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Kids Group Lessons

The Big D is the home of the Hotham Kids Ski and Ride School and the place where kids have fun!

The Big D Ski & Ride School

Big D is the kids hub of Hotham, its is home to the Kids Ski & Ride School, Hotham Sports Kids Hire & Daycare.  Maximise your kids time in the snow by booking them a lesson a huge variety of lessons programs, activities, fun games and of course lots of snowplay are avaliable.  New in 2017 Hotham Sports Kids is open to fit your kids out with the right skis, boots and board, stoking hire equipment for children up to 14 years.  Children from as young as 3 years old can participate in group skiing lessons. Hotham's Kids Ski and Ride School is staffed by a range of qualified instructors that are dedicated to ensuring your kids have a great time. Group participation is also encouraged, meaning that the Snowzone is the perfect place to make new friends. 

Bookings essential to secure your child’s place


Mighty Mites 

(3-5 years skiing only)

Small class sizes and extra indoor staff rostered on to assist, helps to maximise the Mites Mites experience.

TIME SAVING TIP: Save time on mountain - complete your Mighty Mites Registration form prior to arrival! 

Kids Club 

(6-14 years skiing and 7-14 years snowboarding) 

Our experienced professionals will share their passion for skiing and snowboarding, and kids will enjoy learning new skills and perfecting existing skills, all while making new friends.  


Half Day Program 

Half Day
KC Lesson Only 

*Full Day Program 

*Full Day KC Lesson Only 

^Child Hero Pass Holder
Full Day KC Lesson Only

1 Day $147 $94 $168 $115 $97
2 Day $278 $177 $323 $221  
3 Day $404 $267 $468 $331  
4 Day $521 $358 $604 $442  
5 of 7 Day $628 $449 $732 $554  
6 of 8 Day $724 $541 $847 $664  
7 of 9 Day $812 $658 $929 $774  

*Please note that the Full Day programs are only available from 24 June to season end 2017. 

All lesson and lift products are loaded onto an RFID Snowpass card please add $5 to the price if you do no have a Snowpass card already.  
Children 5 and under recieve FREE lift access all season, however are required to purchase to have Snowpass card so that lessons can be loaded. 

Lesson only tickets are NOT available for the Mighty Mites program.  
^This product cannot be purchased online.

5 or 10 Day Any Day Lesson Deals

Want the flexibility to choose your days? Then the '5 Day Any Day' or  '10 Day Any Day' programs are for you! 


Might Mites & Kids Club Program 
Full Day L
ift pass & Lesson

Kids Club Program
Full Day Lesson Only 

Kids Club Program
Child Hero Pass Holder only - Full Day Lesson Only

5 Day any Day $769 $543 $462
10 Day any Day $1,537 $1,086 $924

Please note that the Full Day programs are only available from 24 June to season end 2017. 

Take a Break | Free Skiing & Hire

Program Times

Kids Club

Mighty Mites

Meet Outside Big D 

Registration: 9am to 9:30am 

Half Day Finish: 1 pm @ Big D 

Full Day Finish: 3:30pm @Big D 


Meet Inside Big D 

Registration: 8:30am to 9:30 am 

Half day Finish: 12:30 pm @ Big D pick up until 1pm 

Full day Finish: 3 pm @ Big D Pick up until 3:30


Are essential so we can cater to your child's needs.  Book now via Hotham's Online Store or Buy on mountain at Ski & Ride School Big D or Hotham Central, and Ticket and Hotham Sports counters.

You must arrive at the Big D and have your child ready to hit the snow before registration closes. Even if you have pre purchased your ticket online.  Once registration has closed we cannot garantee your child a spot in the program on that day.

For more information on Mighty Mites and Kids Klub check our our Parents Information

Private Lessons

Give your kids a private lesson tailored perfectly to suit their needs, with one-on-one tuition from one of our Ski & Ride School professionals.  

 Learn to Ski & Board Program

(6-14 years skiing and 7 to 14 years snowboarding)

This program is designed for first time skiers and boarders. Our one day program includes a Group Lesson and 1 day beginner lift pass 
Beginner Lifts include: Summit Quad & Trainer | Big D | Road Runner | Playground

See Kids Club half day program times above.

  Half Day 
Child (6-14) $ 71

All lift and lessons are loaded onto a RFID Snowpass card.  Please add $5 to prices if you do not have your own Snowpass card. 

 Burton Riglet Program

(3-6 years) - Snowboarding only

The Burton Riglet program is aimed at getting younger kids (age 3-6) out on a snowboard having fun. Our Burton Riglet park uses natural features to aid young riders to develop balance on their snowboard and progress towards entering our Kids Club program when 7 years old. Lessons are in the afternoon and the package includes Riglet equipment. 

  • Lesson cost is $200 and covers private lesson and rentals

  • Lessons run for 90 minutes 12.00 - 1.00 daily

  • Bookings are required contact Ski & Ride School Hotham Central - (03)5759 4450 or

  • Burton Riglet boards are required for this program, Hotham Sports in Hotham Central will orgnanise all your rental needs.

Daycare Skiing Programs

If your little ones are a little too young for Mighty Mites but you want to get them onto the slopes for a test run, Hotham Day Care offers an Introduction to Ski Program* from $204 per child for one day.. 


Yes. All children must wear an approved helmet during snowsports lessons; these are available free with any rental from any, Hotham Sports rental shop and must be picked up BEFORE the lesson. It is also highly recommended that children wear a helmet outside of lesson


The Kids Ski & Ride School at the Big D can cater for a full range of allergies and dietary needs. In order for us to be able to achieve this we need some cooperation from our parents.

The Big D is a nut free zone. 

Mighty Mites

If your child has an allergy:

  • State this on the registration form

  • Sign in any medication and an action/management plan to the front desk

Kids Club 

If your child has an allery:

  • Fill in an allergy tag at registation

  • Write the information on a the registation tag

  • Levels 1-3 hand in any medication and an action/management plan to the front desk

  • Levels 4-6 hand any medication and your action/management plan to your instructor¬†


Hotham's friendly mascot Harry the Snowdragon lives at the Big D and is on standby to make sure your child has the best snow holiday!
See Harry as he roams around the resort - you might even get a chance to ski or snowboard with him!

Check out Harry as he hits the stage with loads of family fun & games ‚Äď the perfect warm-up to night skiing! His show is FREE for everyone and takes place every Wednesday and Saturday from 4pm¬†at the Big D¬†Kids Ski and Ride School.

Harry's Birthday Party date is TBC for 2017 at the Big D. Come join us for a slice of Birthday cake and some fun and games. Get your invitation from guest services at Hotham Central or the Big D.

Harry's Birthday Party is for children aged 3-10 years old. Children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult.



  • Goggles and gloves are not included in rentals, however can be purchased on mountain at our retail stores.

  • Please see our¬†FAQ for Parents¬†which may help answer some common queries.

Contact the Big D Kids Ski and Ride School

Phone 03 5759 4451