Improve Your Skills & Gain Confidence

Our friendly, certified instructors at the Apex Snow School are ready to help you have the most fun on the slopes. Using a guest centred learning, we can help you to gain confidence, and build the skills to make the most of any terrain.

Meet or Register at the Apex Snow School, located downstairs in the Apex Mountain Shop and The Edge Bistro.

COVID-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Apex Snow School has a streamlined product offering that is designed to enhance guest and staff safety. All lessons must be with immediate family living in the same home.

  • Kids aged 6 & 7 have the option of a 1 hour, one on one private lesson.
  • Youth ages 8 to 12 can choose from 1 or 2 hour lesson (immediate family and similar ability).
  • 13+ & adults can choose the length of their lesson (immediate family and similar ability).
  • The Home Hardware Program now offers 2 hour lessons for 2 kids (immediate family) or 1 hour for single kids with the same instructor for each day of the selected program. See Home Hardware page for details.

Due to Covid-19 we are unable to offer childcare or lessons to children under 6 years old.

Instructors and students will be required to maintain physical distancing wherever possible. Instructors will avoid contact with students (assistance with getting up, positioning, mobility etc) . 2-ply face coverings are required at all times.

We understand that these changes may cause some inconvenience but the health and safety of our staff and guests are our priority. We ask for your understanding. Please note that we will not be making exceptions. We will continue to monitor directions from the Provincial Health Officer and Worksafe BC. Programming, content and availability may change at any time. We ask that you assist us in out efforts by respecting the protocols that have been established. Enjoy the snow!

Booking

All lessons must be booked and 48 hours in advance. Space is limited. To make a reservation, please contact the snow school by email: snowschool@apexresort.com or call 250-292-8222 Ext. 502. Payment is required at booking.

Prior to your lesson, please check in at the Snow School at the top of the Magic Carpet. If you are renting equipment, please book in advance and allow 45 minutes prior to your lesson to collect your equipment.


What Is Your Ability?


To understand the best fit for your skill level, please review the Lessons Ability Chart below and select the level that best describes your skill level.

Beginner

I have skied on snowboarded once or twice. I am still learning how to control my speed and stop. I am still learning to turn. I am not comfortable or familiar with riding a chair lift.

Novice

 

I am able to control my speed, link together basic turns, and stop on a groomed, green run. I am familiar and comfortable with riding on a chairlift.

Intermediate

 

I am able to link together turns comfortably on a groomed, blue run. I am beginning to ski faster on easy terrain. I am ready to explore ungroomed green and blue terrain.

Advanced

I am able to link together turns comfortably on a groomed black run. I am beginning to carve my skis or board on easier terrain. I am ready to explore ungroomed blue and black terrain.