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New Skiers and Boarders

Believe you can achieve... Welcome to the wonderful world of Hotham. Your snow adventure begins here!


Hotham Beginner Lesson Programs

Hotham's combination of walk-on beginner areas and friendly, patient instructors is perfect for those starting out on the snow.

Learn to Ski & Burton Learn to Board

Want to learn how to ski or snowboard? Here's your chance! This programme is designed to give first time skiers or boarders of all ages a fun, safe and encouraging learning experience

Youth: 15- 18 years

Adult: 19+ years


  • 2 hour group lesson each day (adults only)
    *Day 1 and 2 max level 2 lesson
  • Beginner Lift Ticket - Day 1 and 2
    Big D
    Summit Quad
    Summit Trainer
    Road Runner
  • Full Mountain Ticket from day 3 onwards

Helpful information:

  • No bookings required and this package cannot be booked online
  • Arrive and pay on the day
  • Please be at the meeting area 10 minutes before the lessons commence at Hotham Central


Learn to Ski/Ride - Lift & Lesson Start Time 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Youth 10am $90 $172 $321 $404 $507
Adult 10am $106 $202 $377 $475  $596



First Time Advantage Learn to Ski/Board Package - $140 per person

The First Time Advantage Learn to Ski/Board Package is designed for first time skiers/boarders who want to get going on the slopes with a small like-minded group. With a maximum of 5 students, you will receive more individual attention. 

Adult and Youth only


  • Beginner lift ticket
  • 2 hour group lesson at 10am
  • Max 5 people per class

Guaranteed to ride a lift within 2 hours! If you dont ride a lift during the first time advantage lesson then you will be entitled to a group lesson either at 10am or 1.30pm free of charge until you can ride a chair!

Helpful information:

  • No bookings required and this package cannot be booked online
  • This product is only available for once (for one day) per person. After this time you are welcome to purchase the 'Learn To' package.

For all enquiries please contact Hotham Snowsports

Phone: 03 5759 4450

Starting out at Hotham can also be helped with our range of simple yet effective tips to get you off to the right start.
Click Here for Skiing Tips
Click Here for Boarding Tips.


Learn to Ski Week

It's time to take your friends and family to the slopes, learn why people love it so much and build some skills at Learn to Ski Weeks!

Guests at Hotham can learn to ski or snowboard at any time throughout the season with Hotham's dedicated snowsports experts at the Hotham Snowsports Schools for adults and kids. However, the Learn to Ski Weeks are specifically designed to provide an occasion for first timers, no matter how young or old to hit the slopes in a supportive environment along with other visitors who are new to the snow.

During Learn to Ski Week you can purchase:

$69 for a one day Beginner adult lift + 2hr beginner group snowsports lesson pass + $30 for equipment hire. Must be purchased as a $99 bundle during Learn to Ski Week. Add pants and a jacket to the bundle for just $5!

Available for purchase at Tickets in Hotham Central. Adult only product and does not include Snow Pass Card - additional $3 cost.

Equipment hire available on-mountain only from Hotham Sports outlets.

Learn to Ski Week makes it easy and affordable to try something new and have a snow holiday to remember.