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SnowSports Recreation Guide Mount Washington

2022.23 SnowSports Recreation Guide
Alpine & Nordic

Reserve your dates now for the winter season, and view our online Snow Sports Recreation Guide.

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Need help booking, call us at 250-338-1386 ext 384 or email lessons@mountwashington.ca

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Mount Washington Snow School will slide you up to the next level in your journey. The Alpine Ski or Snowboard instructor courses will provide you with the essentials needed to effectively teach skiing and snowboarding and is also a prerequisite to employment on the mountain as a ski instructor.
ALpine Ski Instructors at Mount Washington

Alpine Ski Instructors Course
CSIA • 1-800-811-6428 • snowpro.com

The level 1 course provides you with the essentials needed to effectively teach skiing and is also a prerequisite to employment on the mountain as a ski instructor.
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Alpine Ski Instructors Courses

Level One Dates

Times

Price

Dec. 16 - 18, 2022
*9 am - 4 pm daily
$539.00
Jan. 6 - 8, 2023
*9 am - 4 pm daily
$539.00
Feb. 10 - 12, 2023
*9 am - 4 pm daily
$539.00
Mar. 28 - 30, 2023
*9 am - 4 pm daily
$539.00

*First day of course requires an 8:30 check-in.

For information on courses : CSIA • 1-800-811-6428 • snowpro.com. For courses beyond the Level 1 please visit snowpro.com to view the full course schedule for Mount Washington.

Alpine Ski Instructors Information

The Level 1 Certification provides you with the essentials needed to effectively teach skiing and is also a prerequisite to employment on the mountain as a ski instructor. Courses are three days in length and will focus on personal skiing skill improvement along with teaching skill progression and safe teaching practices. Must be 14 years or older to attend.

Must be 14 years or older to attend.

Prior to attending the course, you can do an E-prep to get you geared up. Check out snowprobc.com to help you get a jump on the course material. Level 1 courses are available for ability levels 4 and up.

For information on other ski courses (i.e. level 2 courses): CSIA • 1-800-811-6428 • snowpro.com

Please note: Prices are for the course only.  Lift tickets can be purchased separately for 50% off of the day rate.

Snowboard Instructors at Mount Washington

Snowboard Instructors Course
CASI – Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors.

The Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) was formed in 1994 and incorporated in 1995 and is currently incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. It is the professional snowboard teaching body in Canada with its Head Office located in Cambridge, Ontario.
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Snowboard Instructors Courses

Level 1 Snowboard Instructor
December 22, 2022 - December 24, 2022
Price $457.93 before deadline - $503.73 after deadline
Early Bird Pricing Before 2022-12-01, Registration Deadline 2022-12-15

Level 1 Snowboard Instructor
January 20, 2023 – January 22, 2023
Price $457.93 before deadline - $503.73 after deadline
Early Bird Pricing Before 2022-12-01, Registration Deadline 2022-12-15

Level 1 Snowboard Instructor
March 16, 2023 – March 18, 2023
Price $457.93 before deadline - $503.73 after deadline
Early Bird Pricing Before 2022-12-01, Registration Deadline 2022-12-15

Level 2 Instructor
January 30, 2023 – February 2, 2023
Price $575.52 before deadline - $633.07 after deadline
Early Bird Pricing Before 2023-01-09, Registration Deadline 2023-01-23

Level 2 Instructor
February 21, 2023 – February 24, 2023
Price $575.52 before deadline - $633.07 after deadline
Early Bird Pricing Before 2023-01-09, Registration Deadline 2023-01-23

Park Instructor 1
January 10, 2023 - January 11, 2023
Price $321.78before deadline - $353.96after deadline
Early Bird Pricing Before 2022-12-20, Registration Deadline 2023-01-03

Park Instructor 1
March 13, 2023 – March 14, 2023
Price $321.78before deadline -$353.96after deadline
Early Bird Pricing Before 2022-12-20, Registration Deadline 2023-01-03

Level 3 Instructor Course
January 16, 2023 - January 20, 2023
Price $736.99 before deadline - $810.69 after deadline
Early Bird Pricing Before 2022-12-26,  Registration Deadline 2023-01-09

Level 3 Instructor Course
March 1, 2023 - March 2, 2023
Price $736.99 before deadline - $810.69 after deadline
Early Bird Pricing Before 2022-12-26,  Registration Deadline 2023-01-09

