Snow Sports School

Ski Big Bear is the perfect place to learn to ski or snowboard.  Our gentle learner slopes, affordable rentals and quality instruction will have you making turns in no time.  

Private ski and snowboard lessons are available every hour throughout the day everyday and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. It is advisable to make reservations during holiday periods. Private lessons are available at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm and 6:30pm (last private lesson).

Level 1 1st time beginner group lessons are available for anyone 6 years and older on weekends and holidays at 10:00am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm. Last beginner group lesson available at 5:30pm.

Everyone taking a lesson must have a lift ticket valid for the time during which their lesson occurs.

Cancellation Policy:

·         2 day cancellation notice required for full refund or return of pack of 5 validation.

·         Cancellations made the day prior and up to 1 hour before lesson, the customer will be given a manager’s pass for another lesson at a different date/time or return of validation on the pack of 5.

·         NO SHOW will result in a $20.00 rebooking fee.

·         Manager’s passes have no cash value.


Group Lesson (6 yrs and older) $35
Snowboard Group Lesson (6 yrs and older) $35
Private Lesson (4 yrs and older) $80
Additional people in private lesson* $40 each
Pack of 5 Private Lessons $350

2 hour private lessons are available for $145 (4 yrs and older)

*Students participating in a semi-private lesson must all be at least 6 years of age


6 yrs and older Learn to Ski/Board with Group Lesson $70

Learn to Ski or Board packages include a lift ticket for the surface/conveyor lifts only, rental equipment and a lesson.  The Learn to Ski or Board Packages allow the participant to ride the surface/conveyor lifts only and may be upgraded to a full mountain ticket for an additional $72 for ages 13 and up or $59 for ages 6-12.

Please note that there are beginner trails that cover the whole mountain.