this was discussed om some other thread in the southwest forum, but more then one of us suggested taking a newb to Snow Summit to learn. It's a bit mellower and has more beginner terrain. Even the green runs at Bear are going to have park features.
You can start your day at SS. Put bro in a lesson, you shred. Then take the shuttle over to Bear and ride together. That could work out well for both parties.
I've only been to BB/SS on weekdays so I can't speak to any crowds parking etc. Ive seen BB be fairly crowded on weekdays where SS is empty. No idea on a weekend.