Ski season started early this year, and we’re excited. Don’t panic if you haven’t signed the kids up for a ski-school program in Whistler yet—it’s not the only game in town. We found plenty of great local options to make tracks and turns for the beginner ski crowd.
Coolin’ on Cypress
Cypress Mountain normally opens the first week of December, but this year it opened on November 20. Skooters, Cypress’ camp for 3 to 6 year-olds is a 50-minute lesson for $20 (plus the cost of a lift ticket). The flexible program allows kids to sign up for what works (one hour or more at a time), and with lessons starting hourly, you can still make the morning soccer game. For peak weekends and holiday periods, pre-reserve a 2-hour lesson by calling ahead and paying a $12 reservation fee. If you think you will be heading to Cypress more than four times, we recommend the new Alpine Gold Medal Card.