JB Behar

Skiing Snowboarding
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Certification Status: PSIA L1 Ski, SS1 Ski, SS1 Snowboard

Hometown: South Lake Tahoe

About JB Behar

I grew up skiing and switched to snowboarding when I was nine. After 14 years of snowboarding, I began skiing again and now greatly enjoy pursuing and teaching both. I love helping others improve their confidence and abilities and have a blast in the snow!


JB Behar's Recent Reviews

5 of 5 stars

- Chelsea, from April 03, 2021 (review published April 07, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

We felt JB was really good with teaching kids. He liked using analogies , such as pizza, lemons, & leaf, all throughout the lesson, which was great. His demos of the drills were also great. We really liked his high energy & friendliness. He was encouraging all throughout even when we were doing only so-so. Area to improve: I think the checkin process for the snowschooler lesson at Granlibakken resort felt a bit disorganized. When we arrive, we should just go towards the rentals sign, but some of us would think we need to go towards the snowschooler sign, which would delay the checkin process. I don’t remember anyone telling us where we were to wait to meet with our instructor, but it worked out anyways so I don’t mind, but I can imagine some people would. Thanks for a great lesson!

- Lily, from April 02, 2021 (review published April 03, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB is a great Instructor. Definitely recommend to any beginners looking for skiing course. He understands the nuances of teaching the beginners and is able to push for great progress in short time. ( we took training as couple of adults 39 and 38 with no prior experience) We were able to ski on beginner slope by end of 3 hours session.

- Harsh, from March 22, 2021 (review published March 31, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was awesome. He had such great patience with our daughter who was very nervous about skiing and didn’t even want to try at first. By the end of the lesson she was skiing down the hill and having an awesome time. Our daughter wanted to ski with JB again the next day but he was booked.

- Jeremy, from March 28, 2021 (review published March 29, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was great at connecting with the kids. He enabled them to push beyond what they thought they could do and he kept it fun so that they really wanted to keep getting up and trying again. He is a fantastic instructor. A real gem! Thank you!

- Ansley, from March 26, 2021 (review published March 27, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was great, and the whole family enjoyed the lesson. He was awesome with our kids and keeping them motivated till the end so that both had a fantastic experience.

- Mark, from March 21, 2021 (review published March 22, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB is an excellent instructor! My children have worked with him (and LOVED him). I'm so grateful he was my instructor this time around. He has a wonderful attitude, full of energy, and just so positive and encouraging. He is super patient and gives really good detailed instructions and explanations as he is teaching. He helped us gain the courage and skills needed to move from the bunny slope to the more difficult slope! Even after the lesson was over he kept an eye on us as we came down from the top. Highly, highly recommend JB!!

- Deepa, from March 14, 2021 (review published March 15, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

My 5.5yo can be easily distracted and discouraged when trying new things. JB was so patient with him and knew exactly how to capture his attention and redirect him when needed. JB was a great match for my son’s personality and now he’s actually excited and motivated about learning to ski. JB was awesome! Huge thanks to all the SkiSchoolers for your flexibility 🙌🏻

- Rob, from March 14, 2021 (review published March 15, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was great! He had all 3 of my kids using the rope tow within the hour. They were able to spend the rest of the morning using their confidently using their “new skills” on their own. Created a love for skiing in such a short time. Would definitely recommend!

- Sarah, from March 15, 2021 (review published March 15, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was great! He really made the class easy and fun for my daughter. He was took time to explain things and give lots of encouragements. We will definitely come back to take more lessons with him.

- DENIZ, from March 14, 2021 (review published March 14, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Very patient with our children. It’s one thing to teach others how to snowboard, it’s another to adapt your teaching style to effectively teach two children and ensure they enjoy themselves during the process. Will be booking JB again before the season is over.

- Benjamin, from March 13, 2021 (review published March 14, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB had great energy and covered all the basic skills with my son. He really enjoyed his lesson from JB!

- Sheena, from March 12, 2021 (review published March 14, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was very helpful and I learned an amazing amount in 1 hour. I would highly recommend JB. Great upbeat energy and knowledgeable.

- Gary, from March 06, 2021 (review published March 10, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

He was friendly and awesome with the kids! Thank you!

- Ellen, from February 15, 2021 (review published March 02, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

For my daughters 4th birthday we signed her and myself up for a ski lesson together with JB. Within the first five minutes she got frustrated and started crying and I thought that might be the end of it but JB handled it so well and knew it was time for change of pace and immediately adjusted the lesson plan. Not only did she complete the full lesson but also loved it and kept telling everyone that she went skiing. Old or young, JB is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor and I very highly recommend him. I picked up a new hobby and my daughter can’t wait to go skiing again. Big bonus we were there celebrating her birthday unicorn theme that weekend and her instructor came out with a unicorn helmet. So cool and she loved it!!!

- amila, from January 25, 2021 (review published February 26, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Great energy and super positive!

- John, from February 20, 2021 (review published February 22, 2021)



4 of 5 stars

JB kept it fun and was very encouraging and taught them new things!

