This package is appropriate for a participant at least 6 years of age and includes a beginner access lift ticket for the day, a ski rental with boots, poles, and a helmet, and a 1st Time Beginner group lesson. This product is only offered for first time beginners. Choose Type I as the ability type in the registration area as this indicates you are a beginner. This product is purchased for a specific sport - skiing - on a specific date and for a lesson at a specific time. It is important that you arrive at the ski area 2 hours in advance of your lesson time. If the sport, date, or time needs to be changed, you will be charged a $20 fee. There are no refunds.
The group lesson is made up of any participants ages 6 - 99 that are taking a lesson for the first time. There may be as many as 25 people in your lesson. If you wish to have a more personalized approach, please remove this product from your cart and choose a beginner access ticket and equipment rental package with a helmet, and call 570-226-8585 to schedule a private or semi private lesson. Children 5 years of age and younger must take a private lesson.
Equipment is available first-come, first-served. There is a limited supply of equipment available. All equipment must be returned to the rental shop by closing on the due date. Advance online purchases are strongly suggested. Please avoid extended time in lines on weekends and during holiday periods by picking up the night before between 7pm and 9pm. The rental shop opens one hour before the ski area except on Saturday mornings when the rental shop opens at 7:30am.
There are no refunds. Requests to change specific purchased dates & times will incur a $20 change fee.
It is necessary to provide height, weight, and ability (cautious/Type I, intermediate/Type II, or aggressive/Type III) at the time of purchase. Choose Type I as the ability type in the registration area as this indicates you are a beginner. Accurate weight, height, age and ability is essential to proper adjustment of any release bindings. Equipment is only to be worn by the person to whom the equipment was originally assigned.
A waiver must be signed at the time of purchase. If a child under the age of 18 needs to rent equipment, a parent must sign the waiver.
All guests are required to have a valid RFID card with their name on it to ski or snowboard, including those taking a group or private lesson. New reloadable RFID cards were instituted in the 2021 - 2022 season and may be reloaded for the 2022 - 2023 season. If you do not already have one, please include purchase of a new RFID card in your online ticket purchase and a $5 media fee will be applied. Pick up your RFID card at the Pickup Box located near the ski area ticket windows. You can pick up your RFID card in advance of the day you want to ski to avoid lines. If you were issued an RFID card in the 2021 - 2022 season or later, your tickets will be automatically loaded onto your RFID card and you will be able to go directly to the lift. If you were issued an RFID card and lost it, please include purchase of a replacement RFID card in your online ticket purchase and a $5 media fee will be applied. Pick up your replacement RFID card at the ticket window. You can pick up your replacement card in advance of the day you want to ski to avoid lines. Do not damage, destroy or discard your RFID card. Re-using this card will save you the media fee on future purchases. This card is subject to wear and tear under normal use and will need replacement at the expense of the purchaser at some point in the future. Please place your RFID card in your left jacket or pants pocket as sensors will read the card on the left side of your body. We suggest placing cell phones in your right pocket to avoid card reader error.
The chairlift can drip lubricants and other matter especially during weather variations. The Management and Owners of Ski Big Bear are not responsible for damage to clothing or equipment.
We are typically open mid-December through mid-March. Hours are subject to weather.