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.
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.
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:
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:
Both the Ski Adventure Centre and the Snowboard Ride Centre are open Monday to Friday 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 & 5:30p.
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 & 1:30pm; evening classes are at 4:30 pm & 5:30pm. Terrain Park etiquette safety lesson available for safe park use.