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SNOWBOARDING LESSONS

SINGLE DAY LESSONS

BUBBLE GROUPS are all the rage this year!

Improve your snowboarding skills at any ability level in your bubble group environment.
We recommend booking your lessons at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability.
Bubble groups will consist of participants in the same family/friend bubble group, to a maximum of 6 participants.
Participants who are over 4’7” in height are able to ride chairs without an adult.
Children under 4’7” will require an adult in the Bubble group to assist them on the lift.

Days taught: Daily, 2 hour & 4 hour sessions
Start times will vary based on availability.
Prices will vary based on ages, and packaging requirements.

KIDS

GRIZ KIDS LESSONS

The Griz Kids Program will unfortunately not operate for the 2020.21 winter season, due to COVID-19.

For more information, please contact the Winter Sports School Sales Desk
Email [email protected]
Phone (250) 423-2406

BUBBLE GROUPS

Improve your snowboarding skills at any ability level in your bubble 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.  Children under 4'7" will require an adult in the Bubble group to assist them on the lift.

Bubble groups will consist of a minimum of 2 participants in the same family/friend bubble group and up to a maximum of 6.

Days taught: Daily

Start times will vary based on availability.

Duration:  Half Day - 2 hours, Full Day - 4 hours

Program Time 2020-21
Rate
Kids’ Full Day $109.00
Kids’ Half Day - Morning $69.00
Kids’ Half Day - Afternoon $65.00

PRIVATE LESSONS

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

Kids Age 4-7
Private lessons for kids in this age category this season will reflect subtle changes due to COVID-19, and will be offered on a one-on-one basis only.  This will allow us to teach each individual in a “hands off” manner, to allow for safety and development.
1 hour - $ 89
2 hour - $ 119
3 hour - $ 175

Kids Age 8-12
Pricing is set for up to 3 people (see table below).  Participants must be over 4'7".

Days taught: Daily

Program Time 2020-21
Rate
Early Bird Private - 1.5 hour 9:00am - 10:30am $135.00
Private Coaching – 2 hour $259.00
Private Coaching – 3 hour 9:00am - 12:00pm or
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$329.00
 Private Coaching – 6 hour 9:00am - 4:00pm
(with lunch break)
$559.00

TELUS LEARN TO SNOWBOARD

Packages are for FIRST TIME, L2 & 3 snowboarders only.

Includes: a BEGINNER lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental for use in your bubble group session.

BUBBLE GROUP PACKAGES

Program Time 2020-21
Rate
Half Day | Level 1 - Morning  $135.00
Half Day | Level 1 - Afternoon  $112.00
Full Day | Level 1  $159.00
Half Day | Level 2 or 3  $129.00
Full Day | Level 2 or 3  $169.00

 

PRIVATE LESSON PACKAGES

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Half Day 1 on 1 | Level 1 10:00am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 4:00pm
 $235.00
Full Day 1 on 1 | Level 1 10:00am - 4:00pm  $339.00
Half Day 1 on 1 | Level 2 or 3 10:00am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 4:00pm
 $329.00
Full Day 1 on 1 | Level 2 or 3 10:00am - 4:00pm  $499.00

ADULT

BUBBLE GROUPS

Improve your skiing or snowboarding skills at any ability level in your bubble group environment.  We recommend booking your lessons at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability.

Bubble groups will consist of a minimum of 2 participants in the same family/friend bubble group and up to a maximum of 6.

Days Taught:  Daily

Start times will vary based on availability.

Duration:  Half Day - 2 hours, Full Day - 4 hours

Program Time 2020-21
Rate
Adult Full Day $169.00
Adult Half Day - Morning $112.00
Adult Half Day - Afternoon $89.00

PRIVATE COACHING

Book the ultimate learning experience!  Build confidence and explore the mountain with a pro that matches your exact needs.  Sessions can be booked for 1 - 3 people of similar ages and abilities.

Pricing is set for up to 3 people.  Additional people may be added for a fee to a maximum of 6 people per lesson.

