Free Ride Club

Ski and ride with pros who know the mountain inside out. Get the inside scoop and learn new tricks and techniques.

Quick Tips

Before You Arrive
  • Come dressed and ready to ski or snowboard. 
  • Ensure that you are well rested and have eaten breakfast or lunch.
Weather conditions can change rapidly. Please make sure you have the following and that all belongings are labeled:
  • Neck warmer
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses depending on the weather
  • Waterproof & insulated mittens, gloves, jacket and pants
  • Long underwear and turtleneck
  • Warm dry socks
Your Day
  • You will spend the day with your instructor learning new skills and exploring the mountain. You will have a chance to explore all the terrain available to your level. Please note beginner skiers and riders may spend more time on one mountain depending on the type of terrain that is suitable.
  • Actual time on snow will vary depending on weather conditions the groups ability and stamina. 
End of the Day
  • Groups return to the Village Centre at 12:00pm for half day and 3:30pm full day lessons.

 

Contact Us:

Direct: 250-491-6101
Toll Free: 1-866-491-9040
  • Free Ride Club

    Free Ride Club

    Online registration for the 2019/20 season coming soon. – Please check back again in October

    Join the Free Ride Club for consecutive weeks of mountain fun and adventure!

    Free Riders, aged 5-14, are grouped by ability and age, working with their coaches to improve skills and gain confidence. Fun competitions and weekly themes are scheduled throughout the program.

    2020 Session Dates, Times and Prices

    Session Price Until Nov 30* Price From Dec 1*
    Saturday Full Day (9:30am - 3:30pm) to be confirmed to be confirmed
    Start date: January 2020 tbc
     
    Sunday Full Day (9:30am - 3:30pm) tbc tbc
    Start date: January 2020 tbc
     
    Saturday AM - Half Day (9:30am - 12pm) tbc tbc
    Start date: January 2020 tbc
     
    Saturday PM - Half Day (1:00pm - 3:30pm) tbc tbc
    Start date: January 2020 tbc
     
    Sunday AM - Half Day (9:30am - 12pm) tbc tbc
    Start date: January 2020 tbc
     
    First week start time is 9am for full day and morning sessions; and 12:30pm for the Saturday afternoon session. *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

    Includes

    • 5 hours on-snow coaching for full day sessions: 2.5 hours on-snow coaching for half day sessions
    • Lunch at Happy Valley (full day sessions only)

     

    Program Requirements

    • Aged 5-14 as of the start date
    • Comfortable on green runs, stopping and turning in control, and able to ride a chairlift
    • Participants must wear a helmet
    • Must have a valid lift ticket
  • Pro's In Training

    Pro's in Training

    Want to learn how to become a ski instructor, but not sure where to start? Then we have the program for you!

    For all former Free Ride Club members aged 14 & 15, join Big White Ski and Board School this winter for an exclusive opportunity to realize your dream of becoming a ski instructor!

    This consecutive 10-week program runs concurrently with Freeride Club and gives you hands-on experience teaching with our qualified Kids Centre pros in the morning, helping with lunch, learning off snow policies and procedures, and followed up with a structured training program in the afternoon to prepare you for your Level 1 CSIA and beyond!

    Session Price Until Nov 30* Price From Dec 1*
    Pro's in Training (9:00am - 3:00pm) $433 $463
    Dates: Saturdays starting January 5th, 2019
     
    *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

    *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

    Includes

    • Lunch
    • Level 1 course for participants aged 15 and over*
    • 10 mornings (9:00am-12:30pm) teaching alongside our Kids Centre instructors and learning off-snow procedures; with the following training emphasis:
      • Weeks 1-4 – Teaching Beginner Skiers
      • Weeks 5-7 – Teaching Novice Skiers
      • Weeks 8-10 – Teaching Intermediate Skiers
    • 10 afternoons (1:00pm-3:00pm) preparing for your Level 1 course with one of our qualified CSIA trainers

    *Minimum age requirement for the Level 1 CSIA course is 15 years of age on the first day of the course.

     

    Program Requirements

    • Aged 14 or 15 as of the start date
    • Previous participation in Free Ride Club
    • Must have a valid lift ticket
    • Helmets must be worn

    Please note: the program must have a minimum of 3 participants enrolled by November 30th, 2018 to proceed. The price listed for December 1st onwards is only valid if at least 3 participants are already enrolled.

     

    To book please contact the Ski and Board School:

    Direct: 250-491-6101
    Toll Free: 1-866-491-9040
  • Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Teams

     

    BWF

    If you are interested in competitions please check out the Big White Freestyle Club.

    Big White Ski and Board School is pleased to announce the next major step for Freestyle Team participants at Big White Ski Resort.

    Big White Ski and Board School, with the parent’s dedication, has taken the Freestyle Team from its creation, to that of being a major competitor against all the other Freestyle programs in Western Canada.

    During discussions that have occurred over several seasons and began in earnest last fall, it was acknowledged by Big White and members of the Freestyle parent group that the next step in The Freestyle Team’s program evolution would be to mirror their competitors. Namely, to create a non-profit club so they can manage their direction and develop their athlete’s abilities to get them to the next level. All this takes a collection of dedicated people managing and directing the club to gain access to government funding for their athletes. Transforming the freestyle program into a non-profit club is part of the process.

    Therefore, Big White Freestyle is now an active club and is live online www.bigwhitefreestyle.com For program offerings and registration of athletes, please go to their website. Big White Ski Resort and Ski and Board School support this next step and wish the best for the athletes.

     

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