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Snow School

Our certified instructors are able to offer skiing and snowboarding programs for all ages adding fun and excitement to this wonderful sport. Our instructors are happy to share their expert advice. We allow the necessary time for you to improve your techniques and further develop your abilities. Rates are for the 2021-2022 season.

 

Please read our snow school cancellation policy.

 

How to register
All programs are available online for booking.

If you can not find a program that fits your needs, please email ecole@skivorlage.com or call the Snow School 819-459-2301 ext 217 and we will try to accommodate you.

 

Please note: Lift tickets or a season pass is required for all programs. Lesson and lift tickets are sold separately. The use of a ski/snowboard helmet is strongly recommended.

 

Full vaccination is required for skiers / boarders and visitors 13 years of age and over accessing Vorlage. A vaccination passport or proof of vaccination and a valid ID must be presented only once when picking up a RFID card (lift ticket / season pass).

PRIVATE LESSONS

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Full vaccination is required for skiers / boarders and visitors 13 years of age and over accessing Vorlage. A vaccination passport or proof of vaccination and a valid ID must be presented only once when picking up a RFID card (lift ticket / season pass).

 

A private ski or snowboard lesson allows personalized instruction for any age or skill level.

 

Lessons are offered on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays at 10 am., 11 am., 1 pm., 2 pm. Privates are to be booked in our Online Store up to 48 hours prior to the lesson time. Walk–in privates may be possible based upon availability, with registration and payment at the Snow School counter 1 hour before lesson time.

 

Mid week lessons are subject to availability by contacting the Snow School 819-459-2301 ext. 217 or ecole@skivorlage.com

 

1 Hour Lesson
1 person $75
2 persons $140
3 persons $165
Please book at least 48 hours before the lesson.

 

Children under 7 will be placed in a one person private only.

 

For a semi–private, participants must be at the same skill level.
Lift tickets are required for lessons and may be purchased Online with rentals, if required.

 

No refunds on private lessons. For changes to a private lesson, a minimum of 48 hours is required to reschedule, based on availability. All changes to private lessons less than 48 hours prior to the appointment is subject to a $40 administration fee.  Email ecole@skivorlage.com  or call 819-459-2301 ext. 217

SNOW CROSS

Unavailable at this time.

JUNIOR PROGRAMS

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Full vaccination is required for skiers / boarders and visitors 13 years of age and over accessing Vorlage. A vaccination passport or proof of vaccination and a valid ID must be presented only once when picking up a RFID card (lift ticket / season pass).

 

Lift tickets or a season pass is required for all programs.
All participants must be prepared with their equipment and pass (RFID) prior to the start of the lesson.

The use of a ski/snowboard helmet is strongly recommended. Helmets are available for rent but are not included in a rental package.

 

8 Week Junior Lesson Programs

Date: Starting: Saturday Jan. 8, 2022 or Sunday Jan. 9, 2022.

 

Mini (one child per instructor)
8 week program. One 1 hour lesson each consecutive Saturday or Sunday at 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM
Age:                             3-4 years
Price: Lessons $432
Season pass $60
All participants must be dressed for the weather conditions and be prepared to spend the entire lesson on snow.

 

Mosquito Program (Maximum 4 per group)
8 week program. One 1 ½ hour lesson each consecutive Saturday or Sunday at 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM
Age:                              4-6 years
Price: Lessons $330
Season pass $60
All participants must be dressed for the weather conditions and be prepared to spend the entire lesson on snow

 

Bantam
8 week program. One 1 ½ hour lesson each consecutive Saturday or Sunday at 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM
Age:               7-17 years
Price: Lessons $320
Program lift pass (8 day) $176
Seasonal ski or snowboard rental – limited quantities, book early!
Seasonal rentals for juniors 12 years old and under $115
Seasonal rentals for juniors 13 years old and up $149

 

 

NEW – Build your Group
If you are looking for your own lesson bubble, why not form your own group. Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants. Skiers or riders must all perform at the same skill level and be of a similar age group (6 years and up).
4 week program One 1 hour lesson each consecutive Saturday or Sunday at 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM. Starting : Saturday January 8, 2022 or Sunday January 9, 2022
Price:              2 people $398
3 people $550
4 people $698
One instructor per group, however if a Teaching Assistant is requested for the lesson program, an $80 fee is charged.

