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Lesson Locations

Lesson location may vary based on ability level and lesson type. Please reference the location selected at the time of purchase or review the lesson preparation email sent shortly before your lesson date. If you arrive at the incorrect location, your reserved lesson may not be available. Please contact us in advance if your lesson needs to be moved.
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What You Need To Know

WHERE TO GO:

All Whistler Kids need to have their lesson voucher, active lift ticket or season pass and ski/snowboard equipment prior to heading to the lesson drop-off area.

We strongly recommend collecting your children's voucher and lift ticket the day before to save time in the morning. Your lesson location, as selected at the time of booking, will be listed on your confirmation email.

Snow School Location Name Rental Equipment Lesson Voucher & Lift Ticket Pick-Up Lesson Drop-Off (Daily Lessons and Adventure Camp)
Blackcomb Base
(Upper Village)
8:00am
at the Blackcomb Daylodge Rentals
8:00am - 8:30am
at Blackcomb Daylodge Snow School Sales
8:30am - 8:45am
at the bottom of the Magic Chair. Children 3-4 years old will meet inside the Kids building, and children 5-12 years old will meet outside at Whistler Kids Arch.
Creekside 8:00am
at Creekside Can-Ski
8:00am - 8:30am
at Creekside Snow School Sales inside Guest Services
8:30am - 8:45am
to the right of the Creekside Gondola. Children 3-4 years old will meet inside the Kids building, and the children 5-12 years old will meet on the snow side of the Kids building.
Whistler Village 8:00am
at Whistler Village (G1) Rentals below the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC)
8:00am - 8:30am
in Whistler Kids to the right of the Whistler Village Gondola
8:30am - 8:45am
at Whistler Kids to the right of the Whistler Village Gondola. Children 3-4 years old will meet inside the Whistler Kids building, and children 5-12 years old will meet outside Whistler Kids.

LESSON DROP OFF:

  • All lessons require a valid lift ticket or season pass to participate.
  • Please ensure your child is ready for their day; dressed and in their ski/snowboard boots.
  • If your child is aged 3-4 please bring an extra set of underwear, socks and belongings in a pack labelled with the child's name.
  • Please ensure that your child has used the bathroom before check in.
  • Once you have checked your child in with the instructors you are able to leave and enjoy your day! 

PICKING UP YOUR CHILD:

Pick up from all Whistler Kids locations is between 3:00pm and 3:15pm.

 

Getting Here and Parking

 

What You Need To Know

WHERE TO GO:

Your teen should be fully ready to go upon meeting the coaches at lesson check in. They should be dressed for the day, have their equipment, active lift ticket or season pass, and lesson voucher. 

  • Whistler Teens meets on the Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC) in the Village to the left of the Whistler Village Gondola.
  • Lesson Voucher/Lift Ticket Pick-up: We recommend collecting your teen's voucher and lift ticket the day before. If you require to pick up morning of, please visit the Snow School Sales desk in Skier Services to the left of the Whistler Express Gondola between 8:00am - 8:30am.
  • Rental equipment: We recommend arriving at 8:00am at Whistler Village (G1) Rentals below the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC) 

LESSON DROP OFF:

All teens should check in with the coaches on the GLC patio for 8:45am. 

PICKING UP YOUR CHILD:

All teens will sign themselves out at the end of the lesson between 3:15pm - 3:30pm on the Garbo Patio (directly across from the Whistler Village Gondola) We recommend arranging a time and place to meet your teen at the end of their lesson.

 

Getting Here and Parking

 

What You Need To Know

WHERE TO GO

All participants need to have a valid lift ticket or season pass and ski/snowboard equipment prior to heading to the lesson meeting area. If needed, we strongly recommend collecting your lift ticket the day before to save time in the morning. Your lesson location, as selected at the time of booking, will be listed on your confirmation email.

Lesson Type Ski Lessons Meet: Snowboard Lessons Meet:
Whistler Base Adult Ultimate 

Ability Levels 1-3 Full Day:
9:30am - 9:45am on the snow at the base of Fitzsimmons Express by the Snow School Tents. 

Ability Levels 1 Half Day::
12:30pm on the snow at the base of Fitzsimmons Express by the Snow School tents. 

Ability Levels 1-3:
9:30am - 9:45am on the snow at the base of Fitzsimmons Express by the Snow School Tents. 

Ability Levels 1 Half Day::
12:30pm on the snow at the base of Fitzsimmons Express by the Snow School tents. 

