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WinSport Snow School is the largest in Canada and offers close proximity to the city, short and frequent lesson, five magic carpets and progressive terrain making it the ideal place to learn. We put 35,000 people on snow every year and you can be next! 

Looking to try for the first time or develop lifelong skills; we have options for you. Our lessons start at age three and are perfect for all ages and abilities. Having a hard time choosing? Call our team at 403-247-5452 ext. 4 and we can help you choose the program that fits your goals.

Just want to try?

Discover lessons  provide a 90-minute lesson, teaching you the basics and getting you out on snow with a lift ticket and rentals for the day.

Ready to commit and learn more? Move to the Next Step and build on on new skills you have in this 90-minute lesson with rentals and a lift ticket.

Building skills for a trip to the mountains

Develop your skills quickly for a snow day with family, friends or coworkers and try our snowboard in 3. These are a group of 3 lessons that are built to progress your skills. These 3 lessons include lift ticket and rentals can be added for $5 per lesson.

Level 1 - Make the leap

Level 1 is the first in our learning pathway. Grasp the basics and learn how to be safe on the hill before you move on to the next level.

To complement our existing five week and PD day programming we have added ski in three levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 before your holiday travels for both kids and adults. Choose the option that fits best for you

Move past the basics. Click here to find our progressive ski levels

Ages
3-5

Ages
6-13

Ages
13-17

Ages
18+

Women
Ages 18+

 
First Time - Ages 3-5

Parent & Tot

You love your little one, and your little one loves you! We know it can be scary and hard for both you and your child to learn on their own, so help them learn to love skiing with you! The Parent and Tot class lets you be active in their learning and right by their side as they take on a new sport. Our certified instructors will work with you to show you how to help your little skier progress with your support and take on the slopes in a safe manner. The children need no experience, while parents need to be experienced and independent skiers. This lesson takes place on skis for both you, your little one and the instructor. 

Key Goals

  • Introduce basic skills
  • Build comfort and confidence on the snow

Prerequisites

  • No previous skiing experience required for preschooler
  • Parents must be able to ski at an intermediate level and bring their own equipment or purchase rentals (including a CSA approved helmet)
Session Duration
Price
Weekend/Holiday - 2 Day 90 mins $138
Weekend - 3 Day 90 mins
$204
Holiday - 4 Day
90 mins
$268
Weekend - 5 Day
90 mins
$330

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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Level 1

Through the use of skiing games, our friendly qualified instructors strive to build fundamental ski movements that can be leveraged in future lessons and programs. Before moving to the next level, it is important that all participants show competency in the key goal areas. Level 1 may be repeated multiple times to help build a solid foundation for a long skiing future.

Key Goals

  • Walk on skis
  • Slide straight down a beginner hill
  • Use snow plow to control speed
  • Come to complete stop on small incline
  • Introduction to turning skis while moving

Prerequisites

  • No previous skiing experience required
  • Able to:
    • Remain active for 90 minutes
    • Function in a group learning setting without parents

 

Session Duration
Price
Weekend/Holiday - 2 Day 90 mins $132
Weekday - 3 Day
90 mins
$164.25
Weekend - 3 Day 90 mins
$197.25
Weekday - 4 Day
90 mins
$218
Holiday - 4 Day
90 mins
$262
Weekday - 5 Day
90 mins
$271.25
Weekend - 5 Day
90 mins
$326.25

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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Progressed past Level 1?

Check out our other Snow School programs under Learn More.

Click here to learn more
 
First Time - Ages 6-13

Level 1

Skiing-related games are used to provide a fun and active introduction to skiing with the hope of building a lifelong love of the sport. Level 1 may be repeated multiple times to help build a solid foundation for a long skiing future.

Key Goals

  • Come to a complete stop using a snow plow (pizza shape)
  • Complete turns on green terrain

Prerequisites

  • No previous skiing experience required
Session Duration
Price
Weekend/Holiday - 2 Day 90 mins $153
Weekday - 3 Day
90 mins
$198
Weekend - 3 Day 90 mins
$228
Weekday - 4 Day
90 mins
$262
Holiday - 4 Day
90 mins
$302
Weekday - 5 Day 90 mins
$325
Weekend - 5 Day 90 mins
$375
Weekday - 11 Day
180 mins
$750.75
Weekend - 16 Day
180 mins
$864

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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Discover Ski - Youth

The winter does not have to keep you inside hiding from the cold, let our certified instructors help you discover a new sport! Join us for a single 90-minute introductory lesson that will safely teach you the basics and leave you excited for fresh snow and bluebird winter days.

