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Snow School Programs

School may be out but class is in at Grouse Mountain

Snow School Programs

Get your child immersed in full-day Snow School Camps with hours of lesson and ski/ride time.

Snow School Camps are recommended for children 5-14 years old.

All ability levels welcome.
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Learn to ski this winter with our Junior Zone Camps for kids aged 5-6.

Snow School Day Camp

8-8:30am Drop-Off at Base
8:45-11:30am Lesson Time
11:30am Lunch Break
12:15-3:15pm Lesson Time
3:30pm Pick Up at Base Plaza

Lunch Options Students may bring their lunch or purchase a $10 voucher. Voucher includes the option of cheese pizza, chicken fingers or a burger. Meals come with a side of fries, fountain beverage and a cookie.

Camp Details

  1 Day 3 Days
Camp only (Lift Ticket or Snow Pass required) $59 $159
Camp + Rental $72 $195
Camp + Lift Ticket $74 $199
Camp + Rental + Lift Ticket $87 $235
Helmets are mandatory for all Snow School programs, and are included with Rental packages. If a student does not need rental equipment but doesn't have a helmet, a helmet can be rented for $5 per day.

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There is no better time to take advantage of the current Y2Play snow pass, offering unlimited skiing and riding from now until the end of next season at 80% off. A pass for a child aged 5-12 is only $64. The Y2Play Pass pays for itself in just 3 days.

Education Programs

Your child will enjoy a variety of fun, educational activities as well as time in the snowy outdoors. Choose 1 day or all 3 days for your child.

Education programs are recommended for children 5-12 years old.

Call 604.980.9311 to register your child.

Program A

8:30am Arrival at Base
9:00am Mountaintop Skating
10:30am Ranger Talk with Tyto the Barn Owl
11:45am Lunch Break
1:00pm Stories in Hiwus feasthouse
2:00pm Snow Games
3:00pm Skyride to Base

Program B

8:30am Arrival at Base
9:00am Craft at hiwus Feasthouse
10:30am Movies
11:45am Lunch Break
1:00pm Snow Games
2:00pm Sleigh Ride
3:00pm Skyride to Base

Program C

8:30am Arrival at Base
9:00am Interactive Timber Wolf Ranger Talk
10:30am Native Song and Dance at hiwus Feasthouse
11:45am Lunch Break
1:00pm Snowshoe
2:00pm Snow Games
3:00pm Skyride to Base

Program Details

Snow School Times

Half-day AM session: 8:00am-11:30am (not available for 13-17 years)

Half-day PM session: 12:30pm-4:00pm

Half-day After School session: 4:30pm-8:00pm

Full-day session: 9:00am-4:30pm (available for 7-12 years only)

Winter Break Mid-day session: 10:00am-1:30pm (available for 7-12 years only)

Ability Level

In order to provide the most suitable training for all students, lessons are divided into groups based on their ability level. Review the Ability Chart to determine the skill level of the student. Please consider our Freeride for levels 5 and 6.


Helmets are mandatory for all children taking lessons. If your child is renting equipment, a helmet will be included in the price. If your child has their own equipment, but requires a helmet, you can rent one for an additonal $5 plus HST per day at the time of registration. Helmets can also be purchased at Outfitters in the Chalet, where passholders can use their 20% discount towards the purchase.


Sign up your child for Freeride, Zone Club, Zone Camp or Ski Wee and receive a 10% discount on an adult lesson. Parents of Junior Zone Campers may request a complimentary Escort Ticket if desired. If you would like to ski or snowboard while your child takes lessons, you can purchase a special lift ticket for $40.


If your child requires rental equipment please have your child's height, weight, foot size, ability level and birth date information ready prior to calling to register.

Check In

First Day check in starts in the Valley Station at the base of the Mountain 30 minutes prior to session start time. Drop off area is very busy; please park in dedicated short term spots. For all subsequent sessions, please meet the instructor 15 minutes prior to the scheduled session time in the Valley Plaza.

Lunch and Snack Breaks

Half-day programs stop for snacks, and full-day programs for lunch and snacks, so be sure to pack a snack/lunch for your child, or take advantage of our Full-Day Lunch Option. Grouse Mountain Gift Cards are also available for purchase so that children can buy lunch each day at Lupins Café.

Registration & Availability

Registration cut off is 48 hours prior to the first lesson, subject to availability.

Call Guest Services at 604.980.9311 to register.