Lessons

 
 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.

 Private Lessons
  • 1 ¼ hour lesson available at 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, and 6:30pm daily
  • Lesson includes a complimentary extended day lift ticket (ticket is not transferrable)
  • $116 for one person, $68 for each additional person (maximum of three people in a single lesson)
Half-Day Private Lessons
  • 2 ½ hour lesson available at 9:30am and 1pm daily
  • Lesson includes a complimentary extended day lift ticket (ticket is not transferrable)
  • $187 for one person, $118 for each additional person (maximum of three people in a single lesson)
Family & Friends Private Lesson
  • 2 ½ hour lesson for guests ages 8 and up
  • Available 9:30am and 1pm daily
  • Lesson includes a complimentary extended day lift ticket for participants (ticket is not transferrable)
  • $295 for 2 to 5 people
  • All guests in lesson must be at compatible skill/terrain level and share the lesson
  • Ski and snowboard students cannot be mixed in the same lesson
Reservations are highly recommended. Children under 6 must have a one-on-one lesson (Not recommended for children under 4). For reservations, call at 610-641-1319.
Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of the lesson must be rescheduled during the 2018/19 season. If the lesson is not rescheduled a refund will be issued (Upon Request) after April 1st in the form of a Bear Creek gift card minus a $25 processing fee. Requests for refunds will not be honored after April 30, 2019.
 
Learn to Ski or Ride Package
Bear Creek's unique beginner program is for first-timers as well as novice skiers and riders who are still developing their skills on beginner slopes. These ski and snowboard packages include equipment, an extended day lift ticket, and learn-at-your-own-pace instruction combined with flexible start times. We'll get your lesson started as soon as we can upon your arrival. Ongoing sessions are held daily from 10am-4pm and evenings from 5pm-7:30pm. (Please allow time for ticket purchasing and rental fitting.)
No reservations are needed, but availability may be limited.
 

To watch a short video that depicts the beginner skill-station learning process, click here: Learn To Ski or Learn To Ride

 January is Learn to Ski & Ride Month
  • Every Wednesday evening during the month of January, purchase a Learn To Ski or Ride package for only $49!
  • Offer valid 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30
  • Applicable to guests ages 8 and up
  • Session runs from 5pm-7:30pm
  • Packages can be purchased at any ticket window upon arrival
  • Subject to availability
Adult Lesson Package
  • Lesson package for first-timers as well as improving novice (green-circle) skiers or riders age 13 and up
  • Progressive self-paced instruction, flexible start time*
  • Lessons will be conducted on slopes serviced by D and E lifts
  • All-mountain lift ticket allows you to explore new terrain after your lesson
  • $69 weekdays, $85 weekends and holidays
  • Subject to availability
Youth Lesson Package
  • Lesson package for first-timers as well as improving novice (green-circle) skiers or riders ages 8-12
  • 2-hour fully supervised lesson, flexible start time**
  • Lessons will be conducted on slopes serviced by D and E lifts
  • All-mountain lift ticket allows you to explore new terrain after your lesson
  • $69 weekdays, $85 weekends and holidays
  • Subject to availability
* We don't recommend starting with less than ½ hour remaining in any session.
 
 Kodiak Kids Programs
These fun-filled programs are lift, lesson, and rental packages that include half-day small-group instruction and outdoor/indoor supervision.

Sessions are held daily from 10am-12:30pm or 1:30-4pm.

Kodiak Rangers
  • 2 1/2 hour lesson package for intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders ages 6-12
  • Participants must be able to ride lifts and turn/stop on at least green-circle slopes.
  • $80 weekdays, $100 weekends and holidays
Kodiak Rovers 
  • 2 1/2 hour lesson package for first-time skiers and snowboarders ages 6 and 7
  • $80 weekdays, $100 weekends and holidays 
*Reservations are highly recommended.* Check-in begins 1 hour prior to the desired session.
For reservations are more information call at 610-641-1319.
 
*Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of the lesson must be rescheduled during the 2018/19 season. If the lesson is not rescheduled a refund will be issued (upon request) after April 1st in the form of a Bear Creek gift card minus a $25 processing fee. Requests for refunds will not be honored after April 30, 2019.
 
