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Exclusive Hotel Lessons

We look forward to your upcoming visit to the resort. The Snowsports School is happy to help you with your lesson needs. If you are new to the sport, we offer group lessons to help make your first experience awesome. Perhaps you just need to brush up on your skills or take your skills to the next level with one of our certified Private Lesson instructors. Below is an outline of the lessons we offer to Hotel Guests with special exclusive pricing


To be certain you have the lesson you need, please contact our sales desk call 610-641-1319 or email [email protected] to schedule. We can, and do, sell out on most busy days so don’t be disappointed. Make your reservation today!


All lessons are nonrefundable, unless Bear Creek is closed or Bear Creek cancels the lesson.

Exclusive Hotel Group Lesson 2023-24

Exclusive Hotel Group Lesson 2023-24

Cost: $50 per person

This two-hour group lesson is offered exclusively to our Hotel guests. The lesson is for ages 8 through adult. This is a great lesson for first-time skiers and snowboarders. Lessons will be conducted in a small group format of no more than 6 people for each group.

  • 2-hour lesson available every day at 10am, 1pm, and 6pm
  • Lesson for first time skiers and snowboarders
  • Lesson only, does not include lift ticket or rental equipment

Advance reservations are required. ALL LESSONS MUST BE BOOKED THROUGH THE SNOWSPORTS SCHOOL AT LEAST 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE. This lesson has limited capacity and often sells out well in advance of the 7-day window. For reservations or additional information please contact the Snowsports School at 610-641-1319.

Hotel Private Ski And Snowboard Lessons 2023-24

Enjoy exclusive personal instruction from one of our professional ski and snowboard instructors. Whether you are a first-timer new to the sport or looking to advance to the next level a Private Lesson is the perfect way to maximize your experience. Our Private Lessons are designed as student-centered, guest-oriented lessons that promote safety, fun, and learning. All children under the age of 8 years old will be required to ride the lift with an instructor.



individual Private lesson

Individual Private Lesson offering exclusive one-on-one instruction. The individual Private Lesson is available for students 8 years old to adults.

Cost: $175

  • 2-hour in individual private lesson
  • Available at 10am, 1pm, and 6pm daily
  • $72 for each additional student in the lesson

A $25 fee will be charged for any Private Lesson that needs to be rescheduled.

Young Children’s Private Lessons

These young children’s private lessons are taught by professional children’s instructors. Children 4 and 5 years old must have a one-on-one lesson. Not recommended for children under 4.

Cost: $103

  • 1-hour lesson available at 10am and 1pm daily
A $25 fee will be charged for any Private Lesson that needs to be rescheduled. Lesson includes a complimentary extended day ticket. Lesson does not include rental equipment or lift tickets.


Children’s Private Lessons

This Children’s Private Lesson is for children ages 6 & 7 and is limited to one student per lesson.

cost: $175 per person

  • 2-hour lesson available at 10am, 1pm, and 6pm daily

A $25 fee will be charged for any Private Lesson that needs to be rescheduled. Lesson does not include rental equipment or lift tickets.

Unless otherwise noted, lesson does not include a lift ticket or rental equipment. All lessons are non-refundable unless Bear Creek is closed for the day.


Please call the Snowsports School for reservations 610-641-1319 or email [email protected]

Beginner Guides:

Just starting out? Check out some of our beginner guides and videos to get ready for your time on the slopes! 

PSIA Beginner Guide to Skiing

Pt 1: Learn About Ski Gear

See how skis work, learn what socks to wear, see how to put on your boots and skis, and watch how to carry your skis. 


Pt 2: Basic Movements on Snow

These basic movements will indicate how to get around on your skis, pick your ski pole up, & stand up from a seated position.


Pt 3: Getting Around on Skis

See how to turn your skis, how to stop on your skis, and how to get on and off a chairlift.


PSIA Beginner Guide to Snowboarding


Pt 1: Learn About Snowboard Gear

Find out how a snowboard functions, learn what socks you should wear, watch how to put on your boots & snowboard, and find out how to carry a snowboard.


