Ski Snow Valley

School Program Lessons & Certification

Learning = Fun!  Snow Valley is the originator of a fun and innovative learning outdoor recreation environment! We want each student to receive instruction and demonstrate their capabilities before moving on.

Stripe Evaluation

All students are tested to determine their skiing or snowboarding ability and to restrict access to ability specific terrain. Green stripes allow students use of green circle runs. Blue stripes allow use of green circle, blue square, and black diamond runs. Purple stripes allow those skiers/snowboarders with a lot of experience to use our freestyle terrain. The prerequisite for trying for a purple stripe is achieving a blue stripe at the morning stripe test.  Beginner skiers and snowboarders may try the stripe test at the conclusion of their lessons. Intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders will try the stripe test upon arrival. Without a stripe, lift tickets are only valid on surface lifts.

Adventure Centre

Unlike traditional ski classes, our unique Adventure Learning Centre allows your students to develop skills at their own pace. Seven stations provide a fun environment for the development of:

  • Mobility & Balance
  • Stopping
  • Direction Change
  • Linked Controlled Turns
  • Fun slalom course is set to encourage speed control, turns & controlled stops
  • Instructors will group students & explain proper safe chairlift use.
  • Green stripe test on a Green slope with a set course for evaluation

Ride Centre

Beginner Snowboarders will gather at the Ride Centre flag, then proceed to the Adventure Learning Centre. 5 stations provide a progressive and positive environment for the development of:

  • Mobility & Balance
  • Side Slipping
  • Traverse
  • Linked Turns
  • Green Stripe Evaluation in a Slalom Course.

Both the Ski Adventure Centre and the Snowboard Ride Centre are open Tuesday to Thursday from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Students may stay as long as they wish at each station and may attempt the stripe test as often as they wish. Evening classes are at 4:30pm & 5:30pm.

Skill Clinics

Intermediate & Advanced Classes are one hour classes for students with prior experience who achieve their green or blue stripe during the initial Stripe Testing. Classes for skiers & snowboarders of all ability levels. Daytime classes are held in the afternoons at 12:30pm; evening classes are at 4:30 pm & 5:30pm. Terrain Park etiquette safety lesson available for safe park use.