Tuesday Night Youth Series
 This six-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. This is also a great series for first-time skiers and riders to acquire a solid foundation from the beginning. Advanced reservations are required; call 610-641-1319.
  • Series for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities age 8-14
  • Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Series dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12
  • $145 for six-week series (lesson only, does not include lift ticket or rentals)
  • $115 for six-week series for members of any Eastern Pennsylvania Ski Council club. Must present proof of club membership at time of purchase. (lesson only, does not include lift ticket or rentals)
*Advanced reservations are required. For reservations are more information call at 610-641-1319.
 
 Freestyle Fundamentals Park Program
This five-evening program is designed to build a solid freestyle foundation for young skiers and snowboarders. Participants will learn to reinforce and strengthen fundamental skiing/snowboarding skills while practicing park features.
  • Program for youth ages 10-16 with intermediate or better skiing/snowboarding skills
  • Skiing/snowboarding approved helmet required
  • Thursday evenings Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21 from 6pm-8pm
  • $160 for five-session program (lesson only, does not include lift or rentals)
 Please Note:
The number of participants accepted into these programs is limited. For information contact the snowsports school at 610-641-1319 or e-mail us at snowsports@bcmr.com.
 
Youth Development & Racing Programs

these eight-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 registation information call 610-641-1319.

 Foundations and Fundamentals
  • Program for intermediate or better skiers age 7-11
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-12pm and 1-3pm
  • Weekends of Dec. 29 & 30, Jan. 5 & 6, Jan. 12 & 13, Jan. 26 & 27, Feb. 2 & 3, Feb. 9 & 10, Feb. 23 & 24, Mar. 2 & 3
  • $600 for eight-week coaching program
  • Participants will need to purchase a season pass.
 Advanced Skiing and Racing
  • Program for advanced intermediate or better skiers and racers age 9-14
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-12pm and 1-3pm
  • Weekends of Dec. 29 & 30, Jan. 5 & 6, Jan. 12 & 13, Jan. 26 & 27, Feb. 2 & 3, Feb. 9 & 10, Feb. 23 & 24, Mar. 2 & 3
  • $600 for eight-week coaching program
  • Participants will need to purchase a season pass.
Please Note:
The number of participants accepted into these programs is limited. For information contact the snowsports school at 610-641-1319 or e-mail us at snowsports@bcmr.com.
*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.
  • Program for parents with intermediate or advanced skiing skills
  • Saturdays Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 23 from 1-3pm
  • Sundays Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24 from 1-3pm
  • Available as a five-session program (Sat. or Sun.) or as a ten-session program (Sat. and Sun.)
  • $160 for five-session program. $320 for 10-session program. (Clinic only, does not include lift ticket)
* Reservations are required. For information contact the snowsports school at 610-641-1319 or e-mail us at snowsports@bcmr.com.
 
 
 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.
Women's First-Timer Clinics
  • Two-day introductory clinic held on consecutive Tuesdays
  • Jan. 8 & 15 from 9:30am-3:30pm daily. Complimentary Extended day ticket allows you to ski until 9:00pm.
  • $212 for lift/lesson/rental package (2 days)
Thursday Women’s Focus Group
  • Not for first-time skiers.
  • Four-day women’s clinics with flexible dates.
  • Pick any four of the following Thursdays: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21.
  • Clinic from 9:30am-3:30pm daily. Complimentary Extended day ticket allows you to ski until 9:00pm.
  • $275 for lift/lesson package (4 days)
  • Are four days not enough? Add a day for $68. (must purchase 4 day package to add additional days)

 

 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 anxious to improve in a relaxed atmosphere, meet new friends and develop the skills and techniques to keep skiing with family and freinds for years to come! Classes will include indoor time for lunch and video analysis of your skiing. For reservations or additional information call at 610-641-1319.
  • Clinic for individuals ages 50 and up
  • Program Times: 10am to 1pm
  • Pick any of the following Wednesdays Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20
  • $40 per session or $140 for any 4 sessions (clinic only, does not include lift or rentals)
  • Skill levels - Intermediate to Advanced
  • Lunch Voucher Included
  • Video Analysis included

 

 Instructor Training Course
2018-19 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 17 & 18 and will consist of indoor/outdoor training, team building and evaluation.
  • The fee for the course is $50
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 an instructor's position at the conclusion of the ITC and will participate in paid training the first weekend Bear Creek opens for the season. 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:

ATNN: Susan Smoll
101 Doe Mountain Lane
Macungie pa 18062