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 to be sized appropriately for your equipment and ready to start your lesson on time. 

Ski Big Bear is experiencing longer processing times at our sales window and rental shop on weekends and holidays. Please know we are doing everything possible to work through these challenges to continue to offer our services and we apologize in advance for delays. Purchasing tickets and rentals online, including entering all information required will help the process go quicker.

Private Lessons

Available on any day the mountain is open

Private ski and snowboard lessons are available every hour any day the mountain is open, and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Lessons cannot be purchased online. It is advisable to make reservations, however please be sure of what time you can be ready for your lesson as there is a $20 rescheduling fee if you need to make a change to your reservation after it is booked. 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 over the phone. If you would like to book a private lesson on the day of your visit, come see us at a ticket window 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 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm and 6:00pm. 

Beginner Group Lessons

Available on weekends & holiday periods

Level 1, 1st time beginner group lessons are available for anyone 6 years of age and older on weekends and holidays at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm. Group lessons can be purchased when you arrive at the mountain. They cannot be purchased online or in advance. Visit a ticket window on the day you wish to participate and we will assign you to the next available lesson.

Reschedule and Cancelation Policy

  • Reservations requiring rescheduling will result in a $20 re-booking fee.
  • A 2 day cancelation notice is required for a full refund.
  • On cancelations made the day prior and up to 1 hour before the lesson, the customer will be given a manager’s pass for another lesson on a different date/time.
  • NO SHOW will result in a $20 re-booking fee.
  • Manager’s passes have no cash value.

2020-2021 Lessons

Beginner Group Ski Lesson: $45

  • Weekends only
  • Students must be at least 6 years old

Beginner Group Snowboard Lesson: $45

  • Weekends only
  • Students must be at least 6 years old

Private Lessons: $95

  • Students must be at least 4 years old
  • Additional students in Private Lesson (Semi Private Lesson): $62 each
  • Minimum age for a Semi Private Lesson is 6 years old