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Academy Snowboard - Podium Pushers - Level 5

Ages 8-12

Our Podium Pushers level 5 program takes young snowboarders to the next level by giving them the tools to shred all kinds of different terrain and explore new features. Athletes will progress their snowboarding on more challenging terrain as they focus on fundamental carving skills and get introduced to other skills such as switch riding, jumps, boxes, rails, grabs and more.

Prices do not include GST.

Days/Class Duration

  • Monday: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Additional Info/Costs

  • Season-long Club - WinSport Season's Pass required (no day ticket option available)
  • 11-Week Club - WinSport Season's Pass required (no day ticket option available)
  • Mandatory CFSA General Membership - CAN FREE 1 & 2
  • Rentals will not be available this year for Academy participants.
  • Programs will run with a 1:6 coach to athlete ratio.
  • There will be no offsite training or competitions.

Key Goals

  • Link at least 3 switch turns
  • Straight air small jumps
  • Remain balanced when riding on variable terrain such as wave tanks, rollers and moguls

Pre-requisites

  • Can confidently snowboard from the top of the ’88 chair at WinSport completely unassisted
  • Completed WinSport Snow School Level 4 or equivalent
  • Can link complete heel and toe side turns on all green terrain
  • Has the stamina to snowboard for 2.5 hours

Length Day/Time Start Date Price
11 Week
Mondays or Fridays - 5:00 p.m. Jan 4 / Jan 8
$796.95
Season Long
Tuesdays - 5:30 p.m. or Wednesdays - 5:00 p.m. Dec 1 / Dec 2 $921.90

Register - 11 week Register - Season Long

Academy Snowboard - Podium Pushers - Level 6

Ages 8-12

Our Podium Pushers level 6 program develops advanced riding skills and gives athletes a broader look into various disciplines of snowboarding.Athletes will get a taste of everything in this well-rounded program as they gain a better understanding of which direction they choose to take their snowboarding.

Prices do not include GST.

Days/Class Duration

  • Monday: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Additional Info/Costs

  • Season-long Club - WinSport Season's Pass required (no day ticket option available)
  • 11-Week Club - WinSport Season's Pass required (no day ticket option available)
  • Mandatory CFSA General Membership - CAN FREE 1 & 2
  • Rentals will not be available this year for Academy participants.
  • Programs will run with a 1:6 coach to athlete ratio.
  • There will be no offsite training or competitions.

Key Goals

  • Ride switch on beginner terrain
  • Comfortable hitting small to medium jumps
  • Demonstrates some basic grabs
  • Demonstrates 180 spin on small jumps
  • Mobile lower body when on wave tanks, rollers and moguls
  • Able to comfortably ride all blue terrain at mountain resorts
  • Basic grabs

Pre-requisites

  • Can confidently snowboard from the top of the ’88 chair at WinSport completely unassisted
  • Has completed WinSport Podium Pushers Level 5 or equivalent
  • Can link switch turns on green terrain
  • Can straight air small jumps
  • Has the stamina to snowboard for 2.5 hours 

Length Day/Time Start Date Price
11 Week
Mondays or Fridays - 5:00 p.m. Jan 4 / Jan 8
$796.95
Season Long
Tuesdays - 5:30 p.m. or Wednesdays - 5:00 p.m. Dec 1 / Dec 2 $921.90

Register - 11 week Register - Season Long

Academy Snowboard - Podium Pushers - Level 7

Ages 8-12

Athletes in our Podium Pushers level 7 program will consolidate advanced snowboarding skills and dive deeper into other disciplines within the sport. This program develops advanced skills in various areas of snowboarding to create strong, well-rounded athletes.

Prices do not include GST.

Days/Class Duration

  • Monday: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Additional Info/Costs

  • Season-long Club - WinSport Season's Pass required (no day ticket option available)
  • 11-Week Club - WinSport Season's Pass required (no day ticket option available)
  • Mandatory CFSA General Membership - CAN FREE 1 & 2
  • Rentals will not be available this year for Academy participants.
  • Programs will run with a 1:6 coach to athlete ratio.
  • There will be no offsite training or competitions.

Key Goals

  • Ride switch on intermediate terrain
  • Comfortable hitting small and medium jumps
  • Demonstrates some basic grabs
  • Demonstrates 180 spin on small and medium  jumps
  • Mobile lower body when on wave tanks, rollers and moguls
  • Able to comfortably ride all blue and some black terrain at mountain resorts

Pre-requisites

  • Can confidently ride from the top of the ’88 chair at WinSport completely unassisted
  • Has completed WinSport Podium Pushers Level 6 or equivalent
  • Can ride switch on chairlift terrain
  • Has the stamina to snowboard for 2.5 hours
  • Can perform a basic grab

Length Day/Time Start Date Price
11 Week
Mondays or Fridays - 5:00 p.m. Jan 4 / Jan 8
$796.95

Register - 11 week


Snow School Disclaimer
Participation in WinSport’s snow school program (the “Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by the participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. This will include a Waiver for the Program and a Waiver for COVID-19. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers will be provided for review and signature prior to the start of the Program, and can also be found on our website for immediate review.