Big Bear, Ca, January 4, 2011, 12:00pm – January is Learn a Snow Sport Month, and if you haven’t already learned to ski or snowboard, now is the perfect time.  In partnership with the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are offering FREE rentals throughout the month of January, to first time beginners ages 8 and older who purchase a beginner lesson package. New this year is The BIG Deal, which Big Bear Mountain Resorts says is their best value beginner package for adults ages 13 and older. This package includes 4 hours of instruction, a beginner lift ticket on your first day AND for your next visit a Beyond Beginner package which includes an all-mountain lift ticket and 2 hours of instruction valid during any non-peak day* and non-holiday* period.  For more information go to