Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park

Lessons & Snow School

Book your lessons for the
2019/20 Winter Season today!

Nitehawk and its staff of certified Ski and Snowboard Instructors want to help you have a fun and rewarding experience on the slopes!  Our Instructors are committed to sharing their love of the sport and to using their training to provide you with a positive snow sport experience.  All programs, camps, and lessons are organized to recognize the needs of the student along with their age and ability.

To book yourself and/or your children into any of our lesson programs, please view all we have to offer listed below, and then call the hill at 780-532-6637 and ask for “Snow School” or email us at lessons@gonitehawk.com.

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Please note when booking  lessons Payment In Full is required to confirm your booking.  We’re working to get our lesson registrations available on-line, so please watch for that in the near future.


“Nitehawk Ninjas” & “Wapiti Warriors” Program 

Nitehawk Ninjas & Wapiti Warriors is a multi-week program that focuses on Ski/Snowboard improvement skills & hill safety, in a non-competitive environment. Your child will be working with the same CSIA/CASI Certified Instructor for two (2) hours every Saturday or Sunday.

Class sizes will have a ratio of no more than 8:1, and will be paired with other children of the same ability level. Your child will receive a report card and certificiate for completing the program

The Students will set weekly goals and work with their coach to develop strategies to meet them. These programs are designed for independent youth from age 6 to 16.

Dates & Times:

8 WEEK CLUB
January 11/12th – February 29/March 1st

Saturdays  11:00am – 1:00pm Ninjas (6-8yrs)

Saturdays  1:30pm – 3:30pm Warriors (9 & Up)

Sundays  11:00am – 1:00pm Warriors (9 & up)

Sundays  1:30pm – 3:30pm Ninjas (6-8yrs)

PACKAGE OPTIONSRATE
Lesson (only)$320.00
Equipment Rental (only)$80.00
Lift Ticket (only)$80.00
TOTAL per student$480.00

 


“Grovedale Gladiators” Program (8 Weeks)

Grovedale Gladiators is FULL DAY a multi-week program that focuses on Ski/Snowboard improvement skills & hill safety. Your child will be working with the same CSIA/CASI Certified Instructor every Sunday. This package includes a $10.00 lunch voucher, 1.5 hours of instruction in the morning, 2 hours of instruction in the afternoon and an hour of “free skiing”(cool-down) with the instructor prior to pickup.

Class sizes will have a ratio of no more than 8:1, and will be paired with other children of the same ability level. Your child will receive a report card and certificiate for completing the program. These programs are designed for independent youth from age 8 and Up.
*Note: Minimum of 4 Students required per group to run this program.

Dates & Times:

January 19th – March 8th

Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm

PACKAGE OPTIONSRATE
Lesson (only)$650.00
Equipment Rental (only)$80.00
Lift Ticket (only)$80.00
TOTAL per student$810.00

Girls and Boys Teachers Convention Camp

(AGES 8 – 13) Get your winter clothes on and come and enjoy the outdoors over Teacher’s Convention. Learning how to set and work towards personal goals is an important part of each session.

Both boys and girls have the opportunity to participate in a variety of new activities, learn new skills and push personal boundaries.

Our mornings will be spent inside working on creating positive mind sets through guided conversation and various activities. These will be gender specific and focus on topics and things that are of more interest and importance to each group.

Following our indoor activity, we will eat lunch, fueling our bodies to be ready before heading out for an afternoon on the slopes.

We will ski or snowboard with a certified instructor each day, for various lengths of time as some days we will participate in other activities as well. These may include (depending on time and interest – Tubing, luging, snowshoeing, shelter building.)

This package includes a lunch voucher.

Dates & Times:

March 5-8
Camp runs 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Rates:

$270.00


Discovery Ski or Snowboard Lesson

The Discovery Lesson Package is designed for First Time Skiers & Snowboarders, those that have never skied or snowboarded before. You will spend time getting to know the equipment and work with our certified CSIA Ski and CASI Snowboard instructors on our beginner slopes to give you an introduction to your new sport.
Single Discover Skiing or Snowboarding Lesson  
( Ages 6+)

Our Discovery Ski and Snowboard Lesson Programs are a head start to get you ready for your next time on the slopes in one of our weekend or private lesson programs.

This package includes:
  • equipment rentals
  • lift ticket
  • and a 1.5 hour lesson
Dates & Times:

This Program runs Fridays 5:30-7:00pm and Saturdays & Sundays from 3:00-4:30pm.

