Whistler Blackcomb Teen Ski and Snowboard Lessons

  • Teens from 13 to 18 years old of all ability levels will love Whistler Blackcomb's ski and snowboard lessons
  • Learn new skills, make friends and explore both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains with expert instructors
  • Choose from private, semi-private and group lessons, with multilingual instructors available upon request
  • View information and book adult and kids 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

Rates include the 30% off for Discover Whistler Day.

Daily Lessons Age Price  Location
1 Full Day Ski/Ride Lesson 13-18 Years $159 Whistler
1 Full Day Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket 13-18 Years $205 Whistler
Weekend Programs Age   Price  Location
2 Day Weekend Ski/Ride Lesson 13-18 Years $222.60 Whistler
2 Day Weekend Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket 13-18 Years $287 Whistler
Multi Day Camps - Monday start only Age   Price  Location
5 Day Ski/Ride Adventure Week 13-18 Years $461.30 Whistler
5 Day Ski/Ride Adventure Week & Lift Ticket 13-18 Years $622.30 Whistler
Private Lessons: Opening - Dec 9 Age   Price  Location
Half Day Private Ski/Ride Lesson 3-18 Years $499 Whistler, Blackcomb or Creekside
Full Day Private Ski/Ride Lesson 3-18 Years $699 Whistler, Blackcomb or Creekside

All participants are required to 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.

Holiday Season

December 21, 2013 - January 5, 2014 & January 29-February 7, 2014

Daily Lessons Age Price  Location
1 Full Day Ski/Ride Lesson 13-18 Years $169 Whistler
1 Full Day Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket 13-18 Years $215 Whistler
Weekend Programs Age   Price  Location
2 Day Weekend Ski/Ride Lesson 13-18 Years $338 Whistler
2 Day Weekend Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket 13-18 Years $430 Whistler
Multi Day Camps - Monday start only Age   Price  Location
5 Day Ski/Ride Adventure Week 13-18 Years $709 Whistler
5 Day Ski/Ride Adventure Week & Lift Ticket 13-18 Years $939 Whistler
Private Lessons Age   Price  Location
Half Day Private Ski/Ride Lesson 3-18 Years $499 Whistler, Blackcomb or Creekside
Full Day Private Ski/Ride Lesson 3-18 Years $699 Whistler, Blackcomb or Creekside

All participants are required to 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.

Regular Season

February 9 - February 24, 2013

March 9 - April 7, 2013

Daily Lessons Age Price  Location
1 Full Day Ski/Ride Lesson 13-18 Years $159 Whistler
1 Full Day Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket 13-18 Years $205 Whistler
Weekend Programs Age   Price  Location
2 Day Weekend Ski/Ride Lesson 13-18 Years $318 Whistler
2 Day Weekend Ski/Ride Lesson & Lift Ticket 13-18 Years $410 Whistler
Multi Day Camps - Monday start only Age   Price  Location
5 Day Ski/Ride Adventure Week 13-18 Years $659 Whistler
5 Day Ski/Ride Adventure Week & Lift Ticket 13-18 Years $889 Whistler
Private Lessons Age   Price  Location
Half Day Private Ski/Ride Lesson 3-18 Years $499 Whistler, Blackcomb or Creekside
Full Day Private Ski/Ride Lesson 3-18 Years $699 Whistler, Blackcomb or Creekside

All participants are required to 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, reference the following information.

Ski Ability Levels

Level Description
 1 First Time Skier - Never skied before. Or is 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

Lessons start at 8:45 AM. If you are picking up tickets and rentals on your first morning, plan to arrive at 8:00 am. If your have tickets and equipment, please arrive between 8:30 and 8.45 AM. Meeting location is the patio of the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC) in Whistler Village.

Lesson Descriptions

Teen Ski & Snowboard Programs (13-18 years) - This is no ordinary ski school, it's a culture. You ski and ride with pros who know the mountain inside out, top to bottom and bottom to top. The results prove that doing it differently is doing it better.

Private Lessons (3-18 years) - One-on-one. There's no better way to accelerate learning. Flexible schedules with a high comfort level. Top instructors from Whistler Blackcomb children's school are available for half and full day private lessons.

Your Day

You will spend the day with your instructor learning new skills, exploring the mountains and having a ton of fun. Lessons alternate between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains so you will have a chance to explore all the terrain available to your level. Please note beginner skiers and riders may spend more time on one mountain depending on the type of terrain that is suitable.

If you have special dietary requirements please discuss them with our sales hosts when making your reservation and again when you arrive. Lunch vouchers are included in the price of the program and can be used at any of our mountain restaurants for most products. Your instructor will take you to the most accessible restaurant each day. Lunch is normally around 11.15 AM each day to beat the rush. Your instructor can let you know where you will be eating at the start of each lesson.

Actual time on snow will vary depending on weather conditions the groups ability and stamina. Some groups will take a quick 30 minute lunch with no breaks and others will take more frequent breaks throughout the day.

Groups return to the Essentially Blackcomb deck (Whistler Village) by 3:30 PM. Teens can sign themselves out at this time. Whistler Village can be confusing to find your way around, if you are new to the area or unsure how to get back to your hotel please arrange to meet your parents at the end of the day.

Before You Arrive:

  • Come dressed and ready to ski or snowboard.
  • Ensure that you are well rested and have eaten breakfast.

What To Bring:

Remember, weather conditions can change rapidly so dress accordingly. Please come equipped with the following:

  • Helmet: mandatory for all children and teens aged 3-18 yrs participating in ski and snowboard programs.
  • Warm hat and neck gaitor
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses depending on the weather
  • Sunscreen and lip balm applied.
  • Waterproof & insulated gloves, jacket and pants
  • Long underwear and turtleneck
  • Warm dry socks

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