Hemlock Resort-Canada


Hemlock Resort: Beautiful Vancouver


The Hemlock Resort is among the very few powder destinations in the world that are located near a coastal area. It nestles in the very coastal mountains of British Columbia and can be reached in under two and a half hours from the city of Vancouver, Canada.

All about Tickets and Passes




Hemlock Statistics


Base Elevation: 975 m

Summit Elevation: 1372 m

Vertical Drop: 396 m


The Hemlock Resort offers its visitors with a fully privileged Seasons Pass with absolutely no restrictions and guess what – no blackout periods as well. You can read below to know more –

  • Regular Adults: It is for those individuals who belong to the age group of 18 years and 64 years. Now, these individuals can purchase the respective passes based on the following classifications –
    • Earlybird: If you purchase these passes till about the 30th of April then you will just have to pay CAD $399.
    • Pre-season: On the other hand, if you purchase the same passes anytime between the 1st of May and October 31st, in that case, they will cost you, CAD $499.
    • Full Value: However, if you make the same purchase between the 1st of November and  March 31st then the ticket will be made available to you at CAD $629.
  • Youth: This category of individuals comprises of those who are first between the ages of 13 years and 18 years and secondly, they are students – belonging to the age group of 19 years and 25 years. Students practically are required to carry appropriate photo identification cards if they wish to avail this facility. Now, these passes are father classified into the mentioned below categories –
    • Earlybird: If you purchase these passes till about the 30th of April then you will just have to pay CAD $329.
    • Pre-season: On the other hand, if you purchase the same passes anytime between the 1st of May and October 31st, in that case, they will cost you, CAD $429.
    • Full Value: However, if you make the same purchase between the 1st of November and  March 31st then the ticket will be made available to you at CAD $529.
  • Child: This category of visitors comprises of kids basically who belong to the age category of 5 and 12 years. The details pertaining to the rates of the passes can be found below –
    • Earlybird: If you purchase these passes till about the 30th of April then you will just have to pay CAD $60.
    • Pre-season: On the other hand, if you purchase the same passes anytime between the 1st of May and October 31st, in that case, they will cost you, CAD $70.
    • Full Value: However, if you make the same purchase between the 1st of November and  March 31st then the ticket will be made available to you at CAD $90.
  • Family: This category of groups comprises of a maximum of 5 individuals in total that is 2 adults and 2 children. You can find further details about the rates as follows –
    • Earlybird: If you purchase these passes till about the 30th of April then you will just have to pay CAD $879.
    • Pre-season: On the other hand, if you purchase the same passes anytime between the 1st of May and October 31st, in that case, they will cost you, CAD $1,349.
    • Full Value: However, if you make the same purchase between the 1st of November and  March 31st then the ticket will be made available to you at CAD $1,599.
  • Additional Family Members: For every additional family member you will be required to make the following payments –
    • Earlybird: If you purchase these passes till about the 30th of April then you will just have to pay CAD $199.
    • Pre-season: On the other hand, if you purchase the same passes anytime between the 1st of May and October 31st, in that case, they will cost you, CAD $199.
    • Full Value: However, if you make the same purchase between the 1st of November and  March 31st then the ticket will be made available to you at CAD $199.
  • Senior: individuals who belong to the age category of 65 years and 78 years have to pay the following rates –
    • Earlybird: If you purchase these passes till about the 30th of April then you will just have to pay CAD $199.
    • Pre-season: On the other hand, if you purchase the same passes anytime between the 1st of May and October 31st, in that case, they will cost you, CAD $219.
    • Full Value: However, if you make the same purchase between the 1st of November and  March 31st then the ticket will be made available to you at CAD $249.
  • Tots: Kids who are of the age of 4 years or below have to pay the following –
    • Earlybird: If you purchase these passes till about the 30th of April then you will just have to pay CAD $25.
    • Pre-season: On the other hand, if you purchase the same passes anytime between the 1st of May and October 31st, in that case, they will cost you, CAD $25.
    • Full Value: However, if you make the same purchase between the 1st of November and  March 31st then the ticket will be made available to you at CAD $25.
  • Super Seniors: People who are of the age of 80 and above will have to pay the following charges –
    • Earlybird: If you purchase these passes till about the 30th of April then you will just have to pay CAD $25.
    • Pre-season: On the other hand, if you purchase the same passes anytime between the 1st of May and October 31st, in that case, they will cost you, CAD $25.
    • Full Value: However, if you make the same purchase between the 1st of November and  March 31st then the ticket will be made available to you at CAD $25.
  • Flex Pass: This particular pass is valid between the 4th of January and April the 2nd. Individuals purchasing these passes will have to pay the following rates –
    • Earlybird: If you purchase these passes till about the 30th of April then you will just have to pay CAD $249.
    • Pre-season: On the other hand, if you purchase the same passes anytime between the 1st of May and October 31st, in that case, they will cost you, CAD $279.
    • Full Value: However, if you make the same purchase between the 1st of November and  March 31st then the ticket will be made available to you at CAD $299.

