The Big D is the home of the Kids Snowzone and the place where kids have fun!
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.
Whether your child is a seasoned expert or is seeing snow for the very first time, we have a variety of specially tailored lessons and programs to get them out on the slopes in no time. 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!
The Hotham Kids Snowzone is located next to the Big D chairlift. All children 14 and under begin their lessons there.
Every child enrolled in a Kids Snowzone program is offered¬†FREE use of a helmet for the duration of their lesson.¬†
Please remember the following before your child comes to Snowzone each morning:
- Your child should have sunscreen applied, be well hydrated and have had a nutritious breakfast
- Your child must be ready to ski or snowboard with equipment and appropriate clothing including gloves and a helmet
- Please ensure your child has no nut products in their pockets. We do our best to ensure this is a nut free zone in consideration of allergies
- We offer snacks and lunches for all allergy categories - these can all be accommodated (i.e. gluten free, dairy free, nut free etc.)
To view pricing for the Kids Snowzone 2013 Click here.
Big D Kids Snowzone &¬†Ticket Office
Phone: 03 5759 4451
Max 4¬†for Kids Klub - Skiing only (6-14 years)
Benefit from a maximum of only 4 kids per class available all season!¬†Available to kids aged 6-14 years (skiing only), lunch included.
Max 4¬†lessons¬†are $249.00 for a full day lesson. A lift ticket is required with this product.
If you have your own group or would just like to organise a one-on-one lesson you can book a private lesson.
To view¬†Private Lesson Prices¬†Click here.¬†
Renault Mighty Mites (3-5 years) - Skiing Only
Mighty Mites learn skiing in half or full day sessions. It's a great way to introduce your children to snow, start them skiing or develop their existing skills. The program gives younger children a positive and complete skiing experience through building self-confidence, offering encouragement and having fun.
Upon arrival to the Snowzone, Mighty Mites need to fill out a registration form. To save time download the form, fill it out in advance and bring it with you to the resort.
Click on the links below for more information about the Mighty Mites Program and Prices
(6-14 years Skiing and 7-14 years¬†Snowboarding)¬†
Both morning and full day programs are offered for kids aged¬†6 - 14 years¬†for skiing and 7-14 years for snowboarding.
It's the perfect opportunity to make new friends while gaining the maximum benefit from skiing and boarding with our qualified children's instructors.
Please Note: Due to children's physical development we do not offer group snowboarding¬†lessons¬†to children¬†aged¬†5 years or¬†below. We do offer a range of¬†Private Lessons for these children to cater for their unique needs when learning to¬†snowboard.
There is NO downloadable registration form for the Kids Klub program. You will be given a plastic tag when purchasing your Kids Klub program from the ticket office on the mountain which acts as the registration form.
Click on the links below for more information about the¬†Kids Klub¬†Program and Prices
Child Care Facilities
Click Here for more information available on Day Care at Hotham.
Hotham Day Care offers chidcare from 3 months to 5¬†years with a variety of ski/care programs available for¬†two and a half year olds and up.
For more information contact the Kids Snowzone / Big D
Phone: 03 5759 4451
Day Care 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 $195 per child for one day. Please visit our Day Care page for further details.
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!
Harry Live on Stage
Check out Harry as he hits the stage with loads of family fun & games ‚Äď the perfect warm-up to night skiing!
- FREE for everyone
- Performing Wednesday & Saturday evenings from 4pm @ the Kids Snowzone
Click Here for more winter activities!
IMPORTANT NOTE: You can NOT¬†pre-book places in either¬†Mighty Mites or Kids Klub programs.¬†There is a DAILY REGISTRATION for both programs which closes at 9.30am.
If you are here 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 also that purchasing your lesson tickets does not reserve you a place in our programs.
HELMETS:¬†Accredited ski or snowboard helmets are compulsory for all participants in snowsports lessons.¬†
Hotham Sports will provide this FREE¬†as part of their rental packages. Every child enrolled in a Kids Snowzone program is offered¬†FREE use of a helmet for the duration of their lesson.¬† Please pick up your child's helmet before arriving at the Kids Snowzone.¬†
The Australian Ski Areas Association recommends the wearing of helmets for skiing and riding, and encourages you to educate yourself on the benefits and limitations of helmet usage
For further information go to the Australian Ski Areas Associations website.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: ¬†For a list of frequently asked questions please vists our FAQs for Parents Page