Rates:
PACKAGE OPTIONSRATE
Ski Package$65.00
Snowboard Package$65.00

Mighty Tykes Ski Lesson
(Ages 3–5)

The Mighty Tykes Lesson is a private 1-on-1 lesson for little kids! Your child will be introduced to the sport of skiing in a fun and safe environment, with a Certified CSIA Instructor that is trained to teach younger students.

This package includes:
  • equipment rentals
  • lift ticket
  • and a private 1 hour lesson

Please book in advance so we can confirm instructor availability.

Dates & Times:

That is up to you. Call the Snow School in advance to book your lesson.

Rates:
PACKAGE OPTIONSRATE
Full package$55.00

Mighty Tykes Riglet (snowboard) Lesson 

(Ages 3–5)

The Mighty Tykes RIGLET Lesson is a private 1-on-1 lesson for little kids! Your child will be introduced to the sport of snowboarding in a fun and safe environment. With a CASI Certified Instructor that is trained to teach younger students.  We use Burton Riglet equipment for this lesson

This package includes:
  • equipment rentals
  • lift ticket
  • and a private 1 hour lesson

Please book in advance so we can confirm instructor availability.

Dates & Times:

That is up to you. Call the Snow School in advance to book your lesson.

Rates:
PACKAGE OPTIONSRATE
Full package$55.00

2 Day School’s Out Camp 

(Ages 6–16)

Whether your child is new to the slopes or a frequent visitor, this is a great way for them to spend their weekend, Christmas,  teacher convention , or Spring breaks.

Camps run for a consecutive 2 days with the same certified CSIA/CASI instructor both days.  These camps are full day of instruction and includes lunch (11:00am – 4:00pm).

Dates:
  • Christmas Break: December 27-28, 29-30 & January 2-3
  • Teachers Convention: March 5-6 

Note: Minimum of 4 students required per group

Rates:
PACKAGE OPTIONSSKIING RATESNOWBOARDING RATE
Full package$205.00$205.00
Lesson and rentals$185.00$185.00
Lift ticket and lesson$185.00$185.00
Lesson only$165.00$165.00

3 Lesson Weekend Group Program
(Ages 6–16)

This is the best program for skill development and progression of the season.  Whether you’re a first timer wanting to try skiing or snowboarding or your wanting to learn new skills and improve your overall technique this is a great way to learn.  Two solid hours with an certified CSIA/CASI instructor each day, in a program that is designed with your ability and pace in mind.  As you progress we can get you booked into the next level when you are ready.  The program runs 3 consecutive weeks and includes 2 hours of instruction each week.  Ages 6 & Up Minimum of 4 students required per group

Times:

Intermediate – 11:00am                     Beginners – 2:30pm

*with a choice of either Saturday or Sunday

Dates:

SATURDAYS                     SUNDAYS

January 11, 18, 25             January 12, 19, 26

February 1, 8, 15               February 2, 9, 16

March 7, 14, 21                  March 1, 8, 15

Note: Minimum of 4 students required per group

Rates:
PACKAGE OPTIONSSKIING RATESNOWBOARDING RATE
Full package$180.00$180.00
Lesson and rentals$150.00$150.00
Lift ticket and lesson$150.00$150.00
Lesson only$120.00$120.00

Ladies Adult Lesson Program 

(Ages 17+)

Nitehawk Ladies Night brings together the female Skiing and Snowboarding community with a perfect balance of learning and socializing.  Join our female CSIA and CASI Certified ski and snowboard instructors in a pressure free environment, to progress at your own pace, among fun and supportive peers.  Each night includes a 1.5 hour ski or snowboard lesson followed by an hour of free skiing or riding to practice your skills. On the 4th night, following your lesson, sit & relax with a wine and cheese social in the Nitehawk Family Lounge; sharing laughs and memories with your new freinds. This program is offered on four consecutive Thursday evenings with instruction from 7:00-8:30pm.

Minimum of 6 students required per group.

Session I:  Thursday Nights: January 9, 16, 23 and 30th.

Session II: Thursday Nights:  February 6, 13, 20 and 28th.

Session III:  Thursday Nights:  March 5, 12, 19 and 26th.

Rates:
PACKAGE OPTIONSSKIING RATESNOWBOARDING RATE
Full package$270.00$270.00
 With own equipment $230$230
 With season pass $230 $230
 Program only $190

Group Lessons 
(Ages 6+)

With our group lesson the focus is on fun & skill improvement with our certified instructors.  Group lessons run every Thursday Evening, Friday Evenings, Saturday and Sunday, and daily during the Christmas Holiday, Family Day weekend, and Teachers Convention. This program is offered as a group 1:4 ratios. 

