Vancouver Island | British Columbia | Canada
Alpine
1589m
8 °c 8 km SSE
 
Nordic
1100m
12 °c 6 km SE
Lift Status & Conditions
LODGE
WHISKEY
NORDIC
HAWK

The Rookie Year is a new, ground breaking all-inclusive season pass designed specifically for kids who are first-time skiers and boarders. Unique to Mount Washington, the new Rookie Year season pass will surely become an industry standard for getting kids on snow. Includes a seasons pass, unlimited rentals for skiing and snowboarding and unlimited afternoon group lessons in our Mountain Kids Snow School.

Please allow 45 minutes to check-in (more time during holidays).
Children must meet instructors on snow at designated meeting area 10 minutes prior to lesson start time.

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Rookie Year Pass

Age Early Bird
Ends September 30
Regular
Oct 1 - April
Child (6-12) $419.00 $525.00
Tots (4-5) $199.00 $250.00

Program Details

  • An all inclusive lift, lesson and gear pass for one season, if its your childs first year on snow
  • Tots 4-5 $199, Children 6 -12 $419
  • unlimited skiing and riding on lifts
  • unlimited ski and board rentals
  • unlimited group lesson in the afternoon with our Mountain Kids Snow School
  • That’s a $100 savings off a Child’s season pass, FREE rentals and lessons ALL year long!

WHO QUALIFIES?

  • Any Child who has NEVER Skied before qualifies for Rookie Year, so they can learn to ski.
  • We reserve the right to remove any participant that has provided inacurate information on thier sking abilities.

WHY DO THIS?

Skiing and snowboarding is a lifelong pursuit. We believe it is about enjoying time with family and enjoying the mountains especially in our unique coastal environment. Why not give your child the opportunity to enjoy this sport with Mount Washington’s new program called “Rookie Year”. This program is uniquely all inclusive which gives the Rookie unlimited access to the lifts, unlimited ski or snowboard rentals and afternoon group lessons in the Mt Kids snow school! Your child will ski and snow board on new special learning gear exclusively from Rossignol and Burton that is designed for the first timer. Our award winning Mountain Kids Snow School, has small class sizes so your child will connect with their snow pro and meet new kids that love to ski too….. Most importantly your Rookie will have unlimited access to sliding all season long!

CAN I BOOK MY KIDS LESSONS AHEAD OF TIME?

  • 100%! Please call ahead and book your childs 1pm group lesson.
  • Please call at least 24 hours prior to avoid disappointment

CAN I UPGRADE FROM MY CHILDS FIRST TIME LESSON?

  • 100%! Just pay the difference from your childs first time Discover lesson

1: Please have the following information available: birth date, accurate height, weight and shoe size of each person taking a lesson.
2: To ensure preferred date and times of lessons or program, pre-booking must be made 48 hours in advance to reserve.
3: Pre-booking lessons through Mount Washington call centre must be made 24 hours in advance, cut off is noon the day prior to lesson.

Helpful Tips

We have created lessons with your child's needs and pace in mind. Private or Group lessons offer coaching with a maximum of 3 - 6 children of similar abilities. Terrain is chosen to fit your child's abilities and moods. It is a great way to be introduced to the sport (or be reacquainted) with all the mountain has to offer. Our staff are top pros from around the world who speak a variety of languages.

Download Learn to Ride tips from the Burton Learn to Ride Method Centre for kids at Mount Washington.

General Snow School Tips & Information

Please Read our Parents Safety & Tips Guide (PDF) »
Book online or call 1 (888) 231-1499

Tips for Parents

Before You Arrive

  • Lesson length determined by Program or Lesson in which child is participating in.
  • Ensure that they are well rested, have eaten breakfast, and have recovered from their journey.
  • Bring them dressed and ready to ski or snowboard.
  • Don't worry about tears! Our instructors are kind, caring and trained to calm the fears of your child.
  • If you wish to check on your child, please phone, leave your contact info, or watch from afar.
Remember, weather conditions can change rapidly. Please ensure that your child is equipped with the following and that all belongings are labeled:
  • neck gaitor
  • goggles and/or sunglasses depending on the weather
  • sunscreen and lip balm applied. We will reapply after lunch.
  • waterproof & insulated mittens, gloves, jacket and pants (sorry, we don't have clothing rentals for children)
  • long underwear and turtleneck
  • warm dry socks
  • label everything with your child's first and last name
  • A helmet. Helmets are available for rent and are included in our rental package but supply may be limited at peak times. Helmets are also available for purchase at Mtn Tek or Altitude Sport and Gift. Helmets are mandatory for all children ages 3-18 participating in our ski and snowboard programs.
Pick up tickets and rentals prior to your child's first morning. You can pick up your rentals at our location in Bradley Centre from 10:00am - 2:00pm or from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. After hours, please visit our Snow School Sales Centre in the Bradley Centre open daily December 7th until April 14th..

  • If you are picking up tickets and rentals on your child's first morning, plan to arrive at 8:00 am.
  • If your child has tickets and equipment, please arrive between 8:30 and 8.45 am lessons start at 9.30am.

Meeting Locations

Children ages 4 - 6 with tickets meet inside the Bradley Centre building. Proceed to the Bear's Den area of the building through the registration area.

Children 7 - 12 years old with tickets and equipment meet outside the building. Staff will be available to direct you to the appropriate location for your child's age and ability.

Youth 13 + will meet their instructor in front of the Bradley Building.

Your Child's Day

Your child will spend the day with their instructor and group sliding, exploring, laughing, learning and playing.

If your child has special dietary requirements please discuss them with our sales hosts when making your reservation and again when you arrive to drop off your child. Please be aware that we try to operate "nut free" facilities so we ask that you do not pack any nut products should you choose to pack your own lunch or snack.

4-12 year olds have lunch between 12:00pm and 1:00pm.

Actual time on snow will vary depending on weather conditions, the groups ability and stamina. All groups will take a 1 hour lunch break, usually those who are at the early stages of learning to slide on snow and those groups with younger children, will take more frequent breaks throughout the day to rest and recuperate.

Keep in mind that children learn at different rates and that the child's overall enjoyment of their time at Mountain Kids and on the mountain is most important.

End of the Day

Pick up time is 3:30 pm from the base area. You will be required to sign a form, releasing your child from the class at the end of the day.

Children ages 4 - 6 will be picked up from inside the Bears Den.

Children 7-12 will be picked up in front of the Bradley building from within the courtyard.

for more information please contact snowschool@mountwashington.ca