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 Kids Ski and Ride School
Located next to the Big D chairlift, the Kids¬†Ski and Ride School¬†features a huge variety of lessons programs, activities, fun games and of course lots of snowplay! Children from as young as 3 years old¬†can participate in group snowsports lessons. The Hotham¬†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.¬†
What do I need to know for my child's Ski & Ride lesson?
For everything you need to know about¬†lesson programs, which one your child belongs in, how to book, where to meet, what time, plus a handy lesson checklist, see this guide to your child's lessons.
(3-5 years skiing only)
Kids can explore the world of snow all while making friends and learning to ski in a fun environment. ¬†The program encourages kids to build their self-confidence on snow, creating a positive skiing experience. ¬†With small class sizes and extra indoor staff roster on to assist, helps to maximise the Mites Mites experience.
2017 Prices TBC
|¬†||1/2 Day Program lift pass & lesson||Full Day^ Program lift pass & lesson|
|5 of 7¬†Day||$-||$-|
|6 of 8 Day||$-||$-|
|7 of 9 Day||$-||$-|
All lessons products are loaded onto an RFID Snowpass card please add $5 to the price if you do not have one of these.
(6-14 years skiing and 7-14 years snowboarding)¬†
Our experienced professionals will share their passion for skiing and snowboarding, and kids will enjoy learning new skills and perfecting existing skills, all while making new friends. ¬†
2017 Prices TBC
|¬†||1/2 Day Program||Full Day^ Program|
|¬†||Lift pass & Lesson||*Lesson Only||Lift pass & Lesson¬†||¬†*Lesson Only||
Child Hero Pass Holder
|5 of 7¬†Day||$-||$-||$-||$-||$-|
|6 of 8 Day||$-||$-||$-||$-||$-|
|7 of 9 Day||$-||$-||$-||$-||$-|
All Lift and Lessons are loaded onto an RFID Snowpass card please add $5.00 to the price if you do not have one of these.
*Lesson only¬†tickets for KIDS CLUB (6-14yrs) are only available with a¬†VALID lift ticket/Snow Pass Card. Lesson only tickets are not available for the Mighty Mites program. ¬†This product cannot be purchased online.
^ Full Day programs are only available from 25 June to 11 September 2016. Half day programs¬†are available for the entire season.
- All 2 day through 4 day group lessons are valid for consecutive days. 5 of 7; 6 of 8 and 7 of 9 day lesson products allow for rest days
- FREE skiing¬†is available¬†from 1pm on the day prior to commencement when a 5 or more day ticket is purchased
- FREE skiing is available from 3pm on the day prior to commencment when a 1 Day through 4 Day Ticket is purchased
Please note: the kids club program does not offer group Snowboard lessons to children 6 years and under. Please refer to our Burton Riglet program for 3 ‚Äď 6 year old snowboarding (see below)
More kids lesson options
5 or 10 DAY ANY DAY ‚Äď Mighty Mites & Kids Club, Full Day Programs
Planning on putting your child into the Kids¬†Ski & Ride School full day program multiple days but want the flexibility to choose your days? Then the '5 Day Any Day' or '10 Day Any Day'programs¬†are for you! These passes¬†are valid for any 5 or 10 days of the season - you can choose the days you wish to ski!¬†
Please note that the Full Day programs are only available from¬†25 June to 11 September 2016.
2017 prices TBC
Might Mites & Kids Club Program
|Kids Club Program
|Kids Klub Program
Child Hero Pass Holder only - Lesson Only
*Must have RFID Snowpass card at time of purchase
|5 Day any Day||$-||$-||$-|
|10 Day any Day||$-||$-||$-|
Give your kids a private lesson tailored¬†perfectly to suit their needs, with one-on-one tuition from one of our Snowsports professionals. ¬†Private lessons¬†are available for even the smallest child.
Child Learn to Ski and 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:
- Includes:¬†Lift Pass access to learner ski areas/chairlifts
- Lesson times:¬†9.30am - 12.30pm 3 hours duration¬†
- Bookings:¬†are not required for these lessons however you can save time and purhcase online. Please arrive at the Big D at 9am-9.30am for registration and pay on the day. You will also need to complete the 6-14 Kids Klub skiing/boarding registration tag.
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.¬†
- Meeting place:¬†Ski & Ride School, Hotham Central
- Time:¬†12pm Daily
- Cost:¬†$200 includes 90 minute private lesson and equipment hire
- Rental equipment:¬†Collect from Hotham Sports at Hotham Central or Hotham Sports at Jack Frost.¬†
*Burton Riglet boards must be used for this program¬†
- Bookings:¬†Are required, contact Hotham's Ski & Ride School located in Hotham Central¬†
Phone:¬†03 5759 4450
Does my Child require a helmet?¬†
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.¬†
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
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
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. Please visit Day Care¬†for further details.
Harry the Snowdragon
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.
- Registrations:¬†you cannot¬†pre-book places in Mighty Mites or Kids Club programs.¬†There is a DAILY REGISTRATION for both programs which closes at 9.30am.¬†If you arrive during the registration times we can¬†guarantee you a spot in a class. If you are¬†late we do try our best to accommodate your child but we¬†cannot guarantee¬†that there will be room in the program
- Please be aware that purchasing your lesson does not reserve you a place in our programs
- Helmets:¬†Accredited ski or snowboard helmets are compulsory for all participants in snowsports lessons
- FAQ: ¬†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|