Nakiska Winter Sports School offers multi-week programs for adults that ski and snowboard! Before completing the registration below, please be aware of the changes the school has made to simplify the booking process.
Our levels videos and guide can be found at the bottom of this page so you can feel more confident than ever that you are selecting the right level.
We also offer a 3 week early season program in December to jump start your winter season!
Please be aware that ALL programs DO NOT INCLUDE lift tickets or rental equipment.
Our Adult Skills Ski Clinic offers a relaxed, social vibe to skiing and brings like minded adults together to tune up their skills. Our professional instructors will show you around the mountain, give you some helpful tips and guide you towards your personal goals.
Use our ability charts and videos to help you decide your current level to book.
Days taught: Saturdays OR Sundays
Session time: 9:20 AM OR 2:05 PM (1 hr 45 min); 11:35 am AND 2:05 PM (3.5 hr)*
Start date Jan 6 weeks: Jan 2 OR Jan 3 2021
Start date Feb 6 weeks: Feb 20 OR Feb 21 2021
Start date 12 weeks: Jan 2 OR Jan 3 2021
*If you have booked a 3.5hr program, please be aware it is not a continuous program. This means that from 1:20PM-2:05PM you have time for lunch, or even to pick the kids up from their programs.
If you have booked a 12 week program, please be aware there is a break for Family Day weekend. This means that there are no lesson on Feb 13 and Feb 14. Lessons start again on Feb 20 and Feb 21.
With the “RCR KIDS* WINGS Program
Lease their equipment Ski/Snowboard,
Bindings – Boots
Pick up your kid’s gear from your favorite
RCR resort at the beginning of the season,
they’ll ski or ride it all winter long and return
it by resort close 2021!
Save $101 on a $500 Food and Beverage Card – Members can pre-purchase $500 worth of Food and Beverage for $399. Valid at any RCR food and beverage outlet. Voucher must be purchased at time of season pass purchase, and can only be purchased during our early bird and fall season pass sale.
Save up to 25% on Unrestricted Friends and Family Tickets – Members can pre-purchase RCR Rockies 4-Area tickets valid all season long for just $79.95. Limit of 6 for Individual Pass and 12 for Family Pass. No black-out dates apply on these tickets. Friends and Family Tickets must be purchased at time of season pass purchase, and can only be purchased during our early bird season pass sale.
Buy 2 Get 1 Free Tune Ups — Buy more and save! Each tune up voucher is valid for one full ski/snowboard tune-up, including edge, base and stone grind, P-Tex, and a hot wax. Regular Price: $209.99 | Member Price: $139.98. Vouchers must be purchased at time of season pass purchase, and can only be purchased during our early bird and fall season pass sale.
SHOW YOUR PASS
RCR Advantage – Free skiing at any RCR resort including Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Nakiska Ski Area, before or after your resort’s operational opening and closing dates. RCR Rockies Card discounts on full day lift tickets at other RCR resorts during your resort’s operational season.
Save 10% on Retail – Discount on all regular priced retail purchases at RCR Retail Shops. Cannot be combined with any other offer or “sale” prices. *Some restrictions apply.
Free Lanyard – One per passholder provided at pass pickup.
Rental Discount – 10% off mid-performance and 20% off high-performance at all RCR Rental Shops. Discount only available for passholder rentals. Non-transferable.
10% Off Daycare – 10% Off Daycare at any RCR Resort Daycare.
RCR Sticker – One per passholder.
10% discount – all RCR Food and Beverage outlets (not including alcohol).
10% off – Roller wax and basic tune in all RCR Repair Shops.
20% off Priority Parking – Valid at Fernie Alpine Resort, Nakiska Ski Area and Lake Louise Ski Area*.
15% off Annual Locker Fees – Just show your pass!
PRINT COUPONS ONLINE
25% off Kombi Gloves – From the regular price of any pair of Kombi gloves purchased at any RCR Sports Alpine Store and Kicking Horse Mountain Sports Store. 1 coupon with Individual Pass, 2 coupons with Family Pass. Valid until Feb. 28, 2021.
Free Summer Single Lift Ride Ticket for Sightseeing or Hiking – Valid at Fernie Alpine Resort or the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Gondola. 2 coupons with Individual Pass, 4 coupons with a Family Pass. Valid for 2021 Summer Season.
RCR Winter Sports School Discount on Lessons –$25 Coupon with Individual Pass, $50 coupon for Family Pass. Coupon must be presented at time of payment and mentioned if booked ahead of time. Valid for Single Day Lessons only.
Friends & Family 25% off Lift Tickets – Valid for 25% off regular priced full day lift tickets from Resort Opening 2020 to Resort Close 2021, minus blackout dates: December 21, 2020 – January 5, 2021 & February 13 – 23, 2021. 8 Coupons with Individual Pass, 16 Coupons with Family Pass.
Buy 1 Round & Get 1 at 50% off at Wintergreen Golf & Country Club – MIDWEEK ONLY (Monday – Thursday, with purchase of one regular priced green fee).
Buy 1 Round & Get 1 at 50% off at Trickle Creek Golf Resort – Valid anytime Monday – Thursday and after 1PM Friday to Sunday and Holidays (with purchase of one regular priced green fee).
VACATION MEMBER SPECIAL
Discounts at the Lodges of the Canadian Rockies – Receive a special Member Rate for Fernie Slopeside Lodge and Lizard Creek Lodge at Fernie Alpine Resort, as well as Trickle Creek Lodge at Kimberley Alpine Resort.
More Hotel Discounts – Save at hotels booked through RCR Central Reservations for Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Nakiska Ski Area. Members also receive discounts at select hotels in the towns of Canmore and Kananaskis, AB, as well as Fernie, Kimberley and Golden, BC.
*Member benefits are available for Adult, Senior, Student, Youth, and Family passes.
*To use Member Benefits at Lake Louise, one must be a Super Pass Holder.
A: Meeting area is located by the Olympic chair and patrol. Look for the signs and staff in red jackets. Mini ski monsters and mini snowboard ninjas will meet next to daycare.
Q: What if I miss the first week of my lessons?
A: If you miss week one of your lessons, supervisors will be at the check in to help you find your group
Q: What if I find the group “too challenging” or “too easy”?
A: The instructors meet weekly and are lead by a “team lead” to ensure that everyone is in the best group for their needs. If you believe your still not placed appropriately, please chat with your instructor to understand why your in that group. Remember, it’s not the speed you ski or ride thats is important, it’s the technique that you use relative to the terrain your are on.
Q: Can I have a refund?
A: Refer to the cancellation policy.
Q: I am going to miss a day of lessons, can I please get a make up lesson?
A: Unfortunately not. You have booked for 5 specifically timed and dated lessons, so if you do miss one of the lessons, that time is lost.
Q: I’m late for my lesson, can I join with another group or can I join a group tomorrow?
A: Unfortunately not. Due to the planning and organization that goes into the groups, it’s probable that by joining another group it will disrupt the dynamic of the class and likely result in poor placement.
Q: When will I leave the learners zone (“bunny hill”)?
A: Above all, your need to be able to control your speed using turns and stop when asked to do so. This is the same for snowboarding with a focus of using both heel and toe edge turns. Please be aware that without this level of independence it would be unsafe to venture further up the mountain.
Q: I have a Multi-week program but don’t have a lift pass. What do I do?
A: The multi-week lessons do not come with rentals or lift passes but if you come to the winter sports school front desk, we can sell you lift passes and rentals each visit at 10% off. This has to be done each visit as pre-dated tickets cannot be printed at our desk