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TELUS
WINTER SPORTS SCHOOL

Kids Ski Lessons & Programs

Christmas & Spring Camps - 2023/24 Pricing

For more information, please call our Sales Desk at 250-423-2406.

Spring Extravaganza Camp

March 25-27 (3 Day)

Ages: 6 - 14
Ability Levels: 1 - 6
Duration: Full Day
Lunch Add-On available for $15 per day
(must pre-order)

  • Join our kid's specialist coaches for 3-days of skill development, terrain exploration, fun and games. This camp will have the kids skiing confidently, working on their decision-making skills as they jump into new terrain, and feeling comfortable with whatever the mountain has to offer.
  • 3 Day Camp

    CA$275

Wees Christmas Camps

December 27 & 28, 2023
January 2 & 3, 2024

Ages: 4 - 5
Ability Levels: 1 - 4
Duration: 2 Hours

  • This camp will introduce the kids to a social sports environment with small groups of 4 kids to one coach. Our energetic coaches use games and guided discovery to continue to develop the fundamentals of skiing necessary to progress their skiing. They will explore more of what the mountain has to offer in a safe, semi-private 2-hour approach. A great way to start the season off, either as a standalone camp or a prelude to our 6 and 12-week programs. 2-hour time slots are offered at 9 am, 11:15 am or 1:45 pm.
  • 2 Day Camp

    CA$155

Snow Rangers Christmas Camps

December 27 - 29, 2023
January 2 - 4, 2024

Ages: 6 - 7
Ability Levels: 1 - 6
Duration: 3 Hours

  • These 3-day camps are geared toward getting the kids comfortable on their skis, working on the skills basics while having fun exploring the mountain. A great way to start the season off, either as a stand-alone camp or a prelude to our 6 and 12 week programs. Morning or afternoon camps are offered.
  • 3 Day Camp

    CA$229

Christmas Camp

December 26 - 29, 2023
January 2 - 5, 2024

Ages 8-14
Ability Levels: 1 - 6
Duration: Full Day
Lunch Add-On available for $15 per day
(must pre-order)

  • Join our kid’s specialist coaches for four days of skill development, terrain exploration, fun and games. This camp will have the kids skiing confidently, working on their decision-making skills as they jump into new terrain, and feeling comfortable with whatever the mountain offers. A great way to start the season off, either as a standalone camp or a prelude to our 6 and 12 week programs.
  • 4 Day Camp

    CA$335

Big Mountain
Development Team Camp

Dec. 26 - 29, 2023
Ages: 10-17
Ability Level: 5 - 6+
Duration: Full Day
Lunch Add-On available for $15 per day
(must pre-order)

  • New to the realm of big mountain skiing and want to check it out? Or are you already a member of our BMDT? Join our Big Mountain Development Team coaches, Julie and Alex, to start the season off right. Explore the mountain, develop your skills and decision-making skills, and take your tactical riding up a notch. A great way to start the season off, either as a standalone camp or a prelude to our 6 and 12-week programs.
  • 4 Day Camp

    CA$354

Telus Learn to Ski Programs - 2023/24 Pricing

Programs are for Never Ever, Novice & Comfortable Novice skiers only.

Package Includes: a beginner lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental for use in your group or one-on-one lesson.
Supervised Lunch available for full-day programs for $30/day.  Must be pre-ordered.  Included supervision and lunch.

For more information, please call our Sales Desk at 250-423-2406.

Learn To Ski Private
One on One

Ages: 6-12
Ability Level: Never Ever
*Holiday Rate

Call us to book 250-423-2406

  • The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental for use in your one-on-one lesson.
  • Half Day

    CA$286 / 315*
  • Full Day

    CA$406 / 447*

Learn To Ski Private
One on One

Ages: 6-12
Ability Level: Novice/Comfortable Novice

Call us to book 250-423-2406

  • The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental for use in your one-on-one lesson.
  • Half Day

    CA$366
  • Full Day

    CA$506

Learn To Ski
Group Lessons

Ages: 6-12
Ability Level: Never Ever

*Holiday Rate

Call us to book 250-423-2406

  • The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift pass and basic equipment rental for use in your group lesson.
  • Half Day - AM

    CA$186 / 205*
  • Half Day - PM

    CA$156 / 172*
  • Full Day

    CA$216 / 238*
  • Half Day - 3 Day

    CA$340
  • Full Day - 3 Day

    CA$390 / 429*

Learn To Ski
Group Lessons

Ages: 6-12
Ability Level: Novice/Comfortable Novice


Call us to book 250-423-2406

  • The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental for use in your group lesson.
  • Half Day

    CA$196
  • Full Day

    CA$226
  • Half Day - 3 Day

    CA$360
  • Full Day - 3 Day

    CA$420

Single Day Ski Lessons - 2023/24 Pricing

Supervised Lunch available for full-day programs for $30/day.
Must be pre-ordered. Included supervision and lunch.

