Winter School Programs

SKIING / SNOWBOARDING

ACURA TUBE PARK

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

This program is specifically designed for traditional teacher led off-site school field trips, and is a full day lesson. We provide a full day of instruction, rentals, and a hill ticket.

Students will be under the care of WinSport staff from the time the bus pulls up to the Day Lodge until they get back on at the end of the day. Our team of instructors are highly qualified ski and snowboard instructors with extensive “in house” training, making them some of the best Canada has to offer.

Our school lessons are curriculum rich and designed to give students an opportunity to discover skiing or snowboarding in a safe environment. We strive to ensure all students have a fun experience, and spark their interest to stay active through winter sport.  

Available November - March (weather dependent)
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Suitable for students in K-12
  • A15 student minimum, 325 student maximum
  • Cost:
    • Kindergarten: $29.99
    • Grades 1 - 12: $23
*Price for 2016/2017 winter season includes hill ticket, lesson, and full rentals.
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Acura Tube Park

The Acura Tube Park is the largest of its kind in Western Canada! Calgary’s only tube park features 9 lanes, many close to 200 metres in length. The park is located on the main hill which allows tubers to take advantage of the washrooms, eateries, retail store and other amenities located in the Frank King Day Lodge. Helmets are required and rentals are included in the cost of the program.

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Available November 28th - March 24th (weather dependent)
  • Monday-Friday, 2 hour sessions between 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Suitable for students in 1-12
  • Participants must be greater than 42” tall to tube alone. If a student is 36-42” tall they can participate with an adult chaperone
  • Minimum: 30 students
  • Maximum: 90 students
  • Cost: $14 per student (includes alpine rental helmet)
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Before you arrive
When you arrive

  • A WinSport team member will meet your bus and escort your group inside the Frank King Day Lodge
  • Students will be fitted for helmets
  • RFID tickets will be distributed to each participant and volunteers. These are required for hill access (so please don’t lose them!)
Frequently asked questions
  • Alpine helmets are mandatory for all school program participants. If a helmet cannot be properly fitted because of religious headwear, we ask the teacher-in-charge to determine whether the child is allowed to participate.
  • We require a teacher/volunteer chaperone to student ratio of 1:10. Teachers or volunteers will receive a lift ticket and helmet free of charge.
  • Backpacks, bags and lunches should be left in the Frank King Day Lodge. Lockers are available for purchase. Any belongings left in the Day Lodge are not the responsibility of WinSport and will not be supervised by WinSport staff
  • Teacher and volunteer chaperones are responsible for duty of care of all students. WinSport staff are responsible for facilitating the experience in the Acura Tube Park
What to wear

Alpine helmets are mandatory for school programs in the Acura Tube Park. Rentals are included with your program fee, but you are welcome to bring your own. Please note that this policy is different than public tubing. Students, teachers, and volunteers will not be permitted access to the park without a helmet.
  • Tubers should be prepared for varying weather conditions and temperatures
  • Insulated winter boots with a good grip are recommended
  • Warm winter clothing and a hat or toque and gloves/mitts
  • Snow pants (especially for children)
  • Ski goggles are recommended
  • Ski boots are not permitted in the Acura Tube Park for safety reasons
TUBE PARK RULES
Tubing is fun, so remember...
  1. No entrance permitted to the park without a valid snow tubing lift ticket.
  2. All participants must follow attendants instructions. Failure to do so will result in removal of your lift ticket without refund.
  3. Children under 1.1 meters (42 inches) in height and under 4 years of age are not permitted to ride in the tube park.
  4. All minor age children are the responsibility of a parent or legal guardian at all times. Our staff will not be responsible for supervising/monitoring children's activity. All parents, participants must realize and accept that there is no guarantee of your personal safety.
  5. Ski boots are not permitted to be worn while snow tubing.
  6. Unsafe conduct will result in the removal of lift ticket without refund.
  7. Lane conditions vary with weather and use. Please be aware of conditions before purchasing snow tubing tickets. No refunds will be given. Use of any sliding device other than the tubes provided by Management is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
  8. Management will not be responsible for personal injury, damage, or wear to your clothing due to any cause whatsoever while you are engaged in snow tubing and/or any activity associated with snow tubing.

SNOW TUBING RESPONSIBILITY CODE
There are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Regardless of how you decide to use the slopes, always show courtesy to others. Please adhere to the code listed below and share with others the responsibility for a safe outdoor experience.
  1. One person per tube in a sitting position only, maximum 4 persons per group.
  2. Before starting your descen, make sure the lane is clear. Upon completion of your descent look uphill, clear the lane immediately, exiting at marked areas only. Do not cross other tubing lane.
  3. Do not stop where you obstruct a lane or are not visible from above.
  4. If you are involved in or witness a collision, you must remain at the scene and identify yourself to a ski patroller.
  5. You must not use lifts, or terrain if your ability is impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  6. You must keep off closed lanes and obey officials, signs, and warnins at all times.
  7. After completion of snow tubing, return tube to storage corral, or to the next person in line. Tube must remain within snow tubing park boundaries at all times.
  8. Children under 1.1 meters (42 inches) in height and under 4 years of age are not permitted to ride in the tube par. All minor aged children are the responsibility of a parent of legal guardian at all times.
What To Wear - Acura Tube Park