Whistler Ski and Snowboard Lessons for Adults

  • Learn to ski or snowboard or improve your technique with Whistler Blackcomb's expert instructors.
  • Choose from private lessons and group lessons with multilingual instructors available upon request.
  • Ski with your bubble - up to five people of the same ability allowed per private lesson.
  • Ratio of five participants to one instructor in MAX5 group lessons.
  • A pass or lift ticket will be required for all lesson participants.
  • Enjoy lift line priority on all lifts during your lesson.
  • Daily Lessons can only be booked online 2+ days (3+ days for private lessons) in advance of start date

Key holiday periods sell out fast. Book early to secure ski/snowboard lessons on your preferred dates.

Regular Season

  • November 26 - December 17, 2021
  • January 3 - February 18, 2022 (Weekdays only)
  • February 28 - March 11, 2022 (Weekdays only)
  • March 21 - March 27, 2022 (Weekdays only)
  • March 28 - April 8, 2022
  • April 12 - April 18, 2021 (Private Lessons only)

Daily Group Ski or Snowboard Lessons (18+ years)

Ski and snowboard lessons are MAX 5 and are available from Whistler Village or Blackcomb only for the 2021-22 season.

Having a maximum of 5 people in a group lesson creates the perfect environment to build your confidence while you learn and discover the incredible mountains.

  • MAX5 lessons are available in Full Day options only.
  • Full Day lessons meet at 9:30 AM (9:45 AM for Level 4-6) and end at 3:00 PM.
  • Level 1-3 Skiers/Snowboarders meet at the base of the mountain (First time skier to Comfortable Novice).
  • Level 4-6 Skiers meet in the alpine (Intermediate skier to Expert Skier).

Full Day (Level 1-3)

  • $279 Lesson Only

Full Day (Level 4-6)

  • $279 Lesson Only

3rd Day Free Group Ski or Snowboard Lessons

To qualify for the Third Day Free MAX5 Special Program, lessons must be on consecutive days

3 Full Days (Level 1-3)

  • $558 Lesson Only

3 Full Days (Level 4-6)

  • $558 Lesson Only

Daily Ski or Snowboard Private Lessons

A Private Lesson is your most customizable option. Discover more of the mountains, or use it as a way to ski with your family or group of friends. With up to 5 people of similar ability per guide for a fixed price, get more from your visit. This is your day, and we guarantee to make the most of your valuable time here. To top it off, our Privates instructors are all top pros from around the world who speak a variety of languages and is on request basis. This truly is the ultimate mountain experience! Guests can choose to start from the base of Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain.

Half Day (3 hours AM or PM)

  • $739 Lesson Only

Full Day (6 hours)

  • $939 Lesson Only

Importance of Advance Reservations During Peak Season:

We strongly recommend making a reservation well in advance of your lesson date to ensure availability. Making advance reservations during Holiday periods is a must to guarantee your preferred lesson type/time.

Peak Season

  • All weekends from December 18, 2021 - March 27, 2022
  • December 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022
  • February 19 - February 27, 2022
  • March 12 - March 20, 2022
  • April 9 - April 18, 2022

Daily Group Ski or Snowboard Lessons (18+ years)

Ski and snowboard lessons are MAX 5 and are available from Whistler Village or Blackcomb only for the 2021-22 season.

Having a maximum of 5 people in a group lesson creates the perfect environment to build your confidence while you learn and discover the incredible mountains.

  • MAX5 lessons are available in Full Day options only.
  • Full Day lessons meet at 9:30 AM (9:45 AM for Level 4-6) and end at 3:00 PM.
  • Level 1-3 Skiers/Snowboarders meet at the base of the mountain (First time skier to Comfortable Novice).
  • Level 4-6 Skiers meet in the alpine (Intermediate skier to Expert Skier).

Full Day (Level 1-3)

  • $345 Lesson Only

Full Day (Level 4-6)

  • $345 Lesson Only

3rd Day Free Group Ski or Snowboard Lessons

To qualify for the Third Day Free MAX5 Special Program, lessons must be on consecutive days

3 Full Days (Level 1-3)

  • $690 Lesson Only

3 Full Days (Level 4-6)

  • $690 Lesson Only

Daily Ski or Snowboard Private Lessons

A Private Lesson is your most customizable option. Discover more of the mountains, or use it as a way to ski with your family or group of friends. With up to 5 people of similar ability per guide for a fixed price, get more from your visit. This is your day, and we guarantee to make the most of your valuable time here. To top it off, our Privates instructors are all top pros from around the world who speak a variety of languages and is on request basis. This truly is the ultimate mountain experience! Guests can choose to start from the base of Whistler, Blackcomb or Creekside (level 3+).

