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Ski School Programs

 Whether it’s your first time strapping into a pair of ski/snowboard boots, or you’re a hard-core shredder wanting to fine-tune your skills, Whistler Blackcomb has a snow school program that’s right for you. But, if you’re anything like the majority of us, you’re likely striving to reach the “sexy skier/snowboarder phase” — you know, like all those people swishing past making it look effortless. It’s not that you totally suck, but you’re friends may “pity” ride with you (without saying). Rather than blazing through trees, or ripping steeps, they are confined to simpler runs.

 But you don’t get better unless you try – right? So this season, sign up for one of the various snow school programs, and sharpen your skills, to become a truly “sexy skier/snowboarder.” With help from Whistler Blackcomb’s highly trained snow school instructors, you’ll say goodbye to the green runs and hello to the blue and black runs!

 Fortunately, Whistler Blackcomb’s epic terrain and record breaking annual snowfalls, attracts some of the best instructors in the world who are trained to the highest of standards, so take advantage of their knowledge and experience. You’re guaranteed to be looked after, and skiing and riding your heart out with Whistler Blackcomb’s fantastic array of Snow School Lessons.

 There are some perks to taking a lesson with a pro! You’ll get lift line priority all day long, fine-tune your skills and boost your confidence, be guided to powder stashes, hidden runs and the mountains’ best kept secrets, and learn more about the best activities, restaurants and clubs to take in on your vacation to Whistler.

CHILDREN’S SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

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Your kids and teens are #1 at Whistler Blackcomb. Kids and Teens Lessons and Camps are designed for kids, and are taught by instructors who are kids at heart. While you are out on your own mountain adventure, your kids will be having a ball in a safe and encouraging learning environment where friendship and fun memories are formed.

 Ski and Snowboard Lessons are offered to kids and teens ages 3yrs to 18yrs. Whistler Blackcomb groups the 3 to 4 and 5 to 6 year olds together and the 7 to 12 and 13 to 18 year olds together, to ensure that your kids are more comfortable with friends their own age and skill level. Talk to your child(ren) and see what type of lesson they’d be interested in – Whistler Blackcomb Ski School Program has something for all! 

Programs for 3-12 Year OldsShow/Hide Details

Welcome to Whistler Blackcomb Ski & Snowboard School, not only do we have more terrain, we have different snow conditions to make it really interesting. Fortunately, this combination also attracts some of the best instructors on the planet. While you’re here, you should take advantage of their knowledge and take a lesson.

ADVENTURE CAMPS

Adventure Camps are the best group lesson program for kids. Starting every Monday, they are absolutely jam packed with fun events and activities. Your kids will get comfortable fast as they have the same instructor all week. What happens is nice all around – the kids get to know other kids, the instructor really gets to know the kids and lasting friendships blossom.

ADVENTURE CAMPS (Max # People 6:1)
Program Name Discovery Days Regular Season Holiday Season Times
         
3 Day Adventure Camp (Mon – Wed)*

Camp is offered in Creek Side only

$349.00 $465.00 $495.00 8:30am
5 Day Adventure Camp (Mon – Fri)*

Camp is offered in Blackcomb and Whistler Village

$581.00 $775.00 $825.00 8:30am

* The 3 Day Adventure Camp is offered in Creek Side only
* The 5 Day Adventure Camp is offered in Blackcomb and the Village

Seasonal Pricing Dates

  • Discover Whistler Days: Open – Dec 15,  Apr 9 – 22.
  • Regular Season:  Jan 15 –  Feb 11  , Feb 26 – Mar 25.
  • Holiday Season: Dec 16 -Jan 14 ,  Feb 12 – 25 , Mar 26-Apr 8 .

DAILY PROGRAM

Daily and 2-day weekend programs provide your child with the basics one day and mountain exploration the next. Learning in groups of a maximum of six , from friendly, energetic and trusting instructions, your kids will feel more and more confident on the slopes each day. They will be treated like the pros with Lift Line Priority, and hot lunch and snacks will refuel them throughout the day. Whistler Blackcomb promises a fun learning environment with kids that are similar in age and ability levels (1-6). 

DAILY PROGRAM (Max # People 6:1)
Program Name Discovery Days Regular Season Holiday Season Times
Full Day Lesson $195.00 $195.00 $205.00 8:30am
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This is no ordinary ski school, it’s a culture. You ski and ride with pros who know the mountain inside out, top to bottom and bottom to top. The results prove that doing it differently is doing it better.

Whistler Kids Ski & Ride Program (13-18 Years – Max # People 6:1)
Program Name Discovery Days Regular Season Holiday Season Times
         
5 Day Camp (lesson Only) $581 $775.00 $825.00 8:30am

Should you wish to book Rental equipment, please speak to one of our staff.