Pass Insurance


Visitors can ensure their passes for CAD $30 individually or get a family deal for CAD $50. Moreover, it is also important to note that if you wish to be able to get a refund of all your purchases then in that case you should also have to purchase the – Refund Insurance at the time of the pass purchases are being made. There are also certain pre-conditions which the purchaser must satisfy before she or he can make the claims for the refund and the resort also specifies them as medical conditions which also have to be supported by documents which are supplied by certificates from a doctor.

The Mountain



The mountain upon which the Hemlock Valley Resort is located is just a matter of two and a half hours’ worth of a drive away. Furthermore, it has quite a scenic location – the coastal mountains of British Columbia, Canada is among the most mesmerising scenic views that are bound to overwhelm every visitor. Both, the local and the international visitors who frequent this place are known to be generally fascinated by its very location.

There are various engaging activities that you can enjoy. Moreover, all the activities offered here can be equally enjoyed by families and individuals alike. Among the more popular ones are – downhill skiing, snowboarding, riding in the tube park, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Before you begin exploring the area the resort will like for you to familiarize yourselves with certain norms and restriction policies practised here. Take a look below to know more about them –

The Hemlock Resort defines a Controlled Restricted Area (or CRA) as follows –


“A Controlled Recreation Area license of occupation is the legal mechanism that gives the right to the Developer to control access and use by other persons within the defined boundaries of the CRA”. The CRA enables the Developer to:

  • Establish and delineate a recreation area boundary within the CRA and designate that boundary by notices, posted signs, fences or otherwise.
  • Regulate and prohibit the access & entry of persons & vehicles to the CRA
  • Control, prohibit and direct the movement and activities of persons and vehicles within the CRA
  • Take trespass action against persons who are in non-compliance with the above.

Furthermore, the other more exciting feature of the area is that visitors are welcome here during the off season as well. During this time of the year, hiking and biking are quite popular.

Secondly, as far as the Controlled Restricted Area is concerned under no circumstances are motorised vehicles such as snowmobiles, motorcycles, all terrain vehicles, or cars and trucks – none of them are permitted. If you plan on entering this area for recreational purposes then be prepared for police and legal consequences. CRA also does not allow – hunting, trapping, and shooting activities.

The nordic area and its trail network is open during the winter months for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. However, to access this area you will have to have a trail pass. Please also note that during the winter months uphill touring in the form of a ski, split board or any other form within the CRA will not be allowed.

All about Powder Lessons



Well, as is often said – the best way to experience snow is by hitting right at the slopes. Also, it does not really matter if you are a novice or an expert. Even if this is going to be the very first time of you experiencing snow – there is only one thing that must be done. That is enrolling yourselves into the snow sports school at the Hemlock Resort. They have some of most well-qualified instructors who have years of expertise in the field.

