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Online registration is now closed for the 23-24 season.  Thank you for your interest in the Vista Ridge School Program! 

Welcome to the 2023-2024 Vista Ridge School Program!  

 

The Vista Ridge Crew is excited to welcome students to

ski, ride and slide this season.  We are committed to providing quality,

affordable outdoor recreation for the students of the RMWB.

 

TUBING SCHOOL PROGRAM - GRADE 3

Tubing is a great physical education opportunity for grade three students who are not yet part of our ski/snowboard program. Tubing will be booked for March 2024.  You may request dates for tubing on the Google form and we will call you to book a date.  

 

SKI/SNOWBOARD SCHOOL PROGRAM - GRADES 4-12

The ski/snowboard school program is for students in Grades 4-12.  All students will attend a lesson. Level N and 1 students will have instructors available for the full day, and level 2 and level 3 students will have a half day lesson.  Grades 4 and 5 will have ski lessons. Grades 6 and up will have the option of ski or snowboard lessons.  

OUR BOOKING POLICY

Vista Ridge will accept booking requests through a new online Google form that will be going live on September 18, 2023 until the program is full. Vista Ridge staff will call and email the booking contact named on this form to book a date for your activity. Please fill in the form and have it submitted as early as possible as our school program days fill up quickly.  *Please know that this Request for Booking form does not guarantee that your class has been booked.* 

 

OUR WAITLIST POLICY

Once the program is full, the remaining school requests will be added to a waitlist based on when the request was received.  If a spot opens up the booking contact will be notified via email and given the opportunity to accept the open date. If you do not accept that date, staff will contact the next school on the waitlist until the date is filled.

 

 

Looking to book your school group for the 2023-2024 Season?

There is a new “Request to Book” google form that will be going LIVE on our website on September 18, 2023.  We hope this will simplify the process of getting into the booking queue for a ski/snowboard or tubing school day at Vista Ridge.   

 

Check back here on September 18 to find the Request to Book for 2023-2024 School Program form. 

*Please note that this Request to Book form does not guarantee that your school is booked on the requested date.

Here is what this new Request to Book process will look like -

  • On September 18, 2023, at NOON, there will be a link that will take you to our new “Request to Book for 2023-2024 School Program” form. 

  • Fill in this form completely and remember to click Submit. 

  • The Vista Ridge School Program is very popular and fills up quickly. Please complete the form and submit it as early as possible.

  • Vista Ridge will receive the form and, in late September, staff will begin to contact you to book a school program date for your class.  Please note, we will be calling the booking contact named on the form and will be calling in the order that the forms are received. The dates booked will still be on a first come, first serve basis, so please include contact information that we can use to easily connect with you.    

This is a new process for us, please be patient as we work out any kinks that may come up.  

 

This is the information we are looking for on the “Request to Book for 2023-2024 School Program” form:

  • School Name and Phone Number

  • Who is Booking:  Are you the teacher or administrator for one class or looking to book for multiple classes?

  • First and Last Name of Booking Contact

  • Phone number and Email of Booking Contact - please make sure this is a phone number and email we can easily reach you at.  We will be receiving many of these forms and will need to go through them in a timely fashion to get everyone booked before the snow flies. Help us cut down on telephone and email tag by giving us contact information we can use to easily connect with you.  

  • Number of grades you are booking for

  • Grade level of students.

  • Two months you would prefer to book in, if space permits.

  • Preferred days (not guaranteed).

  • Number of students in each grade you are booking for that will be participating.

  • Request for an instructor for students who require the sit ski. 

FAQs

Why a new system?  

We are hoping this new Request to Book process will cut down on phone tag and lost messages.  We get 100s of calls and emails and social media messages requesting dates for school groups. We are trying to streamline this process so everyone’s request comes through.  

Where is Sophie, the wonderful young woman who usually books school groups?  

Sophie has been our School Program administrator in the past and she is away this year.  If you have read the info and have more questions please reach out to the Guest Services Office by phone at 780-743-8651 or email, vistaridge@shaw.ca.

 

How long will the Request to Book form be live?

Vista Ridge will keep the Request to Book form live until the program is full. Once the program is full we will have a process for you to follow to be added to our wait list.    

 

How will Vista Ridge contact me? 

We will call and email the booking contact that is named on the form to book a date for your chosen activity: skiing/snowboarding or tubing.  On the Form, please submit contact information that we can use to easily contact you. We will be calling contacts back in the order the booking  requests are received but dates will still be booked on a first come, first served basis.  We don’t want to miss you, so please put a number and email that we can connect with you easily. 

 

What if my class doesn’t get a school program date?

The Vista Ridge School Program is very popular and fills up quickly.  Please fill in the Request to Book form and submit it as early as possible. Once the program is filled we will create a wait list.  

 

How many days do I get to book my school for?  

We want to ensure that as many students in the RMWB get to participate in the school program  as possible. Each class will have the opportunity to book one date, once we have gone through the whole list of requests we will go back to the top of the list and ask if your class would like a second date.  

 

Does this Request to Book form guarantee my class will get a spot this year?

No, this Request to Book form does not guarantee that your school is booked on the requested date or that the class you are trying to book for will get a date.  We make every effort to accommodate as many students as possible. 

Thank you for choosing Vista Ridge for your winter field trip.

We're committed to providing a safe, memorable and educational experience

for your students and look forward to welcoming you to Vista Ridge!

If you have any questions,

please contact the Guest Services office at 780-743-8651 or email info@vistaridge.ab.ca.

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