Refer to the Snow School Safety Manual for all specifics related to age and ability
Children under 7 are to ride lifts with their instructor, a parent, or another employee.
Star Riders are snow school staff who will be lapping on chairlifts in learning zones to help 5 and 6-year-oldchildren up the lifts in group lessons
If in doubt, default to the safest outcome; assist and ride the lift with a guest who has never ridden a chair before, or a child who cannot safely put the bar down on their own
*If there is a child that missed a load with their group, and there is no other employee to assist, then we will load the child with a willing responsible adult to maintain the child's safety on the chair. *
Class Ratios: Whistler Kids 6:1Private Ski 6:1 Private Snowboard 4:1
Children will ride in pairs only when riding without an employee
Maintain twoseats distance betweenchildren when loading without an instructor
The smaller child should load on the lift attendant side
Instructors can take onechild with them
Groups are permitted to ride the followinglist of chairlifts together if there is not an available employee to assist, and the instructor deems the children competent to ride together without an employee. (Always pair the youngest or smallest child with a bigger or older child when possible).
Emerald Olympic (single space between kids)
Red - (bad weather days, wait for an employee)
Magic (single space between kids)
Crystal - (bad weather days, wait for an employee)
7th Heaven – only in good weather and supervisor's permission.
If they are able to ride other lifts (according to the Safety Manual) not mentioned above, they must ride with an employee.
Employee must follow the general lift riding guidelines and SOP’s (maintain 2 seats between unrelatedparties)
On Olympic and Magic chair, if the instructor feels like they need to ride with a guest for safety reasons they need to be separated by one seat. This should only be done in extreme circumstances, for example, if it is the first time a client is riding the lift.
If a Whistler kids instructor needs help uploading their class, it is expected that the adult or private instructor will help the Whistler Kids group, instead of riding with their guests.
Kids can ride together or with an employee - see the safety manual for ages/abilities