Ski & Snowboard Lessons Ages 8 - 12 Years

New this season - Ridge Runners closes the age gap between children, while maintaining the options of half day or full day sessions similar to the Snowrider program.  With five ability levels catering to everyone from first timers to experts, the program is the best way to encourage children to improve their skiing and riding.  An additional option for this age group are the afternoon Super Sessions for advanced skiers and riders to safely hone their terrain park skills under the guidance of qualified coaches.


Half Day Group Lessons

Half Day Group Lessons

From the basics to mountain exploration. A fun learning environment with kids that are similar in age and ability levels.

Our half day lessons are the perfect way to introduce your children to the sport. An ideal opportunity for 7-12 year olds to learn new skills, explore the variety of runs Big White has to offer, and have time off to ski with parents or friends.Comprised of a 2 hour lesson, either in the morning or the afternoon, with supervised activities provided before groups head out onto the snow.

Lesson Times & Cost

Time Cost 5-day pack Upgrade to Full Day
9:30am $69.00 $267.00 + $35.00
1:00pm $59.00 $267.00 n/a

*Additional Day price will be honoured when multiple days are purchased at one time as a package. Full day packages can not be combined with this offer. 

**Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

Full Day Group Lessons

Full Day Group Lessons

The best way to start skiing! Kids will have a positive ski experience by building their self-confidence with encouraging instructors in a fun setting with kids of similar age and ability.

The most popular program offered at our ski school. Choose between skiing, boarding, or both! Instructors guide 7-12 year olds through six levels of adventure and fun. 

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  • 2 hour morning and afternoon lessons
  • Hot lunch
  • Progress card
  • Daily Activities
  • Pre-lesson supervision from as early as 8:30am

Lesson Time & Cost

Time Cost *Additional Day
9:30am $98.00 + $67.00

*Additional Day price will be honoured when multiple days are purchased at one time as a package. Half day packages can not be combined with this offer.

*Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

Free Ride Club

Free Ride Club

Join the Free Ride Club for ten consecutive weeks of mountain fun & adventure for the rippers in the family! Ages 5-14.

Choose half or full day options on Saturdays and Sundays. Free Riders are grouped by ability and age and work with coaches over the course of the program to improve skills and gain confidence. Fun competitions are scheduled throughout the program and weekly dress-up themes.

Lesson Times & Cost

  Early Bird Rate From Dec 1 From Jan 1
 Half Day (9:30am - 12pm)
$345.00 $395.00 $425.00
Full Day (9:30am - 3:30pm) $499.00 $549.00 $579.00

*Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

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  • Helmets are required for all participants.
  • Riders must be comfortable on green runs to participate in the club.

Private Ski & Snowboard Coaching

Private Ski & Snowboard Coaching

Get your kids started on the right track and book them a private ski or snowboard lesson with one of our specialized Kids' Centre Instructors.

In a private session, children receive personalized attention from our Kids' Centre Pros and can advance up the ability chart as quickly as possible. Friends can also be added to all our private options for extra fun.

Coaching Times & Cost

  Cost Additional People
1 Hour (8:30am OR 12pm) $125.00  $69.00

Half Day AM (9am-12pm)

$289.00 (up to 3 kids) $69.00

Half Day PM (12:30pm-3:30pm)

$239.00 (up to 3 kids) $69.00
Full Day (9am-3pm) $439.00 (up to 3 kids) $69.00
(3 one hour private lessons with the same instructor -
8:30am - 9:30am & 12:00pm - 1:00pm) 
$289.00 per person $99.00

 *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

Door-to-Ski Shuttle Service

Door-to-Ski Shuttle Service

Take the stress out of your morning and let us pick up the kids for their lesson! Our instructors will come to your hotel pick up your kids and drop them off at the end of the day.

We provide a shuttle service for children enrolled in group lessons and are staying at any of the major hotels on the mountain.

Children that are pre-registered and have purchased the shuttle service option will be picked up by one of our instructors outside their accommodation and either skied or walked to the Kids' Centre.

At the end of the day, children will then be escorted back to their accommodation.

  Individual Family
Price $10.00 $20.00

Ability Levels

Ability Levels

We run six different group levels for young skiers and snowboarders every day - from complete beginner to little ripper! Check out our Ability Chart.
More Info


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  • Drop off is from 8:30am for morning and full day lessons. 1:00pm for afternoon lessons.
  • Pick up is at 3:30pm.

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Before You Arrive

  • Ensure that they are well rested, have eaten breakfast or lunch, and have recovered from jet lag.
  • Bring them dressed warmly and ready to ski or snowboard.
  • Don't worry about tears! Our instructors are caring and trained to help calm the fears of your child.

Weather conditions can change rapidly. Please ensure that your child is equipped with the following and that all belongings are labeled:

  • Neck warmer
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses depending on the weather
  • Waterproof & insulated mittens, gloves, jacket and pants
  • Long underwear and turtleneck
  • Warm dry socks
  • Label everything with your child's first and last name

Your Child's Day

  • Your child will spend their lesson with their instructor and group sliding, learning, playing and exploring.
  • If your child has special dietary requirements please let our Ski School Team know when you make the reservation and again when you arrive to drop them off. 
  • Please be aware that we try to operate "nut free" facilities so we please do not pack any nut products should you choose to pack your own lunch or snack.
  • 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, usually those who are at the early stages of learning to slide on snow and those groups with younger children, will take more frequent breaks throughout the day to rest and recuperate.
  • Please keep in mind that children learn at different rates and that your child's overall enjoyment of their time at the Kids' Centre and on the mountain is most important.

End of the Day

  • Pick up time for afternoon and full day lessons is 3:30pm.
  • Pick up time for morning lessons is 12:00pm.

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