 

T.A. Prep lesson program
Do you want to become an instructor at Ski Vorlage? This is the best place to start! The Ski Vorlage Teaching Assistant prep lesson program is directed towards 13-14 year old’s and are tailored to preparing young skiers / snowboarders in transitioning towards working as a T.A. and eventually becoming a certified instructor. Instruction is geared towards helping participants in achieving a level 1 instructor certification. The course is lead by experienced and certified Level 3 instructors with a proven record of helping youth achieve their certification. Participants will have the opportunity to “shadow” snow school youth programs under the guidance of mature instructors and gain a hands-on experience into the world of youth sports teaching.
8 Consecutive Saturdays or Sundays at 9:30 AM
Price: Program cost: $320
Program lift pass (8 days) $176

JUNIOR HOLIDAY CAMP

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Full vaccination is required for skiers / boarders and visitors 13 years of age and over accessing Vorlage. A vaccination passport or proof of vaccination and a valid ID must be presented only once when picking up a RFID card (lift ticket / season pass).

 

March Break

Vorlage will be offering a March Break Camp of One-on-One Private Lessons due to a staffing shortage,. These private camps are available from March 1st to 3rd 2022 inclusively for the Québec break and from March 15th to 17th 2022 inclusively for the Ontario break. The lessons will be offered at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm. The cost of the 3-day camp is $210 (+taxes) for the lessons.

Lift tickets can be purchased at a reduces rate through the Snow School.

 

Please contact us at 819-459-2301 ext.217 or ecole@skivorlage.com for bookings or questions.

ADULT PROGRAMS

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Full vaccination is required for skiers / boarders and visitors 13 years of age and over accessing Vorlage. A vaccination passport or proof of vaccination and a valid ID must be presented only once when picking up a RFID card (lift ticket / season pass).

 

WEEKEND (Ski or Snowboard)
Lessons available for INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED level skiers. Private lessons are recommended for beginner level skiers.
8 week program. One 1 ½ hour lesson each consecutive Saturday or Sunday at 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM
Starting: Saturday Jan 8, 2022 or Sunday Jan 9, 2022
Price: Lessons $320
Program lift pass (8 days) $208
Seasonal ski or snowboard rental – limited quantities, book early!
Seasonal rentals for adults $149

JOIN OUR TEAM

T.A. (instructor’s assistant) Program

 

(13-17 yrs.) Intermediate to advanced skiing/snowboarding skills.

 

Join our new and exciting T.A. program and earn as you learn. Assist certified experienced instructors in a group lesson format and gain valuable leadership/organization skills.

 

Improve your on hill skills under the guidance of some of the Outaouais’s most experienced and highly qualified instructors with the goal of achieving your nationally recognized instructors certification as a priority.

 

C.S.I.A/C.A.S.I Instructor Certification Program

 

(15 yrs. Min) Intermediate to advanced skiing/snowboarding skills.

 

Think you already have what it takes? Our snow school family will be happy to welcome you into our challenging and upbeat work. Enjoy the most fulfilling and rewarding experience of your life!

 

We offer the most competitive compensation and benefits in the area and offer skill improvement sessions from some of the most experienced and passionate ski and snowboard professionals in the Outaouais.

 

For more information on the T.A. and Instructor Certification Program, please contact the snow school at info@skivorlage.com or by phone (819) 459-2301 (ext. 217).

ABILITY LEVELS

Snowboard levels

A) Beginner: I have never snowboarded before.
B) Novice: I am capable of standing and slip sliding but I cannot turn.
C) Intermediate: I can turn but sometimes have trouble. I am comfortable on easy (green) slopes.
D) Advanced: I can turn comfortably and I am comfortable on intermediate (blue) slopes.

