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TELUS
WINTER SPORTS SCHOOL

Kids Ski Lessons & Programs

Multi-Week Ski Programs

Fall Sale on until October 14th, 2022!
Book Online, at 250-423-2406 or [email protected]

Little Rippers

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

  • The Little Rippers program is the perfect introductory program into the world of learning to ski for you and your child. The one-on-one tuition builds confidence both in the sport and with their independence, as 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.
  • 6 Weeks

    CA$279
  • 12 Weeks

    CA$529

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 sport environment with small groups of 3 kids to one coach. Our energetic coaches use games and guided discovery to continue to develop the fundamentals of skiing necessary to progress their individual skiing. They will start to explore more of what the mountain has to offer, in a safe, semi private 2 hour approach. Offered on Friday mornings, Saturdays & Sundays.
  • 6 Weeks

    CA$259
  • 12 Weeks

    CA$459

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, which will allow them to continue to explore the mountain, develop stronger independence in their skiing, and help build their love of the sport. Note: for Beginner Level 1 skiers, sign up for our Christmas Camp to be ready for this program. Offered on Saturdays & Sundays.
  • 6 Weeks

    CA$459
  • 12 Weeks

    CA$889

Ski Club

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

  • This popular club is a fun and engaging program for children, which will have them embarking on a more technical approach to skiing. Whether they are beginners 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 continue from season to season… Note: for Beginner Level 1 skiers, sign up for our Christmas Camp to be ready for this program. Offered on Saturdays & Sundays.
  • 6 Weeks

    CA$459
  • 12 Weeks

    CA$869

Extreme
Club

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

  • The Extreme Club will develop skiers into confident all mountain skiers. For kids who are confident on blue runs and some black runs, this program will start to challenge and consolidate their tactics as they develop into more “All Mountain” riders. They will be able to experience more of what Fernie Alpine Resort is all about, in their own way. Our specialist coaches will help nurture their desire for adventure in a safe and structured way. Offered on Saturdays & Sundays.
  • 6 Weeks

    CA$455
  • 12 Weeks

    CA$869

Freeski
Club

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

  • This challenging high end program cultivates true, solid “big mountain” skiers. Our specialist coaches help develop their skills necessary to shred the bumps, trees, powder, and even the knarliest of conditions. Good use of proper tactics, developing sound thought process, understanding risk and reward and working toward refinement of skills will all be part of the program. Introducing the freeriders to important elements of alpine safety will also allow them to take ownership of their individual well being on the mountain. Offered on Saturdays.
  • 6 Weeks

    CA$459
  • 12 Weeks

    CA$869

Girls
Freeski Club

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

  • This increasingly popular program is for young ladies who really want to push their skiing. This has all the benefits of the Freeride Team but is exclusively for girls. It’s really exciting to see young women skiing big mountain terrain with so much confidence, talent and flair! Offered on Saturdays.
  • 6 Weeks

    CA$459
  • 12 Weeks

    CA$855

Fernie
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 is purely focused on developing the skills, strategy and style needed to move into the world of competitive freestyle. Offered on Saturdays.
  • 12 Weeks

    CA$919

Christmas / Holiday Camps

Book online now!

Fernie Big Mountain Christmas Camp

Dec. 26 - 29, 2022
Ages: 10-17
Ability Level: 5 - 6+
Duration: Full Day

  • 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, work on your own skills development and decision making, 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 Days

    CA$315

Christmas Holiday Camps

December 26 - 29, 2022
January 2 - 5, 2023

Ages: 8 - 14
Ability Levels: 1 - 6
Duration: Full Day

  • Join our kids specialist coaches for 4 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, feeling comfortable with whatever the mountain has to offer. 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$315

Wees Christmas Camps

December 23 & 24, 2022
December 26 & 27, 2022
December 29 & 30, 2022
January 2 & 3, 2023

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

  • This camp will introduce the kids to a social sport environment with small groups of 3 kids to one coach. Our energetic coaches use games and guided discovery to continue to develop the fundamentals of skiing necessary to progress their individual skiing. They will start to 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 offered at 9am, 11:15am or 1:45pm
  • 2 Day Camp

    CA$145

Snow Rangers Christmas Camps

December 26 - 28, 2022
December 29 - 31, 2022
January 2 - 4, 2023

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$219

Telus Learn to Ski Programs

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.

Learn To Ski
One on One

Ages: 8-12
Ability Level: Never Ever


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  • The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental for use in your one-on-one lesson.
  • ½ Day

    CA$269
  • Full Day

    CA$389

Learn To Ski
One on One

Ages: 8-12
Ability Level: Novice/Comfortable Novice

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  • The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental for use in your one-on-one lesson.
  • ½ Day

    CA$349
  • Full Day

    CA$499

Learn To Ski
Group Lessons

Ages: 8-12
Ability Level: Never Ever

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  • The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental for use in your group lesson.
  • ½ Day - AM

    CA$169 / 186*
  • ½ Day - PM

    CA$139 / 153*
  • Full Day

    CA$199 / 219*
  • ½ Day - 3 Day Package

    CA$309
  • Full Day - 3 Day Package

    CA$349/384*

Learn To Ski
Group Lessons

Ages: 8-12
Ability Level: Novice/Comfortable Novice

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  • The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental for use in your group lesson.
  • ½ Day

    CA$179
  • Full Day

    CA$209
  • ½ Day - 3 Day Package

    CA$329
  • Full Day - 3 Day Package

    CA$399

*Holiday Rate

Single Day Ski Lessons

Private
Lessons

Ages: 8-12
Price is for up to 3 guests

Call us to book 250-423-2406

  • 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 (see table below). Participants must be over 4'7".
  • Days taught: Daily
  • 1.5 Hours

    CA$225 / 247*
  • 2 Hours

    CA$299 / 329*
  • 3 hours

    CA$375 / 412*
  • 6 Hours

    CA$599 / 659*
  • 2 + 2 (2hr am + 2hr pm)

    CA$425 / 467*

Group Lessons

Ages: 8-12


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  • 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.
  • Days taught: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holiday periods.
  • Start times will vary based on availability.
  • Duration: Half Day - 2 hours, Full Day - 4 hours
  • Half Day AM

    CA$89 / 98*
  • Half Day PM

    CA$79 / 86*
  • Full Day

    CA$115 / 126*

Family Coaching

For up to 2 adults & 3 children


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  • 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.
  • 3 Hours

    CA$345 / 379*
  • 6 Hours

    CA$545 / 599*

Griz Kinder
Private Lessons

Ages: 3-5

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  • 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.
  • 1 Hour

    CA$95
  • 1.5 Hours

    CA$129
  • 2 Hours

    CA$189

Griz Kids
Private Lessons

Ages: 6-7

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  • 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.
  • 1 Hour

    CA$95
  • 1.5 Hours

    CA$129
  • 2 Hours

    CA$189
  • 3 hours

    CA$249

Griz Kids
Group Lessons

Ages: 6-7

Call us to book 250-423-2406

  • 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.
  • Half Day AM

    CA$89
  • Half Day PM

    CA$85
  • Full Day

    CA$169
  • Early Bird (9-10:30 am)

    CA$69
  • Morning Package (4 Hours)

    CA$159
    Includes snack time

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.

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