Learn to snowboard

We have snowboard lessons for all ages and abilities throughout the winter. Click any of the red tabs for more information on the snowboard lesson groups that we offer. To register online for any session, just click on any of the blue tab lesson programs and then click on the lesson dates that fit your schedule.

You are never too young to start snowboarding. Ridge Riders will introduce your child to the fun sport of snowboarding and is for children ages 5 and 6 years old. For children younger than 5 yrs, we recommend private lessons as one-on-one instruction works best with the little ones. We do have rentals available for some 3 year olds as our smallest snowboard boot is a size 9 and our smallest board is 80cm.

Snowboard classes for Juniors or Youth/Adults are available for all abilities. The classes are divided into the following levels:

Discover: If you've never snowboarded before, then our Discover program is the one to start out with. This program is designed to introduce you to the sport of snowboarding, get comfortable with the equipment and get you up and down on our Bunny Hill and Porcupine Hill.

Green: This level is offered for those who have snowboarded before but are still more comfortable on our beginner hills.. By the end of the class, each student should be able to ride unassisted on our gentle Bunny Hill, Porcupine Hill and have been introduced to the intermediate runs.

Blue: In this level, we perfect the novice turn and introduce you to the basic turn. By the end of a session, each boarder should be comfortable boarding our beginner and intermediate runs.

Black: In the black level, our professional instructors will assist you in improving your basic turns and work on skills such as balance, pivoting, edge control and linked turns.

We offer a three day group lesson package for all levels or a one day group lesson for the Discover Level.

Terrain park classes for ladies only are available starting in January or February. The classes are three Wednesdays in a row from 7:15pm to 8:45pm. Lift tickets for the day are included with the lesson program so come early and practice.

Snowboard lesson programs

Weekend snowboard lessons are offered every Saturday or Sunday for three weeks with classes available in the morning or afternoon. Note that the session that was originally starting on Feb. 2 or 3 has changed to start on Feb. 16 or 17 due to the very cold temperatures in February. The session originally starting on Feb. 23 or 24 has changed to a two lesson program starting on Mar. 9 or 10.

Saturday Sunday
Dec. 1, 8, 15 Dec. 2, 9, 16
Jan. 12, 19, 26 Jan. 13, 20, 27
Feb. 16, 23, Mar. 2 Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3
Class Time Price
Ridge Riders 10AM to 11AM or
1:30PM to 2:30PM
$129 (non passholder)
$77.40 (passholder)
$42 for rentals
Juniors, Youth,
Adults
10AM to 11:30AM
or 1:30PM to 3PM
$169 (non passholder)
$101.40 (passholder)
$65 for rentals

A spring weekend class is available for two weeks on Saturday or Sunday starting March 9 or 10 with classes available in the morning or afternoon.

Saturday Sunday
Mar. 9, 16 Mar. 10, 17
Class Time Price
Ridge Riders 10AM to 11AM or
1:30PM to 2:30PM
$81 (non passholder)
$48.60 (passholder)
$30 for rentals
Juniors, Youth,
Adults
10AM to 11:30AM
or 1:30PM to 3PM
$118 (non passholder)
$70.80 (passholder)
$45 for rentals

Weeknight snowboard lessons are offered on Tuesdays or Thursday for three weeks.