Register Online below or call us to book at 250-423-2406.

Private Mini Kinder Lessons

Age: 3

  • Book the ultimate learning experience! Build confidence and explore the mountain with a pro that matches your exact needs.
  • Private lessons for kids in this age category are offered on a one-on-one basis. This will allow us to teach each individual to maximize safety, fun and development.

Private Kinder
Lessons

Ages: 4-5

  • Book the ultimate learning experience! Build confidence and explore the mountain with a pro that matches your exact needs.
  • Private lessons for kids in this age category are offered on a one-on-one basis only. This will allow us to teach each individual to maximize safety, fun and development.

Private Kids
Lessons

Ages: 6-12

  • Book the ultimate learning experience! Build confidence and explore the mountain with a pro that matches your exact needs.
  • Pricing is set for up to 3 people. Additional people may be added for a fee.

Private Youth
Lessons

Ages: 13-17

  • Our Winter Sports School Ski Lesson is the perfect starting point for youths who dream of skiing. We pride ourselves on our team of certified instructors who are passionate about winter sports and dedicated to teaching. They possess the patience and expertise needed to guide young learners through every turn and slope.The lessons take place in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Our staff goes above and beyond to ensure everyone feels included and comfortable, fostering a community spirit that enhances the learning experience.

Private Family Coaching

For up to 2 adults & 3 children

  • Spend quality time on the mountain in your family bubble. Improve your skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skills together as a family with up to 2 adults and 3 kids.

Group Kinder Lessons

Ages: 4-5

  • Book the ultimate learning experience! Build confidence and explore the mountain with a pro that matches your exact needs.

Group Kids
Lessons

Ages: 6-12

  • Improve your skiing skills at any ability level in a group environment. We recommend booking your lessons at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability. Participants must be over 4'7" in height to be able to ride the chairs without an adult.

Group Teen
Lessons

Ages: 13-17

  • Our Winter Sports School Ski Lesson for Youths is the perfect introduction to skiing for your young ones. Our certified instructors are not only experts on the slopes but also have a knack for connecting with youth, making the learning process enjoyable and effective. At our school, we believe that the first experience with skiing should be as welcoming and joyful as possible. That's why our staff goes out of their way to ensure a friendly environment. From assisting with ski gear to cheering on your child’s first glide down the slope, our team is there to make every moment special.

No School
Ride Days

Ages: 6-17
For students in School District #5 (Southeast Kootenay)
Call us to book 250-423-2406

  • Keep your kids busy and having a blast on those No School Days! This is a great opportunity to improve your kids skiing skills in a group environment. We recommend booking your lessons at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability. Participants must be over 4'7" in height to be able to ride the chairs without an adult.
  • January 26
  • February 2
  • March 1
  • April 1
  • Price includes a lesson and a lift ticket.

Multi-Week Ski Programs - 2023/24 Pricing

Book Online, at 250-423-2406 or [email protected]
Multi-Week Programs start on Jan. 6 or 7, 2024 (no programs on Feb. 17 or 18, 2024)
6 Week Lunch Add-On available for $85 (must be pre-ordered)

Little Rippers

Ages: 3-4
Ability Level: 1 - 3
Duration: 45 Minutes

  • The Little Rippers program is the perfect introductory program for you and your child learning to ski. The one-on-one tuition builds confidence both in the sport and with their independence. Each 45 minute lesson is tailored individually to ensure continuous development for each child, and a season of fun on the snow. Offered on Saturdays & Sundays.

Wees Ski Club

Ages: 4-5
Ability Level: 1 - 4
Duration: 2 Hours

  • In our Wees Club, we build on the foundation that was developed in the Little Rippers program and introduce the kids to a social sports environment with small groups of 4 kids to one coach. Our energetic coaches use games and guided discovery to continue to develop the fundamentals of skiing necessary to progress their skiing. They will start to explore more of what the mountain has to offer in a safe, small group approach. Offered on Saturdays & Sundays.

