Learn to turn, and have fun doing it.

Our Programs

Kids have great instincts for learning and tend to pick up skiing and snowboarding faster than adults. Camp Fortune’s approach to ski lessons and snowboard lessons is to encourage a love of sport while instilling safe habits.

How to register

Book in advance to ensure your ski lesson or snowboard lesson space by: registering online or by downloading the registration form and by emailing it to or by faxing it to 819-827-3893 or visit us a the customer service desk.

Important: The lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment are sold separately. A lift ticket is required for all lessons.

Seasonal equipment leases available!

Our boutique offers seasonal leases on gently used equipment starting as low as $125 plus tax. You keep the equipment for the season and can use it whenever you want! To learn more visit our boutique in the lower level of the main lodge, email or call 819-827-1717 ext 2251.

The benefits of education go on and on

Exchange your child’s 9-week lesson lift pass at the end of the program and receive a season’s pass for the balance of the season for only $50.

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. All lesson prices are subject to GST and QST.


Take your lesson, then take the week to practice. These programs are a great way to learn over the entire winter. 9 consecutive weeks of lessons.

Start Dates: Weekend programs start January 13 or 14
Class Times: Weekend programs: 9 am to 10:45 am, 11:15 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 3:45 pm


NEW: Lesson parent season pass for 9 Saturdays or 9 Sundays  + 2 bonus days

Purchase of a 9 week program required. As a Camp Fortune academy client you are eligible for a special pass rate. This pass is valid on Saturdays or Sundays from Saturday, January 13 or Sunday, January 14, 2018 plus BONUS: also valid on the  two weekends following the end of the programs, depending on the day selected.  No need to come to get a lift ticket-wear the pass and go direct to lift.

Only $199 plus tax for 11 ski days.

Purchase when registering your child for the program of your choice.


Kids between the ages of 4 and 6 develop a natural balanced stance on their skis intuitively. The Ski Wee program includes nine one hour and forty five minute classes that teach the basics of skiing in a fun and safe way through games and skill developing play.

Start Date: Jan 13 or 14
Class Time: Saturdays or Sundays: 9 am to 10:45 am, 11:15 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 3:45 pm
Cost: $329 until Aug 1 / $335 regular
Lift ticket: included
Rental Cost: $110


The  program is an entry level program for children aged 5 to 6 years old. It is designed to prepare them physically and emotionally for the future racing programs. The program emphasis is on creating a love and respect for the sport while developing the skills required to become a competent skier.

15 day program, including 5 days at Christmas break and 10 Saturdays

Start Dates: Dec. 16, 17, 27, 28, 29 and on the 10 consecutive Saturdays starting Dec. 30.
Class Time: 9:30-3:00 pm (with lunch break)
Cost: $545 until Aug 1 / $579 regular
Lift ticket: included


Skiers and snowboarders who register in this program explore everything Camp Fortune has to offer including bumps, terrain park, glades and tricks (360°s and switch). All levels will be exposed to the appropriate challenges in order to keep it exciting, fun and safe.

Start Dates:
Jan 13 or 14
Class Time: Saturdays or Sundays: 9 am to 10:45 am, 11:15 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 3:45 pm
Lesson: $235 until Aug 1 / $245 regular
Lift tickets: $135
Rentals: $110

7-14 YEARS: ALL-MOUNTAIN “PERFORMANCE” – 5 day camp & 10 week program

For advanced and intermediate skiers or snowboarders wanting exposure to gate training, terrain park and glades. Skiers and snowboarders will learn various skills in this program. The coaches and instructors will offer students an exceptional learning experience.

Start Dates: Dec. 16, 17, 27, 28, 29 and on the 10 consecutive Saturdays starting Dec. 30.
Class Time: 9:30-3:00 pm (with lunch break)
Lesson: $545 until Aug 1 / $579 regular
Lift tickets: $225


Starting on January 13 th we will offer a limited number of private lessons available by reservation. Each Saturday and Sunday, these privates can be booked at 9:20, 10:20, 11:20, 12:20, 1:20 and 2:20. Reserve your spot by calling 819-827-1717 ext 0

In advance of January 13th, and all winter long, privates are available on a drop in basis and will depend on instructor availability.

Because of the optimum instructor—student ratio, private lessons get you to your desired skill level fast. Available for skiing and snowboarding.

1 hour lesson:
Single: $60
Double: $80
Triple: $100

Private Lessons Booklets: 6 Lessons for the price of 5
Single: $300
Double: $400
Triple: $500
Available for purchase at customer service

Please note: Private lessons are subject to availability. A lift ticket is also required. Discounted lift ticket and rental equipment available for purchase.  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.


Available starting Jan 6 and 7

This 2 hour session teaches the newcomer basic skiing skills or snowboarding skills including safe handling of equipment, stop techniques, speed control, balance and basic turns. Group session. Limit of one session per person, for ages 8 and up. Lesson includes lift pass and rentals for the afternoon.

Class Time: Saturdays or Sundays at 1:30 p.m. (not available on holidays)
Cost: $60
Registration: Please reserve 3 days in advance at the customer service desk or by calling 819-827-1717 ext. 0

Monday Homeschool program: for ages 6 yrs to 14 yrs:

This lesson package is designed for children who have the flexibility to take lessons on Monday afternoons. Students will be divided into group lessons based on age, ability and language and will learn to ski or snowboard and develop their skills in a social setting.

Dates: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 and Feb 5.
Class time: 1pm to 2: 45 pm
Lesson: $ 105
Lift tickets: (7 and up): $ 75
6 year olds: please purchase a regular season pass.
Rentals: $60

Get your kids ready for the hill


Please download our dressing kids for success on the hill PDF.

If you happen to forget something, La boutique has everything you may need, including hand and foot warmers.

Interested in ski racing? Check out the Camp Fortune Ski Club!

Welcome to Camp Fortune Ski Racing Club. We are based at Camp Fortune Ski Resort in Chelsea, Quebec, only 15 minutes by car from downtown Ottawa. As the region’s most popular choice for alpine racing, we offer a wide selection of programs for young athletes (starting at age 7) to develop the skills they need for a lifetime of skiing. Whether you are looking to compete and race locally or aspire to a Provincial or National level, we can help you get there. Our club is the largest in the region and celebrates over a century of producing top notch skiers, including Olympians Anne Heggtveit, Betsy Clifford and most recently, Patrick Biggs.

For more information please visit