Ski Lessons & Snowboarding Lessons

Not sure if you need a lesson? We recommend all first-timers and novice skiers and riders take at least one lesson. At Bear Creek, we strive to create a safe and fun learning environment for all ages. Our team has compiled a list of 6 reasons why your next visit should include a lesson. 
 
 

The updated pricing and product offerings for the 21/22 winter season are listed below. We hope to see you soon!

Lesson/program registration will open November 1st.

Polar Bear Club and Tuesday Night Youth Series registration will be available online. Registration for all other lessons/programs will be taken via phone.

 
 Private Ski And Snowboard Lessons
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 this is the perfect way to maximize your experience.

Please Note: Our Private lessons this season 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. 

Children's Private Lessons
These Children's Private Lessons are taught by professional children's 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.
Young Children's Private Lessons (for children ages 4 & 5 years old)
  • 1-hour lesson available at 10am and 1pm daily
  • $99
Lesson includes a complimentary extended day lift ticket valid until 9pm (ticket is not transferrable). Lesson does not include rental equipment.
Children's Private Lessons (for children ages 6 & 7 years old)
  • 2-hour lesson available at 10am, 1pm, and 6pm daily
  • $179
Lesson does not include lift ticket or rental equipment.
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.
  • 2-hour individual private lesson
  • Available at 10am, 1pm, and 6pm daily
  • $179
  • $70 for each additional student (maximum of 3 students per lesson)
Lesson does not include a lift ticket or rental equipment

  • All lessons are non-refundable unless Bear Creek is closed for the day.
 
 Women's Clinics
These popular and innovative clinics are designed for women and taught by our top instructors. Learn in small, well-matched groups with coaches who know how to create a fun and supportive environment.
Reservations are required; for reservations or additional information call 610-641-1319 or email snowsports@bcmr.com.
Women's First-Timer Clinics
  • 2-day introductory clinic held on consecutive Tuesdays
  • Jan. 4 & 11 from 9:30am-3:30pm
  • $236

Includes extended-day lift ticket, lesson, and rental equipment for 2 days

Thursday Women’s Focus Group
  • Not for first-time skiers
  • 4-day women’s clinics with flexible dates
  • Choose four of the following Thursdays: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17
  • Clinic runs from 9:30am-3:30pm
  • $299

Includes extended-day lift ticket and lesson for 4 days

Available Add-Ons
  • $75 Add an additional clinic (must purchase 4-day package)
  • All lessons are non-refundable unless Bear Creek is closed for the day. 
 
Bear Creek Polar Bear Club
Our winter club is for children ages 8 to 15 from beginners through expert skiers and snowboarders. Lessons will include 2 hours of small-group on-snow instruction. Participants will be grouped on the first day and remain with their group for 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 4 consecutive weekend sessions either Saturday or Sunday/morning or afternoon. Sessions are held from 10am-12pm (morning) or 1pm-3pm (afternoon). Feel free to register for multiple sessions if desired.
 
Reservations are required; for reservations or additional information call 610-641-1319 or email snowsports@bcmr.com.
Sessions
Session 1 - Saturdays 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29
  • Mornings from 10am-12pm
  • Afternoons from 1-3pm
Session 2 - Sundays 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
  • Mornings from 10am-12pm
  • Afternoons from 1-3pm
Session 3 - Saturdays 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26
  • Mornings from 10am-12pm
  • Afternoons from 1-3pm
Session 4 - Sundays 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
  • Mornings from 10am-12pm
  • Afternoons from 1-3pm
Pricing
  • $199 4-week session

Lessons do not include lift ticket or rental equipment

Available Add-Ons
  • $180 Add Extended Day Lift Tickets (4 weeks)
  • $160 Add Rental Equipment (4 weeks)
  • All lessons are non-refundable. If Bear Creek is closed, a make-up date will be scheduled.
  • A skiing/snowboarding helmet is required to participate in the program.

 

Tuesday Night Youth Series

This 6-week lesson series for both skiers and snowboarders is designed to refine existing skills and explore new terrain while developing well rounded skiers and riders. 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 from the beginning.

Advanced reservations are required; for reservations or additional information call 610-641-1319 or email snowsports@bcmr.com.

  • Series for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities age 8-15
  • Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8 from 6:30pm-8pm
  • $165 6-week series (lesson does not include lift ticket or rental equipment)
  • $135 6-week series for members of any Eastern PA Ski Council club. Must present proof of club membership at time of purchase.

