Mountain Biking Lessons
Group & Private Options Available
It's Your Season to LearnSkip the Line at the Lifts with Priority Access with all Lessons
MTB Lessons are sold out on closing day, Sunday, October 9. Starting Monday, October 10, 2022 summer operations will conclude as Big Bear Mountain Resort prepares for 22/23 winter operations. rich-text, responsive-table
- Save 15% off MTB group lessons. Apply discount at ticket window.
- Winter Pass Holders: Dual Season & Ikon Pass holders save 15% and all other 22/23 winter passes save 10% off MTB group lessons. Apply discount at ticket window.
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Discounted lift tickets and equipment rentals are offered as an add-on for all group lessons during check out. Start by adding a group lesson to your cart. From there, you will be given options to add on lift tickets and equipment rentals.
- Group Lesson Only (Beginner or Intermediate/Advance) $79
- Group Lesson Add-On Discounted Lift Ticket $26
- Group Lesson Add-On Discounted Bike Rental (Beginner) $54
- Group Lesson Add-On Discounted Bike Rental (Intermediate/Advance) $84
Please note: Private lessons are not offered discounted rates for lift ticket and equipment rentals. All lessons (group or private) require a lift ticket or 2022 Summit Bike Park Season Pass or 21/22 Dual Season Pass to access the Summit Bike Park terrain. rich-text, responsive-table
Know Before You Go
Do I have to book bike lessons in advance?Bike lesson reservations are not required, but highly recommended to ensure preferred instructor and lesson time availability. Call 844.GO2.BEAR to book in advance.
NOTE: A valid lift ticket or season pass is required for all lessons. Lessons do not include lift tickets or season passes.
When should I arrive for my bike lesson?We recommend arriving at least 1 hour (60 min.) prior to your scheduled lesson time to ensure enough time to park, check-in, and pick up your lift tickets and/or rental equipment.
What type of bike lesson should I take?BBMR offers group and private lessons for ages 6 and up that are tailored to your skill set.
BEGINNER: If you have never tried mountain biking before, never been on a chairlift, or need assistance with shifting and/or braking.
INTERMEDIATE: If you can comfortably ride the chairlift and navigate most beginner and low intermediate trails.
ADVANCED/EXPERT: If you are confident riding on all terrain, including steep and challenging features.
Where do I check in for bike lessons?All bike lessons meet at the Snow Summit Adventure Academy, located on the east end of the base area.
Does BBMR offer bike lessons for kids?YES – Big Bear Mountain Resort offers bike lessons for kids, ages 6 and up. Children must be potty trained prior to taking a lesson.
What type of clothing should I wear when visiting BBMR?Weather conditions and temperatures can vary dramatically at higher altitudes. We highly recommend bringing multiple layers, including a moisture-wicking base layer, an insulating middle layer, and water-resistant outer layer to protect you from the elements.
What can I do to avoid altitude sickness?Some people may experience dizziness, nausea, and general fatigue at higher altitudes due to lower barometric pressure and oxygen levels. To avoid these symptoms, remember to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your visit, limit your caffeine and alcohol intake, and pace yourself throughout while at higher altitudes.
The effects of sun exposure are also amplified at higher altitudes. Guests should use sunscreen with at least 30 SPF on any exposed areas and reapply regularly throughout the day.
If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, find a shaded area to rest and hydrate. If your condition does not improve, contact the Patrol Department for further assistance and treatment.
Gift Cards, Pass Holder Discounts, Pass Cash, and Activity Change Vouchers cannot be applied online at this time. These forms of payments can only be used in-person or by calling 844.GO2.BEAR. Credit card tokenization is the process of de-identifying sensitive cardholder data by converting it to a string of randomly generated numbers called a "token." Similar to encryption, tokenization obfuscates the original data to render it unreadable in the event of a data breach or other exposure. If you are having issues with your card, please call your bank directly.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
Guests may change or cancel lift ticket, lesson, rental, or activity reservations up to 3 full days prior to the scheduled date for a full refund. Changes or cancellations made within 3 days, up until the day prior to the scheduled date, will result in an Activity Change Voucher being issued for the full value of the activity cost (no fee). Same-day changes, cancellations, or failure to show up to your activity will result in a full forfeit of your payment. Once you make a purchase, if those funds are removed from Big Bear Mountain Resort's account and given back to you, your purchased tickets will become void and irredeemable for entry. Fraudulent attempts to force a bank or credit card chargeback by claiming you didn’t make the ticket purchase or can’t identify the purchase on your bank statement will result in being barred from attending future events hosted by Big Bear Mountain Resort.
Promotional sales or events including but not limited to Glow Golf and Above the Boom, do not qualify for refunds. All sales are final.
Risk Warning & Emergency Hotline
Skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities have inherent risks that may result in property damage, personal injury, or death. GUESTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND ASSUME ALL INHERENT RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. All guests must follow the Big Bear Mountain Resort rules of conduct and NSAA Responsibility Code. Visit the Safety page for complete details. Lift tickets and season passes may be suspended or revoked without refund at any time for failure to comply with resort rules, misconduct, nuisance, reckless behavior, or fraudulent use. Anyone attempting to use a lift ticket or season pass fraudulently or in a manner for which it is not intended is subject to prosecution under California Penal Code 537(b). Facilities under permit from the U.S. Forest Service.
Lift tickets are non-transferable and are not for resale. Violators may be prosecuted under California Penal Code 537 PC. To ensure the safety of our guests and employees, all ski, snowboard, and bike lessons at Big Bear Mountain Resort must be booked with a certified, BBMR instructor. Anyone found offering/selling or purchasing a 3rd party/non-BBMR lesson at BBMR will forfeit their resort access, including lift privileges, and be subject to prosecution, pursuant to California Penal Code 537 PC. rich-text, responsive-table