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KIDS CAMPS

Throughout the 2022-23 Winter Season, Vista Ridge is offering eight camps for children aged 3.5 to 12 years old of varying abilities in skiing and snowboarding programs. To register your child/children into our camp programs, follow the instructions below.

Registration Instructions

Step #1 Determine Program: See the program section below to determine the program your child qualifies for based on their age and ability level. Study this guide and take notes as you as it will help you with step #3. 

Step #2 Choose Camps: From the 2022-2023 Camp Dates information section below, choose up to 3 camps as your primary interest and if desired choose your secondary options. You will need to know what camps are your primary and secondary interest to complete part of step #3.


Step #3 Call Vista Ridge: Once you have determined your child's program and selected the camps you are interested in registering for, call us at 780-743-8651 (extension #2 or #3) and we will help you with the registration process.

Step #4 Remit Payment: We will require payment before your child/children is considered registered. To avoid delay in registration, we recommend having a credit card on hand to be used for payment.

Step #5 Confirmation Email: You will receive a confirmation email from Vista Ridge with enrolment details for your child/children once payment is received. This email will hold important information regarding the dates and times your child is registered, how you can check on lesson status and other requirements before lessons begin. If there are changes to your child's program once classes have begun (which could effect their class times), Vista Ridge will contact you to advise of these changes. These changes would be based on performance and evaluations completed by instructors.

Program
Determine what program your child belongs in

Snowbird
(Learn to ski for ages 3.5 & 4 - born Dec 2018 - June 2019)

  • For our youngest skiers, snowbirds lessons offer a smaller group size with dedicated instructors, and a focus on having fun!

  • 1-hour lesson, with a guaranteed 45 minutes on snow time.

  • Geared towards beginner skiers. Ability levels 1-4 accepted.

Skiwi | Little Shredder
(Learn to ski (Skiwi) for ages 5-12)

(Learn to snowboard (Little Shredder) for ages 7-12)

  • Level 1 & 2 only (see descriptions below). 

  • Instructors will help students to discover the sport in a safe, fun environment. We will teach your child a love of skiing and snowboarding while guiding them to a level where they can safely ride all lifts and green runs.

  • 1.5 hour sessions.

LEVEL 1
I have NEVER EVER skied or snowboarded before

LEVEL 2
I have skied or snowboard once or twice, and can use conveyor lifts

Explore & Discover
(Skiers ages 5-12 & snowboarders ages 7-12)

(Level 3 & 4 ski & snowboard)

  • For students who can already use green terrain in control and ride a chairlift with minimal assistance (see level descriptions below).

  • Less structured, more opportunity for student input, goals tailored to each group with an emphasis on guided mileage.

  • 1.5 hour session.

LEVEL 3
I am starting to use green terrain in control and learning to ride a chairlift with assistance

LEVEL 4
I am comfortable and controlled on Clearwater & Christina, and some blue runs

2022-2023 Camp Dates
Click the button below for our Kids Camp Cheat Sheet that will show you class start times and pricing based on your child's program type 

2022-2023 Camp Dates:

Camp A: Dec. 3 - 18 (3 sessions, Saturdays or Sundays) - CLOSED
Camp B: Dec. 28, 29, 30 – Beginners only - CLOSED
Camp C: Jan. 2, 3, 4 – Beginners only - CLOSED
Camp D: Jan. 7 - 22 (3 sessions, Saturdays or Sundays) - CLOSED
Camp E: Feb. 17, 18, 19 (varying class start times)  

Camp F: Feb. 27, 28 & March 1 - Teachers Convention Week 

Camp G: March 3, 4, 5 (varying class start times)

Camp H: March 10, 11, 12 (varying class start times)

Rental Equipment: $10/session ($30/camp)

Terms & Conditions

  •  It is the parents responsibility to ensure their child/children are fitted for rental equipment prior to the first day of camp programing.

  •  It is the parents responsibility to check if classes are going ahead each day. This information can be found by checking the Vista Ridge Facebook page for updates or by calling the Vista Ridge snowline (780-799-SNOW) on the morning of camp days.

  •  If classes are postponed by Vista Ridge, it is the parents responsibility to find out when class is rescheduled for.

  •  Payment is due in full upon registration. 

  •  Refunds will only be issued for classes cancelled by Vista Ridge that are unable to be rescheduled.

  •  Camp availability is subject to minimum and maximum numbers. 

  •  It is the parents responsibility to have their children arrive on time. On time means checked in, fully geared and on snow at least 5 minutes before class start. Late arrivals may be denied access to class. 

Ability Levels

LEVEL 1: I have NEVER EVER skied or snowboarded before
LEVEL 2: I have skied or snowboarded ONCE or TWICE, and can use conveyor lifts
LEVEL 3: I am starting to use green terrain in control and learning to ride a chairlift
LEVEL 4: I am comfortable and controlled on green and some blue terrain

Refund Policy

  • Withdrawal from camp enrolment to be eligible for refund must be requested and approved 2 weeks before the first day of camp classes. A $25.00 administration fee will apply per camp.

  • Refunds will be issued for classes cancelled by Vista Ridge that are unable to be rescheduled.

  • Refunds will not be issued for students absent from class.

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