Bear Mountain
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Snow Depth: 10-18"

Learn to Turn


Book Lessons

The day you'd like your lesson to begin.
Multiday lessons are recommended and they're a great deal. Half and full single day lessons are also available.
We have several age ranges to choose from. Adults 13+, Adventurers 8-13, Explorers 5-7, and Little Pioneers 3-4
Are you looking for skiing or snowboarding lessons?
Choose Packages if you'll be needing rental equipment.
A Location, Start Date, and Sport are required.

You’re never too young or old to learn. No matter what age you are or what your skiing or snowboarding experience is, our expert instructors will get you to the next level in a fun and laid back atmosphere. Bear Mountain offers the largest beginner area and the most innovative and progressive terrain parks in Southern California.

Your ski or snowboard instructors will guide you on a self-paced progression to make learning fun and easy. Professional instructors will work with you until you progress to the next level.

At any level of proficiency, your instructor will show you how to blend your personal capabilities with the requirements of navigating the mountain and its many conditions and personalities.

Skiing and snowboarding creates unforgettable experiences. We encourage beginner skiers and snowboarders to take a series of lessons from our ski and snowboard schools and continue to progress in the sport to build wonderful memories.

All adult lesson packages offer discounted rate for ski or snowboard rental for only $20.

 Find out more about our Rental Equipment.

Private Lessons (all ages)

Hit the slopes with your own personal instructor. Individualized attention will accelerate your achievement potential. Whether you are looking to learn or improve your skiing or your snowboarding. Private Lessons focusing on Park and Pipe progression are available by request. More information is available in the Snow Sports School Office.

1 Hour: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

1/2 Day: 9am, 10am, 1pm

Full Day: 9am, 10am

Meet at the Sign near Chair 6.

Adult Lessons (13+)

Whether you’ve never been on the snow or you’re trying to improve your already-solid skills, we’ve got a lesson that can fit your needs. It is our mission to turn skiing or boarding into your lifelong passion! Adult group lessons are available for guests 13 and up.

Beginners Only meet at 11am.

All Other Levels: 10am, 2pm

Meet at the Sign near Chair 6

Adventurers Lessons (Ages 8-12)

Beginners Only check in at 11am. 

All Other Levels Check In at 10am and 2pm at the Children's Area. 

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.

All children lesson packages include ski or snowboard rentals. Find out more about our Rental Equipment.

Explorers Lessons (Ages 5-7)

Full Day Check In at 10am and 11am in the Children's Area.

Half Day Check in at 10am and 2pm in the Children's Area.

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.

All children lesson packages include ski or snowboard rentals. Find out more about our Rental Equipment.

Pioneers (AGES 3-4)

Check In at 9am and 1pm in the Children's Area.

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. Little Bear is available for children ages 3-4.

All children lesson packages include ski or snowboard rentals. Find out more about our Rental Equipment.

Riglet Park (Ages 3-6)

Riglet Park is a way for youngsters, ages 3-6, to get the hang of snowboarding in a fun and safe environment. Riglet Park emphasizes learning in a playground-like setting, while introducing new possibilities and skills for younger riders. The Park is designed for children develop balance and become comfortable on the snowboard. A certified instructor uses a Riglet Reel Tow to pull the child over mini park features like rollers, small berms and ground level features with different difficulty levels to prevent boredom and promote progression. Riglet Park uses Burton’s innovative Learn-to-Ride Technology and custom made snowboard with soft flex boots and bindings. Full-day lesson packages include equipment, shelter and lunch.


  • December 23, 2015 – January 3, 2016
  • January 16-18, 2016
  • February 13-15, 2016

Peak Weekends:

  • January 9-10, 2016
  • January 23-24, 2016
  • January 30-31, 2016
  • February 6-7, 2016
  • February 20-21, 2016
  • February 27-28, 2016
  • March 5-6, 2016
  • March 12-13, 2016

Please note the following:

  • Sunglasses or goggles, helmets and sunscreen are strongly recommended for all classes.
    Lesson times vary and are subject to change. Please confirm at the ticket window or Snow Sports Office.
  • Reservations for Pioneers (3-4) and Explorers (5-7) Camp are highly recommended, as space is very limited.
  • Lesson Reservations for either resort may be made by calling our phone reservation service at 844-GO2-BEAR.
  • No refunds on lesson package segments.
  • When only one-two people show up for a child (8-12) or adult group lesson, class time will be reduced to one hour.