We offer lessons for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and levels, whether you’re a first-timer on the slopes or a pro looking to elevate your skills. All programs have limited capacity and may sell out. Please plan ahead and book your lessons early!
Curious about taking lessons? Learn more about how they can help you have a more enjoyable time on the slopes.
For reservations or additional information call 610-641-1319 or email [email protected].
All lessons are nonrefundable, unless Bear Creek is closed or Bear Creek cancels the lesson.
These student-center private lessons promote fun, safety, and learning, and are taught by professional instructors. All children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an instructor while on the chair lift. Children 4 and 5 years old must have a one-on-one lesson. Not recommended for children under 4.
Lesson includes a complimentary extended day lift ticket valid until 9pm (ticket is not transferable). Lesson does not include rental equipment. Must have a one-on-one lesson. Will be accompanied by an instructor while on chairlift.
Will be accompanied by an instructor while on chairlift. 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.
If the lesson time you are looking for is not available, please call 610-641-1319 for the most up- to- date availability.
An introduction to the world of winter sports! Led by a certified instructor, this 2-hour group lesson package provides all the equipment you need, including skis, a helmet, and boots. Throughout the lesson, multiple stations will help you gain the proper techniques and safety tips. You’ll be ready to graduate to the slopes with confidence!
“Learn to Ski or Ride” is:
*15+ Groups: All groups must adhere to group guidelines to be eligible for group rate. Please call 610-641-7180 or email [email protected] for large group reservations.
Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to your lesson to ensure enough time to receive your tickets/rental items. This program is only applicable to complete beginner skiers and riders. Redeemable on any date in the 22/23 winter season. Package is for a single user; non -transferable and non- refundable.
This lesson is designed as an introduction to the joy of skiing or snowboarding. We’ll introduce you to the equipment, provide techniques to help you develop beginning turns, and you’ll practice on beginner terrain in a fun and safe environment!
Lesson does not include a lift ticket or rental equipment. All lessons are non-refundable unless Bear Creek is closed for the day.
These popular and innovative clinics pair small groups of students with experienced coaches. A fun, supportive environment, whether you’re a regular on the slopes or picking up a new sport.
Reservations are required. For reservations or additional information call 610-641-1319 or email [email protected].
Includes extended-day lift ticket, lesson, and rental equipment for two days.
Want some extra practice time? Each additional clinic is TBD.
Includes extended-day lift ticket and lesson for four days. This clinic is not designed for first-time skiers.
Cost: TBD per 3-week session
Our winter club welcomes young skiers and snowboarders ages 8 to 15, regardless of level. Students will receive two hours of small-group on-snow instruction based on their ability. They will stay with the same small groups throughout all three sessions. Some groups will work on freestyle fundamentals and explore our beginner park features. If rental equipment is purchased, it will be pre-set and ready to go when you arrive at check-in.
Check-in is located on the plaza in front of the school. You may register your child for any three consecutive weekend sessions, either on Saturday or Sunday/morning or afternoon. Sessions are held from 10am-12pm (morning) or 1pm-3pm (afternoon). Children can be registered for multiple sessions.
Session 1 – TBD
Session 2 – TBD
Session 3 -TBD
Session 4 – TBD
Lessons do not include lift ticket or rental equipment. A skiing/snowboarding helmet is required to participate in the program.
Cost: TBD per 6-week series
This six-week lesson series offers both skiers and snowboarders (ages 8 to 15) expert guidance as they refine existing skills and explore new terrain. Some groups will work on freestyle fundamentals and explore our beginner park features. This is also a great series for first-time skiers and riders to acquire a solid foundation.
The Tuesday Night Youth Series will take place on TBD. Lessons do not include lift ticket or rental equipment. A skiing/snowboarding helmet is required to participate in the program.
Lessons do not include lift ticket or rental equipment. Skiing/snowboarding helmet is required to participate.
Our 8-week racing programs are designed to build solid fundamentals and strong all-terrain skiing skills that will allow young skiers to ski recreationally, competitively, or professionally. Our goal is to build a lifelong love of the sport and to develop well-rounded skiers through a combination of free-skiing, skill-development drills, and tactical gate training. Participants will have the opportunity to compete in NASTAR and special non-sanctioned slalom and giant slalom races at Bear Creek.
For registration or additional information, call 610-641-1319 or email [email protected].
Cost: TBD for 8-week coaching program
Program for advanced intermediate or better skiers and racers ages 7-11
Participants will need to purchase a season pass
Program for advanced intermediate or better skiers and racers ages 9-15
*On some days, when races are scheduled, we will need to adjust the start/end times of the program. A complete schedule will be provided prior to the first weekend of the program.
This five-weekend program is specifically designed for skiing parents. Coached by top-level trainers (the same folks who train our instructors), this family-focused series develops technical and tactical mastery. Parents will also learn how to successfully shape their children’s skiing skills.
Reservations are required. For reservations or additional information call 610-641-1319 or email [email protected]
Clinic does not include lift ticket or rental equipment.
Cost: TBD for any 4 sessions
This four-session clinic for intermediate and advanced adult skiers (50+) is designed to help sharpen your skills, build confidence, and learn new techniques. Meet new friends and develop the skills and techniques to keep skiing with family and friends for years to come!
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.
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.
The Bear Creek Snowsports School is looking for outgoing, friendly skiers and snowboarders interested in joining our team of enthusiastic instructors!
December 24, 2022 through January 1, 2023; January 14 through 16, 2023; and February 18 through 20, 2023.
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.
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.