methods and techniques geared specifically to the learning style of young children. Our goal is to give kids the confidence they need to develop a lifelong passion for snow sports. Pioneers is available for children ages 3-4.

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Pioneer Lessons Times:


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Pioneer Lessons Ticket Cut Off Time:

  • 30 minutes prior to your start time
  • Check-in is open at the Adventure Academy from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

 

Pioneer Lessons Meeting Spot: 

  • Meet at the Adventure Academy

 

Program Includes:

  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment, including helmet
  • Snacks
  • Instructors for all ability levels

PIONEER LESSONS TIMES & LOCATIONS

Please note the following:

  • Get plenty of rest the night before and have a sensible breakfast before your lesson.
  • Waterproof clothing (gloves, pants, jacket, goggles or sunglasses, helmets, and sunscreen are highly recommended for all lessons/ages.
  • Lesson times vary and are subject to change. Please confirm at the ticket window or Snow Sports Office.
  • Space for Pioneer (ages 3-4) and Explorer (ages 5-7) lessons is limited. Reservations are highly recommended.
  • Lesson reservations can be made for either mountain by calling 844-GO2-BEAR.
  • No refunds on lesson package segments.
  • Child (ages 8-12) and adult (ages 13+) group lessons with fewer than three participants will be reduced to one hour.