- Susan, from February 19, 2021 (review published February 21, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was so much fun with his unicorn helmet and an amazing instructor! He was calm and patient with my family in our first ski lesson ever. We had so much fun! My boys want to come back as soon as possible to have more lessons with JB. We definitely recommend the place and JB!!! We all loved it!

- Jana, from February 18, 2021 (review published February 19, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB really paid attention to our sons skill sets as they were ranked beginners and give them confidence and encouragement to develop a new passion and possibly a lifetime I’ve enjoyment!

- Christopher, from February 17, 2021 (review published February 18, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was enthusiastic and kept the kids motivated to continue even when they were getting tired. By the end of the day, they were both proud of themselves for all they had accomplished. JB works very well with children. My kids are slow to warm up to new people, but JB's unicorn helmet and positive reinforcement helped them warm up faster and enjoy their ski lesson.

- Niki, from February 17, 2021 (review published February 17, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was very encouraging and full of positive energy and praise. We enjoyed his friendliness and gentle instruction. We look forward to another lesson.

- Lynessa, from February 17, 2021 (review published February 17, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was very patient and helpful. It was our very first experience in skiing and we are very happy that JB was our instructor. We were a little late, but without wasting anytime, he made us learn and practice the basics and then how to ski on the slopes. We extremely enjoyed our session, got a chance to learn and looking forward to having more sessions with him in future. We have already recommended snow schoolers and JB to few of our friends :) Thanks again :)

- Apoorva, from February 13, 2021 (review published February 17, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was great with our son, Max. He was polite and engaging and kept our son having fun while learning. We would highly recommend the Grabdlibakken and JB!

- Lauren, from February 15, 2021 (review published February 16, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

He was energetic and great with the kids. They were excited about what they learned from him and he made it super fun

- Nicole, from February 15, 2021 (review published February 16, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

This is our 3rd lesson with JB. My 5 and 7 yo went all the way up the hill, on the Poma lift, and they loved it (though the mom is being a bit hesitant...). JB knows when to push the kids' boundaries while still being safe which means a lot to parents. Thank you, JB!

- Phoebe, from February 07, 2021 (review published February 15, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

- alfonso, from February 14, 2021 (review published February 15, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Very fun and energized personality. He was very patient and willing to work with ALL OF FIVE children. So much patience with the two little ones, thank you so much for your time and experience. My family loved it!

- Cynthia, from February 14, 2021 (review published February 14, 2021)



4 of 5 stars

There was a change in instructors at the last minute so the kids start the lesson late.

- Sheila, from February 13, 2021 (review published February 13, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Nothing really to improve, he knows what he’s doing and he is very ambition. I’m really happy to be his students and that brought me back again. He really taught me lots more then I could in each lesson. JB insisted and encouraged me, he showed me how to control the board by controlling my body and how sometimes my vision could be my guide by pointing the direction, And he keep telling n showing me my mistakes before we move to a next level and that gave me confident and believe in myself. I think I wouldn’t make it with out him this good and fast.

- Abdullah, from February 07, 2021 (review published February 09, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

- Sara, from February 08, 2021 (review published February 08, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB is the absolute best - he makes skiing so much for our family!

- Sara, from February 07, 2021 (review published February 08, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

It's our second time taking a class with JB. He's great! He is so talented in engaging our 5 years old with snowboarding and making it fun and exciting for him. He's also great in teaching the step by step skills you need.

- Gal, from February 01, 2021 (review published February 08, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was such an amazing ski instructor! My daughter Madeline wanted to learn how to ski but she was a little nervous for her first lesson. JB was so kind because he took the time to teach her simple things like how to put on ski boots and skis. Then JB taught Madeline how to stop in skis. Then she progressed to the rope tow and JB taught her how to ski downhill. By the end of the lesson she was able to take the rope tow up the hill by herself and ski down all on her own. The best part is that she left the lesson feeling confident and happy about her ability to ski. She asked to go skiing again soon. A huge thank you to JB! 😀

- Susanne, from January 31, 2021 (review published February 06, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

We had another great lesson with JB. Their stopping and turns have made great progress and my boys are pretty confident going down the mountain now!

- Andrea, from February 06, 2021 (review published February 06, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Jb was extremely knowledgeable and had clear concise instructions easy to follow and learn. I had an awesome lesson

- laura, from February 05, 2021 (review published February 06, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

This is our second lesson with JB, and he did not disappoint. JB is very professional, yet still makes the class fun for my 5 and 7 years old. JB understands where the girls and I (yes, mom is in the class with the girls, too!) need to improve, and he always provides great advise for all of us. My girls love to learn with him and follow his instructions very well. Thank you, JB!

- Phoebe, from January 24, 2021 (review published January 29, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB's enthusiasm, dedication and patience with my special needs boy resulted on a great experience for our family on Granlibaken. Thank you! As an improvement, at one point it became almost unsafe all the free riders trying to learn in the same area were classes were being held.

- Daniel, from January 18, 2021 (review published January 28, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

My daughter had a great lesson. He was so positive and enthusiastic. Taylor was so proud of herself- it was so fun to watch! We’ll be back for sure!