Key Goals

  • Come to a stop using a snow plow (pizza shape) 
  • Introduce turning by end of session.

Prerequisites

  • No previous skiing experience required

Session Duration
Price
Weekday
90 mins
$55
Weekend/Holiday 90 mins
$65

Lesson pricing does not include taxes.

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*Rental equipment and lift ticket are included in the cost of the lesson.

Note: This program is designed as an introductory class and should only be booked once unless encouraged to be repeated by the instructor at the end of the lesson.

Ski in 3 - Youth

We get it, your kids are busy! School, clubs, sports, socials ... sometimes it is hard to find time each week. Well, now your kids can also take advantage of our Ski or Snowboard in 3 program! We have placed this flash-programming right before key holidays to get them back in their gear and ready for your family holiday to the mountains. This program is offered in three compact, consecutive evenings to get them up to speed safely, quickly and conveniently thanks to our certified instructors. These lessons include their lift tickets, and in case they don’t have their own equipment, you can add rentals for $5 per lesson!

Key Goals

  • Make a full stop
  • Complete turns of varying sizes on green terrain
  • Foster a lifelong love of skiing
  • Chairlift may be used, depending on the group

Prerequisites

  • No previous skiing experience required
Dates
  • December 17, 18, 19
  • February 11, 12, 13
  • March 17, 18, 19
Session Duration
Price
Weekday
90 mins
$165

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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Weekday Ski in 3 is on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 4:30pm.

 
Sunshine Village

Add a 4th day to your Ski/Snowboard in 3 at Sunshine Village.

We are excited to work with our key mountain partner Sunshine Village to bring you a unique offer to extend your Ski in 3/Snowboard in 3 lessons. Take the skills you have learned in your first three lessons at WinSport and apply them at the Sunshine Village mountain in a 4th lesson offered to you at a significantly reduced price! Sunshine Village instructors will help you continue to build on your skills by introducing you to beginner terrain on the Rockies best snow. It is a great way to apply your skills while getting a feel for the snow at a mountain resort.

Your 4th day at Sunshine Village will include lift ticket, lesson and rentals on selected Sundays throughout the season.

This offer is exclusive to people who have registered and completed their Ski in 3 Lessons at WinSport. Within two weeks of completing your Ski/Snowboard in 3 program, you will receive an email providing the link to register for this program at Sunshine Village. If you do not receive the email please reach out to our Guest Services team via phone 403-247-5452 ext. 4 or email info@winsport.ca.

Dates to choose from
December 15, December 22, January 19, January 26, February 23, March 8, March 15, April 19, April 26, May 4, May 10.
Your offers
Price
2-hour lesson with lift ticket & rentals $109 + GST
Full day lesson with lift ticket & rental
$139 + GST
*one-time only

Progressed past Level 1?

Check out our other Snow School programs under Learn More.

Click here to learn more
 
First Time - Ages 13-17

Level 1

Level 1 is the first in our learning pathway. Grasp the basics and learn how to be safe on the hill before you move on to the next level. Start with basic skills and works towards creating skiers who are comfortable riding on beginner terrain without assistance from our certified instructors. Level 1 groups will rarely use the chairlift, but the instructor will consider it if the skill level of the group allows.

Key Goals

  • Complete turns of varying size on green terrain
  • Make complete stops on slightly steeper terrain
  • Build confidence on skis and feel in control in a new environment

Prerequisites

  • No previous skiing experience required
Session Duration
Price
Weekend/Holiday - 2 Day 90 mins $153
Weekend - 3 Day
90 mins
$228
Holiday - 4 Day
90 mins
$302
Weekday - 5 Day
90 mins
$325
Weekend - 5 Day 90 mins
$375

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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Discover Ski

The winter does not have to keep you inside hiding from the cold, let our certified instructors help you discover a new sport! Join us for a single 90-minute introductory lesson that will safely teach you the basics and leave you excited for fresh snow and bluebird winter days.

