First Tracks

2021/2022 Winter Season opens November 25, 2021
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Big White Ski & Board School

Pre-registration for all lessons is mandatory. We are asking guests to register for any lessons at least 24-hours before their required date; this is due to capacity restrictions and regulations.
We are yet to open registration for our products and programs, please keep an eye on our website for when this opens or, alternatively, email us and let us know you would like to be notified when registration opens.
Direct: 250-491-6101
Toll Free: 1-866-491-9040

Our "First Tracks" lesson gets you ahead of the crowd, up the chairlift before it opens to the public, allowing you time to enjoy the sunrise. Meet your instructor at 7:50 am; everyone then heads over to Ridge Rocket chairlift for an 8:00 am load. As the name describes, you will have "First Tracks" down a selected run; remember the mountain isn't open to everyone yet. We have organized for Ski Patrol to join us as a tail gunner, so safety is looked after.

The lesson provides 45 minutes of EXCLUSIVE access to the Ridge Rocket Express Chair and spans 1.5 hours of top-quality coaching from one of our experienced instructors. The First Tracks lesson should enable you to get two runs before it opens to the public. All this means there is potential for you to experience real "First Tracks" in untouched powder or perfectly-groomed corduroy. It's between you and your instructor what you want to work on, guided mileage, or learn how to ski powder on untracked slopes. It's your time on the mountain to enjoy what the morning has to offer and treat yourself to a memorable experience.

This program requires you to be a confident skier or boarder on blue runs. All participants must be comfortable riding the chairlift. 24-hour advanced booking required, no drop-ins.


  • Exclusive early opening of Ridge Rocket Express Chair
  • 1.5 hours of top-quality coaching from one of our internationally-renowned instructors 

2021-22 Coaching Times & Cost

Times Regular Pricing Peak Pricing
Dec 18, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 (inclusive)
Feb 19 - 27, 2022 (inclusive)
8:00am - 9:30am $175 $195
Additional participants $100 $100

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


Private Lesson Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds due to weather conditions.
  • Cancellations or rescheduling with more than 24-hour notice will be subject to a $30.00 (+tax) administrative fee.
  • No cancellations within 24 hours of lessons start time, unless due to a medical issue, in which case we will reschedule only with proof of medical note.
  • No cancellations will be accepted after the lesson start time. Rescheduling after lesson start time will have a $50.00 (+ tax) administrative fee.


Contact Us

Direct: 250-491-6101
Toll Free: 1-866-491-9040

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