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New Skiers & Boarders

2018 Lessons


2018 lesson products will be available to purchase in April, 2018. Until then, keep up-to-date on all the latest news and specials by signing up to our e-newsletter here.

Learn New Skills with a Ski and Board Beginner Lesson


Learn to Ski and Board under the guidance of Hotham’s best instructors. Learning offers many great benefits including:

  • Great recreations and are fun at any skill level.
  • Not sports you have to have done from an early age to enjoy.  Our Ski & Ride Director started at the age 18!
  • Great sports to introduce to enjoy with your family (and you will need to learn to enjoy with your kids)
  • Get you out into the open air and elements and the views are spectacular
  • Make you feel alive 

Yellow Zone Beginner Lesson, Lift and Hire 


Are you a beginner starting out and 15 years or older? Yellow zone lessons are designed specifically for beginners who have never skied or snowboarded before.  If you have lift pass already then all you need to do is add on a lesson.  If not take advantage of our Learn to Ski and Snowboard deal where you get a lesson and beginner lift pass and you can even add hire! It's a great way to learn the basics and builds skills and confidence out on the snow!

  • 2.5 hour group lesson. Choose either 10am or 1pm daily all season
  • Learn to Ski and Learn to Board deals include a beginner lift pass allowing you access to Summit Quad & Trainer | Big D | Road Runner | Playground lifts
  • Meet at the Ski & Ride School meeting area, outside Hotham Central
  • Buy online to save 10% off lesson prices
  • Add on hire to your lesson to save 25% off normal rental equipment prices.
  • Buy online to by-pass the ticket office queues
  • Hire with Hotham Sports and bundle your lift pass, lesson & hire making it even easier to start your snow adventure

* Jacket, pants and helmets can be added at an additional cost. If you are a full-time tertiary student then check out our Uni Student Deals.

Below are the prices is you buy on mountain and on the day of your lesson.

  1 day 2 day
  Lesson
Buy Online save 10%
Lift & Lesson
Buy Online
Lift, Lesson & Hire
Save 25% off Hire - Buy Online
Lesson
Buy Online save 10%
Lift & Lesson
Buy Online

Lift, Lesson & Hire
Save 25% off Hire - Buy Online

Adult  $70 $102 $177 $140 $184 $313
Child (15-17) $70 $71 $129  $140 $128 $227  

An additional $5 applies if you do not have a reloadable Snow Pass card.

Full Day Learn to Ski and Board 


The full day learn to ski and board deal no longer available, watch this space for next seasons beginner packages.

This is our new and improved premium learn to experience. Available to anyone 15 years and above who has never skied or snowboarded before and wants to give it a go! With the advantage of a smaller class size and a maximum of five students per instructor, this will allow for more individual attention and faster progression.

  • You get a 5 hour group lesson on snow with one of our pro's starting from 10.00am
  • Beginner lift pass allowing you access to Summit Quad & Trainer | Big D | Road Runner | Playground
  • Lessons run every Saturday & Sunday in July & August
  • Meet at the Ski & Ride School meeting area, outside Hotham Central

If you are a full-time tertiary student then check out our Uni Student Deals.

  1 day
Per person n/a


Kids Learn to Ski and Board


For kids aged 6-14 years that want to learn to ski or snowboard (must be 7 years of age for snowboarding group lessons). Kids learn in a fun environment from instructors who love what they do and have extensive experience teaching kids. It's a great way to learn the basics and builds skills and confidence out on the snow!

  • You get a half day group lesson on snow with one of our pro's starting from 9.30am
  • Beginner lift ticket allowing you access to Summit Quad & Trainer | Big D | Road Runner | Playground
  • Meet at the Ski & Ride School meeting area, BIG D
  • Bypass the ticket office queues!
  • Hotham Sports Kids Hire new in 2017 - You can now hire your child's equipment from the Big D 

Check out Kids Ski & Ride School for program times, registration and booking information

  Half Day  Full Day
Child (6-14) $ 71 $ 101

An additional $5 applies if you do not have a reloadable card. Staying at Dinner Plain? We offer Learn to Ski lessons in Dinner Plain too, Click HERE to find out more. 

Helpful Hints


  • Need equipment hire? Pre-purchase online and get fitted out the afternoon prior. If you are only arriving on the day of, allow 1 hour to get fitted out
  • Gloves and goggles are not able to be hired, however you can purchase your own from our on mountain retail stores.
  • Please arrive at Hotham Ski & Ride School 10 minutes prior to the start time of your lesson
  • Get you off to the right start with these simple yet effective skiing and snowboarding tips. 

Top 5 Tips


  • Get a little bit of fitness before you go to the snow to enhance the learning experience and maximize your time on the snow
  • Make sure you have the correct equipment for the snow. The brochures all show sunny days however it can be snowing and cold so you need the appropriate equipment
  • Take a package deal from the resort which includes all your gear/lift access as well as a series of lessons.  This is the cheapest way to go to the snow the first time
  • Don’t be afraid of falling and have a go. It is part of the experience and you will find you advance more quickly with a good attitude
  • Stay on the appropriate terrain for your ability

Contact Us


 

Visit Hotham Central, Great Alpine Road, Mt Hotham
Phone 03 5759 4450
Email snowsports@hotham.com.au