Adult Lessons

Learn to ski or snowboard! Camp Fortune offers adult ski lessons just minutes from downtown Ottawa.

Private SKI Lessons

Available for ages 4+ and all ski levels.

Private ski lessons are a great way to learn as our instructors can adapt the lesson to your ski level and focus on your specific needs. Lessons are priced per person and are available for 1 or 2 people. All participants in the same lesson must be the same skill level and the same age range. 

Please book online in advance. Scheduled lessons go ahead regardless of weather conditions, ie, snow, rain, cold. Please be sure to arrive well prepared for any weather conditions that day.

All private lessons are non-transferable and non-refundable. Reservation is only for the named participant.

A valid lift ticket is required for all lesson participants. Ski rentals are also available and can be purchased online. 

Please select your preferred day and time here.

PRIVATE LESSONS AND LIFT TICKETS CAN BE BOOKED ONLINE! We will also offer first come, first served private lessons based on availability. Please check in at customer service. 

Private SNOWBOARD Lessons

Available for all skill levels and ages 4+.

A private  snowboard lesson offers you the benefits of personalized instructions, allowing you to progress as we focus on your needs. Lessons are priced per person and are available for 1, 2 people. All participants must be the same skill level and same age range. Book in person or online.

Scheduled lessons go ahead regardless of weather conditions, ie, snow, rain, cold. Please be sure to arrive well prepared for any weather conditions that day.

All private lessons are non-transferable and non-refundable. Reservation is only for the named participant.

A valid lift ticket is required for all lesson participants. Snowboard rentals are also available for purchase, pick up at our rental centre.

Please select your preferred day and time here.

Please note: we have a very limited number of snowboard lessons available for the 2023-2024 season.

**PRIVATE LESSONS, LIFT TICKETS AND RENTALS CAN BE BOOKED ONLINE. We will also offer first come, first served private lessons as available. Please check in at the customer service desk for more info. 

single

1 Hour private lesson for 1 person, ages 4+.

$80 per person.

*A lift ticket is also required.
 

DOUBLE

1 Hour private lesson for 2 people, ages 7+.

$70 per person. 

*A lift ticket is also required. Both participants must be similar in age and ability. 

All students must be autonomous and prepared to spend the entire lesson outside, on snow. Dress for the weather.

Please note: Private lessons are subject to availability. A lift ticket is also required. Lift tickets and rental equipment available for purchase on site, tickets are always available for lesson participants even on days when tickets are posted as sold out. 

Camp Fortune strongly recommends the use of a helmet.
Helmets are available for rent (subject to availability) but are not included with ski or snowboard rental.

Lesson Programs

You’re never too old to learn to ski. Sign up for a professional ski lesson and learn while having fun! Spend a few hours (or more) with one of our downhill experts and experience a significantly shortened learning curve. Interested in snowboarding? Take a private snowboard lesson. 

How to register

2024-2025 lesson registration opens later this summer.

Book in advance to ensure your ski lesson or snowboard lesson space by registering online.

Important: The lesson, season pass and rental equipment are sold separately. A season pass (best option)  or a lift ticket  is required for all lessons.

Please note: Camp Fortune strongly recommends the use of a helmet. Helmets are available for rent (subject to availability) but are not included in a rental package.

Seasonal ski leases are available at La Boutique, open weekends in November. Email boutique@campfortune.com 

9 Week Programs

All Mountain Ski Program

Mid-Week Breakaway

9 Week Programs

Start Dates

Weekend programs start January 11, 12 and end March 8, 9
Midweek programs start January 8 and end March 5

Evening programs start January 8, 9 and end March 5, 6

Class Times

Weekend programs: 9:00 am-10:30 am or 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
Mid-week: Wednesday 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Evening programs: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

9 weeks of consecutive instruction keeps you active all season. 

Take your lesson, then take the week to practice. These programs are a great way to increase your skill level and make new friends over the winter. Learn something new or perfect what you already know!

Please note: A season pass is the best option for all lesson participants.  Camp Fortune strongly recommends the use of a helmet. Helmets are available for rent (subject to availability) but are not included in a rental package. 

