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Whether it's your first time on the snow or you're a seasoned professional, you will always improve with a private coaching session, either solo or with friends and family.


Fast track your on snow skills with a personalised lesson

Whether it's your first time on the snow or you're a seasoned professional, you will always improve with a private coaching session. Our Ski and Ride School instructors are passionate, experienced and offer supportive instructions in a safe learning environment to suit all levels of skiing, snowboarding, telemark and cross country.

Lessons can be taken solo or with friends and family, however all participants must be the same ability. Skiers and snowboarders cannot be in the same lesson and a valid lift pass is required for all lessons. 

What you need to know

  • Private lessons are very popular and we recommend booking in advance by contacting Hotham Ski and Ride School or The Big D for kids lessons
  • Hero pass holders receive 20% off one private lesson per season
  • Any private lesson cancelled within 24-hours of start time will not be refunded
  • Helmets for all skiers and snowboarders are highly recommended
  Price Participants
Full day (9am to 3pm) $775 Up to 6
Morning half day (9am to 12pm)  $450 Up to 6
Afternoon half day (1.30pm to 4.30pm) $385 Up to 6
2-hr - early bird* (8am - 10am) $285 Up to 3
2-hr - morning (before 1pm) $335 Up to 3
2-hr - afternoon (after 1pm) $285 Up to 3
90-minutes $235 Up to 2
90-minutes afternoon (after 3pm) $170 Up to 2
60-minutes $180 Only 1
60-minutes afternoon (after 3pm) $150 Only 1
Extra guest $35 N/A

Afternoon lessons have no additional charge for an extra guest; get together with a buddy or a group of friends and split the cost.

*Please note that the Early Bird lesson is only available Wednesday through to Sunday when the Heavenly Valley chair has early starts, and that this lesson is available for intermediate and advanced lessons only.

Lesson times

Lessons are available daily from 8.30am with the last lesson commencing at 3.30pm. 

Meeting places

Private lessons can be taken from Hotham Central, the Big D, or Dinner Plain at your request. Cross country meets at Jack Frost after 1.00pm only.

School Holidays

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Head to the Big D these school holidays for fun with the whole family.

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Kids Lessons

Save 10%

Save when you secure a kids lesson for your child by booking online and in advance.

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Buy Online & Save

Save up to 20%

Buy online in advance for discounted lift, lesson and save up to 20% on rentals. 

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