Learn to Turn

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.

Adult Lessons

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.

» See our Adult Lessons and Rates.


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.

» See Adventurers Lessons Rates and Hours.


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 lessona are available for kids 5-7
» See Explorers Lessons Rates and Hours.


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.

» See Pioneer Lessons Rates and Hours.

Riglet Park

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.

» See all the details on the Riglet Park.

Private Lessons

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.

» See Private Lesson Rates and Hours.


Big Bear Mountain Resorts, 880 Summit Blvd / POB 77, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

General Info & Reservations: 844-GO2-BEAR, Snow Report: 800-BEARMTN

Email: info@bigbearmountainresorts.com, Websites: www.snowsummit.com, www.bearmountain.com, www.mammothresorts.com

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