Now, before you begin your adventures here the first step that you will be required to take involves determining your skill level. Now, for this purpose please refer to the details below:

For the Snowboarders:

  • Discovery 1 – 1st-time beginner has never snowboarded before or has been once or twice and needs to refine stopping techniques.
  • Discovery 2 – Has learned to slide on one edge, can stop and control speed.
  • Adventure 3 – Can control speed and direction while sliding on both edges, wants to develop/improve changing from edge to edge.
  • Adventure 4 – Can turn from edge to edge on Green terrain wants to progress onto Blue terrain.
  • Adventure 5 – Can link turns on Blue and Black terrain and wants to improve “off grooming” riding including Powder, Bumps and Freestyle.

For Alpine Skiers:

  • Discovery 1 – 1st-time beginner, has never skied before or has skied once or twice
  • Discovery 2 – Can turn left, right using a snow plough
  • Adventure 3 – Can turn left to right on Green terrain with skis parallel at the end of the turn
  • Adventure 4 – Can ski on Blue terrain with skis parallel through most of the turn
  • Adventure 5 – Can ski blue and black runs in parallel and wants to improve bumps, powder.

Now, at any given point in time if you have troubles determining the above you can make all the necessary enquiries at – 1-866-567-6866 or drop an email at – snowschoolsales@hemlockresort.ca.

Finally, once all this paperwork is done and you have finalised everything you can move on to making the necessary payments for the particular classes. Take a look below and know more about the various rates followed here –

  • Tiny Tots: This particular lesson is meant for kids who are between the ages of 2 and 4 years. These guys can pay according to the following rates –
    • Lessons only: This is a very basic lessons program and can be accessed by only paying CAD $52.38. There are limited numbers of seats availed for this particular program, therefore, each of the aspirants is required to quickly make the bookings. Also, note that each of these lessons will last for a period of 45 minutes. Secondly, the other program which is meant for these kids is the Slide and Play and is priced at CAD $61.90. This program involves sliding lessons for 45 minutes and 1.15 hours worth of play time.
    • Lessons and Rentals: The lessons offered in this program are almost the same however it also includes rental charges for the equipment for your children. You can enrol your children in this program by just paying CAD $62.38. Moreover, the same also goes for the Slide and Play program. It will cost you about CAD $71.71. This program involves sliding lessons for 45 minutes and 1.15 hours worth of play time.
  • Discovery lessons: Each of these lessons last for about 1.5 hours and is meant for kids between the ages of 5 and 12 years. Take a look below to know more about the charges –
    • Discovery Step 1: The lessons only program will cost you, CAD $57. Secondly, if you wish to include the lift tickets then the cost involved is CAD $67. Thirdly, a combination of lessons and rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $72. Finally, the cumulative cost of lift tickets, lessons and rentals are set at CAD $89.
    • Discovery Step 2: The lessons only program will cost you CAD $57. Secondly, if you wish to include the lift tickets then the cost involved is CAD $67. Thirdly, a combination of lessons and rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $72. Finally, the cumulative cost of lift tickets, lessons and rentals are set at CAD $89.
    • Discovery Step 3: The lessons only program will cost you CAD $57. Secondly, if you wish to include the lift tickets then the cost involved is CAD $67. Thirdly, a combination of lessons and rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $72. Finally, the cumulative cost of lift tickets, lessons and rentals are set at CAD $89.
  • The Adventure Camps: Each of the sessions offered in this program is of 2 hours and meant for kids between the ages of 5 and 12. You can access the following lessons by paying – CAD $69 for the lessons only program. Secondly, if you wish to include the lift tickets then the cost involved is CAD $84. Thirdly, a combination of lessons and rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $89. Finally, the cumulative cost of lift tickets, lessons and rentals are set at CAD $99.
  • Youth and Adults Drop in Lessons: Each of these lessons is 2 hours long and meant for adults who are at the ability level 2 and above. They can be purchased by paying the following rates – CAD $74. Secondly, if you wish to include the lift tickets then the cost involved is CAD $94. Thirdly, a combination of lessons and rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $99. Finally, the cumulative cost of lift tickets, lessons and rentals are set at CAD $109.
  • Private Lessons: The private lessons offered at the Hemlock Resort are some of the most unique ones that are offered anywhere around. Take a look below to know more about the rates that you will have to pay –
    • Private: Each individual wanting to avail the early bird or night out will have to pay CAD $67.92. Secondly, they will have to pay CAD $88.57 for a period of an hour. If you want to get half a days or 2.5 hours worth of training then you will have to pay CAD $176.19. Finally, the full days or 5 hours worth of charges is – CAD $276.19.
    • Semi-private: This particular program is meant for 2 individuals. You will have to pay CAD $133.33 for a period of an hour. If you want to get half a days or 2.5 hours worth of training then you will have to pay CAD $246.86. Finally, the full days or 5 hours worth of charges is – CAD $342.86.
    • Additional persons: This program is the extension of the semi-private program. So, with the addition of every individual their charge are charted out as follows – Each individual will have to pay CAD $28.57 for a period of an hour. If you want to get half a days or 2.5 hours worth of training then you will have to pay CAD $53.33. Finally, the full days or 5 hours worth of charges is – CAD $71.43.