Tuesday Thursday
Dec. 4, 11, 18 Dec. 6, 13, 20
Jan. 8, 15, 22 Jan. 10, 17, 24
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12 Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14
Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5 Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7
Class Time Price
Ridge Riders,
Junior Discover
5:00PM to 6:00PM $129 (non passholder)
$77.40 (passholder)
$42 for rentals
Junior Green, Blue, Black 6:15PM to 7:15PM
Youth, Adults 7:30PM to 8:30PM
Christmas Dec. 22, 23, 24 Dec. 26, 27, 28
New Year's Dec. 29, 30, 31 Jan. 2, 3, 4
Class Time Price
Ridge Riders 10AM to 11AM or 1:30PM to 2:30PM $129 (non passholder)
$77.40 (passholder)
$42 for rentals
Juniors, Youth,
Adults
10AM to 11:30AM or 1:30PM to 3PM $169 (non passholder)
$101.40 (passholder)
$65 for rentals
Teachers Convention (Rural) Teachers Convention (Edmonton)
Feb. 7, 8 Feb. 28, Mar. 1
Class Time Price
Ridge Riders 12:30PM to 1:30PM $81 (non passholder)
$48.60 (passholder)
$30 for rentals
Juniors 1:45PM to 3:15PM $118 (non passholder)
$70.80 (passholder)
$45 for rentals
Tricks for Chicks Jan. 9, 16, 23 Feb. 6, 13, 20
Class Time Price
Tricks for Chicks 7:15PM to 8:45PM $169 (non passholder)
$101.40 (passholder)
$65 for rentals

If you've never snowboarded before and our three-day lesson program doesn't fit your schedule, you can choose to take a one-day Discover Level group lesson. Discover classes for Juniors or Youth/Adults are one-and-a-half hours (11:45am to 1:15pm) and are offered on Saturday and Sunday as well as through the holidays. Note that the lift ticket for this class is a Bunny Hill ticket only.

Saturday Sunday Holidays
Dec. 1 Feb. 2 Dec. 2 Feb. 3 Dec. 22 Dec. 29
Dec. 8 Feb. 9 Dec. 9 Feb. 10 Dec. 23 Dec. 30
Dec. 15 Feb. 16 Dec. 16 Feb. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31
Jan. 12 Feb. 23 Jan. 13 Feb. 24 Dec. 26 Jan. 2
Jan. 19 Mar. 2 Jan. 20 Mar. 3 Dec. 27 Jan. 3
Jan. 26 Mar. 9 Jan. 27 Mar. 10 Dec. 28 Jan. 4
Class Time Price
Juniors, Youth,
Adults
11:45AM to 1:15PM $56 (non passholder)
$33.60 (passholder)
$22 for rentals
Parent Tickets

While your children are in lessons, why not ski or ride for the day. Take advantage of our parent ticket and rental price which makes it much more affordable to ski while your kids are in their class. Lift tickets are only $18 while ski or snowboard rentals are also only $18. And best of all, the lift ticket and rentals are good for the whole day and for all lifts. Pick yours up at reception when you get your kids lesson ticket. Note that parent tickets are for Mom and/or Dad only and not for other family members.

Rental Forms

If you have a family profile and are registering online, you no longer need to complete a rental form at the hill. Just be sure that when you create or update your profile, that you have correctly filled out the rental information for each person renting (height, weight, shoe size etc). To update your profile, first sign in, then click your name in the top right of the page and select the Edit profile option. When you arrive at the hill on the first day of classes, your rental form will be printed and you just have to sign it. Rentals include skis, boots, poles and a helmet.

If you are registering over the phone and require rental equipment, then you must complete a rental form when you arrive at Sunridge on the first day of classes.

Make-up Classes

Make-up classes are offered for our three-day camps if we cancel the class due to extreme cold weather or other adverse conditions. You may also take ONE make-up class if one class of our three day camps is missed due to illness or a scheduling conflict. These make-up classes are one hour long and are offered on Saturdays Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, Mar. 2 and Mar. 9 from 3:15pm to 4:15pm. No other refunds or credits are given should a class be missed.

The Fine Print

Please pre-register for all ski and snowboard lesson programs either online or by calling us at 780-449-6555. If you are signed in, you may register online by just clicking on the lesson dates of your choice. Payment is required at the time of registration and can be made by cash, Interac or over the phone with your VISA or MASTERCARD, or online with PayPal. Note that you do not need a PayPal account to pay online with PayPal. All pre-paid lesson programs are non-refundable.

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10980 17 Street NW
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(780) 449 6555
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