Key Goals

  • Come to a stop using a snow plow (pizza shape) 
  • Introduce turning by end of session.

Prerequisites

  • No previous skiing experience required
Session Duration
Price
Weekday
90 mins
$55
Weekend/Holiday
90 mins
$65

Lesson pricing does not include taxes.

View Dates & Book

*Rental equipment and lift ticket are included in the cost of the lesson.

Note: This program is designed as an introductory class and should only be booked once unless encouraged to be repeated by the instructor at the end of the lesson.

Ski in 3

We get it, your kids are busy! School, clubs, sports, socials ... sometimes it is hard to find time each week. Well, now your kids can also take advantage of our Ski or Snowboard in 3 program! This program is offered in three compact, consecutive evenings to get them up to speed safely, quickly and conveniently thanks to our certified instructors. These lessons include their lift tickets, and in case they don’t have their own equipment, you can add rentals for $5 per lesson!

Key Goals

  • Comfortably ride from the top of the hill to the bottom by the end of day 3. Chairlift may be used, depending on the group

Prerequisites

  • No previous skiing experience required.
Session Duration
Price
Weekday
90 mins
$165
Weekend
90 mins
$165

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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Weekday Ski in 3 is on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:30pm.

Weekend Ski in 3 is on Friday (6:30pm), Saturday (9am), and Sunday (9am).

 
Sunshine Village

Add a 4th day to your Ski/Snowboard in 3 at Sunshine Village.

We are excited to work with our key mountain partner Sunshine Village to bring you a unique offer to extend your Ski in 3/Snowboard in 3 lessons. Take the skills you have learned in your first three lessons at WinSport and apply them at the Sunshine Village mountain in a 4th lesson offered to you at a significantly reduced price! Sunshine Village instructors will help you continue to build on your skills by introducing you to beginner terrain on the Rockies best snow. It is a great way to apply your skills while getting a feel for the snow at a mountain resort.

Your 4th day at Sunshine Village will include lift ticket, lesson and rentals on selected Sundays throughout the season.

This offer is exclusive to people who have registered and completed their Ski in 3 Lessons at WinSport. Within two weeks of completing your Ski/Snowboard in 3 program, you will receive an email providing the link to register for this program at Sunshine Village. If you do not receive the email please reach out to our Guest Services team via phone 403-247-5452 ext. 4 or email info@winsport.ca.

Dates to choose from
December 15, December 22, January 19, January 26, February 23, March 8, March 15, April 19, April 26, May 4, May 10.
Your offers
Price
2-hour lesson with lift ticket & rentals $109 + GST
Full day lesson with lift ticket & rental
$139 + GST
*one-time only

Progressed past Level 1?

Check out our other Snow School programs under Learn More.

Click here to learn more
 
First Time - Ages 18+

Level 1

Level 1 is the first in our learning pathway. Grasp the basics and learn how to be safe on the hill before you move on to the next level. Start with basic skills and works towards creating skiers who are comfortable riding on beginner terrain without assistance from our certified instructors. Level 1 groups will rarely use the chairlift, but the instructor will consider it if the skill level of the group allows.

Key Goals

  • Complete turns of varying size on green terrain
  • Make complete stops on slightly steeper terrain
  • Build confidence on skis and feel in control in a new environment

Prerequisites

  • No previous skiing experience required
Session Duration
Price
Weekend/Holiday - 2 Day 90 mins $151
Holiday - 4 Day
90 mins
$302
Weekday - 5 Day 90 mins
$360

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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Discover Ski

The winter does not have to keep you inside hiding from the cold, let our certified instructors help you discover a new sport! Join us for a single 90-minute introductory lesson that will safely teach you the basics and leave you excited for fresh snow and bluebird winter days.

Key Goals

  • Come to a stop using a snow plow (pizza shape) 
  • Introduce turning by end of session.

Prerequisites

  • No previous skiing experience required.
Session Duration
Price
Weekday
90 mins
$55
Weekend/Holiday
90 mins
$65

Lesson pricing does not include taxes.

