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 six people of the same ability allowed per private lesson.
  • Ratio of four participants to one instructor in MAX4 group lessons.
  • Each lesson comes with a mountain reservation for the lesson taker(s) only. A pass or lift ticket will be required for all lesson participants.
  • Enjoy lift line priority on all lifts during your lesson.
  • Teens ages 15-18 can join MAX4 lessons.
  • Daily Lessons can only be booked online 3+ days (5+ 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.

Off-Peak Season

  • November 26, 2020 - December 18, 2020
  • January 4 - January 8, 2021
  • January 11 - January 22, 2021
  • January 25 - January 29, 2021
  • February 1 - February 5, 2021
  • February 8 - February 26, 2021
  • March 1 - March 12, 2021
  • March 20 - April 11, 2021
  • April 12 - April 18, 2021 (Private Lessons Only)

Daily Group Ski or Snowboard Lessons (15+ years)

Ski and snowboard lessons are MAX 4 and are only available at Whistler for the 2020-21 season.

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.

  • MAX4 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).

  • Level 4-6 Snowboard group lessons not offered for 2020-21 season (privates only).

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 MAX4 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 6 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)

  • $699 Lesson Only

Full Day (6 hours)

  • $899 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

  • December 19, 2020 - January 3, 2021
  • January 9 - January 10, 2021
  • January 23 - January 24, 2021
  • January 30 - January 31, 2021
  • February 6 - February 7, 2021
  • February 27 - February 28, 2021
  • March 13 - March 19, 2021

Daily Group Ski or Snowboard Lessons (15+ years)

Ski and snowboard lessons are MAX 4 and are only available at Whistler for the 2020-21 season.

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.

  • MAX4 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).

  • Level 4-6 Snowboard group lessons not offered for 2020-21 season (privates only).

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 MAX4 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 6 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)

  • $789 Lesson Only

Full Day (6 hours)

  • $989 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 $499

Extremely Canadian Freeride Snowboard Camp - 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 Jan 16/17, Mar 1/2, Mar 13/14, Apr 3/4.

Clinic Only $499


Lesson Information

Group Lessons (MAX 4): Max 4 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 4 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. Each lesson comes with a mountain reservation for the lesson participants only. A pass or lift ticket will be required for all lesson participants. Face coverings will be required this season. Group lessons run from November 26, 2020 to April 11, 2021 and must be booked online at least 3 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 six 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, or from Creekside (level 3+ only). Each lesson comes with a mountain reservation for the lesson participants only. A pass or lift ticket will be required for all lesson participants. Face coverings will be required this season. Private lessons run from November 26, 2020 to April 18, 2021 and must be booked online at least 5 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. If you are not a pass holder, discounted lift tickets for use on your lesson date(s) only can be purchased upon lesson check in from Whistler Blackcomb Ski School Guest Services. If you are a pass holder, your mountain access reservation is confirmed when you book your lesson.

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 mandatory
  • 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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