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6000 Cypress Bowl Rd. West Vancouver, BC V0N 1G0

Nordic School Groups

We offer a wide variety of fun and educational activities for elementary and secondary school groups, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow tubing. Our programs are specially designed to focus on skill development and safety while introducing students to the fun and excitement that winter sports have to offer in an encouraging environment. All of our child/youth programs include the required equipment and are taught by qualified leaders. Make the most of your day on the mountain by packaging 2 activities into one day or spend some extra time on the trails practicing your newly learned skills.

Cypress Mountain Nordic Lessons

2017/18 School Group Programs

We will do our best to accommodate all programs requested at times outside of the normal school group time slots listed below. Please note these are lesson times only, you must arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled start time to pick up your equipment.

GroupMonday–FridaySaturday and Sunday
Morning9:30am–11:30am or 10:00am–12:00pm9:30am–11:30am
Early Afternoon12:15pm–2:15pm or 12:30pm–2:30pm12:00pm–2:00pm
Late Afternoon2:30pm–4:30pm

Additional after school and evening sessions may be available upon request.

Nordic School Group Pricing includes tax, ticket and rentals for the day. Prices are for children and youth ages 6 to 18 years. Additional sessions must be for the same class or group to qualify for the discounted rates.

GroupFirst SessionExtra Sessions
Classic Skiing (2 hours)$35$25
Skate Skiing (2 hours)$40$30
Snowshoeing (2 hours)$25$20
Snow Tubing (2 hours)$15$12

Classic Skiing (2 hour session)
Our two hour Classic skiing lesson focuses on skill development and proper technique. All lessons are taught by qualified and experienced instructors who will work to increase students’ confidence and control while exposing them to the natural beauty of Cypress Mountain.

Skate Skiing (2 hour session)
For groups with prior Nordic experience who are looking for a challenge, Skate Skiing technique is a great next step. This program is most suitable for youth over 13 years of age and is a great option for school athletic clubs, sports teams and other outdoor recreation groups.

Snowshoeing (2 hour session)
Easy to learn and great exercise. Let our experienced and knowledgeable guides take your students on a two hour trek through snowy forests and gently sloping meadows. This energizing and educational program is a favorite and is suitable for all ages. Please notify us in advance if you have a particular curriculum needs and we will do our best to customize your program accordingly.

Tube Park (2 hour session)
Come and join us for the rush and exhilarating thrill of snow tubing! Our fully supervised Snow Tube park has a variety of chutes to choose from and a tube tow to get you back to the top. For participants 42″ and taller or 6+ years of age (whichever comes first).

Parent & Teacher Chaperones

We offer a maximum of 1 complimentary chaperone ticket for every 10 paid students. In order to qualify, a chaperone must:

  • be listed on the chaperone form included in your booking package (only those listed will receive chaperone tickets)
  • attend the lesson or tour with their group and actively assist the mountain staff
  • ensure students act appropriately at all times from arrival to departure, both on and off the snow. 

Additional adults accompanying the group can purchase trail tickets and rentals at discounted rates at the ticket windows or in the rentals building but are not permitted to join the lesson or tour.

VIP Program
Earn a free ticket voucher for your, coworkers, friends and family! Upon receipt of your final payment, receive 1 Adult Nordic Ski or Tube Park Ticket or Snowshoe Combo voucher for every 20 student visits. Each voucher is valid until the end of the current season.

Student Perks
Each student who participates in a Nordic School/Youth Group program will receive a voucher to come back for March Madness. These vouchers are good a Cross Country Ski or Tube Ticket or Snowshoe Combo from March 1st to the end of the season. These vouchers are NOT valid for group programs. 

Ready to Book? 

In order to schedule the dates and times that best suit your needs it is highly recommend that you book early. 

  • Please email with the following:
    • School & Contact name & phone number
    • Choice of activity
    • The maximum number of students and grades in your group
    • Your preferred dates and times (please send 3 top choices)
  • Once availability is confirmed you will be sent a booking policy letter. Please sign and return with a non-refundable deposit ASAP to secure your schools booking.

The Fine Print

  • Cypress reserves the right to change or cancel programs or alter pricing without notice.
  • All products are non-transferable and non-refundable once purchased.
  • All lesson programs and tours run regardless of weather conditions when the Nordic Area is open.
  • Always visit the Downhill or Nordic Conditions page or call our Snowphone at 604-926-5612 for daily operating hours and condition updates before heading up the mountain.
  • Prices are in Canadian Dollars.
  • Taxes are included on the Nordic School Group prices listed on this page