Lessons

Registration for Camp Fortune lessons is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

READ THIS FIRST: Important notice for 2018/2019 lessons

All resorts offer fully qualified instructors for all courses. Lessons are offered at all levels or all skiers and boarders from “first timers” to “experts who don’t think they need lessons”. For the intermediate and advanced skiers there are also programs for racing instruction. All participants in the lessons programs will be grouped into classes with other skiers/boarders of like ability. All the lessons packages here are based on group lessons with a target of 8 people per class (min 6, max 10) unless otherwise specified. (some children’s classes are smaller).

Our alpine and boarding lessons programs are split into 2 sections, night lessons and weekend lessons. The following sections will lead you through our lessons programs so that you can select the lessons best suited to your needs. Please check the listings carefully, there are differences between the offerings from each resort in terms of start times, lesson duration, number of lessons and of course, the prices.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • When applying for skiing lessons, please use Ability Levels as follows:
    • Level 1, never skied/boarded
    • Level 2, beginners
    • Level 3, novice
    • Level 4, intermediate
    • Level 5, advanced
  • All application forms must be sent to the ski club! Bytown Ski Club prices are not valid at the ski hills.
  • Check the application due date.
  • Prices include taxes unless otherwise indicated.

Night Lessons Introduction

The Bytown Ski Club night lessons are for adults only. (ie. 18 years+) These lessons offer the best value of all our lessons programs. The lessons are exactly the same as the weekend programs, we just get a better price on them because the ski areas want to encourage people to come to the hills during the evenings. Participants in all night programs are required to select one night of the week, Tuesday through Friday (some restrictions apply), on which they will be able to attend lessons for the duration of the program. Lessons usually start at 7:30pm, and run for 1.5 to 2 hours.

For details on night programs, see Camp FortuneSki Vorlage, or Mont Cascades.

Weekend Lessons Introduction

The Bytown Ski Club weekend lessons are for both adults and children. Weekend lessons for children and adults are coordinated to start and end at approximately the same times. This is done to enable the parents, who wish to take lessons of their own, the option of taking them at the same time as the child. In addition to grouping by ability, children’s lessons are also grouped by age.

Participants in all weekend programs are required to select one day of the weekend, Saturday or Sunday (some restrictions apply), on which they will be able to attend lessons for the duration of the program. Lessons start at various times, and run for 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the resort.

For details on weekend programs, see Camp Fortune, or Ski Vorlage.

Adult Midweek Lessons

A six week program, one 1½ hour lesson each consecutive Wednesday at 1 pm. Includes lunch before the lesson. A great way to learn, have fun and socialize.

For details on adult mid-week lessons, see Ski Vorlage.

On-Hill Lesson Discounts

Some ski areas offer lessons discounts directly to members with their membership cards. For offers available directly from selected ski areas refer to the club Discounts page.


Camp Fortune

Registration for lessons is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Night / weekday lessons

Registration – Camp Fortune night lessons

1. Adult Alpine Skiing/Snow Boarding Night Program:
General ski improvement for skiers and boarders.
Number of Weeks 9
Number of Hours per Week 2
Start Date Wednesday, January 9 and Thursday, January 10, 2019
Start Time 7:00 pm
Cost
  • Lessons only (for season pass holders): $237.67
  • Lessons & Lifts: $411.12
    **lift pass is good for evening of lesson
  • Rentals: Additional $162.62 (for full day of lesson)
3. Adult Day Lessons:
Number of Weeks 9
Number of Hours per Week 2
Start Date Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Start Time 10:00 am
Cost
  • Lessons only (for season pass holders): $237.67
  • Lessons & Lifts: $411.12
    **lift pass is good evening of lesson
  • Rentals: Additional $162.62

Weekend lessons

Adult weekend lessons

Participants can choose between Saturday and Sunday, with lessons at either 9:00am, 11:15am or 2:00pm (some restrictions apply). Participants must attend each lesson at the same time each day, every weekend for the duration of the program.

  1. General ski improvement program for adult skiers and boarders only (ie. 18 years+) Lessons are for “first timers” to
    advanced.
  2. Prices include taxes unless otherwise indicated.

Children weekend lessons

There are two age groups for children’s lessons at Camp Fortune:

  • 4, 5, 6 years: “Club Ski-Wee”
    A safe, exciting introduction to downhill skiing. No lift pass required.
  • 7 to 17 years: “Club Vertical”
    Where the emphasis is on maximum vertical for 7 to 17 year olds wanting to improve their skiing or boarding skills. For all levels of skiers.
All Camp Fortune weekend Lessons:
Number of Weeks 9
Number of Hours per Week 1:45
Start Date Saturday, January 12, 2019 and Sunday, January 13, 2019
Start Time 9:00 am, 11:15 am, or 2:00 pm
Days Saturday or Sunday
Cost
  • Ski Wee: Child 4-6 (Limit of 30 per day.)
    • Lessons & Lifts: see Member Zone for price
  • Club Vertical: Child 7-17 (Limit of 100 per day.)
    • Lessons only (for season pass holders): see Member Zone for price
    • Lessons & Lifts: see Member Zone for price
  • Children’s rental are an additional (see Member Zone for price)
  • Adult (ski or board)
    • Lessons only (for season pass holders): $253.13
    • Lessons & lifts (ski or board): $437.44
  • Lift passes valid for entire day of lesson
  • Weekend Adult Rentals are an additional $162
Notes:
  • ALL weekend lessons rentals are for the full day of the lesson.
  • Snow board rentals include boots, board and binding system.
  • A credit card security deposit is required.
  • There are no snow boarding lessons for children under 8 yrs.

Mont Cascades

See our hill discounts page for savings. Register for the White Nights Adult program directly by calling 819-827-0301, extension 0 and showing your membership card on the first day.

Mont Cascades is located in Cantley, Quebec, and is close to Ottawa. For directions see the Mont Cascades web site.


Ski Vorlage

See our hill discounts page for savings.

Vorlage is located in Wakefield and is close to Ottawa. For directions see the Ski Vorlage web site.