A season pass for lessons: 

Please remember ALL Snow school participants require a season pass or a lift ticket in addition to the lesson fee. A season pass really is the best option for lesson participants since you will be skiing a minimum of 9 days during the season. When you register for lessons you will be able to purchase a specially priced unlimited season pass and a rental package as needed. If you are taking lessons on a Saturday or Sunday, you will purchase this unlimited season pass. If you are registering for Weekday or Night lessons, you also have the option to choose a Weekday, Night or Almost Anytime season pass. 

Alternatively, you can purchase lift tickets for your lesson days, remember to reload online and save.

All lesson participants without a valid season pass will be sent to customer service for assistance and will miss valuable lesson time so please be prepared! 

Renting vs leasing equipment for lessons:

Rental skis or snowboards are available for lessons and you can select this option when you purchase your lessons.
Seasonal ski lease packages will be available early this winter. These cannot be reserved online, customers lease these packages directly at La Boutique. 

What’s the difference between rentals and seasonal leases?
When you rent skis or snowboards, you pick up your equipment before each lesson and drop it off after each lesson. We store it and tune it up as needed, all winter long. When you lease skis for the season you pick up the equipment at La Boutique and keep it with you for the season. This allows you to ski anywhere, anytime and return the equipment at the end of the season. You may choose to purchase the equipment at this time.

*Helmets are not included in either option, please purchase a helmet at La Boutique or the retailer of your choice.

All Mountain Ski

Explore every facet of Camp Fortune. Ski all the slopes, bumps, terrain park and glades. 9 consecutive weeks of instruction on selected day/time.

Class Days

Saturday or Sunday 
January 11 or 12

Nights

Wednesday or Thursday
January 8 or 9

Lesson

$299

Season Pass

Season pass options are available. Please select when registering. 

Rentals are available:

Select add rentals when registering. Seasonal leases are also available. 

Mid-Week Breakaway

It’s Wednesday. What a good reason to take the day off and enjoy some mid-week breakaway skiing with friends. Our co-ed mid-week program is for beginners and advanced skiers. 1.5 hours of instruction for 9 consecutive weeks.

Class Day

Wednesday
January 8

Class Time

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Lesson

$299

Season pass

Season pass options are available. Please select when registering. 

Rentals are available:

Select add rentals when registering. Seasonal leases are also available. 

 

 

Ski Race Training

For those wanting to increase their heart rate and their gate time. The program is offered in a 1.45 hour format. It is designed to give adult skiers technical knowledge and skills to sharpen their competitive edge in Free ski, Slalom and GS gate training. The group coaching approach allows participants to work at their own pace. 

Class Days

Mondays

Start date

CANCELLED FOR 2022
January 10

Class Time

6:45 pm

Cost

$310

Lift

Please purchase a season pass or lift tickets.

Beginner 101 Session: Ski or Snowboard

AGES 7 and UP. 2 Hour Initiation Program

This 2 hour session teaches the first time skier or snowboarder basic skills including safe handling of equipment, stop techniques, speed control, balance and basic turns. Limit of one session per person. Group session. For ages 7 and up.

Package includes access to the beginner area, rentals and 2 hours of instruction (group session). The lesson takes place on the magic carpet learning area. 

We supply the skis or snowboard and boots and the helmet.
You come dressed in your warm winter gear.
Click here for tips: How to dress for skiing or snowboarding. 

 

Class Times: 

Learn to ski lessons are offered from: 

10:15 am to 12:15 pm OR 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. 
(You will select one of these options when you register). 

Learn to snowboard lessons are offered from: 
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Please arrive at 1 hr in advance to check in and get rentals.

2024-2025 dates will be posted in the fall. 

SKI Dates 2023-2024

January 13,20,21,27,28
February 3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25
March 2,3

SNOWBOARD Dates 2023-2024

Please note: we have a very limited number of snowboard lessons available for the 2023-2024 season

Cost

$120, plus tax. 

Registration

Please reserve in advance online.