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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!

Now that you have developed basic skills and have moved past level 1, continue to build your abilities by selecting your progressive level. 

Looking to try for the first time or develop lifelong skills; we have options for you. Our lessons start at age four 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.

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Ages
4-6

Ages
7-13

Ages
13-17

Ages
18+

Women
Ages 18+

 
Learn More - Ages 4-6

Level 2

Snowboarding-related games are used to help participants build on Level 1 skills and continue their progression. Level 2 may be repeated multiple times to ensure competency in core skill areas and help build a solid foundation for a long snowboarding future.

Key Goals
  • Change direction using toe and heel edge
  • Come to a complete stop on the hill
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 1 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 1
  • Able to:
    • Strap on board with minimal assistance
    • Slide straight down a gentle hill
    • Use board to change direction
Session Duration
Price
Weekend/Holiday - 2 Day 90 mins
$132
Weekday – 3 Day 90 mins $164.25
Weekend - 3 Day 90 mins $197.25
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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Level 3

Fundamental skills development continues for those who are able to ride with control on green terrain and are ready to be pushed to the next level. This may include building to higher speeds and progressing on to the chairlift, as group ability allows. Level 3 may be repeated multiple times to ensure competency in core skill areas and help build a solid foundation for a long snowboarding future.

Key Goals
  • Snowboard comfortably on the Gold and Progression carpets
  • Ready to attempt the chairlift with instructor assistance
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 2 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 2
  • Able to:
    • Complete basic turns of varying size
    • Control speed all the way down the hill
    • Get up on their own after falling

Session Duration
Price
Weekend/Holiday - 2 Day 90 mins
$132
Weekday – 3 Day 90 mins $164.25
Weekend - 3 Day 90 mins $197.25
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 3?

Check out our club programs to take your skills to the next level.

Click here to learn more
 
Learn More - Ages 7-13

Next Step Snowboard - Youth

You tried it, you loved it, you are ready for more! This lesson is exactly what it is called, the Next Step. This lesson is ideal if you have recently completed a discover lesson or are still within the beginner stages of learning, and are ready to take on more. Consider this Level 1.5! In this 90-minute lesson, your certified instructor will continue to work on beginner skills and reaffirm your newfound love for sliding and snow!

Key Goals

  • Confidently come to a complete stop on green/blue terrain
  • Introduce heel side and toe side turns.

Prerequisites

  • Recent completion of a Discover Lesson or previous experience on beginner terrain
Session Duration
Price
1 Day
90 mins $75

Lesson pricing does not include taxes.

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

Snowboard 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.

This program is offered for levels 2, 3, and 4.

Dates:

  • December 17, 18, 19
  • February 11, 12, 13
  • March 17, 18, 19

Session Duration
Price
Weekday
90 mins $180

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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

These lessons include your lift tickets, and if you don’t have your own equipment yet, you can add rentals for $5 per lesson.

Level 2

Skills progression continues as we practice and build on Level 1 skills. Level 2 may be repeated multiple times to ensure competency in core skill areas and help build a solid foundation for a long snowboarding future. Developing balance is key, so any additional time on the hill – before and after programs – will speed up the learning process.

Key Goals
  • Complete turns on heel and toe sides
  • Show a strong, athletic position on board

Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 1 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 1
  • Have been introduced to changing direction.
  • Able to:
    • Move around on board with one foot strapped in
    • Stop on toe and heel edge

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
Weekday- 16 Day 180 mins $864

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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Level 3

Level 3 is a fast moving group for children ready to start riding faster on steeper terrain, while refining their edge control. This course progresses from beginner to intermediate terrain by way of the chairlift, with the opportunity for features such as small jumps, rollers, bumps and the 12-foot halfpipe to be introduced.

Key Goals
  • Comfortably ride from top to bottom while carrying out various skill drills, such as carved traverses
  • Continuously link toe and heel side turns of varying size
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 2 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 2
  • Able to:
    • Control speed and direction on green terrain
    • Start using the chairlift
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
Weekday- 16 Day 180 mins $864

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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Level 4

This program focuses on furthering the technique of strong snowboarders who are ready to ride hard and fast on a variety of terrain. The goal is to develop strong, well-rounded riders who feel comfortable attempting any sort of terrain. Features such as small jumps, rollers, bumps, and the 12-foot halfpipe may also be introduced.