Days taught: Daily

Program Time 2020-21
Rate
Early Bird Private – 1.5 hour 9:00am - 10:30am $139.00
Private Coaching – 2 hour 10:30am - 12:30pm or
1:30pm - 3:30pm
$285.00
Private Coaching – 3 hour 9:00am - 12:00pm or
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$389.00
Private Coaching – 6 hour 9:00am - 4:00pm
(with lunch break)
$589.00

TELUS LEARN TO SNOWBOARD

Packages are for FIRST TIME and Novice snowboarders only.

Package Includes: a BEGINNER lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental for your Bubble group session.

 

Program Time 2020-21
Rate
Half Day | Level 1 - Morning  $135.00
Half Day | Level 1 - Afternoon  $112.00
Full Day | Level 1  $159.00
Half Day | Level 2 or 3  $135.00
Full Day | Level 2 or 3  $169.00

Prices for Children are on the Kids Programs page.

 

PRIVATE LESSON PACKAGES

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Half Day 1 on 1 | Level 1  10:30am or 1:30pm start  $235.00
Full Day 1 on 1 | Level 1  10:30am - 3:30pm  $339.00
Half Day 1 on 1 | Level 2 or 3  10:30am or 1:30pm start  $329.00
Full Day 1 on 1 | Level 2 or 3  10:30am - 3:30pm  $499.00

MULTI-DAY LESSONS

Booking 48 hours in advance is recommended.

KIDS (age 6-12)

KIDS 3-DAY ADVENTURE CAMPS

These 3-day programs are for all snowboard ability levels. Includes daily camp, plus a video session and aprés video review. Runs for 3 consecutive days.  We recommend booking your lessons at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability.

Days taught: Starts each Sunday and Wednesday

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
3 Day Camp - Half Day 10:00am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 4:00pm
$175.00
3 Day Camp - Full Day 10:00am - 4:00pm
(with lunch break)
$279.00
Add Supervised Lunch (per day),
includes food
$19.00

TELUS LEARN TO SNOWBOARD

Level 1 Packages are for FIRST TIME snowboarders only.

Includes: a BEGINNER lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental & instructional clinic. Learn in a fun group lesson environment (maximum class ratio 1:10).

Days taught: Starts each Sunday and Wednesday

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Level 1
3 Pack Half Day 10:00am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 4:00pm
$209.00
3 Pack Full Day 10:00am - 4:00pm $279.00
Level 2 & 3
3 Pack Half Day 10:00am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 4:00pm
$225.00
3 Pack Full Day 10:00am - 4:00pm $309.00

 

 

ADULT (age 13+)

ADULT 3-DAY CLINIC

This 3-day program is for all snowboard ability levels. Includes daily clinics, plus a video session and après video review.  We recommend booking your lessons at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability.

Days taught: Starts every Sunday and Wednesday and runs 3 consecutive days

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
3 Day Clinic – Half Day Clinic 10:30am - 12:30pm $239.00
3 Day Clinic – Full Day Clinic 10:30am - 3:30pm
(with lunch break)
$319.00

TELUS LEARN TO SNOWBOARD

Level 1 Package is for FIRST TIME snowboarders only.

Includes: a BEGINNER lower mountain lift pass, basic equipment rental & instructional clinic. Learn in a fun group lesson environment (maximum class ratio 1:10).

Days taught: Starts each Sunday and Wednesday

Program Time 2019-20
Rate
Level 1
3 Pack Half Day 10:30am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 3:30pm
$209.00
3 Pack Full Day 10:30am - 3:30pm $279.00
Level 2 & 3
3 Pack Half Day 10:30am - 12:30pm
or 1:30 - 3:30pm
$225.00
3 Pack Full Day 10:30am - 3:30pm $309.00

 

MULTI-WEEK LESSONS

KIDS

Please Note:
Kids Multi-Week Programs will not run on Feb 13 & 14, 2021.

LITTLE SHREDDERS | Ages 3-5

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 6 or 12 weeks.

