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Kids Group Lessons

The Big D is the home of the Kids Snowzone and the place where kids have fun!


The Big D Kids Snowzone

Located next to the Big D chairlift, the Kids Snowzone features a huge variety of lessons programs, activities, theme days, fun games and of course lots of snowplay! Children from as young as 3 years old can participate in group snowsports lessons. The Snowzone 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 snowsports 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.



 Mighty Mites

(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 and helps to build their self-confidence on snow, creating a positive skiing experience.

Mighty Mites Program Information
Mighty Mites Registration Form 

Kids Klub

(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.  

Kids Klub Program Information 

Mighty Mites & Kids Klub Prices: 

Kids Snowzone Program - Lift & Lesson 1/2 Day Program Full Day^ Program
1 Day $123 $163
2 Day $233 $313
3 Day $338 $455
4 Day $436 $586
5 of 7 Day $525 $711
6 of 8 Day $606 $822
7 of 9 Day $680 $902


Kids Snowzone Program - Lesson Only* 1/2 Day Lesson Only
Full Day^ Lesson Only
1 Day $75 $111
2 Day $144 $215
3 Day $217 $322
4 Day $290 $429
5 of 7 Day $364 $538
6 of 8 Day $435 $645
7 of 9 Day $508 $752

*Lesson only tickets for KIDS KLUB (6-14yrs) are only available with a VALID lift ticket/Snow Pass Card. Lesson only tickets are not available for the Mighty Mites program.

^ Full Day programs are only available from 27 June through to 13 September. 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
  • 1 Day through 4 Day Tickets can be collected from 3.00pm the day prior to commencement and are valid for use from this time

Please note: the kids klub program does not offer group Snowboard lessons to children 6 years and under. Please refer to our Burton Riglet program for 3 – 6 year old snowboarding.


 Child Learn to Ski and Board Program

(6-12 years)

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 
  • Price: $70
  • Bookings: are not required for these lessons and they cannot be purchased 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 1/2 day

(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 klub program. Lessons are in the afternoon and the package includes Riglet equipment rental, which needs to be picked up at Hotham Sports Jack Frost or Hotham Central before the lesson starts.

Burton Riglet Program Information Form


More kids lesson options


5 or 10 DAY ANY DAY – Mighty Mites & Kids Klub, Full Day Programs

Planning on putting your kid into the Kids Snowzone Full Day Program multiple times 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 27 June through to 13 September 2015.

2015 prices TBC

  Full Day^ Program - Lift & Lesson
5 Day Any Day $-
10 Day Any Day $-


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.

Private Lessons

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.

Extra Fun


 Harry the Snowdragon

Hotham's friendly mascot Harry the Snowdragon lives at the Kids Snowzone 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 – 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 Snowzone.

Helpful Information

  • Registrations: you cannot pre-book places in Mighty Mites or Kids Klub 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 Snowzone

Phone 03 5759 4451