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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.

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The Development Team (“D-Team”) teaches the basic techniques of skiing to children, ages 7 to 16, who are low-intermediate through advanced skiers and are not ready for the Race Team or All Mountain Team because of their skills, maturity, or interest.

The program will introduce upper level ski techniques as the skiers become ready for higher level skills. D-Team members may move up to the Race Team or All Mountain Team by satisfactorily passing a skills test. Moving up to the other teams is not immediately mandatory after passing the test. The D-Team serves children who wish to become better recreational skiers and those desiring to race.

Below reflects products and pricing for the 2018/19 season. Please check back in October for updated information.


The Development Team (“D-Team”) is a supervised weekend program that runs Saturday and Sunday: 9AM - 1:30PM

Participants will need to be able to:
  • Get up and down the hill independently with confidence and basic skills.
  • Load all chairlifts independently.
  • Learn and follow directions while participating in group activities.
  • Skiers on the Development Team are still members of the Snow Summit teams and subject to the same rules and responsibilities mentioned elsewhere in the handbook.

The D-Team program is a 16-week program with 9 hours of training each week, 4.5 hours on Saturday and 4.5 hours on Sunday. This season is set to begin December 1, 2018 and finish March 19, 2019.

*Members are required to provide their own equipment.

2018/19 PRICING

Season Pass
Race Fee

Fundraising Fee
New Development Team 13 & under
$1,600 $50 $100 $75 $100 $1,925
New Development Team 14+ $1,600 $100 $100 $75 $100 $1,975
Returning Development Team 13 & under
$1,600 $50 $50 $75 $100 $1,875
Returning Development Team 14+ $1,600 $100 $50 $75 $100 $1,925


Team members are required to join USSA and Far West communities. Additional membership fees include $15 for USSA and $10 for Far West. Click to register.

USSA Membership

Far West Membership


Once the D-Team members progress through the skill levels, they will be invited to take a skills test. Upon successful completion of the test, the D-Team member will be invited to join the All Mountain Team or the Race Teams.

Learn more about the Race Teams.