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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 also only $15. 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 create or update your profile, that you have correctly filled out the rental information for each person renting (height, weight, shoe size etc). To update your profile, just click your name in the top left of the page. 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. Rentals include a snowboard, boots and a helmet.

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

Make-up classes are only offered if we cancel the class due to extreme cold weather or other adverse conditions. If a class is missed due to illness or a scheduling conflict, we will give you a guest pass which is valid for another day of skiing or snowboarding. However, a lesson is not provided with the guest pass. No refunds or credits are given should a class be missed for any reason.

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.

Weekend Lessons (3 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 three weeks with classes available in the morning or afternoon.

Saturday

Sunday

Dec. 2, 9, 16

Dec. 3, 10, 17

Jan. 13, 20, 27

Jan. 14, 21, 28

Feb. 3, 10, 17

Feb. 4, 11, 18

Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10

Feb. 25, Mar. 4, 11

Class

Time

Price

Ridge Riders

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

$109 (plus $40 for rentals)

Juniors, Youth, Adults

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

$149 (plus $60 for rentals)

Weeknight Lessons (3 lessons)

Weeknight snowboard lessons are offered on Tuesdays or Thursdays for three weeks.

Tuesday

Thursday

Dec. 5, 12, 19

Dec. 7, 14, 21

Jan. 9, 16, 23

Jan. 11, 18, 25

Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13

Feb. 1, 8, 15

Class

Time

Price

Ridge Riders

5PM to 6PM

$109 (plus $40 for rentals)

Junior Discover

5PM to 6PM

$109 (plus $45 for rentals)

Junior Green, Blue, Black, Red

6:15PM to 7:15PM

$109 (plus $45 for rentals)

Youth, Adults

7:30PM to 8:30PM

Holiday Lessons (3 lessons)

Christmas

Dec. 26, 27, 28

Dec. 29, 30, 31

New Year's

Jan. 2, 3, 4

Jan. 5, 6, 7

Class

Time

Price

Ridge Riders

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

$109 (plus $40 for rentals)

Juniors, Youth, Adults

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

$149 (plus $60 for rentals)

Teachers Convention (2 lessons)

Teachers Convention (Rural)

Teachers Convention (Edmonton)

Feb. 8, 9

Mar. 1, 2

Class

Time

Price

Ridge Riders

12:30PM to 1:30PM

$75 (plus $30 for rentals)

Juniors

1:45PM to 3:15PM

$110 (plus $40 for rentals)

Tricks for Chicks

January

February

Jan. 10, 17, 24

Feb. 9, 16, 23

Terrain park classes for ladies only are available starting in January or February. The classes are three Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8pm and the cost is $149 for all three lessons. Snowboard and helmet rentals are available for $60 if you need them and lift tickets for the day are included with the lessons.

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