Pt 2: Basic Movements on Snow

Learn how to get around on your snowboard, watch how to get up from a sitting position, and see how to move uphill.


Pt 3: Getting Around on a Snowboard

Watch how to stop on a snowboard, how to turn, and how to get on and off a chairlift.

23-24 Instructor Training Course:

The Bear Creek Snowsports School is looking for outgoing, friendly skiers and snowboarders interested in joining our team of enthusiastic instructors!

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Resort Holidays

December 23, 2023 through January 1, 2024; January 13 through 15, 2024; and February 17 through 19, 2024.

Need a Lift Ticket or Season Pass?


At Bear Creek, we offer extended day and evening lift tickets for youth and adult. We also offer discounted pricing for select guests in our community. We also offer a variety of season passes for all ages. Click below to view our pricing.




  • Dress in layers. Weather conditions tend to change throughout the day
  • Wear waterproof or water-resistant clothing whenever possible
  • Wear only one pair of warm wool or synthetic socks that come up at least to mid-calf. They should extend above the top of your ski or snowboard boots. (Cotton socks are not recommended.) Do not tuck your pants into your boots
  • Wear gloves or mittens. (Wool gloves or mittens are not recommended)
  • Snow jackets and snow pants are great for extra insulation as well as wind/water protection
  • Bear Creek recommends that skiers and snowboarders wear helmets (you can rent helmets at Bear Creek). However, if you choose not to wear a helmet, be sure to bring a warm hat
  • Wear sunscreen, and don’t forget goggles or sunglasses for eye protection.
  • Bear Creek offers plenty of free parking. There is a loading/unloading area immediately in front of the plaza near the rental shop and ticket windows. Complimentary shuttle service from the parking lots is available on weekends and holidays.
  • First, stopat the ticket windows, located just off the lower parking lot at the front of the plaza, to purchase your lift tickets, rental tickets, Discovery lift/lesson/rental packages, or snowtubing tickets. Attach your tickets to your jacket or outerwear. (If you arrive with a group, the group leader should proceed to the Group Sales office located in the Rental Building on the side by the parking lot.)
  • If you are renting equipment, you can proceed across the plaza to the rental shop after purchasing your rental or lift/lesson/rental package tickets. Minors must have the signature of a parent or guardian in order to rent equipment. (Releases can be downloaded here.)
  • If you are enrolled in a Discovery lesson or a Youth Discovery lesson, you can proceed to the Discovery teaching area located at the base of the mountain (just off the plaza) after receiving your rentals. The Discovery area is open from 10am-12:30PM, 1:30-4pm and 6pm-8:30pm daily. You may enter and begin your lesson anytime during open hours.

Boots: You will receive your boots first. The rental technician will use your street shoe size to assure that you get the proper fit. Your boots should feel quite snug around your foot, but not too tight. Once your boots are buckled or closed, you should be able to wiggle your toes, but your heel should not move excessively when you pull up. If your boots feel too loose or too tight, please let the technician know to receive a different size.


Skis: Bindings mounted on top of your skis hold your boots to the skis. Your bindings will be adjusted according to your weight, height, age, and ability level. You will also be issued ski poles. You should select poles that put your elbow at about a 90 degree angle with the pole planted in the snow. 


To step into your skis, place the ledge on the front of your boot under the front part of the binding or “toe piece,” then line up your heel with the back of the binding, or “heel cup,” and press down with the heel of the boot. To remove your skis, simply press down on the lever located at the back of your bindings with your ski pole tip and lift up on the heel of your boot.


Snowboards: Our technicians will choose the right snowboard for you based on your weight, height, and ability level. They will also use this information to set the position of your bindings, which hold your boots onto your snowboard. Bear Creek uses only strap-in bindings, which contain two straps and a high backplate to secure your feet to the snowboard. These bindings offer good control and comfort.

Whether on the slopes or in the parks, we want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable snow sports experience. Please respect all of our guests and team members, and help us to maintain a friendly, courteous, and relaxing atmosphere.

Please review our safety tips here.