First Time Skiers & Snowboarders

Plan Ahead. Buy Online. Wear A Mask. Please, Be Kind.

Plan Ahead. Buy Online.
Wear A Mask. Please Be Kind.

This season planning ahead pays off, so you can explore more. Save on your lessons and rentals when you book online or over the phone, in advance if of arrival at the resort. Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in the middle, it is always a good time for self-improvement. Prepare for your adventures and save while you're at it! Booking lessons and rentals the same day in-person will now cost more than advanced reservations.
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Welcome to the sport of Skiing and Snowboarding! This lesson is designed for those who have never skied or snowboarded before. This all-inclusive package includes: an Easy Acres lift ticket, all the rental equipment (ski/board, boots, poles, and helmet) needed and a two-hour beginner lesson. Please note: No tots in family Discovery Program

Discover Ski or Snowboard Packages (13-17 yrs)

All-Inclusive package (includes Easy Acres lift ticket, rentals and lesson)

Lesson Times Day Price Online Price Oh-hill
2-hour lesson 10:00am-12:00pm daily $109.00 $119.00
2-hour lesson 11:15am-1:15pm daily $109.00 $119.00
2-hour lesson 1:30pm-3:30pm daily $109.00 $119.00
         
Family** (max6 - ages 7+) 2 hour lesson 10am-12pm, 11:15am-1:15pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm daily $329.00  
         

(*) available night skiing evenings only Friday to Sunday, holidays. (**) Family Discover package is for 2 adults and up to 4 children

Please note the Family Discover Program is only available as a one-time special introductory offer. Families may purchase our other Family group products upon completion of the Discovery program

Discover Ski or Snowboard Packages (18+ yrs)

All-Inclusive package (includes Easy Acres lift ticket, rentals and lesson)

Lesson Times Day Price Online Price On-hill
2-hour lesson 10:00am-12:00pm daily $109.00 $119.00
2-hour lesson 11:15am-1:15pm daily $109.00 $119.00
2-hour lesson 1:30pm-3:30pm daily $109.00 $119.00
         
Family** (max6 - ages 7+) 2-hour lesson 10am-12pm, 11:15am-1:15pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm daily $329.00  
         

(*) available night skiing evenings only Thursday to Sunday, holidays. (**) Family Discover package is for 2 adults and up to 4 children

Please note the Family Discover Program is only available as a one-time special introductory offer. Families may purchase our other Family group products upon completion of the Discovery program

Purchase By Date

  • Select date starting December through to April
  • Select the preferred age category and level
  • Select desired discipline
  • Reselect date if the desired date is not available
  • Add to cart and proceed to checkout when ready

Select Date Field to Start Purchase

 

Discover Skiing Youth 13-17yrs

Skiing for ages 13+

Discover Snowboard 13-17yrs

Snowboarding ages 13+

Discover Skiing Adult 18+yrs

Skiing for ages 13+

Discover Snowboard Adult 18+yrs

Snowboarding ages 13+

COVID Protocols for Lessons

Mount Washington Snow School’s priority is to deliver our lesson products as safely as we can for both our guests and employees. Due to Covid-19 regulations, the following changes have been made:

  • Pre-registration is required for all lessons. Private lesson bookings may be accepted the day of if space allows.
  • Facial coverings will be required for all students participating in lessons.
  • Daycare services have been suspended for the 2020-2021 winter season.
  • Foodservice has been suspended for all drop-in lesson products. Classes will only enter the building for emergency children’s services such as washroom use and warming.
  • Class sizes will be smaller for the safety of our guests and employees as well as to meet lift loading requirements. Kids and Tots classes will only ride the lift with their instructor and will not be loaded with members of the public. If you are uncomfortable with your child riding the lift with other children in the class, please book a private lesson.
  • Lesson lengths have been shortened to reduce the need for washroom use and warm-ups.
  • Parent participation classes such as Wee Ski/Ride and Parent and Tot can only have one parent per child participating in the lesson.
  • We will be offering more lesson times to reduce congestion at check-in and to facilitate social distancing in the outdoor meeting areas.
  • If you do not require rentals or a lift pass you can proceed directly to the outdoor meeting areas. There is no need to check-in inside the building.

