Whistler Adult Ski and Snowboard Lessons

  • Learn to ski or snowboard or improve your technique with Whistler Blackcomb's expert instructors
  • Choose from private, semi-private and group lessons, with multilingual instructors available upon request
  • Book a multi-day camp or clinic to take your skills further - racing, steeps, freestyle and women’s only
  • View information and book kids and teen snow school lessons

Discover Whistler Days

Discover Whistler Days

Receive 30% OFF selected lessons during these special value periods of the season.

  • November 28-December 20, 2013
  • January 13-28, 2014
  • February 24-March 14, 2014
  • March 31-April 6, 2014

All lessons are MAX 4. Having a maximum of 4 people in a group lesson creates the perfect environment to build your confidence while you learn and discover the incredible mountains.

Rates include the 30% off for Discover Whistler Day.

Daily Lessons Level Price  Location
Half Day Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $101.50 Whistler or Blackcomb
Half Day Learn to Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket Levels 1-3 Only $116.90 Whistler or Blackcomb
Full Day Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $139.30 Whistler or Blackcomb
Full Day Learn to Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket Levels 1-3 Only $154.70 Whistler or Blackcomb
Third Day Free Special Lesson
(Consecutive Days)
Level   Price  Location
3 Full Day Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $278.60 Whistler or Blackcomb
3 Full Day Learn to Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket Levels 1-3 Only $309.40 Whistler or Blackcomb
Multi Day Ski Camps - Monday start only Level   Price  Location
The Camp - 3 Full Day Ski Lessons Levels 3-6 $399 Whistler or Blackcomb
The Camp - 4 Full Day Ski Lessons Levels 3-6 $449 Whistler or Blackcomb
Private Lessons Level   Price  Location
Half Day Private Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $499 Whistler or Blackcomb
Full Day Private Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $699 Whistler or Blackcomb
Ski with an Olympian - Full Day Private Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $899 Whistler or Blackcomb

All participants are required to sign a waiver prior to the lesson.

Holiday Season

December 21 - January 5, 2014 & January 29 - February 7, 2014

All lessons are MAX 4. Having a maximum of 4 people in a group lesson creates the perfect environment to build your confidence while you learn and discover the incredible mountains.

Daily Lessons Level Price  Location
Half Day Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $165 Whistler or Blackcomb
Half Day Learn to Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket Levels 1-3 Only $187 Whistler or Blackcomb
Full Day Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $215 Whistler or Blackcomb
Full Day Learn to Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket Levels 1-3 Only $237 Whistler or Blackcomb
Third Day Free Special Lesson
(Consecutive Days)
Level   Price  Location
3 Full Day Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $430 Whistler or Blackcomb
3 Full Day Learn to Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket Levels 1-3 Only $474 Whistler or Blackcomb
Multi Day Ski Camps - Monday start only Level   Price  Location
The Camp - 3 Full Day Lessons Levels 3-6 $399 Whistler or Blackcomb
The Camp - 4 Full Day Lessons Levels 3-6 $449 Whistler or Blackcomb
Private Lessons Level   Price  Location
Half Day Private Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $499 Whistler or Blackcomb
Full Day Private Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $699 Whistler or Blackcomb
Ski with an Olympian Full Day Private Lesson Levels 1-6 $899 Whistler or Blackcomb

All participants are required to sign a waiver prior to the lesson.

Regular Season

January 6-12, February 8-23, March 15-30, April 7-21, 2014

All lessons are MAX 4. Having a maximum of 4 people in a group lesson creates the perfect environment to build your confidence while you learn and discover the incredible mountains.

Daily Lessons Level Price  Location
Half Day Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $145 Whistler or Blackcomb
Half Day Learn to Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket Levels 1-3 Only $167 Whistler or Blackcomb
Full Day Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $199 Whistler or Blackcomb
Full Day Learn to Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket Levels 1-3 Only $221 Whistler or Blackcomb
Third Day Free Special Lesson
(Consecutive Days)
Level   Price  Location
3 Full Day Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $398 Whistler or Blackcomb
3 Full Day Learn to Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket Levels 1-3 Only $442 Whistler or Blackcomb
Multi Day Ski Camps - Monday start only Level   Price  Location
The Camp - 3 Full Day Ski Lessons Levels 3-6 $399 Whistler or Blackcomb
The Camp - 4 Full Day Ski Lessons Levels 3-6 $449 Whistler or Blackcomb
Private Lessons Level   Price  Location
Half Day Private Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $499 Whistler or Blackcomb
Full Day Private Ski/Ride Lesson Levels 1-6 $699 Whistler or Blackcomb
Ski with an Olympian Full Day Private Lesson Levels 1-6 $899 Whistler or Blackcomb

All participants are required to sign a waiver prior to the lesson.

