Head Straight to the Snow to Check In

Ski & Snowboard Lesson Reservations
Guests that book lift tickets and lessons in advance can get on the slopes faster this winter by printing their lift tickets at one of the pickup boxes near the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Adventure Academies before proceeding to the lesson check-in location.

Locate Your Confirmation Email
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After your purchase is complete, you should receive a confirmation email entitled, "Big Bear Mountain Resort Reservations" for all reservations purchased. To ensure deliverability, please add reservations@bbmr.com to your safe sender list.

Pick Up Your Lift Ticket & Equipment Rental First

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Adults with reservations that include equipment rentals need to go to the rental shop indicated in their confirmation email first, then proceed to a pickup box to print their lift ticket(s) before arriving at the designated lesson check-in location.

Children ages 5-12 must have their lift ticket printed before heading straight to the Adventure Academy to check in for their equipment rentals and lesson.

Head Towards the Adventure Academy
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When you arrive, proceed to the Adventure Academy, located on the east end of the base area.

  • Bear Mountain Group Lessons: Adults will meet on the snow above the Bear Mountain Adventure Academy (Red Flag) located at the base of the beginner area east of Chair 7. All children will meet inside the Bear Mountain Adventure Academy.
  • Bear Mountain Private Lessons: Children and Adults will meet on the snow near the Bear Mountain Adventure Academy (Purple Flag) located at the base of the beginner area west of Chair 6.
  • Snow Summit Group Lessons: Adults will meet on the snow above the Snow Summit Adventure Academy (Red Flag) located at the base of the beginner area east of Chairs 4. All children will meet inside the Snow Summit Adventure Academy.
  • Snow Summit Private Lessons: Children and Adults will meet on the snow above the Snow Summit Adventure Academy (Purple Flag) located at the base of the beginner area between Chairs 4 & 8.

What to Bring

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Guests must provide proof of purchase, lift ticket/season pass, and ski or snowboard gear.

What to Wear

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1. Wear snow pants
2. Water-resistant gloves
3. Mid-calf socks
4. Protective eyewear (goggles or sunglasses)
5. Children (ages 4-12) enrolled in lessons must wear a helmet. Helmets are not required for adults, (ages 13+) enrolled in lessons, but are highly recommended.
6. Sunblock
Guide to Arriving on Time
Early Season Check In Guide


Typically from Opening Day to mid-December, guests may have extra time to check in for their lesson. We have created a guide to help time your trip from the minute you park to starting your lesson.

If Your Lesson Start Time Is Park By Meet At
9:15AM (Groups Ages 13+) 7AM Red Flag at 9AM
11:15AM (Groups Ages 13+) 8:45AM Red Flag at 11AM
2PM (Group Ages 13+) 11:30AM Red Flag at 1:45PM
9AM (Group Ages 5-12) 7AM Outside the Adventure Academy at 8AM
1PM (Groups Ages 5-12) 10:30AM Outside the Adventure Academy at 12:30PM
4PM Night Session (Groups Ages 13+) Anytime after 2PM Red Flag at 3:45PM
4PM Night Session (Groups Ages 8-12) Anytime after 2PM Red Flag at 3:45PM
9AM Private Lessons (All Ages) 7AM Purple Flag at 8:45AM
1PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 11AM Purple Flag at 12:45PM
2PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 12PM Purple Flag at 1:45PM
3PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 1PM Purple Flag at 2:45PM
4PM Private Lessons (All Ages) Anytime after 2PM Purple Flag at 3:45PM
Peak Season Check In Guide


Typically from mid-December thru February, guests may need extra time to arrive for their lesson. We have created a guide to help time your trip from the minute you park to starting your lesson.

If Your Lesson Start Time Is Park By Meet At
9:15AM (Groups Ages 13+) 6:45AM Red Flag at 9AM
11:15AM (Groups Ages 13+) 8AM Red Flag at 11AM
2PM (Group Ages 13+) 11:30AM Red Flag at 1:45PM
9AM (Group Ages 5-12) 6:45AM Outside the Adventure Academy at 8AM
1PM (Groups Ages 5-12) 10:30AM Outside the Adventure Academy at 12:30PM
4PM Night Session (Groups Ages 13+) Anytime after 2PM Red Flag at 3:45PM
4PM Night Session (Groups Ages 8-12) Anytime after 2PM Red Flagat 3:45PM
9AM Private Lessons (All Ages) 6:30AM Purple Flag at 8:45AM
1PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 10:30AM Purple Flag at 12:45PM
2PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 11:30AM Purple Flag at 1:45PM
3PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 12:30PM Purple Flag at 2:45PM
4PM Private Lessons (All Ages) Anytime after 2PM Purple Flag at 3:45PM
Spring Season Check In Guide


Typically from March thru closing day, guests may need less time to arrive for their lesson. We have created a guide to help time your trip from the minute you park to starting your lesson.

If Your Lesson Start Time Is Park By Meet At
9:15AM (Groups Ages 13+) 7:15AM Red Flag at 9AM
11:15AM (Groups Ages 13+) 9AM Red Flag at 11AM
2PM (Group Ages 13+) 11:45AM Red Flag at 1:45PM
9AM (Group Ages 5-12) 7AM Outside the Adventure Academy at 8:30AM
1PM (Groups Ages 5-12) 10:30AM Outside the Adventure Academy at 12:30PM
4PM Night Session (Groups Ages 13+) Anytime after 2PM Red Flag at 3:45PM
4PM Night Session (Groups Ages 8-12) Anytime after 2PM Red Flag at 3:45PM
9AM Private Lessons (All Ages) 7AM Purple Flag at 8:45AM
1PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 11AM Purple Flag at 12:45PM
2PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 12PM Purple Flag at 1:45PM
3PM Private Lessons (All Ages) 1PM Purple Flag at 2:45PM
4PM Private Lessons (All Ages) Anytime after 2PM Purple Flag at 3:45PM
If you miss your scheduled lesson time or arrive late, your lessons time will not be pushed back or rescheduled to another slot in order to accommodate staffing, especially during peak and holiday periods. Thank you for understanding and showing up on time.
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