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The Mountain Collective

Big Mountain Riders
Age: 13-17 Skiing & Snowboarding
Ability: All ability levels

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Sale ends October 15th.

 Sunshine Village Big Mountain freeriders Banff, Alberta (AB)This series of lessons is designed for kids 13 to 17 years old who want to have fun in a group of their own ability, from basic skill development to tactical improvement on steeps, bumps, powder and carving.

For children who are skiing black and double black terrain and want to push themselves in our BIG Mountain/Free ride zones you can choose the “DIVE” option upon registration and they will be placed in groups that will introduce your child into snow safety and extreme skiable terrain at Sunshine such as Delirium Dive and the Wild West.  They will learn the proper use of a Beacon, Shovel and Probe so they must be owned. 

If your child is at the black and double black ability level and you do not wish them to go into the Freeride zones do not choose the “DIVE” option and they will be placed in a different group.

The programs run each Saturday or Sunday for a period of 10 weeks full day lessons from 10 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is NOT included but can be added on.  Groups are eight children to one Instructor.

10 Saturdays or Sundays, starting Jan. 4th or 5th 2014 to March 15th or 16th 2014 (excluding Family Day weekend Feb. 15th/16th 2014).


Week 1

Mandatory) First Day! Meet at the BIG Village Map 9:30 a.m. Skier/Rider Improvement (Must bring beacon, probe)

Week 2

Regular lessons. Intro to beacon searches.

Week 3

Regular lessons.

Week 4

Regular lessons – Avalanche awareness days for “Dive” option groups

Week 5

Regular lessons.

Week 6 Picture Day! All groups have pictures taken; make sure you don't miss it.
Week 7
Syncro competition.
Week 8
Regular lessons.
Week 9
Regular Lessons.
Week 10

Year-end PARTY!

*Above schedule may change with activities added or removed due to weather, availability etc.


Big Mountain Freeriders $530.00
Lunch Add On

$140.00     *Note: if you do not purchase the lunch add on you will need to pick your child up at 12:00pm and bring them back to the meeting place at 1:00pm – they will not be able to sit with the group during the lunch break; there will not be a seat reserved for them. 

*Rates do not include GST, lift tickets or rentals. Minimum participation is required for all groups to run; if minimum numbers are not met some programs may be cancelled. *Rates are subject to change without notice*

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations after December 20th 2013 will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.

Registration closes on December 20th 2013, programs must have a minimum number of participants to run; some programs with high registration will be capped.

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