Vista Ridge offers private lessons throughout the season on weekends, weekdays and holidays. Lessons are one hour, 1-on-1 with an instructor (up to two students at the same ability level and similar age), for skiing and snowboarding from Levels 1 to 4. We book our private lessons on a week-to-week basis, opening up registrations on a Monday morning. To book, simply call the office (780-743-8651). 

*Note available times are subject to instructor availability.

*Lesson schedule is subject to change at anytime


  • For first time and beginner adult skiers and snowboarders

  • A 1.5-hour group lesson to help learn the basics of skiing or snowboarding 

  • Lessons run Thursday and Friday evenings 6:30 - 8:00

  • Bookings taken the week of - please call 780-743-8651 on Mondays to book a lesson

  • Bring a group, or come as an individual and make some friends on the bunny hill

  • Max group size 6 people

  • Cancellation fees apply to reservations if cancelled less than 24 hours before the lesson is scheduled

Ability Levels
Not sure what ability level to register for? Use the following guidelines:


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
LEVEL 5: I am comfortable on blue and black terrain and want to ski or ride challenging terrain

Important Note

  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled lesson if you require rental equipment. Late arrivals may not be accommodated.

  • Cancellation Policy: Vista Ridge has a 24-hour cancellation policy. Any private lessons cancelled within 24 hours will be subject to a cancellation charge.

  • Children 6 & under are not eligible for a multi student private lesson.