Kids Lessons

Learn to ski or ride! Camp Fortune offers kids ski lessons and snowboard 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.

Snow School 9 week Program Parent Pass

Back by Popular Demand!

The Saturday Parent Pass OR Sunday Parent Pass (select one) is a value pass for parents of 9 week lesson participants. It is valid for the 9 days + 2 bonus days of the 9 week lesson program. Please select the same day as your child’s lesson. This pass is non-transferable. Each parent may buy a Parent Pass. This pass is only available for parents of active lesson participants.

The pass is purchased as an add on option when purchasing lessons. Please purchase at time of lesson registration. It does not appear as an option in the season pass store.  *Plus applicable taxes. A $5 card fee applies to all passes. 

$339.00*

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

2024-2025 lesson registration opens later this summer.

Spots are limited. 
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 and can be arranged with La Boutique, open weekends in November. Please email boutique@campfortune.com 

Season passes 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 regular priced 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.

9 Week Programs

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 11 or 12 and end on March 8 or 9

Class Times

Weekend programs: 9:00 am to 10:30 am, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Performance Program

Our Performance program offer 15 days of lessons.

Dates

December 21, 22, 28, 29 and 11 Saturdays January 4 to March 15.

Class Times

9:30 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm with unsupervised lunch break

9 Week Programs

5-6 Years: Club Ski-Wee 9 Week Program

Skiers between the ages of 5 and 6 develop a natural balanced stance on their skis intuitively. The Ski Wee program includes nine one and a half hour classes that teach the basics of skiing in a fun and safe way through games and skill developing play.  Requirements: Student must be 5 on first day of program. Student must be mobile with equipment on, eg.: able to walk and stand unassisted with boots and skis on. Student must be well rested and willing to participate. Students in need of constant assistance should be in one-on-one lessons (privates)

Start Date

Jan 11 or 12

Class Time

Saturdays or Sundays: 9:00 am to 10:30 am, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Cost: $390
Season Pass: A season pass is required and an additional fee. Please add when registering. 
Add ski rentals: options are available when registering.
OR Purchase a seasonal ski lease at La Boutique. 

7-14 Years: All Mountain Ski 9 Week Program

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

Start Dates

Jan 11 or 12

Class Time

Saturdays or Sundays: 9:00 am to 10:30 am, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Lesson: $299
Season pass:  A season pass is required at an additional fee. Please purchase when registering. 
Add ski rentals: options are available when registering.
OR Purchase a seasonal ski lease at La Boutique

7-14 Years: All Mountain Snowboard 9 Week Program

Snowboarders who register in this program explore everything Camp Fortune has to offer including bumps, terrain park, glades and tricks. All levels will be exposed to the appropriate challenges in order to keep it exciting, fun and safe.

Start Dates

Jan 11 or 12

Class Time

Saturdays or Sundays: 9:00 am to 10:30 am, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Lesson: $299
Season Pass: A season pass is required at an additional fee. Please purchase when registering. 

Add snowboard rental: options available when registering.

Performance Program

6-14 Years: Performance Ski Program 4 Day Camp & 11 Saturdays

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

Start Dates: Dec. 21, 22,  28, 29 and on 11 Saturdays starting January 4.

Class Time

9:30 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm -3:00 pm (unsupervised lunch break)

Lesson: $700
Season Pass: A season pass is required at an additional fee

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.

Focus on fun, not freezing!

Knowing that your kids are dressed for the cold means they can focus on the fun learning to ski at Camp Fortune.

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

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