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For Beginners

 

Why its a Great Idea to Learn to Ski & Board 


Skiing and Snowboarding are:

  • 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 & Hire 


Are you a beginner starting out and 15 years or older? Yellow zone lessons are designed specifally 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 & Snowboard deal where you get a lesson and beginner lift pass and you can even add hire! Its 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

  • LTS & LTB deal 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¬†-¬†save 10% off Lesson Buy¬†Lift & Lesson¬†add on hire save 25% off hire. ¬†
  • Buy online to¬†bypass the ticket office queues!
  • Hire with¬†Hotham Sports¬†and bundle your lift pass, lesson & hire making it even easier to start your snow adventure

Are you a Full time Tertiary student?  check out our Uni Student Deals

BUY ON DAY

  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  

Additional $5 if you do not have a re loadable   card

Full Day Learn to Ski & Board 


This is our new and improved premium 'learn to'product. 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

Visit Ski & Ride School Hotham Central to purchase your ticket - Not avaliable to be purchased online or over the phone.

Are you a Full time Tertiary student?  check out our Uni Student Deals

  1 day
Per person $ 149

Additional $5 if you do not have a re loadable   card

Kids Learn to Ski & Snowboard


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 enviroment from instructors who love what they do and have extensive experience teaching kids. Its 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

  • Buy your lesson online¬†bypass the ticket office queues!
  • Hotham Sports Kids Hire new in 2017 - You can now hire your childs equipment from the Big D¬†

Check out Kids Ski & Ride School for Program Times, Registration and Booking Information

  Half Day 
Child (6-14) $ 71

Additional $5 if you do not have a re loadable   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 your 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 


  1. Get a little bit of fitness before you go to the snow to enhance the learning experience and maximize your time on the snow

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Stay on the appropriate terrain for your ability

For all lesson enquiries please contact Hotham Ski & Ride School:

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