Key Goals
  • Work on refined edge control and carving
  • Instil skills and confidence to attempt any terrain
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 3 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 3
  • Previous introduction to carving
  • Able to:
    • Link turns with smooth flow and rhythm on green/blue terrain
    • Comfortably ride at higher speeds
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
Weekday- 16 Day 180 mins $864

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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Progressed past Level 4?

Check out our club programs to take your skills to the next level.

Click here to learn more
 
Learn More - Ages 13-17

Next Step Snowboard

You tried it, you loved it, you are ready for more! This lesson is exactly what it is called, the Next Step. This lesson is ideal if you have recently completed a discover lesson or are still within the beginner stages of learning, and are ready to take on more. Consider this Level 1.5! In this 90-minute lesson, your certified instructor will continue to work on beginner skills and reaffirm your newfound love for sliding and snow!

Key Goals
  • Confidently come to a complete stop on green/blue terrain
  • Introduce heel side and toe side turns.
Prerequisites
  • Recent completion of a Discover Lesson or previous experience on beginner terrain
Session Duration
Price
Weekend
90 mins $75

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 class is the "Next Step" and designed for those that have recently completed a Discover Lesson. This class should only be booked once unless encouraged to be repeated by the instructor at the end of your lesson.

Snowboard in 3

Our program has grown! Now you can Ski or Snowboard-in-3 at level 2, 3 or 4 prior to key holidays! Join us for this flash offering before the Christmas holidays, Family Day and Spring Break to get your riding legs back under you and ready for your holiday. This teen and adult program is planned specifically for you to refresh your skills before your winter getaway to the mountains.

This program is offered for levels 2, 3, and 4.

Dates

  • December 17, 18, 19
  • February 11, 12, 13
  • March 17, 18, 19

Session Duration
Price
Weekday
90 mins $180

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

View Dates & Book - Level 2View Dates & Book - Level 3View Dates & Book - Level 4

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

These lessons include your lift tickets, and if you don’t have your own equipment yet, you can add rentals for $5 per lesson.

Level 2

With a slightly quicker pace than Level 1, this program encourages participants to continue building their skills and improve their stance while taking on new challenges, such as using the chairlift and snowboarding from top to bottom unassisted.

Key Goals
  • Comfortable linking toe and heel side turns
  • Develop a refined, balanced body posture in order to progress
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 1 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 1
  • Able to:
    • Make complete stops
    • Turn around obstacles on beginner terrain
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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Level 3

This program introduces more advanced manoeuvres into your snowboarding, such as riding switch and carving. Features such as small jumps, bumps and rollers may also be introduced, depending on the interests of the group.

Key Goals
  • Comfortably ride from top to bottom while carrying out various skill drills, such as carved traverses
  • Continuously link toe and heel side turns of varying size
  • Introduce advanced techniques such as riding switch and carving
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 2 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 2
  • Able to:
    • Comfortably link turns
    • Ride the chairlift
    • Control speed and turn shape
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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Level 4

Once you’re comfortable riding at high speeds, this program will help you refine some of the more advanced aspects of snowboarding. Features such as small jumps, bumps, and rollers may also be introduced at this level, depending on the interests of the group.

Key Goals
  • Experiment with short and large radius turns
  • Refine existing carving technique
  • Learn how to tackle variable terrain at higher speeds
  • Work on refined edge control and carving
  • Instil skills and confidence to attempt any terrain
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 3 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 3
  • Able to:
    • Complete toe and heel side turns on steeper terrain
    • Vary turn shape and frequency on steeper terrain
    • Confidently try challenging new skills
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.

View Dates & Book

Progressed past Level 4?

Check out our club programs to take your skills to the next level.

Click here to learn more
 
Learn More - Ages 18+

Next Step Snowboard

You tried it, you loved it, you are ready for more! This lesson is exactly what it is called, the Next Step. This lesson is ideal if you have recently completed a discover lesson or are still within the beginner stages of learning, and are ready to take on more. Consider this Level 1.5! In this 90-minute lesson, your certified instructor will continue to work on beginner skills and reaffirm your newfound love for sliding and snow!

Key Goals
  • Confidently come to a complete stop on green/blue terrain
  • Introduce heel side and toe side turns.
Prerequisites
  • Recent completion of a Discover Lesson or previous experience on beginner terrain

Session Duration
Price
Weekend 90 mins $75

Lesson pricing does not include taxes.