Ride Tribe Daily Ski Programs – Whistler

If our camps don’t fit with your schedule, check our the Daily Program – it runs all season. Choose single or concurrent days. Discover Whistler Day Pricing is offered on 2 Day Ride Tribe Weekend only (please note: same instructor & group is not guaranteed for any of these multi-day lessons).

Daily November 23, 2017 – April 22, 2018.

Should you wish to book Rental equipment, please speak to one of our staff.

Ride Tribe Daily Ski Programs – Whistler (Max # People 6:1)
Program Name Discovery Days Regular Season Holiday Season Times
Full Day Lesson Only $195.00 $195.00 $205.00 8:30am
Full Day Lift/Lesson $251.00 $251.00 $261.00 8:30am

Kids Private Ski & Snowboard LessonsShow/Hide Details

It’s important to note that Whistler Blackcomb tailor Snow School lessons with your child’s needs and pace in mind. Private lessons offer personalized coaching with a maximum of 5 people of similar abilities. Naturally, a private lesson provides an accelerated learning environment and as a result, you can expect rapid progress. Terrain is chosen to fit your child’s abilities and moods. You can select pros by specific languages, gender and certification level.

For youth ages 7yrs to 18yrs, who love to ski or snowboard, give them the opportunity to turn that passion into a lifestyle by signing them up for private ski or snowboard lessons. You’re not only investing in future pathfinders, explorers and trailblazers, but ensuring your child develops confidence, and understands the importance of safety on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

Snow School is no ordinary ski school, it’s a culture. Your child will ski and ride with the pros who know the mountains inside out, top to bottom, and bottom to top. The results prove that doing it differently, is doing it better. And you’ll quickly realize that Whistler Blackcomb does it best.

Kids Private Ski & Snowboard Lessons
Program Name   Private   Times
3hr half day (am)   $629.00   8:45am
3hr half day (pm)   $629.00   12:30pm
6hr Full day   $829.00   9:00am

Rates do not include Lift ticket or rental equipment. Should you wish to book rental equipment, please speak to one of our staff.

ADULT BEGINNERS SKI AND SNOWBOARD LESSONS

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Learn To Ski Beginner Package (Levels 1-6)Show/Hide Details

Our specially trained ski pros focus on individual attention to ease the learning curve. Beginners only. No pressure zone. Specialized easy to handle terrain. You can relax and learn at the same time. This is the place for quick improvement and a feeling that you’re really getting somewhere fast.

Daily on Whistler Mountain: Opening – April 22, 2018.

Max 4 Learn to Ski/Ride (Levels 1-6) (Max # People 4)
Program Name Discovery Days Regular Season Holiday Season Times
Half Day Lesson $164 $190.00 $225.00 9.45am or 12:45pm 
Full Day Lesson $169 $225.00 $270.00 9:45am- 3pm

Seasonal Pricing Dates

  • Discover Whistler Days: Open – Dec 15, Apr 9 – 22.
  • Regular Season: Jan 15 -Feb 11 , Feb 26 – Mar 25.
  • Holiday Season: Dec 16 – Jan 14 ,  Feb 12 – 25 , Mar26 – Apr 8.
Max 4 Camps (Levels 3-6) (Max # People 4)
         
         

Ready to get from the back of the pack to the front of the line? Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s always room for improvement, or to get to know the mountains better. There are a variety of adult lessons and camps to choose from, almost as much there are après pubs. No doubt you’ll be in need of a refreshing pint, glass of wine, or our famous loaded Nachos after a day on the mountain. In Whistler, it’s what we do!

Max4 Group Ski or Snowboard Lessons Levels 1-3 and 4-6 is Whistler Blackcomb’s newest approach to improving your skiing or snowboarding skills. No more than 4 people per instructor means you get more of what you want – mileage, attention and value.

You’re also guaranteed to not wait in any lift lines – as ski instructors get the golden ticket of on-mountain VIP treatment– lift line priority (Tip: gloating and/or eye contact with the throngs of people waiting in the regular lift line is not recommended).

The classic destination ski camp (great option for parents of adventure camp kids)

  • Explore the best of both mountains with the same pro & group, maximum 4 participants
  • Focus is on improvement, fun and guiding to the best places to ski on the mountains
  • Guaranteed laughs and tons of skiing
  • Ski with a group of similar abilities
  • Daily Après Receptions
  • Video and technical analysis
  • Lift line priority
  • Experienced pros (many formerly from Ski Esprit program)
  • Lessons begin at 9:45am
  • Rates do not include lift ticket and rental equipment.

Third day Free Special Program

Third day Free Special Program (consecutive days) Max 4 Learn to Ski/Ride
Program Name Discovery Days Regular Season Holiday Season Times
3 Full day Max 4 Lessons (level 1-6) $338.00 $450.00 $540.00 9:45am

*Please note that all lift tickets sold as part of a Learn to Ski Beginner Package are “Valid with instructor only.” Guests will not be able to access the lifts without their instructor.

