Lessons & Programs

Pick the lesson that’s right for you!

Explore our programs including new Rippers multi-week package,

Ladies Day & Instructor Apprenticeship

Remember to arrive 60 minutes prior to your lesson’s start time to begin

on time, find parking and ensure rentals pickup.

Private Lessons

Experience unparalleled value at Sasquatch Mountain Resort with our competitively priced private lessons. Dive into a personalized learning journey, where our dedicated instructors craft lessons specifically for you, focusing on your unique needs and aspirations. Whether you’re refining your skiing techniques or mastering snowboarding maneuvers, we’re here to elevate your skills. Explore the iconic terrains of Sasquatch Mountain with confidence, all while enjoying a vibrant, secure, and immersive learning environment.

***LIFT TICKET AND RENTALS MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY***

2 Hour Session: $239 + GST

|| Terms & Conditions: Helmets ARE mandatory. Please arrive a minimum of 60 mins before the scheduled lesson if you require an RFID card and rentals pick-ups. All products are non-refundable. Minimum 48hrs notice required for rebooking. Lessons can only be rebooked through contacting Guest Experience. Limited Day Tickets Available. Pre-purchase is required.

Group Lessons

Group Lessons are available for anyone who wishes to learn in a social setting.

  • Group lessons are 2 hours (AM or PM). Book a single lesson or a multi-week program (4 single day lessons over 4 weeks).
  • Learn in a fun environment with peers of similar ability.
  • Max. 6-8 people per lesson depending on age/ability
  • Group lessons are available for all ages (children, youth and adult).

***LIFT TICKET AND RENTALS MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY***

1 Session: $99 + GST

Tiny Tots (Ski Only): Learning how to ski, ages 3-5

First Timers: New to snowsports! Skiing or snowboarding for the first time.

Beginners: Have tried snowsports but still need assistance with turning on beginner runs.

Intermediate: Confident in turning on beginner runs and looking to push skills into blue terrain.

Advanced: Able to ski/ride on all blue terrain and working on progressing into blacks, off-piste, freestyle or carving.

|| Terms & Conditions: Helmets ARE mandatory. Please arrive a minimum of 60 mins before the scheduled lesson if you require an RFID card and rentals pick-ups. All products are non-refundable. Minimum 48hrs notice required for rebooking. Lessons can only be rebooked through contacting Guest Experience. Limited Day Tickets Available. Pre-purchase is required.

Multi-Week Packages

Multi-week programs run every Sunday from 10am – 12pm.

Programs include First Timers, Beyond the Basics and Rippers (NEW)!

***LIFT TICKET AND RENTALS MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY***

4 Week Session: $349 + GST

First timers: This is for guests who have never been skiing or snowboarding before. First Timers introduces snowsport basics for example how to use equipment, mountain etiquette and understanding the sport. Focus on fundamental skills such as stopping and turning are key elements of First Timers.

Beyond the Basics: Designed for beginner to intermediate ability levels, Beyond the Basics is for guests who can already turn and stop on beginner terrain and want to take their skiing or riding onto harder terrain. This product has been created as a natural next step for guests who have completed the First Timers Multi-Week Program in the same season. Beyond the Basics continues to develop skills and fosters more control to take this onto blue terrain safely.

Rippers (New): Rippers is for those between 6-18 yrs of age who can ride blue terrain comfortably and want to push themselves to the next level. This is natural progression for students who have previously completed Beyond the Basics program within the same season. Rippers is an advanced program where the main goal is to expand skills into freestyle, freeride and black terrain.

3 four-week sessions are running throughout the 2023/24 season.

Session 1: January 7th – 28th, 2024

Session 2: February 4rd – 25th, 2024

Session 3: March 3nd – 24rd, 2024

Guests that have skied/snowboarded at SMR previously may take part in advanced programs. Snow School staff can assist in determining ability level.

|| Terms & Conditions: Helmets ARE mandatory. Please arrive a minimum of 60 mins before the scheduled lesson if you require an RFID card and rentals pick-ups. All products are non-refundable. Minimum 48hrs notice required for rebooking. Lessons can only be rebooked through contacting Guest Experience. Limited Day Tickets Available. Pre-purchase is required.

