Ski & Snowboard Lessons

winsport snow school - lessons information
Whether it’s your first time on the hill or you’re looking to improve your skills, we’re excited to have some fun in the snow with you! We want to make sure your lessons go as smoothly as possible, so we’ve created some tips below that will ensure you have an enjoyable day on the hill!
Know Before You Go »

when/where to arrive
There’s nothing worse than having to rush to a ski lesson and then not know where to register and get fitted for your equipment. So, we’ve created some tips below that will get you to the right place at the right time - stress-free.

Please arrive to the Frank King Day Lodge (see Snow School Meeting Spot Map). If you’re renting equipment, please arrive 1 hour prior to your lesson time and bring your completed rental waiver. Please be prepared to indicate your weight, height and shoe size so our team can fit you with the appropriate equipment. If you’re bringing your own equipment, please arrive 30 minutes prior to your lesson time. Parking is free.
Checking in when renting equipment
  1. Enter the Frank King Day Lodge and go directly to the Rental Shop
  2. Show your program confirmation to the WinSport Rental Shop staff to receive your equipment (boots, helmet, and snowboard or skis and poles).
  3. After getting geared up, go outside to your lesson meeting spot where you’ll meet your instructor and receive your lift ticket. Click here to view the Snow School Meeting Spot Map. Please arrive at the meeting spot 15 minutes prior to lesson.
Checking in when not renting equipment
  1. Go directly to your lesson meeting spot where you’ll meet your instructor and receive your lift ticket. Click here to view the Snow School Meeting Spot Map. Please arrive at the meeting spot 15 minutes prior to your lesson.
Please Note:
If you have registered for a multi-day program you must collect your rental equipment each day by showing your lift ticket to the Rental shop staff.

Non WinSport Season Passholders: your instructor will provide you with a lift ticket for all days of your program, please don’t lose it! You must be have your lift ticket every day of your program.

WinSport Season Passholders: you do not require a lift ticket but must be have your season pass with you every day of your program.
  what to bring
Please remember to bring a few important items you’ll need to show our team members before you start your lesson.
  1. Program confirmation email
  2. Completed online forms
  3. Rental waiver

on hill lesson procedures
To ensure everybody on the hill is able to ski and snowboard in a fun and safe manner, there are some guidelines we ask all of our visitors to follow. Due to limited space and for the safety of your child, we ask that parents please respect the parent free zones. Parents can buy a 2-hour lift ticket to ski or ride while your child is in their lesson at Guest Services located in the Frank King Day Lodge.

Helmets designed for alpine sports are mandatory for all lesson and program participants and terrain park users including adults. Helmets are available to rent or purchase on site.

the fine print
  • Cancellations made greater than 7 days prior to the program start date will be refunded less a $20.00 processing fee.
  • Cancellations made between 7 days and 24 hours prior to the program start date will be credited to the purchaser's WinSport account.
  • No Cancellations can be made within 24 hours of the program start date.
  • There are no refunds for missed classes during a program.
  • Credits will be kept on the purchaser's WinSport account for one calendar year.

WinSport Guest Services:

P: 403.247.5452   |   E:
Frank King Day Lodge, 88 Canada Olympic Road S.W. Calgary, AB T3B 5R5

What you should wear
The weather in Calgary can change hourly, so we want to make sure you stay comfortable for your entire lesson. Dress for comfort in layers so you can adjust your temperature as the conditions on the hill change. There are a number of other pieces of clothing and equipment we’ve listed below that should keep you as warm and dry as possible all day long.

Clothing Checklist for WinSport Ski/Snowboard Lessons
  Burton   Rossignol  

Private Lessons

Our highly regarded instructors are prepared for any type of program; whether you have never been on skis before,
or would like to learn how to hit the halfpipe, our instructors are here for you!

We can also arrange programs with a specific instructor of your choice.
Please call Guest Services with the instructor's name, and they will be happy to match you with your desired instructor.

Private programs sell very quickly, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

All private lessons run for 90 minutes. For ages 2+.
Contact Guest Services to register and for more information: 403-247-5452  Ext.4 or
Private Lesson Pricing - please call to book
Private Lesson - 90 Minutes (1 person) $150
Additional participants (Max of 3) $35 each
Pre-school (3-5) $10
Youth (6-12) $15
Adult (18-64) $20
Prices do not include GST