For information on courses: CASI B.C. • 604-932-3238 • casi-acms.com

Nordic Ski Instructors at Mount Washington

Nordic Ski Instructors Course
Nordic • 250-338-1386

The level 1 & 2 course provides you with the essentials needed to effectively teach Nordic skiing and is also a prerequisite to employment on the mountain as a ski instructor.
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Nordic Ski Instructors Courses

For information on courses: Nordic 1-250-338-1386 • mountwashington.ca

Level One Dates

Times

XC Instructor Level 1: January 6th – 8th, 2023
8:30 am start

Level Two Dates

Times

XC Instructor Level 2 Prep: January 14th, 2023
8:30 am start
XC Instructor Level 2: March 3rd-6th, 2023
8:30 am start

Level Three Dates

Times

XC Instructor Level 3 Prep: January 15th
8:30 am start

Other Dates

Times

XC Instructor Refresher: Dec 18, 2022
8:30 am start
Telemark Instructor Refresher: January 28th – Alpine Terrain
8:30 am start
Learn more at Cansi.ca
Avalanche Skills Training at Mount Washington

Avalanche Skills Training
Canadian Avalanche Association Certified

Please contact Island Alpine Guides, our partner for Avalanche Skills Training and alpine training: islandalpineguides.com
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Know Before You Go

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please go online to mountwashington.ca to book or call (250) 338-1386 ext 384, to speak with a lesson specialist. Class sizes are limited to ensure fun and safety

Know before you go! Prepare to make the most of your time with us on the snow.
  • Allow a minimum of 1.25 hours between your arrival in the resort or departing your condo and the lesson start time (i.e. for a 9 am lesson, plan to arrive by 8 am).
  • If you already have equipment please proceed directly to the outdoor lesson meeting areas. If you require a pass please visit the Ticket Windows outside of the Alpine Lodge.
  • You are responsible for supervising your child (4+ years) prior to meeting the instructor on the snow 10 minutes prior to the scheduled lesson start time.
  • Please be aware that all lessons start promptly at the scheduled start time regardless of weather conditions or reduced lift operations. There are no refunds for missed lessons.
  • Consider checking in the night before! On nights that the resort is open for night skiing, you are welcome to visit us in the Experience Centre until 8 pm.
  • You are responsible for supervising your child (4yr +) prior to meeting the instructor on the snow 10 minutes prior to the scheduled lesson start time.
  • Please be aware that all lessons start promptly at the scheduled start time regardless of weather conditions or reduced lift operations. There are no refunds for missed lessons.
  • You are responsible for meeting your child in the assigned meeting place outside Mountain Kids. Mount Washington is responsible for supervising your child during scheduled lesson times only. Tots will not be released on their own and you may be charged for additional care.
Knowing your reservation number will speed up the check-in process. If possible, please also have this handy upon arrival. Thanks for choosing to visit us at the Mount Washington Snow School! We look forward to welcoming you on the snow you soon.

Lesson Cancellation Policy

  • All lessons must be paid in full at the time of booking.
  • Lessons can be cancelled or rescheduled more than 48 hours in advance. Please call the Snow School at 250-338-1386 ext. 384 or email cancellations@mountwashington.ca.
  • There are no refunds or changes allowed within 48 hours of the lesson time unless due to a medical issue or illness.
  • No refunds will be issued due to weather conditions.
  • Guests who are late for their lessons will not be able to join. We will do our best to rebook for later that day.

FAQs

Can I get a refund if my ski season does not go as planned?

A) The add-on Pass Refundable Option allows you to receive a pro-rated refund or deferral of your season pass for the following reasons:

1. Medical – An injury or illness which prevents the use of the pass for the duration of the season that is valid.  The refund is not applicable for an interim injury or illness.

2. Employment Transfer – A transfer by the pass holder’s current employer requiring a change of residence off Vancouver Island and surrounding islands. The refund is not applicable when voluntarily leaving the area for work or travel.
Any family member unable to ski the remainder of the season due to your injury, illness or move, will also receive a refund provided they have purchased the refundable option. Refunds are not available for reasons outside of the list above

PRINTABLE WAIVERS

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Print waiver in colour, black and white copies will NOT be accepted.

THE MOUNTAIN IS CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS UNTIL DECEMBER 9TH
Mount Washington Alpine Resort has crews actively working with machinery in preparations and the public is not permitted to access any mountain property outside of the operating season. Winter Opening Day is for Friday, December 9th with limited terrain in alpine and Nordic. More info

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