If it looks like the weather will be cold, please keep an eye on our website or call the Snowline at (867) 667-7547, updated each morning at 7:30 am.
Lessons will run unless we are closed due to weather. Please see our Cold Weather Policy for more information

We are excited to welcome students, teachers, and parents to the mountain for some fun on the slopes!

Mt. Sima, with the Department of Education, is proud to offer all Yukon school children the opportunity to ski and snowboard in a safe and enjoyable environment.  The program provides subsidized rates for student lift tickets, lessons and rentals to school groups across the Yukon.

Mt Sima is open for school visits every Friday from January to April. We may also be able to accommodate students on Thursdays starting in February depending demand.

——–Registration for the 2021/22 Schools on Snow season will open Monday October 25th – Stay tuned for more details!——–

STEP 1: Plan your 1st visit

  • Choose a Friday that works best for your class
  • Complete the Schools on Snow Request Form (below) to request a date for a school visit
  • If space is available, you will receive confirmation email.
  • Email completed lesson and rental form to snowschool@mountsima.com at least 2 weeks in advanced

STEP 2: Complete lessons

  • 10am — Check-in at Snow School. Retrieve rentals if needed. Organize group with lift tickets.
  • 11am — Assessment of Ability Levels
  • 11:30am — Beginner lessons
  • 12:30pm — Lunch
  • 1pm — Free Runs
  • 2pm — Return Rentals and Departure

Mid February the lift will begin operating at 10am and the schedule will be adjusted to accommodate an additional 1hr lesson.

STEP 3: Plan your next visit!

To allow all schools an opportunity to visit, you may only book subsequent visits after your first visit is complete:

  • Email snowschool@mountsima.com requesting a date for the subsequent visit 
  • Once confirmed, email the lesson and rental form at least two weeks in advance 
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If your desired date is booked, you can be added to the waitlist by emailing snowschool@mountsima.com

Request a School Visit

Registration will open Oct 25th – Stay tuned for more details!

Schools on Snow FAQs

What are the policies in place for school group visits to Mt Sima regarding COVID-19?

Mt Sima will continue to provide staggered lunch times for different school groups, and each lesson group will consist of students from the same school group.

Please see Mt Sima’s COVID policies for more information.

What if I need to cancel or make changes?

Please see our cancellation policy.

If you need to make changes, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate. Please contact us and we will do our best to make things work.

Do we have to go through this program to access the hill with our students?

Yes, Schools on Snow is subsidized by the Department of Education, and a funding requirement is that youth come through this program.

Why are we limited with how many students can attend the mandatory first lesson?

We have limited instructor availability on Fridays. We will do our best to accommodate as many students as possible while staying within our safety ratios. The best way to get in is to give us advanced notice with a completed registration form.

We are a school from one of the communities and can't make it on a Friday. Can we still participate in this program?

We understand that not everyone is able to make it on Fridays. If you are a school who would like to access the hill outside of regular school hours, please contact us to make special arrangements.

Are students required to complete a lesson?

Beginners to comfortable novice

Students who are beginners to comfortable novice skiers and snowboarders will be required to complete at least a 1 hour lesson with one of our instructors during their first visit. The lesson is essential for helping students learn to control their speed and stop in order to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them. This includes students who have been up the chairlift before but have not yet advanced to blue runs.

Intermediate or advanced

Students who are intermediate or advanced skiers and snowboarders will no longer be required to complete a 1 hour lesson. Instead, before they can enjoy free skiing time, they will be required to listen to a safety talk from one of our ski patrollers, and to demonstrate their ability and be signed off by one of our certified instructors

How many times can each school visit?

School groups must reserved their visit as space is limited based on instructor availability.

Each school can visit as many times as they would like during the season, however, priority is to schools that are on their first visit of the season.