Cancellation Policy

Mount Washington Alpine Resort Lesson Booking and Cancellation Policy:

Lesson Cancellation Policy - 2020/21

  • All lessons must be paid in full at the time of booking.
  • Lessons can be cancelled or rescheduled more than 48 hours in advance. Please call the Snow School at 250-338-1386 ext. 384 or email cancellations@mountwashington.ca.
  • There are no refunds or changes allowed within 48 hours of the lesson time unless due to medical issue or illness.
  • No refunds will be issued due to weather conditions.
  • Guests who are late for their lesson will not be able to join. We will do our best to rebook for later that day.
Snow School Tips
  • The first thing to do is to expect variable weather conditions and bringing a jacket, snow pants, toque, gloves and goggles.
  • Try to show up at least one hour prior to your intended lesson time. All lessons and rentals are found in the Bradley Building, which can be reached by the chunnel connecting the two buildings. If your children are 12 and under please proceed downstairs once you have reached the Bradley building to book your child's lesson in Mountain Kids.
  • While in the chunnel you will see Rental Forms, which can be filled out for the rental of your equipment, lessons are then booked at the Snow School desk.
  • If you would like to save time and download and print the Assumption of Risk and Rental Agreement prior to arriving at the mountain, you may download the Mountain Kids rental waiver here (PDF) or the adult rental waiver here (PDF). The agreement MUST BE PRINTED IN COLOR. Black and white copies will not be accepted.

Alpine Rentals Form and Waiver (PDF). The agreement MUST BE PRINTED IN COLOR. Black and White copies will not be accepted.

Winter Bradley Centre Snow School Hours:

Located through the chunnel from the Marmot floor of the Alpine Lodge
  • December to April
  • Sun. - Wed.: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Fri. - Sat., & holidays: 8 am to 8 pm (during Night Skiing season, otherwise until 4pm)

Pre-Register for all the listed programs at least 2 days prior to arrival by calling Reservations at 250-338-1386. There is a limit to class sizes and some classes do fill up. Same day "On-Site" registration ends 30 minutes prior to lesson start time and is on a space availability basis.

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Tips

Tips for Parents| Before You Arrive

  • Lesson length determined by Program or Lesson in which the child is participating in.
  • Ensure that they are well rested, have eaten breakfast, and have recovered from their journey.
  • Bring them appropriately dressed for the conditions 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 labelled with your child's first and last name :
    • Neck gaitor
    • Goggles and sunglasses depending on the weather
    • Sunscreen and lip balm applied.
    • Waterproof & insulated mittens, gloves,
    • Jacket and pants (sorry, we don't have clothing rentals for children)
    • Long underwear and turtleneck warm
    • Dry socks
    • A helmet.

Did You Know...Helmets are included with all lessons for tots and kids! Pick up tickets and rentals before your child's first morning. 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 Outdoor Elements. Helmets are mandatory for all children ages 3-18 participating in our ski and snowboard programs.
You can pick up your rentals at our location in Rossignal Experience Center  from 3:30pm until close the day before their lesson.
The Rossignal Experience Center  - Rentals Department is open daily from opening day in December until April's closing day, Thursday - Sunday 8am - 9:00pm, Monday - Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm.

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 and equipment meet on the snow outside the Rossignal Experience Center - Kids Floor in the fenced Tots meeting area, parents or guardians will need to sign their children in with the Snow School Staff. Staff will be available to direct you to the appropriate location for your child's age and ability.
Children 7 - 12 years old with tickets and equipment meet outside the Rossignal Experience Center - Kids Floor. 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 Rossignal Experience Center- upper floor.

Your Child's Day - Full day lessons Program
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 we  DO NOT operate a nut free facility, please be sure to inform us of any allergies your child may have. You will also need to ensure you child has their epi pen on them should they require one.
4-12-year-olds have the option for lunch with the Snow School between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.
Actual time on snow will vary depending on weather conditions, the group's 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 you dropped your children off at. You will be required to sign a form, releasing your tot from the class at the end of the day.

Ability Videos

Not sure what level of skier or snowboarder you are? Please review these videos to help guide you towards the lesson best suited to your needs.

Tot Ability Videos

Not sure what level of skier or snowboarder you are? Please review these videos to help guide you towards the lesson best suited to your needs.

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