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New Skiers and Boarders

 

Your snow adventure begins HERE!

 

Our Learn to Ski and Board programs get you moving on the easy slopes, familiar with the equipment and building a passion for Snowsports under the guidance of Hotham’s best instructors.  Hotham has three designated areas for beginners; Hotham Central, with easy walk-on slopes for adults at the Summit. Big D Kids Snowzone and our newest edition Dinner Plain for adults and children aged 6+.

Brand New Day

Saturday 25 June 2016

Brand new to skiing and snowboarding? Never ever skiied or snowboarded before?

Join Mt Hotham on Saturday 25 June for a fully hosted mountain experience offered to all 15 years and older,  brand new to skiing or snowboarding.

For just $49 receive a full day beginner lift pass, full day lesson and equipment hire including skis, boots, poles and helmet or snowboard, boots, helmet and wrist guards.

A beginner package usually costs $99 at Hotham, and similar packages at other mountains would typically cost around $120 plus additional rates for equipment hire.

  • 1 day beginner lift pass
  • 5 hours instruction (Split between morning and afternoon)
  • 1 day equipment hire;¬†skis, boots, poles and helmet or snowboard, boots, helmet and wrist guards
  • free apres'drink
    All for $49

What to do on the day?

  • Equipment Hire: Visit Hotham Sports located: Hotham Central, Jack Frost or Salamon Concepts in Dinner Plain
    *We recommend Hotham Central as its the same location as the lesson meeting area
    **you can do this after 4pm on the 24th so you are ready to go on the 25th!
  • Lift and Lesson Pass: Get this printed when you get your equipment or visit Hotham Ski & Ride School in Hotham Central
  • Lesson Meeting Point:¬†Outside Hotham Central, 9.20am at the Yellow Beginners sign - boots on ready to hit the snow at 9.30am

Tips

  • You need to supply your own goggles and gloves¬†
  • Pinnacle Hotham have Goggle and Glove deal - $30 for basic gloves and goggles for an extra $15 upgrade to gloves that will keep your hands warmer and drier for longer!
  • We recommend you wear a base layer and waterproof outer layer to keep you warm and dry
  • You can rent a locker for the day for $11 when renting your equipment

Getting to Mount Hotham

Driving
Make sure you have diamon pattern snow chains are mandatory.  You can hire these prior to the drive up the mountain.  Fresh snow often means snow and ice on the road.  Check the conditions before you start the drive.  For more information on Driving to Mount Hotham

Bus
The SnowBall Express has a bus leaving Harrietville 7.30am Saturday morning, arriving at Mount Hotham 8.30am (this will allow you time to rent your gear before the lesson starts at 9.30am)
Departs Mount Hotham 5pm, arriving in Harrietville 6pm
Save yourself the drive and BOOK ONLINE

 

 

Brand New Day places are limited so book online now to secure your spot.

Places for brand new adaptive skiers

Brand New Day also has a limited number of places for brand new adaptive skiers - so if you are interested, or know someone who may be interested in first time adaptive snow sports, please contact Hotham's Ski & Ride School on 03 5759 4450.

Book online now

 


 

First Time Advantage Learn to Ski/Board Package

This is our premium product! With the advantage of a smaller class size and a maximum of five students,  gives you more individual attention when learning to ski or snowboard. This package is ideal for a family wanting to learn together.

  • Package includes:¬†Beginner Lift Pass and 2-hour beginner lesson
  • Lesson times:¬†10am daily | 11 June - 25 September¬†
  • Bookings:¬†not required, please arrive at the Ski & Ride School Hotham Central 10 minutes prior to lesson start time.¬†
    *This program is available for a one off purchase only.
  • Purchase:¬†Ski & Ride School Hotham Central |¬†Not Availiable Online

Price:

  1 day
Per person $155
Please add $5 to prices if you do not have your own Snowpass card

 

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Program

Hotham Central & Big D

The Learn to Ski and Snowboard package is available all season.  It has been designed specifially for beginners who have never skiied or snowboarded before.  Its a great way to learn the basics and builds skills and confidence out on the snow!

Hotham has easy, designated areas for beginners with easy walk-on slopes for adults at the Summit and a whole area for Kids at the Big D Kids Snowzone.

Adult Learn to Ski and Snowboard lessons

  • Package Includes: 2 hour Group Lesson and 1 day beginner lift pass
  • Lesson times:¬†25 June to 4 September: 10am and 1.30pm lessons¬†
    11 June to 24 June: 10am lessons only and 5 September to 25 September: 10am lessons only 
  • Bookings: not required, please arrive at the Ski & Ride School Hotham Central 10 minutes prior to lesson start time.
    *This program is available for a one off purchase only.
  • Purchase: Ski & Ride School Hotham Central, Big D and all Hotham Tickets and Hotham Sports Rental outlets¬†| Not Availiable Online

Kids Learn to Ski and Snowboard lessons

  • Package Includes: 3 hour Group Lesson and 1 day beginner lift pass
  • Lesson times: 11 June to 25 September 9.15am - 12.30pm¬†
  • Bookings: not required, please arrive at the Ski & Ride School Big D, 10 minutes prior to lesson start time.
    *This program is available for a one off purchase only.
  • Purchase: Ski & Ride School Hotham Central, Big D and all Hotham Ticket and Hotham Sports Rental outlets| Not Availiable Online

Lift and lesson prices:

  1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day
Adult $99 $196 $375* $516 $635
Child (15-17) $69 $136 $265* $363 $448
Child (6-14) $69        

All lift and lesson products are loaded onto a RFID Snowpass card.  Please add $5 to prices if you do not have your own Snowpass card. 
*You graduate to a full mountain lift pass on day 3.

Staying at Dinner Plain?  We offer Learn to Ski lesson in Dinner Plain too, Click HERE to find out more. 

 


 

First Time Advantage Learn to Ski/Board Package

This is our premium product! With the advantage of a smaller class size and a maximum of five students,  gives you more individual attention when learning to ski or snowboard. This package is ideal for a family wanting to learn together.

  • Package includes:¬†Beginner Lift Pass and 2-hour beginner lesson
  • Lesson times:¬†10am daily | 11 June - 25 September¬†
  • Bookings:¬†not required, please arrive at the Ski & Ride School Hotham Central 10 minutes prior to lesson start time.¬†
    *This program is available for a one off purchase only.
  • Purchase: Ski & Ride School Hotham Central | Not Availiable Online

Price:

  1 day
Per person $155

 

Helpful information

  • If you need to rent equipment allow 1 hour to do so¬†
  • Gloves and goggles are not able to be rented, we highly recommend you supply your own.
  • Please arrive at Hotham Ski & Ride School 10 minutes prior to the start time of your lesson¬†
  • Get you off to the right start with these simple yet effective skiing and snowboarding tips.¬†

 

Learn to ski and snowboard lesson are not available online but can be booked on mountain.

For all lesson enquiries please contact Hotham Ski & Ride School:

Visit Hotham Central, Great Alpine Road, Mt Hotham
Phone 03 5759 4450
Email snowsports@hotham.com.au