Kids Lessons

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

2022-2023
Any applicable sanitary measures decreed by Public Health must be respected at all times. All season passholders AND lesson participants agree to comply with the measures in place during the 2022-2023 ski season. For more information please visit www.quebec.ca

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, 2 or 3 people. All participants 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 as a separate purchase. Ski rentals are also available, please purchase and pick up at our rental centre. 

Please select your preferred day and time. Coming soon. 

**NEW FOR 2022-2023 PRIVATE LESSONS, LIFT TICKETS AND RENTALS WILL BE BOOKED ONLINE!

 

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 or 3 people. All participants must be the same skill level and same age range. Book in person or online (coming soon).

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 as a separate purchase. Ski rentals are also available, please purchase and pick up at our rental centre.

Please select your preferred day and time (coming soon). 

*NEW FOR 2022-2022 PRIVATE LESSONS, LIFT TICKETS AND RENTALS WILL BE BOOKED ONLINE

single

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

$75 per person.

*A lift ticket is also required.
** NEW FOR 2022-2023 LESSONS WILL BE BOOKED ONLINE!  

DOUBLE

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

$65 per person. 

*A lift ticket is also required. We recommend participants be similar in age and ability. 
** NEW FOR 2022-2023 LESSONS WILL BE BOOKED ONLINE! 

TRIPLE

1 Hour private lesson for 3 people, ages 10+.

$55 per person. 

*A lift ticket is also required. We recommend participants be similar in age and ability. 
** NEW FOR 2022-2023 LESSONS WILL BE BOOKED ONLINE! 

 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.

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

2022-2023 lesson registration is open. 

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

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

Seasonal ski leases are available and can be arranged with La Boutique, open weekends in November. Please email boutique@campfortune.com 

Lift tickets vs season pass for lessons: 

Please remember ALL Snow school participants require a lift ticket so be sure to purchase a season pass or a lesson ticket package. If you select the lift ticket package, the ticket is valid on the day of your lesson. If you are in a day program, your ticket is valid from 9 am to 4 pm and if you are in an evening program, your ticket is valid from 4 pm to 9 pm. A season pass is valid on the dates and times of the season pass selected. Make sure you select the option that is valid at the time of your lesson and at the times you want to come skiing or snowboarding outside of your lesson. For example, if you are taking lessons on a Saturday or Sunday, you would choose an unlimited season pass. If you are taking evening lessons, you could select a night season pass OR an unlimited season pass, other options are also available. 

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 7 or 8 and end on March 4  or 5

Class Times

Weekend programs: 9:30 am to 11:00 am, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Performance Program

Our Performance program offer 15 days of lessons.

Dates

December 17, 18, 27, 28, 29 and 10 Saturdays December 31 to March 4.

Class Times

9:30 am 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 7 or 8

Class Time

Saturdays or Sundays: 9:30 am to 11:00 am, 11:30 pm to 1:00 pm, 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Cost: $390
Lift ticket: A season pass is required and an additional fee. 
Add ski rentals
Add seasonal ski lease

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 7 or 8

Class Time

Saturdays or Sundays 9:30 am to 11:00 am, 11:30 pm to 1:00 pm, 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Lesson: $299
Lift tickets: Please purchase a season pass or lift tickets. 
Add ski rentals
Add seasonal ski lease

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 7 or 8

Class Time

Saturdays or Sundays 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Lesson: $299
Lift tickets: Please purchase a season pass or lift tickets. 
Add snowboard rental

Performance Program

6-14 Years: Performance Ski 5 Day Camp & 10 Week Program

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. 17, 18,  27, 28, 29 and on the 10 consecutive Saturdays starting December 31.

Class Time

9:30 am-11:30 am and 12:30 pm -3:00 pm (unsupervised lunch break)

Lesson: $700
Lift tickets: Please purchase a season pass. 

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 lift ticket, rentals and 2 hours of instruction. The lesson begins 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: 

10:00 am to 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 
(You will select one of these options when you register). 

Learn to snowboard lessons are offered from: 
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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

Dates 2022-2023

December 17 
January 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29.
February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Cost

$120, plus tax. 

Registration

Please reserve in advance online.
*Registration will be available in December. 

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.