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TELUS WINTER SPORTS SCHOOL

Kids Snowboard 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 Camp

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

  • Join our kids' specialist coaches for 3 days of skill development, terrain exploration, fun, and games. This camp will have the kids snowboarding 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

Snowboard Christmas Camps

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 4 days of skill development, terrain exploration, fun and games. This camp will have the kids riding confidently, working on their decision-making skills as they jump into new terrain, and 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$335

Wees Snowboard Camps

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

Ages 5-6
Ability Levels: 1 - 4
Duration: 2 hours

  • This camp will introduce the kids to a social sports environment with small groups of 3 kids to one coach. Our energetic coaches use games and guided discovery to continue developing the snowboarding fundamentals necessary to progress their individual riding. They will explore more of what the mountain has to offer in a safe, small group lesson 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

Telus Learn to Ride Programs - 2023/24 Pricing

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

Package includes: a beginner lower mountain lift pass and 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 Ride 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 and basic equipment rental for use in your one-on-one lesson.
  • Half Day

    CA$286 / 315*
  • Full Day

    CA$406 / 447*

Learn to Ride 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 and basic equipment rental for use in your one-on-one lesson.
  • Half Day

    CA$366
  • Full Day

    CA$506

Learn to Ride
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 Ride
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 and 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 Snowboard Lessons

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 Lesson

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 (see table below). Participants must be over 4'7".

Private Youth Lesson

Ages 13-17

  • Our Winter Sports School Snowboard Lesson for youths is the ideal choice for youths who wish to embark on or continue their snowboarding journey. With a team of highly skilled, certified instructors, we provide top-notch training that caters to your individual needs. Our instructors are not only experts in snowboarding but also excel in teaching youths, ensuring that your learning experience is both effective and enjoyable.

Private Family Coaching

For up to 2 adults & 3 children

Call us to book 250-423-2406

  • 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.

Kinder
Group Lessons

Ages: 4-5

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.

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

Group Youth Lessons

Ages 13-17


  • Our Winter Sports School Snowboard Lesson for youths is the ideal choice for adults who wish to embark on or continue their snowboarding journey. With a team of highly skilled, certified instructors, we provide top-notch training that caters to your individual needs. Our instructors are not only experts in snowboarding but also excel in teaching youth, ensuring that your learning experience is both effective and enjoyable.

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 Snowboard 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
Shredders

Ages 3-5
Ability Levels: 1 - 3
Duration: 45 Minutes

  • The Little Shredders program is the perfect introductory program into the world of learning to snowboard 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.

Wees Snowboard Club

Ages 5-6
Ability Levels: 1 - 3
Duration: 2 Hours

  • In our Wees Club, we build on the foundation that was developed in the Little Shredders 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 developing the snowboarding fundamentals necessary to progress their riding. They will start to explore more of what the mountain offers in a safe, group lesson approach. Offered on Saturdays & Sundays.

Snowboard Rangers

Ages 7-8
Ability Levels: 2 - 6
Duration: 3 Hours

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

Snowboard
Club

Ages 7 - 14
Ability Levels: 2 - 4
Duration: Full Day

  • The Snowboard Club is designed to create a fun learning environment in which kids will progress quickly. This is a structured 6 or 12 week program where we look to challenge beginner and intermediate riders, improve their existing skills and encourage them to take their abilities to the next level. We help them with mountain awareness and decision making. Our coaches create an engaging, fair play social environment, allowing kids to form friendships that continue from season to season. Offered on Saturdays.
  • Note: First time riders can sign up for our Christmas Camp to prepare for this program.

Freeride
Club

Ages 10-17
Ability Levels: 4-6+
Duration: Full Day

  • The Freeride Club is designed to develop kids into confident all mountain riders. Our specialist coaches will challenge and consolidate their all-mountain skills and tactics each week. This is a structured non-competitive 6- or 12-week program focusing on freeride, powder, trees and big mountain freestyle. We introduce and develop towards these outcomes for strong intermediates and refine these elements in our advanced and expert riders. Kids graduating from this program we be truly independent big mountain free riders. Offered on Saturdays.

Girls Freeride
Club

Ages 10-17
Ability Levels: 4-6+
Duration: Full Day

  • This program follows our Freeride Club outline but is offered exclusively for girls. Our specialist coaches will challenge and consolidate their all-mountain skills and tactics each week in an environment designed to encourage and support girls to stay in snowboarding. This is a structured non-competitive 6 or 12 week program focusing on freeride, powder, trees and big mountain freestyle. We introduce and develop towards these outcomes for strong intermediates and refine these elements in our advanced and expert riders. Graduates from this program can expect to be truly independent big mountain free riders. Offered on Saturdays.

Snowboard
Competitive Program

Ages 10 - 17
Ability Levels: 5 - 6+
Duration: Full Day

  • This program provides a fun and safe environment, encouraging riders to meet their potential fully. It is geared towards young athletes looking to develop their skills and competencies, laying down the pathway to competition. The high-energy, professional coaches are always on hand to encourage progression on all-terrain, be it powder, park or boardercross. Coaches will help them develop good decision-making, skills, and strategies to be able to cope with all the mountain has to offer, and develop their competitive skills. This program will include coaching and one local comp event. Offered on Saturdays.

ABILITY LEVELS

SNOWBOARD ABILITY CHART

LEVEL 1
First Time Rider

01

Never snowboarded before, or requires hand assistance to stop safely.

LEVEL 2
Novice

02

Able to stop safely, mobility on toe-side and heel side edges. (Pendulum/falling leaf skills). Using magic carpet and may progress to chairlift.

LEVEL 3
Comfortable Novice

03

Can complete heel side and toe side turns on gentle green terrain. Learning to link turns. Using chairlift.

LEVEL 4
Intermediate

04

Can link turns and control speed on green runs. Learning to turn with confidence on all green runs and easier blue runs. Can use chairlifts and surface lifts.

LEVEL 5
Advanced

05

Can link turns on blue and easy black runs. Learning short turns, carving, off-piste terrain and powder. Possible interest in basic freestyle and free-ride riding.

LEVEL 6
Expert

06

Can snowboard in control on all terrain, including double black with possible free-ride/freestyle skills. Interested in refining skills and technique.

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