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.  Please call 570-226-8585 to make reservations at least a day in advance of the lesson you wish to take.  Same day reservations are not accepted.  Just come to the mountain and we will provide you with the next available lesson.  Payment for the lesson is required at the time of reservation. 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 will be available at 5:30pm.  We do not take advance reservations for group lesson.  Just come in and we will provide you with the next available lesson.

Everyone taking a lesson must have a lift ticket valid for the time during which their lesson occurs.  It is recommended that you arrive at least an hour to an hour and a half in advance of the lesson you wish to take if you need to pick up rental equipment.  This extra time allows you time to make the purchase, be sized appropriately and be ready to start your lesson on time.  During holiday periods, please arrive at least an hour and half in advance of your lesson.

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) available weekends only $35
Snowboard Group Lesson (6 yrs and older) available weekends only $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

1st TIMER LEARN TO SKI/BOARD PACKAGES (available weekends only)

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.