Learn to Ski & Snowboard


Learn to ski or snowboard at Southern California’s Learning Headquarters

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.

Holidays: February  15-17, 2014. 

Peak Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays through March 16, 2014.

Adult Ski and Snowboarding Lessons
(ages 13 & older)

All lesson packages offer discounted rate for ski or snowboard rental for only $20. Click HERE to find out more about our rental equipment.

First Time Beginner Lessons Regular Season Holidays & Peak Weekends
The “BIG” Deal $89 $99
Best value beginner package. Includes 4 hours of instruction (2 hours a.m. and 2 hours p.m.), a beginner lift ticket* on your first day and for your next visit a Beyond Beginner package which includes an all-mountain lift ticket and 2 hours of instruction (a.m. or p.m.) valid during any non-peak day and non-holiday. Package valued up to $248.
4-Hour Value Package $75 $85
Includes 4 hours of instruction on the same day (2 hours a.m. and 2 hours p.m.), a beginner lift ticket* and a “Continuing Education Coupon” worth $10 off the price of a Beyond Beginner Package. Package valued up to $150.
2-Hour Package $70 $80
Includes a beginner lift ticket* and a 2-hour lesson (a.m. or p.m.) and a “Continuing Education Coupon” worth $10 off the price of a Beyond Beginner Package.
*Beginner lift ticket includes – Snow Summit: Chairs 4 and 8; Bear Mountain: Chairs 6 and 7.

The Next Steps Regular Season Holidays & Peak Weekends
Beyond Beginner Package $75 $89
Package is for second time beginners to intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Includes an all-mountain lift ticket and a 2-hour lesson (a.m.- advanced beginner or p.m.- intermediate). Package also includes a “Continuing Education Coupon” worth $10 off the price of another Beyond Beginner Package.
Freestyle Camp at The Park $139 $139
For Intermediate or Advanced Terrain Park riders ages 8 and older. Lift Ticket included. “Anytime” Season Pass holders receive 20% off of the day rate. Offered 10am to 4pm on Saturdays or Sundays from December 14, 2013 through March 16, 2014. All dates and hours are weather and conditions permitting.

Children’s Lessons

All lesson packages offer discounted rate for ski or snowboard rental for only $15.

First Time Beginner Lessons Regular Season Holidays & Peak Weekends
4-Hour Value Package (ages 8-12) $75 $85
This is absolutely the best package for first-timers! Includes 4 hours of instruction on the same day (2 hours a.m. and 2 hours p.m.), a beginner lift ticket* and a “Continuing Education Coupon” worth $10 off the price of a 4-Hour Beyond Beginner Package. Package valued up to $110.
2-Hour Package (ages 8-12) $65 $80
Package is for first-time skiers and snowboarders. Includes a beginner lift ticket* and a 2 hours of instruction (a.m. or p.m.). Package also includes a “Continuing Education Coupon” worth $10 off the price of a 4-Hour Beyond Beginner Package.

Riglet Park Regular Season Holidays & Peak Weekends
All-Day – Beginners Only (ages 3-6) $125 $145
Riglet Park emphasizes safety and learning in a fun, playground-like setting with miniature park features while introducing new possibilities for younger riders. Includes 4-hour lesson (2 hr a.m. and 2 hr p.m.), shelter, lunch and an all-mountain lift ticket. 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Half-Day – Beginners Only (ages 3-6) $95 $105
Includes 2-hour lesson (2 hr a.m. OR 2 hr p.m.), shelter and an all-mountain lift ticket. 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Riglet Park is designed for children ages 3-6 who are under 4 feet tall, and weigh 70 lbs or less.

The Next Steps Regular Season Holidays & Peak Weekends
4-Hour Beyond Beginner Package (ages 8-12) $89 $99
Package is for second time beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Includes an all-mountain lift ticket and a 4-hour lesson (2 hours a.m. and 2 hours p.m.). Package also includes a “Continuing Education Coupon” worth $10 off the price of another 4-Hour Beyond Beginner Package.
2-Hour Beyond Beginner Package (ages 8-12) $75 $89
Package is for second time beginners to intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Includes an all-mountain lift ticket and a 2-hour lesson (a.m. or p.m.). Package includes a “Continuing Education Coupon” worth $10 off the price of a 4-Hour Beyond Beginner Package.
*Beginner lift ticket includes – Snow Summit: Chairs 4 and 8; Bear Mountain: Chairs 6 and 7.

Little Bear Lessons Regular Season Holidays & Peak Weekends
Little Bear 4-Hour Lesson – Beginner to Intermediate (ages 5-7) $85 $105
Check in times: 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Includes 4-hour lesson (2 hr a.m. and 2 hr p.m.) and an all-mountain lift ticket.
Little Bear 2-Hour Lesson – Beginner to Intermediate (ages 5-7) $75 $85
Check in times: 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Includes 2 hour lesson (2 hr a.m. or 2 hr p.m.) and an all-mountain lift ticket.

Little Bear Camp Regular Season Holidays & Peak Weekends
Little Bear Camp All-Day – Beginner to Intermediate (ages 4-7) $115 $135
Similar to School but includes shelter and lunch in addition to a 4-hour lesson (2 hr a.m. and 2 hr p.m.) and an all-mountain lift ticket. (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) Download the Little Bear Ski Camp Release.
Little Bear Camp Half-Day – Beginner to Intermediate (ages 4-7) $85 $95
Similar to School but includes shelter and snack in addition to a 2-hour lesson (2 hr a.m. or 2 hr p.m.) and an all-mountain lift ticket. (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Download the Little Bear Camp Release.

Private Lessons (all ages)

(Every hour on the hour based on demand and availability.) Regular Season Holidays & Peak Weekends
1-Hour Private $99 $115
Add $20 each additional person, maximum of 3 people. Lift ticket and rental equipment separate.
Half-Day Private (3 hours) $250 $325
Add $30 each additional person, maximum of 3 people. Lift ticket and rental equipment separate.
All-Day Private (6 hours) $500 $575
Add $50 each additional person, maximum of 3 people. Lift ticket and rental equipment separate.

Private Lessons focusing on Park and Pipe progression are available by request. More information is available in the Snow Sports School Office.

Please note the following:

  • Holidays: December 21, 2013 through January 5, 2014; January 18-20, 2014; February 15-17, 2014.
  • Peak Weekends:  Saturdays and Sundays from December 21, 2013 through March 16, 2014.
  • 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 Little Bear School and Camp are highly recommended, as space is very limited.
  • Lesson Reservations for either resort may be made by calling our phone reservation service at 909.866.5841.
  • No refunds on lesson package segments.
  • When only one person shows up for a child or adult group lesson, class time will be reduced to one hour.

Snowboard School

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

General Info: 909.866.5766, Reservations: 909.866.5841, Snow Report: 800-BEARMTN

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

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