Days taught: Saturdays & Sundays
Ability Levels:  1 & 2

Session time: 9:00AM, 9:45AM, 10:30AM, 11:15PM, 1:00PM, 1:45PM, 2:30PM
Start date 6 weeks: Jan 2 & 3 or Feb 20 & 21, 2021
Start date 12 weeks: Jan 2 & 3, 2021

Pricing:
Little Shredders 6-Week - $259
Little Shredders 12-Week - $489

WEES SNOWBOARD CLUB | Ages 4-6

In our Wees Club, we build on the foundation that was built in the Little Shredders program, and introduce the kids to a social sport environment. Our energetic coaches use games and guided discovery to continue to develop the fundamentals of snowboarding necessary to progress their individual riding. They will start to explore more of what the mountain has to offer, in a safe, team approach.

Offered half day, 6 or 12 weeks.

Days taught: Saturdays & Sundays
Ability Levels:  1 - 3

Session time: Half Day - 10:15AM & 1:30PM
Start date 6 weeks: Jan 2 & 3 or Feb 20 & 21, 2021
Start date 12 weeks: Jan 2 & 3, 2021

Pricing:
Wees Snowboard Club 6-week (1/2 day) - $239
Wees Snowboard Club 12-week (1/2 day) - $425

SNOWBOARD RANGERS | Ages 5-6

Our Snowboard Rangers program is geared toward kids graduating from our Wees program, and starting to snowboard in bigger groups.  Snowboard Rangers will help bridge the gap for these youngsters between our Wees Club, and our Freeride Club, with class ratios of 6:1  This will allow them to continue to explore the mountain, develop stronger independence in their skiing, and help build their love of the sport.

Offered full day, 6 or 12 weeks.

Days taught: Saturdays and Sundays
Ability Levels:  4 - 6

Session start time: 10:00 Am
Start date 6 weeks: Jan 2 & 3 or Feb 20 & 21, 2021
Start date 12 weeks: Jan 2 & 3, 2021

Pricing:
Snowboard Rangers 6-week - $449
Snowboard Rangers 12-week - $819

FREERIDE CLUB | Ages 6-17

This popular club is a fun and engaging program for children, which will have them embarking on a more technical approach to snowboarding. Whether they are beginners or intermediate riders, 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.

Offered for 6 or 12 weeks.

Days taught: Saturdays
Ability Levels:  1 - 5

Session time: 10:00AM-3:30PM
Start date 6 weeks: Jan 2 or Feb 20, 2021
Start date 12 weeks: Jan 2, 2021

Pricing:
Freeride Club 6-week - $425
Freeride Club 12-week - $799

GIRLS FREERIDE CLUB | Ages 12-17

These increasingly popular programs is for young ladies who really want to push their riding. This has all the benefits of the Freeride Club but is exclusively for girls. It’s really exciting to see young women riding big mountain terrain with so much confidence, talent and flair!

Days taught: Saturdays
Ability Levels 1 - 5

Session time: 10:00AM-3:30PM
Start date 6 weeks: Jan 2 or Feb 20, 2021
Start date 12 weeks: Jan 2, 2021

Pricing:
Girls Freeride Club 6-week - $425
Girls Freeride Club 12-week - $799

ADULT

EARLY GIRLS SNOWBOARD

For those keen ladies who want to start their day the right way! Enjoy the serenity of the mountain in the early hours, no crowds for the first hour as you get lift access one hour ahead of the public.  This program is for experienced riders looking to explore and enjoy the less traveled parts of the mountain.  Our professional female coaches will take you to secret stashes around the mountain, provide tactics, strategies and skill focus to ensure each morning is an experience you will never forget.

Days taught: Wednesdays
Ability Levels:  4 & 5

Session time:  7:45 - 11:00AM
Start date 8 weeks: TBD

Program Price
Early Girls Snowboard – 8 Weeks - $465

LADIES SHRED CAMPS

Men be gone. It’s Ladies day! 3 hours of coaching with our experienced female snowboard pros. Are you searching for the Legendary Fernie pow, bombing the trees, cruising the pistes on a blue bird day or interested in learning some new skills? Join us and make some new riding buddies.

