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.
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
Discover (7 and older): If you've never snowboarded
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 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
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.