School your kids and teens will actually enjoy!

To book a lesson or for more information phone 403-760-7716 or email snowschool@banffnorquay.com.

To ensure your visit and lesson experience runs as smoothly as possible, please check in a minimum of 1 hour ahead of your scheduled lesson start time. The Snow School desk is located in the Main Cascade Lodge on the right hand side. Visit us first for all lesson booking prior to collecting tickets and rental equipment.

Discovery Ski and Snowboard Lessons – Ages 6-12

We understand that learning can be very intimating for a first time skier or snowboarders. Our instructors will help you love this sport as much as they do. In our specially designed learning area, you will learn to ski or ride the safe way. Feeling ambitious? try our 2 day lessons. The first day you will conquer the basics of sliding stopping turning in our beginner area. Day 2 you will start to adventure away from the Magic Carpet. Skiers will start to work towards parallel turns and snowboarders will gain more confidence turning and edging.

2 HR Full Day 2 Day*
Price TBD TBD TBD
Lesson Times 10 am & 1 pm 10 am 10 am

* 2 – Full Day lessons. Must be used on consecutive days. Please arrive an hour prior to lesson on first day.
Price includes lesson, rentals and lift ticket.

Little Rip N’ Riders/ Riglet Snowboard Lessons – Ages 3 – 5

The perfect way to get your little ones comfortable on snow. Start them out young with lessons from Norquay’s child-friendly instructors.

1 HR 2 HR
Price TBD TBD
Lesson Times 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm & 2 pm

Maximum 2 kids in a group (Max 3 kids for age 5). Price includes lesson and lift ticket. Rentals included for Riglet Snowboard Lessons only.

Rip N’ Riders – Ages 6-16

Whether you have only skied or boarded a handful of times or your looking gaining more confidence, we have lesson that suits you. During your lesson you will receive helpful feedback that will help you gain more enjoyment out of the mountain.

2 HR Full Day 
Price TBD TBD
Lesson Times 10 am & 1 pm 10 am

*Full Day lesson includes supervised lunch. Lift tickets not included.

Terrain Park Lessons

These lessons will be taught by a terrain park qualified instructor. These lessons teach safety, etiquette and techniques that will drastically improve your time in the terrain park.

2 HR Full Day 
Price TBD TBD
Lesson Times 10 am & 1 pm 10 am

*Full Day lesson includes supervised lunch. Lift tickets not included.

Private Lessons

2 HR Full Day  Additional Person
Price TBD TBD TBD
Lesson Times 10 am, 11 am & 1 pm 9 am, 10 am & 11 am

Lift tickets not included.

To book a lesson or for more information phone 403-760-7716 or email snowschool@banffnorquay.com.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is required at the time of booking. Cancellations outside 24 hours of the lesson time will receive full refund. Cancellations within 24 hours of the lesson, a 25% fee will be charged. No Shows will automatically be charged 50% of the lesson price. Due to extreme weather conditions where lessons will be cancelled by the snow school we will issue a credit to be used at the snow school in the value of the lesson price.

Extreme weather temperature and road conditions at Mt Norquay must be below -20 Degrees Celsius at lesson time in order for the lesson to be cancelled by Norquay. If driving is classified unsafe on the following websites or RCMP are not advising driving, refunds or weather checks will be given out.

www.amaroadreports.ca | www.511.alberta.ca

 

Ability Levels

SKI

Level 1

Never Skied Before

Level 2

Been Once or Twice Familiar with sliding.
Familiar with equipment use.
Familiar with Magic Carpet lift.

Level 3

Can Stop and Turn on Magic Carpet.
Confident stopping on beginner terrain.
Confident turning on beginner terrain.
Confident use of Magic Carpet.

Level 4

Confident on Green Terrain.
Can stop in a snowplow on green terrain.
Can turn confidently in a snowplow on green terrain.
Familiar with use of chairlifts.

Level 5

Confident on Blue Terrain.
Comfortable turning and stopping on blue terrain.
Can parallel turn on green terrain.
Can hockey stop on green terrain.
Familiar with use of all types of lifts.

Level 6

Confident on Black Terrain.
Comfortable turning and stopping on black terrain.
Can parallel turn on blue terrain.
Comfortable in trees & bumps on blue terrain.
Can hockey stop on blue terrain.

Level 7

Confident anywhere on the mountain.
Can ski double black diamond terrain.
Parallel turns and hockey stops on Black terrain.
Comfortable in bumps on black terrain.
Comfortable in tighter tree runs, on black terrain.

 

SNOWBOARD*

Level 1

Has never snowboarded before

Level 2

Has snowboarded once or twice.
Can side slip on the magic carpet on toe/heel edge.
Can stop in control on beginner terrain.
Comfortable on Magic Carpet.

Level 3

Comfortable on beginner terrain.
Can pendulum left and right on toe/heel edge on green terrain.
Can stop with control on green terrain.
Can turn left/right on green terrain (not yet linking turns).

Level 4

Comfortable on Green Terrain.
Can link turns on green terrain.
Can pendulum toe/heel edge on blue terrain.
Can stop with control on blue terrain.

Level 5

Comfortable on Blue Terrain.
Can link turns on blue terrain.
Can pendulum toe/heel edge on black terrain.
Can stop with control on black terrain.

Level 6

Comfortable on Black Terrain.
Can link turns on black terrain.
Can link turns in moguls on blue terrain.
Some knowledge of small terrain park features.

Level 7

Comfortable anywhere on the mountain.
Can link turns on any terrain.
Can link turns in moguls on black terrain.
Can link turns in treed areas.
Basic knowledge of terrain park features and skills.

*(Only Ages 8+ for Group Lessons)

[/one_half_last]