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We look forward to welcoming you back this winter.

Lift tickets, lessons and rentals will be available closer to the start of next season.

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Gain confidence and rapidly improve your ski and snowboard skills with one of our specialised beginner lessons. Learn from our friendly Ski and Snowboard School instructors for a fun and social first time on the slopes. 

Epic Australia Pass holders receive 20% off Beginner Lessons when purchased online and in advance.

Make the most of your time on the slopes with a Beginner Lesson. First Timer Afternoon Lessons will progress your skills quickly with dedicated instructors who will build confidence on terrain suitable to your ability. 

Available for guests 15 and over.

Lesson times

Lesson duration is 2 hours and commences:

  • 1:00pm - First Timer Lessons

Meeting place

All Beginner Lesson participants meet outside the middle entrance of Hotham Central 10 minutes before your lesson.

Here is a list of essential items to pack for your Beginner Lesson: 

  • A valid Mountain Access Card, with Beginner Lesson and a valid lift ticket loaded onto it 
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses to protect your eyes from glare 
  • Waterproof snow pants and jacket 
  • Warm layers under outerwear 
  • Ski socks (not cotton) 
  • Waterproof mittens or gloves 
  • Neck warmer/ tube or Balaclava 
  • Sunscreen SPF 15 or higher

Beginner lessons will be available to book closer to the start of next season. 

Make the most out of your experience by learning from our qualified instructors in a two-hour first timer lesson and getting all the insider tips for Hotham at the same time. Beginner Lessons have limited availability - book now so you don't miss out!

The Beginner program is specifically designed for those who have never skied or snowboarded before to experience the magic of sliding on snow.

*Lift access is not included in your lesson purchase and all lesson participants require a valid lift ticket regardless of their ability level. Find out more about lift tickets here

For further enquiries, contact our team.

Adult Beginner Bundle

Perfect for anyone aged 15+ and new to the snow, the package includes a 2-hour group lesson, beginner lift ticket and equipment rental.

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Hotham Ski & Ride School offers two hour group lessons as a cost effective way to improve your skills. Beginner group lessons run daily at 10am.


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