Lessons do not include lift ticket or rental equipment

Available Add-Ons
  • $144 Add Extended Day Lift Tickets (6 sessions)
  • $132 Add Rental Equipment (6 sessions)
  • All lessons are non-refundable. If Bear Creek is closed, a make-up date will be scheduled.
  • Skiing/Snowboarding helmet is required to participate.
 
 
Youth Development & Racing Programs  - SOLD OUT
These 8-week programs are designed to build solid fundamentals and strong all-terrain skiing skills that will allow young skiers to pursue any avenue of skiing expression they desire - recreational, competitive, or professional. Our goal is to build a lifelong love of the sport and to develop well-rounded skiers through a diverse 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 as a part of these programs.
 
For registration or additional information call 610-641-1319 or email snowsports@bcmr.com.
 Foundations and Fundamentals - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • Program for intermediate or better skiers age 7-11
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm*
  • Weekend dates: Jan. 1 & 2, Jan. 8 & 9, Jan. 22 & 23, Jan. 29 & 30, Feb. 5 & 6, Feb. 12 &13, Feb. 26 & 27, Mar. 5 & 6
  • $650 for 8-week coaching program
Participants will need to purchase a season pass.
 Advanced Skiing and Racing - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • Program for advanced intermediate or better skiers and racers age 9-14
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm*
  • Weekend dates: Jan. 1 & 2, Jan. 8 & 9, Jan. 22 & 23, Jan. 29 & 30, Feb. 5 & 6, Feb. 12 &13, Feb. 26 & 27, Mar. 5 & 6
  • $650 for 8-week coaching program
Participants will need to purchase a season pass.
  • All lessons are non-refundable. If Bear Creek is closed, a make-up date will be scheduled.
  • *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.
 
 
 Mountain Mastery Parents Program

A five-weekend program is specifically designed with skiing parents in mind. Coached by top-level trainers (the same folks who train our instructors), this family-focused series develops technical and tactical mastery while also teaching parents how to successfully shape the skiing skills of their children.

Reservations are required. This program has limited capacity and may sell out; for resesrvations or additional information call 610-641-1319 or email snowsports@bcmr.com.
  • Program for parents with intermediate or advanced skiing skills
  • Saturdays: Jan 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12 from 1pm-3pm
  • Sundays: Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13 from 1pm-3pm
  • $175 5-session (Sat. OR Sun.)
  • $350 10-session (Sat. AND Sun.)
Clinic does not include lift ticket or rental equipment
  • All lessons are non-refundable unless Bear Creek is closed for the day.

 

 Tips - Turns - Tactics
This program for skiers ages 50 and over is designed to help sharpen your skills, build confidence, or tune up for a trip. Our Tips-Turns-Tactics clinic is a must for those excited to improve in a relaxed atmosphere, meet new friends and develop the skills and techniques to keep skiing with family and friends for years to come!
 
Reservations are required; for reservations or additional information call 610-641-1319 or email snowsports@bcmr.com.
  • Clinic for individuals ages 50 and up with a skill level intermediate to advanced
  • Choose any Wednesday(s): Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16
  • Clinic runs from 9am-12pm
  • $45 per session
  • $150 for any 4 sessions
Clinic does not include lift ticket or rental equipment
 
  • All lessons are non-refundable unless Bear Creek is closed for the day. 
  • Be sure to purchase your lift ticket online for the days you plan to participate in this program.

 

 Instructor Training Course
2021-22 Instructor Training Course:
The Bear Creek Snowsports School is looking for outgoing, friendly, guest centered skiers and snowboarders interested in joining our team of enthusiastic instructors!
The two-day Instructor Training Course (ITC) will be held November 13th & 14th and will consist of indoor/outdoor training, team building and evaluation. On-snow training will be conducted the first weekend Bear Creek is open for the season.
The fee for the course is $25 for Instuctor Candidates.*
 
*Associate Instructor Candidates (14 & 15 years old) will not be charged for the ITC but will be required to complete a PSIA/AASI Junior Certificate e-learning course after the ITC at a cost of $25.
Requirements
  • All candidates must be intermediate or better skiers/riders to become instructors.
  • Associate Instructor positions (Ski and Snowboard) are available to 14 and 15 year olds.
  • Anyone 16 years old and up should apply as Ski or Snowboard Instructors
  • Top candidates will be offered a position after the on-snow training. *If you are not selected your course fee will be refunded.
  • Please complete an employment application and the questionnaire and return it to susans@bcmr.com or mail to:

ATTN: Susan Smoll
101 Doe Mountain Lane
Macungie pa 18062