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We are pleased to be able to offer Adult Group Lessons for the 2020 season. As a result of the impacts to the season from COVID-19 and to provide the safest experience for guests and employees, we have made some necessary changes to how Adult Group Lessons will operate. Please scroll down to read '2020 Updates' below to find out more and we thank you for your continued patience.

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2020 Updates to Adult Group Lessons

The following Adults Group Lessons are available for purchase:

  • Prebook a valid Lift Ticket for the same day as your lesson to be able to participate
  • 2hr lessons commencing at 10am, lessons will operate for 1hr if they consist of two or less people 
  • Lesson availability will be for Green and Yellow ability levels only 
  • Private lessons will be available for all other levels
  • Group sizes will be capped at 7 guests for each instructor
  • All lessons MUST be purchased online in advance and in addition to a valid lift ticket, which must be purchased separately
  • You can book Adult Group Lessons here 


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.
•    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, in advance and across multiple days for the best discounts.
•    Epic Australia Pass holders receive up to 25% savings on any group lessons. Bookings are valid for 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.


Lesson times

Group lessons run daily from 10am. 

Meeting place

All group lesson participants meet outside the middle entrance of Hotham Central ten minutes before your lesson. 

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 an introduction to freestyle riding and Terrain Parks 


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Find Your Level - Snowboarding Abilities 

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