- Natalie, from January 25, 2021 (review published January 25, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was great with our first time Skier. He made it fun and was very positive.

- Kellen, from January 25, 2021 (review published January 25, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

My two boys had a wonderful time with JB and improved so much! They couldn’t stop at the beginning of the lesson and by the end of our half day lesson, they could stop and begin to turn. Even after the lesson, they wanted to continue to ski! We would definitely recommend JB and hope the boys can have a lesson with him soon again.

- Andrea, from January 24, 2021 (review published January 25, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

First of all, he had a unicorn helmet. Bonus points for my 5 year old! JB was great. He was super friendly and had great interaction with my daughter initially to get her comfortable as this was her first time skiing. I mentioned to him what I wanted him to work on with my daughter, and he followed through. He was able to get her to listen and follow his instructions. At one point she fell, and he helped her get right back up and make it down the hill. She was going down the hill by herself after an hour. All day long after her lesson, she kept telling everyone that JB told her she was “basically already a pro”. Thanks for the lesson JB.

- Deidre, from January 23, 2021 (review published January 24, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was very nice, energetic and taught both our kids so much so quickly in one private lesson day! He helped them feel happy and confident about skiing and he is excellent with children. JB is very professional , fun (he wore a unicorn helmet to keep our kids at ease and laughing), and has great teaching skills. He went above and beyond our expectations and we would recommend him to anyone and will request him again when we return! Our kids had fun and love JB’s ski instruction! Thank you JB!

- Wenny, from January 17, 2021 (review published January 18, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was amazing. He was able to teach both our 10-year-old and 5-year-old. He had so much patience and really worked hard with our little one who required a lot of help getting up the hill. The kids had an immediate difference after the lesson and loved JB. We will absolutely be going back and requesting JB in the future.

- carly, from January 16, 2021 (review published January 18, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Jb was great !!!! He took time to Show us the basics , was easy to learn from And a cool guy ... exactly the kind of person who should be teaching ! He made our experience great , and we will definitely be back because of jb ! Give the man a raise

- Eugene, from January 16, 2021 (review published January 17, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was amazing! He was so nice and connected with our 5 years old son so beautifully and got him excited about sliding. He also knew exactly what's the next step for him in terms of learning to snowboard. Our son learned a lot in a short amount of time. We have another private lesson today and if he is available we'd be happy to have him continue with our son.

- Gal, from January 16, 2021 (review published January 17, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

My kids (6 & 7) love skiing with JB - two lessons in and they have improved tremendously in confidence and skill! JB makes skiing so much fun - all while teaching them good technique and challenging them to keep getting better. We can’t wait to ski with JB again!

- Sara, from January 15, 2021 (review published January 15, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Fantastic Instructor!!!

- Lindsey, from January 10, 2021 (review published January 12, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Very patient and creative, with small children, and most of all knowledgeable.

- Sandro, from December 19, 2020 (review published January 10, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was an amazing instructor for our 4 year old for his very first ski lesson. Our son had never even touched a ski and by the end he was confidently going up the rope tow and skiing down the bunny slope (with help). JB was so great at engaging and supporting our somewhat shy and nervous little guy. He’s really a fantastic teacher and most importantly made it fun! At the end of our day, our son said he wanted to do this every day.

- Michelle, from January 08, 2021 (review published January 08, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was exceptional. It was the first lesson for my special needs (autistic and barely verbal), 3 year old son. JB was so patient with him and found ways to connect with him. By the end of the 1 hour lesson, not only had my son been interested for the whole hour, but he had started to scoot around on both skis. Now he knows the word "skiing" and looks forward to next time. Incredibly amazing. I would highly recommend JB.

- Obianuju, from December 28, 2020 (review published January 05, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

- bridgette, from January 04, 2021 (review published January 04, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

JB was energetic, patient, and explained how to ski very well to my 8 year old son. I was very impressed with how quickly he was able to get my son to learn the basics of skiing. I highly recommend getting JB as an instructor. My son loved him!

- Julia, from January 03, 2021 (review published January 03, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Very professional, friendly instructor. It was very productive hour for my daughter and she learned a lot. Happy New Year

- rovshan, from January 03, 2021 (review published January 03, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Lesson was early, on a Sunday. He was super motivated and kept my 9 year old pumped up and in two lessons got her to ski confidently. She can now go you the lift and come down the mountain without falling. She never skied before. Made my kid love skiing and he was very positive and attentive on top of being super instructive. If I was a parent looking for a lesson for myself or my family he is the guy you want!! Thank you So much

- Mariano, from December 27, 2020 (review published December 27, 2020)



5 of 5 stars

- Eman, from December 26, 2020 (review published December 27, 2020)



5 of 5 stars

JB WAS AWESOME! He was super friendly to my 7 year old son and was able to teach him To skii in a stress -free fun way. During the lesson my son said he LOVES to skii and would like to keep skiing for 300 million years

- Eman, from December 25, 2020 (review published December 27, 2020)



5 of 5 stars

- Lynde, from December 21, 2020 (review published December 23, 2020)