Snow Rangers

Ages: 6-7
Ability Level: 2 - 6
Duration: 3 Hours

  • Our Snow Rangers program is geared toward kids graduating from our Wees program, and starting to ski for a longer duration. Snow Rangers will help bridge the gap for these youngsters between our Wees Club, and our Ski Club, continuing with a small group approach, allowing them to explore the mountain, develop more robust independence in their skiing, and help build their love of the sport. Note: First time skiers can sign up for our Christmas Camp to prepare for this program. Offered on Saturdays & Sundays.

Ski Club

Ages: 8-14
Ability Level: 2 - 6
Duration: Full Day

  • This popular club is a fun and engaging program for kids, which will have them embarking on a more technical approach to skiing. Whether novice or intermediate skiers, we look for ways to challenge and improve on their existing skills, and encourage them to take their abilities to the next level. Our coaches create an engaging, fair-play social environment, allowing children to form friendships that carry on from season to season. Note: First time skiers can sign up for our Christmas Camp to prepare for this program. Offered on Saturdays & Sundays.

Extreme
Club

Ages: 8-14
Ability Level: 4 - 6
Duration: Full Day

  • This club is designed to develop kids into confident all mountain skiers. Our specialist coaches will challenge and consolidate their all-mountain skills and tactics. We will introduce big mountain adventure in a structured 6 or 12 week program. Key focuses of this program are powder, bumps, trees, and all mountain freestyle. Kids graduating from this program can progress directly to our free ski program or into our big mountain competitive stream. Offered on Saturdays & Sundays.

Freeski
Club

Ages 10-17
Ability Level: 5 - 6
Duration: Full Day

  • Our Freeski club is a structured 6 or 12 week non-competitive program for confident all mountain skiers looking to develop into independent big mountain riders. Our specialized coaches will spend time on tactic development and understanding of risk and reward. Working towards refinement of skills in bumps, trees, powder and all mountain freestyle. Our coaches will introduce important elements of alpine safety enabling participants to take ownership of their mountain experience. Graduates from his program will be true independent big mountain skiers. Offered on Saturdays.

Girls
Freeski Club

Ages: 10-17
Ability Level: 5 - 6
Duration: Full Day

  • This program is a structured 6 or 12 week non-competitive program for confident all mountain skiers looking to develop into independent big mountain riders. Following the same outline as our Freeski program but offered exclusively for girls. Our specialized coaches will spend time on tactic development and understanding of risk and reward in an environment designed to encourage and support girls to stay in skiing. Working towards refinement of skills in bumps, trees, powder and all mountain freestyle. Our coaches will introduce important elements of alpine safety enabling participants to take ownership of their mountain experience. Graduates from his program will be true independent big mountain skiers. Offered on Saturdays.

Big Mountain Development Team

Ages: 10-17
Ability Level: 6-6+
Duration: Full Day

  • This is a competitive program for competent big mountain skiers. The program is designed for young athletes who want to enter Junior Freeski Competitions at Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Coached by our dedicated high performance coaches, Julie and Alex, this program's focus is to develop the skills, strategy and style needed to move into the world of competitive freestyle. Offered on Saturdays.
  • 12 Weeks

    CA$949

ABILITY LEVELS

SKI ABILITY CHART

LEVEL 1
First Time Skier

01

Never Skied Before. Or is not yet able to stop with confidence on a gentle slope.

LEVEL 2
Novice

02

Learning to turn in control on gentle slopes. Usually rides magic carpet. May progress to chairlifts and other easy green runs.

LEVEL 3
Comfortable Novice

03

Can link strong snowplow or wide stance parallel turns on green runs. Occasionally skis a blue run, but cautiously. Has experience riding chairlifts (while skiing). (Introduce poles for Children)

LEVEL 4
Intermediate

04

Able to ski parallel turns with pole plant. Can ski most blue runs, more advanced blues remain a challenge. Would like to explore more varied terrain including the occasional black run.

LEVEL 5
Advanced

05

Strong parallel turns with a pole plant on all blue runs and easy black runs. Learning short turns, off-piste, moguls, powder and more difficult terrain.

LEVEL 6
Expert

06

Skis in control in all conditions and terrain. Looking to refine skills in carving, performance off-piste skiing, and mogul skiing using expert terrain.

RCR is inclusive. Harassment and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.
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