Ski Improvement – Whistler, Canada

Ski Improvement Programs

Our improvement training courses are designed to improve your skiing in all types of terrain – groomed runs, powder, steeps, bumps or terrain park…

Our focus on improving both technique and style ensures that participants achieve the highest level of performance through customised programs tailored to your objectives.

YES Improvement ski training courses provide CSIA Level 4 instructors to help you improve your skiing technique in your choice of terrain; short turns, long turns, bumps, deep powder and ski racing or freestyle for the advanced groups.

Program Overview

A YES Ski improvement course in Whistler is the perfect way to take your skiing to new levels.

Whistler Blackcomb is voted the no#1 ski resort in North America year after year, and it’s not hard to see why. With new pistes and lifts being created every year, ski course participants can find any type of terrain, for any skill level here in abundance, and hone your skills in one of the world’s most famous ski resorts! Whistler is the location of YES Tours’ headquarters, and we are waiting to show it off to you! The mountain offers something for everyone with its generous powder days, steep terrain, phenomenal tree runs, corduroy grooming… Whistler Blackcomb is the resort that just keeps giving while you keep improving!

The YES Improvement Program runs for a week. You arrive on Saturday, arrange any equipment you might need and get familiar with the resort.

First day on snow is Sunday, our guiding day. A chance to warm up your legs and discover the mountains while our professional CSIA Level 4 ski pros evaluate your skiing and work out which group would be best suited to you for the week.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are our instruction days. You train for 4 hours per day plus an hour lunch break. Wednesday is a rest day, when you can choose to free ski or take the time to enjoy one of Whistler’s many off-snow activities. Video Analysis of your technique is just one of the integral ingredients of the YES recipe for success. Being able to watch yourself will strengthen your mental imagery to improve your technique and tactics.

Friday afternoon we hold our end of week après function where you will get to see yourself on the big screen! For more details on what a YES week looks like drop us an email, we can email you a sample itinerary!

The whole experience is so great that many guests prefer to join two or more weeks at a time to get the most from their YES experience. There is no limit to how many weeks you can do (subject to availability).

How good a skier do I have to be?

As long as you are linking turns on a blue run (low intermediate) we can accept you on the course and turn you into a ski god or goddess!

Here’s What’s Included:

  • 1 Ski Guiding Morning
  • 4 Days’ Ski Training
  • Video Analysis
  • Weekly Après Functions
  • In-resort Service
  • Optional add-on: Accommodation
  • Optional add-on: Epic Pass or Season Pass
  • Optional off-snow activities*

*Details in resort, additional cost dependant on activity

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Accommodation Options

In previous years we have offered accommodation options to guests joining our Ski Improvement programs.

This year we are not offering any program packages including accommodation, however we are still happy to help you organise your accommodation. We can book you into a hotel of your choice in Whistler, or help you find a private condo or house rental to suit your needs. We may also be able to offer a room in one of our chalets or condos, depending on your program dates.

Email us at for more information.

Epic Pass, Season Pass or Lift Ticket Add-on

If you don’t already have a lift pass, we are happy to help you out!

If you are going to be skiing in Whistler for more than a week:

  • For 2025 season bookings before December 2024, we can order an Epic pass for you – use it to ski in any Vail resort around the world! We are offering a package deal for Epic Pass purchases along with bookings for our Ski Improvement program. Epic Pass pricing changes through the year, so email us at for current pricing and information on how you can save.
  • For bookings after December, we can get you a WB Season Pass. This allows unlimited skiing at Whistler during the season. Contact us for details.

If you are visiting Whistler for only a week:

  • If you are a Canadian or Washington State resident,  your best option may be the WB Edge card. We cannot buy these for you as you need to provide proof of residence.
  • For residents of any other part of the world, we can order WB Day Passes or WB daily lift tickets as part of a package with our Ski Improvement Program, email us at for pricing and information on how you can save .

If you have your own Epic pass already:

  • Please contact us to check that your pass is valid for all the dates you wish to ski (some passes have restrictions). If you need an extra day or 2 to cover any gaps we can help you out – the earlier you book extra days the better the price!

Dates and Pricing

In the 2024/25 season, the Ski Improvement program will run each week from January 11th to March 22nd, 2025.

Each one week session runs Saturday to Saturday. The on-snow days are Sunday (guiding morning) and the instruction days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

The program is $899 per week, and you can join together as many weeks as you wish.

We can also help you with a lift pass if you don’t have your own, just let us know and we’ll get you a quote.

For next season bookings made before December 2024, we are offering a special deal on your program if you order an Epic pass through YES. Contact us for more details.

All Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

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