View Dates & Book

*Rental equipment and lift ticket are included in the cost of the lesson.

Note: This program is designed as an introductory class and should only be booked once unless encouraged to be repeated by the instructor at the end of the lesson.

Ski in 3

You have thought about it, and now you are going to do it! This three-day program (on consecutive days) is everything you need to go from never-ever, to hitting the slopes with confidence! Come out and learn the basics from our certified instructors in a fun and safe environment. These lessons include your lift tickets, and if don’t have your own gear, rentals can be added for $5 per lesson.

Key Goals

  • Comfortably ride from the top of the hill to the bottom by the end of day 3. Chairlift may be used, depending on the group

Prerequisites

  • No previous skiing experience required.
Session Duration
Price
Weekday
90 mins
$165
Weekend
90 mins
$165

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

View Dates & Book

Weekday Ski in 3 is on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:30pm.
Weekend Ski in 3 is on Friday (6:30pm), Saturday (9am), and Sunday (9am).

 
Sunshine Village

Add a 4th day to your Ski/Snowboard in 3 at Sunshine Village.

We are excited to work with our key mountain partner Sunshine Village to bring you a unique offer to extend your Ski in 3/Snowboard in 3 lessons. Take the skills you have learned in your first three lessons at WinSport and apply them at the Sunshine Village mountain in a 4th lesson offered to you at a significantly reduced price! Sunshine Village instructors will help you continue to build on your skills by introducing you to beginner terrain on the Rockies best snow. It is a great way to apply your skills while getting a feel for the snow at a mountain resort.

Your 4th day at Sunshine Village will include lift ticket, lesson and rentals on selected Sundays throughout the season.

This offer is exclusive to people who have registered and completed their Ski in 3 Lessons at WinSport. Within two weeks of completing your Ski/Snowboard in 3 program, you will receive an email providing the link to register for this program at Sunshine Village. If you do not receive the email please reach out to our Guest Services team via phone 403-247-5452 ext. 4 or email info@winsport.ca.

Dates to choose from
December 15, December 22, January 19, January 26, February 23, March 8, March 15, April 19, April 26, May 4, May 10.
Your offers
Price
2-hour lesson with lift ticket & rentals $109 + GST
Full day lesson with lift ticket & rental
$139 + GST
*one-time only

Progressed past Level 1?

Check out our other Snow School programs under Learn More.

Click here to learn more
 
First Time - Women Only Ages 18+
Ski Cellar Snowboard

WinSport is proud to support Women’s programs and encourages women of all ages to come learn to ski or snowboard this winter or to progress your skills in the next level. Ski Cellar Snowboard, a local Calgary retailer for more than 70 years has partnered with WinSport for the last 20 years to grow interest in skiing and snowboarding, bring more people to snow and welcome women to try the sport, stay engaged and keep their families active all winter long. As part of our women’s only programs, you’ll be in a group of like-minded women in a non-intimidating setting to help you learn and you will have the opportunity to hear about the latest technology in equipment that is best suited to women to keep you comfortable on the hill.

After the first session of your program, join us for a short presentation from Ski Cellar Snowboard about topics in the industry relevant to women, women’s equipment and fit, prizes, hot chocolate and an opportunity to visit the mountains this winter!

Women's Level 1

Level 1 is the first in our learning pathway. Grasp the basics and learn how to be safe on the hill before you move on to the next level. Start with basic skills and works towards creating skiers who are comfortable riding on beginner terrain without assistance from our certified instructors. Level 1 groups will rarely use the chairlift, but the instructor will consider it if the skill level of the group allows.

Key Goals

  • Complete turns of varying size on green terrain
  • Make complete stops on slightly steeper terrain
  • Build confidence on skis and feel in control in a new environment

Prerequisites

  • No previous skiing experience required

Session Duration
Price
Weekday - 5 Day
90 mins
$360

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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Lesson includes an equipment orientation session that runs 45-60 minutes on the first night of the program. The session begins 10 minutes after the end of the lesson in the Hall of Fame Theatre in the Frank King Day Lodge.

Progressed past Level 1?

Check out our other Snow School programs under Learn More.

Click here to learn more