View Dates & Book

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

Note: This class is the "Next Step" and designed for those that have recently completed a Discover Lesson. This class should only be booked once unless encouraged to be repeated by the instructor at the end of your lesson.

Snowboard in 3

Our program has grown! Now you can Ski or Snowboard-in-3 at level 2, 3 or 4 prior to key holidays! Join us for this flash offering before the Christmas holidays, Family Day and Spring Break to get your riding legs back under you and ready for your holiday. This teen and adult program is planned specifically for you to refresh your skills before your winter getaway to the mountains.

This program is offered for levels 2, 3, and 4.

Dates

  • December 17, 18, 19
  • February 11, 12, 13
  • March 17, 18, 19
Session Duration
Price
Weekday
90 mins $180

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

View Dates & Book - Level 2View Dates & Book - Level 3View Dates & Book - Level 4

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

These lessons include your lift tickets, and if you don’t have your own equipment yet, you can add rentals for $5 per lesson.

Level 2

With a slightly quicker pace than Level 1, this program encourages participants to continue building their skills and improve their stance while taking on new challenges, such as using the chairlift and snowboarding from top to bottom unassisted.

Key Goals
  • Comfortable linking toe and heel side turns
  • Develop a refined, balanced body posture in order to progress
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 1 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 1
  • Able to:
    • Make complete stops
    • Turn around obstacles on beginner terrain
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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Level 3

This program introduces more advanced manoeuvres into your snowboarding, such as riding switch and carving. Features such as small jumps, bumps and rollers may also be introduced, depending on the interests of the group.

Key Goals
  • Comfortably ride from top to bottom while carrying out various skill drills, such as carved traverses
  • Continuously link toe and heel side turns of varying size
  • Introduce advanced techniques such as riding switch and carving
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 2 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 2
  • Able to:
    • Comfortably link turns
    • Ride the chairlift
    • Control speed and turn shape
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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Level 4

Once you’re comfortable riding at high speeds, this program will help you refine some of the more advanced aspects of snowboarding. Features such as small jumps, bumps, and rollers may also be introduced at this level, depending on the interests of the group.

Key Goals
  • Experiment with short and large radius turns
  • Refine existing carving technique
  • Learn how to tackle variable terrain at higher speeds
  • Work on refined edge control and carving
  • Instil skills and confidence to attempt any terrain
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 3 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 3
  • Able to:
    • Complete toe and heel side turns on steeper terrain
    • Vary turn shape and frequency on steeper terrain
    • Confidently try challenging new skills
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.

View Dates & Book
 
Learn More - 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 2

With a slightly quicker pace than Level 1, this program encourages participants to continue building their skills and improve their stance while taking on new challenges, such as using the chairlift and snowboarding from top to bottom unassisted.

Key Goals
  • Comfortable linking toe and heel side turns
  • Develop a refined, balanced body posture in order to progress
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 1 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 1
  • Able to:
    • Make complete stops
    • Turn around obstacles on beginner terrain

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.

Women's Level 3

This program introduces more advanced manoeuvres into your snowboarding, such as riding switch and carving. Features such as small jumps, bumps and rollers may also be introduced, depending on the interests of the group.

Key Goals
  • Comfortably ride from top to bottom while carrying out various skill drills, such as carved traverses
  • Continuously link toe and heel side turns of varying size
  • Introduce advanced techniques such as riding switch and carving
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 2 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 2
  • Able to:
    • Comfortably link turns
    • Ride the chairlift
    • Control speed and turn shape

Session Duration
Price
Weekday - 5 Day
90 mins
$360

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

View Dates & Book

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.

Women's Level 4

Once you’re comfortable riding at high speeds, this program will help you refine some of the more advanced aspects of snowboarding. Features such as small jumps, bumps, and rollers may also be introduced at this level, depending on the interests of the group.

Key Goals
  • Experiment with short and large radius turns
  • Refine existing carving technique
  • Learn how to tackle variable terrain at higher speeds
  • Work on refined edge control and carving
  • Instil skills and confidence to attempt any terrain
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 3 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 3
  • Able to:
    • Complete toe and heel side turns on steeper terrain
    • Vary turn shape and frequency on steeper terrain
    • Confidently try challenging new skills
Session Duration
Price
Weekday - 5 Day
90 mins
$360

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

View Dates & Book

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.