Snowsports Lessons FAQ

Lessons are for everyone!

Anyone can learn to ski at any age! The Snowsports School at Bear Creek has certified instructors that can help you improve no matter what stage you’re at.

Yes, adults can learn to ski. The Snowsports School offers private adult ski lessons for complete beginners, as well as a programs for intermediate or advance adult skiers looking to improve.

Although lessons are not required, they are recommended. Lessons help keep you safe and avoid injury by teaching proper technique and skills.

Taking private ski lessons will give you one-on-one attention, helping you get the most out of a lesson. 

Regardless of athleticism, learning to ski is always a process, but that doesn’t mean you won’t successfully make it down a run after just a few hours of learning.

Private ski lessons are a fast-track to perfecting your progress. Each student receives one-on-one, undivided attention, giving the instructor the ability to focus solely on your needs in order to make you a better skier.

The amount of ski lessons one takes depends solely on the individual, but it’s most likely going to be more than one.

The amount of kids ski lessons one takes depends solely on the individual, but it’s most likely going to be more than one. 

It takes some time to learn to ski like an expert, but ski technology has come a long way to make learning easier.

Each novice skier should aim to accomplish the basic skills taught during their lesson before attempting to ski faster or on more difficult terrain. If you are going to practice solo after a lesson, it’s a good idea to practice on similar terrain, repeating the same movements until you have perfected them.

The best way beginners can learn to ski is by taking a few lessons with a certified instructor. The lesson format will vary depending on the individual’s skill level, but most lessons consist of drills that will help you connect your turns, whether on the bunny slope or fully carving down the mountain.

During the lesson the instructors will also teach you ‘skier safety’ and injury prevention techniques to instill good skiing habits so you can progress faster.

Yes. At Bear Creek, we recommend all novice and beginner skiers take at least a few ski lessons before hitting the slopes. You will not only improve faster, but you will also learn techniques to keep you safe.

Check out our blog that provides 6 reasons why you should take a lesson.

Yes. At Bear Creek, we recommend all novice and beginner skiers take at least a few snowboarding lessons before hitting the slopes. You will not only improve faster, but you will also learn techniques to keep you safe.

Check out our blog that provides 6 reasons why you should take a lesson.

Yes. Regardless of skill level, we believe there is always room to improve.

Bear Creek offers a variety of programs, clinics and lessons for all ages and abilities.

Ski lift tickets are not included with any Snow Sports product offerings. Tickets must be purchased separately.

Yes. Regardless of skill level, we believe there is always room to improve.

Bear Creek offers a variety of programs, clinics and snowboard lessons for all ages and abilities.

Ski lift tickets are not included with any Snow Sports product offerings. Tickets must be purchased separately.

Yes. Regardless of skill level, we believe there is always room to improve, and one-on-one coaching provides the optimal learning environment.

Bear Creek offers private ski/snowboard lessons for all ages and abilities. This type of lesson provides exclusive personal instruction from one of our professional ski/snowboard instructors. It’s the best way to maximize your learning experience.

Reserving Your Lesson at Bear Creek

Skiing and snowboarding lessons vary in cost. Please view our lessons webpage where the price for each lesson, program and clinic are stated.

Both snowboard and ski lessons vary depending on age.
  • Lessons for children ages 4 and 5 are 1 hour.
  • Children ages 6 and 7 are able to do a 1- or 2-hour lesson.
  • Ages 8 and up are required to do a 2-hour lesson.
AM - 10, 11  /  PM - 1, 2, 6

 

To book a lesson, please email the Snowsports School at snowsports@bcmr.com or call at 610-641-1319.

Bear Creek also provides a Private Lesson Availability Calendar on the ‘Lessons’ webpage, so guests can plan ahead. Please view the calendar for all future available lesson dates and times to see what works best with your schedule.

Yes, all guests who wish to set foot on the slopes need to have a valid lift ticket or season pass.

Ski lift tickets are not included with any Snow Sports product offerings. Tickets must be purchased separately.

As long as snow conditions allow; usually mid- to late-March.