Days taught: Wednesdays
Ability Levels:  4 - 5

Session time: 9:30AM – 12:30PM (on snow - optional lunch to follow)
Start date 8 weeks: Jan 6, 2021

Program Price:
Ladies Shred Camps – 8 Weeks - $468

Your safety is our priority, and with that in mind, we’ve made a few changes to the Ladies Shred program that you know and love.

Things we’ve changed for winter 2020/21:
• Lunch is not included in the cost of the program
• You will have the option to buy lunch each week

Things we’ve kept the same:
• Same great instruction
• Same access to the mountain
• Same commitment to providing an unforgettable day on the mountain

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Booking 48 hours in advance is recommended.

KIDS (age 6-12)

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.

Days taught: Daily

Program Time 2020-21
Rate
Family Camp Half Day 9:00am - 12:00pm
or 1:00 - 4:00pm
$305.00
Family Camp Full Day 9:00am - 12:00pm
and 1:00 - 4:00pm
$509.00

NO SCHOOL RIDE DAYS

Ages 6-12

Hey Kids!  What to do on those days when there's no school?  Come join us for a fun-filled day on the mountain with top notch ski/snowboard instruction from our expert instructors!  All ability levels welcome.

This program is offered to residents of the Elk Valley - proof of residency required upon booking.
Please book by contacting the WSS Sales Desk at [email protected] or phone 250-423-2406.

Dates: 
December 6, 2019
December 23, 2019
December 24, 2019
January 31, 2020
February 14, 2020
March 13, 2020
April 10, 2020

Half Day Program:  Morning (10:00am - 12:30pm) or Afternoon (1:30 - 4:00pm)
$32.00 + tax (includes lift ticket and lesson)

Full Day Program:  10:00am - 4:00pm
$59.00 + tax (includes lift ticket, lesson and supervised lunch*)

*Bring your own lunch, or purchase our hot lunch program.  Supervision is included.

Rental add-on is available:
Half Day - $14.00 + taxes
Full Day -  $20.00 + taxes

KIDS CHRISTMAS CAMPS

Ages 6 - 12

For all ability levels of skiers and riders. Join us for a fun-filled week on the snow, with top quality lessons from our expert instructors. Focusing on skill development and guided discovery through fun activities on the mountain, our coaches will look for ways to challenge and improve on their existing skills. and encourage kids to take their abilities to the next level.

Days taught: Tuesday – Friday
Ability Levels:  1 - 6

Session time: 10:00AM – 3:30pmPM

Dates: December 31, 2019 - January 3, 2020

Price: $299 + tax (4 day camp)

*Please note – all times are based on availability. Times and dates are subject to change.

KIDS SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA CAMP

Ages 6-17

For all ability levels of skiers and riders.  Join us for a fun filled week on the snow, with top quality instruction from our specialist children instructors. Focusing on skill development and guided discovery through fun and activities on mountain,  our coaches will look for ways to challenge and improve on their existing skills, and encourage them to take their abilities to the next level.

Days taught: Tuesday – Friday
Ability Levels:  1 - 6

Session time: 10:00AM – 3:30pmPM

Start date: March 24 – 27, 2020

Price: $299 + tax (4 day camp)

*Please note – all times are based on availability. Times and dates are subject to change.

ADULT & TEENS (age 13+)

Experience our mountain playground at sunrise. Slopes covered with fresh snow or freshly groomed, you get to enjoy the serenity of the morning in your own private playground before the hustle and bustle of activity. Private groups of up to 3 people; ages 10+(10-16 yrs must be accompanied by an adult). Must register by 3:45pm on the previous day.

Days taught: Daily

Session time: Meet at 7:45am at Slopeside Café / Depart at 8:00am – 10:00am

Program 2020-21
Rate
First Tracks Private (up to 3 people) $299.00
Additional Price Per Person
(to a maximum of 5 people)
$75.00

Get the most out of your Fernie Mountain Experience. Let one of our top notch Guides show you around to the best snow and most amazing terrain the mountain has to offer. Pricing set for up to 3 people.