Blackcomb Base Adult Ultimate  Ability Levels 1-3:
9:30am - 9:45am on the left side of the Blackcomb Gondola by the Snow School tents. 
Ability Levels 1-3:
Available at Whistler Base only
Whistler Alpine Adult Ultimate Ability Levels 4-6:
9:45am at the Snow School hut located to the right of the lightboard outside the Roundhouse.
Ability Levels 4-6:
9:45am at the Snow School hut located to the right of the lightboard outside the Roundhouse.
Blackcomb Alpine Adult Ultimate  Ability Levels 4-6:
9:45am outside the Snow School hut outside the Rendezvous, just below the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
Ability Levels 4-6:
Available at Whistler Alpine only.
The Camp 9am at Pika's inside the Roundhouse at Whistler Alpine. Available for Ski only.
Helly Hansen Women's Ski Camp 9am on Merlin's Patio (4553 Blackcomb Way) Available for Ski only.
Showcase Women's Snowboard Camp Available for Snowboard only. 9am outside the Showcase Snowboards store (4340 Sundial Crescent)
Extremely Canadian Steeps Clinics 8:15am at the Extremely Canadian Office in the Carleton Lodge across from the Whistler Village Gondola. 8:15am at the Extremely Canadian Office in the Carleton Lodge across from the Whistler Village Gondola.
Extremely Canadian Backcountry Tours 8:00am at the Extremely Canadian Office in the Carleton Lodge across from the Whistler Village Gondola. 8:00amat the Extremely Canadian Office in the Carleton Lodge across from the Whistler Village Gondola. 

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:

  • All lessons require a valid lift ticket or season pass to participate. Please arrive at your lesson’s meeting location before the start time to allow time for check-in, guest experience support as needed, and meeting your instructor.
  • If you require rental equipment and need to pick up your pass please arrive 30 minutes earlier.
  • If you are meeting at an alpine location, you will be required to upload from our Base locations at least 30 minutes prior to your meeting time. 

AT THE END OF THE LESSON:

If you have kids in lessons it is recommended that you let your instructor know so they are able to get you on time to your kids pick-up location.

 

Getting Here and Parking

 

What You Need To Know

WHERE TO GO:

All participants need to have their active lift ticket or season pass and ski/snowboard equipment prior to heading to the lesson meeting area. If needed, we strongly recommend collecting your lift ticket the day before to save time in the morning. Your lesson location, as selected at the time of booking, will be listed on your confirmation email.

  • Whistler Base: All Private Lessons meet on the snow in front of Fitzsimmons Express by the Snow School Privates tent.
  • Blackcomb Base: All Private lessons meet on the left side of the Blackcomb Gondola by the Snow School Privates tent. 

WHEN TO ARRIVE:

All Private morning half-day lessons start at 8:45am, full-day lessons start at 9:00am, and afternoon half-day lessons start at 12:30pm at your chosen location. It is recommended that you get there a few minutes early. If you require rentals and lift passes, please arrive at least 30 minutes before that start of your lesson so we can help you get sorted. If you need assistance, please see one of our helpful Greeters to get you prepared for the day.

 

Getting Here and Parking

 

What You Need To Know

WHERE TO GO

If you have registered for one of our PSIC certification courses, please choose the corresponding course date and register with the PSIC organization.

You will then receive a confirmation email with a customized link to the PSIC e-Learning module.

 

Level 1

Date Link
Dec 11 - 13, 2023 PSCI Organization Sign Up
Jan 29 - 31, 2024 PSCI Organization Sign Up
Feb 12 - 14, 2024 PSCI Organization Sign Up
Mar 11 - 13, 2024 PSCI Organization Sign Up
Apr 1 - 3, 2024 PSCI Organization Sign Up

Level 2 Teaching

Date Link
Jan 29 - 31, 2024 PSCI Organization Sign Up
Feb 26 - 28, 2024 PSCI Organization Sign Up
Mar 18 - 20, 2024 PSCI Organization Sign Up

Level 2 Skiing

Date Link
Feb 5 - 7, 2024 PSCI Organization Sign Up
Mar 4 - 6, 2024 PSCI Organization Sign Up
Mar 25 - 27, 2024 PSCI Organization Sign Up
  
 
 

What We Recommend

Get Altitude Ready:
  • If you aren’t used to being above sea level, it’s ideal to arrive a day or so early to give your body time to settle in. Regardless of when you arrive, be sure to hydrate in the days leading up to your trip and continue once you are at altitude. Hydration is key to avoiding unpleasant side effects of altitude. Once you’re here, don’t push too hard on day one, and if you feel any discomfort, move lower down the mountain and take a break.
Clothing:
  • Base Layers: These fall under snow gear to provide an extra level of insulation while keeping your skin dry from sweat. Recommended to be a tighter fit for comfort and to wear both top and bottom.
  • Neck Gaiter: This is normally a tube of fabric that covers your neck and keeps you protected from the cold and snow.
  • Winter Socks: Should go to just under the knee. Generally labelled to keep your feet warm and should be breathable.
  • Layers and/or Jacket: Based on comfort level, it is recommended to have one fleece layer and/or a snow jacket on top of your base layers.
  • Sunscreen: Even on cloudy days, it is recommended to apply sunscreen to any areas of exposed skin with high attention to the nose, lips, and neck.
  • Children: It is recommended to choose outwear that is easy to get on and off (bathroom breaks), especially for the younger ones. Please label all children's clothing with their full name, including goggles.