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Great things happen when like-minded people come together. All of our adult and youth sessions are semi privates which translates into more mileage, more attention, and more fun!
The goal of these sessions is to ensure that you get the very most of your skiing holiday. Our professional instructors believe that regardless of your current ability, your fun factor is directly proportionate to your level of confidence.
With 4 people to a lesson, you'll meet new friends, improve your skills and raise your confidence as you explore what Panorama has to offer.
Ski + Ride Level 1 - 6
|Full Day (9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
|Half Day AM (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
|Half Day PM (1 PM - 3:30 PM)
Unless stated otherwise, the lesson price is for instruction only. Lesson prices do not include equipment rentals or lift tickets with the exception of Discovery Lessons and the Next Step Program.
Adult/Youth Private lessons include high-performance rentals but no lift ticket.
Yes. All lesson participants are required to have a valid lift ticket. You can add lift tickets to your lesson at a discounted rate when making your lesson booking. Tickets are free for kids 5 and under but still require a waiver and RFID card which you can complete at the Ski + Ride desk or at Guest Services.
Equipment rentals are not included in the lesson price. You can add rentals to your experience at a discounted rate at the time of the lesson booking. If you're adding rentals to your booking you will need to visit Mountain Outfitters in the upper village well before your lesson time to ensure you are ready to meet your instructor on time. If you or your children are taking a lesson on your own equipment please ensure it is properly fitted and in good condition e.g. waxed, sharpened, bindings tested etc. Equipment tuning is available at Mountain Outfitters.
We are located inside Ski Tip Lodge just past Guest Services. If you are coming up the stairs, we are on your right opposite the Great Hall.
The Ski + Ride Meeting Area is located at the base of the Little Ripper lift in the Discovery Zone. This is the pick up/drop off zone for all lessons.
Unless stated otherwise, the lunch break runs for an hour from 12 PM - 1 PM to allow participants time to warm up and have a healthy lunch. Please be on time to pick up your child for the 12 PM break. A supervised lunch option is not available as this is the instructor meal break time. If you or child is taking a full day group lesson please be punctual for the afternoon (after lunch) session to prevent delaying the group.
Multi-day program packages are booked consecutively. For example, you cannot spread a 3 day group lesson package out across 7 days in a day on / day off pattern. We are unable to accommodate requests for 'break days' or similar. If you are participating in the Next Step program, you may coordinate your days directly with the Ski + Ride desk on a non-consecutive basis.
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the same instructor every day for multi-day lesson programs due to staff scheduling, days off and conflicting lesson assignments/commitments. For private lessons, you can request a particular instructor and wherever possible we will accommodate the request. We are unable to take instructor requests for group lessons. Please let the Ski + Ride desk know if you'd like to request an instructor.
In order to participate in a Panorama Ski + Ride School program all children 18 and under, must wear a helmet. Rentals are available at Mountain Outfitters. Helmets are strongly recommended for Adults.
Yes, all participants must sign a lesson waiver which is in addition to a lift ticket waiver. You will find a link to an electronic waiver in your lesson confirmation email or when booking online. If you have been unable to sign your lesson waiver online ahead of time please swing by the Ski + Ride desk in Ski Tip Lodge 15 minutes prior to your lesson. If the participant is under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian will need to sign a lesson waiver on their behalf.
Need more info? Let's Talk. Try us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us direct at 250.341.4240 (during winter operations).
Not sure which level you belong in? We've made it incredibly easy for you to feel comfortable and knowing that the lesson will be just right.
|Never skied before. Learning to balance, stop and turn.
|Never snowboarded before. Learning basics and speed control.
|Can stop and turn. Learning to link turns and control speed on green terrain.
|Can side slip on both edges. Learning to control direction and turning.
|I can turn in a wedge both ways on all green terrain.
|I can turn onto both edges and control my speed.
|Ski confidently on green terrain. Improving on blue runs and on different terrain.
|Rides all green runs confidently. Improving on a variety of riding skills.
|Ski blue runs confidently. Improving skiing on black runs and bumps.
|Rides blue runs confidently. Improving riding in varied terrain and steeper slopes.
|Confident skier on all terrain. Improving performance in all-mountain skiing.
|Confident rider on all terrain. Improving performance in all-mountain riding.