Days taught: Daily

Program Time 2020-21
Rate
Guided Fernie Experience - 3 hour $379.00
Additional Person - 3 hour $92.25
Guided Fernie Experience 6 hour $569.00
Additional Person - 6 hour $139.00

Backcountry Basics
Backcountry Basics is a 2 day course introducing clients to the use of avalanche rescue equipment, touring equipment and uphill travel techniques, mountain environment awareness and skill improvement, all taking place in a safe, inbounds, avalanche controlled area (to be determined daily) . Clients will require lift tickets as the course will mainly utilize lift services to access many hidden areas throughout the resort, ideal for safe uphill travel and skill improvement. Potential clients should be min. Level 5 adventurous intermediates able to ride off-piste, who are inexperienced in uphill travel and the use of rescue equipment. This course will not give clients all the skills needed to travel in the backcountry alone, but prepare them for further courses offered through the Canadian Avalanche Centre. (AST courses)

Course content
Day 1:

    • • Proper equipment and correct fit.
    • • Warm up, riding with pack, skill improvement.
    • • Discussion of terrain features with regards to avalanche awareness, safe travel routes, terrain traps, weather, etc.
    • • Transceiver training and probe search.
    • • Uphill touring. Start with probe search practice and transceiver recap. Depending on area selected and ability of group, plan for a 30-45 min. hike.
    • • Discussion on the importance of nutrition and hydration.
    • • Après & debrief

Day 2:

    • • Warm up ride with skill improvement. Contact patrol to discuss best area for uphill travel.
    • • Short boot hike or tour. Review from day 1 (transceivers, probes, terrain etc.).
    • • Tour in afternoon. Planning of route .
    • • Après and debrief

Course dates:
January 12 & 13, 2021 - 9am to 4pm
February 9 &109, 2021 - 9am to 4pm
March 9 & 10, 2021 - 9am to 4pm

Program 2020-21 Rate
Per person for 2 day camp $349 .00

Join our experienced local coaches on a 2-day mountain adventure to explore Fernie’s bottomless powder and steep terrain while improving your all-mountain riding. Includes two full days of coaching, video analysis, and lift line priority. Advanced snowboard level. Class ratio 1:6. Minimum 2 people.

Camp Dates:
Jan. 16 & 17, 2021
Jan. 21 & 22, 2021
Feb. 18 & 19, 2021
Feb. 27 & 28, 2021
March 27 & 28, 2021

Program Time 2020-21
Rate
Steep & Deep 2 Day Camp
(price per person)
9:00am - 4:00pm  $349

 

NO SCHOOL RIDE DAYS

Ages 13-17

What to do on those days when there's no school?  Grab some friends and join us for a fun-filled day on the mountain with top notch ski/snowboard instruction from our expert instructors!  All ability levels welcome.

This program is offered to residents of the Elk Valley - proof of residency required upon booking.
Please book by contacting the WSS Sales Desk at [email protected] or phone 250-423-2406.

Dates:
December 6, 2019
December 23, 2019
December 24, 2019
January 31, 2020
February 14, 2020
March 13, 2020
April 10, 2020

Half Day Program:  Morning (10:00am - 12:30pm) or Afternoon (1:30 - 4:00pm)
$32.00 + tax (includes lift ticket and lesson)

Full Day Program:  10:00am - 4:00pm
$59.00 + tax (includes lift ticket, lesson and supervised lunch*)

*Bring your own lunch, or purchase our hot lunch program.  Supervision is included.

Rental add-on is available:
Half Day - $14.00 + taxes
Full Day -  $20.00 + taxes

TEEN CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CAMP

Ages 13-17

For all ability levels of skiers and riders. Join us for a fun-filled week on the snow, with top quality lessons from our expert instructors. Focusing on skill development to help teens rip around the mountain, our coaches will look for ways to challenge and improve on their existing skills. and encourage teens to take their abilities to the next level.

Days taught: Tuesday – Friday
Ability Levels:  1 - 6

Session time: 10:00AM – 3:30pmPM

Dates: December 31, 2019 - January 3, 2020

Price: $299 + tax (4 day camp)

*Please note – all times are based on availability. Times and dates are subject to change.

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