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Snowboarding Lessons

Snowboard classes for Ridge Riders (5, 6 year olds), Juniors (7-13 yrs old) and Youth/Adults (14 and older) are available for all abilities. Classes are divided into the following levels.

Ridge Riders (5, 6 yr olds): You are never too young to start snowboarding. Ridge Riders will introduce your child to the fun sport of snowboarding and is for children ages 5 and 6 years old. For children younger than 5 yrs, we recommend private lessons as one-on-one instruction works best with the little ones. We do have rentals available for some 3 year olds as our smallest snowboard boot is a size 9 and our smallest board is 80cm.

Discover (7 and older): If you've never snowboarded before, then our Discover program is the one to start out with. This program is designed to introduce you to the sport of snowboarding, get comfortable with the equipment and get you up and down on our Bunny Hill and Porcupine Hill.

Green (7 and older): This level is offered for those who have snowboarded before but are still more comfortable on our beginner hills.. By the end of the class, each student should be able to ride unassisted on our gentle Bunny Hill, Porcupine Hill and have been introduced to the intermediate runs.

Blue (7 and older): In this level, we perfect the novice turn and introduce you to the basic turn. By the end of a session, each boarder should be comfortable boarding our beginner and intermediate runs.

Black (7 and older): In the black level, our professional instructors will assist you in improving your basic turns and work on skills such as balance, pivoting, edge control and linked turns.

Red (7 and older): This level is designed to fine-tune the skills of the advanced boarder and perfect carving turns and higher-level maneuvers.

Note that if registration in some classes is low (1 or 2 students) then classes may be combined instead of cancelled. For example, if only 1 person is registered in the Red level and a few people in the Black level, then we would combine the two levels into one class.

Parent Tickets

While your children are in lessons, why not ski or ride for the day. Take advantage of our parent ticket and rental price which makes it much more affordable to ski while your kids are in their class. Lift tickets are only $15 while ski or snowboard rentals are $12. And best of all, the lift ticket and rentals are good for the whole day and for all lifts. Pick yours up at reception when you get your kids lesson ticket.

Rental Forms

If you have a family profile and are registering online, you no longer need to complete a rental form at the hill. Just be sure that when you register online that you have correctly filled out the rental information for each person renting (height, weight, shoe size etc). Then, when you arrive at the hill on the first day of classes, your rental form will be printed and you just have to sign it.

If you are registering over the phone and require rental equipment, then you must complete a rental form when you arrive at Sunridge on the first day of classes.

Make-up Classes

If a class is missed due to illness or a scheduling conflict, we offer one make-up lesson per program. No refunds or credits are given should a class be missed for any reason. Make-up classes are only offered on the first Saturday of each month from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. If you miss more than one class, you can take one make-up lesson and we will give you one guest pass to come snowboarding on a day of your choice.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL MAKE-UP CLASSES. Should you register for a make-up class but don't make it in, we will provide you with a complimentary lift ticket but no other lesson credit will be offered.

The Fine Print

Please pre-register for all ski and snowboard lesson programs either online or by calling us at 780-449-6555. If you are signed in, you may register online by just clicking on the lesson dates of your choice. Payment is required at the time of registration and can be made by cash, Interac or over the phone with your VISA or MASTERCARD, or online with PayPal. All lesson programs are non-refundable.

Helmets are available for an additional $5 per lesson.

Weekend Lessons (4 lessons)

To register online for any session, just click
on the lesson dates of your choice.

Weekend snowboard lessons are offered every Saturday or Sunday for four weeks with classes available in the morning or afternoon.



Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17

Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18

Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4

Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5

Feb. 11, 18, 25, Mar. 4

Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5




Ridge Riders

10AM to 11AM
or 1:30PM to 2:30PM

$129 (plus $46 for rentals)


10AM to 11:30AM
or 1:30PM to 3PM

$172 (plus $69 for rentals)

Weeknight Lessons (4 lessons)

Weeknight snowboard lessons are offered on Tuesdays or Thursdays for four weeks. And as a bonus, if you are registered for a weeknight class, you can come snowboarding for FREE on any Monday or Wednesday evening between 7pm and 9pm over the course of the four week classes! Please checkin at reception for your Mon. or Wed. lift ticket.



Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Feb. 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2




Ridge Riders

5PM to 6PM

$129 (plus $46 for rentals)


6:00PM to 7:30PM

$172 (plus $69 for rentals)


7:30PM to 9:00PM

Holiday Lessons (3 lessons)


Dec. 26, 27, 28

Dec. 29, 30, 31

New Year's

Jan. 2, 3, 4

Jan. 5, 6, 7




Ridge Riders

10AM to 11AM or 1:30PM to 2:30PM

$97 (plus $34 for rentals)


10AM to 11:30AM or 1:30PM to 3PM

$129 (plus $52 for rentals)

Teachers Convention (2 lessons)

Teachers Convention (Rural)

Teachers Convention (Edmonton)

Feb. 9, 10

Mar. 2, 3




Ridge Riders

12:30PM to 1:30PM

$65 (plus $23 for rentals)


1:30PM to 3PM

$86 (plus $35 for rentals)

Tricks for Chicks



Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1

Feb. 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1

Terrain park classes for ladies only are available starting in January or February. The classes are four Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8pm and the cost is $172 for all four lessons. Snowboard rentals are available for $52 if you need them and lift tickets for the day are included with the lessons.