Intro to Park

Snow School reserves the right to refuse this product or make alternative arrangements for a different lesson type if your ability level does not match lesson criteria. This is for the safety and well-being of the guest.

Feeling stoked about your skiing and riding? Confident in all terrain and looking for your next big challenge? It’s time to hit park!

Intro to Park is facilitated by our highest-qualified instructors. We offer quality training that gets you in the air, learning how to spin and tackling your first box/rail feature in a safe and fun lesson. Intro to Park is tailored specifically for our most advanced guests and runs every Saturday from 10AM – 2PM.

***LIFT TICKET AND RENTALS MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY***

4 Hour Session: $339 + GST

|| Terms & Conditions: Helmets ARE mandatory. Please arrive a minimum of 60 mins before the scheduled lesson if you require an RFID card and rentals pick-ups. All products are non-refundable. Minimum 48hrs notice required for rebooking. Lessons can only be rebooked through contacting Guest Experience. Limited Day Tickets Available. Pre-purchase is required.

Tiny Tots (Ski Only)

Our ‘Tiny Tots’ program at Sasquatch Mountain Resort is tailor-made for our youngest skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, ensuring a fun and comfortable introduction to winter sports.

Tailored specifically for 3–5-year-olds, group lessons run for one hour and foster ski-skills through dynamic games and exercises.

Make your child’s first tracks on the snow count with professional instructors specifically trained to teach younger children. We are aware that children can get tired quickly and by capping Tiny Tot’s lessons to one hour we’ll keep them engaged and ensure meaningful progress.

***LIFT TICKET AND RENTALS MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY***

1 Hour Session: $69 + GST

|| Terms & Conditions: Helmets ARE mandatory. Please arrive a minimum of 60 mins before the scheduled lesson if you require an RFID card and rentals pick-ups. All products are non-refundable. Minimum 48hrs notice required for rebooking. Lessons can only be rebooked through contacting Guest Experience. Limited Day Tickets Available. Pre-purchase is required.

NIGHT LESSONS

Night lessons will be available every Friday or Saturday evening from 4pm to 8pm. This 4hrs lesson is designed for adults (16 years old and above) who fall into the intermediate to advanced skill range. This is a vital safety measure to ensure an optimal learning experience.

What to Expect:

•Experience the magic of skiing on our beautifully illuminated slopes at night

•Interactive sessions & sharpening your skills

Please note that Snowschool reserves the right to make alternative arrangements or changes to lessons if your skill level does not align with our intermediate-advanced criteria. For safety reasons, we require all participants to wear helmets during the lesson.

Night Lesson spots are limited! Secure your spot by pre-purchasing online.

Join us for an extraordinary night skiing experience at Sasquatch Mountain Resort!

Terms & Conditions: Helmets ARE mandatory. Please arrive a minimum of 60 mins before the scheduled lesson if you require an RFID card and rentals pick-ups. All products are non-refundable. Minimum 48hrs notice required for rebooking. Lessons can only be rebooked through contacting Guest Experience. Limited Day Tickets Available. Pre-purchase is required.

***LIFT TICKET AND RENTALS MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY***

LADIES DAY

Looking to improve your skiing or riding in an uplifting environment? Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Sasquatch are for you!

Get the ladies together and have a great time on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.

Develop your skiing and riding skills with our top female instructors. Our student-focused approach and excellent instructors provide a fun, relaxed environment that fosters confidence and growth.

Tuesdays: 10AM – 12PM

Wednesdays: 12:30PM – 2:30PM

3 Week Session: $219 + GST 

January Sessions: Tuesday, January 9th – Tuesday, 23rd, 2024 // Wednesday, January 10th – 24th, 2024

February Sessions: Tuesday, February 6th – 20th, 2024 // Wednesday, February 7th – Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

Terms & Conditions: Helmets ARE mandatory. Please arrive a minimum of 60 mins before the scheduled lesson if you require an RFID card and rentals pick-ups. All products are non-refundable. Minimum 48hrs notice required for rebooking. Lessons can only be rebooked through contacting Guest Experience. Limited Day Tickets Available. Pre-purchase is required.

