Lessons

Whistler Olympic Park’s sport school offers lessons for all levels, from getting a never-ever skier started on cross-country skis to technique tune-ups for advanced skiers. Many of our professional and certified instructors have a competitive background and will give you tailor made expert advice. In addition to single session introductory lessons, customized private programs and tours for adults, kids, families, friends, birthdays and community groups are also available.

To book your lesson, call 604-964-0059, or contact us via email!

Pre-booking is highly recommended. If you require ski rentals, include them in your lesson booking.

 

Introductory 'Discover' Lessons

Discover Classic Skiing

Classic skiing is the traditional cross-country skiing technique which involves a “kick and glide” or “diagonal stride” in groomed tracks.  From toddler to senior, everybody can pick up this technique quickly and enjoy the beauty of the trails. At Whistler Olympic Park all trails are groomed with tracks for classic skiing.

Every new skier should take the “Discover Lesson”. Learn about your equipment, how to glide, climb hills and stop. A great way to build your confidence and trail knowledge! The Discover Classic program is offered every Sunday, beginning December 9, 2018 through March 31, 2019 

  • Skill Level: Never-Ever to Beginner
  • Minimum Age: 13
  • Duration: 1.5 hrs
  • Times: 10.30am - 12pm
  • Sundays (December 9, 2018 - March 31, 2019) 

Pricing * :

  • Lesson only: $55
  • Lesson & Rentals: $70
  • Lesson + Rental + Ticket + bus: $97.50  Sundays (December 9, 2018 - March 31, 2019) 

*A valid trail ticket or season pass is required, and not included with the lesson. Prices do not include 5% GST. With more than 4 days notice a full refund is available with cancellation. Betweeen 24 hours and 4 days of the lesson booking either; a 25% admin fee will be charged and the rest of the cost refunded, or full credit of the booking will be offered for use another time with Ski School product. Within 24 hours of the lesson booking, no refund is available with cancellation.

Discover Skate Skiing

Skate skiing or “Free Technique,” resembling the skating technique used in ice for hockey and speed skating, is the newcomer to the disciplines of Nordic skiing. In Skate skiing participants ski on a groomed surface without the grooves used for classic skiing.  At Whistler Olympic Park all trails are groomed for skate skiing. Skate skiing, which is faster than classic skiing, entered the competitive forum in the mid-eighties and is also the technique used by biathletes and Nordic combined athletes.

Learn skate skiing techniques on flat terrain, up-hill climbs and descents. Discover how to introduce skate skiing into your health and fitness regime. The Discover Skate program is offered every Saturday and Sunday, beginning December 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

  • Skill Level: Never-Ever to Beginner
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Duration: 1.5 hrs
  • Times: 10.30am - 12pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays (December 8, 2018 - March 31, 2019) 

Pricing *:

  • Lesson only: $55
  • Lesson & Rentals: $70
  • Lesson + Rental + Ticket + bus: $97.5  (weekends from Dec 8, 2018 until March 31, 2019)

*A valid trail ticket or season pass is required, and not included with the lesson. Prices do not include 5% GST. With more than 4 days notice a full refund is available with cancellation. Betweeen 24 hours and 4 days of the lesson booking either; a 25% admin fee will be charged and the rest of the cost refunded, or full credit of the booking will be offered for use another time with Ski School product. Within 24 hours of the lesson booking, no refund is available with cancellation.

Private or Family Lessons

A sure fire way to improve your technique and fitness, private lessons are offered in classic or skate skiing as well as biathlon.

Private Lessons (classic and skate skiing, or biathlon) provide an opportunity to receive one-on-one attention from a professional instructor. Whether you are looking to learn a new skill or for an evaluation of current skills towards further development, our instructors are looking forward to helping you. Pre-booking is mandatory, all age groups can be accommodated! Book rental equipment for your lesson for only an additional $15/person.

Lessons can be booked from November 22 until the end of the season (date & time depending on instructor availability). Please contact us via email or call 604-964-0059 to make a booking or request more information.

15% off for Lessons taken between November 22 – December 14, 2018

Private Skate Ski or Classic Ski* 1 pers 2ppl 3ppl 4 - 6 ppl
  $89/hour $155/hour $210/hour

$260/hour

  $40/extra 30mins $40/extra 30mins $40/extra 30mins $40/extra 30mins
  $70/extra hour $70/extra hour $70/extra hour $70/extra hour

*A valid trail ticket or season pass is required, and not included with the lesson. Prices do not include 5% GST. With more than 4 days notice a full refund is available with cancellation. Betweeen 24 hours and 4 days of the lesson booking either; a 25% admin fee will be charged and the rest of the cost refunded, or full credit of the booking will be offered for use another time with Ski School product. Within 24 hours of the lesson booking, no refund is available with cancellation.
** A maximum of 6 people per lesson.
***Biathlon Private Lesson only available as 2 hour lesson.

Adult Progression Clinics

Beginner Skate 

Introduction to Skate Skiing in a fun and supportive learning environment. Basic skate techniques such as stance, gliding, poling, and getting up and down hills will be taught progressively to provide a solid ski foundation to enjoy the trails.

  • Skill Level: Never-Ever to Beginner
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Number of Sessions in Clinic: 3
  • Dates: Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15, 2018 and Saturdays, January 13, 20, 27, 2019
    Time: 9:00-11:00am, duration: 2 hrs per session
  • Pricing: $175 for 3-session clinic*

*A valid trail ticket and equipment are required, and not included with the clinic. Rentals are available at the Day Lodge. All clinics are non-refundable. Prices do not include 5% GST.

Beginner Classic 

Introduction to Classic Skiing in a fun and supportive learning environment. Basic classic ski techniques such as diagonal stride, double poling and getting up and down hills will be taught progressively to provide a solid ski foundation to enjoy the trails.

  • Skill Level: Never-Ever to Beginner
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Number of Sessions in Clinic: 3
  • Dates: Sundays, December 2, 9, 16, 2018
    Time: 9:00-11:00am, duration: 2 hrs per session
  • Pricing: $175 for 3-session clinic*

*A valid trail ticket and equipment are required, and not included with the clinic. Rentals are available at the Day Lodge. All clinics are non-refundable. Prices do not include 5% GST.

Intermediate Skate 

For the intermediate level skate skier that already has the basics of skate skiing (completed Group Skate 1 or skied for a season). This clinic will focus on refining skating techniques such as free skate, one skate, offset and downhill to build ski literacy on a variety of terrain.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Number of Sessions in Clinic: 3
  • Dates: Saturdays, January 12, 19, 26, 2019
    Time: 9:00-11:00 am, duration: 2 hrs per session
  • Pricing: $175 for 3-session clinic*

Youth Nordic Sport Programs

In addition to purely recreational programs, Whistler Olympic Park offers a variety of sport programs for children and youth, such as Nordic Multi-sport or ski jumping programs and camps. If your children are interested in pursuing Nordic sports this is the place to start! Click here for more information.