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Adult Specialty Programs

Love a challenge? Be a part of one of Hotham's specialty programs and really improve your skiing and boarding!


Adult Accelerated Free Ride- Hotham Freeski

What: Training offered in the Freeskiing disciplines of Slope Style (terrain parks), Ski Cross, Moguls, Aerials, Big Mountain, Free Ride (all mountain). You'll recieve individualized attention in whatever you want to learn, with a participant to coach ratio of 6:1.                                                                                                                                                                               Dates and Times: 5 Weeks for the periods of 8-11, 15-18, 22-25 of August, and the 5-8, 12-15 September. Sessions are avilable in 3 hour blocks (mornings only, 15 hrs total) or 6 hr blocks (all day, 30 hrs total).                                                 Price: $ 90.00 per 3 hour session or $170.00 per 6 hour session.                                                                                                                                                                                       

For your convenience, all-male or all-female seesions can be organised. For more information on this and other Free Ride programs, please contact Martin Rowley at 0412 369 694.

Women’s Week - ski or snowboard

When: 28 July - 1 August 2014, 5 day program (3 day option also available, 28 - 30 July)
What: 6 hours per day of instruction in a supportive environment with other women. Enjoy optional sessions on women’s equipment, ski alignment and tuning and fitness. Enjoy a 1/2 hr massage at Hotham’s White Spa (included in price, must be prebooked).
Level: Intermediate (Level 4/Blue) or above. Minimum 4 pax.
Price: $799 for the 5 Day Program and $499 for the 3 Day Program (lift ticket additional).

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Skimetric Program - ski only

Designed to fine tune all your equipment to suit your specific needs, this personalised half day program includes on-slope analysis, alignment, personal instruction and more. Check it out and be the best that you can be on the slopes – you won’t be able to blame your equipment any more!
When: Booked with Hotham Snowsports on 03 5759 4452
Price: $744 for half day analysis and private alignment program or $1,280 for a full day analysis and private alignment program.
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Hotham Academy: All Mountain Technique and Tactics Course

When: 4 - 8 August 2014
What: Take your skiing to the next level with the best in snowsports education. This 5 day, all mountain ski course will pair you with elite ski instructors from the Hotham Academy. During the fun filled week you will push your advanced level skiing using our proven methods with video analysis, equipment evaluation and tech talks to achieve your goals.
Price: $940 for the 5 days.

Hotham Academy: Level 1 Ski Instructor Jump Start Program

When: 21 - 27 June 2014
What: The Hotham Academy jump start program provides you with all the knowledge and skills to achieve your goal of becoming a certified ski instructor with the APSI (Australian Professional Snowsports Association). During the Academy course you will work on all aspects of your own skiing demonstrations and free skiing to an instructor level.  You will also be trained on entry level ski instruction theory and teaching concepts making sure you enter the APSI Level 1 course confident and prepared.
Price: $1450 for the 7 days.

Hotham Academy: Carving Camp

When: 16 - 17 August 2014
What: The Hotham Academy’s 2 day Carving Camp is an exciting new course added to our line up this season. Our specialised training staff will address fundamental weaknesses in your technique to help you carve the early morning corduroy with more precision and less effort then ever before. Come and join us for a fun filled weekend jam packed with expert tuition, video analysis, equipment evaluations and of course some Apre fun!
Price: $380 for the 2 days.

Snowsports Skills Centre Clinic

When: 14 - 15 June 2014 from 8.45am
What: There are a number of full-time and part-time positions to join the Hotham Snowsports Centre as a ski or snowboard instructor for the 2014 season. In order to assess all applicants as fairly as possible, the Hotham Snowsports Centre will be conducting dedicated and separate Skills Clinics for ski and snowboard (both for first-time instructors and instructors with experience) over 2 days. Successful candidates from the 2 day clinic will be invited to train (FOC) as Entry Level Instructors for three days starting the following Monday (17th June) with the Hotham Snowsports Centre. The Skills Clinic will consist of a comprehensive overview of ski and snowboard instruction, what it is like to work in a ski school, employment conditions and of course plenty of snow time and ski/board improvement. 
Price: $249 which includes all lift tickets, and 12 hours instruction over two days. 
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Hotham Race Squad

Whether you’re at Hotham for a long or short stay, check out the Hotham Race Squad who can also assist in achieving your snowsports goals. Programs are available for kids and adults to get involved in ski racing, take your talents to the next level or just develop your skiing.
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The Australian Ski Areas Association recommends the wearing of helmets for skiing and riding, and encouraged you to educate yourself on the benefits and limitations of helmet usage.

All guest participants in what is generally known as Kids and Children’s Snowsports School Programs be required to wear an accredited ski or snowboard helmet, and that there be no opt out facility or ability by a parent or guardian. 

All guest participants, of whatever age, in Snowsports School or other resort departments such as Resort Team or Winter Sports Clubs, which involve or include terrain parks, pipes, skier/boarder cross and/or race courses be required to wear an accredited ski or snowboard helmet.

Helmets are compulsory for all students in snowsports lessons. Hotham Sports will provide this as part of the rental package.

For further information go to the Australian Ski Areas Associations website.

Download our list of Frequently Asked Questions to find out more about Adult Snowsports at Hotham.

Contact Us
For more information or to book these programs contact:
Hotham Snowsports Centre
Phone: 03 5759 4452