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Mid-Winter Youth & Teen Programs


GRADES: 5-12


ABILITY: beginnerNoviceIntermediateadvancedexpert


The Laurentian Traveller is offered only on Saturdays.
For Sunday programming, please see the Gatineau Traveller.

In 2024 the Laurentian Traveller features five outings to Laurentian hills including Mt Tremblant, Mt Blanc (twice), La Reserve & Sommet Morin Heights. The Laurentian Traveller also visits Outaouais ski centres three times, including Mont Cascades, Mt Ste-Marie & Edelweiss. The itinerary includes an exceptional variety of terrain!

This program travels farther from Ottawa and is most suited to older elementary and high school aged participants, grades 5 and up. (Grade 4 may be considered... Contact Snowhawks to discuss.) No beginner-level ski classes are offered on the Laurentian Traveller. For novice through expert level skiers, half-day lessons by Snowhawks Instructors focus on refinement of technique, from fast-track to parallel for novice skiers, through to moguls, dynamic parallel and short radius for those at the expert skiing level.

For beginner snowboarders, full-day lessons are available, while all other snowboarders have half-day lessons to develop from the basics through to advanced skills such as carving, freestyle and snowboard park. Specialty groups offered include Ski & Snowboard Combo, Freestyle and Instructor-In-Training.

Plenty of free-ski/snowboard time with buddies, plus special events, such as synchro, a fun race, and more.

A no-lesson option is available for those in grades 10 and up. See Snowhawks Express program for details.

Instructor-In-Training (IIT)

For advanced skiers and snowboarders aged 14 and up, this group will prepare those interested in becoming nationally certified instructors. Many successful “graduates” are now teaching with Snowhawks, and at mountains across Canada.

Rental Equipment

Trying a sport for the first time? Into a growth spurt? Perhaps not ready to invest in new gear? No worries... Snowhawks has rental equipment reserved for members at excellent, discounted prices. Find out more!

  • 8 Saturdays
  • Jan. 13 » Mar. 2, 2024 - Itinerary TBD
  • $ 1,275* for first family member
  • $ 50* discount for additional brother(s) / sister(s)
  • $ 200* discount for no-lesson option (grades 10+)
  • $ 80* surcharge applies to IIT option (50% refunded if later hired by Snowhawks)
  • $ 45* Medical Cancellation Protection (optional but recommended)
  • $ 25 late fee applied after Dec 15

*All prices (except Late Fee) are subject to HST