This package includes:
  • a 1.5 hour lesson
Dates & Times:

11:00 am or 5:30 pm

Rates:
PACKAGE OPTIONSSKIING RATESNOWBOARDING RATE
Full package$85.00$85.00
Lesson and rentals$70.00$70.00
Lift ticket and lesson$70.00$70.00
Lesson only$55.00$55.00

Private Lessons
( Ages 6+ )

Flexible lesson times to suit your busy schedule. These lessons are suitable for any ability from first-timers to advanced. This progam is offered as a private 1-on-1 lesson or make it a private group lesson for you and your spouse or friends. Ask about special pricing for additional people.

This package includes:
  • a 1 hour lesson with the option of two hours or more back-to-back.
  • special pricing for additional people.
Dates & Times:

That is up to you. Call the Snow School in advance to book your lesson.

Rates:
PACKAGE OPTIONSSKIING RATESNOWBOARDING RATE
Full package$98.00$98.00
Lesson and rentals$83.00$83.00
Lift ticket and lesson$83.00$83.00
Lesson only$68.00$68.00

Learn To Luge Program

This is a multi-week program that focuses on learning to luge and improvement of skills & hill safety, in a non-competitive environment.  You will be working with the instructor for two hours every week.  We will start out on gentle terrain and work up as skills progress.

A minimum of six participants are required.

PACKAGE OPTIONSRATE
Full package$480

 


Never Ever Days

“Turning Never Evers into Forever & Evers”

Crisp Winter air.  Trees covered in snow.  Carving down the hill with friends.  Sipping Hot Chocolate by the fireplace.  For many Canadians, skiing and snowboarding is more than an activity it is a full day experience.  That’s what makes it so special and why we think every Canadian deserves to try it. 

Never Ever Days is the ultimate beginners package for anyone who has ever considered trying skiing or snowboarding, providing everything you need – equipment, lift pass and a lesson for just $25 plus tax.Over 80 ski areas across Canada will be offering Never Ever Days in the 2019/2020 season.  There are limited spots available. Ages 9 and up.  This is a beginner only lesson (not suitable for intermediate and advanced students) held in partnership with the Canadian Ski Council.  Registration for Never Ever Days is done online at https://www.skicanada.org.

Never tried skiing or snowboarding, here is a chance to get some healthy fresh air fun.  This is a gentle introduction to the sport of choice.  You will meet with our staff in a comfortable area and learn how to put on the equipment and then progress to the slopes.  This is a once only lesson held in cooperation with Ski Canada.  You need to register on their site at https://www.skicanada.org/never-ever-days/

Dates & Times:

Sunday December 8    2:30-4:00

Sunday January 19      2:30-4:00

Sunday February 9       2:30-4:00

Sunday March 15         2:30-4:00


Nitehawk Snow Pass –
Grade 4-5 First Time Ski/Snowboard Card
 

This new program, is for those that have purchased a Snow Pass at https://www.skicanada.org/grade-4-5-snowpass/, and starts off with a 90 minute group lesson, working with a certified CSIA/CASI instructor. The second day you choose,  try your new skills and practice what you learned in your lesson.   Extra lessons are available.

Dates & Times:

Saturday December 7  3:00-4:30

Saturday January 18    3:00-4:30

Saturday February 8     3:00-4:30

Saturday March 14      3:00-4:30

Rate:

$50.00 (Day One- lesson, rentals. Day Two is rentals only)

Cancellation Policy

Lessons will be cancelled if weather conditions force a hill closure. Follow us on Facebook, view our homepage or call the Snowschool for updates at 780-532-6637. Lessons will be re-scheduled for the following week at the same time.

We do require at least 48 hours notice for any non-weather cancellations. This is to allow us to cancel your instructor.

Should 48 hours notice not be given, 50% of the lesson cost will be charged to cover administration and instructor costs.

Group lessons that students miss may be made up during a second or third meeting of a following camp, camps will only be extended for weather cancellations.

Please note when booking lessons Payment In Full is required to confirm your booking. We accept CASH, DEBIT, VISA and MASTERCARD.

 

What Level
Am I ???

Skier

Snowboarder

Level One

“First Timer”

Never been on
skies before.

Never been on a snowboard before.

Level Two

“Beginner”

Able to confidently
stop and make snowplow turns on
easy green runs.

Able to confidently
“heel edge” down
most runs.

Level Three

“Intermediate”

Can confidently
link turns on
“Blue” runs.
You should be able
to keep your
skis parallel.

Can confidently
link turns on
“Blue” runs.
You should be able
to change from
heel to toe edge