Kids Lessons

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

COVID-19 measures are in place this season. Be informed BEFORE you come to the hill as we have limited services this season. Learn more >

Private SKI Lessons

Available for all ages 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. Book in person or online. 

A valid lift ticket is required. Ski rentals are also available, please purchase and pick up at our rental centre.

Private SNOWBOARD Lessons

Available for all ages and all skill levels.

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. Book in person or online. 

A valid lift ticket is required. Ski and snowboard rentals are also available, please purchase and pick up at our rental centre.

$75

1 hour lesson for 1 person

*Price is per person, a lift ticket is also required. 

$65

1 hour lesson for 2 people

*Price is per person, a lift ticket is also required. 

$55

1 hour lesson for 3 people

*Price is per person, a lift ticket is also required. 

COVID-19 measures are in place this season. Be informed BEFORE you come to the hill.

All students must wear a double layer face covering over nose and mouth for the duration of the lesson. 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

2021-2022 lesson registration will open in September. 

Spots are limited. Book in advance to ensure your ski lesson or snowboard lesson space by: registering online or visit us a the customer service desk.

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

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 8 or 9 and end on March 5  or 6

Class Times

Weekend programs: 9:30 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Performance Program

Our Performance program offer 15 days of lessons.

Dates

December 18, 19, 27, 28, 29 and 10 Saturdays January 8 to March 12

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 8 or 9

Class Time

Saturdays or Sundays: 9:30 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Cost: $390
Lift ticket: A season pass or lift tickets are required. 
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 8 or 9

Class Time

Saturdays or Sundays 9:30 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 1:30 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 8 or 9

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. 18, 19, 27, 28, 29 and on the 10 consecutive Saturdays starting January 8

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 Progam - Dates TBD.

This 2 hour session teaches the newcomer basic skiing or snowboarding 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 pass, rentals and 2 hours of instruction.

Class Time

Lesson from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
OR
Lesson from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

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

Dates (to be determined for 2021-2022)

December 14
January 5, 18, 26
February 1, 9, 15, 23, 29
March 8

Cost

$120

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.