Ages 6 - 10

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Fundamentals program focus: Having fun while learning fundamental all-mountain skills, freestyle snowboard skills, and terrain park safety

Elevate your snowboarding experience and embark on a journey of excitement, skill development, and camaraderie with our Fundamentals program. This program is for young riders ages 6 to 10, looking for coaching that will expand their level of snowboarding to include an expansion on fundamental skills, varied terrain, and an initial introduction to the Progression Park.

These training sessions are 2 hours long and offer a structured approach to developing foundational skills for freestyle and all-mountain snowboarding. Participants in the Freestyle Fundamentals program level are at the Active Start of Canada Snowboards Long-Term Athlete Develop model (LTAD).

  • Sessions: Athletes can train once a week or more as needed! If you are looking to progress faster or train more frequently can register for as many sessions as you wish. Customize your schedule!
  • Choosing the right level: Groups will be arranged according to age and ability level. This will occur during the first weeks of programs and throughout the season as needed.
  • Duration: This program is offered in 7, 11, and 15-week formats.


Program Goals

  1. Fundamental Skills: Hone your all-round riding skills, including your athletic position, edge control and switch riding. These skills are the building blocks for all your future freestyle endeavors.
  2. Terrain Exploration: Discover new terrain with confidence. Gain the skills needed to approach boxes, jumps, rails, and other features safely and effectively.
  3. Jump Techniques: Master the basics of jumps, including proper popping and takeoff, mid-air control, and safe landings.
  4. Introduction to Tricks: Athletes will learn the early basics of grabs, spins, spreads, and other beginner-level maneuvers under the guidance of our skilled coaches.
  5. Safety Focus: Safety is paramount in freestyle snowboarding. You'll receive comprehensive instruction on proper progression, understanding terrain park etiquette, and personal well-being while having fun on the mountain.

Snowboarders should have the following skills, at minimum:

  • Completed our Intermediate 4 Snow School program, or equivalent, before enrolling in this program.
  • Be able to confidently ride blue and easy black mountain trails.
  • Confidently load and unload the chairlift completely unassisted.




A Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement ("Waiver") must be completed prior to participation in WinSport’s Programs, Lessons, and Camps.  If the applicable Waiver is not completed, participation in the WinSport Program and access to WinSport’s facilities will not be permitted, and a refund will be provided. The Waiver will be available for completion during the sales process, and a copy is available for preview below.

  • Each adult participant must complete their own Waiver

  • A Parent/guardian must complete the Waiver for their minor/child participant 

PLEASE READ THE WAIVER CAREFULLY! By signing, you will waive or give up certain legal rights, including the right to sue for negligence, breach of contract, or breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act or claim compensation following an accident.




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For the safety and enjoyment of all, Participants and users of WinSport’s facilities are required to follow the WinSport Code of Conduct


NO GUARANTEE OF CONDITIONS - We do not guarantee hill conditions, weather or other operating conditions including open terrain or lift operation.

NO FOOT TRAFFIC ALLOWED ON SKI HILL - For the safety of WinSport’s guests, there is no foot traffic allowed or on-hill viewing of winter lessons. Parents (including carpet-only ticket holders) are not allowed on snow without ski or snowboard equipment and a valid ticket/pass. Only persons with a valid ticket/pass who are skiing or snowboarding with appropriate equipment will be permitted on snow.

Freestyle Snowboard Fundamentals

Equipment Required

Athletes should have their own true twin or freestyle snowboard, properly fitted with quality metal edges. Athletes should also have a CWSAA approved helmet.

Additional Purchases

WinSport Standard Access Winter Pass* is required – lift tickets are not included in the program fee.

  • WinSport’s Advanced Access Winter Pass is not required as part of this program.

A Recreation Alberta Snowboard membership ($40) is required. Get your membership here

* Early Bird pricing extension is available for athletes registered in a freestyle program, please call Guest Services to inquire and purchase.

Program Schedule

  • Tuesdays, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Wednesdays, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Thursdays, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Fridays, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Saturdays, 9:00am to 11:00am or 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Start Date

  • 15-week program: November 25 to December 1
  • 11-week program: January 6 to January 12
  • 7-week program: February 3

End Date

  • March 19 to March 23

Dates Skipped

  • December 23 to January 5
  • February 17 to 19

New Online Store  

Purchase your program in our new online store. (In-person purchases are not yet available). Please allow yourself time to become familiar with this new online process. You will need to create a new account and complete your waivers prior to finalizing your purchase.

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6-10 SuMoTuWeThFrSa 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Start day varies per option $425.00 Book now