Watersports School

shadybrook marina logo 2 Watersports SchoolPhone us at 250-342-8799 or email marina@shadybrookresort.com

About the Coaches and Staff

All of our coaches are certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and have valid first aid certificates. They are passionate about watersports and make learning fun and safe. All are exceptional boat drivers for all disiplines and have extensive local knowledge about lake conditions.

Meet your staff for 2017: Owners, Mike and Christine DuBois, are very passionate water-sports enthusiasts. Mike is known to be able to ride just about anything behind a boat (have you ever dreamed of slalom skiing on a paddle?) while Christine’s passion is course slalom skiing. Both grew up skiing Lake Windermere and highly encourage everyone to get up on waterskis and share their love for the sport.   Kathy is a our store manager and has recently taken the NCCP watersports course.  She has extensive retail experience after managing the Fernie Alpine store for many years.  Returning coach Carlie is back to bring her extensive experience to your day of watersports!  Spending every summer on the lake has made her love morning waterskies, afternoon wakesurf’s and spending hours on the water. Brodie our dock superstar is also back to greet you with a smile and help you find everything you need for a successful day of boating. For 2017, ee are excited to introduce our new dock superstars and coaches Lexi, Olivia and Tessa.  They can’t wait to meet you and to get you ripping for the first time or to help you nail that next trick on your list.

Shadybrook is a proud member of WSWA (Water Ski Wakeboard Alberta) and we offer all of our junior riders the Rip ‘n Ride program whether you are taking lessons or on a charter with your family.

What Is Rip n’ Ride?

Rip n’ Ride is a skills development program to attract, initiate and retain new participants to towed watersports. All of the skills learned in the program are aimed at teaching the fundamentals of the sport. The goal of the program is to attract more people to the sport by providing them with the skills to enjoy the sport safely, and to encourage participants to progress their fundamental skills.  Every rider will receive a progress report card which will encourage them to stay with the sport and progress each time they get out on the water. The progress cards come in a variety of water-sports disciplines including waterski, wakeboard, wake skate and slalom skiing.  Ask about the Rip n Ride program when booking your charter or lesson with the Shadybrook Coaching Crew.

Lesson Rates including equipment

1 Lesson(20 – 25 minutes behind the boat)
2 Lessons

Wanting to better your skills over the summer?  5 Lessons              $300

New Boaters use this code on BOATERexam.com to receive $10 of your Boaters Operators Card: FGVUCPV

Now that you have your card, let us teach you how to properly and safety operate your boat and pull skiers for success every time!

Instruction On Your Own Boat $70/hour

Wake Boarding 300x200 Watersports SchoolHave one of our boating professionals help you to maximize your fun on the water. Can’t quite master the 360 on your surf board? running out of tricks on the wake board? wondering why you keep getting slack in the rope when skiing? Can’t quite master the gates in the course? Can’t seem to get your kid up on skis?…. we can help! We are professionally trained to help you!


Boat Driving Instructions On Your Boat $70/hour 

Great for families new to boating or new to Lake Windermere. Or perhaps you just bought a new fancy boat and can’t quite get it dialed in. We can help with: equipment setup, performance driving, wake enhancement, easy docking, how to get your skiers up the first time, safe speeds, safe tubing and lake and boating etiquette on beautiful Lake Windermere! And of course teaching wake boarding, water skiing and surfing.

Here is our first tip to all of the boat drivers out there: NO POWER TURNS!  Please visit the following link to learn why power turns are so dangerous to all boaters and riders. http://wakeworld.com/news/feature/friends-dont-let-friends-powerturn.html

Keep safe out there and remember: Friends don’t let friends power turn!