Women’s2 day Camps Learn To Ski/Snowboard Camps(Levels 1-6)Show/Hide Details

Enjoy two days of Frosty Fun just for the girls! This program is designed for people in their first stages of learning to ski, from never ever to green runs. This is a warm positive environment that will help you get to that next level. You’ll get great coaching to help you along and the aprés is a riot, complete with your new friends, a few prizes and lots of the day’s triumphs to share.
Benefits:

  • 2 Day Weekend Clinics
  • Top Female Coaches
  • Prizes
  • Coffee and Muffins
  • Aprés Reception

Camps on Whistler Mountain:

Roxy Women’s Learn To Ski Camps (Levels 1-2) (Max # People 6:1)
Program Name   All Season   Times
2 Day Clinic   $349.00   8:30am

Rates do not include rental equipment.

*Please note that all lift tickets sold as part of a Learn to Ski Beginner Package are “Valid with instructor only” guests will not be able to access the lifts without their instructor.

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Haven’t had a lesson is years, because you ski OK enough to get down the hill, and hit all runs with some degree of competence? Take an adult private lesson this season, and turn “competence” into “confidence!” You’ll be keeping up with the kids in no time!

 Lessons include access to the most suitable terrain for your ability, an unmatched learning experience you can only receive through one-on-one instruction, and lift line priority. (Tip: gloating and/or eye contact with the throngs of people waiting in the regular lift line is not recommended). Best of all, you can select pros by specific languages, gender and certification level. They live and breathe the mountain culture, so choose a pro who you think you’ll learn best from.

Daily on Whistler Mountain: Opening – April 17, 2016

Adult Private Ski Lessons (Beginner) Max # People 1:1
Program Name   Private   Times
3hr half day (am)   $629.00   08.45 – 11.45am
3hr half day (pm)   $629.00   12:30 – 3.30pm
6hr Full day   $829.00   9:00 – 3.00pm

*Please note that all lift tickets sold as part of a Learn to Ski Beginner Package are “Valid with instructor only” guests will not be able to access the lifts without their instructor.

ADULT INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LESSONS

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Multi Day Ski Camps(Levels 4-6)Show/Hide Details

Join the longest running ski camp in North America.

The CAMP – Dave Murray & Ski Esprit is committed to providing the ultimate ski improvement experience, a local ‘Yoda-like’ mountain knowledge (as the instructors call it), and unforgettable memories. It is open to low level intermediate (3+) to expert skiers wanting to take their skiing to the next level. The CAMP features 3 or 4 days of coaching, private hill space, video analysis, race course training (for those who want it!), average of 6 people (new friends) in a class, après ski (for those who need it!), and a t-shirt (score!).

 We’ve been told to inform you that these camps are extremely addictive. The handpicked coaches; are a rare breed and must stand up to rigorous testing before given the “Holy Grail” of coaching. They will not rest until your skills have improved! 

The Camp includes:

  • Three days of coaching by the most qualified & experienced coaches in the country
  • Video analysis
  • Private hill space for gate training (condition dependant)
  • Fun race (morning of the third day; condition dependant)
  • Prizes
  • Camps begin at 8:00am:

3-day/ 4 day ” The Camp” on Whistler Mountain:

Legendary Dave Murray Ski Camps (Levels 4-6) (Max People # 8:1)
Program Name   All Season   Times
3 Day/ 4 Day “The Camp” (Monday start only)   $549.00/ $599.00   9.00am

 

Rates do not include Lift ticket or rental equipment. Should you wish to book Rental equipment, our staff will be more than happy to organise this for you.

Extremely Canadian Freeskiing Clinics (Levels 5-6)Show/Hide Details

In a two day Steep Skiing Clinic you will discover both the best of Whistler Blackcomb’s insane steeps, and the best of yourself. Our dedicated coaches mix a potent cocktail of technical instruction, steep skiing tactics, and local knowledge, to provide you with an insider’s experience not to be found anywhere else.

Extremely Canadian is geared towards adventurous advanced-intermediate to expert skiers. If you can ski an un-groomed “Black Diamond” run at your home hill, then you belong with us! Skiers are placed in small groups of similar ability, optimal for honing your steep skiing skills. Combine with a serious amount of vertical, and we guarantee improvement, tired legs, and an unforgettable ski experience. Our clinics offer the adventurous skier two days of expert Extremely Canadian guiding, lift line priority, a guaranteed improvement in your steep skiing skills, and our infamous aprés-ski decompression session at Merlin’s bar and grill. We’ll supply the beer and nachos; you supply the super-hero ski stories from the past two days.

2-day clinics on Whistler Mountain:
Three times a week on Saturday/Sunday, Monday/Tuesday, and Thursday/Friday

Extremely Canadian Freeskiing Clinics (Levels 5-6) (Max People 8:1)
Program Name   All Season   Times
2 Day Ski Camp   $459.00   8:30am