Lessons

Whistler Olympic Park’s sport school offers lessons for all levels, from getting a never-ever skier started on cross-country skis to technique tune-ups for advanced skiers. Many of our professional and certified instructors have a competitive background and will give you tailor made expert advice. In addition to single session introductory lessons, customized private programs and tours for adults, kids, families, friends, birthdays and community groups are also available.

Pre-booking is highly recommended. If you require ski rentals for your biathlon lesson, include them in your booking and check in with our rental shop upon arrival in the Day Lodge. To make a booking or request more information on what the ideal lesson type would be for you, contact us via email, call 604-964-0060 or book online.

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Discover Classic Skiing

Every new skier should take this lesson. Learn about your equipment, how to glide, climb hills and stop. A great way to build your confidence and trail knowledge!

Classic skiing is the traditional cross-country skiing technique which involves a “kick and glide” or “diagonal stride” in groomed tracks.  From toddler to senior, everybody can pick up this technique quickly and enjoy the beauty of the trails. At Whistler Olympic Park all trails are groomed with tracks for classic skiing.

Every new skier should take the “Discover Lesson”. Learn about your equipment, how to glide, climb hills and stop. A great way to build your confidence and trail knowledge! The Discover Classic program is offered every Saturday and Sunday, beginning December 13, 2014 through March 15, 2015 and daily over the holidays (Dec 20, 2014-Jan 4, 2015).

  • Skill Level: Never-Ever to Beginner
  • Minimum Age: 13
  • Duration: 1.5 hrs
  • Times: 1.00pm-2:30pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays (December 13-March 15) & Daily during the Holidays (December 20-Jan 4)

Pricing*:

  • Lesson only: $50
  • Lesson & Rentals: $60

*A valid trail ticket is required, and not included with the lesson. All lessons are non-refundable. Prices do not include 5% GST.

Discover Skate Skiing

Learn skate skiing techniques on flat terrain, up-hill climbs and descents. Discover how to introduce skate skiing into your health and fitness regime.

Skate skiing or “Free Technique,” resembling the skating technique used on ice for hockey and speed skating, is the newcomer to the disciplines of Nordic skiing. In Skate skiing participants ski on a groomed surface without the grooves used for classic skiing.  At Whistler Olympic Park all trails are groomed for skate skiing. Skate skiing, which is faster than classic skiing, entered the competitive forum in the mid-eighties and is also the technique used by biathletes and Nordic combined athletes.

Learn skate skiing techniques on flat terrain, up-hill climbs and descents. Discover how to introduce skate skiing into your health and fitness regime. The Discover Skate program is offered every Saturday and Sunday, beginning December 13, 2013 through March 15, 2014 and daily over the holidays (Dec 20, 2013- Jan 4, 2014).

  • Skill Level: Never-Ever to Beginner
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Duration: 1.5 hrs
  • Times:   11:00am-12:30pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays (December 13-March 15) & Daily during the Holidays (December 20-Jan 4)

Pricing*:

  • Lesson only: $50
  • Lesson & Rentals: $60

*A valid trail ticket is required, and not included with the lesson. All lessons are non-refundable. Prices do not include 5% GST.

Private or Family Lessons

A sure fire way to improve your technique and fitness, private lessons are offered in classic or skate skiing as well as biathlon and snowshoe.

Private Lessons (classic and skate skiing, biathlon or snowshoe) provide an opportunity to receive one-on-one attention from a professional instructor. Whether you are looking to learn a new skill or for an evaluation of current skills towards further development, our instructors are looking forward to helping you. Pre-booking is mandatory, all age groups can be accommodated! Book rental equipment for your lesson for only an additional $10/person.

Lessons can be booked from November 27th-March 26th (date & time depending on instructor availability). Please contact us via email or call 604-964-0060 to make a booking or request more information.

Private Skate Ski, Classic Ski or Snowshoe 1 pers. 2 ppl  3+ ppl Rentals
High Season (Dec 13-Mar 15) * $79.05/hour $114.05/hour $149.05/hour $10.00/person
Low Season (Nov 27-Dec 12 & Mar 16-Apr 6) * $65/hour $99/hour $129/hour $10.00/person

*A valid trail ticket is required, and not included with the lesson. All lessons are non-refundable. Prices do not include 5% GST.

Cross-Country Sport Programs

In addition to purely recreational programs, Whistler Olympic Park in conjunction with the local Nordic ski clubs offers a variety of port development programs for children, youth and adults.  Participants can partake in cross-country ski, biathlon or ski jumping programs. Also multi-sport clinics are offered. If you or your children are interested in pursuing Nordic sports as a competitive endeavor this is the place to start! Click here for more information.