Mount Washington Alpine Resort - VI Riders 10 week Freeride Program
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Attention Snow School Inquiries

Snow School and Daycare reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance and is based on availability.

If this email is about booking a Snow School lesson or program, please remember that sending this request does not confirm a lesson booking. You must speak directly with or have paid for your program in order to ensure booking.
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VI Riders 10 week Freeride Program

VI Riders 10 Week Freeride Program

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Mount Washington Snow School has teamed up with VI Riders for a 10 week Freestyle development program for Snowboarders. The focus of our program is on learning new tricks and mastering the fundamentals of snowboarding. Riders will work on allmountain skills and spend time learning tricks in the terrain park. Rider development is of a freestyle nature and training is in a fun, confidence-building atmosphere.

In order to participate in our freestyle program, riders must be capable of turning in both directions, comfortable riding all terrain, and be interested in spending time in the Terrain Parks. (Level 3+)

Please Note: no class during Family Day weekend Feb 16 and 17.

In order to participate in our freestyle program, riders must be capable of turning in both directions, comfortable riding all terrain, and be interested in spending time in the Terrain Parks. (Level 3+)

VI Riders 10 week Freeride Program

Snowboarders - YOUTH (13–17 YRS) Seasonal Rental Option Lunch Option Time Price
Starting Saturday Jan. 12th, 2019 $219.00 $109.00 10 am-3:30 pm $439.00

VI Riders 10 week Freeride Program

Snowboarders - CHILD (7–12 YRS) Seasonal Rental Option Lunch Option Time Price
Starting Saturday Jan. 12th, 2019 $109.00 $109.00 10 am-3:30 pm $439.00

Snowschool Tips for Children's Programs

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.

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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

Drop off is from 9:15am. Lessons start at 9:30am. Please arrive at 8:30am on the first day of your lessons if you need to pick up tickets and rentals.

Rates do not include taxes and are subject to change.

Advance registration is strongly recommended, programs fill up.

Ability Levels Tots (Ages 6-under)

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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 Outdoor Elements. Helmets are mandatory for all children ages 3-18 participating in our ski and snowboard programs.

Did You Know ... Helmets are included with all lessons for tots and kids!

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 on the snow outside the Bradley building in the lesson area. 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 Bradley 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.

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Mount Washington Alpine Resort
P.O. Box 3069, STN Main
Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 5N3
Toll Free: 1-888-231-1499
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