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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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Adventure Academy

Designed for kids and families, our state-of-the-art learning facilities will get you on the slopes faster. Featuring full-service kids equipment rentals and beginner areas with lift, lesson, and rental packages available for ages 4-12.

The Adventure Academy is located in the base area at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. For questions, please call 844.GO2.BEAR .
SKI/SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

SKI/SNOWBOARD SCHOOL


Catered to Ages 4-12

Home to the largest learning area in Southern California, the Adventure Academy offers various types of ski and snowboard lessons to cater to your child's skills.

Whether you're looking for private or group lessons, book your preferred lesson time online or by visiting us in-person at the Adventure Academy.

BOOK LESSONS ONLINE

YOUTH RENTALS

YOUTH RENTALS


Step Up & Let Us Do the Work

Kids will have the ease of getting fitted for their ski or snowboard boots on a new step-through ramp. We'll size and strap them in making the rental process a quick one. More modern amenities include the Riechman Equipment Rack system, which allows us to get their rentals to them faster.

The Adventure Academy is your child's one-stop-shop for ski/snowboard rentals. Plus, book in advance to save 20% on mid-week rentals all season long.

RESERVE RENTALS ONLINE

VIEWING DECK FOR PARENTS

VIEWING DECK FOR PARENTS


The deck located in front of the Adventure Academy allows parents/guardians to watch and cheer their child on during their lesson. There is a railing with a flat table-top that creates a perfect spot to enjoy a snack or beverage while watching your child shine.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

FOOD & BEVERAGE


Flat Bottom Dough

Check out the all-new Flat Bottom Dough offering artisan wood fired pizza baked at 700 degrees. All pies are 10” and handmade with fresh dough. Other options include chicken wings, flat bottom knots, and salads.

Shred, Shaken, & Stirred

Sip on fresh espresso or hand crafted cocktails served at the brand-new Shred, Shaken, & Stirred booth. Other beverage options include:
  • Fresh Brewed Starbucks Coffee and made to order espresso beverages
  • Huskey Brand Hot Cocoa, Snacks , & Other Refreshments
  • Draft Beer or Wine or Full Bar

This service is offered at Bear Mountain Adventure Academy only.

COLORING BOOKS

COLORING BOOKS


While your child is waiting for their lesson to start, they will enjoy coloring the Biggie & Friends story book which tells the adventure of Biggie the Bear and his friends on the hill.

All materials included with the lessons.

THEY'LL EARN THE OFFICIAL PATCH

THEY'LL EARN THE OFFICIAL PATCH


Nothing says "you're a rock star" more than the official Adventure Academy badge. Your child will earn a patch they can show off to their friends.

MOVING CARPETS

MOVING CARPETS


Your child will have the luxury of skipping the hike up to the start of the slope by taking one of the 4 moving carpets offered with access to 5 acres of terrain dedicated to kids.

CUBBIES

CUBBIES


Each child will be assigned a cubbie for them to store their shoes, jackets, and gift bags while they are taking the lessons.

BURTON RIGLET MAT

BURTON RIGLET MAT


If your child is planning on learning how to snowboard, they will have the option to participate in a game where they will stand on the Burton Riglet Mat containing snowboard symbols on it. They will roll the dice, bend, and grab at the corresponding number on the mat to simulate different “moves.”

This will allow your child to practice some moves before they step on the snow.