Lesson Information -

Camp Bookings open October 1st online / Lesson Bookings Dec 1st by phone

Above all else, instruction should be fun. The Ski and Snowboard instructors are trained and certified by the Canadian Ski Instructors (CSIA) and Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI). We will provide a safe learning environment while offering our students the opportunity to improve sport specific skills through a taylored progression. Please remember to factor in enough time to get through registration and rentals when considering lessons. This process usually takes around 30-45 minutes.

Lesson Levels

Lessons are by age and ability. Select the age of lesson you require and then the ability you feel suits your current stage of development.

Discover Lessons - First time on skis or a snowboard or lacks turning or speed control 

Level 1 - Once or twice and venturing onto green runs with limited turning and speed control

Level 2 - confident on green runs and venturing onto blue using turning

Level 3 - confident on Blue runs and venturing onto Black with controlled turns and speed.

Snowboard Group lessons begin at age 8. Younger students require more specific attention and we recommend a private lesson. Please be aware that group lessons can have up to 10 people in them and although we do our best to meet the needs of everyone in the group, there can be a range of abilties develop within the lesson as it progresses. 

ADVANCED BOOKING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Please phone (403) 893-3961 to book now.

Adult / Youth Lesson PACKAGES (Ages 13+)

Package includes lift ticket / rentals / lessonPrice
Discover
Includes a beginner area ticket (upgrade available after lesson), 1.5hr lesson and full day rentals.
9:30am, 11am, 1:30pm
$79.00
Development (Levels 1-3)
Includes a full area lift ticket, 1.5hrs of instruction and full day rentals.
9:30am, 11am, 1:30pm
$94.00

Kids Club Lesson packages (6-12 yrs Ski / 8-12 yrs snowboard)

All Kids Club lessons include a progress card to track progression and reward success. If you are looking for 6-8 Snowboarding then a private lesson is required.

Package includes lift ticket / rentals / lessonPrice
Discover
Includes a beginner area ticket (upgrade available after lesson), 1.5hr lesson and full day rentals.
9:30am, 11am, 1:30pm
$75.00

Development (levels 1-3)
Includes a full area lift ticket, 1.5hrs of instruction and full day rentals.
9:30am, 11am, 1:30pm

$90.00
Day Camps
A full day under the watchful eye of an instructor. 11:00am to 3:00pm on weekends and vacations. Build the package from lesson only to fully inclusive of lunch. It’s up to you. Price shown is full package lift, lesson, rentals and lunch.
$145.00

Pee-wee Lessons (2-5 Years, Ski only)

PackagePrice
Lift/Lesson/Rental
1 Hour, 9:30am, 10:30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm                                                         

$45.00

Lesson Only $40.00

Lesson Only prices

Lesson OnlyPrice
1.5hr Group Lesson (participants will be with other members of the public)
9:30am, 11am, 1:30pm
$60.00
1hr Private
(Subject to availability)
$70.00
Extra Person in a Private (each additional person up to a maximum of 2)

$30.00

Extended programs - January -February 

Each program lasts six weeks and the ages and times are detailed in the table below. These are an exclelent way of improving confidence and skills over an extended period and help retian learning. New for this year is the Instructor Training program. 

Bookings can be made online here. Spaces are limited as indicated next to the camp details. If you have questions then please give us a call at 403-893-3961.  Closing Date for booking is January 10th, 2019.

New for 2018-19 Max Participants Dates Ages (yrs) Price
Cypress Cubs (ages 2-5years, ski only)
Time to get the little ones on snow and sliding. Fun is the aim of game and building confidence and independance is how we do it. 
9:30am to 12pm
16

Jan 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17

2-5 

lesson / lift $185

add cafe $48 

add rentals $64

 

Hidden Valley Rippers
Aimed at beginner and intermediate skiers and boarders looking to improve confidence and skills on all types of terrain at Hidden Valley. This is a great stepping stone to the Ski Club.

11am to 3:30pm

24 Ski 16 SB

Jan 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17

Ski 6-12 SB 8-12

lesson only $225

add lift $90

add lunch $48

add rentals $90

Instructor Training / Adult Improvement
6 weeks to learn how we teach skiing and Snowboarding and improve your personal riding and skiing skills to the level required, or above, to be an instructor. Suitable for anyone looking to simply improve or to reach their next level of certification. Minimum Level 2 ability required.
11am to 3pm

12 Ski 12 SB

Jan 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17
13+ 

lesson only $225

add lift $120

add rentals $120

 Ski / Snowboard Instructor Certifications

CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance - Level 1)

The 3 Day Level One Certification is The Level 1 ski instructor certification is for any skier over the age of 15 that is a competent parallel skier. The Level 1 candidate can expect to be exposed to a variety of terrain, snow conditions and terrain features.  The Level 1 course is an introduction to ski teaching, CSIA technique and methodology and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry. It combines the basics of practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development of guest service skills, addressing children’s skiing. Candidates will receive coaching on their skiing, teaching and people skills with the goal of reaching the Level 1 standard. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach skiers up to intermediate parallel skill level. Dates and Registration here

You can also check member modules, courses and Professional Development (PDP) if you already have a membership.

 

CASI (Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors - Level 1

The CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor certification course is open to strong intermediate snowboarders, aged 15 years and older. Candidates on the Level 1 Course will spend time exploring snowboarding technique and teaching methods across a variety of venues, both on-snow (up to and including intermediate terrain) and during indoor presentations.

The CASI Level 1 course is an introductory course, designed to give successful candidates the skills necessary to begin their role as a new instructor in the industry. Beginner teaching methods, understanding of basic snowboard technique, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills will be addressed.Candidates will receive coaching on their snowboarding, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Level 1 standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach beginner snowboarders up to the Novice Turn level.The Level 1 certification is a pre-requisite for the CASI Level 2 certification, as well as the Park Instructor course.
Dates and Registration here

RENTAL EQUIPMENT RATES

Rental13 & UP  6-12  5 & UNDER 
SKI PACKAGE (incl Helmets) $35.00 $30.00 $20.00
SKIS $22.00 $20.00 $13.00
BOOTS $15.00 $12.00 $8.00
POLES $5.00 $5.00 N/A
SNOWBOARD & BOOTS (incl Helmets) $35.00 $30.00 N/A
SNOWBOARD $22.00 $20.00 N/A
BOOTS $15.00 $12.00 N/A
SNOWBLADES & BOOTS $35.00 $35.00 N/A
SNOWBLADES ONLY $25.00 $25.00 N/A
     
HELMETS $6.00 $6.00 $6.00

Please phone (403) 893-3961 for all lesson reservations. All lessons are subject to availability. 
Hidden Valley Refund policy can be found in our Rates Page

Prices are subject to change 

Contact
Hidden Valley Ski Resort
Box 12, Elkwater, Alberta
Canada, T0J 1C0
 
Phone: 403-893-3961
Fax: 403-893-2163


 

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