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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 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.

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Ages
3-5

Ages
6-13

Ages
13-17

Ages
18+

Women
Ages 18+

 
Learn More - Ages 3-5

Level 2

Skiing-related games are used by our friendly qualified instructors to help participants who have mastered stopping and are ready to take the next step towards independent skiing and want to continue developing key skills. Before moving to the next level, it is important that all participants show competency in the key goal areas.

Key Goals
  • Ski unassisted from the top of the Gold carpet
  • Adjust size of snowplow when moving
  • Make wide left and right turns
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 1 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 1
  • Able to:
    • Walk independently on skis
    • Ski comfortably straight down a gentle slope
    • Use snow plow to control speed
    • Come to complete stop on small incline
    • Introduction to turning skis while moving
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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Level 3

Fundamental skill development continues for those skiers who are able to ski with control on green terrain and are ready to be safely pushed to the next level. This may include building to higher speeds and progressing onto the chairlift, as group ability allows.

Key Goals
  • Feel comfortable skiing 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 turns of varying size on green terrain
    • Control speed at all times
    • 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
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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Level 4

Skills progression continues, as participants who are ready to move from warm-ups and drills on the Gold and Progression carpets to the chairlift for experience skiing at higher speeds and on a variety of terrain, such as rollers, bumps, berms and off-camber terrain.

Key Goals
  • Control speed on a wide range of terrain
  • Build comfort at higher speeds and on variable terrain
  • Ski completely unassisted from top to bottom of chair lift
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 3 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 3
  • Able to:
    • Make turns of varying size to control speed, without instructor assistance
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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Level 5

Level 5 bridges the gap between our Level 4 and our All Mountain ski programs. Participants must be confident skiing all terrain at WinSport and be looking to fine-tune their skills in an age and developmentally appropriate setting.

Key Goals
  • Ski with parallel skis on all terrain
  • Use edges to maintain/increase speed
  • Remain stable when skiing on variable terrain
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Level 4 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 4
  • Able to:
    • Confidently ski completely unassisted from the top of WinSport's ’88 chair
    • Ski with parallel skis on most terrain
    • Remain in control at intermediate/advanced speeds
    • Ski variable terrain at mountain resorts

Session Duration
Price
Weekend - 3 Day 90 mins $197.25
Weekend - 5 Day 90 mins
$326.25

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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Looking for options mid-week? Check out our New Academy Grom Programs

Progressed past Level 5?

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

Click here to learn more
 
Learn More - Ages 6-13

Next Step Ski - 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 grade terrain
  • Large radius snow plough turns on green/blue terrain.

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 rentals or 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 instuctor at the end of your lesson.

Ski in 3 - Youth

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 youth 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.

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

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

This is a great program for children who are ready to start skiing a little bit faster and try some new terrain. Level 2 may be repeated multiple times to help build a solid foundation for a long skiing future. Developing balance is key, so any additional time spent on skis – before and after programs – will speed up the learning process.

Key Goals

  • Comfortably link turns around obstacles
  • Varying the size and speed of turns
  • Developing balance while on skis
  • Start using the chairlift

Prerequisites

  • Successfully completed Level 1 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 1
  • Able to:
    • Come to a complete stop using a snow plow (pizza shape)
    • Complete turns on green terrain
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
Weekend - 11 Day
180 mins
$750.75
Weekend - 16 Day
180 mins
$864

Lesson pricing does not include rentals or taxes.

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Level 3

Level 3 is a group for children ready to start skiing faster on steeper terrain, while trying to keep skis parallel as much as possible. This course progresses from beginner to intermediate terrain with the opportunity for features such as rollers, bumps and the 12-foot halfpipe depending on entire group ability and interests.

Key Goals

  • Comfortably ski from top to bottom while carrying out various skill drills, such as skiing on one ski
  • Skiing with parallel skis

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
Weekend - 11 Day
180 mins
$750.75
Weekend - 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 skiers who are ready to ski hard and fast on a variety of terrain. The goal is to develop strong, well-rounded skiers 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

  • Introduce 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:
    • Ski with parallel skis on most terrain
    • Vary turn shape on steeper terrain
    • Confidently try new and challenging terrain
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
Weekend - 11 Day
180 mins
$750.75
Weekend - 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 Ski

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 grade terrain
  • Large radius snow plough turns on green/blue terrain.

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 rentals or 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.

Ski 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 3 View Dates & Book - Level 4

Weekday Ski 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 while taking on new challenges, such as using the chairlift and skiing from top to bottom unassisted.

Key Goals

  • Comfortably link turns around obstacles
  • Vary the size and speed of a turn
  • Control speed
  • Start using the chairlift

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 skiing, such as skiing with parallel skis at all times and carving. Features such as small jumps, bumps and rollers may also be introduced, depending on the interests of the group.

Key Goals

  • Comfortably ski from top to bottom while carrying out various skill drills
  • Skiing with parallel skis at all times
  • Introduce carving technique

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 skiing at high speeds, this program will help you refine some of the more advanced aspects of skiing. 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 small and large radius turns
  • Refine existing carving technique
  • Learn how to tackle variable terrain at higher speeds

Prerequisites

  • Successfully completed Level 3 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 3
  • Previous introduction to carving
  • Able to:
    • Ski with parallel skis on green/blue terrain
    • Comfortably ski at higher speeds

 

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 Ski

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 grade terrain
  • Large radius snow plough turns on green/blue terrain.

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 rentals or 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.

Ski 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 3 View Dates & Book - Level 4

Weekday Ski 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 while taking on new challenges, such as using the chairlift and skiing from top to bottom unassisted.

Key Goals

  • Comfortably link turns around obstacles
  • Vary the size and speed of a turn
  • Control speed
  • Start using the chairlift

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 skiing, such as skiing with parallel skis at all times and carving. Features such as small jumps, bumps and rollers may also be introduced, depending on the interests of the group.

Key Goals

  • Comfortably ski from top to bottom while carrying out various skill drills
  • Skiing with parallel skis at all times
  • Introduce carving technique

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 skiing at high speeds, this program will help you refine some of the more advanced aspects of skiing. 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 small and large radius turns
  • Refine existing carving technique
  • Learn how to tackle variable terrain at higher speeds

Prerequisites

  • Successfully completed Level 3 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 3
  • Previous introduction to carving
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 while taking on new challenges, such as using the chairlift and skiing from top to bottom unassisted.

Key Goals

  • Comfortably link turns around obstacles
  • Vary the size and speed of a turn
  • Control speed
  • Start using the chairlift

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 skiing, such as skiing with parallel skis at all times and carving. Features such as small jumps, bumps and rollers may also be introduced, depending on the interests of the group.

Key Goals

  • Comfortably ski from top to bottom while carrying out various skill drills
  • Skiing with parallel skis at all times
  • Introduce carving technique

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 skiing at high speeds, this program will help you refine some of the more advanced aspects of skiing. 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 small and large radius turns
  • Refine existing carving technique
  • Learn how to tackle variable terrain at higher speeds

Prerequisites

  • Successfully completed Level 3 or have the ability to complete all key goals outlined in Level 3
  • Previous introduction to carving
  • Able to:
    • Ski with parallel skis on green/blue terrain
    • Comfortably ski at higher speeds
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.