 

Ski levels

A) Beginner: I have never downhill skied (Cross-country experience does not apply).
B) Novice: I have learned to snow plow and take the chairlift.
C) Intermediate: I can snow plow and sometimes parallel ski. I am comfortable on beginner slopes.
D) Advanced: I can parallel ski and am comfortable on intermediate (blue) slopes.

DRESSING TIPS

Layer Up

The best way to dress for winter is to follow the 3-layer guideline of layering. Layering gives you the flexibility to add or remove layers, depending on the weather conditions and your activity level.

 

1. Wicking Layer
This layer is worn next to your skin, usually consisting of long underwear. Look for thermal underwear made of a synthetic — usually polyester — fibre that wicks or moves the moisture away from your body.

 

2. Insulating Layer
This middle layer includes sweaters, sweatshirts, vests and pullovers. The purpose of this layer is to keep heat in and cold out, which is accomplished by trapping air between the fibres. Popular insulation materials include fleece or wool.

 

3. Protection Layer
The exterior layer, generally a shell and pants, serves as your guard against the elements of winter. It should repel water from snow and block the wind, while also letting perspiration evaporate. Jeans alone are not recommended as they will quickly absorb moisture from one fall. Most genuine winter shells and pants are made waterproof and breathable to some extent by using tightly woven fabrics teamed with a coating or laminate.

 

Headwear

Although toques are warm, they should not be worn for skiing/ riding. School Boards require that helmet use is mandatory for their students. Snow sport helmets are warm on their own; however a thin covering such as a balaclava may be worn underneath. DO NOT wear a bulky toque under the helmet as it will affect the proper fit – essential to your safety. A neck warmer is the best bet to keep the heat in and cover any exposed skin. Scarves are dangerous around ski lifts and even tucked in the jacket can become loose over time.

 

Gloves or Mitts

Either is good as long as they are properly insulated for winter. Mitts are better for those susceptible to cold hands. Wool is not good as an exterior surface for gloves or mitts, since it tends to stick to metal lift components when wet.

 

Socks

Happy feet are a skier or riders best friend. One pair of light or medium weight socks is the best. Two pairs or a very thick pair could limit circulation and cause cold feet. Throw an extra pair in the packsack – damp socks become cold and uncomfortable.

 

Eyewear

Although not necessary, protecting your eyes is a wise thing to do when skiing or riding. Sunglasses or goggles can protect from harmful UV rays. Goggles will keep the wind and snow out of your eyes – after all, it’s a lot more fun when you can see where you are going.

 

Equipment

Do not send your child with old, unsafe or borrowed equipment as binding may not be fitted properly. If you are bringing your own ski equipment or have decided to borrow some, please remember that the bindings must be properly adjusted for height, weight, boot size, age and ability. Schools receive a very favourable price when it comes to equipment rental and Vorlage’s certified technicians adjust each pair to the individual’s requirements.

 

Helmets

Not only is wearing a ski/snowboard helmet mandatory for most school boards, it is just good common sense. It should be fitted properly and be specific to these sports – a hockey or bicycle helmet is not designed for skiing or snowboarding. More information can be found at https://www.skicanada.org/safety/why-wear-a-helmet/

CANCELLATION POLICY

Only a medical certificate or permanent relocation (150 km. min. from Vorlage) will be considered for refunds. More than 30 days prior to the start of the program, refund subject to a $30.00 administrative fee. From 8 to 30 days prior to the start of the program, refund subject to a 25% administrative fee.

No refund if cancelled less than 8 days prior to the start of the program.

 

Covid-19 specific
If Ski Vorlage is forced to close the Snow School due to governmental orders, customers will receive a credit equivalent to the number of lessons missed, unused lift tickets and unused rentals. This credit can be applied this season or the 2022-23 ski season and can be used for any services that Ski Vorlage offers.

No credits will be honoured for any other reasons.

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