Ski or Ride with an Olympian - Private Lessons

Only the world's best ski and snowboard athletes make it to the Olympic Games, and in Whistler you can get up close and personal with an Olympian in a private ski or snowboard lesson. An opportunity to follow in the tracks of a world-class athlete, learn their technique and hear their Olympic stories in an exclusive Snow School program.

Lesson Details Price
Private Lesson - full day ski or ride with an Olympian Go one-on-one or make a group with up to five family or friends of similar ability – one price. $899*

Multi-day Camps or Specialty Lessons

Multi-day programs give you a great opportunity to improve your technique while exploring everything the mountains have to offer.

Extremely Canadian Steep Skiing Clinic

Steep skiing clinic for intermediate to expert skiers. Small groups of similar ability, combined with a serious amount of vertical with guarantee improvement, tired legs and an unforgettable ski day. Après with beer and nachos at Merlins included. Clinic begins at 8:30 AM.

Womens Ski & Snowboard Camps

Camps run throughout the year on a variety of dates. All women all the time! Roxy All Star Ski & Snowboard Camps accommodate all types of riding from beginner to expert and for those who like to dabble in park. Coaching from top level female skiers and riders. Après reception included. Prizes given out the final day. Camps begins at 8:30 AM at Merlins Bar & Grill, at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.

Lesson Details Price
Extremely Canadian 2 Day Camp Skiing ability is level 4-6. Mon, Thurs or Sat start only. $425
Womens 2 Day Ski/Ride Camp Ability level 1-6. Select weekend dates only. Call for details. $249

All participants are required sign a waiver prior to the lesson.


*All Ski and Snowboard School programs must be booked at least 56 hours prior to your arrival to take advantage of the listed rates.

Ski and Snowboard Ability Charts

To ensure you are taking the appropriate lesson for your ability level, consider the following information.

Ski Ability Levels

Level Description
 1 First Time Skier - Never skied before or not yet able to do a snowplow on a gentle slope.
 2 Novice - Can do snowplow turns in control on gentle slopes. Prefer to ski at a slow pace. Green runs remain a bit of a challenge.
 3 Comfortable Novice - Ability to link strong snowplow turns or wide stance parallel. Feel comfortable on green runs but rarely venture onto blue runs. May add poles at this level.
 4 Intermediate - Able to ski parallel turns with pole plant. Can ski most blue runs, more advanced blues remain a challenge. Would like to explore more varied terrain.
 5 Advanced - Able to ski strong parallel turns with a pole plant on all blue runs and easy black runs. Learning short turns, off piste, moguls, powder and more difficult terrain.
 6 Expert - Enjoy the challenge of skiing in control in all conditions and terrain and want to refine these skills.

Snowboard Ability Levels

Level Description
 1 First Time Snowboarder - Never snowboarded before.
 2 Novice - Able to slide and stop, both front-side, backside and attempting to link turns on gentle terrain.
 3 Comfortable Novice - Able to link sweeping pivot turns on gentle green terrain and ready to venture onto green runs.
 4 Intermediate - Can snowboard comfortably on all green runs and some blue runs. More difficult blue runs are sometimes a challenge. Would like to explore more varied terrain.
 5 Advanced - Able to link turns on blue runs and easy black runs. Learning short turns, off piste terrain, small jumps, powder and difficult terrain.
 6 Expert - Enjoy the challenge of snowboarding in control in all conditions and terrain and want to refine these skills.

Lesson Information

Times:Full day lessons begin at 9 AM. Half day lessons begin at 8:45 AM & 12:30 PM.

Half Day Learn to Ski/Ride Levels 1-3 available PM only

Half Day Ride Lesson Levels 4-6 AM only

Learn to Ski & Ride - Whistler Blackcomb's teaching method is customer centered to ease the learning curve. Beginners only. No pressure zone. Specialized, easy to handle terrain. You can relax and learn at the same time.

The Camp - Two of the longest running & most successful ski camps in North America – Dave Murray and Ski Esprit are joining forces to create THE CAMP. THE CAMP is open to low level intermediate (3+) to expert skiers wanting to take their skiing to the next level.

Private Lessons - Ski, telemark or ride the park and pipe with video analysis and language choice. The ultimate mountain learning experience. Cut the lift line-ups, ski or ride the best places (including the secret ones), plus get one-on-one instruction to take you to the next level. Go one-on-one or form a group of up to five friends or family members of similar ability.

All Ski and Snowboard School programs must be booked at least 56 hours prior to your arrival to take advantage of the listed rates.

Call 1.800.WHISTLER (944.7853) to speak with a local travel consultant