Half Day (3 hours AM or PM)

  • $799 Lesson Only

Full Day (6 hours)

  • $999 Lesson Only

Multi-Day Camps

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 - 2 Day Camp

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. Top guides will help adventurous skiers refine their off-piste technique on some of the most challenging terrain in North America. Clinic begins at 8:15 AM.

This camp runs for two consecutive days starting on Mondays, Thursdays, or Saturdays

Clinic Only $519


Extremely Canadian Freeride Snowboard Clinic - 2 Day Camp

Freeride Snowboard Camp is for intermediate to expert snowboarders. Intermediate - Advanced riders will maximize their experience on Whistler Blackcomb’s world-class, big-mountain terrain while being shown the best stashes and enjoying lift line priority.

This camp runs for two consective days on the following dates:

  • Dec 20/21
  • Dec 25/26
  • Jan 3/4
  • Jan 8/9
  • Jan 15/16
  • Feb 5/6
  • Feb 14/15
  • Feb 28/Mar 1
  • Mar 12/13
  • Apr 2/3

Clinic Only $519


The North Face Women’s 2 Day Ski Camp (Level 1-6)

Camps run throughout the year on a variety of dates. These all-women weekend camps will help you master confidence at any level of skiing. Two days with top female coaching, in a safe and motivating environment, will help you expand your terrain and develop your skills. Après reception included. Prizes given out the final day. Camps begin at 9:00 AM at Merlins Bar & Grill, at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.

This camp runs for two consecutive days on the following dates:

  • Dec 11/12
  • Jan 8/9
  • Jan 22/23
  • Feb 12/13
  • Feb 26/27
  • Mar 12/13
  • Apr 2/3

Camp Only $419


Showcase Women’s 2 day Snowboard Camps (Level 1 - 6)

These all-women weekend ride camps will help you master confidence at any level of snowboarding. Two days with top female coaching, in a safe and motivating environment, will help you expand your terrain and develop your skills. Camps begin at 9:00 AM at Showcase Snowboards, at the base of Whistler Mountain.

This camp runs for two consecutive days on the following dates:

  • Dec 11/12
  • Jan 8/9
  • Jan 22/23
  • Feb 12/13
  • Feb 26/27
  • Mar 12/13
  • Apr 2/3

Camp Only $419


Lesson Information

Group Lessons (MAX 5): Max 5 Full Day Lessons - Lessons 1 - 3 meet at 9:30 AM, Levels 4 - 6 meet at 9:45 AM. All classes end at 3:00 PM. Small class size with a maximum of 5 participants per group. Learn the pleasures of skiing/boarding in a fun, safe environment from long term pros who know the best terrain to learn and improve on. Lift line priority including fast upload at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb. A pass or lift ticket will be required for all lesson participants. Group lessons run from November 25, 2021 to April 18, 2022 and must be booked online at least 2 days in advance.

Private Lessons: Build your confidence and explore the mountains with a pro who matches your exact needs. Go one-on-one or create your own group with up to 5 family or friends of similar ability. You can select pros by specific languages, skill set, and certification level. Plus, we have the highest certified pros with the most teaching and guiding experience. Lift line priority including fast upload at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb. A pass or lift ticket will be required for all lesson participants. Private lessons run from November 25, 2021 to April 18, 2022 and must be booked online at least 3 days in advance. Guests can choose to start from the base of Whistler, Blackcomb or Creekside (level 3+).

Lift Tickets - All guests must have a lift ticket or pass to ski or ride.

Vaccination Requirements - Proof of vaccination is not required to participate in adult ski and ride school programs or private lessons. Adults may choose to opt-out of dining at indoor restaurants.

Before You Arrive:

  • Come dressed and ready to ski or snowboard.
  • Ensure that you are well rested and have eaten breakfast.
  • Remember to bring a credit or debit card to pay for lunch and snacks.

What To Bring:

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

  • Helmet
  • Face masks are required for gondolas and indoors
  • 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
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