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Hotham Ski & Ride School offers group lessons for beginner to advanced skiers and boarders. The classes are a fun and cost effective way to improve your skills, not to mention a good opportunity to meet people of a similar ability.


Park lesson
Snowboard group lesson
Snowboard lesson
Improve your skills

Reasons to take a lesson

You've had your first time lesson, maybe you feel a bit rusty or you just want to get to the next level. The good news is that all group lessons have now been boosted.

  • Lessons have increased to two and a half hours
  • Learn from the best and skip lift lines 
  • Receive more personalised tuition and progress faster as your instructor will have extra time to give individual feedback with lessons capped at a maximum of seven participants

Ways to save on group lessons

  • Buy your group lesson online and in advance to save 10% from the counter price
  • Buy multi-day lesson packs to save time and enjoy the flexibility of a rest day. Valid for when you buy four or more lessons
  • Hero Pass holders receive 20% savings on any group lessons. Bookings must be over the counter and are valid up to seven lessons

A valid lift pass is required for all group lessons and is not included within the lesson price. If a group lesson contains two or less participants it will only run for one and a half hours due to its intimate and private nature.

To receive the advanced online purchase prices, your group lesson must to be booked online a minimum of three days prior to commencement.  

  Advanced purchase Over the counter
One lesson $69 $77
Two lessons $139 $154
Three lessons  $208 $231
Four lessons (available over six days) $277 $308
Five lessons (available over seven days) $347 $385
Six lessons (available over eight days) $416 $462
Seven lessons (available over nine days) $485 $539




Lesson times

Group lessons run daily from 10am and are available for all zone abilities. An additional group lesson session runs at 1pm however, it is only available for beginner skiers and snowboarders.

Meeting place

All group lesson participants meet outside the middle entrance of Hotham Central. Our lessons are divided into four levels from beginner to advanced, check your ability level to see which colour zone you are in and a friendly Ski and Ride School instructor will meet you there. Make sure to book online and in advance to receive 10% off your lesson price.

Hotham Ski & Ride School divide participants into coloured zones based on skiing or snowboarding abilities. Choose the zone that best reflects your ability to identify which lesson category you will be placed in.


  • Yellow Zone is for first time skiers
  • Green Zone is for if you are able to snowplough and stop and you are learning to turn and ride a lift
  • Blue Zone is for if you are starting to ski on blue terrain and learning to parallel ski. You are learning to use your poles and to balance more on your outside ski 
  • Black Zone is for people who are able to ski on black terrain and you are refining your skills so that you have upper and lower body separation with pole planting and timing


  • Yellow Zone is for first time snowboarders
  • Green Zone for if you have balance and speed control alternating between your heel and toe edge and you are comfortable with learning to ride a lift and learning to turn and link your turns 
  • Blue Zone is an introduction to Freestyle snowboarding, consolidating your linked turns on green terrain and working towards linking your turns on blue terrain 
  • Black Zone for if you are confident on linking turns on blue terrain and building skills to increase control. Black Zone is and introduction to freestyle riding and Terrain Parks 


Book online or contact our friendly Ski and Ride School via phone or email.

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