Rentals and Equipment

The details of the rental equipment are as follows –

  • Persons under the age of 19 years require a parent or guardian present to sign the rental agreement.
  • A refundable CAD $250 security deposit ($550 for high-performance rentals) in the form of a credit card or debit card is required on all rentals.
  • Packages, as they are listed below, include skis, boots and poles; or, snowboard and boots.
  • Ski Boot Only rentals are not available.
  • A discount of 15% is applied for each consecutive day after your first full day of rentals.
  • Hemlock Resort reserves the right to change pricing and details without notice.
  • Prices do not include applicable taxes.
  • All products are non-transferable and non-refundable upon purchase.
  • Snow Shoe rentals are to be returned by 4 pm on the date due.

You can also find the necessary details pertaining to the rental rates mentioned below –

  • High-Performance Package: These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $49.11 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $44.64 for half day and CAD $39.29 just for the night.
  • High-Performance Skis or Board Only: These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $39.29 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $37.50 for half day and CAD $33.04 just for the night.
  • Adult Rental Package (Ages 13 years and above): These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $40.18 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $34.82 for half day and CAD $30.36 just for the night.
  • Skis or Snowboard Only: These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $26.79 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $23.21 for half day and CAD $19.64 just for the night.
  • Snowboard Boots Only: These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $15.18 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $13.39 for half day and CAD $12.50 just for the night.
  • Poles Only: These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $6.25 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $6.25 for half day and CAD $6.25 just for the night.
  • Child Rental Package (Ages between 5 and 12 years): These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $31.25 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $26.79 for half day and CAD $39.29 just for the night.
  • Skis or Snowboard Only: These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $19.64 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $16.96 for half day and CAD $14.29 just for the night.
  • Snowboard Boots Only: These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $13.39 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $12.50 for half day and CAD $11.61 just for the night.
  • Poles Only: These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $5.36 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $5.36 for half day and CAD $5.36 just for the night.
  • Tot Rental Package (Ages 4 years & below): These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $19.64 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $16.96 for half day and CAD $12.50 just for the night.
  • Skis or Snowboard Only: These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $12.50 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $10.71 for half day and CAD $8.93 just for the night.
  • Snowboard Boots Only: These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $10.71 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $8.04 for half day and CAD $6.25 just for the night.
  • Poles Only: These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $3.57 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $3.57 for half day and CAD $3.57 just for the night.
  • Snowshoes (meant for all ages): These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $19.64 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $14.29 for half day. However, they are not available for the night.
  • Helmet (All Ages): These rentals can be accessed by paying CAD $10 for a period of the whole day, or by pausing CAD $10 for half day and CAD $10 just for the night.

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