Kawartha Ski and Snowboard School
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878 Bethany Hills Road, Bethany, ON


Can friends/siblings participate in the same group?

Yes, they can. However they need to be of similar age and ability.

How many students are in a group?

Our group sizes are age and program specific.

  • 4-7 years – 3 students per instructor
  • 7-15 years – 7 students
  • Christmas and March Break Camps are smaller
  • Adult group sizes vary by program but average 4 students per group

What is your cancellation policy with regards to extreme winter weather conditions?

Please refer to our cancellation policy.
We set aside an extra weekend during the programs (Family Day Weekend) as make up days for the 8 week programs if there is a cancellation.
For Christmas and March Break Camps a day will be added to the end of the camp.
Make up days are for weather related cancellations only.

What is the best age to start?

We have found that 4 years of age is a good time to start skiing programs and that 9 years of age is about right for snowboarding programs. For adults, any age is a good time to start either sport.
If you take a private lesson we guarantee you will be making turns by the end of your first lesson.

Is 3 years old too young to start skiing?

We encourage parents to spend time with their children on beginner terrain allowing young skiers to become familiar with the equipment and environment of skiing. This introduction to the sensation of gliding on snow can be done whenever you and the child are physically ready and feel comfortable outdoors in the winter. Go for quality time on the snow with your young one, not quantity. You'll have plenty of time to ski with them as they get older and it is important to keep their intial experiences positive.
3 year olds are always welcome in a private lesson.

Do you accommodate special needs children?

Yes, we do. Call us and we will discuss a lesson plan suited to your child’s individual needs.

Is rental equipment available?

Yes, rental equipment is always available. The Ski Shop has package deals for the 8 week programs.
Discounted rates also available for Christmas Camp and March Break Camp participants.

Are lift tickets included?

A full day lift pass is included in the lift and lesson price of programs. For all other lessons a lift pass will be provided for the duration of the lesson.

Children 5 years of age and younger ski and ride for free. A daily pass is required for these children but can be picked up at the Devil's Elbow ticket office each morning.

Where is Kawartha Ski and Snowboard School?

Kawartha Ski and Snowboard School is at Devil’s Elbow Ski Area. This family resort is 30 minutes west of Peterborough in central Ontario and features 6 chairlifts (including 4 quads).

What are your hours of operation?

We are open daily from 9:00am – 4:30 pm all season long (closed Christmas Day).

When does the season start? And how long is it?

A normal season begins mid-December and goes through the end of March.

How do I pick up the 8 week lift pass?

On the first day of your program Devil’s Elbow staff will be in the main Chalet (beginning at 8:30am) to take your child’s photograph for a lift pass card. They will issue each student an all day ticket good for that day and the pass can be picked up the following weekend at the Snowschool office.

Please allow plenty of extra time on this first day. Instructors will meet students 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to organize the groups and pass out lift passes to students who have registered for the 'lesson's only' programs. 'Lift and Lesson' students will need extra time to set up their 8 week lift pass.

How does a lesson only ticket work?

This lift ticket will be issued at the start of each lesson by the instructor and is valid only for the duration of the lesson. This ticket has a value of $10.63 which can be credited toward the purchase of any ticket that day. It is not transferable.

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