***LIFT TICKET AND RENTALS MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY***

Includes a 2-hour group lesson with women of similar ability and a female instructor

Learn in a safe, supportive, and motivating environment.

Explore all corners of the mountain

Ladies Day is designed to get you comfortably exploring everything from steep groomers to off-piste chutes and fresh powder pockets like a pro.

Ski, snowboard & make new friends

Ladies Day uplifts participants and encourages them in achieving goals.

Start a new career journey!

Sasquatch Mountain’s

Instructor Apprenticeship

  • Skiers and snowboarders welcome!

  • Polish your technique and abilities with the guidance of experienced instructors

  • Cultivate leadership skills

  • Gain high school volunteer hours

  • Begin your journey to becoming a certified CASI or CSIA Level 1 instructor!

Our Instructor Apprenticeship is designed to segue snow enthusiasts into a career in ski and snowboard instructing while effectively guiding you in improving your skiing and riding skills.

If you complete the program in its entirety and pass the CSIA or CASI Level 1 Instructor Course and get hired to instruct at Sasquatch Mountain Resort, then you will receive a $100 refund for the apprenticeship program fee.

If you want to take the first steps to being a qualified ski or snowboard instructor, the apprenticeship program is for you!

We’re currently accepting applications for the 2023/24 Season!

This program is a 6-week commitment with 3 days including 2 hours of on-snow training AND 3 days of 2 hours shadowing lessons (learning to teach alongside a qualified instructor).

Throughout the program you will shadow and assist qualified instructors during lessons to gain knowledge and experience that will enrich your personal development as an instructor.

2 hours of on-snow training will be held evenings from 5pm-7pm. Training focuses on improving skiing or riding technique to meet the Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance (CSIA) and Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructor’s (CASI) Level 1 standards.

Program participants will have the opportunity to complete their required volunteer hours working with our group and multi-week programs on weekends.

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

  • You are a parallel skier and/or comfortably linking snowboard turns
  • You would enjoy teaching children
  • You are open to having a virtual or face-to-face meeting with the Snow School supervisor
  • You are punctual and possess communication skills

CSIA and CASI booking and fees will NOT be covered by Sasquatch Mountain Resort and will be at your discretion to book.

Our expectation is that the exam is booked prior to attending your first day as an apprentice.

Available Space

Ski Apprentice: 6 spots

Snowboard Apprentice: 6 spots

Cost for the Apprentice Instructor Program: $199

Training Dates:

Saturday night training | Times & Dates

  • Jan 6th, 13th, and 20th
  • Jan 27, Feb 3rd and 10th

5pm – 7:00pm

Participant requirements:

  • Ski apprentice applicants must be a minimum of 14 years old by March 1, 2024
  • Snowboard apprentice applicants must be a minimum of 15 years old by March 1, 2024

For more information and to apply, please send an email to snowschool@sasquatchmountain.ca with subject line “Apprenticeship Program.”

Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) & Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA)

Instructor Courses

Apprentices will be required to complete their Level 1 evaluation courses with CASI or CSIA to teach at Sasquatch Mountain.

CASI (Snowboard) Level 1 Instructor Course

Cost: $503.73 (Early Bird Pricing)

$554.10 if booked after Dec 15, 2023 ,Jan 6, 2024 | Jan 25, 2024 for respective dates

Dates: January 6-8, 28-30, 2024 | February 16-18, 2024

Location: Sasquatch Mountain Resort

Register at https://casi-acms.com/index.php/en/courses/level-1-instructor

CSIA (Ski) Level 1 Instructor Course (Ages 14+)

Cost: $475.90 (Early Bird Pricing)

$547.30 if booked after January 3, 2024 & February 28, 2024 for respective courses

Dates: January 19-21, 2024 | March 13-15, 2024

Location: Sasquatch Mountain Resort

Register at https://www.snowpro.com/en/